Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In North Dakota, PCBs are not considered to be a hazardous waste.

Regulations concerning PCBs may be found in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter I, Subchapter R, Part 761. North Dakota is not authorized to implement these regulations, but has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct inspections of facilities for proper disposal of PCB wastes. A representative of the Hazardous Waste Program conducts the inspection and prepares an inspection report which is sent to EPA Region VIII for compliance evaluation and enforcement actions.

Some helpful documents and links follow:

Code Of Federal Regulations - Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution In Commerce, And Use Prohibitions
PCB Fact Sheet
PCBs In Fluorescent Light Fixtures (ballasts)
Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts

PCBs In Caulk - EPA Fact Sheet
PCBs In Caulk In Older Buildings
Contractors Handling PCBs In Caulk During Renovation
Management Of PCB Wastes

Polychlorinated Biphenyl Transporters
Protocol For Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits Of Facilities With PCBs, Asbestos And Lead-Based Paint Regulated Under TSCA

For more information contact Emily Schiwal by e-mail or telephone: 701.328.5166.

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Updated: 21 Jul. 2016