2018 Workshop on Current Issues in Ponded CCPs

March 20-21, 2018


Location: Omni Richmond Hotel

Registration and Fees

  • Registration: $795.00.
  • Government/Academic institution Fee: $195.00 per person

  • Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the door, the mornings of the workshop.
  • Registration Questions? Contact Teresa Epperson - (teresa.epperson1@uky.edu or 859-257-0200)

Workshop Co-Organizers

The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) are co-hosting a 2 day workshop on current issues in ponded CCP's.

Workshop Sponsor and Co-Organizer    

  • Additionally, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is a co-organizer and sponsor of the Current Issues in Ponded CCP's workshop. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Interested in Becoming a Workshop Sponsor?

  • This document contains both about sponsoring, as well as a form to sign up as a sponsor: Click here.
  • Please note: Form contains information about both sponsoring and exhibiting, but we have SOLD OUT of exhibitor space.
  • Questions? Contact Brooke Pirmann - (Brooke.Pirmann@ACAA-usa.org or 248-848-3817)

Current Schedule

Tuesday, 3/20/18 - Day 1 - Geotechnical and Closure
Abstracts linked below

8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast/Coffee/Exhibits
8:30am - 9:30am Welcome and Introduction Talks: (Gee's), (McClung/Harris's)
  1. TVA CCR Pond Closure Processes and Designs 2. The Design and Monitoring of Geotextile Tube Use in CCR Impoundment Closure
Nick McClung, TVA; Shane Harris, TVA; Chris Gee, Dominion
9:30 - 10:30am Seismic Issues
  Seismic Design Recommendations: Liquefaction of ponded ash, field and laboratory characterization, and recommendations to evaluate embankment stability for seismic loads
Bill Wolfe, OSU and Bob Bachus, Geosyntec
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break/Exhibits/Networking
10:45am - 11:45am Regulatory Design Issues - Closure in Place
  Closure in Place - Regulatory Design Issues and Impacts
Kula Kulasingam and John Bove - AECOM
11:45am - 1:00pm Networking/Exhibits/Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Response of Ash to Dewatering - Correlating Geotechnical Investigation to Performance
  Observations based on pump test results and well point dewatering. Discuss dewatering for construction stability for closure by removal/hybrid closure. Discussion on hauling ash by truck and conveyor. Discussion on ex-situ drying of ash (windrowing, cement addition, etc.)
Paul Schmall, Moretrench and Andrew North, Golder
2:00pm - 3:00pm "Techs and Specs"
  The Recovery of Fly Ash from Ponds and Landfills: Specs and Techs
Tom Robl, UK CAER
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break/Exhibits/Networking
3:15pm - 4:15pm Sampling and Instrumentation
  Sampling, Testing, and Instrumentation of Ponded CCR Impoundments - Available Techniques, Sampling/Testing Needs for Safe Designs, and Planning for Potential Future Harvesting
Greg Hebeler, Golder and Ben Gallagher, Southern Company
4:15pm - 5:15pm+ Environmental Talk
  Panel Discussion/Open Floor Q&A
Brooks Smith, Troutman Sanders; Maggie Fawal, Venable; Brent Fawell, Earth & Water Law, LLC
5:15pm End of Workshop, Day 1
6:00pm Evening Reception

Wednesday, 3/21/18 - Day 2 - Groundwater Assessment and Remediation

8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast/Coffee/Exhibits
8:30am - 9:30am Welcome and Introduction Talks:
  Status of Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action under the CCR Rule
Jim Roewer, USWAG, Kathleen Regan and Alison Dunn, Amec Foster Wheeler
9:30am - 10:30am Ground Water Quality Changes after Closure in Place: 25 Years of Observations
  Ground water chemistry, contaminant transport, receptors, determination of background, High resolution issues
Bruce Hensel, EPRI and Stu Craven, OBG
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break/Exhibits/Networking
10:45am - 11:45am Utility Specific GW Monitoring Strategies and Requirements
  Utility Specific Groundwater Monitoring Strategies and Requirements. CCR Monitoring Day-to-Day - What Do Utilities Care About?
JR Register, Consumers; Eric Wallis, Southern; Jason Williams, Dominion
12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking/Exhibits/Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Groundwater Remediation Options
  Current Overview of Groundwater Remediation Options for CCR Units
Chris Robb, Geosyntec and Herwig Goldemund, Geosyntec
2:00pm - 3:00pm Workshop Recap Panel Discussion
  Panel Discussion/Open Floor Q&A - panelist should not come from the roster of presenters during the workshop sessions
Mark Rokoff, AECOM; Richard Kinch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Retired; Ken Ladwig, EPRI
3:00pm End of Workshop

About the Workshop Program

Expert speakers from the CAER and industry will make the presentations. Among the topics and case studies to be addressed are the following:

  • Seismic Issues
  • Regulatory Design Issues - Closure in Place
  • Response of Ash to Dewatering
  • Sampling and Instrumentation
  • Legal View of Current Environmental Issues
  • Ground Water Quality Changes after Closure in Place
  • Utility Specific Monitoring Strategies and Requirements
  • Groundwater Remediation Options

PDH Hours

Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available. Please inquire at the workshop registration desk.


Workshop Origins ...

A similar workshop about issues in ponded CCPs was held in Tampa, Florida in February 2016 and in Northern Kentucky in November 2016. Prior to that, the first Ash Utilization Workshop was held in 2012 and the second in 2014. According to ACAA Executive Director Thomas Adams, "the response of the attendees at these events convinced us that we needed to offer a similar program again. The World of Coal Ash (WOCA), the flagship event for our industry, is held every other year. Some people that were not able to attend WOCA to get this information did not want to wait for the next WOCA. To serve that demand, CAER and ACAA responded with this event. The workshop has a less formal structure than is possible at WOCA, allowing for an examination of issues between speakers and attendees. It also provides the very latest updates on CCP recycling."


Any problems with this page should be directed to:

Thomas Pinkerton
University of Kentucky
Center for Applied Energy Research
2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511-8410, USA
Phone: 859-257-0224
Fax: 859-257-0220

Scoops of various types of flyash