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Public Notice: Partial Approval, Partial Disapproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; California; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Publish Date: 01/09/2020


EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) plan submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement the EPA's Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Emission Guidelines). This State plan submittal pertains to the regulation of landfill gas and its components from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. We are partially approving the State plan because it meets many of the requirements of the Emission Guidelines. However, we are partially disapproving the State plan because it does not fully meet certain provisions of the Emission Guidelines.


Final Rule


EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-R09-OAR-2019-0393. All documents in the docket are listed on the website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available through, or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information.


This final rule is effective on February 10, 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain material listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of February 10, 2020.

For Further Information Contact

Jeffrey Buss (, EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105. By phone: (415) 947-4152.

Applicant or Respondent

State of California

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