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Ash Management – Smart Tips for Conforming to the New CCR Rules

AFW, Amec Foster Wheeler, Webinar, Free



Achieving Compliance with the EPA Coal Combustion Residuals Rules (CCR)

Smart Tips for conforming with EPA’s major rule Impacting Coal Fired Power Plants Nationwide

Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) - fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) materials, continue to be a major waste stream from coal-fired power plants.  Following EPA’s publication of the final CCR Rule on April 17, 2015 (with an effective date of October 19, 2015), all U.S. coal fired power plants must develop compliance strategies for CCR landfills and CCR surface impoundment sites.  Key compliance considerations for existing & inactive facilities will include:

  • Location criteria (water table, wetlands, faults, Seismic Impact Zones)

  • Design (structural stability, composite liners, emergency action plan)

  • Operations (fugitive dust and run-on/run-off control plans)

  • Groundwater, sampling, monitoring & protection

  • Facility closures with CCR in place and with CCR removal

Complying with CCR Regulations

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Guy Winebrenner, PE, will conduct a free webinar which will review the CCR Rules and strategies that coal fired power plants must consider to achieve compliance. The following key design & operational considerations will also be covered in this webinar:

  • Ash landfill structural closures (steep slope remediation and optimized grading to balance cuts and fills)

  • Ash pond drainage modifications (oversight of permitting pathway for stormwater discharge to river)

  • Bottom ash pond expansion siting study & conceptual design (re-use of bottom ash in mechanically stabilized earth walls)

  • Landfill design with ash pond closure (design for complex geo-technical conditions, groundwater monitoring plans, etc.)

  • Stormwater management approaches

  • Statistical approaches to groundwater monitoring

Questions from attendees will be addressed during the Q&A session of the webinar. 

This webinar can help power producers make informed decisions about CCR Rule compliance strategies. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Plant Managers

  • Operations & Maintenance Managers

  • Plant Environmental Engineers

  • Corporate Engineering Management

  • Corporate Environmental Management

  • CCR Task Force Team Members



Guy Winebrenner, PE |  Global Director Energy Sector | Amec Foster Wheeler

Guy Winebrenner, PE has over forty years of experience in planning, design and construction of power and natural gas projects. Half of this was in key management positions at investor-owned utilities. His energy experience spans nuclear, fossil and renewable generation, power and natural gas transmission & distribution and energy efficiency improvement projects.




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