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CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information

Safety is our top priority. Nothing is more important than protecting our neighbors, employees, customers and the planet we all cherish.

That’s why Consumers Energy is working each day to safely manage the coal combustion residuals (CCR), or coal ash, created at our current and former coal-fired generation plants.

In addition to state regulations, the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulates CCR. In compliance with this law, you can find a wide variety of data related to the operation and maintenance of CCR disposal facilities at our current and former coal-fired power plants on this website.

Federal regulations are designed to protect human health and the environment by establishing a set of requirements for the safe disposal of coal ash. The rule lays out a prescriptive, phased process for monitoring groundwater, identifying and reporting any concerns, and then addressing any issues through corrective action. Michigan recently adopted legislation to strengthen environmental protections by giving the state oversight responsibility to implement federal CCR rules.

We’ve monitored groundwater at our generating sites since the early 1980s, and plan to maintain compliance with both the Michigan and new federal regulations by implementing regulatory mechanisms and measures, such as pond and landfill closures, to improve groundwater quality.

In fact, we are ahead of schedule in implementing corrective measures:

  • We’ve initiated plans to close our nine unlined coal ash ponds, and the process is slated for completion by 2023.
  • We’ve already closed three ponds and installed concrete tanks and double-lined ponds for safe ash management and beneficial reuse.

We are aligned with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and committed to safe operations and caring for Michigan’s air, land and water today and in the years to come.


Information By Location

Consumers Energy has Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) units in the following locations:

JH Campbell
DE Karn
JC Weadock
BC Cobb
JR Whiting

JH Campbell
Pond A

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures 
May 2019 257.73(a)(3) EAP Annual Face to Face Meeting Record 
April 2019 257.73 Hazard Potential Classification Assessment 
January 2019 257.102 Closure Plan
March 2019 257.104 Post-Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
September 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
May 2019 257.73 Emergency Action Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
October 2016 257.102 Closure Plan
October 2016 257.104 Post-Closure Plan
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection

Bottom Ash Ponds Units 1-2

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Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection - Not Required
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
May 2019 257.73(a)(3) EAP Annual Face to Face Meeting Record 
April 2019 257.73 Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
September 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
May 2019 257.73 Emergency Action Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
January 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection

Bottom Ash Ponds Unit 3

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection - Not Required
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
April 2017 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Report
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
October 2016 257.102 Closure Plan
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Dry Ash Landfill

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.84 2019 Annual Inspection
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2018 257.84 2018 Annual Inspection
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.84 Annual Inspection
January 2016 257.84 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.81 Run-on and Run-off Control System Plan
October 2016 257.84 2016 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.102(b) Closure Plan
June 2018 257.104(d) Post-Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Cell 5

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.84 2019 Annual Inspection
August 2019 257.70 Construction Certification
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
December 2018 257.104 Post-Closure Plan
December 2018 257.7 Documentation of Design Criteria for Landfill Expansion
December 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
December 2018 257.81 Run-on and Run-off Control System Plan

DE Karn
Bottom Ash Pond

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
January 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Lined Impoundment

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
June 2018 257.60-257.64 Location Restrictions
April 2018 257.72 Liner System Certification Report
June 2018 257.74 Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
June 2018 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
June 2018 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
June 2018 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
June 2018 257.102 Closure Plan

JC Weadock
Bottom Ash Pond

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
October 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
January 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Dry Ash Landfill

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Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.83 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.84 2018 Annual Inspection
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.84 Annual Inspection
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.81 Run-on and Run-off Control System Plan
October 2016 257.84 2016 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.102(b) Closure Plan
October 2016 257.104(d) Post-Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

BC Cobb
Ponds 0-8

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.84 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
May 2019 257.73(a)(3) EAP Annual Face to Face Meeting Record
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
March 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
June 2019 257.73 Emergency Action Plan
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d,e) Structural Stability and Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
January 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Bottom Ash Pond

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.84 2019 Annual Inspection
September 2019 257.96 Assessment of Corrective Measures
May 2019 257.73(a)(3) EAP Annual Face to Face Meeting Record
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
January 2019 257.95(g) Notification of Appendix IV Constituent Exceeding Groundwater Protection Standard
April 2018 257.94(e)(3) Notice of Initiation of Assessment Monitoring
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
March 2018 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
June 2019 257.73 Emergency Action Plan
January 2017 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2016 257.83 2015 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
January 2018 257.102 Closure Plan
October 2016 257.83 2016 Annual Inspection
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

JR Whiting
Ponds 1 and 2

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
October 2019 257.84 2019 Annual Inspection
May 2019 257.73(a)(3) Whiting Pond 1&2 EAP Annual Face to Face Meeting Record
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
January 2019 257.9 2018 Annual Groundwater Report
October 2018 257.60-64 Location Restrictions
October 2018 257.83 2018 Annual Inspection
January 2018 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report
November 2017 257.102 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
October 2017 257.93 Selection of Statistical Procedures Certification
October 2017 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification
October 2017 257.83 Annual Inspection
June 2019 257.73 Emergency Action Plan
January 2016 257.83 Annual Inspection
October 2016 257.71 Liner System Certification Report
October 2016 257.73(a)(2) Hazard Potential Classification Assessment
October 2016 257.73(c) History of Construction
October 2016 257.73(d) Structural Stability Assessment
October 2016 257.73(d) Safety Factor Assessment
October 2016 257.82 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan
December 2017 257.102 Closure Plan
June 2018 257.104 Post-Closure Plan
October 2016 257.83 2016 Annual Inspection
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan

Pond 6

Date Rule Section Number Document Title
April 2019 257.93 Groundwater Statistical Evaluation Plan
April 2019 257.91 Groundwater Monitoring System Certification 
December 2018 257.80 Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
March 2018 257.104 Post-Closure Plan
December 2017 257.100 Closure Certification
November 2017 257.102 Closure Plan
January 2017 257.100 Annual Report
December 2015 257.10 Notification of Intent to Initiate Closure
July 2017 257.83 Initial Annual Inspection Report
December 2018 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2017 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
December 2016 257.80 Annual Fugitive Dust Control Plan
July 2019 257.100 & 257.90 Annual Groundwater Report