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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU24 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Reconsideration of Standards of Performance and Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills 
Abstract: This action is in response to seven petitions for reconsideration by industry and environmental stakeholders of the agency's promulgated Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and its companion rule, Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. The EPA finalized these two rules on August 29, 2016 (81 FR 59332 and 81 FR 59276). The petitions raised at least one objection to the rule requirements included in the final rule that arose after the comment period or was impracticable to raise during the comment period and that is of central relevance to the rule. In a letter signed May 5, 2017, the Administrator granted reconsideration of six specific issues in a petition from industry representatives: (1) tier 4 surface emission monitoring; (2) annual liquids reporting; (3) corrective action timeline procedures; (4) overlapping applicability with other rules; (5) the definition of cover penetration; and (6) design plan approval, as well as any other matter that will benefit from additional comment. This action proposes the EPA's response to the issues for which the EPA granted reconsideration. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7411 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2022 
Final Rule  01/00/2023 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0215
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Undetermined  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 562212 Solid Waste Landfill 
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
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-5335