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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/23/2024
Author Nicholas Pontoriero
Title New PCB Remediation Amendment Improves Regulation
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Testing in schools, homes, and commercial buildings.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, January 23, 2024

On August 29, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at 40 CFR Part 761 relating to PCB remediation.

These amendments will affect the remedial process for licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs) dealing with Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at their sites. Below is a brief summary of the changes, as the full list of amendments with supporting reasoning can be found in the federal register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/29/2023-17708/alternate-pcb-extraction-methods-and-amendments-to-pcb-cleanup-and-disposal-regulations.
 

Summary:

  • Revised available extraction methods for PCBs.
  • Revised available determinative methods for PCBs.
  • Revised Performance-Based Disposal option for remediation at 761.61(b).
  • Removed Regulatory provision that allows for disposal of PCB bulk product waste under asphalt as a part of a roadbed.
  • Increased flexibility and practicality for cleanup of spills caused by and managed in emergency situations.
  • Harmonized general disposal requirements for PCB remediation waste.
  • Additional changes to improve regulatory implementation.


“As one of the nation’s leading PCB testing facilities, EMSL is more than happy to see the EPA publish amendments to help improve the implementation of the regulations, clarify ambiguity, and correct technical errors,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “We are committed to being an industry leader in compliance with laws and regulations at both the state and national levels. This long-awaited change will allow the laboratory to significantly reduce the preparation time per same and be able to process more samples for our clients.”

To learn more about PCB testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.


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