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Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)

Voluntary Data Collection from LMOP Partners

As part of joining LMOP, select Partners agree to annually provide LMOP with information about landfill gas energy projects with which the Partner is involved. LMOP has an approved Information Collection Request under which it requests information from its Partners. All Partners are encouraged to respond to our request and report data to LMOP.

LMOP uses the information collected from Partners to populate its Landfill and LFG Energy Project Database (LMOP Database). By responding to the ICR request, Partners are helping to improve the quality and completeness of LMOP’s data, a key resource for the U.S. LFG industry and one of the inputs for the U.S. GHG Inventory. LMOP publishes information about LFG energy projects on its website to demonstrate the good work to reduce methane emissions and generate renewable energy.

Information about Electronic Reporting

LMOP voluntary data collection will occur annually through e-GGRT. It is Electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Toolanticipated that using e-GGRT for data collection will decrease the reporting burden for LMOP Partners by improving efficiency and the rate of response. For those landfills that report to both LMOP and the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, Subpart HH, LMOP will continue to implement procedures to avoid any duplication of reported data.

Schedule for Reporting for 2019

LMOP completed the first year of voluntary data collection from LMOP Partners using the e-GGRT system in December 2018. Thank you to all LMOP Partners who participated. 

In 2019, LMOP plans to open the LMOP module for reporting in early Fall. LMOP will contact all applicable Partners in the preceding months with reminders and information about reporting. 

Resources about Voluntary Reporting

The following resources are available about LMOP’s voluntary data collection:

View video on YouTube:
LMOP Webinar: Introduction to the LMOP Module in e-GGRT Exit
Listen to a recording from an LMOP Partner Webinar held on August 7, 2018. This webinar provided an overview of the LMOP e-GGRT module and reviewed what to expect in the week that Partner reporting begins along with how to access e-GGRT and where to find help content.

View video on YouTube:
LMOP Webinar: Introduction to Electronic Reporting Exit
Listen to a recording from an LMOP Partner Webinar held on May 31, 2018. This webinar announced and introduced voluntary LMOP Partner data reporting using the e-GGRT system.

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