Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Genentech

Summary

SCH Number
2014058159
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Genentech
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
DTSC has issued an Emergency Permit to Genentech to treat hazardous waste by chemical stabilization. It has been determined that these materials are or may be highly reactive and should be chemically stabilized as a safety precaution prior to being transported offsite. The items are expired and are currently being stored inside hazardous waste storage facilities located at 645 East Grand Ave. (Building 48(, 700 Forbes Blvd. (Building 7), and 340 Point San Bruno Blvd. (Building 15). The three facilities are located within Genentech's main campus in South San Francisco. The treatment of these items will be carried out by Clean Harbor Environmental Services (CHES) and involves the addition of a solvent to the containers to reduce the reactive characteristics of the chemicals. The treatment is anticipated to occur on May 17, 2014 in exclusion zones set up at the Genetech facilities.

Contact Information
Sam Coe
Department of Toxic Substances Control
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

916-255-3587

Location

Cities
South San Francisco
Counties
San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
S:21080,15269
Reasons for Exemption
This action is a safety precaution necessary to prevent an emergency. Due to the condition of the items, CHES personnel and Genentech have determined that the items must be treated onsite. Delay could result in an accident or severe injury. Movement, preparation, and treatment of the items will be in accordance with established standards.
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