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.
- Dallas–Fort Worth area (Rules only apply in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties)
- El Paso area (El Paso County)
- Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area (Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties)
- 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.
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.
- The Decision Support System can help you determine if you are subject to the Chapter 115 rules on municipal solid-waste landfills.
- Resources for small businesses and local governments
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards
- EPA Test Methods
- The Chapter 115 Stakeholder Group helps the agency with air quality issues
- State plan to meet the national ozone standard
- Emissions banking and trading program
- Air permitting and registration
- Tax relief for pollution-control property
- Point source emissions inventory