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Webinar Series on Coal Combustion Residuals Management

You're Invited: Join Gradient and Invited Guest Speakers for a Three-part Webinar Series on the Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion Residuals Management

Webinar Series Summary: When the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule was promulgated in April 2015, it created new and far-reaching implications for the storage and management of CCR. Since that time, CCR disposal practices have been further influenced by a better understanding of the overall scope and costs of complying with the CCR Rule, as well as recent legal rulings and market changes related to coal-fired power plants. This second part of our three-part webinar series will explore the evolving technical and legal issues associated with the Clean Water Act as it pertains to CCR management.

Register here for Webinar #2: "The Intersection of the Clean Water Act and CCR Disposal"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Webinar #2
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET
"The Intersection of the Clean Water Act and CCR Disposal"

Steven Burns, a Partner at Balch & Bingham, will provide a legal perspective on recent Clean Water Act Rulings and how they may impact CCR management practices.

Tim Verslycke, Ph.D., a Principal at Gradient, will provide insights on ecological risk issues related to CCR in light of recent judicial rulings.

Ari Lewis, M.S., a Principal at Gradient, will present on a surface impoundment closure tool that holistically evaluates potential groundwater and surface water risks, which are central to the Clean Water Act, relative to impacts to air, worker safety, and resource use. 

Andrew Bittner, M.Eng., P.E., Gradient Principal Scientist and Professional Engineer (Moderator).

Webinar #3
Fall 2017
The third webinar will cover cost and legal implications of the CCR Rule for coal-fired power plant decommissioning. Presentations will be given by Gradient and Nixon Peabody. The list of speakers and invitation for this webinar are forthcoming.

Webinar #1
Presented on June 7, 2017: "Insurance Cost Recovery for CCR Remediation and Waste Management Unit Closure"
Please contact us if you would like a copy of the slides presented at this webinar.