British Columbia’s Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection recently announced a new regulation to strengthen human health standards pertaining to recycled organic materials — making B.C. the first jurisdiction in North America to limit the use of recycled organic matter in drinking-water watersheds. The regulation will also eliminate permit processes for recycling a range of organic materials, including composted food, scrap wood, treated biosolids from sewage plants, and fish parts. The regulation gives medical health officers the ability to veto the use of recycled organic material where it could threaten public health.
For more information, see http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/mpp/omrreg.html