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Nationwide Risk-Based PCB Remediation Waste Disposal Approvals under 40 CFR § 761.61(c)

Approval to dispose of < 50 ppm PCB Remediation Waste issued to USWAG Members

Background:

The Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Exit EPA submitted an application to EPA on behalf of its member companies for a national risk-based disposal approval under 40 C.F.R. § 761.61(c) requesting authorization for its members to dispose of low-level (less than 50 parts per million (ppm)) PCB Remediation Waste generated at secure utility assets in non- Toxic Substance and Control Act (TSCA) approved disposal facilities.

EPA has determined that PCB Remediation Waste with as-found concentrations of less than 50 ppm of PCBs disposed of in certain non-TSCA approved facilities poses no unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. These approvals give USWAG members approval to dispose of < 50 ppm PCB remediation waste in non-TSCA approved disposal facilities without further approval. Each USWAG Member utilizing the approvals will submit a notification to EPA as a condition of their approval and each notice will be posted on this website and the member’s website.

 


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