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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-777


Public Notice for the Development of a Conservation District Administrative Manual for the Implementation of Beneficial Use of Sewage Sludge by Land Application

[28 Pa.B. 2321]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice is announcing the development of a Conservation District Administrative Manual for the participation of Conservation Districts in the implementation of beneficial use of sewage sludge (biosolids) by land application. The rules and regulations governing the land application of sewage sludge were effective on May 27, 1997 (See Volume 27, Number 4, Saturday, January 25, 1997 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin).

   The Department may enter into an agreement with a county conservation district with the approval of the State Conservation Commission to authorize the county conservation district to:

   1.  Provide information and written materials to the general public, the regulated community and the agricultural community concerning the land application of biosolids.

   2.  Conduct education sessions with interested parties on the land application of biosolids.

   3.  Provide site evaluation for the land application of biosolids as appropriate.

   4.  Conduct inspections of land application facilities and those areas where biosolids are applied.

   5.  Take samples of biosolids delivered to application sites.

   6.  Other duties as mutually agreed to in a delegation agreement.

   The Department is anticipating seeking approval for the manual and the delegation agreement at the July 1998 meeting of the State Conservation Commission.

   Persons wishing to obtain a copy of the draft Conservation District Administrative Manual and related documents should submit a request to the DEP central office listed. Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service by calling (800) 654-5984 (TDD users or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

   Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Quality Protection
Division of Conservation Districts and
Nutrient Management
Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor
P. O. Box 8465
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8465
(717) 783-7577

   E-mail address:  FISCUS.FRED@A1.DEP.STATE.PA.US
World Wide Web Address:

   The draft manual and related documents are on file at the Harrisburg office of the Division of Conservation Districts and Nutrient Management, Bureau of Water Quality Protection at the location noted above. Anyone wishing to review a copy of the draft manual, or to receive further information should contact Fred Fiscus of that office.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-777. Filed for public inspection May 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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