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Frequent Questions about Design Criteria and Implementing the Final Rule Regulating the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR)

EPA developed a list of responses to the many questions the Agency received about implementing the 2015 final CCR disposal rule. The questions that falls under the category of design criteria and its responses is below:

QUESTION: If plans for a vertical expansion over an existing CCR landfill are approved after the 180 day deadline for defining new CCR landfills, would the vertical expansion be subject to the requirements for new CCR landfills?

RESPONSE: No. Vertical expansions of existing CCR landfills are not subject to the requirements for new CCR landfills.

Want to look at all of the 2015 final rule implementation questions at once? Check out the complete list in PDF format.