EPA Science Inventory

UPDATE OF EPA'S EMISSION FACTORS FOR LANDFILL GAS EMISSIONS

Citation:

Thorneloe*, S. A. AND J. W. Lee. UPDATE OF EPA'S EMISSION FACTORS FOR LANDFILL GAS EMISSIONS. Presented at 25th Annual Landfill Gas Symposium, Monterey, CA, 3/25-28/02.

Description:

The paper describes an effort to collect updated data and determine if changes are needed to AP-42, a document that provides emission factors characterizing landfill gas (LFG) emissions from sites with and without LFG controls. The work underway includes the types of measurement to be conducted, the detection limits, and plans for any potential updates to AP-42, which summarizes available data that have been collected from sites across the U.S. These emission factors are used to develop state emission inventories and to establish requirements in response to Clean Air Act regulations, including addressing residual risk as part of the Urban Air Toxics Strategy. Questions have been raised regarding the accuracy of these emission factors given the design and operational changes that have occurred over the last decade.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/PAPER)
Start Date: 03/26/2002
Completion Date: 03/26/2002
Record Last Revised: 06/21/2006
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
Record ID: 63688

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH