ACC Comments Submitted to EPA on Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities
The American Coal Council submitted comments on April 30, 2018 in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) from electric utilities.
ACC’s comments on CCR were made in the broad context of the importance of EPA providing regulatory certainty and clarity and removing barriers or impediments that might cause CCR units to be prematurely closed. Any such premature closures are likely to result in shutting down additional coal generating units. ACC discussed the status of coal plant retirements, including those attributed to previous EPA regulations and policies, and the need to retain the remaining U.S. coal fleet.
ACC’s comments urged EPA to proceed quickly to extend CCR rule compliance deadlines and adopt changes prompted by the WIIN Act legislation, and not to include boron in Appendix IV.