EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, IPS CORP., GARDENA, CALIFORNIA
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 IPS Corp. (IPS) (EPA ID# CAD008391815) to treat hazardous waste through a controlled reaction with a chemical solution. Specifically, eleven 55-gallon containers of 1,3 Dioxlane 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 IPS located at 17109 S. Main St., Gardena, CA 90248. 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 (CHES).
Background: The chemical produces peroxide forming compounds as it degrades (i.e. after the product’s expiration date). The peroxide forming compound produced may be unstable at relatively low concentrations, resulting in fire and/or explosion if improperly handled. Static electricity or heating from sunlight may be enough to trigger some reaction, making transport of non-stabilized chemicals hazardous. Chemical stabilization is recommended prior to transport to a permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility.
Project Activities: The treatment of the hazardous waste 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, IPS 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 January 4, 2021 and shall expire on March 4, 2021.