Category Archives: compliance issues

Land Applier’s Compliance Checklist

If you are a biosolids manager who land applies biosolids to farmland, or utilizes a contractor to land apply your biosolids, the spring is a great time to check for compliance.  The following is not a complete list, but it … Continue reading

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REGULATORY ALERT

There has been a shift in how PADEP is implementing the biosolids land application program.  Due to Act 38, related to manure management, this will affect both wastewater treatment plant managers and farmers who land apply biosolids. What will these … Continue reading

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Anticipated Revisions to Federal Standards for Biosolids Land Application (40CFR Part503)

For years we have been hearing from EPA that Class A pathogen reduction Alternatives 3 and 4 will be “going away.”  EPA scientists are concerned that the current analytical procedures are not rigorous enough to identify helminth ova and enteric … Continue reading

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Nutrient Management Training

Laura Ball, a Research Assistant at Garvey Resources, Inc., is shown here with Dr. Douglas Beegle at a PA Nutrient Management Training Course. Dr. Beegle is a Distinguished Professor of Agronomy at Penn State University.  The two-day training program on … Continue reading

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SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATION – Regulatory Changes on the Horizon

At WEFTEC 2011 there was a meeting of the residuals and biosolids committee.  One topic of discussion was the new Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) regulations that are pending at EPA. WEF and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) … Continue reading

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Building Public Support for Biosolids Management Activities

The following is a summary of a paper presented by Diane Garvey at the NJWEA Annual Conference on May 11, 2011 at Bally’s Atlantic City: Biosolids technology has advanced to the point that there are many ways to process biosolids … Continue reading

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Annual Biosolids Report Time

We’ve been busy collecting data from our wastewater treatment plant clients and preparing their annual reports for USEPA and PADEP.  The annual reports that we provide for our clients are clearly presented in binders that contain all forms, biosolids analyses, … Continue reading

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