Development of an air emissions inventory for municipal solid waste landfills under title V
In the past, many states were either not concerned with, or unaware that, municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills were potential sources of regulated air pollutants. This philosophy has changed, in part due to U.S. EPA policy documents concerning (and defining) fugitive and non-fugitive emissions from MSWs, the March 1, 1996 signing of the New Source Performance Standards, and a recent law suit which gained national notoriety involving landfill air emissions and air permitting applicability issues. Most states now recognize that MSW landfills are sources of regulated air pollutants and are subject to the permitting requirements (and pollutant emission fees) as other industries; i.e, state-level minor and major source operating permit programs, and the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments Title V Operating Permits Program (Title V). The purpose of this paper is to discuss required elements of air emissions inventories and provide example calculations for estimating emissions from typical sources located at landfill facilities.
- SCS Engineers, Reston, VA (United States) Peyser, T.R. [Birmingham, AL (United States)
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- Conference: 19. Solid Waste Associaton conference of North America (SWANA), Raleigh, NC (United States), 19-21 Mar 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 19th Annual landfill gas symposium; PB: 297 p.
- Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD (United States)
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- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; MUNICIPAL WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; SANITARY LANDFILLS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; VAPORS; MONITORING; INVENTORIES