Regulation Database – Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines for Existing Facilities

On August 29, 2016, EPA published final NSPS for new, modified, and reconstructed municipal solid waste landfills, and, in a separate rule, issued emission guidelines for existing facilities. The standards chiefly target methane emissions.

Rule Documents:

Deregulatory Action: On May 22, 2017, EPA announced announced a 90-day administrative stay of the two rules that established methane emission standards for new and existing landfills, pending its reconsideration of the rules pursuant to to Executive Order 13783: Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

On June 16, 2017, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Air Council, Clean Wisconsin, and Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging EPA’s decision to stay the landfill methane standards.

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