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Main Title Role of EPA and the Federal Court in Sludge Management Planning for Greater Boston.
Author Ruta, G. S. ; Stein, M. A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Mass. Region 1.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB2015-104166
Additional Subjects Sewage sludge ; State programs ; Administrative procedures ; Requirements ; Environmental protection ; Boston (Massachusetts) ; Sludge treatment ; Sludge disposal ; Land application ; Permits ; Waste utilization ; Regulations ; Clean Water Act ; Standards compliance
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2015-104166 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/03/2016
Collation 26p
Untreated wastewater and sludge from the greater Boston metropolitan area has been discharged to Boston Harbor in violation of federal law since 1972. After several cooperative efforts to plan for new treatment facilities failed, EPA took an enforcement action in Federal District court against the local sewer authority. Concurrently, and in close cooperation with the local sewer authority, EPA initiated an environmental review and siting process for new facilities, including sludge management facilities. EPA's concurrent planning and enforcement efforts had positive results in that they encouraged early sharing of information between parties to the court case, motivated dispute resolution outside of court (because parties knew that unresolved disputes would be decided by the Court) and ensured that necessary work would be completed according to established schedules.