ICIS-NPDES Biosolids Annual Report Download Summary

The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website incorporates biosolids program data submitted by NPDES Biosolids Program permit holders to the states or EPA via the US EPA Central Data Exchange (CDX). The data download reflects Biosolids Annual Reports submitted electronically via NPDES eReporting Tool (NeT). See Biosolids Laws and Regulations for information about biosolids regulations and annual reporting.

At EPA, the data are stored in the Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance, Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), where it is extracted by ECHO.


Source Data Description

The data download is comprised of comma-separated values (CSV) files with data collected from facilities in the NPDES Biosolids Program. The data contained in the download file are comprised of selected columns from the following ICIS tables:

Schema Table
IDEA_ICIS ICIS_PROG_RPT 
IDEA_ICIS ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT
IDEA_ICIS XREF_BIO_PATHGN_REDUCTN_CLASS
IDEA_ICIS XREF_BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTN_CLASS
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_BIO_METHOD
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_DEF
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_PATHGN
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_VECTOR
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_OBLIGATION
IDEA_ICIS XREF_PROG_RPT_BIO_TMENT

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ICIS-NPDES Biosolids Data Elements

NPDES Biosolids Permits (NPDES_BIOSOLIDS_PERMITS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
REGISTRY_ID Number  
CWP_NAME VarChar2 100
CWP_STREET VarChar2 100
CWP_CITY VarChar2 100
CWP_STATE VarChar2 3
CWP_ZIP VarChar2 10
CWP_COUNTY VarChar2 10
CWP_EPA_REGION Number  
CWP_INDIAN_CNTRY_FLG VarChar2 3
CWP_TRIBAL_LAND_CODE VarChar2 3
CWP_VERSION_NMBR Number  
CWP_PERMIT_STATUS_CODE VarChar2 3
CWP_PERMIT_STATUS_DESC VarChar2 100
CWP_PERMIT_TYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
CWP_PERMIT_TYPE_DESC VarChar2 100
CWP_EXPIRATION_DATE Date  
CWP_FACILITY_TYPE_INDICATOR VarChar2 5
CWP_MAJOR_MINOR_STATUS_FLAG VarChar2 3
MASTER_EXTERNAL_PERMIT_NMBR VarChar2 30
ISSUING_AGENCY VarChar2 5
CWP_ISSUE_DATE Date  
CWP_EFFECTIVE_DATE Date  
CWP_TERMINATION_DATE Date  
PERMIT_COMPONENTS VarChar2 30
BIOSOLIDS_FLAG VarChar2 1

Biosolids Treatment Processes (NPDES_BIOS_TRTMNT_PROCSS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
BIO_TRTMNT_PRCSS_CMMNT_TXT VarChar2 4000
BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Reporting Obligation (NPDES_BIOS_REP_CAT.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
REPORTING_OBLIGATION_CODE VarChar2 3
REPORTING_OBLIGATION_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Program IDs (NPDES_BIOS_PROGRAMS_IDS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
REPORT_DATE Date  
PROGRAM_REPORT_TYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
PROGRAM_REPORT_NMBR Number  
ELECTR_SUBMISSION_TYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
REPORTING_PERIOD_BEGIN_DATE Date  
REPORTING_PERIOD_END_DATE Date  
COMMENT_TEXT VarChar2 4000
TOTAL_VOLUME_AMT Number  
REPORT_YEAR VarChar2 4
LAND_APPLICATION_SUM Number  
SURFACE_DISPOSAL_SUM Number  
INCINERATION_SUM Number  
OTHER_MANAGEMENT_SUM Number  

Biosolids Vector Management (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_VECTOR_REDS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTION_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTION_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Management Practices (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_PRCTCE_TYPES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
OTHER_MGMT_PRACTICE_TEXT VarChar2 200
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_TYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_TYPE_DESC VarChar2 100
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_DESC VarChar2 100
VOLUME_AMT Number  

Biosolids Pathogen Management (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_PATHOGENS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
BIO_PATHOGEN_CLASS_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_PATHOGEN_CLASS_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Pathogen Reduction (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_PATH_REDS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
BIO_PATHOGEN_REDUCTION_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_PATHOGEN_REDUCTION_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Handlers (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_HANDLERS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_HANDLER_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_HANDLER_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Management Deficiencies (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_DEFICIENCIES.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CODE VarChar2 3
PROG_DEFICIENCY_DESC VarChar2 400
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_CODE VarChar2 3
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_DESC VarChar2 100
DEFICIENCY_COMMENT_TEXT VarChar2 4000

