USWAG CCR Workshop

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Session 1 - Webinar

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - Session 2 - Webinar

Monday, July 27, 2020 - Session 3 - Webinar

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Session 4 - Webinar

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Session 5 - Webinar

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Session 6 - Webinar


Earlier this Spring, we announced the rescheduling of the USWAG CCR Workshop. As we noted at that time, protecting the health and safety of the public, member company employees, and customers is—and has always been—a top priority of our organization.
Because of the uncertainty regarding the ability to convene traditional meetings and conferences, and the continued interest in CCR management issues, we have decided to hold the workshop in a "virtual" format.  We also plan to break the workshop, originally scheduled for two full days, into a series of webinar-based presentations. This should improve your access to the content and make our delivery more manageable.  
We will therefore convene the workshop sessions in two hour blocks, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 on June 18th, July 2nd, July 27th, August 13th, August 27th, and September 3rd

If you are interested in attending the workshop webinar sessions, Please register HERE.


General Information
The Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Workshop is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the CCR Rule, a key regulatory compliance. 
On December 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized regulations addressing the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) generated by electric utilities and independent power producers. The rule regulates CCR as non hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and establishes national minimum criteria for existing and new CCR landfills and surface impoundments, including location restrictions, design and operating criteria, groundwater monitoring and corrective action, closure and post closure care, and recordkeeping, notification and internet posting requirements. Because the rule is self implementing, it is critical that owners and operators of CCR management units and engineering consulting firms possess a thorough understanding of the rule in order to ensure consistent compliance with these new federal standards.


Meeting Materials

CCR Workshop Sessions Agenda

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 06/18/2020) - Session 1

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 07/02/2020) - Session 2

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 07/27/2020) - Session 3

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 08/13/2020) - Session 4

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 08/27/2020) - Session 5

CCR Workshop Registrants List (As of 09/03/2020 - Session 6

Slide Presentations

Session 1 - Approach to Preparing a Demonstration for a Site-Specific Alternate Initiation of Closure Deadline (Gabe Coriell, Jason Eichenberger)

Session 1 - Approval of an Alternative Source Demonstration under Oklahoma's State CCR Program (Allison Kreinberg, Jill Parker-Witt)

Session 2 - Analytical Laboratory Comparability - An Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Changing Providers (Jennifer Gable, Amanda Cover, Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards, Roy Quinn, and Scott Turnbow, TVA)

Session 2 - CCR Rule Compliance - What Role does Risk Management Play? (Christine Harris, HDR)

Session 2 - CCR Rule Public Meetings on your Corrective Measures Assessment - Planning is the Key (Lisa Bradley, Haley & Aldrich, Angelique Collier, AES)

Session 3 - Closure of CCR Impoundments: A Discussion of Construction Issues and Strategies from the Owner and Engineering Perspective (Matt Ballance, Vistra Energy and Nathan Higgerson, Geosyntec Consultants)

Session 3 - Navigating the Permitting Process for CCR Impoundment Closures and Groundwater Monitoring Systems (Tom Karwoski, Eric Nelson - SCS)

Session 3 - Riverbend CCR Pond Closure (Glen Amey, Charah)

Session 3 -  Data Intelligence - How Big Data Analytics Can Increase Practitioners' Understanding of Coal Combustion Residual Sites (Nate Keller, Ramboll)

Session 4 - Underground Injection Well for Wastewater Management at Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station (Todd Stong, Golder and Shane Stockdill, GRE)  

Session 4 -  A Case Study in Transitioning from Interim to Permanent Process Flow Treatment Systems at TVA Gallatin Fossil Plant (Griff Wyatt, AECOM and Jason Curtsinger, TVA)

Session 4 -  Coal Combustion Residual Structural Safety Program and Risk Management (Nick McClung, Patrick Kiser, TVA)

Session 5 - A Tale of Two States: Case Study of CCR Rule (Lisa Messinger - Dominion, Angela Casbon Scheller - Vectren/Centerpoint, and John Priebe - AECOM)

Session 5 - Hydrolic Modeling Associated with Permitting a CCR Landfill Expansion - (Rick Buffalini, Thomas Walsh, CEC 

Session 5 -  Novel Improvement of Fate and Transport Considerations at a Closing Inactive CCR Landfill Utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) - (JR Register, CMS and Andrea Rocha, Geosyntec)

Session 5 - The State of Practice: Real Time Pore Pressure Monitoring of Ash and Construction Induced Responses (Paul Schmall, PhD - PE Keller, Ryan Smith - PE Keller, Chris Harden - PE Keller, The Calm Initiative, and Pierre Gouvin - GeoInstruments)

Session 6 - Closure by Removal: Groundwater Quality Observations and Considerations During Design (Richard Frappa, Michael Cummings, John Trast, GEI)

Session 6 - Arsenic Mobilization from Soil and Ash at a Coal Combustion Residuals Landfill by Leachate from an Adjacent Industrial/Commercial Solid Waste Landfill (Dimitri Vlassopoulos, Jessica Goin, Rob Howell,  Kristi Mitchell, Jim Redwine - Anchor QEA, LLC; Lauren Petty - Southern Company Services

Session 6 - Successful Reactive Media Studies for Removal of Boron, Arsenic, Cobalt, Lithium, and Molybdenum from Groundwater - Dimitri Vlassopoulos, Jim Redwine, Jessica Goin, and Masa Kanematsu, Anchor QEA


USWAG CCR Workshop - Session 2 

USWAG CCR Workshop - Session 3

USWAG CCR Workshop - Session 4

USWAG CCR Workshop - Session 5

USWAG CCR Workshop - Session 6

Registration Fees

USWAG Member -Free

USWAG Affiliate -Free

Non-Member - $150(for all 6 sessions)




Meeting Webinar Sponsors:

CEC     Envirocon     Environmental Standards     Geosyntec

HA    MEGSCS Engineers    Stantec

        weston   Wood


There will also be an opportunity for virtual sponsorship opportunities. For more information please reach out to Charnita Garvin at (202-508-5654).



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Charnita Garvin at 202-508-5654 and/or Jim Roewer at 202-508-5645.