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Biosolids Use Regulations [REPEALED] See Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation at 9 VAC 25 - 32 [12 VAC 5 ‑ 585]
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Description The regulations protect public health by ensuring that treated sewage sludge, known as biosolids, permitted for land application, marketing or distribution is properly treated or stabilized, that land application of biosolids is performed properly, and that the escape of biosolids into state waters is prevented.
State Authority 32.1-164
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether the regulations continue to protect public health by ensuring that treated sewage sludge, known as biosolids, permitted for land application, marketing or distribution is properly treated or stabilized, that land application of biosolids is performed properly, and that the escape of biosolids into state waters is prevented.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph Hilbert  / Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: joe.hilbert@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)864-7001    FAX: (804)864-7022    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0585 Repeal 12VAC5-585 Biosolids Use Regulations (Registrar's Office Project) - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Enforcement and Site Management Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/17/2007.
Certification of Land Appliers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2007.
Amendments in response to a petition for rulemaking Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/9/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee Amendment NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 7/26/2007 after the comment period had ended.
Amendment to provide standards for field storage of biosolids. Proposed Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.
Access Control Amendment Proposed Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.