40 CFR 98.346 - Data reporting requirements.

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§ 98.346 Data reporting requirements.
In addition to the information required by § 98.3(c), each annual report must contain the following information for each landfill.
(a) A classification of the landfill as “open” (actively received waste in the reporting year) or “closed” (no longer receiving waste), the year in which the landfill first started accepting waste for disposal, the last year the landfill accepted waste (for open landfills, enter the estimated year of landfill closure), the capacity (in metric tons) of the landfill, an indication of whether leachate recirculation is used during the reporting year and its typical frequency of use over the past 10 years (e.g., used several times a year for the past 10 years, used at least once a year for the past 10 years, used occasionally but not every year over the past 10 years, not used), an indication as to whether scales are present at the landfill, and the waste disposal quantity for each year of landfilling required to be included when using Equation HH-1 of this subpart (in metric tons, wet weight).
(b) Method for estimating reporting year and historical waste disposal quantities, reason for its selection, and the range of years it is applied. For years when waste quantity data are determined using the methods in § 98.343(a)(3), report separately the quantity of waste determined using the methods in § 98.343(a)(3)(i) and the quantity of waste determined using the methods in § 98.343(a)(3)(ii). For historical waste disposal quantities that were not determined using the methods in § 98.343(a)(3), provide the population served by the landfill for each year the Equation HH-2 of this subpart is applied, if applicable, or, for open landfills using Equation HH-3 of this subpart, provide the value of landfill capacity (LFC) used in the calculation.
(c) Waste composition for each year required for Equation HH-1 of this subpart, in percentage by weight, for each waste category listed in Table HH-1 to this subpart that is used in Equation HH-1 of this subpart to calculate the annual modeled CH4 generation.
(d) For each waste type used to calculate CH4 generation using Equation HH-1 of this subpart, you must report:
(1) Degradable organic carbon (DOC), methane correction factor (MCF), and fraction of DOC dissimilated (DOCF) values used in the calculations. If an MCF value other than the default of 1 is used, provide an indication of whether active aeration of the waste in the landfill was conducted during the reporting year, a description of the aeration system, including aeration blower capacity, the fraction of the landfill containing waste affected by the aeration, the total number of hours during the year the aeration blower was operated, and other factors used as a basis for the selected MCF value.
(2) Decay rate (k) value used in the calculations.
(e) Fraction of CH4 in landfill gas (F) and an indication of whether the fraction of CH4 was determined based on measured values or the default value.
(f) The surface area of the landfill containing waste (in square meters), identification of the type of cover material used (as either organic cover, clay cover, sand cover, or other soil mixtures). If multiple cover types are used, the surface area associated with each cover type.
(g) The modeled annual methane generation rate for the reporting year (metric tons CH4) calculated using Equation HH-1 of this subpart.
(h) For landfills without gas collection systems, the annual methane emissions (i.e., the methane generation, adjusted for oxidation, calculated using Equation HH-5 of this subpart), reported in metric tons CH4, and an indication of whether passive vents and/or passive flares (vents or flares that are not considered part of the gas collection system as defined in § 98.6) are present at this landfill.
(i) For landfills with gas collection systems, you must report:
(1) Total volumetric flow of landfill gas collected for destruction for the reporting year (cubic feet at 520 °R or 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 atm).
(2) Annual average CH4 concentration of landfill gas collected for destruction (percent by volume).
(3) Monthly average temperature and pressure for each month at which flow is measured for landfill gas collected for destruction, or statement that temperature and/or pressure is incorporated into internal calculations run by the monitoring equipment.
(4) An indication as to whether flow was measured on a wet or dry basis, an indication as to whether CH4 concentration was measured on a wet or dry basis, and if required for Equation HH-4 of this subpart, monthly average moisture content for each month at which flow is measured for landfill gas collected for destruction.
(5) An indication of whether destruction occurs at the landfill facility or off-site. If destruction occurs at the landfill facility, also report an indication of whether a back-up destruction device is present at the landfill, the annual operating hours for the primary destruction device, the annual operating hours for the back-up destruction device (if present), and the destruction efficiency used (percent).
(6) Annual quantity of recovered CH4 (metric tons CH4) calculated using Equation HH-4 of this subpart.
(7) A description of the gas collection system (manufacturer, capacity, and number of wells), the surface area (square meters) and estimated waste depth (meters) for each area specified in Table HH-3 to this subpart, the estimated gas collection system efficiency for landfills with this gas collection system, the annual operating hours of the gas collection system, and an indication of whether passive vents and/or passive flares (vents or flares that are not considered part of the gas collection system as defined in § 98.6) are present at the landfill.
(8) Methane generation corrected for oxidation calculated using Equation HH-5 of this subpart, reported in metric tons CH4.
(9) Methane generation (GCH4) value used as an input to Equation HH-6 of this subpart. Specify whether the value is modeled (GCH4 from HH-1 of this subpart) or measured (R from Equation HH-4 of this subpart).
(10) Methane generation corrected for oxidation calculated using Equation HH-7 of this subpart, reported in metric tons CH4.
(11) Methane emissions calculated using Equation HH-6 of this subpart, reported in metric tons CH4.
(12) Methane emissions calculated using Equation HH-8 of this subpart, reported in metric tons CH4.
[74 FR 56374, Oct. 30, 2009, as amended at 75 FR 66472, Oct. 28, 2010]

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  • 2014-12-11; vol. 79 # 238 - Thursday, December 11, 2014
    1. 79 FR 73750 - Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Addition of Global Warming Potentials to the General Provisions and Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Fluorinated Gas Production
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