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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Program

PCBs are mixtures of man-made chemicals with similar chemical structures. PCBs can range from oily liquids to waxy solids. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; as plasticizers in paints, plastics and rubber products; in pigments, dyes and carbonless copy paper and many other applications. More than 1.5 billion pounds of PCBs were manufactured in the United States prior to cessation of production in 1977.

Concern over the toxicity and persistence (chemical stability) in the environment of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) led Congress in 1976 to enact Section 6(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that included among other things, prohibitions on the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of PCBs. Thus, TSCA legislated true "cradle to grave" (i.e., from manufacture to disposal) management of PCBs in the United States. 

EPA provides various paths for the public to access information about PCBs.  On this website you may access information about PCBs and their health effects.  If you would like to learn more about the laws and regulations that govern PCBs, EPA maintains a listing of the laws and regulations applicable to PCBs.  If you have a question about the PCB regulations, EPA has developed interpretive guidance in the format of question and answer documents.  EPA maintains lists of approved companies that handle PCB wastes.  This lists include: storage and disposal companies, alternative decontamination procedures and scrap metal recovery ovens.  EPA also maintains two databases - PCB Activity Database (PADS) and Transformer Registration and applicable forms.

When EPA identifies violations of the PCB provisions of TSCA, EPA responds to such violations in accordance with the April 9, 1990, PCB Penalty Policy (PDF). This website also links to other EPA and Federal web pages containing information about PCBs and other waste programs.

 

Region 4 - TSCA Approved PCB Storage and Disposal Facilities

 

Facility Owner Assurance

Facility Name & Address

POC and Phone #

Type Approval

Chemical Waste Mgt Inc

36964 Alabama Hwy17

Emelle, AL 35459

Rodger Henson

205.652.9721

761.75(c)/65(d)
TCI of Alabama, LLC

P.O. Box 765

Pell City, AL  35125

 

Tracy Helms

205.338.9997

761.79(h)/65(d)

Tenn. Valley Authority

(TVA)

TVA Power Service Ctr.

P.O. Box 1010

Muscle Shoals, AL  35662

Paul Bernauer

256.314.7870

761.65(d)(6)/RCRA Part B
Clean Harbors Florida, LLC

Clean Harbors Florida, LLC

170 Bartow Mun. Airport

Bartow, FL 33830-9504

John Bosek

863.533.6111

761.65(d)
Florida Transformer

Florida Transformer

P.O. Box 507

De Funiak Springs, FL 32435

Al Ward

850.892.2711

761.65(d)
Permafix of Florida, Inc.
Perma-Fix of Florida, Inc.
1940 North West 67th Place
Gainesville, FL 32653

Kurt Fogelman

352.395.1356

761.65(d)
Clean Harbors PPM, LLC

Clean Harbors

PPM, LLC

1875 Forge St.

Tucker, GA 30084

Randy Przywara

770.934.0902

761.60(e)
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.

Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc

3700 LaGrange Rd

Smithfield, KY 40068

Patrick Keely

502.845.2453

761.65(d)
Clean Harbors Reidsville, LLC

Clean Harbors Reidsville, LLC

208 Watlington Ind. Dr

Reidsville, NC 27320

Roger Horton

336.342.6106

761.65(d)
ECOFLO, Inc
ECOFLO, Inc. 2750 Patterson St.Greensboro, NC 27407

Marvin Sparks

336.855.7925

761.65(d)
Clean Harbors Tennessee, LLC

Clean Harbors Tennessee, LLC

2815 Old Greenbrier Pike

Greenbrier, TN 37073

Bruce Morgan

615.643.4511

761.65(d)

Duratek Services, Inc.

(Energy Solutions, LLC)

Duratek Services, Inc.

1560 Bear Creek Rd

Oak, Ridge, TN 37831

Erin Sims-Taylor

865.220.1236

761.65(d)

Materials &Energy Corp.

(M&EC)

M&EC2010 Hwy 58, Suite 1020 Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Ben Crocker 865.574.0349
(1) 761.60(e)  (2) 761.61(c)
Diversified Scientific Services, Inc. (DSSI)
DSSI657 Gallaher Rd. Kingston, TN 37763

Rich Devin

865.376.8706

761.60(e)

 

For PCB Enforcement Questions Contact:

Kris Lippert
North Enforcement and Compliance Section
RCRA Division
EPA Region 4
61 Forsyth St., SW.,
Atlanta, Ga. 30303-8960

Phone: (404) 562-8605
e-mail: lippert.kristin@epa.gov

For PCB Clean-up Questions Contact:

Ken Feely
Permitting and State Programs Section
RCRA Division
EPA Region 4
61 Forsyth St. SW

Phone: (404) 562-8512
email: feely.ken@epa.gov

For PCB Approvals Contact:

Terri Crosby-Vega
Permitting and State Programs Section
RCRA Division
EPA Region 4
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

Phone: (404) 562-8497
email: crosby-vega.terri@epa.gov

Regional PCB Coordinator:

Ken Feely
Permitting and State Programs Section
RCRA Division
EPA Region 4
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

Phone: (404) 562-8512
email: feely.ken@epa.gov

 


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