EPA To Regulate Coal Ash Disposal For 1st Time

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed for the first time regulating waste from coal-fired plants at a federal level and put forth two options on how it could be regulated.

The EPA asked for public comment on a 563-page rule that proposes regulating the combustion waste either under the more stringent Subtitle C or more lenient Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Environmental groups had urged the EPA to categorize coal ash as a hazardous waste, which the agency appeared to...
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