Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Summary

SCH Number
2024020793
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Treatment of Hazardous Waste, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/21/2024
Document Description
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 20, Sec. 66270.61, has issued an Emergency Permit to the NASA Ames Research Center, (EPA ID# CA1800005034) to treat hazardous wastes through a controlled reaction with chemical solutions. Specifically, one (1) container of Acetaldehyde, five (5) containers of Sodium Azide must be stabilized prior to transport to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. These chemicals are currently being stored at NASA Ames Research Center located at Building N265, Moffett Field, CA 94035. 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 (Clean Harbors).

Contact Information

Name
Hai-Yong Kang
Agency Name
DTSC
Job Title
Hazardous Substances Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Moffett Field
Counties
Santa Clara
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Building N265, Moffett Field, CA 94035

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 chemicals 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
Santa Clara

Attachments

Notice of Exemption

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