Landfill Methane Outreach Program
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Benefits of Joining
When you become an LMOP Partner, you will join a vast network of industry experts and practitioners, and gain access to various technical and marketing resources. LMOP's host of tools can help you identify, develop, and promote the benefits of your landfill gas (LFG) energy project.
Whether you are a landfill owner, project developer, municipal representative, or corporation interested in using LFG, LMOP can provide resources to help you meet your needs. All LMOP Partners have access to some of the following services:
- Network of 900+ Partners (and growing)
- Newsletter and listserv
- Direct project assistance
- Technical and outreach publications
- Project and candidate landfill database
- Support for ribbon-cuttings/other public relations assistance
- Presentations at conferences
- State training workshops
One example of the technical resources is access to our listserv, through which we advertise LFG–related requests for proposals. We also have an economic feasibility tool that is available only to Partners, which allows you to analyze potential projects for various technical and financial factors. Becoming a Partner is free and provides additional exposure for your organization.
When you join LMOP, you will also have access to the LMOP Marketing & Communications Toolkit designed to help LMOP Partners communicate LFG energy benefits, highlight LMOP participation, and develop outreach materials. The Marketing & Communications Toolkit features sample tools for outreach—including easy-to-use items such as logos, invitations, and press releases—that you can download. The Marketing & Communications Toolkit can help you share the good news about LFG energy projects with your community, employees, shareholders, customers, the media, and other stakeholders.
LMOP’s Memoranda of Understanding are currently being updated and are under review. However, the versions currently posted on this Web page are still valid and can be used to join the program.
How to Join
LMOP consists of an Endorser program and four Partnership programs, described below.
Organizations that focus on international activities should consider joining the Global Methane Initiative. LMOP works with the Initiative to promote LFG energy project development globally. More information can be found on the Global Methane Initiative website.
Industry Partners include private landfill owners, developers, consultants, and equipment suppliers. These Partners promote economically and technically sound projects and educate others about the benefits of using LFG as an energy resource. Examples: Ameresco, Broadrock Renewables, Caterpillar, Excelsior Capital, Renewco, Sterling Planet, Sutton Stromart, and Texas Disposal Systems.
Energy Partners include power providers, marketers, and energy end users. Power providers and marketers make LFG an attractive part of their green/renewable energy portfolios. Energy end users provide information about the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of using LFG. Examples: Coca-Cola Refreshments, Dominion East Ohio, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Mercedes Benz, PPL Corporation, Santee Cooper, Shell Energy North America, and Wabash Valley Power.
State Partners include state air and solid waste departments, energy and economic development offices, universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These groups work to encourage coordination among permitting and regulatory offices to lower barriers and increase opportunities for LFG recovery. Examples: Appalachian State University Energy Center, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, North Dakota Department of Health, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Community Partners include local, county, and regional governments, public landfill owners, and nonprofit organizations that develop and publicize LFG use projects. Community Partners work to promote their projects and their participation in LMOP through the development of case studies and community outreach activities. Examples: Baltimore County (Maryland), Boone County Landfill (Iowa), Escambia County (Florida), Grant County Solid Waste (Washington), Monroe County Solid Waste (Wisconsin), and Watauga County (North Carolina).
Endorsers include local, state, regional, and national nonprofit organizations with influence over land use, waste management, or energy use decisions. Examples of current Endorsers are the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, the California Climate Action Registry, the Biomass Energy Resource Center, the state chapters and national office of the Solid Waste Association of North America, and the Southern Research Institute.
If you wish, you can complete your MOU or Agreement on line, or you can simply print the MOU or Agreement and complete it off line.
Please mail or fax your completed MOU or Agreement to:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Change Division
Attn: Landfill Methane Outreach Program
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (MC 6207J)
Washington, DC 20460-0001
That’s it! Please expect to receive your welcome email approximately six to eight weeks after you submit your Partner MOU or Endorser Agreement.
If you have any questions, contact LMOP.