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Rule and Implementation Information for Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

(Docket# A-88-09)

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Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

CFR Part 60, Subparts Cc and WWW

Date
Citation
Action
Description
File Download
09/08/06 71 FR 53271 Amendments Proposed Standards of Performance, Emission Guidelines, and Federal Plan for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Proposed Amendments Rule
05/23/02 67 FR 36475
Proposed Rule Standards of Performance for New Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Proposed Rule amendments
10/17/00 65 FR 61778
65 FR 62044
Final Rule Amendments for Testing and Monitoring Provisions
pgs 61743-61792


pgs62043-62092
04/10/00 65 FR 18906 Final Rule:
technical correction
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Guidelines for Control of Existing Sources: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills-technical corrections.
11/08/99 64 FR 60689 Final Final Federal Plan Requirements for MSW landfills
2/24/99 64 FR 9258 Technical correction A technical amendment and correction of the Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS and Guidelines for Control of Existing Municpal Solid Waste Landfills.
12/16/98 63 FR 69363 Proposed Plan Proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
6/16/98 63 FR 32743 Direct Final Rule Amendments to Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS and Guidelines for Control of Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
5/21/98 63 FR 27959 Extension Notice Notice of Extension of Period of Submission of Section 111(d) Plans for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
12/09/97 62 FR 64830 Extension Notice Notice of Extension of Period of Submission of Section 111(d) Plans for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
11/13/97 62 FR 60898 113(g) Settlement Notice Litigation Agreement for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills New Source Performance Standard Regulation
3/12/96 60 FR 9918 Final Rule Final rule for the Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS
6/21/93 58 FR 33790 Supplemental Notice New Information for Notice of Proposed Rule Making
5/30/91 56 FR 24468 Proposal Proposal for the Municipal Solid Waste Landfills New Source Performance Standard (NSPS)

NOTES:All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) files unless otherwise indicated.

Closely Related Rules, Policies or Program Guidance

1/27/97 Policy and Guidance Memoranda: Emission Inventories for Existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills with Design Capacities below 2.5 million Mg or 2.5 million cubic meters. State Plans.
9/97 AP-42, Chapter 2-Solid Waste Disposal.
RCRA related rules, policies, guidance and source list for municipal solid waste landfills
Air Toxics Website: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills MACT Rule

Technical Information

Background Information Document (BID)/Response to comments

3/91 Air Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills-Background Information for Proposed Standards and Guidelines, U.S. EPA (EPA-450/3-90-011a)(NTIS PB 91-197061)
Caution: vol-1 (11,294KB) & vol-2 (9,011KB)-Scanned Document
 
Vol. 1 Vol. 2
12/96 Air Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills-Background Information for Final Standards and Guidelines, U.S. EPA,(EPA-453/R-94-021).
9/10/99 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: Background Document for Federal Plan Public Comments and Responses (EPA-456/R-99-001)
11/98 Municipal Solid Waste Landfill New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG)--Questions and Answers (Revised 5/02).

 

FACT Sheets

6/10/99 Fact Sheet for the Final Federal Plan for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
2/1/99 Fact Sheet for the technical amendment and correction of the Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS and Guidelines for Control of Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
6/16/98 Fact Sheet: Amendments to the New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Direct Final Rule
12/04/98 Fact Sheet for the Proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
3/1/96 Fact Sheet for the Final Air Regulations for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Implementation Information

December 2003 This document explains how to prepare a startup, shutdown, malfunction plan for municipal solid waste landfills. Landfill owners and operators who are affected by the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (landfills NESHAP) and who must install a collection and control system must prepare a startup, shutdown, malfunction plan (SSM plan). For the landfills SSM plan, the primary concern is with malfunction of the landfill gas collection and controls system, not with the startup and shutdown of the entire source. Therefore, the guidance focuses primarily on the malfunction of the gas collection system, gas control system, and gas treatment system. The document describes what information the SSM plan should contain, to which operations the SSM plan applies, and explains how to keep records and reports. Also included is an appendix with example elements of an SSM plan for MSW landfills.[EPA-456/R-03-006]  
December 2003 This document contains example mass balance calculations for estimating the moisture content of the waste mass in a bioreactor landfill. Under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (landfills NESHAP), a portion of a landfill operated as a bioreactor has timely control requirements. The landfills NESHAP allows moisture content to be determined using a variety of methods, as long as the procedures and assumptions are documented and appropriate. Although a range of appropriate measures exist, a mass balance approach is expected to be adequate in determining whether the moisture content of the waste is above or below 40 percent. Two example mass balance calculations are presented, a simple method and a more complex method. The simplified equation incorporates factors such as incoming waste moisture, liquids addition, and leachate production, which most significantly affect the average moisture content of the waste mass. The more complex procedure accounts for additional factors such as moisture retained in the landfill, surface runoff and evaporation, and evapotranspiration.[EPA-456/R-03-007]
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Components
Method B

 

Enabling Documents

11/98 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, Volume 2: Summary of Requirements for New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Section 111(d) State Plans for Implementing the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Emissions Guidelines, U.S. EPA, EPA-456/R-98-009.  
Appendix a: Emission guidelines fact sheet
Appendix b: MSW landfills implemention timeline
Appendix c: State, Regional and other Contacts
Appendix d: Emission Estimation Proceedures for State plan emission inventory (AP-42)
Appendix e1: New Source Review
Appendix f: Title V operating permits white paper 2
Appendix g: Clean Air Act section 111(d)
Appendix h: 40 CFR 60 Subpart B
Appendix i: 40 CFR 60 Subparts Cc and WWW and amendment (NSPS and EG)
Appendix j: Key elements of an acceptable section 111(d) State Plan
Appendix k: Memo: Emission Inventory of MSWLG State Plans
2/99 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, Volume 1: Summary of Requirements for New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Solid Waste, EPA-453R/96-004 (updated)
Appendix a-d,f-k
Appendix e

 

Source Identification and Location Information

A list of sources compiled by the Office of Solid Waste

Outreach and Training Materials

Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Gas Design Plan Review- APTI Workshop T-018-98, September 24 and October 1, 1998, North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service Environmental Programs, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Compliance and Enforcement Information

Applicability Determination Index (ADI)
The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.

Other

11/21/2002 Status of State Plans for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
6/27/00 The Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has brochures and flyers on landfill gas and landfill gas-to-energy programs. This information includes case studies, health and safety questions and answers, and landfill rule guidance.

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