Environment & Energy

EPA Extends Comment Period for Coal Ash Proposal

April 13, 2020, 1:59 PM

The EPA is extending by one month its public comment period on a proposal to create a federal coal ash disposal permitting program, the agency announced in the Federal Register Monday.

  • Environmental advocacy group Earthjustice had asked for the extension due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “A number of public interest groups” requested extensions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The deadline, which was April 20, is now May 20. Coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, are the waste generated by coal-fired power plants.
  • The proposed federal permits would spell out compliance deadlines, application requirements, modification procedures and other details for...

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