The American Concrete Institute has pledged to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will help collect information on perceived impacts associated with EPA's recently published proposal to regulate coal combustion residuals, including fly ash, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
EPA has provided two "co-proposals." Under one, CCRs would be regulated similar to hazardous wastes under RCRA Subtitle C, and under the other, CCRs would be regulated as solid waste under RCRA Subtitle D. EPA is soliciting comment on the proposal. While the proposed rule specifically addresses disposal of CCRs, it also discusses beneficial use and the impact that the rulemaking may have on beneficial uses.
NCMA members are encouraged to participate in this survey and to route information about the survey to customers, designers and other interested parties. ACI has posted additional details and summaries of the proposed rule at the link below, followed by the survey. Please click on the link below to take the survey and submit your feedback to ACI. If you would like to comment directly to the EPA, ACI has provided technical resources and appropriate links on www.flyash.concrete.org.