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25 Pa. Code § 271.921. Sewage sludge quality enhancement plan.

§ 271.921. Sewage sludge quality enhancement plan.

 (a)  A person that generates sewage sludge, except a person that generates residential septage or a person that generates sewage sludge meeting the requirements of §  271.911(b)(1) (relating to special requirements), shall prepare a sewage sludge quality enhancement plan in accordance with this section.

 (b)  The plan shall include:

   (1)  A physical, chemical and biological analysis and characterization of the sewage sludge.

   (2)  An evaluation of the impact industrial discharges have on the quality of the sewage sludge.

   (3)  A description of the measures taken by the generator of the sewage sludge to determine whether industrial discharges are in compliance with existing State and Federal pretreatment laws.

   (4)  A description of options to improve the physical, chemical or biological quality of the sewage sludge.

   (5)  A description of how the options were evaluated.

   (6)  An explanation of why each option was selected or rejected.

   (7)  A description of the methods to be used to analyze, evaluate and address potential sources or changes which may affect the quality of sewage sludge.

 (c)  The generator shall review the plan required by this section every 5 years and update it as necessary to address significant changes.

 (d)  The Department may, in writing, waive or modify the requirements of this section for generators of sewage sludge that meet the requirements of §  271.911(b)(1).

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