31 May 1995 Proposed use of optical remote sensing for monitoring emissions from landfills
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Proceedings Volume 2365, Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210823
Event: Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring, 1994, McLean, VA, United States
Abstract
On May 30, 1991, the Office of Air Quality Planning Standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed rules regulating the total non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) landf ills1. Specifically the regulation requires emission controls on any MSW landfill emitting more than 150 Megagrams/year (Mg/yr) (167 tons per year). All landfills with design capacities less than 100,000 Mg (111,000 tons) are automatically exempted. If a landfill's planned capacity exceeds the 100,000 Mg threshold, the NMOC5 must be either estimated or empirically measured on a yearly basis until the total NMOC emissions exceed 150 Mg/yr at which time the installation of a control system is mandatory. The same criteria would also hold for a closed landfill except that the estimate/measurement step would only occur once. The proposed regulation outlined a three—tier approach to be used for this determination.
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Thomas H. Pritchett, "Proposed use of optical remote sensing for monitoring emissions from landfills", Proc. SPIE 2365, Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring, (31 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210823; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.210823
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