Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Theravance Biopharma


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Theravance Biopharma
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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 Theravance Biopharma, (EPA ID# CAR000063826) to treat hazardous wastes through controlled reactions with chemical solutions. Specifically, 500 milliliters of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, 4 liters of Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether, 4 liters of 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran, 200 milliliters of Acetaldehyde, 100 milliliters of Tetrahydrofuran, 100 milliliters of Acrylonitrile, 100 milliliters of Ethyl Acrylate, 100 milliliters of Methacrylic Acid, 10 grams of Acrylic Acid, 100 milliliters of t-Butyl Acrylate, 100 grams of 2,2 Azobisisobutyronitrile, 600 milliliters of Borane THF, 25 grams of Sodium Amide, 100 grams of 2,4 Dinitrophenylhydrazine, 25 grams of 5-Amino-1H Tetrazole, and 5 grams of Tetra-n-Butylammonium Azide must be stabilized prior to transport to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. These chemicals are currently being stored at Theravance Biopharma located at 901 Gateway Boulevard. 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 storage and eventual transportation off-site by Clean Harbors Environmental Services (CHES).

Contact Information

Matthew Mullinax
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Hazardous Substances Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South San Francisco
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Information
901 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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 this chemical is necessary prior to transportation to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility to prevent accidental fire and/or explosion during transport.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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