Virginia Court Upholds VA DEQ Regulations Against Riverkeeper Challenges

The Virginia Biosolids Council reports that the Richmond Circuit Court has upheld the new DEQ Biosolids Regulations against the Potomac/Shenandoah Riverkeeper’s legal challenge. The Court Finding can be downloaded here. The Court found that there was substantial evidence to support the Board's decision to approve the amendments and that its regulations properly managed land application of biosolids. Its Expert Panel, supported by a Technical Advisory Committee, had concluded that land application is a viable reuse of biosolids that has been shown to be protective of the environment when applicable law and regulations are followed.