By Trung Le, Northwest Biosolids Research Committee and Brown & Caldwell
New PFAS Outreach Resources
WA State General Permit for Biosolids
The Washington State Dept. of Ecology announced their determination that the general permit under WAC-173-308 is the best approach to implementing the statewide program. This is following a complete review of comments, of which Northwest Biosolids comments were included, on the preliminary notice to issue a revised general permit.
COVID-19 Surveillance Recommendations
The Water Research Foundation recently released "Wastewater Surveillance of the COVID-19 Genetic Signal in Sewersheds: Recommendations from Global Experts." The aim of this report is to present guidance on sampling standards, results interpretation and methods for tracking COVID-19.
U.S. Biosolids Program Welcomes New Staff
COVID-19 News & Resources
Office of Inspector General Responds to EPA
Proposed Biosolids Project in Yelm
The proposed biosolids land application project in Yelm (WA) has a coordinated anti-biosolids community group. The land owner for the proposed project recently cancelled their involvement.
Among the community group's efforts, Preserve the Commons has:
EPA ECHO Database
Council Meeting on Biosolids
EPA ECHO Biosolids Data Online