House Panel Passes Coal Ash Bill

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill that would bar the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash as a hazardous waste in favor of a state permitting program overseeing such combustion byproducts.

The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act — a response to a proposed EPA rule on regulatory options for so-called coal combustion residuals in the wake of a massive fly ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee — was favorably reported by the...
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