40 CFR 503.13 - Pollutant limits.

§ 503.13 Pollutant limits.
(a) Sewage sludge.
(1) Bulk sewage sludge or sewage sludge sold or given away in a bag or other container shall not be applied to the land if the concentration of any pollutant in the sewage sludge exceeds the ceiling concentration for the pollutant in Table 1 of § 503.13.
(2) If bulk sewage sludge is applied to agricultural land, forest, a public contact site, or a reclamation site, either:
(i) The cumulative loading rate for each pollutant shall not exceed the cumulative pollutant loading rate for the pollutant in Table 2 of § 503.13; or
(ii) The concentration of each pollutant in the sewage sludge shall not exceed the concentration for the pollutant in Table 3 of § 503.13.
(3) If bulk sewage sludge is applied to a lawn or a home garden, the concentration of each pollutant in the sewage sludge shall not exceed the concentration for the pollutant in Table 3 of § 503.13.
(4) If sewage sludge is sold or given away in a bag or other container for application to the land, either:
(i) The concentration of each pollutant in the sewage sludge shall not exceed the concentration for the pollutant in Table 3 of § 503.13; or
(ii) The product of the concentration of each pollutant in the sewage sludge and the annual whole sludge application rate for the sewage sludge shall not cause the annual pollutant loading rate for the pollutant in Table 4 of § 503.13 to be exceeded. The procedure used to determine the annual whole sludge application rate is presented in appendix A of this part.
(b) Pollutant concentrations and loading rates—sewage sludge—
(1) Ceiling concentrations.
Table 1 of § 503.13 —Ceiling Concentrations
Pollutant Ceiling concentration (milligrams per kilogram) 1
1 Dry weight basis.
Arsenic 75
Cadmium 85
Copper 4300
Lead 840
Mercury 57
Molybdenum 75
Nickel 420
Selenium 100
Zinc 7500
(2) Cumulative pollutant loading rates.
Table 2 of § 503.13 —Cumulative Pollutant Loading Rates
Pollutant Cumulative pollutant loading rate (kilograms per hectare)
Arsenic 41
Cadmium 39
Copper 1500
Lead 300
Mercury 17
Nickel 420
Selenium 100
Zinc 2800
(3) Pollutant concentrations.
Table 3 of § 503.13 —Pollutant Concentrations
Pollutant Monthly average concentration (milligrams per kilogram) 1
1 Dry weight basis.
Arsenic 41
Cadmium 39
Copper 1500
Lead 300
Mercury 17
Nickel 420
Selenium 100
Zinc 2800
(4) Annual pollutant loading rates.
Table 4 of § 503.13 —Annual Pollutant Loading Rates
Pollutant Annual pollutant loading rate (kilograms per hectare per 365 day period)
Arsenic 2.0
Cadmium 1.9
Copper 75
Lead 15
Mercury 0.85
Nickel 21
Selenium 5.0
Zinc 140
(c) Domestic septage. The annual application rate for domestic septage applied to agricultural land, forest, or a reclamation site shall not exceed the annual application rate calculated using equation (1).
Where:
AAR=Annual application rate in gallons per acre per 365 day period.
N=Amount of nitrogen in pounds per acre per 365 day period needed by the crop or vegetation grown on the land.
[58 FR 9387, Feb. 19, 1993, as amended at 58 FR 9099, Feb. 25, 1994; 60 FR 54769, Oct. 25, 1995]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

§ 1251 - Congressional declaration of goals and policy

§ 1252 - Comprehensive programs for water pollution control

§ 1252a - Reservoir projects, water storage; modification; storage for other than for water quality, opinion of Federal agency, committee...certain prescribed water quality benefits in relation to total project benefits

§ 1253 - Interstate cooperation and uniform laws

§ 1254 - Research, investigations, training, and information

§ 1254a - Research on effects of pollutants

§ 1255 - Grants for research and development

§ 1256 - Grants for pollution control programs

§ 1257 - Mine water pollution control demonstrations

§ 1257a - State demonstration programs for cleanup of abandoned mines for use as waste disposal sites; authorization of appropriations

§ 1258 - Pollution control in the Great Lakes

§ 1259 - Training grants and contracts

§ 1260 - Applications; allocation

§ 1261 - Scholarships

§ 1262 - Definitions and authorizations

§ 1263 - Alaska village demonstration projects

§ 1263a - Grants to Alaska to improve sanitation in rural and Native villages

§ 1264 - Omitted

§ 1265 - In-place toxic pollutants

§ 1266 - Hudson River reclamation demonstration project

§ 1267 - Chesapeake Bay

§ 1268 - Great Lakes

§ 1269 - Long Island Sound

§ 1270 - Lake Champlain Basin Program

§ 1271 - Sediment survey and monitoring

§ 1271a - Research and development program

§ 1272 - Environmental dredging

§ 1273 - Lake Pontchartrain Basin

§ 1274 - Wet weather watershed pilot projects

§ 1345 - Disposal or use of sewage sludge

Title 40 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR 503 after this date.

  • 2013-10-29; vol. 78 # 209 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    1. 78 FR 64435 - Extension of Comment Period for the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
      Comments on the preliminary plan published on July 30, 2013 (78 FR 46006), will be accepted through December 12, 2013. Comments provided electronically will be considered timely if they are submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 12, 2013.
      40 CFR Parts 122, 123, 127, 403, 501, and 503