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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Policy Guidance Manuals for Cleanups of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Spills

The PCB Spill Cleanup Policy is intended for fresh spills or releases of liquid PCBs. The Policy is referenced in title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in Part 761, Subpart G. Though the PCB Spill Cleanup Policy is found in the CFR, it is an enforcement policy and not a regulation.

In addition to other applicability limitations found in 40 CFR Section 761.120, this Policy only applies to spills less than 72 hours old. The use of the methods in these documents is an option, not a requirement.

Any questions about the interpretation or applicability of the Policy like the use of these documents or any variations or waivers provided in the Policy, should be directed to the Regional PCB Coordinator in the EPA Region where the spill occurred.

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