Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Kaiser Permanente, Berkeley, California
DTSC, pursuant to authority granted under CA Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5, Chp 20, section 66270.61, has issued an Emergency Permit to Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser), (EPA ID# CAD983605932) to treat hazardous waste through a controlled reaction with a chemical solution. The hazardous wastes to be treated consist of the following item: Ethyl Ether and Tetrahydrofuran.
The hazardous waste items expired and are currently being stored on the Kaiser located at 1725 East Shore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710. 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 wastes prior to transportation off-site by Clean Harbors Environmental Service. The treatment of the hazardous waste involves 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 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 day of the expiration of this permit, Kaiser will submit a final report, signed in accordance with title 22, CA 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 October 23, 2018 and shall expire on January 20, 2019.