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ARCHIVE: Code of Practice for Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge


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CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION

1   GENERAL
     1.1   Objectives
     1.2   Benefits
     1.3   Constraints

2   SLUDGE TREATMENT
     2.1  General
     2.2  Pathogens

3   MONITORING OF SLUDGE AND SOIL QUALITY
     3.1   Sludge Quality
     3.2   Sludge Sampling and Analysis
     3.3   Soil Sampling and Analysis

4   POTENTIALLY TOXIC ELEMENTS
     4.1  Soil Limits and Permitted Rates of Application
     4.2  Application to Grassland
     4.3  Soil pH
     4.4  Sludge Concentration Limits
     4.5  Dedicated Sites

5   PLANTING,  GRAZING AND HARVESTING CONSTRAINTS
     5.1  General
     5.2  Transmission of Weeds

6   RECORDS
     6.1  General

7   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
     7.1  General
     7.2  Transport
     7.3  Field Access
     7.4  Odour Control
     7.5  Surface Run-off
     7.6  Water Pollution
     7.7  Farm Storage

APPENDIX
Standing Committee of Analysts:
Methods for the Examination of Waters and Associated Materials

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DOE, Originally issued 1989/1993; Updated 2nd Edition issued in 2006.

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