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Public Hearings on the Proposal: Enhancing Public Access to Information and Reconsideration of Beneficial Use Criteria and Piles

EPA is proposing additional targeted changes to the 2015 final rule for the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities and independent power producers. In addition to accepting written comments, EPA held an in person public hearing on the proposal in Arlington, Virginia and a second public hearing virtually.
 
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In-Person Public Hearing

EPA held an in-person public hearing on October 2 , 2019 and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia. This public hearing consisted of morning, afternoon and evening sessions; see the detailed agenda below.

Oral testimony was limited to five (5) minutes for each person. EPA provided audiovisual equipment for those who submitted requests in advance. The public hearing provided interested persons the opportunity to present information, comments or views concerning EPA's proposal. Speakers were asked not present or submit at the hearing any information you consider to be confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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Agenda

Times Activity
9:00 am – 9:10 am Opening Remarks
9:10 am – 10:30 am Public Comments
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - Noon Public Comments
Noon – 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 pm– 1:10 pm Welcome back and remarks
1:10 pm - 2:30 pm Public Comments
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Public Comments
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Break for Dinner
5:00 pm – 5:10 pm Welcome back and remarks
5:10 pm – 6:30 pm Public Comments
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Public Comments
8:00 pm Adjourn

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Virtual Public Hearing

EPA held a virtual or online public hearing on October 10, 2019 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET. The format of the virtual public hearing was similar to the in-person hearing and consisted of three sessions:

  • A morning session starting at 9:00 am and ending at noon.
  • An early afternoon session starting at 1:00 pm and ending at 4:00 pm.
  • A late afternoon session beginning at 5:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

The virtual public hearing provided interested persons the opportunity to present information, comments or views concerning EPA's proposal. Oral testimony was limited to five (5) minutes for each person. Speakers were asked not present or submit at the hearing any information you consider to be confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. A verbatim transcript of the hearing will be included in the docket for this action.

EPA is accepting written public comments through Regulations.gov until the close of the comment period on this action.

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Questions

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