Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
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The final rule is applicable to both major and area sources and contains the same requirements as the Emission Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards (EG/NSPS), promulgated in 1996. The final rule adds startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) requirements, adds operating condition deviations for out-of-bounds monitoring parameters, requires timely control of bioreactor landfills, and changes the reporting frequency for one type of report.
The hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emitted by municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills include, but are not limited to, vinyl chloride, ethyl benzene, toluene, and benzene. Each of the HAP emitted from MSW landfills can cause adverse health effects provided sufficient exposure.
03/26/2020 - Final Rule
07/29/2019 - Proposed Rule
09/08/2006 – Proposed Rules
01/16/2003 – Final Rule
05/23/2002 – Supplement to Proposed Rule
11/07/2000 – Proposed Rule
- To submit comments on the risk modeling file for the proposed Risk and Technology Review Proposed Rulemaking, please use this Landfills Public Comment Review Tool (19 MB, 6/28/2019)
- Fact Sheet: Proposed Amendments to the NESHAP for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
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.