The American Concrete Institute is conducting a survey to find out how members of the industry would be impacted by a proposed EPA rule that would regulate residual materials from coal combustion, including fly ash. ACI said it would share its findings with the EPA.

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposal to regulate coal combustion residuals (CCRs) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has provided two co-proposals. Under one, coal combustion residuals (CCRs) would be regulated similarly to hazardous wastes under RCRA Subtitle C; under the other, CCRs would be regulated as solid waste under RCRA Subtitle D (similar to municipal solid waste).

EPA is soliciting comment on the proposal. While the proposed rule specifically addresses disposal of CCRs, it also discusses beneficial use and the impact that the rulemaking may have on beneficial uses.

For more information and to take the survey, clickhere.