Biosolids Management Containers (NPDES_BIOS_MGMT_CONTAINERS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number  
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID Number  
BIO_CONTAINER_TYPE_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_CONTAINER_TYPE_DESC VarChar2 100

Biosolids Analytical Methods (NPDES_BIOS_ANALY_METHODS.csv)

Element Name Data Type Size (Byte)
NPDES_ID VarChar2 30
PROG_RPT_ID Number 10
BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_NAME VarChar2 100
BIO_ANALYTICAL_PARAMETER_NAME VarChar2 100
BIO_ANALY_METHOD_CATEGORY_CODE VarChar2 3
BIO_ANALY_METHOD_CATEGORY_DESC VarChar2 100

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Data Element Definitions

BIOSOLIDS_FLAG
Y/N field to indicate permits with biosolids program information. Only permits with BIOSOLIDS_FLAG = Y are included in the data download. The universe of NPDES Biosolids Facilities in ECHO includes permits with a biosolids permit component, NPDES IDs with a “L” in the third position of the NPDES ID, permits that submitted annual reports through NeT, or permits with a biosolids-specific violation.
BIO_ANALY_METHODS
The description of the BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_CODE. See REF_BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD (CSV) (22K) for a list of expected values in ICIS.
BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_CODE
The unique code that identifies the analytic method used by the facility to analyze samples of biosolids or sewage sludge. See REF_BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD (CSV) (22K) for a list of expected values in ICIS.
BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_NAME
The name of the BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD_CODE. See REF_BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD (CSV) (22K) for a list of expected values in ICIS.
BIO_ANALYTICAL_PARAMETER_NAME
The name of the parameter associated with the analytic method used by the facility to analyze samples of biosolids or sewage sludge. See REF_BIO_ANALYTICAL_METHOD (CSV) (22K) for a list of expected values in ICIS.
BIO_ANALY_METHOD_CATEGORY_CODE
The unique code for the category of the analytic methods used by the facility to analyze regulated parameters at the facility.
Code Description
PAT Pathogens
MET Metals
NIT Nitrogen Compounds
OTH Other Analytes
BLK No Methods Used
BIO_ANALY_METHOD_CATEGORY_DESC
The description of the BIO_ANALY_METHOD_CATEGORY_CODE.
BIO_CONTAINER_TYPE_CODE
The code that identifies whether biosolids were stored in bulk or bag/container. 
Code Description
BUL Bulk
BAG Bag or Container
BIO_CONTAINER_TYPE_DESC
The description of the BIO_CONTAINER_TYPE_CODE.
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_HANDLER_CODE
This is the code indicating the type of biosolids or sewage sludge handler or preparer.
Code Description
OWN Owner or Operator
OFF Off-Site Third-Party Handler or Preparer
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_HANDLER_DESC
The description of the BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_HANDLER_CODE.
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_CODE
The code indicating additional details about the type of management practice used for an amount of biosolids or sewage sludge.
Code Description
ADV Advanced Alkaline Stabilized Biosolids Distribution & Marketing
AGR Agricultural Land Application
COM Distribution and Marketing - Compost
DEE Deep-well Injection Disposal
DIS Disposal in a Municipal Landfill (under 40 CFR 258)
DMO Distribution and Marketing - Other
HEA Heat Dried Biosolids Distribution & Marketing
OTL Other Land Application Management Practice Detail
OTO Other Management Practice Detail
RSA Reclamation Site Application
SEN Sent to Cement Kiln for Use as Alternative Energy
STO Storage
UIC Use in Construction
UPS Used in Production of Syngas
USE Use as Daily Cover for Municipal Landfill (under 40 CFR 258)
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_DESC
The description of the BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_CODE.
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_TYPE_CODE
The unique code that identifies the type of biosolids or sewage sludge management practice used by the facility. 
Code Description
BIN Incineration
BLN Land Application
BOT Other Management Practice
BSD Surface Disposal
BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_TYPE_DESC
The description of the BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_TYPE_CODE.
BIO_PATHOGEN_CLASS_CODE
This code identifies the pathogen class for biosolids or sewage sludge generated by the facility and is only required for some of the management practice types.
Code Description
