House Bill 241

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Title AN ACT relating to the disposal of coal combustion wastes.
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Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1168
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of subtitle 50 of KRS Chapter 224 to define "CCR or coal combustion residual," "EAP," "encapsulated CCR," and "unencapsulated CCR"; express sentiment favoring a balanced approach to disposal of CCRs that protects the health and safety of the public and the environment and the need for beneficial reuse of CCRs; require disposal of CCRs as solid waste or in impoundments permitted by the Energy and Environment Cabinet and prohibit permit-by-rule or registered permit-by-rule for disposal of CCRs; require liners, groundwater monitoring, and toxic substance monitoring; require emergency action plans for surface CCR impoundments that are deemed as high hazard potential by the United States Environmental Protection Agency; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for coal ash CCR emergency action plans within 180 days of the effective date of the Act; establish specific contents of the EAP; amend KRS 109.012 to include CCR as a solid waste; amend KRS 151.250 to prohibit exemption for surface CCR impoundments regardless of size or type and prohibit use of permit-by-rule or registered permit-by-rule for surface CCR impoundments; amend KRS 224.50-760 to delete utility wastes and wastes from coal gasification facilities approved by the cabinet from the definition of special wastes.
Index Headings of Original Version Disasters - Coal ash impoundments, emergency action plans, requirements for
Energy - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, beneficial reuse, variance for
Environment and Conservation - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, ground water monitoring, regulation of
Fish and Wildlife - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, ground water monitoring, regulation of
Fuel - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, beneficial reuse, requirements and variance for
Hazardous Materials - Coal combustion residuals, hazardous wastes, noninclusion as
Minerals and Mining - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, beneficial reuse, requirements and variance for
Pollution - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, beneficial reuse, requirements and variance for
Public Health - Coal ash impoundments, emergency action plans, requirements for
Public Utilities - Coal ash impoundments, disposal, emergency action plans, requirements for
Waste Management - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, beneficial reuse, requirements and variance for
Water Supply - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, ground water monitoring, regulation of
Public Safety - Coal ash impoundments, emergency action plans, requirements for
Coal - Combustion residuals, disposal, regulation of
Local Mandate - Coal combustion residuals, disposal, ground water monitoring, regulation of

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01/22/14
  • introduced in House
01/23/14
  • to Natural Resources & Environment (H)


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