Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Labs), Berkeley, California


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Labs), Berkeley, California
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 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Berkeley Labs), (EPA ID# CA4890008986) to treat hazardous waste through controlled reactions with chemical solutions. Specifically, 125 grams of Sodium Azide, 5 milliliters of Styrene, 100 milliliters of Acrylonitrile, 2.001 liters of Butyl Acrylate, 500 grams of Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate, 250 grams of Octadecyl Acrylate, 125 milliliters of Pentaerythritol, Tetraacrylate, 1 milliliter of 2, 3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, 100 grams of Methacrylic Acid, 500 milliliters of Methyl Methacrylate, 5 grams of Acryloyl Chloride, 25 milliliters of 2-Hydroxethyl Methacrylate, 250 grams of Methyl Acrylate, 100 milliliters of Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate, 52 grams of Potassium, 500 milliliters of Benzyl Alcohol, 11.001 liters of Tetrahydrofuran, 2.001 liters of 1,2-Dimethoxyethane, 3 liters of 2-Ethoxyethanol, 1.001 liters of Diethylene Glycol Dimethyl Ether, 250 milliliters of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydronaphthalene, 100 milliliters of 1,3-Dioxane, 2 liters of 1,4-Dioxane, 25 grams of 2,5-Dimethylfuran, 25 grams of 2-Bromethyl Methyl Ether, 1.250 kilograms of Cumene, 20 milliliters of 2,2-Azobisisobutyronitrile, 10 grams of Tetraethylammonium Perchlorate, 70 milliliters of Lanthanide DMSO Perchlorate Complex, and 250 milliliters of Sodium Selenide, Potassium Azide, Sodium Azide Titanium and Hydroxylamine, Hydrochloride Mixture. These hazardous wastes must be stabilized prior to transport to an authorized hazardous wastes treatment, storage, and disposal facility. The chemicals are currently being stored at Berkeley Labs located at 1 Cyclotron Road in Berkeley. 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


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720

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 these chemicals is necessary prior to transportation to an authorized hazardous wastes treatment, storage, and disposal facility to prevent accidental fire and/or explosion during transport.
County Clerk


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