AAA Class A
AEQ Class A EQ (sale/give away)
BBB Class B
NAP Not Applicable (Incineration)
BIO_PATHOGEN_CLASS_DESC
The description of the BIO_PATHOGEN_CLASS_CODE.
BIO_PATHOGEN_REDUCTION_CODE
The unique code that identifies the options used by the facility to control pathogens for a biosolids management practice.  
Code Description
A1 Class A - Alternative 1: Time/Temperature
A2 Class A - Alternative 2: pH/Temperature/Percent Solids
A3 Class A - Alternative 3: Test Enteric Viruses and Helminth ova; Operating Parameters
A4 Class A - Alternative 4: Test Enteric Viruses and Helminth ova; No New Solids
A51 Class A - Alternative 5: PFRP 1: Composting
A52 Class A - Alternative 5: PFRP 2: Heat Drying
A53 Class A - Alternative 5: PFRP 3: Liquid heat treatment
A54 Class A - Alternative 5: PFRP 4: Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion (ATAD)
A55 Class A - Alternative 5 PFPR 5: Beta Ray Irradiation
A56 Class A - Alternative 5 PFPR 6: Gamma Ray Irradiation
A57 Class A - Alternative 5: PFRP 7: Pasteurization
A6 Class A - Alternative 6: PFRP Equivalency 
B1 Class B - Alternative 1: Fecal Coliform Geometric Mean
B21 Class B - Alternative 2 PSRP 1: Aerobic Digestion
B22 Class B - Alternative 2 PSRP 2: Air Drying
B23 Class B - Alternative 2 PSRP 3: Anaerobic Digestion
B24 Class B - Alternative 2 PSRP 4: Composting
B25 Class B - Alternative 2 PSRP 5: Lime Stabilization
B3 Class B - Alternative 3: PSRP Equivalency
PH pH Adjustment (Domestic Septage)
BIO_PATHOGEN_REDUCTION_DESC
The description of the BIO_PATHOGEN_REDUCTION_CODE.
BIO_TRTMNT_PRCSS_CMMNT_TXT
Free text additional description of the "Other" option selected from BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_CODE.
BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_CODE
The unique code that identifies the biosolids or sewage sludge treatment process or processes at the facility.
PROCESS_CODE PROCESS_DESC PROCESS_CATEGORY_CODE PROCESS_CATEGORY_DESC
AER Aerobic Digestion PSR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP)
AIR Air Drying (or Sludge Drying Beds) PSR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP)
ANA Anaerobic Digestion PSR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP)
COD Beta Ray Irradiation PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
COM Lower Temperature Composting PSR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP)
DEW Pasteurization PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
DIS Gamma Ray Irradiation PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
HEA Heat Drying (e.g., Flash Dryer, Spray Dryer, Rotary Dryer) PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
HET Heat Treatment (Liquid Sewage Sludge Heated to 356 Deg. F/180 Deg. C or Higher for 30 min.) PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
HTC Higher Temperature Composting PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
MET Methane or Biogas Capture and Recovery OTH Other Processes
OTH Other Treatment Process OTH Other Processes
PRE Preliminary Operations (e.g., Sludge Grinding, Degritting, Blending) PTP Physical Treatment Operations Processes
SLU Sludge Lagoon PTP Physical Treatment Operations Processes
STA Lime Stabilization PSR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP)
THE Temporary Sludge Storage (Sewage Sludge Stored on Land 2 Years or Less, Not in Sewage Sludge Unit) OTH Other Processes
THI Thickening (Gravity and/or Flotation Thickening, Centrifugation, Belt Filter Press, Vacuum Filter) PTP Physical Treatment Operations Processes
THM Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion PFR Pathogen Reduction Operations (see Appendix B to Part 503): Processes to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP)
UND Long-Term Sludge Storage (Sewage Sludge Stored on Land 2 Years or More, not in Sewage Sludge Unit) OTH Other Processes
BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_DESC
The description of the BIO_TREATMENT_PROCESS_CODE.
BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTION_CODE
The unique code that identifies the option used by the facility for vector attraction reduction.
Code Description
VR1 Option 1 - Volatile Solids Reduction
VR2 Option 2 - Bench-Scale Volatile Solids Reduction (Anaerobic Bench Test)
VR3 Option 3 - Bench-Scale Volatile Solids Reduction (Aerobic Bench Test w/ Percent Solids - 2% or Less)
VR4 Option 4 - Specific Oxygen Uptake Rate
VR5 Option 5 - Aerobic Processing (Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion/Composting)
VR6 Option 6 - Alkaline Treatment
VR7 Option 7 - Drying (Equal to or Greater than 75 Percent)
VR8 Option 8 - Drying (Equal to or Greater than 90 Percent)
VR9 Option 9 - Sewage Sludge Injection
