Why it matters
A new way to regulate biosolids
Our understanding and experience of how to manage biosolids has increased considerably since we developed the rules that apply to the reuse of biosolids. New contaminants of concern have emerged in the past 25 years and it is important that our regulation of biosolids is fit for purpose and protective of human health and the environment.
The work we are doing to review the regulation of biosolids and best practice approaches is of interest to other Australian as well as international jurisdictions.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is consulting with:
- the community
- local councils
- Aboriginal Land Councils
- EPA licenced sewage treatment plant operators
- waste associations and contractors
- farmers and landowners
- mining operators
- research institutions
government agencies and jurisdictions.
We want to understand how changes to the regulation of biosolids may affect different industry sectors and businesses, and whether support is needed.
Your views on the questions posed in the Biosolids Regulatory Review Issues Paper are highly valued and will inform the development of the Biosolids Regulatory Approach.
We want to get your feedback on:
Regulation of biosolids
Biosolids Guidelines Technical Review
Future regulatory approach
Have your say
Public consultation on the NSW Biosolids Regulatory Review is now open.Once you have reviewed the Issues Paper you can provide your feedback by completing the guided questions below. The questions should take about 30 minutes to complete. You do not need to answer every question.
If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, your feedback may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.
The EPA may publish all or part of your feedback on its website, on its online consultation platform or in a consultation report. In providing us with your feedback, you consent to the EPA publishing all or part of your submission. If you would like all or part of your feedback to be withheld from publication, please let us know when making your feedback.
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