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Oregon State Department of EnergyConference Daniel Duncan, EPA Region 10 PCB Program Manager November 5, 2003.

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1 Oregon State Department of EnergyConference Daniel Duncan, EPA Region 10 PCB Program Manager November 5, 2003

2 Regulatory Review  PCB Disposal Amendments June 29, 1998  Effective August 28, 1998  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballast Regulated  Bulk Product Waste 40 CFR

3 Agenda for Today  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)  PCB Regulations  Criteria for Your Decision  PCB Compliance & Enforcement  Self-Disclosure Policy  Solution Overview  PCB Light Ballasts  PCB Regulatory Compliance  Summary

4 PCB Regulations PCB Regulations  Why are PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts Regulated under TSCA ?  Probable Carcinogen  Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic (PBT)  Dose Reassessment 

5 Criteria for Your Decision  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts are regulated based on PCB in potting mtl  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts that are leaking constitute improper disposal  PCB non-leaking ballasts must be disposed of under 40 CFR (b)(2)(ii) and 40 CFR (a)-(c)  PCB leaking ballasts must be disposed of under 40 CFR (a) and 40 CFR

6 Criteria for Your Decision  TSCA Regulations stipulate a penalty of up to $ 27, 500 per day per violation  EPA Response may consist of a Letter of Case Closure, Letter of Advisement  EPA Enforcement actions may include a Notice of Noncompliance, and/or a TSCA Complaint  School Districts may self-disclose under the Self-Disclosure Policy

7 Criteria for Your Decision  Self-Disclosure Policy: 65 FR No. 70 April 11, 2000 (http://www.epa.gov/ fedrgstr /2000-apr.htm)  Specifies Incentives for Self-Policing; Discovery; Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations  Specifies Nine Conditions  Region 10 Contact: Submit Self-Disclosures :Mr. Jackson Fox Office of Regional Counsel

8  PCB leaking Fluorescent Light Ballasts must be disposed of as PCB Liquid or PCB Remediation Waste  PCB non-leaking Fluorescent Light Ballasts is a PCB Article, Containers must be labeled for transport and disposal as bulk product waste  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts must be manifested PCB Light Ballasts

9 PCB Regulatory Compliance  PCB Compliance will result in significant reduction in TSCA liability  PCB Compliance will also enable you to properly maintain, store and dispose of Flourescent Light Ballasts  PCB Compliance requires the submittal of a PCB Remediation Plan under 40 CFR (a)  Self-Disclosure of PCB Disposal Violations

10 Solution Overview  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts must be properly inspected, maintained, and disposed of iaw 40 CFR (b)(4)  PCB non-leaking Fluorescent Light Ballasts may be disposed of in a TSCA Incinerator, TSCA Landfill, Alternate Destruction  PCB leaking Fluorescent Light Ballasts may be disposed of in a TSCA Incinerator, Alternate Destruction Method, or Decontaminated

11 PCB Program Contacts  EPA Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics (OPPT)  National Program Chemicals Division: David Hannemann (202) Dr. John Smith (202)  EPA PCB Program Homepage:  Region 10 PCB Program:  Daniel Duncan (206)  Ray Nye (206)  Bernie Pribish (206)

12 PCB Program Contacts  Region 10 PCB Contacts  Regional Expert /Toxicologist: Dr. Michael Watson (206)  QA/QC: Sampling Dr. Bruce Woods (206)  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registery (ATSDR) (National #) Dr. Karen Larson (206)

13 Summary  Develop & Institute PCB Compliance Program in District Schools  Ensure Monthly Inspections of PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts  Ensure Maintenance Records are Maintained  Submit PCB Remediation Plan under 40 CFR (a) for REgio 10 Review & Approval  Self-Disclose Violations under EPA Self- Disclosure Policy

14 Summary (Cont'd)  PCB Disposal Amendments regulate Fluorescent Light Ballasts as PCB bulk remediation waste  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts that contain > 50 ppm PCB in potting compound are regulated under TSCA  PCB Fluorescent Light Ballasts need to be inspected, maintained, stored and properly disposed of under the PCB Regulations  PCB Compliance limits liability Next


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