2015年4月17日，美国总统奥巴马与美国总统奥巴马举行了会晤.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule for Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System Disposal of 得了 Combustion Residuals (CCRs) from Electric Utilities.
在D部分，40 C.F.R. part 257, the CCR rule establishes a comprehensive set of requirements for the safe disposal of CCR material generated from combustion of coal in electric power generation, 俗称煤灰. CCR规则适用于新建和现有垃圾填埋场的所有者和经营者, 及地面蓄水池(通常称为灰池), including lateral expansions of such units that dispose or otherwise engage in solid waste management of CCR generated from combustion of coal in electric power generation.
on november 22, 2016, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) amended the Georgia Rules for Solid Waste Management, 391-3-4-.10, to include comprehensive requirements for the disposal of CCR in landfills and surface impoundments at electric generating facilities regardless of their operational status or when the facility ceased producing electricity. The Georgia CCR rule required owners and operators of landfills and surface impoundments containing CCR to submit an application for a Solid Waste Handling Permit by November 22, 2018.
on january 10, 2020, 环保局发布了一份批准乔治亚州环保局CCR许可计划的通知, 这是全国第二个获批的州计划. on february 10, 2020, Georgia EPD’s CCR permit program was authorized by EPA to operate in lieu of the federal CCR Program. The Georgia EPD is now approved to regulate all actions to ensure ash pond closures are protective of the environment.
Each CCR unit will record compliance with rule requirements in the facility's operating record, 按要求通知州政府, 维护这个公开的网站. These requirements help ensure transparency and provide citizens with the information about our CCR units.
查看工厂特定的文档以了解CCR规则的符合性, 地下水监测, 排水和灰池关闭.