U.S. EPA Proposes New Standards for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Requests Information on Methods to Reduce Emissions from Existing Landfills

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 1 issued notices of two proposed rules. The first is proposed new Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills (landfill New Source Performance Standards or landfill NSPS. The second proposed rule, an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills, would apply to existing MSW landfills. EPA will be accepting public comment on the two proposed rules for 60 days following their publication in the Federal Register, which is likely to occur sometime in July. Links to EPA press releases and fact sheets on both proposed rulemakings can be found at

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