Environmental Management Systems for Biosolids
Formal management systems and training can help ensure quality management practices that reduce the chances of violations, public upset, and "dumb mistakes."
Managing Your Biosolids Program Beyond Regulatory Compliance - presentation to the Biosolids 101 Workshop, WEF Residuals & Biosolids Conference, May 4, 2013 (3.4 MB low-resolution PDF). Includes live-link references to key informational documents & websites.
Some New England and eastern Canadian wastewater treatment facilities and biosolids management programs developed Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for biosolids. Most are based on the "Biosolids Management Program" (BMP) of the National Biosolids Partnership. Others follow the standards set forth in ISO 14001.
NEBRA encourages organizations to adopt an Environmental Management System (EMS), because it helps assure quality programs and smooth operations. Contact the NEBRA office for further details.
Formal EMS Programs in New England & Eastern Canada
Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility
ISO 14001 CERTIFIED, 1999
Private Biosolids Management Facilities - Biosolids EMS
Resource Management, Inc. Biosolids Management Facility - NBP CERTIFIED, November 2009; maintained annual Platinum Level re-certification into 2012, then was recognized at the new Gold Level Recognition level beginning October 9, 2012, which requires annual interim internal audits and 3rd-party re-verfication audits every 5 years.
Casella Organics Hawk Ridge Compost Facility - NBP CERTIFIED, January 2009; maintained annual Platinum Level re-certification, which requires annual 3rd-party re-verification audits, through 2012. No longer certified.
Organizations Trained / Formerly Recognized for Biosolids EMS
Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority, Maine - NBP CERTIFIED, July 2010. Maintained annual Platinum Level re-certification, which requires annual 3rd-party re-verification audits, through 2012. No longer certified.
Transaqua (Greater Moncton), New Brunswick - NBP CERTIFIED, June 2010. Maintained annual Platinum Level re-certification, which requires annual 3rd-party re-verification audits, through 2012. No longer certified.
- Mechanic Falls Sanitary Treatment District, Maine - completed training & initial internal audit.
- Bangor, Maine - some training completed.
- Merrimack, New Hampshire - training completed.