Toxic Substances Control Act
Polychlorinated Biphenyl Storage and Processing Approval – July 1, 2017
On July 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed issuing approval for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant to store and process polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, contained in M55 rocket shipping and firing tubes under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The EPA has determined that the storage and processing of PCB bulk product waste in accordance with the approval conditions, all other state and local permits associated with operations and all engineering controls will not pose an unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment. Any resulting wastes generated during the processing will be shipped for disposal at an appropriately permitted TSCA facility.
The public comment period for this approval issuance lasts 45 days, beginning July 1 and ending Aug. 16, 2017. Written comments can be submitted to:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4
RCRD Materials and Waste Management Branch
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth St.
Atlanta, GA 30303