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Economic Impact Analysis: General Permit for Biosolids

Publication number Date Published
15-07-014March 2015
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Author(s) Kasia Patora
Description The General Permit for Biosolids Management (general permit) regulates public and private entities that treat, store, transfer, apply or dispose of biosolids in the State of Washington. There are currently 396 applicable facilities. The general permit is the primary regulatory mechanism for approving the final use or disposal of biosolids in the state.

The existing general permit will expire on August 20, 2015. Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is issuing a new general permit to replace the existing one. An Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) was conducted on the first general permit in 1997, then on the following general permits in late 2004 and in 2010. In 2007, Ecology adopted the rule Chapter 173-308 WAC, Biosolids Management, and economic analyses were conducted for the rule.

This current EIA focuses on the potential economic impact of compliance with the draft new general permit.
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Keywords economic impact analysis, General Permit for Biosolids, General Permit, biosolids
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