Kentucky's Attorney General Details "Consequences" of a Hazardous Waste Designation for Fly Ash

I would like to take this opportunity to express my concern regarding recent comments made by the EPA at the 2009 World of Coal Ash Conference. Specifically, Matt Hale, Director of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, indicated that the EPA is considering proposing regulations the would re-classify ash released from coal-fired power plants as hazardous waste. While I understand in the future there may be opportunities to provide official comment on regulations proposed by your agency, I would like to offer the following oberservations for your consideration as you begin to draft these regulations.