Webinar: The CCR Rule and coal-fired power plant decommissioning

Date: September 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

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. The Rule has created a challenging operating environment, and has become another factor in the increasing number of coal-fired power plants that are closing.

This webinar will explore general technical and legal issues related to decommissioning, with special attention to the implications of CCR stored in landfills or impoundments.

Our Speakers

Bruce Baker, Esq., partner at Nixon Peabody, will discuss contracting issues and identifying/allocating risk associated with the decommissioning and demolition processes.

Manu Sharma, M.S., P.E., principal at Gradient, will discuss risk-based approaches for power plant decommissioning with a focus on PCBs and other key risk drivers.

Christopher Desiderio, Esq., counsel at Nixon Peabody, will discuss plant owner obligations in the event of a bankruptcy and whether there is a way to limit or eliminate those requirements.

Kurt Herman, M.Eng., P.G., principal at Gradient, will explore how probabilistic cost estimation methods can be used to evaluate decommissioning and redevelopment alternatives to optimize post-decommissioning redevelopment returns.

Ari Lewis, M.S., principal and Toxicologist/Risk Assessor at Gradient (Moderator).

Questions? Contact Annie Bergen at 617-345-1331 or abergen@nixonpeabody.com.

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