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Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Final)
Aug. 29, 2016
EPA is finalizing a new subpart that updates the Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. EPA reviewed the existing standards for municipal solid waste landfills that commence construction, reconstruction, or modification after July 17, 2014. These final standards also reflect changes to the population of landfills and an analysis of the timing and methods for reducing emissions. This action will achieve additional reductions in emissions of landfill gas and its components, including methane, by lowering the emissions threshold at which a landfill must install controls. This action also incorporates new data and information received in response to the proposed rulemaking and addresses other regulatory issues including surface emissions monitoring, wellhead monitoring, and the definition of landfill gas treatment system. This final rule is effective on 28 October 2016. POC is Ms. Hillary Ward, Fuels and Incineration Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (E143-05), EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 919-541-3154; fax: 919-541-0246; email: ward.hillary@epa.gov (Federal Register; 29 August 2016 [Rules and Regulations], pages 59331 - 59384).

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