EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, IPS CORP., GARDENA, CALIFORNIA

Summary

SCH Number
2021010012
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
EMERGENCY PERMIT FOR TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, IPS CORP., GARDENA, CALIFORNIA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/4/2021
Present Land Use
Industrial

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 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.

Contact Information
Hai-Yong Kang
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-6522
hai-yong.kang@dtsc.ca.gov

Christopher Thimes, EHS Manager, IPS Corp
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Gardena
Counties
Los Angeles
Zip
90248
Other Location Info
17109 S. Main St., Gardena, CA 90248

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 chemical 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
NOE   PDF 142 K

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