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Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)

Voluntary Data Collection from LMOP Partners

LMOP Partners involved in landfills or landfill gas (LFG) energy projects voluntarily provide data to LMOP each year. 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 (GHGRP) Subpart HH, LMOP will continue to implement procedures to avoid any duplication of reported data.

LMOP Partner Reporting is a voluntary data collection from LMOP Partners and is different from annual GHGRP Subpart HH reporting, although both take place within e-GGRT. LMOP Partners who report to GHGRP Subpart HH will not see the LMOP reporting with their GHGRP listings, rather it is in a separate LMOP module. LMOP requests updates on projects of any status (operating, shutdown, under construction) as well as landfills that do not have an energy project. LMOP data are already loaded into the module; Partners are requested to review the data for accuracy and fill in any missing information.

Recognition of Reporters in 2018

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

In 2018, 95 LMOP Partners reviewed and verified data for a combined total of 390 projects and 58 landfills. LMOP would like to recognize these Partners’ participation in the 2018 data collection process. 

Resources about LMOP Partner Reporting

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

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