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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU52 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills That Commenced Construction Prior to July 17, 2014, and Have Not Been Modified or Reconstructed Since July 17, 2014 

This final action implements emission guideline requirements for existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills located in states and Indian country where state plans or tribal plans are not currently in effect, either because the state or local agency failed to submit a plan or because a plan has not yet been approved. Therefore, consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)(2), this rulemaking imposes a federal plan that applies to MSW landfills in any state, tribe, or locale that has not submitted a satisfactory plan. This action makes no changes to the emission standards or compliance times specified in the August 2016 "Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW Landfills" rule (40 CFR part 60, subpart Cf) and is intended to fulfill the EPA's duty under CAA section 111(d)(2) to promulgate a federal plan as a gap-filling measure until the state fulfills its statutory obligations. Upon approval of a state plan, the federal plan will no longer apply to MSW landfills in that state. Pursuant to a court order, the EPA is obligated to promulgate this federal plan by November 6, 2019.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  18-cv-03237-HSG, N.D. California.  11/06/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/22/2019  84 FR 43745   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/07/2019 
Final Rule  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Sheppard
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-4161

Robin Dunkins
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5335