Public Hearings EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery will now hold seven public hearings in locations across the U.S. These hearings will provide interested persons the opportunity to present their views on the proposed rule: Identification and Listing of Special Waste: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities, also known as the coal combustion residuals rule, the CCR rule or the coal ash rule. Each hearing will have a morning, afternoon and evening session, starting at 10:00 a.m. (local time) and ending at 9:00 p.m. or later depending on the number of speakers.
Speakers will have three minutes to present their views. Audio-visual equipment will not be provided. We will also accept written statements.
If you would like to speak at the hearing, please preregister. Preregistration guarantees you time to speak. While not required, we also urge persons planning to attend or submit a written statement at a hearing to preregister. This will help EPA improve its planning of the hearings.
If we receive additional requests to speak, on the day of a hearing, these will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the time available. If time is not available, we will provide these persons with the opportunity to submit a written statement during the hearing.
Transcripts of all the public hearings and the written statements will be part of the record for this rulemaking. A transcript of each hearing will also be made available on this site within a few weeks of each hearing.