Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Summary

SCH Number
2014118174
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued an emergency permit to Vertex Pharmaceuticals to treat hazardous waste by chemical stabilization. It has been determined that the 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 Vertex Pharmaceuticals facility located at 11010 Torreyanna Road, San Diego, CA. The treatment of these items will be carried out by CleanHarbors Environmental Services (CHES) and involves the addition of a solvent to the container to reduce the reactive characteristic of the chemicals. The treatment is anticipated to occur on November 19, 2014 in an exclusion zone at the facility.

Contact Information
Hai-Yong Kang
Department of Toxic Substances Control
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

(916) 255-6522

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency.
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