V10 Option 10 - Sewage Sludge Timely Incorporation into Land
V11 Option 11 - Sewage Sludge Covered at the End of Each Operating Day
BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTION_DESC
The description of the BIO_VECTOR_REDUCTION_CODE.
COMMENT_TEXT 
Free text allowing the user to provide comments on the annual program report.
CWP_CITY
The name of the city in which the facility is located.
CWP_COUNTY
The name of the county in which the facility is located.
CWP_EFFECTIVE_DATE
The date the permit became effective or is scheduled to become effective (MM/DD/YYYY).
CWP_EPA_REGION
The EPA region where the facility is located. EPA has 10 regional offices that execute programs within several states and territories.
CWP_EXPIRATION_DATE
The date the permit expired or is scheduled to expire (MM/DD/YYYY).
CWP_FACILITY_TYPE_INDICATOR
A code indicating the facility as either a POTW, non-POTW, or federal entity.
CWP_INDIAN_CNTRY_FLG
Displays “Y” if a facility is flagged as being located in Indian Country, based on information from the EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS).
CWP_ISSUE_DATE
The date the permit was issued (MM/DD/YYYY).
CWP_MAJOR_MINOR_STATUS_FLAG
A 1-character code that designates the facility as a major discharger (M), non-major discharger (N), or that no data is available (null value), such as for unpermitted facilities.
CWP_NAME
The name of the facility on the permit.
CWP_PERMIT_STATUS_CODE
The code indicating the current status of the permit. ICIS-NPDES designates a permit as Effective (EFF), Administratively Continued (ADC), Expired (EXP), Not Needed (NON), Pending (PND), Retired (RET), or Terminated (TRM).
CWP_PERMIT_STATUS_DESC
The description of CWP_PERMIT_STATUS_CODE.
CWP_PERMIT_TYPE_CODE
The unique code identifying the type of permit.
Code Description
APR Associated Permit Record
GPC General Permit Covered Facility
IIU Individual IU Permit (Non-NPDES)
NGP NPDES Master General Permit
NPD NPDES Individual Permit
SIN Individual State Issued Permit (Non-NPDES)
SNN State Issued Master General Permit (Non-NPDES)
UFT Unpermitted Facility
CWP_PERMIT_TYPE_DESC
The description of CWP_PERMIT_TYPE_CODE.
CWP_STREET
The street address for the facility.
CWP_STATE
A two-character field that contains the state postal abbreviation for the state in which the facility is located.
CWP_TERMINATION_DATE
The date the permit was terminated (MM/DD/YYYY).
CWP_TRIBAL_LAND_CODE
Displays “Y” if a facility is flagged as being located in Indian Country, based on information from the EPA's Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS).
CWP_VERSION_NMBR
The version of the permit when a modification or reissuance is applied to the permit.
CWP_ZIP
A 5- to 9-character field that contains the U.S. Postal Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) code for the area in which the facility is located.
DEFICIENCY_COMMENT_TEXT
This is the description that further explains the program deficiencies for the Biosolids Management Practice and must be entered if any deficiencies are entered.
ELECTR_SUBMISSION_TYPE_CODE
The unique code for each report submitted by the NPDES regulated entity. This data element describes how each submission was electronically collected or processed by the initial recipient (see 40 CFR 127.2(b)).
ICIS_PROG_RPT_BIO_MGMT_ID
The system-generated unique identifier for Biosolids Management Practices.
INCINERATION_SUM
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids incinerated.
ISSUING_AGENCY
The name of the organization issuing or granting a permit.
LAND_APPLICATION_SUM
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids land applied.
MASTER_EXTERNAL_PERMIT_NMBR
 The unique identifier for the Master General Permit for a General Permit Covered Facility.
NPDES_ID
A unique 9-character ID assigned for each permit within the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The ID may contain both letters and numbers and often begins with the two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the facility is permitted.
OTHER_MANAGEMENT_SUM
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids managed that was not land applied, surface disposed, or incinerated. 
OTHER_MGMT_PRACTICE_TEXT
Free text additional description of the "Other" option selected from BIO_MGMT_PRACTICE_SUBTYPE_CODE.
PERMIT_COMPONENTS
The permit component(s) associated with the NPDES Permit Program Area.
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CODE
The code indicating the type of NPDES special regulatory program deficiency as reported by the facility on the Biosolids Annual Report.
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CODE PROG_DEFICIENCY_DESC PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_CODE
