National Biosolids Partnership (NBP)
In 2009 RMI was the first private company in NH to receive EMS certification in NH and the 26th in the nation. As of May 31, 2013, RMI is a Tier 3 Gold Level recognized organization. RMI has completed an independent, third party BMP verification audit and has committed to conducting annual internal audits. To maintain gold-level recognition, RMI must submit annual internal audit reports to NBP and complete another third party Biosolids Management Program (Environmental Management System) verification audit after 5 years.
RMI has successfully met the Gold Level requirements for the NBP Biosolids Management Program (Environmental Management System) that supports excellence in biosolids management practices, augments regulatory compliance obligations, environmental performance and provides meaningful opportunities for public participation.
NBP website: http://www.wef.org/biosolids/
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)
Founded in 1997 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. To obtain confirmation of organic status, companies apply to have OMRI review their products against the National Organic Standards. Acceptable products are then classified as “OMRI Listed® ” and appear on the official OMRI Products List. OMRI also provides subscribers and certifiers guidance on the acceptability of various inputs in general in accordance with the National Organic Program.
Resource Management, Inc. OMRI listed products are:
- Heart & Soil® High Carbon Wood Ash is OMRI Listed and may be used in certified organic production or food processing and handling according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule
- Heart & Soil® Wood Ash is OMRI Listed and may be used in certified organic production or food processing and handling according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
On January 19, 2004 (Vermont Organic Farmers) VOF formally acknowledged that they accept the wood ash recycled by Resource Management, Inc. for use in organic production. VOF is an accredited USDA certifying agency and is an arm of NOFA-VT.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of over 5,000 farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment. NOFA has chapters in CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY RI and VT.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA’s National Organic Program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that wants to sell an agricultural product as organically produced.
Ashes of untreated plant or animal materials which have not been combined with a prohibited substance and which are not included on the National List of non-synthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production may be used to produce an organic crop.