May 2010

EPA Proposed Fly Ash Rule Frequently Asked Questions

 1. What is EPA's proposal on coal ash?
 
EPA is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants under the nation’s primary law for regulating solid waste, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  
 
We have put forward two proposals that reflect different approaches to managing the disposal of coal ash and are inviting public comments on these two options.
 

EPA Announces Plan to Regulate Coal Ash

(EPA 5-4-2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants.