11/16/2018 - 1/25/2019
EPA’s Office of Inspector General Reviews EPA’s Biosolids Regulatory Program
On November 15th, the U. S. EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), an independent review branch of the Agency, released a report reviewing EPA’s biosolids regulatory program. The report is the OIG’s narrow perspective. EPA fully supports biosolids recycling and disagrees with parts of the report, while agreeing to some recommended improvements.
See the OIG page for details & to download the report and summary.
Read EPA’s response: Appendix D in the report.
Biosolids groups’ Guide & FAQ re OIG report (11/28/18)
Biosolids & compost groups’ joint letter to the OIG (11/29/18)
Northwest Biosolids’ letter to the OIG (11/29/18)
NACWA letter to the OIG (12/4/18)
WEF news article about the OIG report (Dec. 2018)
EHS news story (Jan. 25, 2019)