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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: Clean Waste Technologies, Ener-Core, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, Loci Controls, and Urban Renewable H2.

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: Alameda Municipal Power; Borough of Chambersburg Electric Department, PA; East Kentucky Power Cooperative; Gundersen Health System; Hawker Pacific Aerospace; and University of New Hampshire.

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: Autonomous Municipality of Toa Alta (Puerto Rico), Biogas Researchers (District of Columbia), Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (New Jersey), Hancock County (Ohio), Manatee County (Florida), Municipality of Vega Baja (Puerto Rico), Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (Ohio), and The Green City Development Group (Georgia).

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: Appalachian State University Energy Center, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Maryland Energy Administration, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and University of Texas at Arlington.

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 Public Power Association, the California Climate Action Registry, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Solid Waste Association of North America.

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

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