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TSCA PCB Regulations & Federal Register Notices

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Here, they are, downloads of TSCA PCB rules! While you're battling insomnia, be sure to check out the PCB mega-rule (June 29, 1998) - it really does have some important new provisions!

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PCB Mega-rule

Electrical Equipment

Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in and Use Prohibitions; Use in Electrical Equipment; Final Rule (47 FR 37342, August 25, 1982) (FRL-2184-6) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in and Use Prohibitions; Use in Electrical Equipment; Statement of Policy (48 FR 7172, February 18, 1983) (FRL-2292-3) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (50 FR 29170, July 17, 1985) (FRL-2835-6) Clarification and Interpretation of Electrical Transformer Fire Regulations; Final Rule (51 FR 47241, December 31, 1986) (FRL-3136-4) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (53 FR 27322, July 19, 1988) (FRL-3366-6) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (55 FR 45804, October 31, 1990) (FRL-3801-2) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (55 FR 49043, November 26, 1990) (FRL-3766-3) Reclassification of PCB and PCB-Contaminated Transformer; Proposed Rule (58 FR 60970, November 18, 1993) (FRL-3948-8)

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

 
PCBs Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in Commerce, and Use Prohibitions; Final Rule (44 FR 31514, May 31, 1979) (FRL-1075-2) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in and Use Prohibitions; Use in Electrical Equipment; Final Rule (47 FR 37342, August 25, 1982) (FRL-2184-6) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in and Use Prohibitions; Use in Closed and Controlled Waste Manufacturing Processes; Final Rule (47 FR 46980, October 21, 1982) (FRL-2217-6) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in and Use Prohibitions; Use in Electrical Equipment; Statement of Policy (48 FR 7172, February 18, 1983) (FRL-2292-3) Certain Individual and Class Petitions for Exemption; Final Rule (49 FR 28154, July 10, 1984) (FRL-2585-4) Activities; Modification of Definition of Totally Enclosed Manner; Final Rule (49 FR 44634, November 8, 1984) (FRL-2692-2) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (50 FR 29170, July 17, 1985) (FRL-2835-6) Clarification and Interpretation of Electrical Transformer Fire Regulations; Final Rule (51 FR 47241, December 31, 1986) (FRL-3136-4) Spill Cleanup Policy; Final Rule (52 FR 10688, April 2, 1987) (FRL-3179-1) Exclusions, Exemptions and Use Authorizations; Final Rule (53 FR 24206, June 27, 1988) (FRL-3369-2) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (53 FR 27322, July 19, 1988) (FRL-3366-6) Notification and Manifesting for PCB Waste Activities; Final Rule (54 FR 52716, December 21, 1989) (FRL-3607-5) Wet Weight/Dry Weight Clarification; Proposed Rule (55 FR 12866, April 6, 1990)(FRL-3658-9) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (55 FR 45804, October 31, 1990) (FRL-3801-2) in Electrical Transformers; Final Rule (55 FR 49043, November 26, 1990) (FRL-3766-3) of PCBs; Proposed Rule (56 FR 26738, June 10, 1991)((FRL-3845-4) Reclassification of PCB and PCB-Contaminated Transformer; Proposed Rule (58 FR 60970, November 18, 1993) (FRL-3948-8)
PCB Mega-rule: Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Action: Final Rule, 40 CFR Parts 750 and 761
Date: June 29, 1998, Volume 63, Number 124, FR Pages: 35383-35474 (PDF file - 1 mb) (or as a text file, linked from the government site) Note: If you want the text rather than pdf, and you get an error; email us a note requesting it, and we will send you a copy - sometimes the government site gets swamped. The pdf file should always be availble here)
Description: EPA amended its rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which address the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, cleanup, storage and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This rule provides flexibility in selecting disposal technologies for PCB wastes and expands the list of available decontamination procedures; provides less burdensome mechanisms for obtaining EPA approval for a variety of activities; clarifies and/or modifies certain provisions where implementation questions
have arisen; modifies the requirements regarding the use and disposal of PCB
equipment; and addresses outstanding issues associated with the notification and manifesting of PCB wastes and changes in the operation of commercial storage facilities. This rule also codifies policies that EPA has developed and implemented over the past 19 years. This rule will streamline procedures and focuses on self-implementing requirements and the elimination of duplication. Some activities currently requiring PCB disposal approvals will no longer require those approvals. EPA believes that this rule will result in substantial cost savings to the regulated community while protecting against unreasonable risk of injury to health and the environment from exposure to PCBs.
DATES: This rule shall be promulgated for purposes of judicial review at 1 p.m.
eastern daylight time on July 29, 1998 (see 40 CFR 23.5, 50 FR 7271