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WAC 173-308-260

Biosolids sold or given away in a bag or other container.

(1) Biosolids sold or given away in a bag or other container must meet the requirements for a significant reduction in manufactured inerts in WAC 173-308-205.
(2) Biosolids sold or given away in a bag or other container must meet the exceptional quality standards.
(3) Label or information sheet required. Any person who prepares biosolids that are sold or given away in a bag or other container in the state of Washington, must comply with the requirements of this subsection when the biosolids product is prepared or derived from nonexceptional quality biosolids.
(a) A label must be affixed to the bag or other container in which biosolids are sold or given away, or an information sheet must be provided to the person who receives biosolids that are sold or given away in a bag or other container. The label or information sheet must contain the following information:
(i) The name, address, and phone number of the person who prepared the biosolids.
(ii) A statement or information indicating that the product complies with applicable regulations for biosolids or that the product has been prepared to meet standards that make it safe for its intended use when used in accordance with the directions provided by the manufacturer.
(iii) A statement or information that encourages proper use of the product and protection of public health and the environment. This may include information on product storage, hygiene, and protection of surface or groundwater resources.
(iv) Agronomic rates for typical applications or guidance on how to determine the agronomic rate of application.
(v) A statement or information indicating that the product contains or is derived from biosolids.
(vi) Unless registered as a fertilizer by the Washington state department of agriculture, a disclaimer stating that the product is not a commercial fertilizer and that all nutrient claims are estimates or averages and not guaranteed.
(b) Any person who prepares biosolids that are sold or distributed outside the jurisdiction of the state of Washington must comply with the requirements in 40 C.F.R. Part 503.14(e), as applicable.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.95J and 70.95 RCW. WSR 07-12-010 (Order 06-06), § 173-308-260, filed 5/24/07, effective 6/24/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.95J.020 and 70.95.255. WSR 98-05-101 (Order 97-30), § 173-308-260, filed 2/18/98, effective 3/21/98.]
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