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Is Compromise Possible on Fly Ash?

Hearings are continuing on the EPA’s proposal to regulate coal ash. There is a hearing today in Chicago and there was one on Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. Here’s an interesting item that was reported in a blog by Susan Stabley of the Charlotte Business Journal.

One of the regulators on hand, Alexander Livnat from the EPA’s Office of Resource Conversation and Recovery, said that the issue could be resolved through a compromise proposal under discussion by several members of Congress.

According to Livnat, the compromise could come by way of an amendment to the Resource and Conservation Recovery Act that could give the EPA the authority to regulate coal combustion residuals without the need for the “hazardous materials” designation feared by businesses that re-use the materials, such as the cement industry.

Charlotte Business Journal Article

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