On April 4, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment released a discussion draft of the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013, which would allow states to establish and manage programs regulating the storage of coal ash. Coal ash is currently regulated by the EPA’s municipal solid waste program. The draft bill, written by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), is similar to a bill introduced in the Senate in 2012 and is more moderate than a bill passed by the House in 2011. It will be examined during a subcommittee hearing on April 11.