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Main Title Regulatory impact analysis for the final revisions to the Emission Guidelines for existing sources and the final New Source Performance Standards in the Municipal Solid Waste Landfills sector.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chappell, Linda M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division,
Year Published 2016
Report Number EPA-452/R-16-003
Stock Number PB2017-100920
OCLC Number 970691852
Subjects Air--Pollution--Standards ; Landfill gases ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Air quality
Additional Subjects Municipal solid waste ; Landfills ; Emission guidelines ; Air pollution control ; Emissions ; Performance standards ; Regulatory impact analysis (RIA) ; Air pollution sources ; Air pollution monitoring ; Reporting ; Inspections ; New Source Performance Standard (NSPS)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-452/R-16-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/06/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 452-R-16-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2017-100920 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Emission Guidelines for existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSW landfills). The EPA is not statutorily obligated to conduct a review of the Emission Guidelines (EG), but has the discretionary authority to do so when circumstances indicate that this is appropriate. Based on changes in the landfills industry and changes in size, ownership, and age of landfills since the Emission Guidelines were promulgated in 1996, the EPA has concluded that it is appropriate to review the landfills Emission Guidelines at this time. Since the 1980s, the number of active MSW landfills in the United States has decreased by approximately 75 percent and the share of sites that are publicly owned has also decreased substantially. The overall volume of disposal capacity has remained fairly constant, indicating a trend of growing individual landfill capacity at landfill sites. Based on our review of the existing MSW landfill industry, we are finalizing a lower annual non-methane organic compound (NMOC) emissions threshold of 34 megagrams1 per year (Mg/year) (reduced from 50 Mg/year). In addition, the EPA is finalizing New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new or modified Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. On July 17, 2014, the EPA proposed a new NSPS subpart that retained the same design capacity size threshold of 2.5 million meters cubed (m3) or 2.5 million Mg, but presented several options for revising the NMOC emission rate at which a MSW landfill must install controls. Since presenting these options, the EPA has updated its model that estimates the emission reduction and cost impacts based on public comments and new data. As a result of these data and model improvements, we `proposed to lower the annual NMOC emissions threshold from 50 Mg/year to 34 Mg/year in a supplemental proposal published August 27, 2015. This action finalizes the design capacity size threshold of 2.5 million m3or 2.5 million Mg and the annual NMOC emission threshold of 34 Mg/year.
EPA project officer: Linda M. Chappell. "July 2016." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 452-R-16-003."