• New Biosolids General Permit
  • January 22, 2014 | Author: Barbara U. Rodriguez-Pashkowski
  • Law Firm: Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. - Phoenix Office
  • The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced a streamlined water quality control permit for land application of biosolids as fertilizer is available for wastewater treatment facilities that treat domestic sewage.

    Applying for and securing a general permit is a more cost-effective and efficient way for ADEQ to permit discharges from like facilities. The application process for a general permit is expected to be less than four months and cost between $1,250 and $2,000.

    Wastewater treatment facilities operating under an individual permit (i.e., AZPDES) may be eligible for the Biosolids General Permit when it renews its permit.

    Information about the General Permit is posted at www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/permits/gen.html