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RECORD NUMBER: 30 OF 163
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Characteristics of Sewage Sludge from the Northern New Jersey-New York Area, August 1988.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection.|
|Publisher||19 Oct 1988|
|Additional Subjects||Sewage sludge ; Sludge disposal ; Sewage disposal ; New Jersey ; New York ; Waste disposal ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Municipal wastes ; Permit applications ; Water quality ; Water pollution ; Dumping ; Oceans ; Environmental monitoring ; Site surveys ;|
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (MPRSA, PL 92-532) is responsible for regulating disposal of sludge in ocean waters. Effective January 1, 1988, all sewerage authorities in the New York and New Jersey region, under court order, have shifted sewage sludge disposal operations from the 12-mile site in the New York Bight to the 106-mile deepwater municipal sludge site (106-mile site). EPA recently received permit applications from nine sludge generators in the New York-New Jersey area for continued use of the 106-mile site. EPA is in the final process of determining whether to issue or deny permits for continued dumping of sludge.