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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations


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Arizona Waste to Energy

Forming Partnerships to Develop Renewable Energy

On October 24, 2007, U.S. EPA and AZ Department of Agriculture held a workshop in Phoenix, AZ. Over 70 attendees of diverse backgrounds shared information on moving biomass electricity projects forward in the greater Phoenix area.

On this page, please find the following materials from the 10/24/07 workshop:

In addition, please find:


All presentations are in pdf format.

Martin Zeleznik, U.S. EPA
Hassayampa Superfund Site Overview (PDF) (3 pp, 292K)

Dan Moring, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Biomass Waste-to-Energy 101 (PDF) (38 pp, 398K)

Gayle Gordon, Director, Western Regional Biomass Energy Program,
Western Governors' Association
Biomass Utilization: Western Governors' Role (PDF) (11 pp, 236K)

Robin Boudreau, Community Energy
Program Manager, Arizona Department of Commerce
Arizona Department of Commerce - Energy Office (PDF) (28 pp, 593K)

Tim McDonald, Senior Power
Technologies Engineer, Arizona Public Service
Waste-to-Energy Technology Options (PDF) (7 pp, 33K)

Rex Stulting, Manager of Interconnection Development,
Arizona Public Service
APS Generator and Interconnection Processes (PDF) (11 pp, 55K)

Leonard Gold, Manager, Utility Strategies Consulting Group
Ak-Chin Energy Services Biomass Feasibility Experience (PDF) (15 pp, 164K)

Penelope McDaniel, U.S. EPA,
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Renewable Energy Production on Contaminated Lands (PDF) (12 pp, 201K)

Matt Holm, Maricopa County,
Planning and Development
Western Maricopa County Development Patterns (PDF) (17 pp, 2.8M)

Sherman Reed, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Arizona Farm Bill Programs (PDF) (20 pp, 194K)

Alan Watt, USDA Rural Development
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program: Farm Bill Section 9006 (PDF) (13 pp, 149K)

EPA Continuing Efforts

Hassayampa Landfill Superfund Site

As part of the Cleanup-Clean Air initiative, EPA is working to develop renewable energy near the Hassayampa Landfill Superfund site. This site is located near sources of agricultural residue; making it a candidate for a biomass-to-energy system. Solar power may also be a viable alternative. EPA plans to begin a feasibility study soon. Check back for updates!

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Site Location:
40 miles west of Phoenix,
3 miles north of Arlington,
Maricopa County Arizona

If you are a producer in the area and wish to possibly become involved in a biomass project, or if you have other interests/concerns in this project, please contact:

Jen Blonn (blonn.jennifer@epa.gov)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Cleanup-Clean Air
(415) 947-4109

Efforts to Increase Overall Renewable Generation

EPA would like to continue and strengthen the relationships made through the Arizona Waste-to-Energy Workshop. Currently, Cleanup-Clean Air staff are able to provide information and facilitation where needed. If you are interested in these services or have ideas how we can work together to move renewable energy forward, please contact the CCA Team.

Legislative Updates

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Email us content to be posted here. Please send legislative updates related to renewable energy and energy efficiency to the CCA Team.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords introduced the Renewable Energy Assistance Act, H.R. 3807, in October 2007. The bill aims to extend and improve tax incentives for investing in renewable energy and energy-efficient technology.

Information on Cap and Trade Bills proposed in the House and Senate: 

Information on the Pacific Gas & Electric's new agreements with farmers to use manure methane for pipeline quality gas supply: U.S. Climate Policy Developments (PDF) 

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News & Updates

Help share information!
Email information on renewable energy production projects, such as new renewable energy power plant facilities and businesses, to be posted here email the CCA team.

2011 Update on Anaerobic Digester Systems provides summary information on currently installed systems.

Case Study: Haubenschild Farm, Princeton, Minnesota



Help share information!
Email information on funding opportunities and deadlines to the CCA Team.

A comprehensive guide to funding opportunities will be available in EPA's Smart Energy Resources Guide (SERG). We expect SERG to be posted to the web by the end of January 2008. A link to the guide will be available here.

For information on funding opportunities, use the links below.

Contact Information

The Cleanup Clean Air Team

Hassayampa Landfill Superfund site

Martin Zeleznik (zeleznik.martin@epa.gov)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Superfund Division
(415) 972-3543

Interested in Biomass Energy Projects?

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The AgSTAR Program is a voluntary effort sponsored by the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program provides information and tools designed to assist livestock producers (typically swine and dairy farms) in the evaluation and implementation of methane recovery systems appropriate for confined livestock facilities that handle manure as liquids and slurries.

The AgStar website includes valuable information, such as directories of consultants, developers, manufacturers/distributors of covers, manufacturers/distributors of engines and tanks, commodity organizations, and general energy services. Success stories and upcoming events are also available.

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