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HR 2273 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act - Key Vote

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Ann Marie Buerkle voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (267-144) - (Key vote)

Title: Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes each state to adopt and implement a coal combustion residuals permit program, and limits the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate the disposal of coal combustion residuals.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes each state to adopt and implement a coal combustion residuals permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to defer to the states with respect to the regulation of coal combustion residuals (Sec. 2).
  • Limits the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to providing only technical assistance that the state agency overseeing a coal combustion residuals permit program has requested (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “coal combustion residuals” as (Sec. 2):
    • Coal combustion wastes that are produced in conjunction with the combustion of coal;
    • Fluidized bed combustion wastes;
    • Wastes from the co-burning of coal with non-hazardous secondary materials, provided that coal makes up at least 50 percent of the total fuel burned; and
    • Waste from the co-burning of coal with materials that are recovered from mono-fills.
  • Authorizes states to decline to apply one or more requirements of a coal combustion residuals permit program if the state determines that such requirements are not needed for the management of coal combustion residuals in that state (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the governor of each state to notify the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency within 6 months after passage of this bill whether or not the state will adopt and implement a coal combustion residuals permit program (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a coal combustion residuals program in a state if the following are true (Sec. 2):
    • The state notifies the administrator that it will not establish a program;
    • The state fails to remedy deficiencies found in its program; or
    • The state notifies the administrator that it will stop implementing its program.
  • Specifies that nothing in this bill shall be construed to alter the current status of coal combustion residuals as non-hazardous waste (Sec. 3).
  • Exempts surface mining and reclamation operations from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

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