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July 24, 2020

electric utilities and powerplants - scs engineers

Navigating the Permitting Process for CCR Impoundment Closures and Groundwater Monitoring Systems

Join us on Monday, July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. CDT to learn how SCS Engineers helps electric utilities overcome permitting obstacles at CCR impoundments and landfills. We offer the service nationwide.

Using case studies, we’ll highlight the permitting process and the keys to how electric utilities overcame obstacles to achieve the results they needed.

What you can expect to learn?

  • How long the permitting process takes
  • Specific steps in the permitting process
  • How to avoid permitting related delays
  • Permitting best practices


Registration and USWAG conference information here. This year’s event is a series of webinars USWAG is offering at no additional charge for members and affiliates. 







Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am

February 24, 2016

Thirty-four senators and 171 representatives argue in a brief filed February 23, that the EPA overstepped its boundaries in creating the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan. In short, the brief states that they feel that Congress never gave the EPA a clear statutory directive or authority to transform the nation’s electricity sector. The brief points out that the EPA seeks to make “decisions of vast economic and political significance” under a “long-extant statute,” and in doing so must point to a “clear statement from Congress.”

Yesterday’s brief comes just two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA cannot begin enforcing the rule until legal challenges filed by 25 states and four state agencies are resolved.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the merits of the states’ case on June 2.

With the brief it is clear that the Clean Power Plan is not only facing legal challenges but also political ones. It may be left for the next Administration to pick up this pieces and decide the fate of the Plan.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:19 pm