Emergency Permit for Management of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California

Summary

SCH Number
2024051022
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Management of Hazardous Waste, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/22/2024
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 Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Vertex), (EPA ID# CAR000108043) to treat hazardous wastes through a controlled reaction with chemical solutions. Specifically, two (2) 100-milliliter containers of 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine, one (1) 100-milliliter container of Cyclohexyl Magnesium Chloride (1.3M solution in tetrahydrofuran/toluene), one (1) 100-milliliter container of Lithium Diisopropylamide (2.0M solution in Heptane/tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 50-mililiter container of Methyllithium Solution (1.6M in Diethyl Ether), one (1) 100-milliliter container of Tetrabutylammonium Fluoride Solution (1.0M in tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 100-milliliter container of Chlorophenylmagnesium Bromide Solution (1.0M in Diethyl Ether), one (1) 100-milliliter container of Tert-Butanol, two (2) 500-gram containers of Sodium Ter-Butoxide (20% Solution in tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 100-gram container of 4-Ethylphenylmagnesium Bromide (0.5M in tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 100-gram container of 2-Propylzinc Bromide (0.5M in tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 100-gram container of Cyclobutylzinc Bromide (0.5M in tetrahydrofuran), one (1) 100-gram container of 2-Tert-Butoxy-2-oxoethylzinc bromide (0.5M in Diethyl Ether), one (1) 100-gram container of Vinylzinc Bromide (0.05M in tetrahydrofuran), and one (1) 100-gram container of 3-Phenyl-1-propylzinc bromide (0.5M in tetrahydrofuran) must be stabilized prior to transport to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. These chemicals are currently being stored at Vertex, located at 3215 Merryfield Row, San Diego, California. 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 Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia).

Contact Information

Name
Hai-Yong Kang
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Hazardous Substances Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
3215 Merryfield Row, San Diego, California 92121

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
San Diego

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