Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 20, Section 66270.61, has issued an Emergency Permit to University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center (EPA ID# CAD0465164150 to treat hazardous waste by controlled reaction with a chemical solution. The hazardous waste to be treated consists of the following items: Description: Borane THF Complex Quantity: 2 Hazard Designation: Temperature/Shock Sensitive Compound Container Size: 100 milliliters It has been determines that these items are or may be highly reactive o ignitable and must be stabilized prior to being transported offsite. The items are expired and currently being stores at the UCSF Medical Center facility located at 50 Medical Center Way in San Francisco. Because the UCSF Medical Center does not have a permit for the treatment of the hazardous waste, DTSC has determined as a safety precaution to prevent an accident to prevent an accident or severe injury, an Emergency Permit should be issues to chemically stabilize the hazardous waste prior to transportation off site by Clean harbors Environmental Services (CHES). The treatment of the hazardous waste involves the addition of solution to the containers to reduce the reactive or ignitable characteristics of the chemicals. Treatment will take place within designated exclusion zones adjacent to the buildings. Only reactive material technicians from CHES will be allowed in the exclusion zones. Movement, preparation, and treatment of the items and that all accordance with established standards. A follow up report will be submitted to DTSC by UCSF Medical Center. The report shall include certification that the treatment has been cleared of all residual hazardous waste generated from this emergency treatment and that all generated waste has been properly disposed. The Emergency Permit is effective beginning August 14, 2017 and shall expire on October 14, 2017.

Contact Information

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


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
50 Medical Center Way, San Francisco, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
PRC, S: 21080(b)(4);
Reasons for Exemption
(Cont., CCR, S: 15269(b)(c)) This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. Evidence to support the above conclusions is documented in the project file record, available for inspection at: Department of Toxic Substances Control

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