||A plain English guide to the EPA part 503 biosolids rule.
Walker, John M.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wastewater Management.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management,
Sewage sludge as fertilizer--Law and legislation--United States. ;
Sewage disposal--Law and legislation--United States. ;
Sewage sludge--Environmental aspects--United States.
Sewage sludge ;
Waste management ;
Pollution regulations ;
Regulatory guides ;
Sewage disposal ;
Sludge disposal ;
Land application ;
Ground disposal ;
Administrative procedures ;
Government policies ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Disease vectors ;
40 CFR Part 503 ;
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||viii, 176 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Part 503 rule provides comprehensive requirements for the management of biosolids generated during the process of treating municipal wastewater. The part 503 rule creates incentives for beneficial use of biosolids. EPA believes that biosolids are an important resource that can and should be safely used (e.g., to condition soils and provide nutrients for agricultural, horticultural, and forest crops and vegetation, and for reclaiming and revegetating areas disturbed by mining, construction, and waste disposal activities). The guide to the final rule for the use or disposal of sewage sludge biosolids was developed to help make the Part 503 rule more understandable. Throughout the document sewage sludge is referred to as biosolids to emphasize the beneficial nature of this valuable recyclable resource.
"Authors are John Walker, Municipal Technology Branch, U.S. EPA Office of Wastewater Management, and Lynn Knight and Linda Stein of Eastern Research Group, Inc."--Page [iv]. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 94-0761-M and 2001-0237-M. "September 1994." Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155). "EPA/832/R-93-003." Microfiche.