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The Federal Coal Ash Program: Where We Are and the Path Forward



The Federal Coal Ash Program: Where We Are and the Path Forward
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

The webinar will provide an overview of EPA’s current federal coal combustion residuals (“CCR”) program and discuss future changes to the program that we expect over the next two to three years.  Given recent court rulings and legislation, EPA has recently promulgated two significant revisions to the CCR regulations, the so-called Part A and Part B rules, and, in addition, has proposed to implement a federal CCR permit program.  The webinar will review the key issues in the Part A and B rules, and discuss what we expect to see in a final federal CCR permit program as well as the status of state CCR permit programs.  The webinar also will discuss EPA’s anticipated regulation of “legacy CCR impoundments” and the potential impact of the regulation of legacy impoundments on the power industry.
     $99 A&WMA Member; $149 Nonmember
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Presenter: Douglas H. Green, Partner, Venable National Environmental Group
Mr. Green chairs Venable’s National Environmental Group and represents associations and Venable’s National Environmental Group individual clients on interpreting and complying with the complex Coal Combustion Residuals rule.  Mr. Green is the lead counsel for the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG), an association consisting of approximately150 energy industry operating companies and trade associations, including the Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the American Public Power Association, and the American Gas Association. Mr. Green received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School and has over 37 years of legal experience.

Moderator: Richard “Mike” Markey,  Environmental Regulatory and Strategy Manager, Georgia Power Company
Mike has over 35 years working in the environmental field.  He has held positions in the oil & gas industry, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, consulting, and power industry at Gulf Power Company and Georgia Power Company.  He has served in various capacities with Gulf Power for the last 24 years in air, land and water compliance.  Mike served in a management capacity for the last 12 years and became the Environmental Affairs Director in 2016.  In 2020, Mike became the Regulatory and Strategy Manager for Georgia Power.  Mike received his BS in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 1983 and his MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Florida State University in 2000.  Mike is currently on the A&WMA International Board of Directors.