Regulations Corner - October 2019

PFAS Fact Sheet
The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) has created a PFAS Fact Sheet. The 2-page fact sheet presents an overview of PFAS: what they are, where they are, human health considerations and a call to action based on science. You can access the PFAS Fact Sheet here.  

Leadership Spotlight Series

Young Meeta wanted to work in the airline business and travel the world.  She had dreams of ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers with her gracious attitude and winning smile as a flight attendant.  Eventually, this dream changed and Meeta knew her destiny was to become a doctor, but not just any doctor. Fate would have it in 2008 when her Masters advisor asked the magic question that cemented her future, “do you know what biosolids are?”  From that point on there was no looking back, Meeta earned her doctorate in soil science doing her dissertation work with biosolids. 

Let Them Eat Cake

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Regulations Corner - June 2019

Regulations Corner

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: 

Regulations Corner - May 2019

Regulations Corner

WA Ecology PFAS Chemical Action Plan

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) hosted a webinar to share the latest developments in their draft PFAS Chemical Action Plan on May 15, 2019. You can review the presentation, questions, attendee list and updated timeline on the PFAS Chemical Action Plan website

Alaska Announces PFAS Stance

Regulations Corner - March 2019

Regulations Corner

EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan
U.S. EPA released their PFAS Action Plan February 2019 with the purpose of "describing EPA's approach to identifying and understanding PFAS, approaches to addressing current PFAS contamination, preventing future contamination, and effectively communicating with the public about PFAS." Among the actions, media other than drinking water are included with specific actions to: