Multi-Regional Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Disposal Approvals
EPA reviews applications and issues approvals of alternative technologies and research and development activities for the disposal of PCBs to companies that operate in multiple regions of the United States. Additionally, EPA assesses mobile technologies that have the ability to travel from one site to another. On this page, EPA is providing links to approval documents issued for these technologies, which are applicable on a nationwide basis, for the following companies:
- Enviro Jet Technologies
- Environmental Protection Services, Incorporated
- Florida Transformer, Incorporated
- National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
- National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
- National Grid
- Southwest Pipe Services
In June 2018, EPA approved of a modification to the approval issued to Enviro Jet Technologies for use of alternative sampling and decontamination procedures for operation of their Mobile Decontamination Unit's spraying and soaking tank process using Enviro Clean on natural gas pipelines that are destined for reuse.
In June, 2018, EPA approved of a modification to the final operating approval granted to Environmental Protection Services, Inc. for mobile units that use chemical dechlorination.
In April 2015, EPA granted an approval to Florida Transformer, Inc. to operate a chemical dechlorination unit to destroy PCBs in mineral oil dielectric fluid. Florida Transformer submitted to EPA a request to renew this existing alternative to incineration disposal approval for their PCB-1000 mobile disposal unit. The draft approval renewal is currently out for public comment.
On November 1, 2021, EPA granted approval to National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation to use alternative sampling site selection procedures for the removal and abandonment of natural gas pipelines.
On January 8, 2018, EPA granted National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation approval for the use of alternative sampling procedures for the characterization of vertical natural gas pipelines.
On November 1, 2021, EPA granted approval to National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation to use alternative sampling site selection procedures for the removal and abandonment of natural gas pipelines.
In September 2017, EPA granted National Grid an approval to decontaminate natural gas pipeline using soaking tanks filled with Enviro Clean.
In September 2022, EPA granted Southwest Pipe Services an approval to use as an alternative decontamination method for PCBs.