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recordkeeping and performance requirements that must be satisfied. Carefully review
40 CFR 761.62 if selecting this disposal option.
PCB bulk wastes must be disposed in accordance with 40 CFR 761.62 and shall not be
PCB bulk wastes must never be recovered and reused without decontamination. The USEPA
regulations for decontaminating PCB bulk product wastes are in two parts:
The first part is a performance-based standard that specifies decontamination
standards and requires analytical testing to demonstrate that decontamination
has been achieved. Refer to 40 CFR 761.79 for the specific performance
requirement. It allows PCBs from liquids, concrete, and non-porous surfaces to
be removed using chopping, distilling, filtering, oil/water separation, stripping of
insulation, spraying, soaking, wiping, scraping, and use of abrasives or solvents.
Decontamination waste must be disposed as required based on the
concentration of PCBs in the waste.
The second part of the regulation provides a self-implementing decontamination
procedure for PCB containers, movable equipment contaminated with PCBs,
non-porous surfaces in contact with free flowing mineral oil dielectric fluid
(MODEF), piping and hoses in air compressor systems, and decontamination of
metal surfaces using thermal processes. Confirmatory sampling is not required
for self-implementing decontamination procedures; however, documentation of
compliance with the procedures must be maintained for 3 years after completion
of the decontamination procedures (e.g., video recordings, photographs).
Deconstruction may result in the disturbance or removal of PCB bulk wastes. Effective
implementation of OSHA and USACE safety, health, and disposal requirements and procedures
will control PCB exposure hazards to personnel performing deconstruction operations.
The offsite transportation of PCB contaminated debris is subject to RCRA waste
manifest requirements (40 CFR Parts 262 and 263,
(http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_01/40cfrv22_01.html) and is also subject
to Department of Transportation regulations 49 CFR Parts 171-178
(http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_01/49cfrv2_01.html). These regulations
should be consulted prior to transportation.
4-2.4 MISCELLANEOUS HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.