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25 Pa. Code § 273.292. Gas control and monitoring.

§ 273.292. Gas control and monitoring.

 (a)  The operator shall implement the gas control and monitoring plan approved under §  273.171 (relating to gas monitoring and control plan).

 (b)  The operator shall control decomposition gases generated within the site to prevent danger to workers, structures and to occupants of adjacent property.

 (c)  Gas venting and monitoring systems shall be installed during construction at facilities.

 (d)  Gas monitoring shall be conducted in accordance with the approved plan. Gas monitoring shall be conducted quarterly by the operator during active operations and after closure until the Department determines in writing that gas monitoring is not necessary to ensure compliance with the act, the environmental protection acts, regulations promulgated thereunder and the terms and conditions of the permit.

 (e)  Combustible gas levels may not equal or exceed:

   (1)  Twenty-five percent of the lower explosive limit in a structure within the site.

   (2)  The lower explosive limit at the boundaries of the site.

 (f)  The operator shall conduct active forced ventilation of the facility, using vents located at least 3 feet above the landfill surface if one of the following applies:

   (1)  Passive venting has caused or may cause violations of subsection (e).

   (2)  Induced positive gas flows will prevent or control offsite odors.


   The provisions of this §  273.292 amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (226228).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  271.113 (relating to closure plan); and 25 Pa. Code §  273.171 (relating to gas monitoring and control plan).

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