PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Department of Environmental Quality is announcing the establishment of a Technical Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist the Department in developing amendments to the Coal Combustion By-Products Regulation and is seeking persons interested in serving on the Committee.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF REQUESTS: January 21, 2009
BACKGROUND: During the development of amendment 7 to the Solid Waste Regulations, the amendment 7 advisory committee discussed (i) incorporating the Coal Combustion By-Products Regulation into the Solid Waste Management Regulations and (ii) areas of the Coal Combustion By-Products Regulations that should be reviewed. As a result of those discussions, the amendment 7 advisory committee recommended that the Coal Combustion By-Products Regulation remain separate from the Solid Waste Management Regulations and that any necessary revisions to the program should be undertaken in a separate rulemaking.
PURPOSE OF COMMITTEE: The Department is establishing this Committee to review the Coal Combustion By-Products Regulation, 9 VAC 20-85. Specifically the Committee will review and make recommendations on the entire regulation including locational restrictions, design and construction requirements, operations, closure, testing of the product prior to placement, a public notice component and other topics that may be brought up during the public comment period. The Department expects that a rulemaking will be initiated to amend the regulation and the Committee established in response to this notice will be used to assist in the development of a proposal for the Virginia Waste Management Board’s consideration.