you should know...
The City is committed to managing its biosolids in an environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and cost-effective manner. We are constantly reviewing the program and incorporating continual improvements. Recently the City completed an interim audit of their Biosolids EMS Program. The audit was performed September 28 to October 1, 2015 by a 3rd party auditor. The auditor verified that the City’s biosolids program meets the requirements of the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) Biosolids Management Program (BMP) and recommended continued certification in the NBP BMP at the Platinum Level status. To view a summary of the findings and the final audit report click here.
The management of biosolids is supported by several divisions within the Bureau of Sanitation. Each division is important in helping the City manage its biosolids in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Listed below are the mission statements for each division. The management team organizational chart is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format.
- Bureau of Sanitation:
To protect the public and environment.
- Treatment Plant Division:
(Hyperion Treatment Plant, Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant): To protect public health and the environment by providing quality, cost effective wastewater treatment, residual management, and resource recovery.
- Industrial Safety and Compliance Division:
Preparing employees to safely and effectively perform their roles in protecting the public and the environment.
- Industrial Waste Management Division:
To protect public health and safety, the wastewater system, and the environment by implementing an effective and efficient program for source control of pollutants while enhancing relationships with industry, government, and public.
- Environmental Monitoring Division:
To provide quality and cost-effective environmental data, research and assessment in support of the Bureau's operation, compliance, and source control activities to protect public health and the environment.
- Regulatory Affairs Division:
To assist the Bureau in proactively identifying, understanding, and responding to existing, emerging, and evolving environmental issues, policies, legislation, and regulations, ensuring they are reasonably achievable, and scientifically based, while partnering with regulatory agencies, environmental groups, City offices and other affected stakeholders.
- Solid Resources Processing and Construction Division:
To serve the public and protect the environment by the operation of transfer stations and yard trimmings processing facilities, and through the beneficial use and management of City-owned landfills, while providing support to the Bureau's Solid Resources Management Program.
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