The 1993 regulation (Part 503 Rule) governing the land application of biosolids was established to protect public health and the environment from reasonably anticipated adverse effects. Included in the regulation are chemical pollutant limits, operational standards designed to reduce pathogens and the attraction of disease vectors, and management practices. This report from the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology evaluates the technical methods and approaches used by EPA to establish those standards and practices, focusing specifically on human health protection. The report examines improvements in risk-assessment practices and advances in the scientific database since promulgation of the regulation, and makes recommendations for addressing public health concerns, uncertainties, and data gaps about the technical basis of the biosolids standards.Advancing Standards and Practices Committee on Toxicants and Pathogens in Biosolids Applied to Land, National Research Council ... http://www.nap.edu/ catalog/10426.html EVALUATION OF EPAa#39;S APPROACH TO SETTING PATHOGEN STANDARDS 318 89/815. ... Pp. 75a78 in Waterborne Pathogens, 1st Ed. AWWA Manual M48. ... Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
|Title||:||Biosolids Applied to Land:|
|Author||:||Committee on Toxicants and Pathogens in Biosolids Applied to Land, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2002-10-01|