ALA Surface disposal of bulk sewage sludge on an active sewage sludge unit likely adversely affected a threatened or endangered species listed under Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act or its designated critical habitat (see 40 CFR 503.24(a)). SFD
ASD Facility did not comply with one or more of the applicable surface disposal requirements (see 40 CFR 503.24(b) through (n)). SFD
BAF Bulk sewage sludge was applied to agricultural land, forest, a public contact site, or a reclamation site at a whole sludge application rate that was greater than the agronomic rate for the bulk sewage sludge, unless, in the case of a reclamation site, otherwise specified by the permitting authority (see 40 CFR 503.14(d)). LNA
BAL Bulk sewage sludge was applied to agricultural land, forest, or a reclamation site that was 10 meters or less from waters of the United States, as defined in 40 CFR 122.2, unless otherwise specified by the permitting authority (see 40 CFR 503.14(c)). LNA
BER Facility failed to comply with the National Emission Standards for Beryllium in Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 61. INC
BSS Bulk sewage sludge was applied to agricultural land, forest, a public contact site, or a reclamation site that was flooded, frozen, or snow-covered such that the bulk sewage sludge entered a wetland or other waters of the United States, as defined in 40 CFR 122.2, except as provided in a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 or 404 of the CWA (see 40 CFR 503.14(b)). LNA
CAS Facility failed to properly collect and analyze its sewage sludge in accordance with the required monitoring frequency and approved analytical methods in order to obtain an accurate and representative sample (including appropriate method holding times) (see permit requirements and 40 CFR 503.8). (Incineration) INC
CIC Facility failed to operate, maintain, and calibrate the instruments that continuously measure and record THC (or alternatively CO), oxygen concentration, moisture content, and combustion temperatures (see 40 CFR 503.45). INC
CPL Bulk sewage sludge was applied to land where the cumulative pollutant loading rates in 40 CFC 503.13(b)(2) have been reached. LNA
DAI Facility did not comply with one or more of the applicable incineration requirements (see 40 CFR 503.45(a) through (f) and (h)). INC
DPR Facility had deficiencies with pathogen reduction (see 40 CFR 503.32). (Surface Disposal) SFD
DVR Facility had deficiencies with vector attraction reduction (see 40 CFR 503.33). (Surface Disposal) SFD
ELN Facility failed to comply with emissions limits as specified in the NPDES permit or 40 CFR 503.43. INC
FCH Food crops with harvested parts below the soil surface (root crops such as potatoes, carrots, radishes) were harvested within 20 months after application of sewage sludge and the sewage sludge remained on the land surface for four months or longer prior to incorporation into the soil [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(ii)]. LNB
FCP Food crops with harvested parts that touched the sewage sludge/soil mixture (such as melons, cucumbers, squash, etc.) were harvested within 14 months after application of sewage sludge [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(i)]. LNB
FFF Food crops, feed crops, and fiber crops were harvested within 30 days after application of sewage sludge [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(iv)]. LNB
FPR Facility had deficiencies with pathogen reduction (see 40 CFR 503.32). (Land Application) LNA
FTE Incineration of sewage sludge likely adversely affected a threatened or endangered species listed under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act or its designated critical habitat (see 40 CFR 503.45(g)). INC
FVR Facility had deficiencies with vector attraction reduction (see 40 CFR 503.33). (Land Application) LNA
GRZ Animals were grazed on a site within 30 days after application of sewage sludge [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(v)]. LNB
KNR The facility failed to keep the necessary records for preparers and appliers during the reporting period [see 40 CFR 503.27]. LNA
LAA The required notice and information was not provided to the land application applier [see 40 CFR 503.12(f) and (g)]. LNA
LBS Land application of bulk sewage sludge likely  adversely affected a threatened or endangered species listed under Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act or its designated critical habitat (see 40 CFR 503.14(a)). LNA
LSR One or more label or information sheet requirements were not met for sewage sludge that was sold or given away for land application (see 40 CFR 503.14(e)). LNA
