The City of Columbus, Ohio employed Material Matters to examine Ohio EPA’s proposed revisions to Ohio's biosolids rules, assess the impact on the City's biosolids program, and provide resulting comments to Ohio EPA. The project included a review and analysis of state regulations and comments on regulatory changes. Additionally, we developed a summary of regulations in terms of applicability to client and presented strategies to address regulatory hurdles, storage constraints, innovative options, and beneficial use site challenges.
Faced with new air regulations which would require the biosolids incinerator at the Delaware County Regional Authority (DELCORA) WWTP to be shut down during incinerator upgrades, the Authority needed a alternative option for the biosolids generated at the plant. Material Matters was employed by the Authority to assist with the development of the bid specification for the management of DELCORA's wastewater solids. Material Matters assisted with the development of the bid specifications including: the establishment of the list of critical parameters to include in technical requirements, development of the bid form approach and other general requirements (i.e. bonding), and preparation of the language for technical requirements. Additionally, Material matters played a critical roll in advertising the bid, participating with pre-bid activities, and assistance with the bid aware an contract development.
In 2010, the City of Columbus, Ohio employed Material Matters to assist with the development of an request for proposal (RFP) for procuring a land application contractor as a part of the Southerly and Jackson Pike wastewater treatment plant upgrades. The information gathered during a biosolids master planning assessment was used to prepare the RFP to procure a land application professional service contract. We also assisted the City in assessing the responses to the RFP and provided a response to the City on the proposals received.