Frequent Questions about Implementing the Final Rule Regulating the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR)
EPA has received many questions about implementing the final CCR disposal rule. The Agency is developing responses to these questions and will be posting them to this web area periodically.
The questions and responses are organized into categories similar to the sections of the CCR regulatory requirements such as scope and purpose, definitions, location restrictions and groundwater monitoring, corrective action, etc.
The first set of questions being posted focus on the following areas:
- Scope and purpose
- Beneficial use
- Effective date
- Applicability of other regulations (including tribal issues)
- Locations restrictions
- Design criteria
- Groundwater monitoring and corrective action
- Closure and post-closure care
- Implementation and solid waste management plans
Note: When new implementation questions are posted, the Agency will identify them with an located next to the question. The complete list of questions and responses will also be updated each time new questions are posted.