|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
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