Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff
EPA is accepting comments through November 19 on its proposed rule, Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals [CCR] From Electric Utilities, which cites a potential hazardous waste designation for materials of composition similar to concrete-grade fly ash. Comments noting Docket ID No. EPAÒHQÒRCRAÒ2009Ò0640, can be submitted to www.regulations.gov or directed to [email protected]; or, mailed (two copies) to Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities Docket, Attention Docket ID No., EPAÒHQÒRCRAÒ2009Ò0640, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 5305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
EPA has also added two dates, September 21 in Pittsburgh and September 28 in Louisville, Ky., to a schedule of public hearings on the proposed rule. They join previously announced hearings: August 30, Arlington, Va.; September 2, Denver; September 8, Dallas; September 14, Charlotte, N.C.; and, September 16, Chicago. Individuals who preregister will be given three minutes to speak; EPA staff will consider slot requests on-site as schedules permit. All individuals seeking to have their views presented or entered into hearing records are encouraged to prepare written statements. The schedule with hearing venues and speaker preregistration details is posted online.