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TSCA & PCB Working Group

The TSCA & PCB Working Group will focus on recent industry practices dealing with site remediation and building demolition as they pertain to the remediation/abatement of PCBs. Currently, there is a considerable amount of uncertainty in the industry regarding the assessment, remediation/abatement, demolition, and disposal practices associated with contaminated soil and building materials (caulking, paint, concrete, etc.). The TSCA & PCB Working Group will serve to understand and communicate EPA-compliant approaches for remediation of these materials. The working group will interact with the EPA Region 1 TSCA administrator on a frequent basis to understand what approaches have been both proposed and approved.

Program topics include:

  • Assessment of PCB impacted media
  • Analytical techniques and current methods
  • Fate and transport of PCBs in the environment
  • Contaminated site remediation with impacted environmental media
  • Assessment of suspect PCB-containing building materials
  • Demolition of buildings with PCB-impacted building materials
  • Remediation and construction & demolition waste management
  • Treatment technologies for PCB destruction, reduction, or immobilization
  • State regulatory standards and potential PCB statutes
  • PCB disposal issues and facilities
  • PCB forensics
  • Review of pertinent case studies

And work with Federal and State agencies that include:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • New England state environmental regulatory agencies
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)