Polk County Phase III Gas Collection System Operations

Project Description

Jones Edmunds provided services required to operate and maintain Title V compliance for Polk County’s Phase III Landfill Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) in 2012-2013. Additionally, Jones Edmunds provided training services to familiarize County personnel with the GCCS and assisted with the transition to County operation of the GCCS in 2013.

Jones Edmunds operated, maintained, and repaired the Phase III blower/ flare station and wellfield during weekly site visits. Activities including standard maintenance activities such as modifying gas collection wells; lubricating gas collection blowers; and trouble-shooting pump, flow meter, and failsafe valve malfunctions. Personnel were available by phone on a 24-hour basis to provide County personnel with technical assistance in restarting the blower flare station during unexpected system shut downs. Additionally, personnel were available on site within four hours to perform emergency system evaluations and repairs if necessary.

In addition to the day-to-day operation of the GCCS, Jones Edmunds performed Title V monitoring and reporting to maintain compliance with the site’s Title V operations permit. Jones Edmunds balanced the wellfield weekly and performed wellfield monitoring and surface emissions monitoring monthly. Additionally, Jones Edmunds performed visible emissions monitoring of the flare stack.

Jones Edmunds documented all aspects of their work at the site and prepared a majority of the Title V reports for the site. The reports included NSPS/NESHAP Semi-Annual Report, Title V Annual Operating Report (AOR) and Statement of Compliance, Annual Title V Emission Form and Fee Calculation, Visible Emissions Testing, and Surface Emissions Monitoring.

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