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3.7.5. The Changing CCP Regulatory Environment in the United States

Part 3. ASH AND SLAG HANDLING

3.7. Analytics

3.7.5. The Changing CCP Regulatory Environment in the United States

T.H. Adams, D.C. Goss, American Coal Ash Association, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Changing and unpredictable air quality control regulations are having a significant impact on electric utilities in the United States. Proposed federal regulations have been rescinded and then re-implemented. Individual states have proposed their own regulations that may conflict with future federal regulations. A recent large ash spill in Tennessee has raised questions about coal combustion product (CCP) safety, potentially affecting many years of successful beneficial use. The current regulatory uncertainty offers a number of challenges to CCP producers and end users.