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Biosolids Land Applier Certification

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Since 2022, the United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has estimated that US water reclamation facilities have generated over 3.8 million dry metric tons per year of sewage sludge. Of that quantity, over 2.2 million dry metric tons (or nearly 60 percent) are being recycled back into the environment through biosolids land application. Compliance with the current federal law (i.e., 40 CFR Part 503) mandates that specific regulatory requirements be met, including restricting biosolids land application to the appropriate agronomic rate.

Translating regulatory requirements into a sustainable biosolids management program is challenging. Using numerous real-world examples, the BTECH Biosolids Land Applier (2-Day) Certification course provides a simple, easy-to-understand approach to achieving a successful biosolids recycling program. The course meets the regulatory needs of a broad range of biosolids stakeholders including municipal wastewater facility supervisors and operators, industrial dischargers, agricultural producers and land owners as well as public health regulators and environmental policy makers. The course content is structured to address the technical needs of individuals seeking national biosolids land applier certification status.

Training Flyer April 9 & 16

Refund Policy

Individuals are responsible for canceling their registration should they not be able to attend. Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance. Cancellations received before the first day of class will receive a 100% refund. No refunds, in whole or in part, will be given on or after the first day of class.
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Dr. Mike McFarland is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Utah and holds Grade 4 operator certifications in Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Drinking Water Treatment and Drinking Water Distribution as well as Grade 2 certification in Biosolids Land Application. Dr. McFarland has published widely on the topic of biosolids beneficial use including the seminal biosolids management textbook Biosolids Engineering (©2000 – McGraw-Hill, Inc.). Dr. McFarland has served as a member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board since 1998 and is co-author of the 2023 agency report “US EPA Science Advisory Board’s Review of the US EPA’s Standardized Framework for Sewage Sludge Chemical Risk Assessment”. Dr. McFarland earned a bachelors and master’s degree in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Cornell University.

How to Register

Price: $575

Location: Logan West, Room 1970

Date: April 9 & 16

Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration Code


Class Date Day Time Code Cost
April 9 & 16 Tues 8:30 - 2:30 pm CE40 0210 02 LC $575

**price includes training materials


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