EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery is now holding seven public hearings in locations across the U.S, including one in Dallas, Texas. These hearings will provide interested persons the opportunity to present their views on the proposed rule, identification and Listing of Special Waste, disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities, also known as the coal combustion residuals rule, the CCR rule or the coal ash rule.  


The only Texas hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75207. The hearing will have the same format as the other hearings across the state: a morning, afternoon and evening session, starting at 10:00 a.m. (local time) and ending at 9:00 p.m. or later depending on the number of speakers.


Speakers will have three minutes. If you would like to speak at the hearing, please preregister.  While preregistration guarantees you time to speak, please note that you will most likely still have to wait in line once you arrive.   


Transcripts of all the public hearings and the written statements will be part of the record for this rulemaking.  A transcript of each hearing will also be made available on this site within a few weeks of each hearing.


For more information, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccr-rule/ccr-hearing.htm