Guidance Document for the Beneficial Use of Municipal Biosolids, Municipal Sludge and Treated Septage

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Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

SYLVIS’s extensive experience in planning and policy development is national in scope. SYLVIS has worked with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Biosolids Task Group to develop a Canada-wide approach for the management of municipal biosolids, sludge and treated septage.

The CCME is the primary forum for action on Canadian environmental issues of national concern and is composed of representatives of each of the provincial/territorial governments and of federal government agencies.

Working with our project partner and the CCME’s Biosolids Task Group, SYLVIS developed consultation materials to support the CCME’s policy and principles on the beneficial use of biosolids, sludge and treated septage. These consultation materials were an essential component in ensuring the consideration of stakeholder comments, questions and concerns in developing this important initiative.

The Canada-wide approach culminated in SYLVIS authoring the Guidance Document for the Beneficial Use of Municipal Biosolids, Municipal Sludge and Treated Septage. The Guidance Document serves as a tool for generators and regulators and is composed of best management guidelines covering all aspects of the beneficial use of biosolids, sludge and treated septage in land application and energy generation.

The Guidance Document is currently available for Canada-wide use on the CCME website: http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/pn_1473_biosolids_guidance_eng_1.0.pdf.