CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ON MAINTAINING YOUR BMS PLATINUM LEVEL CERTIFICATION STATUS!
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.
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.