Subject: Conservation and development; solid waste; water quality; sludge;
septage; land application.
Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to prohibit the land application of sludge or septage except for exceptional quality biosolids. The bill would require municipally owned wastewater treatment facilities to accept septage for treatment. The bill would establish a Biosolids Conversion Special Fund to provide grants to municipal wastewater facilities for the purpose of converting septage and sludge to exceptional quality biosolids.
Read the bill as introduced (10 pages)