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Title: Innovative program for performing the NSPS Tier 3 test and evaluating the NSPS design guidelines

Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills nationwide are faced with compliance with new regulations stemming from the proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to be promulgated under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Other CAA regulations such as New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), Title III (Air Toxics), and Title V (Operating Permits) may also affect MSW landfills. The most recent revisions to the proposed NSPS were resubmitted to the Office of Management and Budget and conditionally approved in early December 1995. After minor revisions based on industry comment, the NSPS were signed on March 1, 1996 and are expected to be promulgated via publication in the Federal Register soon. The EPA originally included prescriptive design parameters for estimating landfill gas (LFG) extraction well radius of influence (ROI) within the NSPS. However, based on comments received from the solid waste community concerning the uncertainty in calculating and measuring the ROI, the EPA removed the prescriptive design parameters for estimating ROI from the regulation and placed them in an enabling document. The EPA now recommends a well spacing of 200 feet, however, regulatory agency-approved alternative designs are allowed, if signed by amore » registered professional engineer and certain criteria are met, including a performance standard for surface emissions, which will verify that the system is operating as designed.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
381450
Report Number(s):
CONF-9603165--
TRN: 96:004279-0006
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
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.
Publisher:
Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; MUNICIPAL WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; SANITARY LANDFILLS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; VAPORS; MONITORING