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RECORD NUMBER: 42 OF 137
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Landfilling of sewage sludge|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Regulations and Standards.|
|Subjects||Sewage sludge ; Sewage disposal in the ground|
|Additional Subjects||Sludge disposal ; Earth fills ; Municipalities ; Ground water ; Environmental impacts ; Public health ; Risk ; Mathematical models ; Site surveys ; Planning ; Soil properties ; Airports ; Birds ; Floods ; Geological faults ; Seismology ; Coverings ; Disease vectors ; Depth ; Tables(Data) ; Path of pollutants ; Chemicals ; Sewage sludge|
|Collation||xi, ca. 350 p. ; 28 cm.|
The document provides the technical background and justification for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed regulation (40 CFR Part 503) covering the disposal of municipal sewage sludge in sludge-only landfills (monofills). The document summarizes current practices at monofills and presents the risk assessment methodology used to derive human health and environmental risk-based limits for contaminants in monofilled sewage sludge. The underlying assumptions of the risk assessment methodology, embodied in a series of computer models, are discussed, the values assigned to the model parameters are presented and justified, and the risk-based contaminant limits derived by the models are presented. The various siting limitations and management practices mandated by the regulation are discussed and justified.
At head of title: Technical Support Document.