The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting 7 public hearings on the agency’s proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants.
At issue for the protective and marine coatings industry is beneficial use of coal slag as an abrasive. For a full account of how the proposed new regulation could affect coal slag use, see Alison Kaelin’s article, “Why EPA’s Proposed Rule on Coal Wastes Could Affect Industrial Painting Work,” JPCL, August, 2010
Each of the hearings listed below will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 9:00 p.m., with breaks at noon and 5:00 p.m. for meals. Persons who wish to have a guaranteed slot for speaking must register in advance by at least 3 days. Additionally, walk-ins and written comments will be accepted at each hearing. The agency says it will consider the public’s comments in its final decision.
August 30: Hyatt Regency, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.
September 2: Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colo.
September 8: Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas
September 14: Holiday Inn Charlotte (Airport), 2707 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, N.C.
September 16: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
September 21: Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pa.
September 28: Seelbach Hilton, 500 Fourth Street, Louisville, Ky.
To pre-register to speak at one of the hearings, call (703) 308-8429 or sign up online at http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccr-rule/ccr-form.htm.