AMSA, WEF provide support to EPA on addition of biosolids to compost definition

The Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and Water Environment Federation submitted separate comments in support of EPA's 12-10-03 Federal Register Comprehensive Procurement Guideline V and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice V proposed rulemaking, which propose a revision of the current compost designation to include biosolids.

Feb 10th, 2004


Feb. 10, 2004 -- The Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and Water Environment Federation submitted separate comments in support of EPA's 12-10-03 Federal Register Comprehensive Procurement Guideline V and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice V proposed rulemaking, which propose a revision of the current compost designation to include biosolids.

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Class A biosolids would be placed on the federally endorsed list of products the federal government can purchase. Wastewater treatment facilities that generate Class A biosolids would have a new potential buyer - the federal government.

This action shows continued federal support for the land-application of biosolids and is in accordance with EPA's responses in late-December 2003 to a July 2002 National Research Council report in support of land-application of biosolids and the Agency's rejection of a petition for a moratorium on the land-application of biosolids proposed by the Center for Food Safety.

Comments were due to EPA on February 9, 2004. To view comments sent to the RCRA-2003-0005 electronic docket, visit [THIS LINK] and follow the instructions.
EPA 12-10-03 Proposed Rule to Include Biosolids in Compost Designation [LINK]
Related Documents:
AMSA Comments in Support of Propose Rule: http://biosolids.policy.net/relatives/27381.pdf
WEF Comments in Support of Proposed Rule: http://biosolids.policy.net/relatives/27382.pdf


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