Pat Sullivan, senior vice president for SCS Engineers, a landfill methane emissions rules and technical expert on the DEQ’s landfill gas rules advisory committee, said the new rules apply to new landfills and all that have received solid waste after Nov. 8, 1987. These include a number of privately run landfills, 38 owned by local governments and 51 that have closed. It includes MSW landfills already regulated by Federal New Source Performance Standards. “The state recognizes that these larger landfills are already well-regulated, but they wanted to enhance monitoring to achieve greater reductions in emissions,” he said.
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