This program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division oversees the management of residuals, the semi-solid material that is produced as a byproduct of the treatment of industrial or municipal wastewater. Examples of residual materials include wastewater treatment sludges, septage, short paper fiber, wood ashes and sludges generated during food processing.
Each year the CWSRF and DWSRF publish an Intended Use Plan (IUP), which is a planning report that explains how the SRF funding "cap grant" provided by the Federal government will be used to support the programs. Each IUP involves a public hearing and comment period, a priority list, and an explanation about how money will be used to meet funding requirements. Each IUP can be amended by request in January.
Each IUP makes program decisions to meet requirements set by Congress in each year's cap grant. Those program decisions are discussed briefly below.