EPA Approval for <50 ppm PCB Remediation Waste Disposal
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group member utilities, including Southern California Edison, received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency in June 2014 to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) remediation waste generated at secure utility assets with as-found PCB concentrations less than 50 parts per million pursuant to 40 CFR 761.61(c). Links below have disposal location information.
The approval allows the disposal of PCB remediation waste with as-found concentrations of <50 ppm PCBs in non-TSCA approval landfill facilities, including municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) as defined by Condition 9 of the approval as stated:
"Under these Approvals, PCB Remediation Wastes with as-found concentrations of <50 ppm PCB may be disposed of in any of the following facilities subject to state and local regulations regarding such disposal:
- Facilities permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage municipal solid waste subject to 40 CFR Part 258
- Facilities permitted, licensed, or registered by a state to manage non-municipal non-hazardous waste subject to 40 CFR section 257.5-.257.30, as applicable, with the exception of any such unit that manages liquid wastes
- Hazardous waste landfills permitted by EPA under section 3004 of RCRA, or by a State authorized under section 3006 of RCRA.”