Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Summary

SCH Number
2018088343
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/17/2018

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 Southern California (USC), (EPA ID#CAT000617589) to treat hazardous waste through a controlled reaction with a chemical solution. The hazardous waste to be treated consists of the following item: tetrahydrofuran. The hazardous waste item expired and is currently being stored on the USC campus located at 1002 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. DTSC has determined as a safety precation to prevent an accident or severe injury, an Emergency Permit should be issued to chemically stabilize the hazardous waste prior to transportation off-site by Clean Harbors Environmental Service (CHES), The treatment of the hazardous wastes involves the addition of solution to the container in a controlled manner to reduce the reactive or ignitable characteristics of the chemical. Treatment will take place within a designated exclusion zone. Only 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, USC will submit a final report, signed in accordance with Title 22, California Code of Regulations section 66270.11(d). The report shall include 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 managed. The Emergency Permit is effective beginning August 21, 2018 and shall expire on October 19, 2018.

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

Phone : (916) 255-6522

Location

Counties
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
1002 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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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