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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Pacific Southwest Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Program

Spills and Emergencies

  • National Response Center
    (800) 424-8802
  • EPA Region 9 24-hour Spill Hotline
    (800) 300-2193 or
    (415) 947-4400
  • Arizona
    Arizona Department of Environmental Quality - Emergency Response Duty Office
    (800) 234-5677 or
    (602) 771-4182
  • California
    Emergency Services Warning Center
    (800) 852-7550 or
    (916) 845-8911
  • Hawaii
    Hawaii Department of Health
    Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER)
    24 hour Hotline:
    (808) 247-2191
  • Nevada
    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Corrective Action Spill Reporting Hotline: (888) 331-6337 or
    (775) 687-9485
  • Pacific Territories
    Region 9 Spills Response
    (800) 300-2193
  • Very Small Spills - TSCA Hotline
    (202) 554-1404
    Fax (document requests only): (202) 554-5603
    Mailing Address
    U.S. EPA, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M)
    Ariel Rios Building
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington DC 20460

EPA's Pacific Southwest (Region 9) PCB Program regulates the processing, distribution, use, cleanup, storage and disposal of PCBs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Pacific Territories, and provides support for TSCA compliance.

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Storage and Disposal

The storage and disposal regulations of TSCA (40 CFR 761.50 - .79) require specific approaches for PCB waste cleanup, storage location and duration, landfill and incineration disposal, and decontamination and recycling. Additional information about PCB waste options is provided in the Interpretive Guidance.

Permitted Storage Facilities in Region 9

Permitted Disposal Facilities in Region 9

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Contacts in EPA's Pacific Southwest

EPA's Pacific Southwest (Region 9) PCB program is available to members of the regulated community and others who have questions concerning the following regarding PCBs and PCB articles.

  • Manufacture
  • Processing
  • Distribution in Commerce
  • Use
  • Cleanup
  • Storage
  • Disposal

EPA Contacts

Steve Armann (
Manager, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action Office
Phone (415) 972-3352
Fax (415) 947-3533

Carmen Santos (
PCB Coordinator
Phone (415) 972-3360
Fax (415) 947-3533
You may contact Carmen on reporting spills and questions related to spill cleanup procedures.

Christopher Rollins (
PCB Enforcement Officer
Phone (415) 947-4166
Fax (415) 947-3530
You may contact Chris for questions relating to PCB enforcement and inspections other than PCB use or reuse activities.

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State and Island PCB Contacts

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State Regulations

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Donald Atkinson ( 
(602) 771-4182

Health Assessment

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health
Environmental Health Questions:


State Regulations

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Charles Corcoran (
(916) 327-4499
James Stettler (
(510) 540-3739

Health Assessment and Fish Advisories

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Robert Brodberg (
(916) 323-4763

Environmental Fate

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Myrto Petreas (
(510) 540-3624


State Regulations

Hawaii Department of Health


State Regulations

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Jeffrey Denison (
(775) 687-9465

Pacific Islands

John McCarroll (
Manager, Pacific Islands Office
(415) 972-3774

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