Participation in a task force is one of the opportunities for our partners to contribute to the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance. One example is our Biosolids and Manure Task Force, which undertook a comparative analysis of the federal and state regulations governing the application of biosolids and manure in the US and hopes to encompass Canada as well. That work has been embedded in an online tool, called GIS-P (rhymes with crispy), that presents the regulatory data alongside other contextualizing data in a geographically browsable format.
Member organizations of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance and other invitees from industry and government are contributing to the task force by providing oversight and feedback. Thank you to our Oversight Board members representing Kieser & Associates, Lystek International, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Mid-Atlantic Biosolids, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Milk Producers Federation, NEFCO, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association, Smithfield Foods, Synagro, US EPA, and Veolia.
The task force objectives are:
- To compile and compare all state and federal regulations related to biosolids and manure land applications
- To identify local variations in regulatory interpretations
- To produce an online tool that facilitates study of the data, now available here
If you would like to support the work of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, please contact us about joining as a member.