Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Tessera Global Services, INC.


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Tessera Global Services, INC.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DTSC has issued an emergency permit to Tessera Global Service, Inc. to treat hazardous waste by chemical stabilization. The hazardous waste to be treated consists of the following: Tetrahydrofuran, 1, 4 Dioxane, Benezoyl Peroxide. It has been determined that these items are or may be highly reactive and must be stabilized prior to being transported offsite. The chemicals are expired and are currently being stored inside a storage area at the Tessera facility located at 3025 Orchard Parkway in San Jose. The treatment of these items will be carried out by Clean Harbor Environmental Services (CHES) and involves the addition of a solvent to the container to reduce the reactive characteristics of the chemicals. The treatment is anticipated to occur on June 16, 2014 in an exclusion zone at the facility. The emergency permit is effective beginning June 16th and shall expire on June 30, 2014. The treatment activities will be conducted by qualified reactive material technicians from CHES. As TEssera does not have permit for treatment of hazardous waste, DTSC has determined that an emergency permit should be issued. The expired chemicals are a potential safety hazard and present an unacceptable risk for continued storage. There is no alternative treatment available. The emergency permit is a temporary measure, which allows Tessera to have CHES personnel treat the expired chemicals so they can be safely transported offsite for proper disposal.

Contact Information

Mathew Mullinax
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. Due to the condition of the items, CHES personnel and Tessera have determined that the items must be treated on site. Delay could result in an accident or severe injury.

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