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Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions

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Facility Description

Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions (Veolia) operates a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) storage and processing facility at 5736 W. Jefferson St., in Phoenix, Arizona.  The facility’s operations also include the recovery and decontamination of metals from certain equipment or parts for off-site shipment and subsequent recycling.

PCBs are a class of toxic chemicals used in the past for their unique insulating and lubricating properties. PCB manufacture was banned in 1979 due to the possible health effects of human exposure to PCBs, including both cancer and non-cancer risks.

For more information on PCBs, please see Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

Regulatory Status

EPA regulates PCBs under the Toxic Substances Control Act and is responsible for issuing or denying TSCA permits (formally known as approvals) for regulated facilities.  Veolia is currently operating under the TSCA approval issued by EPA in 1994, and has applied for a renewal of that approval. This renewal application requests an increase in their PCB storage capacity and also changes which buildings PCB operations will take place at.

EPA received Veolia’s draft application in April, 2011, and has been reviewing the full application for completeness and technical adequacy.   Veolia is to send the final draft of their application in the 1st quarter of 2013, addressing issues raised by EPA’s review.

Public Involvement

The public will have a chance to provide input to EPA before a permit decision is made.  EPA will issue a public announcement asking for input when that part of the permit review process is reached.  After the review has been completed, EPA may deny or issue Veolia a permit to continue processing PCB waste.

Other Wastes Managed at this Site

This Veolia facility manages hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in addition to the PCBs discussed above. The hazardous waste operations are overseen by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), who has been delegated this authority by EPA. Veolia can therefore continue to manage RCRA hazardous waste under ADEQ oversight even if their TSCA PCB permit application is denied by EPA.

RCRA ID Number: AZ0 000 337 360
5736 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about Veolia or about EPA's permit process, please contact:

Cynthia Ruelas (ruelas.cynthia@epa.gov)
Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
75 Hawthorne Street (WST-4)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 972-3329
Fax number: (415) 947-3530

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