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Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)

Join the Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Benefits of Joining

When you become an LMOP Partner, you will join a vast network of industry experts and stakeholders, and gain access to various tools and resources that can help you identify, develop and promote the benefits of your landfill gas (LFG) energy project.

Whether you are a landfill owner, project developer, municipal representative or corporation interested in using LFG, LMOP can provide resources to help you meet your needs. All LMOP Partners have access to the following services:

Becoming a Partner is free and demonstrates your organization's commitment to and understanding of the environmental and economic benefits of LFG energy. Responsibilities of Partners and EPA are included in the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Agreement listed below.

How to Join

Organizations who join LMOP align with one of five Partner types: Industry, Energy, Community, State or Endorser. Please complete and submit your Partner MOU or Endorser Agreement and also send an electronic, high-resolution version of your organization's logo or seal, both to lmop@epa.gov. You should receive your welcome email approximately eight weeks after you submit your MOU or Agreement. If you have any questions, contact LMOP.

Industry Partners include private landfill owners, project developers, consultants and equipment suppliers. These Partners provide technical or financial assistance, consulting services or equipment to help develop LFG as an energy resource. Examples: Carbonoro B.V., InsightFuel, NewGen LLC, TerraTek Engineering Group, PSC and Ultra Capital.

Email your completed Industry Partner MOU in PDF format to lmop@epa.gov.

Energy Partners include power providers, marketers and energy end users. Power providers and marketers make LFG an attractive part of their green/renewable energy portfolios. Energy end users provide information about the economic, environmental and societal benefits of using LFG. Examples: Coca-Cola Refreshments, L’Oréal USA, Mueller Industries, LLC, PPL Corporation, Shell Energy North America and United Parcel Service.

Email your completed Energy Partner MOU in PDF format to lmop@epa.gov.

Community Partners include local, county and regional governments; public landfill owners; and nonprofit organizations that develop and publicize LFG energy projects. Examples: Anne Arundel County Bureau of Waste Management Services, Maryland; Butler County Landfill, Kansas; City of Denton, Texas; City of Flagstaff, Arizona; Escambia County, Florida; Sarpy County, Nebraska; Spotsylvania County, Virginia; and Waste Commission of Scott County, Iowa.

Email your completed Community Partner MOU in PDF format to lmop@epa.gov.

State Partners include state air and solid waste departments, energy and economic development offices, universities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). These groups work to encourage coordination among permitting and regulatory offices to lower barriers and increase opportunities for LFG recovery. Examples: California Energy Commission, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Ohio EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

Email your completed State Partner MOU in PDF format to lmop@epa.gov.

Endorsers include local, state, regional and national nonprofit organizations that coordinate with EPA to publicize and promote the use of LFG. Examples of current Endorsers: American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists, Biomass Energy Resource Center, International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives, Southwest Research Institute and Virginia Clean Cities.

Email your completed Endorser Agreement in PDF format to lmop@epa.gov.

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