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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Florida Transformer, Incorporated Approval for the Use of Chemical Dechlorination

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Current Approval

An approval was granted to Florida Transformer, Inc. in April 2015 for chemical dechlorination to destroy PCBs in mineral oil dielectric fluid. The approval expired in April 2020 and a renewal approval was issued in September 2020. The approvals were issued pursuant to Section 6(e)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 and the Federal PCB Regulations found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations in section 761.60(e). The current approval can be found at the very bottom of this page.

Final Renewal Approval Issued to Florida Transformer

Florida Transformer (FT) submitted a request to EPA to renew the existing alternative to incineration disposal approval issued to FT for the PCB-1000 mobile disposal unit in April 2015. EPA has reviewed FT’s application for the treatment of PCBs as a mobile unit across the country and at the DeFuniak Springs, Florida facility. In February 2020, EPA visited the DeFuniak Springs facility to observe the operation of the PCB-1000 unit. FT successfully treated three batches of mineral oil dielectric fluid (MODEF) contaminated with more than 2175 ppm PCBs down to below 2 ppm PCBs. The draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PCB approval was available to the public for review and comment from July 23, 2020, to August 23, 2020. EPA held a virtual public meeting on August 6, 2020, to give area residents an opportunity to meet and discuss the draft TSCA PCB approval. EPA received one set of comments, which was supportive of the draft approval. The final TSCA PCB approval is available below.

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