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Listening Meetings on Coal Combustion Byproducts

In May 2000, the EPA made a regulatory determination that coal combustion byproducts do not warrant regulation as a hazardous waste under RCA). When that decision was made, the Agency announced its intention to establish a nonhazardous waste regulatory system for coal combustion byproducts disposed of in surface impoundments and landfills, and used as minefill in coal and other mines. In addition to the information already received from industry, individuals, citizen groups, and state and federal regulators, EPAheld "listening" meetings to learn more from the interested public about the use and disposal of coal combustion byproducts. The Agency remains concerned about coal combustion byproducts because of the potential for environmental damage; the lack of ground-water protection via monitoring and/or liners; and widely varying state regulatory programs.

The listening meetings ran from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m and EPA will allowed additional time. Speakers were requested to register at least seven days in advance of a meeting. Following are details on the meetings. Participants for the meetings were able to register on-line.

Date Place
March 23, 2004 The Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA
April 13, 2004 The Fairmont Dallas Hotel, 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX
NOTE: This meeting started at 3:00 pm!
April 22, 2004 Quality Inn Vincennes, 600 Old Wheatland Rd., Vincennes, IN
May 5, 2004 Marriott/Wyndham Harrisburg-Hershey, 4650 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA NOTE: This meeting started at 5:30 pm

Background information for this notice, meeting proceedings, and copies of all materials submitted at these meetings are available through Regulations.gov. The docket number is RCRA-2004-0001.

Federal Register Notice | PDF Version (2 pp, 44K, about PDF) - March 2, 2004

Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 17K, about PDF)

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