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Discharging Treated Coal Ash Water to Surface Water to Elicit New Permitting

When the EPA decided to revise the federal Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) rule, it affected more than the power plants that will eventually be bound by its coal ash disposal requirements.

How to Use the Time Created by the ELG Compliance Delay

With the federal rules back under review, coal-fired utilities have received something valuable in their Effluent Limitations Guidelines compliance (ELG compliance) plan: time. The question is how to use it, especially regarding treatment options for the wastewater streams impacted by the...

Planning Can Ease Challenge of Uncertain CCR Management Regulations

The best business decisions are rarely made in an environment of uncertainty and elevated risk. For owners and operators of coal-fired power plants, dealing with federal Coal Combustion Residual management (CCR management) regulations is creating just such a situation. Between compliance dates...

CCR, ELG Compliance Is Evolving, But Planning Is Key for Utilities

The past few years have been a challenge for coal-fired power plants trying to prepare for and comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations covering plant wastewater management, treatment and discharge. Federal Coal Combustion Residual management (CCR) and Effluent...

5 Ways Technology Will Innovate Aviation Security

Mention “air travel regulations” and “technology” and many will instantly conclude these terms are mutually exclusive, at least within the realm of aviation security and airport screening. Long lines, particularly during peak holiday and seasonal travel periods, generally evoke thoughts of...

Proactive, Not Reactive: Staying at the Forefront of New Government Regulations

Regulations enforced by government agencies are not to be taken lightly. They’re put in place for a variety of reasons — to protect businesses, customers and the environment, and to promote a stable, friendly market. Regulatory changes, no matter how big or small, could significantly impact how...

Three Tips for Starting on the Right Track to Meeting New Regulation Standards

The water and wastewater industry is heavily regulated to protect our environment and prevent harmful pollutants from infiltrating drinking water sources or groundwater used for crop irrigation. Municipalities are responsible for making sure these regulations are taken seriously and put into...

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