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A review of the current Canadian legislative framework for wastewater biosolids : Examen de l'actuel cadre législatif des biosolides municipaux au Canada




The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulates the sale and import of biosolids intended for use as a fertilizer or supplement, and issues a Letter of No Objection (LONO) for sale of products that meet its standards and requirements under the Fertilizers Act and Regulations. [...] The provinces manage the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment and/or composting facilities, and also the processing, use and disposal of biosolids including land application, through the provincial/territorial acts and regulations. [...] Background The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is composed of the environment ministers from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. [...] The design, operation and maintenance of sludge treatment and disposal facilities should ensure protection of the receiving environment and the safety of public health. [...] The municipalities of AB also establish standards for the wastewater entering their facility, and the province regulates the quality of water leaving the facility and any waste disposal practices.


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