California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Landfill Gas Monitoring Made Easy Workshop, August 2005

Goals of the Workshop:

  • Gain a basic understanding of California LFG monitoring standards
  • Develop an understanding of how different landfill gas monitors work
  • Compare results and techniques between attendees
  • Promotes proficiency in landfill gas (LFG) monitoring
  • Familiarizes trainees with accepted LFG monitoring techniques
  • Provides an understanding of LFG monitoring issues
  • Discusses state minimum standards using real world examples
  • Builds experience quickly

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to LFG basics
  • Introduction to LFG instrument operation procedures
  • Operation of LFG monitors
  • Monitoring for LFG
  • Evaluating monitoring results
  • Hands-on monitoring in simulated field conditions
  • Discussion of state minimum standards for LFG

Dated and Locations:

August 18, 2005--Visalia
August 23, 2005--South San Francisco
August 25, 2005--Ukiah Cancelled
August 30, 2005--Los Angeles


Thirty-five people attended the training including representatives of solid waste facilities, local enforcement agency staff (LEAs), and CIWMB staff. Attendees were offered CEU credits for this workshop from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).


  • John Bell, CIWMB, Permitting and Enforcement Division
  • Peter Janicki, CIWMB, Remediation, Closure and Technical Services Branch
  • Gino Yekta, CIWMB, Remediation, Closure and Technical Services Branch


Last updated: June 12, 2007
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