OCTOBER 2010
                                        

NSWMA comments on biogenic sources of greenhouse gases

The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) recently submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from biogenic sources should be treated under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule. NSWMA argued that the GHG produced from biomass should not be regulated in the same manner as anthropogenic GHG under the tailoring rule.

In addition, NSWMA’s comments urged EPA to remain consistent with protocols involving greenhouse gases and exclude biogenic emissions from the rule. NSWMA believes that if biogenic sources and their emissions are not excluded from the tailoring rule, it will jeopardize the investment in biogenic energy sources.