Georgia - HB387 - 2017

Relating to general provisions relative to solid waste management, so as to regulate the disposal of coal combustion residuals; to require a permit or permit modification and additional requirements prior to the dewatering of surface impoundments for coal combustion residuals; to require certain electric utilities and power producers to convert to dry storage of coal combustion residuals after a certain date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Added On: 02-28-2017
Updated On: 06-09-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsors: Don Hogan (House/Republican), Jeff Jones (House/Republican), Chad Nimmer (House/Republican), Jesse Petrea (House/Republican), Bill Werkheiser (House/Republican)

Actions (3)

  • 02-15-2017 - House Hopper
  • 02-16-2017 - House First Readers
  • 02-17-2017 - House Second Readers

News (4)

Guest Post: Southeast states fight to avoid becoming coal ash dumping ground - Clean Energy News (blog)
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:29:37 GMT

And recent or pending legislation in Georgia and South Carolina halts or strictly regulates the transformation of other states' wet ash into dry, and its storage in landfills. Those states are heeding Alabama's ... 15, 2017 urging passage of H.B. 387 ...

Georgia Legislature Fails to Act, Again, on Toxic Coal Ash - Atlanta Progressive News
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:14:26 GMT

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the annual Capital Conservation Day, the Georgia Water Coalition lobbied for three bills that would help protect the environment from toxic coal ash leaks that pollute the waterways and can cause health problems like ...

House coal ash bills begin committee journey - The News (subscription)
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:11:50 GMT

H.B. 387 specifically deals with coal ash pits — known in the bill as surface impoundments — dewatering those impoundments, conversion to dry storage and other related matters. For instance, it sets a deadline of Nov. 22, 2019 for the owner of an ...

Ligon files coal ash accountability bill - The News (subscription)
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:15:17 GMT

According to the bill, a company that generates coal ash would have to have $100 million in assets in Georgia or put up a suitable bond to dispose of the materials on a third-party site, and that the state has the authority, but is not mandated, to ...