U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

No single group has had more effect on landfills in this country than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, D.C., and no one publishes more on the subject. Here's a sampling of their offerings.

Mathematical Models * HELP - Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance Model. Website: www.wes.army.mil/el/elmodels/index.html

* MULTIMED - Multimedia Exposure Assessment Model. Website: ftp://ftp. epa.gov/epa_ceam/wwwhtml/softwdos.html

* Groundwater Information Tracking System/Statistics Software Documentation (GRITS/SAT). Website: www. epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/ landfill.htm#grits

* Landfill Gas Emissions Model. Website: www.epa.gov/ttn/catc/products.html#software

Landfill Gas Outreach Program The EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is designed to provide marketing information, assistance and tools to encourage landfill gas projects. Landfill profiles, fact sheets, project development manuals, cost estimation software, etc., are available. For more information, contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Landfill Methane Outreach Program Climate Protection Division, 401 M Street, SW (6202J), Washington, D.C. 20460-0001. Phone: (888) 782-7937. Fax: (202) 775-6680. Website: www.epa.gov/lmop

NSPS Standards & Guidelines The following EPA reports refer to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for municipal solid waste landfills:

* "Enabling document for NSPS/EG-MSW Landfills 3-7-96" Website: www.epa.gov/ttn/caaa/t3ed.html

* "Background Information Document (BID) MSW Landfills 3-28-96" Website: www.epa.gov/ttn/caaa /t3bid.html

* "Old Rule Final rule NSPS/EG for MSW Landfills 3-1-96" Website: www. epa.gov.ttn/caaa/t3fpr.html

* "Factsheet: MSW Landfills 3-18-96." Website: www.epa.gov/ttn/caaa1/t3fs.html

* "Proposed Settlement; Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS and EG Litigation; 62FR60898; Nov. 13, 1997."

* "FR Notice for Extension of Period of Submission of Section 111(d) Plans for Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills 12-29-97." Website: www. epa.gov/ttncaaa1/t3en.html

* "Reasons for Extending Municipal Solid Wastes Landfill Section 111(d) Plan Submittal 12-16-97." Website: www.epa.gov/ttncaaa1/t3en.html

* "EMIS Inventory Policy Memo Emission Inventory for MSWLF State Plans 2-4-97." Website: www.epa.gov /ttncaaa1/t3pgm.html

* "Landfill Air Emission Estimation Model, EPA-600/8-90-085a, PB91-167 718, manual; EPA600/8-90-085b, PB91-507 541, software and manual." Website: www.epa.gov/oar /oaqps/landfill.html

* "Questions and Answers; Municipal Solid Waste Landfills NSPS/EG 12-3-96." Website: www.epa.gov/ttncaaa1 /t1bid.html

* "Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Guidelines for Control of Existing Sources: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Direct Final Rule, June 16, 1998." Website: www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fr_notices/preamnew.pdf

Effluent Guidelines The following reports refer to Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards and New Performance Standards for the Landfills Point Source issued under the Clean Water Act:

* "Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Landfills Point Source Category: Fact Sheet;"

* "Technical Developmental Document, Economical Analysis Document," Feb. 6, 1998, 63 FR 6425;

* "Proposed Rules Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 445 Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards;" and

* "New Source Performance Standards for the Landfills Point Source Category, Proposed Rule."

These four documents can be found at website: www.epa.gov/OST /Rules/2lndfls/

The Latest CD EPA has complied a number of documents concerning municipal solid waste landfills on compact disc for release in late 1999 or early 2000.

Reports on the disk include:

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Proposed Rule, 53 FR 33314, Aug. 30, 1988."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Location Restrictions (Subpart B) Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Operating Criteria (Subpart C) Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, Closure/Post-Closure Care and Financial Responsibility Requirements (Subpart C 258.30-258.32) Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Design Criteria (Subpart D) Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action (Subpart E) Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) - Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Case Studies on Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills - Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) - Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Summary of Data on Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Leachate Characteristics - Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) - Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Updated Review of Selected Provisions of State Solid Waste Regulations - Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) - Subtitle D of RCRA, July 1988 (draft)."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) of Proposed Revisions to Subtitle D Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of the RCRA, August 1988."

* "U.S. EPA, OSW, Addendum to RIA for Final Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (40 CFR Part 258) Subtitle D of RCRA, August 1991."

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Final Rule, 56 FR 50978, October 9, 1991, OSWFR91004."

