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U.S. EPA issues notice of noncompliance to Chemical Waste Management in Kettleman, Calif.

Release Date: 07/12/2007
Contact Information: Wendy Chavez, 415/947-4248,

** News Brief **

    (San Francisco, Calif. -- 07/12/2007) On June 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of noncompliance to Chemical Waste Management at Kettleman City, Calif. for procedural discrepancies with federal PCB requirements. The EPA issued the notice after an inspection and a review of the company's documents revealed inconsistencies in its analytical procedures measuring PCBs in leachate, stormwater run-off, and incoming waste at the Kettleman Hills facility. Steps to calibrate analytical equipment were not regularly performed. The notice of noncompliance requires the facility to address the minor violation, and generally does not require a penalty.