MSW Landfill Criteria Technical Manual
Updated Version of Key Technical Manual Released
This manual was originally published in November, 1993 as a companion to the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF Criteria) that were promulgated on October 9, 1991 as 40 CFR Part 258. The technical manual was developed to assist owners/operators of MSWLFs in achieving compliance with the revised MSWLF Criteria. The manual is now available in electronic format and can be accessed below in Adobe Acrobat PDF and Text Version (Text File) text formats.
The manual's newly revised Introduction discusses briefly state and tribal processes for implementing the Part 258 Criteria and changes in the Criteria since their promulgation. The manual then focuses on providing owners/operators with guidance for complying with the Criteria. Its six chapters are arranged to follow the order of the Criteria. This document does not include a section on the financial assurance requirements; questions regarding these requirements may be addressed to EPA's RCRA/Superfund Call Center at 800 424-9346 or TDD 800 553-7672 (hearing impaired).
The PDF version of the Introduction now contains a new table of contents spanning all six chapters. Each entry is hypertext-linked to the corresponding section in the chapter for quick navigation. Each chapter's PDF file also has its own table of contents with hypertext links.
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Download the manual or view online:
- Introduction (PDF) (11pp, 57K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart A: General (PDF) (14pp, 655K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart B: Location Criteria (PDF) (58pp, 450K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart C: Operating Criteria (PDF) (44pp, 416K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart D: Design Criteria (PDF) (87pp, 928K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart E: Ground-Water Monitoring and Corrective Action (PDF) (114pp, 656K) | Text Version (Text File)
- Subpart F: Closure and Post-Closure (PDF) (31pp, 239K) | Text Version (Text File)
Or to order a hard copy of the original 1993 version of the manual, contact the National Technical Information Service (NTIS):
National Technical Information Service
US Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
Phone: 800 553-6847 or 703 605-6000
Fax: 703 321-8547