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Final Rule, Corrections, 57 FR 28626, June 26, 1992."

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Delay of Compliance and Effective Dates; Final Rule, 58 FR 51536, Oct. 1, 1993."

* "Financial Assurance Effective Date for Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule, 60 FR 17649, April 7, 1995."

* "Delay of General Compliance Date for Small Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Located in Either Dry or Remote Areas; Final Rule, 60 FR 52337, Oct. 6, 1995."

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Re-establishment of Ground Water Monitoring Exemption for Small Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Located in Either Dry or Remote Areas; Final Rule, 61 FR 50410, Sep. 25, 1996."

* "Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Local Government Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Proposed Rule, 58 FR 68353, December 27, 1993."

* "Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Local Government Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule, 61 FR 60328, Nov. 27, 1996." Website: www.epa.gov/docs/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/1996/November/Day-27/pr-776DIR/pr-776

* "Financial Responsibility for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: An Introduction for Local Governments; EPA 530-K-97-002, March 1997."

* "Financial Responsibility Under RCRA Subtitle D; U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste, November 20-21, 1996."

* "Revisions to Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Final Rule, 62 FR 40708, July 29, 1997."

* "Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Corporate Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Proposed Rule, 59 FR 51523, Oct. 12, 1994."

* "Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Corporate Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule, 63 FR 17706, April 10, 1998." Website: www. epa. gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WASTE/1998/ April/Day-10/f9558.htm

* "Municipal Landfill Regulations Mean Safer Disposal of Solid Waste; Environmental Fact Sheet; EPA/530-SW-91-066, September 1991."

* "Small Communities and the Municipal Landfill Regulations; Environmental Fact Sheet; EPA/530-SW-91-067; September 1991."

* "Final Cover Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Environmental Fact Sheet; EPA/530-SW-91-084; March 1992."

* "Some Deadlines in Federal Regulations Extended for Small Landfills; Extra Time Provided to Landfills in Midwest Flood Regions; Environmental Fact Sheet; EPA/530-SW-93-024; September 1993."

* "Criteria For Solid Waste Disposal Facilities; A Guide for Owners/ Operators; EPA/530-SW-91-089; March 1993." Website: www.epa gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/criteria/landbig.txt

* "Safer Disposal For Solid Waste: The Federal Regulations for Landfills; EPA/530-SW-91-092: March 1993." Website: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/safedis.htm

* "Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria Technical Manual; EPA530-R93-017; November 1993." Website: www.epa. gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill/techman/index.htm

* "Landfill Reclamation; EPA 530-F-97-001; July 1997." Website: www.epa. gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill.htm

* "Geosynthetic Clay Liners Used in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; EPA 530-F-97-002; July 1997." Website: http://epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill.htm

* "Lining of Waste Containment and Other Impoundment Facilities; EPA/ 600/2-88/062; September 1988."

* "Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Waste Containment Facilities; EPA/600-R-93-182; September 1993."

* "The Use of Alternative Materials for Daily Cover at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; EPA/600/R-93/172; PB 92 227 197; July 1993."

* "RCRA Subtitle D (258) Seismic Design for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; EPA/600/R-95/051; April 1995."

* "Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Liner Petition Process [40 CFR Part 258. 40(e)]; Interim Final Guidance; Memorandum; Sept. 20, 1993."

* "User Manual Supplement: Using MULTIMED to Evaluate Subtitle D Landfill Designs; SAIC; February 1992." (In Press)

* "Evaluation of Subtitle D Landfill Designs Using the HELP and MULTIMED Models; SAIC; June 1995." (In Press)

* "Site-Specific Flexibility Requests for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Indian Country Draft Guidance; EPA 530-R-97-016; August 1997." Website: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw /muncpl/landfill/indian/siteflex.htm

* "Preparing No-Migration Petitions for Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Guidance Document (Draft); EPA 530-R-96-020; November 1996." Website: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill.htm#nmp

* A list of municipal solid waste landfills? Refer to website: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/landfill. htm#list

* The EPA MSW Fact Book? Refer to website: www.epa/gov/factbook/ index.htm or www.epa.gov/msw/ facts.htm for a summary.

* To talk to someone at EPA? Call Dwight Hlustick (703) 308-8647. E-mail: [email protected]

* A collection of solid waste resources? A CD is available by calling the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hotline toll-free: (800) 424-9346.