May 5, 2017 – Jason Fifarek of Sargent & Lundy will present a paper titled “U.S. EPA’s Final CCR Rule – A Clean Closure Success” at the 2017 World of Coal Ash Conference in Lexington, Kentucky on May 11. The paper was co-authored by William Skalitzki, Environmental Services and Compliance Manager of Alliant Energy. The presentation will cover a recent, successful 1.55-acre inactive CCR surface impoundment clean closure project that used an innovative solution involving a hydraulic suction dredge and permeable geotextile dewatering tubes to overcome significant site-specific physical and schedule constraints. The presentation will also discuss CCR compliance requirements, evaluation of multiple standard clean closure methods, project planning, execution, and successful certification of the clean closure.