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Controlling VOC Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from municipal solid waste landfills. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.

Areas Affected

Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 5 Exit the TCEQ

Rule Description

  • Reduces VOC emissions from municipal solid waste landfills by requiring the installation of a gas collection and control system.
  • Requires testing to demonstrate compliance with the control requirements.
  • Requires monitoring operating parameters of gas collection and control systems and maintaining records.
  • Affected sources must submit an emissions inventory to the TCEQ.
  • The rules are a contingency measure in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area, so compliance is not currently required.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for municipal solid waste landfills discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.

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