On July 15, 2016, the U.S. EPA released its new source performance standard (RIN2060-AM08) for landfills built or modified after July 17, 2014, for methane emissions. The emissions guidelines, which are designed to curb the greenhouse gas methane, lowered the emissions threshold from 50 metric tons of methane to 34 metric tons. This is the same standard set by the EPA applicable to new landfills. New and updated control technologies will need to be installed within 30 months at each landfill meeting the 34 metric tons emission threshold.
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