California’s Landfill Methane Rule is First of Kind in US

Landfill Gas and GHG Reduction Contracts for SCS Engineers in San Diego

SCS Engineers, has been awarded two contracts by the City of San Diego to assist with operations, monitoring and maintenance of the Arizona Street and South Chollas Landfill gas collection system and to comply with requirements of Assembly Bill (AB) 32.

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Long Beach, California based consulting firm, SCS Engineers, has been awarded two contracts by the City of San Diego to assist with operations, monitoring and maintenance (OM&M) of the Arizona Street and South Chollas Landfill gas collection system and to comply with requirements of Assembly Bill (AB) 32.

 

The company explained that AB 32 requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and includes specific provisions for landfills.

 

According to the consultants, it is the first regulatory program in the country to take a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing climate change.

 

A major component of the bill, the Landfill Methane Rule (LMR), requires landfill owner/operators to reduce methane emissions through proper operation of landfill gas collection and control systems and collect and report GHG emissions data in a timely manner.

 

Under the GHG contract, SCS said that it will provide LFG modeling, emission calculations, and reporting; landfill flare gas monitoring and reporting; landfill flare source testing; instantaneous and integrated surface monitoring, regulatory agency liaison; compliance, permitting, and engineering services; and other related as-needed services designed to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as the local environment.

 

Under the OM&M contract for contract involving two inactive City-owned landfill sites, the Arizona Street and South Chollas sites, SCS said that it will provide monitoring and reporting of the operations of the landfill gas collections system wellfields, LFG flare monitoring and reporting; perimeter gas migration probe monitoring, landfill flare source testing; instantaneous surface monitoring, regulatory agency liaison; compliance, permitting, and engineering services; and other related as-needed services designed to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as the local environment.

 

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