EPA Proposes Revisions to Two Obama-Era Rules: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:45:51 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued long-awaited proposed revisions of two 2015 Obama-era rules that apply to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management by electric utilities.  The agency coordinated the release of the two related revisions, which apply overwhelmingly to coal-fired steam power plants, after […]

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EPA Delayed on Proposed ELG Revisions for Steam Power Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:26:26 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is behind on its proposed revisions to the Obama administration’s effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants.  In an e-mail to POWER on July 9, the EPA confirmed that the agency was still “working expeditiously” to complete the proposed rule, and it has yet to submit it to […]

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EPA Urges States to Submit CCR Programs Even as Coal Ash Regulatory Overhaul Continues

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:48:02 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 24 proposed to partially approve Georgia’s permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR). As it did so, it gave other states some advice: Follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash that power plants dispose within your borders. The preliminary approval marks another important […]

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Illinois Passes Landmark Coal Ash Legislation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 23:52:22 +0000

Illinois on May 27 became the third state in the nation to pass legislation requiring coal ash protections beyond federal requirements.  The state’s House passed the Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act (SB 9) in a 77-36 vote on Monday, only weeks after Senate passage of the bill in a 39-9 vote on May 9. The […]

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[UPDATED] EPA Sets Schedules for Long List of Power Plant Regulatory Actions 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:40:50 +0000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will act on a spate of power plant rules over the next year, its newly released agenda of regulatory and deregulatory actions shows. The May 23-released “Spring 2019 Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” lists 35 new actions, along with 57 actions that it considers “deregulatory.” The list includes new […]

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EPA Sets Schedules for Long List of Power Plant Regulatory Actions 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:40:50 +0000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will act on a spate of power plant rules over the next year, its newly released agenda of regulatory and deregulatory actions shows. The May 23-released “Spring 2019 Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” lists 35 new actions, along with 57 actions that it considers “deregulatory.” The list includes new […]

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Federal Court Vacates Parts of Obama EPA’s ELG Rule 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:06:55 +0000

In a legal victory for environmental groups, a federal court has vacated key portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) November 2015–promulgated effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants, deeming them “unlawful.”  The decision adds a dramatic new element of uncertainty for the rule’s timeline, which the Trump administration has said it expects […]

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N.C. Officials Order Duke Energy to Excavate Coal Ash Ponds

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:56:50 +0000

North Carolina officials have ordered Duke Energy to excavate all its coal ash storage ponds in the state, saying the utility’s current plan for its coal ash sites does not sufficiently protect groundwater. The directive issued April 1 comes after regulators in other states, including Virginia, issued similar rulings regarding coal ash disposal in those […]

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POWER Notebook: Wyoming Moves to Save Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 22:28:08 +0000

A Wyoming bill designed to keep coal-fired power plants operating in the state was signed into law by the state’s governor last week, one of several developments worldwide that impacted the power generation landscape in early March. Also in the U.S., the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) defended its hiring of a contractor that led the […]

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Power Companies Refute Findings of Widespread Coal Plant Groundwater Contamination

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:31:43 +0000

An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule have unsafe levels of one or more contaminants, a collaborative analysis of the monitoring data by several environmental groups suggests.  The March 4 report is significant because power […]

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