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02/01/2011Fact Sheet: Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Wastes Final RulePublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses a series of rules that will provide substantial reductions in the release of hazardous air pollutants into the atmosphere, and provide substantial benefits to the many communities where these units are located. The four rules were developed together because of the interrelationship among them. Three of the rules establish emission standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA), while the other rule was developed under RCRA. The RCRA rule clarifies which non-hazardous secondary materials are, or are not, solid wastes when burned in combustion units.
 
08/01/2009Environmental Fact Sheet: Coal Combustion Residues (CCR) - Surface Impoundments with High Hazard Potential RatingsPublication
 Description: This fact sheet presents the results of EPA's effort to identify and assess the structural integrity of impoundments, dams, or other management units, within the electric power generating industry, holding wet-handled coal combustion residuals (CCRs). EPA last updated this fact sheet in April 2012.
 
02/06/2009ACTION TO REGULATE AND CONTROL COAL ASHMemo
 Description: EPA has placed a high priority on ensuring that coal ash is managed safely and EPA will act expeditiously to address this issue.
 
01/30/2009INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REGULATION OF THE BI-PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH COAL-BURNING POWER PLANTSMemo
 Description: In the RCRA statue, EPA temporarily excluded certain large-volume coal combustion wastes from being regulated as hazardous waste, pending completion of a regulatory determination. In 1993, EPA determined that fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas emission control dust from coal burning utilities did not warrant regulation as hazardous waste (SEE: 58 FR 42466; 261.4(b)(4)). In 2000, EPA concluded that the remaining coal combustion wastes did not warrant regulation as hazardous waste. However, EPA also determined that national nonhazardous waste regulations were appropriate for CCW disposed in surface impoundments or used as fill in surface or underground mines (SEE: 65 FR 32214). This determination was based on (1) the constituents present in these wastes include toxic metals, (2) there were 11 documented cases of proven dangers from improper management of these wastes in landfills and surface impoundments, (3) lack of controls, such as liners and groundwater monitoring, and (4) gaps had been identified in state oversight
 
09/16/2008POTENTIAL OF ENERGY RECOVERY FROM THE COMBUSTION OF WASTE MATERIALSMemo
 Description: There are energy recovery facilities throughout the country that use waste materials as sources of energy. Some municipal solid waste is sent to boilers where the heat generated from the combustion process produces steam. Steam is directed to a turbine, and the electricity produced is sent to the power grid. About 2,700 megawatts of electrical power is generated in this way. There are 87 of these types of energy recovery facilities in the United States. The power produced from the combustion of waste is relatively small when compared to the power produced from coal, natural gas, and oil, it is important to realize that this waste would otherwise be sent to a landfill and its energy lost. Carbon monoxide is present when combustion occurs. There are standards to assure that the release of gases from combustion, including carbon monoxide, are at the lowest level achievable using the best pollution control technology available.
 
07/03/2008APPLICATION OF BOTTOM ASH ON ROADS IN WINTER AS A TRACTION AGENTMemo
 Description: EPA has determined that bottom ash from the combustion of fossil fuels does not warrant regulation as hazardous waste pursuant to RCRA (see 65 FR 32213; May 22,2000). Carbon in the bottom ash or unburned pulverized coal that was not oxidized during the combustion process is simply part of the bottom ash, and therefore is also exempt from the hazardous waste requirements. There are no significant amounts of organic compounds which can be subject to degradation, and therefore bottom ash and unburned pulverized coal are not biodegradable. There is no Federal requirement to separate the carbon content of bottom ash. There are studies that estimate the data on polychlorinated phenolics (PCPs) and the ratio of ratio of unburned carbon in bottom ash. EPA is not aware of a corrosion rating system for materials used on roads.
 
06/27/2008COAL COMBUSTION WASTE (CCW) DISPOSAL REGULATIONSMemo
 Description: EPA is considering regulatory determination for coal combustion wastes. Additional information on the disposal of CCW in landfills is available for public review, including a draft risk assessment on the management of CCW in landfills and surface impoundments.
 
03/02/2007IMPLEMENTATION OF MANDATORY REGULATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION WASTES (CCW)Memo
 Description: Three new analyses have become available since EPA’s 2000 Regulatory Determination on coal combustion wastes: (1) a joint study between EPA and DOE on the disposal of CCW in landfills and surface impoundments; (2) an assessment of environmental damage cases resulting from disposal of CCW in landfills and surface impoundments; and (3) a risk assessment conducted by EPA on the management of CCW in landfills and surface impoundments. EPA intends to publish a NODA soliciting comments on these documents. The NODA will also include a February 2004 Petition for Rulemaking, a Voluntary Action Plan by the electric utility industry, and a proposed framework prepared by citizens’ groups. EPA will consider all these documents as well as comments and all new information submitted in response to the NODA.
 
02/23/2004PARTICULATE MATTER CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITORING SYSTEMS (CEMS) REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COMBUSTORSMemo
 Description: The particulate matter continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) requirements at 40 CFR 63.1209(a)(1)(iii) for hazardous waste combustors are not currently in effect (SEE ALSO: 65 FR 52926; 9/30/99). When finalized, those operational requirements could include: (1) the CEMS relationship to operating perameter limits; (2) documentation that technical issues regarding performance, maintenance, and correlation have been resolved; (3) CEMS-based emission standards; and (4) a schedule for installing, correlating, and monitoring with particulate matter CEMS.
 
08/01/1999Environmental Fact Sheet: Management Standards Proposed For Cement Kiln Dust WastePublication
 Description: Announces EPA's promotion of pollution prevention, recycling, and safer disposal of cement kiln dust (CKD) by proposing management standards for this waste. Proposed standards provide a new, tailored framework that safeguards groundwater and limits risk from releases of dust to air.
 
03/01/1999Report to Congress: Wastes From the Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Volume 1 Executive SummaryPublication
 Description: This executive summary discusses EPA's Report to Congress on wastes from the combustion of fossil fuels, which provides an overview of fossil fuel combustion waste management in the United States, reviews current management practices each of the remaining waste categories, and lists the Agency's findings and recommendations for the categories.
 
03/01/1999Report to Congress: Wastes from the Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Volume 2 - Methods, Findings, and RecommendationsPublication
 Description: This report includes an overview of fossil fuel combustion waste management in the United States, provides a detailed discussion of the management practices in the specified sectors, and includes a discussion of the Agency's findings and recommendations. Pursuant to Section 8002(n), EPA evaluated the management of the remaining fossil fuel combustion wastes in order to make a final regulatory determination. The remaining fossil fuel combustion wastes include coal fired utility co-managed wastes, non-utility coal combustion wastes, fluidized bed combustion wastes, oil combustion wastes, and natural gas combustion wastes.
 
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