(March 15, 2018) – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the first two rules that will amend the regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residuals, also known as CCR or coal ash, from electric utilities and independent power producers. This proposal is Phase 1 in EPA’s two step modification approach. Phase 2 will be addressed in a separate proposal later this year. Click here to view the Federal Register version of the Proposed Revisions to the CCR Rule. EPA will hold a public hearing on the proposal in Washington, DC on April 24th; comments on the proposed rule are due on or before April 30th. Click here to see EPA’s complete press release.