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Biosolids Land Applier

The following are approved as reference sources for the ABC examinations. Land appliers should use the latest edition of these reference sources to prepare for the exam.

Class I and II Exams

California State University, Sacramento, Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II.
Available from: www.owp.csus.edu, phone (916) 278-6142

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 503: Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge.
Available online.

National Biosolids Partnership. 2005. National Manual of Good Practice for Biosolids. Alexandria, VA.
Available online from: www.biosolids.org, select “NBP EMS Program,” then “Manual of Good Practice”

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. September 1994. A Plain English Guide to the EPA Part 503 Biosolids Rule. EPA/832/R-93/003. Available online.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. July 2003. Environmental Regulations and Technology: Control of
Pathogens and Vector Attraction in Sewage Sludge.
EPA/625/R-92/013. Available online.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. December 1994. Land Application of Sewage Sludge. EPA/831-B-93-002b. Available online.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. September 1995. Process Design Manual – Land Application of
Sewage Sludge and Domestic Septage
. EPA/625/K-95/001. Available online.

Water Environment Federation. 1998. Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants - MOP 8, Volume 3: Solids Processing and Disposal. Available from: www.wef.org, phone (800) 666-0206

Water Environment Federation. 2002. Survival Guide: Public Communications for Water Professionals.
Available from: www.wef.org, phone (800) 666-0206

Class II Exams Only

Washington State Department of Ecology. April 1999. Managing Nitrogen from Biosolids.
Available online.

Water Environment Research Foundation. Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen in Biosolids. Project Number: 97-REM-3. Available from: www.werf.org, phone (703) 684-2470

Water Environment Research Foundation. 2006. Public Perception of Biosolids Recycling: Developing Public Participation and Earning Trust. Project Number: 00-PUM-5. Available from: www.werf.org, phone (703) 684-2470