The Code of Good Practice is a broad framework of goals to guide these biosolids practices:
Those who take part in the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) commit to do the right thing. NBP participants pledge to uphold these principles of conduct:
NBP participants pledge to follow all applicable laws. This includes federal, state, and local requirements for wastewater treatment:
- Disposal of biosolids away from the facility
Provide biosolids that meet the applicable standards for their intended use or disposal.
Environmental Management System
Develop an environmental management system for biosolids. This includes a method of independent third-party verification. The verification ensures effective ongoing Biosolids operations.
Enhance the monitoring of Biosolids production and management practices.
Promote good housekeeping practices for biosolids production:
This includes final use or disposal operations.
Contingency and Emergency Response Plans
Develop response plans for unanticipated events. We plan for these emergencies:
- Inclement weather
- Equipment malfunctions
Sustainable Management Practices and Operations
Enhance the environment by committing to sustainable practices. We work to make sure our lessen the environmental impact of our practices. We do this by using an environmental management system.
Prepare and put in place a plan for preventive maintenance. We take care of our equipment used to manage biosolids and wastewater solids.
Seek continual improvement in all aspects of biosolids management.
Provide methods of effective communication with gatekeepers, stakeholders, and interested citizens. We update stakeholders on the key elements of each environmental management system. This includes information relative to system performance.