Municipal PCR Draft Credit 6: Energy Efficient and Low Emissions Operations (x points)

Intent:

Reduce the environmental footprint of material recovery facility and organics processing operations.

Requirements:

Demonstrate that organics recovering facility and processing operations meet the following targets:

  • <[XX diesel gallon equivalent energy consumption per ton of product
  • For [50% of rolling stock or [50% of total fuel consumption: Utilize low-sulfur diesel fuel; install catalytic and particulate pollution control devices and/or utilize the ISX12N engine from Cummins Westport or equivalent class of diesel engines
  • For [50% of Processing Equipment:
    • Utilize electric equipment or use ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel; install catalytic and particulate pollution control devices and/or
    • Utilize ILEV or ULEV diesel engines
  • Limit onsite turnaround time to an average of 15 minutes
  • Reduce VOC emissions from active composting phase by 80%
  • Institute best practice dust control techniques

Covered activities include:

  • Take measures to improve energy efficiency per ton of output (machines and buildings)
  • Procure energy efficient or alternative fueled rolling stock (front-end loaders; forklifts; yard hustlers and other onsite hauling) vehicle emissions
  • Procure low emission processing equipment with best available emissions control (e.g. windrow turning equip. + other)
  • Minimize emissions from collection vehicle queuing through idling policies and minimizing facility turnaround time
  • Implement interior and site-level dust & litter suppression
  • Employ odor control technology as warranted
  • Methane & other emissions control for composting
  • ULEV engines count 2X ILEV engines

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