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Federal Biosolids Regulations

See: biosolids leaving NYCWasteLess at US Environmental Protection Agency; the basics of biosolids leaving NYCWasteLess (pdf) at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 33, Chapter 26, Subchapter IV, Section 1345: Disposal or use of sewage sludge)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Chapter I, Subchapter O, Part 501: State Sludge Management Program Regulations and Part 503: Standards for the use or disposal of sewage sludge)

Summary: The federal standards for the use or disposal of sewage sludge, known as the Biosolids Rule leaving NYCWasteLess provides comprehensive requirements for the management of biosolids generated during the process of treating municipal wastewater. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also establishes standards for the final use or disposal of sewage sludge during the treatment of domestic sewage for land applications, surface disposal, or incineration. The Rules describe pathogen and vector attraction reduction requirements, and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.

The EPA also regulates state sludge management programs. States must get federal approval for the management of facilities and end uses for biosolids including land application, surface disposal, landfilling, and incineration.

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