Author Archives: Diane Garvey

About Diane Garvey

Diane Garvey has over 20 years experience as an environmental engineer in the areas of wastewater engineering services and biosolids management. She is proficient in environmental planning, processing, quality control, permitting, marketing, public relations, and recycling. In addition to helping Water Quality Managers comply with State and Federal regulations, Garvey Resources, Inc. offers an array of services including biosolids management planning, permitting assistance, and public outreach and environmental education programs. We are also certified in nutrient and odor management planning.

MABA Summer Technical Symposium and David A. Long Memorial Educational Service Award

Diane will be attending the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association Conference on July 18th and 19th. MABA Summer Technical Symposium in Linthicum Heights, MD Tuesday, July 18 to Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 Making Connections for Effective Biosolids Management   Diane Garvey was recently awarded … Continue reading

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PA’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Recommends Odor Management Plans

Last year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Resolution 2016-60, directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to review the state’s regulations for the use of biosolids via land application. In July of 2017, this review was completed, including an … Continue reading

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New Fact Sheet on Dried Biosolids Distribution and Marketing

The Water Environment Federation, Residuals and Biosolids Committee, Bioenergy Technology Subcommittee, Thermal Drying Taskforce created a new fact sheet, based on a survey, regarding dried product marketing. Some observations follow; Most of the dryers are in the eastern US and the … Continue reading

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Another Look at Triclosan

In July, 2016, our article entitled, “Triclosan?  Just Wash Your Hands!” appeared in Keystone Water Quality Manager Magazine.  At that time, we reported that indicators and research pointed to a minimal risk to humans of the trace amounts of triclosan … Continue reading

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Draft Supplement to Nutrient Management Technical Manual

The State Conservation Commission (SCC) is in the process of writing draft guidance for the next edition of the Nutrient Management Technical Manual dealing with Act 38 participants who utilize Food Processing Residuals (FPRs) and/or Biosolids (Exceptional Quality or Class … Continue reading

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Biosolids Presentation Updates

Diane will be presenting at three upcoming events in September.  Two of the presentations at EPWPCOA will deal with permitting for land application of biosolids and the WEFTEC presentation will cover a paper addressing biosolids hydrolysis and high solids liquid fertilizer … Continue reading

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Triclosan in Biosolids – No Cause for Concern

In recent years, there has been much concern and scrutiny regarding the microconstituents found in biosolids and whether or not they present a human health risk.  Several research projects have focused on one type of microconstituent – antimicrobial compounds.  In … Continue reading

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