CCR Rule​ Utility Perspective ​ 2024 and Beyond.pdf

Harold Register, Consumers Energy
Daniel Chartier, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG)

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Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Utility Perspective Looking at 2024 and Beyond Authors Mr. Harold Register - United States - Consumers Energy Mr. Daniel Chartier - United States - Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Abstract Since the federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule was first promulgated in April 2015, the self-implementing framework of the rule has undergone numerous changes. Initially, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act was signed into law in December 2016 authorizing the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to implement a federal CCR permit program through rulemaking when appropriated, and extending authority to US EPA to authorize State regulatory agencies to issue permits in lieu of the self-implementing rule structure when it was determined that the system of approvals was “as protective as” the federal rule. Following the WIIN Act, there have been three major rule amendments finalized and a court decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The White House Regulatory Agenda indicates two additional major rule amendments finalized in 2024 with at least one additional final rule forecasted on the long-term agenda for March 2026. This presentation will provide industry perspective for the evolving nature of the federal CCR rule in the context of changes committed and changes anticipated to be realized in 2024 and beyond.

 
May 15th, 2:30 PM May 15th, 3:00 PM

CCR Rule​ Utility Perspective ​ 2024 and Beyond.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Utility Perspective Looking at 2024 and Beyond Authors Mr. Harold Register - United States - Consumers Energy Mr. Daniel Chartier - United States - Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Abstract Since the federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule was first promulgated in April 2015, the self-implementing framework of the rule has undergone numerous changes. Initially, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act was signed into law in December 2016 authorizing the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to implement a federal CCR permit program through rulemaking when appropriated, and extending authority to US EPA to authorize State regulatory agencies to issue permits in lieu of the self-implementing rule structure when it was determined that the system of approvals was “as protective as” the federal rule. Following the WIIN Act, there have been three major rule amendments finalized and a court decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The White House Regulatory Agenda indicates two additional major rule amendments finalized in 2024 with at least one additional final rule forecasted on the long-term agenda for March 2026. This presentation will provide industry perspective for the evolving nature of the federal CCR rule in the context of changes committed and changes anticipated to be realized in 2024 and beyond.