CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its final Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule that sets requirements for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash and synthetic gypsum), from coal-fired power plants.

Through the final rule, the EPA determined:

  • Coal-combustion residuals are non-hazardous materials.
  • The rule will regulate coal ash ponds and dry special waste landfills.
  • Beneficial reuse of coal combustion residuals as an ingredient in concrete, cement, wall board, and other materials and as fill is safe and allowed.
  • The rule will focus on storage facilities’ locations, safety practices, groundwater protection standards and structural requirements.
  • Specific compliance data and information must be posted to a public website, called the CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information.

The CCR Rule establishes federal design standards for CCR landfills and impoundments in addition to already existing state standards related to CCRs.  The CCR Rule requires the internet posting of certain information.

In our CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information section, you can access the company’s plans for compliance and information about each of LG&E and KU’s facilities regulated under the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule.

Upcoming Public Meeting Announcements

Ghent 

On Wednesday, September 18, Kentucky Utilities will hold a public meeting to receive feedback on its compliance plans with 40 CFR Part 257 Subpart D Standards for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals in Landfills and Surface Impoundmentsfor its Ghent Generating Station. The meeting will be held at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Floyd Dr., Carrollton, Ky., from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.  All interested and affected parties are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending but unable to do so, you may submit any questions or comments by completing the online form available at lge-ku.com/CCR-Ghent or in written format to KU at:

KU Environmental Affairs Department 
Ghent ACM Meeting
PO Box 32010
Louisville, KY 40232

E.W. Brown

On Wednesday, September 11, Kentucky Utilities will hold a public meeting to receive feedback on its compliance plans with 40 CFR Part 257 Subpart D Standards for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals in Landfills and Surface Impoundments for its E.W. Brown Generating Station. The meeting will be held at the Mercer County Public Library, 109 W. Lexington St., Harrodsburg, Ky., from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.  All interested and affected parties are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending but unable to do so, you may submit any questions or comments by completing the online form available at lge-ku.com/CCR-Brown or in written format to KU at:

KU Environmental Affairs Department
E.W. Brown ACM Meeting
PO Box 32010
Louisville, KY 40232

Mill Creek

On Monday, September 9, LG&E will hold a public meeting to receive feedback on its compliance plans with 40 CFR Part 257 Subpart D Standards for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals in Landfills and Surface Impoundments for its Mill Creek Generating Station. The meeting will be held at the Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Ky., from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.  All interested and affected parties are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending but unable to do so, you may submit any questions or comments by completing the online form available at lge-ku.com/CCR-Mill-Creek or in written format to LG&E at:

LG&E Environmental Affairs Department
Mill Creek ACM Meeting
PO Box 32010
Louisville, KY 40232

Improving land and water quality

LG&E and KU got ahead of the curve and are currently on track to fully convert next year to dry storage for coal combustion residuals — eliminating the use of ash ponds and other storage impoundments at our four coal-fired power plants. These projects meet new state water quality standards and the U.S. EPA’s Coal Combustion Residuals Rule.

 

Please note: Reports and plans found in this section are developed according to federal regulatory requirements and compliance timelines. Documents may have different deadlines and requirements. We will continue to post the documents found in this section according to the timelines established by the regulations.

 

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