BMS Audit Reports
The City of Santa Rosa conducts annual audits of the BMS program in order to determine the effectiveness of the biosolids program.  We invite you to be involved in the audit process.  If you would like to participate in an audit, please contact us. 

Verification Audit
2009 Internal Audit
2010/11 Internal & Interim Audit
2011 Interim Audit (Internal)
2012 Interim Audit (External)
2012/13 Interim Audit (Internal)
2013 Interim Audit (Internal)
2014 Re-verification Audit
2015 Interim Audit (Internal)
2015 3rd Party Interim Audit
2015/16 Interim Audit (Internal)
2016 Interim Audit (Internal)


BMS Performance Reports
At the beginning of each year, the BMS team reports on the performance of the BMS program for the prior year. The report covers activities ranging from changes to processes/procedures, updates and progress on our goals & objectives, community outreach and a review of the annual audit(s).

2008 Performance Report
2009 Performance Report
2010 Performance Report
2011 Performance Report
2012 Performance Report
2013 Performance Report
2014 Performance Report
2015 Performance Report

BMS Goals and Objectives
The City of Santa Rosa's BMS team sets annual goals and objectives to support its policy of committment to customer service and protection of the environment by providing high quality biosolids treatment.

2008 Goals and Objectives
2009 Goals and Objectives
2010 Goals and Objectives
2011 Goals and Objectives
2012 Goals and Objectives
2013 Goals and Objectives
2014 Goals and Objectives
2015 Goals and Objectives
2016 Goals and Objectives

Biosolids Annual Reports
The Annual Report details all activities for the year as it relates to the treatment and disposal of biosolids, and ensures we are meeting all legal and other requirements defined by State and Federal regulations.

2010 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report




To obtain a Tier 4 Platinum-Level Certification, the organization has completed 3rd party BMP verification audit and at least one 3rd party interim audit with a commitment to a regular schedule of 3rd party interim audits and internal audits.  To maintain platinum-level certification, the organization must complete interim audits (at least two 3rd party interim audits between verification audits), must submit interim or internal audit reports to NBP annually, and complete another 3rd party verification audit (or re-verification) after five years. 

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What is a BMS?

A BMS is a set of standard procedures and steps developed by the National Biosolids Partnership that biosolids managers can use to ensure the environmental integrity
of their biosolids program, improve the effectiveness of their operations, meet regulatory requirements and address issues of concern to stakeholders and the public.

About the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP)

The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP) is a non-profit agency that was formed by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  NBP is now operated by WEF, in collaboration with the NACWA and local and regional biosolids management organizations across the U.S. and Canada with the support of the U.S. EPA.  The NBP serves as the information clearinghouse on effective biosolids practices and offers an EMS-based certification program that requires participating organizations to go beyond regulatory requirements. 

The NBP has developed a national certification program for biosolids management with the goal of continuously improving outcomes related to relationships with interested parties, environmental performance, regulatory compliance and quality management practices.



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