REQ PROP. DISPOSAL/CERTAIN COAL ASH IMPDMTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 572 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 3, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE CERTAIN LARGE COAL ASH IMPOUNDMENTS TO BE MANAGED AS HIGH-RISK IMPOUNDMENTS AND EXCAVATED.
Intro. by Setzer.

Status: Ref to the Com on Energy and Public Utilities, if favorable, Environment, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 4 2019)
H 572

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 3 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 130A-309.213 regarding the prioritization of coal combustion residuals surface impoundments. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to classify any coal combustion residuals surface impoundments located at a single site which contain more than 20 million tons of residual combustion residuals as high-risk. Mandates that DEQ require closure of so classified impoundments pursuant to GS 130A-309.214(a)(1) as soon as practicable, but no later than December 31, 2029 (GS 130A-309.214(a)(1) provides for the closure of high-risk impoundments no later than December 31, 2019).


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