EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, SUTTER HEALTH ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Summary

SCH Number
2019110263
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, SUTTER HEALTH ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/13/2019
Project Applicant
Charles Lucero, Hazardous Materials & Waste Coordinator, Sutter Health

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 Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (EPA ID# CAD983605932) to treat hazardous waste through a controlled reaction with a chemical solution. Specifically, 1 one-liter container of tetrahydrofuran, a peroxide forming material, must be stabilized prior to transport to a permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility. The hazardous waste item is expired and is currently being stored on the Sutter located at 2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705. 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 transportation off-site by Clean Harbors Environmental Service (CHES).

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

Phone : (916) 255-6522

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda
Cross Streets
2450 Ashby Ave.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. Chemical stabilization of the tetrahydrofuran is necessary prior to transportation to a permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility to prevent accidental fire and/or explosion during transport.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019110263_Emergency Permit   PDF 585 K

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