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2013 BioFest Early Registration Now OPEN
Visit our conference website to register for our 26th Annual Biosolids Management Conference (BioFest) being held at Campbell's Conference Center in Chelan, WA on September 8-10. Early registration deadline is August 19.
Straight from the Experts - Metals & Contaminants in Biosolids
2012 Excellence in Biosolids Management Award Winner
Congratulations to the 2012 Excellence in Biosolids Management Award Winner, the Town of La Conner, WA. The Town was presented this award during our 25th Anniversary Biosolids Conference for their collaboration with stakeholders, investment in their program and community outreach efforts. You can view their award poster here: 2012 Award Winner - Town of La Conner Biosolids Program Award Poster
NBMA partners with the Pacific NW Clean Watter Assoc. and OR Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies to present this annual award. Previous winners include: Portland, OR; Natural Selection Farms, WA; WES-Clackamas County, OR; SYLVIS, BC; Albany, OR; SoundGro, WA; Boulder Park Inc., WA; Metro Vancouver, BC & City of Tacoma-TAGRO, WA.
National Biogas Production Survey Results
How many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have anaerobic digestion? How many are utilizing the biogas? What percentage of these facilities are feeding additional substrates into their digesters? How is the biogas being used — is it flared, used to drive process machinery, heat the digester, or injected into a natural gas pipeline? These are some of the questions asked of the approximately 1,200 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) currently operating anaerobic digesters across the United States. BioCycle published a project summary written by Maile Lono-Batura, NBMA; Yinan Qi, Black & Veath & Ned Beecher, NEBRA.
View BioCycle December 2012 article
Recently Updated Resources:
NBMA Letter Supporting Ecology's Management of WA State Biosolids Program
The NBMA submitted a letter to Laurie Davies, WA State Department of Ecology's Waste 2 Resources Program Manager, reaffirming our organization's support for the current Washington State Biosolids Program managed by the Department of Ecology.
View the comment letter submitted December 2, 2011
View comment letter regarding Wahkiakum County ordinance sent October 15, 2012
NBMA Comment Letter on EPA's Proposed Solid Waste Rule
The NBMA's Regulations Development Committee submitted a comment letter on August 3rd to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding their proposed rule titled, ""Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste" (40 CFR Part 241).
NBMA Story Featured in Water Environment & Technology
Link to the story on the WE&T website - "Trials, Tribulation, and Triumph: The tale of biosolids management in the Pacific Northwest" by Maile Lono-Batura
National Biosolids End Use & Disposal Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded this project to look at biosolids end-use, disposal, quality and regulations across the nation. Based on the findings received from state regulatory agencies, US EPA, individual wastewater treatment facilities and others, there were 7,180,000 dry U.S. tons of biosolids beneficially used or disposed in 2004. Project team members include BioCycle Magazine, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association, Northwest Biosolids Management Association and Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.
Final Report (7/20/07)
Appendices A-C (Survey, Additional Data, Incinerators, Septage)
Appendix D (State-by-State Biosolids Regulations - Alabama - Missouri)
Appendix D (State-by-State Biosolids Regulations - Montana - Wyoming)