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Biosolids Recycling & Criteria in British Columbia. Jack Bryden M.Sc. P.Ag, BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection Science Forum on Biosolids Recycling Truro, Nova Scotia Monday, June 13 th 2005. Presentation Objectives. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Biosolids Recycling & Criteria in British Columbia

    Jack Bryden M.Sc. P.Ag, BC Ministry of Water Land and Air ProtectionScience Forum on Biosolids RecyclingTruro, Nova ScotiaMonday, June 13th 2005

  • Presentation ObjectivesIntroduction and Background on BCs Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR)Implementation of OMRR

  • Organic Matter Recycling RegulationEnacted February, 2002Replaced BC Composting Regulation and Biosolids Permit SystemBased on research; developed over 6 years with many stakeholdersAuthorized under both the Environmental Management Act and Health Act

  • Organic Matter Recycling RegulationWaste Management Act and Health ActA discharger must, ., give notification of any . land application of managed organic matter in volumes greater than 5cubic metres to:the manager .. before the land application of managed organic matter;the medical health officer before the land application of managed organic matter to agricultural land or in a watershed;the Land Reserve Commission .before the land application of managed organic matter within an agricultural land reserve or forest reserve land.

  • Organic Matter RecyclingThe manager may . request additional information.The manager may .. require the discharger to meet the site-specific standards or management practices specified by the manager.

  • Organic Matter RecyclingThe medical health officer . may provide written directions to the discharger that the application of managed organic mattermust not proceed, ormay only proceed subject to conditions specified by the medical health officer.

  • Assessing the nutrients in the foliage assists in refining application rates.

  • Nitrogen present in biosolids is required by plants to grow, however too much nitrogen results in pollution.

  • Biosolids incorporation to wasterock piles at Similco Mines, Princeton, BC.

  • Measurements are made on the crops fertilized with biosolids to assess the growth response.

  • One year growth response of fall rye seeded following the application of biosolids to wasterock piles at Princeton, BC.

  • Assessing the movement of constituents down through the soil profile following biosolids applications is completed using lysimeters that pull water samples from deep in the soil.

  • Biosolids, biosolids compost and other soil amendments are compared for effectiveness in restoring vegetation to ski slopes on Cypress Bowl.

  • Rangeland in Princeton, BC fertilized with biosolids as compared with that receiving inorganic fertilizers.

  • OMRR Regulatory GoalsProtect Human HealthProtect surface and groundwaterEnsure organic matter to be land applied is high qualityConvert valueless waste to being a valuable resource

  • Feed Materials Include: Yard Waste, Food Waste and Other Organic MaterialsCompost Treatment FacilityClass B Compost Requires a land application plan prepared by a Qualified ProfessionalMHO can veto land application to agricultural landOngoing monitoring and reporting of soils at application siteApplication prohibited if soil concentrations exceed standardsClass A Compost (pathogen free)Can be retailed or given awayBiosolids

  • Feed Material is Municipal Sewage SludgeDigestion TreatmentClass A Biosolids pathogen freeClass B Biosolids (Higher Metal Concentrations then Class A)Pathogen FreeNot Pathogen FreeBiosolids Growing Medium (Topsoil)Can be retailed or given awayRequires a land application planMHO can veto applications to agricultural landOngoing monitoring and reporting of soilsApplication prohibited if soil concentrations exceed standards>5m3 requires a land application planMHO can veto applications in Watersheds or on agricultural landsOngoing monitoring and reporting of soilsApplication prohibited if soil concentrations exceed standardsCan be retailed or given away in quantities
  • Organic Matter Recycling RegulationDefines product qualityClass A and B biosolidsBiosolids growing mediaClass A and B compostStorage requirements Composting facility requirements

  • Whistler Gravel PitBiosolids are Class A but applied in quantity >5m3 thus a land application plan is required

  • Sechelt Forest ApplicationsBiosolids meet Class B VAR, pathogen and trace element requirements

  • TopsoilClass A biosolids topsoil product has unrestricted distribution

  • OMRR ImplementationDetermine Applicability of RegulationCompost feed stockBiosolids or Sludge (process & quality)Identify Biosolids/Compost MarketsValuation of recycling optionsSite specific limitationsOMRR Requirements - Requirement for a LAP

  • Trace Element Criteria

  • Prince George Forest FertilizationPrince George Biosolids meet Class A pathogen and Vector Attraction Reduction requirements

  • OMRR Land Application PlanRequired for:Class A biosolids over 5 m3Class B biosolidsClass B compostNOT Required forClass A biosolids under 5 m3Biosolids growing mediaClass A compost

  • OMRR Land Application PlanPrepared by a Qualified ProfessionalProfessional association, code of ethics and subject to disciplinary actionSuitable education, experience and knowledgeRequired for each application siteRequired for each application occurrence360O feedback discharger to professional

  • OMRR Land Application PlanLocation, contact informationBiosolids/compost qualityExisting soil trace element concentrationsApplication rateCalculated post soil concentrationsPost application monitoring (as required)

  • OMRR Class B Site RequirementsPublic accessSignsDepth to groundwaterDistance to surface water, roadsProhibition on application in drinking water watersheds (Safe drinking water regulation)

  • Organic Matter Recycling RegulationBest Management Guidelines Biosolids 101Site specific considerationsDeveloping a Land Application Plan (LAP)Agriculture, Silviculture, ReclamationExample LAPsOMRR Sampling Guidelines

  • Organic Matter RecyclingCortez Islandfrom The Watershed SentinelCortez Island is soon to have a septage composting program. After two years of research and application procedures, permits have now been obtained. The composting will take place on the Linnea farm and the resulting compost will be used in non-food producing areas, such as hedgerows, ornamentals or in forests.Grants from two American Foundations have been received to produce a provocative, half hour video on the legacy and future of pulp pollution in the Puget Sound-Georgia Strait bioregion. "Turning the Toxic Tide" will be broadcast locally, nationally and internationally. Copies of the video should be available this fall from the Save the Georgia Strait Alliance.Contact: Friends of Cortez Island, Box 3333, Manson's Landing, V0P 1K0, 935-6500

  • Linnea Farm, Cortez Island!

  • Kelowna Compost

  • Victoria biosolids land reclamation

  • Victoria biosolids land reclamation

  • Pathogen Reduction ProcessesVector Attraction ReductionPathogen Reduction LimitsQuality CriteriaSampling and analysisRecord keeping

    Pathogen Reduction ProcessesVector Attraction ReductionPathogen Reduction LimitsQuality CriteriaSampling and analysisRecord keeping

    Provided to registered owner of the land.Made available before or after to manager, inspector of Land reserve

    Provided to registered owner of the land.Made available before or after to manager, inspector of Land reserve

    Provided to registered owner of the land.Made available before or after to manager, inspector of Land reserve