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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH14 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Legacy Surface Impoundments 
Abstract:

On April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. On August 21, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, et al v. EPA, which vacated and remanded the provision that exempted inactive impoundments at inactive facilities from the CCR rule. EPA is developing regulations to implement this part of the court decision for inactive CCR surface impoundments at inactive utilities, or "legacy units". This proposal may include adding a new definition for legacy CCR surface impoundments. EPA may also propose to require such legacy CCR surface impoundments to follow existing regulatory requirements for fugitive dust, groundwater monitoring, and closure, or other technical requirements.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6906    42 U.S.C. 6907    42 U.S.C. 6912(a)    42 U.S.C. 6944    42 U.S.C. 6945(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  10/14/2020  85 FR 65015   
NPRM  11/00/2021 
Final Rule  11/00/2022 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0107
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/coalash   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/docket/EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0107  
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michelle Long
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5305P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-8953
Email: long.michelle@epa.gov