Pacific Southwest, Region 9
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Clean Harbors Los Angeles, LLC
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Clean Harbors Los Angeles, LLC (Clean Harbors) is a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage, and transfer facility located approximately two miles south of Downtown Los Angeles in the industrial city of Vernon, California, at the intersection of East Slauson Ave and South Alameda St. Clean Harbors accepts polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) waste as well as non-PCB hazardous wastes which are generated offsite.
What is EPA’s role at the facility?
EPA regulates the handling of PCB waste at the Clean Harbors facility under a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) permit. The State of California’s Department of Toxic Substances, authorized under federal law, regulates the handling of hazardous waste under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste permit.
Currently, EPA is reviewing Clean Harbors’ permit renewal application for PCB waste storage. EPA also regularly conducts inspections of the facility to ensure that the existing permit conditions are being followed. Such inspections are unannounced and include random wipe sampling to check for residues and evidence of chemical releases.
The facility was last issued a PCB permit by EPA in 1997 and a RCRA hazardous waste permit by DTSC in 2011. On August 1, 2001, Safety-Kleen (later purchased by Clean Harbors) submitted an application to renew the 1997 Approval prior to its expiration on February 15, 2002. The submittal of the renewal application administratively extended the terms of the 1997 Approval, allowing the facility to continue PCB operations until EPA makes a final decision on the renewal application.
Clean Harbors submitted an updated renewal application to EPA dated December 16, 2010. After providing Clean Harbors with comments on the application in February 2012, EPA expects to receive a revised renewal application from Clean Harbors by September 2012.
Who Can I Contact with Questions or Comments?
EPA will be providing the public with opportunities to provide feedback throughout the permit process. Once a draft permit decision has been made, EPA will have a formal 45-day public comment period and hold a public meeting and hearing in the community. Please contact the EPA representative below with any questions or comments you may have.
Nathan Dadap (email@example.com) - TSCA Approval Project Manager
Phone: (415) 972-3654
Fax: (415) 947-3533
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75 Hawthorne Street (WST-4)
San Francisco, CA 94105
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