Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
DTSC, pursuant to authority granted under code of regulations, title 22, division 4.5, chapter 20, section 66270.61, has issued an emergency permit to vertex pharmaceuticals, to treat hazardous waste by controlled reaction with a chemical solution. The hazardous waste items are expired and are currently being stored at Vertex Pharmaceuticals located at 11010 Torreyanna Road, San Diego, CA 92121. DTSC has determined as a safety precaution to prevent an accident or severe injury, an emergency permit should be issued to chemically stabilize the hazardous waste prior to transport off-site by Clean Harbors Environmental Services. The treatment of the hazardous waste involve the addition of solution to the containers in a controlled manner to reduce the reactive or ignitable characteristics of the chemicals. Treatment will take place within a designated exclusion zone. Only reactive material technicians from CHES will be allowed in the exclusion zone. Movement, preparation, and treatment of the items will be in accordance with established standards. Within 10 business days of the expiration of this permit, Vertex Pharmaceuticals will submit a final report, signed in accordance with title 22, code of regulations section 66270.11(d). This report shall include treatment logs or operating record and certification that the treatment area has been cleared of all residual hazardous waste generated from this emergency treatment and all generated waste has been properly disposed. The emergency permit is effective beginning October 23, 2017 and shall expire on January 21, 2018.

Contact Information
Parisa Khosraviani
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

Phone : (916) 255-6559


San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency.

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