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Main Title Regulation of municipal sewage sludge under the Clean Water Act Section 503 : a model for exposure and risk assessment for MSW-compost /
Author Ryan, James A. ; Chaney, R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chaney, Rufus Lee,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA 600-A-94-023
Stock Number PB94-146487
OCLC Number 29235358
Subjects Sewage disposal--Law and legislation--United States ; Compost
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge ; Regulations ; Municipalities ; Water pollution control ; Clean Water Act ; Exposure ; Risk assessments ; Standards ; Composts ; Industries ; Utilization ; Land application ; Quality control ; Pathogens ; Reduction ;
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-A-94-023 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-A-94-023 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/09/2017
NTIS  PB94-146487 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
Efforts have not begun to regulate MSW-compost at the Federal level, nor in most states. However, municipal sewage sludge regulations under the Clean Water Act Section 503 have been proposed and are being finalized. The CWA-503 regulations will be applicable to municipal sewage sludge products including MSW-sludge composts. MSW-compost, being similar to municipal sewage sludge-compost and having similar uses, will ultimately be required to meet similar standards or at least similar methodology will be used to develop standards for MSW-compost. Therefore, an understanding of the methodology and its data requirements will be beneficial in the development of appropriate data for MSW-composting. Further, voluntary compliance with the CWA-503 regulations should enable the MSW-composting industry to avoid waiting for state regulations. In particular, compliance with the no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) sludge quality limitations, including Class A pathogen reduction, should be acceptable for MSW-compost products.
"EPA 600-A-94-023." Also published in: International Composting Research Symposium (1992 : Columbus, Ohio). Science and Engineering of Composting. "This document has been subjected to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's administrative review." Includes bibliographical references.