On August 27, 2019, EPA proposed an approval (permit) to Chemical Waste Management Inc. (CWM), as owner and operator, to store, treat for disposal, and dispose of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste at the Kettleman Hills Facility (KHF or Facility). KHF, a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility, is located at 35251 Old Skyline Road (Highway 41), 3.5 miles southwest of Kettleman City, California. EPA proposed to issue the permit pursuant to Section 6(e)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. § 2606(e)(1), and 40 C.F.R. Part 761. EPA is encouraging the public to comment on all aspects of the proposed permit and its supporting determinations and analyses.
The proposed permit, if made final, would replace the Facility’s existing PCB permits; increase the approved capacity for disposal of PCB waste in Landfill B-18 to include the constructed and State-approved Phase III expansion; and contain conditions for storage and treat