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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

EPA's Response Letter to US Ecology Regarding Treatment of Waste Containing PCBs

EPA received a letter from US Ecology in November 2016 asking about the need for a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PCB approval for a facility that is conducting treatment on PCB-containing waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), prior to land disposal. EPA responded to US Ecology clarifying the intersection between the PCB regulations and the RCRA regulations with regard to specific forms of treatment. Although the letter is specific to US Ecology's circumstances, we believe it will be helpful to many facilities that handle both RCRA and TSCA PCB wastes.

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