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Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Regulations

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This page provides links to proposed and promulgated rules pertaining to the operation and management of municipal solid waste landfills. For several rulemakings, background information and technical support documents are also available.

See also: Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 239-259 (Subchapter I - Solid Wastes).

Rulemakings

Rule and Implementation Information for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - Includes proposed and promulgated rules for air emissions from municipal solid waste landfills. Background information, technical resources, and guidance documents are also available.

Research, Development, and Demonstration Permits for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Final Rule - March 22, 2004
Proposed Rule - June 10, 2002

Lead-Based Paint Rule and Supporting Materials
Final Rule - June 18, 2003
Withdrawal of direct final rule - December 28, 2001
Direct final rule - October 23, 2001
Proposed rule - October 23, 2001

MSW Landfill Location Restrictions for Airport Safety
Technical Amendment - October 15, 2003
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule - October 8, 2002
Summary of Rule - July 11, 2002

Alternative Liner Performance, Leachate Recirculation, and Bioreactor Landfills: Request for Information and Data - April 6, 2000

Criteria for MSW Landfills (Section 610 Review) as Part of the Regulatory Agenda - November 22, 1999

Subtitle D Regulated Facilities; State Permit Program Determination of Adequacy; State Implementation Rule; Final Rule Fact Sheet (PDF) - November 9, 1998 (2pp, 13K)

Financial Assurance for Owners/Operators of MSW Landfills - April 10, 1998

Revisions to Criteria for MSW Landfills: Proposed & Final Rules - July 29, 1997

Financial Assurance for MSW Landfills - November 17, 1996

Alternatives for Ground-Water Monitoring at Small, Dry, Remote MSW Landfills - August 10, 1995

Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Correcting Amendment - November 15, 1994

See also 40 CFR Part 258 -- Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

MSW Landfills in Indian Country: Draft Guidance, August 1997

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Information Collection Requests (ICRs)

Supporting materials and public comments for these notices are available through the government's electronic public docket and comment system, Regulations.gov

To use the Regulations.gov:

  1. In the Docket ID box, type in the docket number (e.g., EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0752) and press the "Submit" button to receive search results.

September 21, 2011
State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste; Agency Information Collection Request (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0752)

March 19, 2010
Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria (Renewal) (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0758)

November 5, 2009
Recordkeeping and Reporting--Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (Renewal) (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0758)

January 23, 2009
Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (Renewal) (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2008-0914)

November 24, 2006
Record Keeping and Reporting—Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Notice of Request for Renewal (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2006-0446)

July 5, 2005
State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste (Renewal) (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA- 2004-0020)

January 4, 2005
State Program Adequacy Determination: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) and Non-Municipal, Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Units That Receive Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste (Docket number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2004-0020)

August 19, 2003
Recordkeeping and Reporting for 40 CFR Part 258—Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (Docket Number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0008)

March 19, 2003
Recordkeeping and Reporting—Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (Docket number: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0008)

June 10, 1999
Record Keeping and Reporting—Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Notice of Request for Renewal

May 15, 1999
Supporting Statement for EPA Information Collection Request #1381: "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria" (RCRA Part 258) (PDF) (32 pp, 109K, about PDF)

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