MER Facility failed to comply with the National Emission Standards for Mercury in Subpart E of 40 CFR Part 61. INC
OLL The required notice and information was not provided to the owner or lease holder of the land on which bulk sewage sludge was  applied [see 40 CFR 503.12(h)]. LNA
OOR Facility incinerator failed to operate within the required range of the air pollution control devices operating parameters as specified in the permit. INC
OTH Other management practice deficiency OTB
PCE Facility placed sewage sludge on a surface disposal site when one or more pollutant concentrations in the sewage sludge exceeded a surface disposal pollutant limit (see 40 CFR 503.23). SFD
PSS Food crops with harvested parts below the soil surface (root crops such as potatoes, carrots, radishes) were harvested within 38 months after application of the sewage sludge and the sewage sludge remained on the land surface for less than four months prior to incorporation into the soil [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(iii)]. LNB
PUC Public access to land with high potential for public exposure was not restricted for 1 year after application of sewage sludge [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(vii)]. LNB
PUL Public access to land with a low potential for public exposure was not restricted for 30 days after application of sewage sludge [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(viii)]. LNB
RMF Facility failed to properly collect and analyze its sewage sludge in accordance with the required monitoring frequency and approved analytical methods in order to obtain an accurate and representative sample (including appropriate method holding times) (see permit requirements and 40 CFR 503.8). (Surface Disposal) SFD
SPC Facility land applied bulk sewage sludge or sold or gave away sewage sludge in a bag or other container when one or more pollutant concentrations in the sewage sludge exceeded a land application ceiling pollutant limit (see Table 1 of 40 CFR 503.13). LNA
TAA Facility failed to properly collect and analyze its sewage sludge in accordance with the required monitoring frequency and approved analytical methods in order to obtain an accurate and representative sample (including appropriate method holding times) (see permit requirements and 40 CFR 503.8). (Land Application) LNA
TUR Turf was harvested within 1 year after application of sewage sludge if the turf was is placed on land with a high potential for public exposures or a lawn, unless otherwise specified by the permitting authority [see 40 CFR 503.32(b)(5)(vi)]. LNB
WNP The required notice was not provided to the permitting authority for the State in which bulk sewage sludge was applied if the bulk sewage sludge was applied to land in a State other than the State in which the bulk sewage sludge was prepared [see 40 CFR 503.12(i) and (j)]. LNA
WPD Facility stored sewage sludge for more than two years without proper documentation (see 40 CFR 503.20). SFD
PROG_DEFICIENCY_DESC
The description of PROG_DEFICIENCY_CODE.
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_CODE
The code indicating the program deficiency category.
Code Description
INC Biosolids Incineration
LNA Biosolids Land Application
LNB Biosolids Land Application - Pathogen Class B
OTB Biosolids Other Management Practice
SFD Biosolids Surface Disposal
PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_DESC
The description of PROG_DEFICIENCY_CATEGORY_CODE.
PROG_RPT_ID
The sequence ID identifying the program report (e.g., Annual Biosolids Report).
PROGRAM_REPORT_TYPE_CODE
The code that identifies the type of program report.
PROGRAM_REPORT_NMBR
The system generated unique identifier for the program report.
REGISTRY_ID
The number assigned by EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) that is used to associate facility records from multiple environmental database systems that are known or believed to represent the same facility.
REPORT_DATE
The date the report was received by EPA.
REPORT_YEAR
The calendar year corresponding to the Annual Biosolids Report.
REPORTING_OBLIGATION_CODE
The code indicating the reporting obligation reason.
REPORTING_OBLIGATION_DESC
The description of REPORTING_OBLIGATION_CODE.
REPORTING_PERIOD_BEGIN_DATE
The start date of the reporting period for the program report.
REPORTING_PERIOD_END_DATE
The end date of the reporting period for the program report. 
SURFACE_DISPOSAL_SUM
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids surface disposed. 
VOLUME_AMT
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids by management practice. 
TOTAL_VOLUME_AMT
The amount (dry metric tons) of biosolids or sewage sludge generated at the facility.

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