Benefits of Membership

Membership in ACAA provides support for the development, implementation, and continuation of effective programs for the management and use of CCPs. There are numerous benefits for coal-burning electric utilities resulting from the use of CCPs in lieu of disposal. In addition to avoiding disposal costs and creating revenue, added benefits come from public and government recognition of the utility as a supporter of sound policies for recycling and sustainable development. ACAA members share a common interest in using CCPs as valuable products to enhance revenues, minimize disposal costs, reduce liability, and support environmental policies. ACAA members are active at national, regional, state, and local levels.

Unified Industry Voice

  • Establish coal ash, or CCPs, as a mineral resource that conserves natural resources
  • Promote CCPs as engineering and manufacturing materials
  • Support federal agency activities that promote the use of CCPs
  • Represent CCP industry in national standards committees and industry groups
  • Provide information to government, industry and public sectors Assist in development of sound engineering practices
  • Serve as centralized source of technical information Create and present educational programs

Information Exchange and Networking

  • Meet with specifiers, purchasers and users of CCPs
  • Produce technical papers for publication and presentation
  • Develop consensus standards and guides for the use of CCPs Identify regulatory and legislative opportunities
  • Participate in trade shows and exhibitions Distribute promotional items and literature
  • Provide networking opportunities

Educational Opportunities and Professional Growth

  • Hold regular committee meetings and educational workshops
  • Host international symposium on the management and use of CCPs
  • Publish workshop and conference proceedings
  • Provide educational programs for CCP managers
  • Distribute newsletter, technical briefs and general information
  • Produce technical papers, reports, manuals and videos
  • Create technical assistance programs tailored to member needs Facilitate exchanges of technical information

Market Awareness and Development

  • Coordinate the implementation of consensus standards for use of CCPs
  • Communicate government policies for procurement of CCPs
  • Promote comparisons of CCPs to competing materials and products
  • Reduce CO2 emissions from other industries through increased use of CCPs
  • Advance technically sound, commercially competitive & environmentally safe uses
  • Remove technical, legal and regulatory barriers to the use of CCPs
  • Support "infrastructure development" and "sustainable growth" using CCPs
  • Distribute published materials for educational and promotional activities