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MAINTAINING BIOSOLIDS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION

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The City of Los Angeles was certified and admitted into the National Biosolids Partnership's (NBP) biosolids Environmental Management System (EMS) program in September 2003. Through a certification process that included verification by an independent third party, the City's biosolids EMS was found to exceed regulatory compliance, utilize best management practices, and provide meaningful opportunities for public involvement. Acceptance into the NBP EMS program commits the City to maintaining these standards and identifying continual improvements to help maintain a biosolids management program that is accepted by the public, and provides benefits to the environment. This paper will focus on the process the City used to address the nonconformances from the certification audit and implement continual improvements in preparation for the interim audit conducted in August 2004.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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