PLEASANTON, Calif. – SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting firm, was chosen by Lake County to provide design, permitting, and construction support services for the installation of a landfill gas collection and control system at the Eastlake Sanitary Landfill in Clearlake, California. The $155,000 consulting services contract also includes air quality and utility services permitting, engineering support during construction phases and construction quality assurance inspections.
The 34-acre Eastlake Sanitary Landfill has been in operation since 1972, and a gas collection and control system has not previously been required by regulation or permit conditions. However, the site is now subject to the California Air Resources Board Landfill Methane Rule, which limits landfill greenhouse gas emissions. The rule requires that a gas collection and control system be in place on site by early 2014.
The project is directed by SCS Engineers Vice President Joseph Miller, of the company’s Pleasanton office.
“Assisting agencies in remaining compliant with the constantly-evolving regulations governing the control of landfill gas is one of SCS Engineers’ greatest strengths,” said Miller. “The Eastlake Sanitary Landfill is one of more than 200 landfills in California that are now impacted by the Landfill Methane Rule, whether it be for initial monitoring and reporting, expansion of an existing system, or for installation and operation of a new gas system.”