PCB Disposal


Emerald Transformer operates five fully approved and permitted PCB Commercial Storage Facilities in DeFuniak Springs, Florida; Twinsburg, Ohio; Tucker, Georgia; Coffeyville, Kansas; and Los Angeles, California. The facility approvals to commercially store Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) waste specifically reference and outline the parameters which are set forth in 40 CFR 761.65 - PCB Storage for Disposal. In order to remain compliant, all Emerald facilities must adhere to the specific conditions of a commercial storage facility.

Our practices to ensure the safe handling and disposal of these materials include facility security, limited facility access during non-working hours, annual PCB and spill prevention training, emergency response plan training and awareness, daily/weekly PCB storage area inspections, PCB records retention, and facility closure plan maintenance, among others.

In addition, two Emerald facilities operate Scrap Metal Recovery Ovens (SMRO) that process PCB contaminated equipment between 50-499 parts per million. The SMRO processes contaminated material by a method of thermal destruction per Title 40 CFR Part 761.72. This process is fully permitted under the regulations set forth by all state and federal EPA agencies. All SMROs are equipped with primary and secondary chambers for material processing and incorporate a Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) to record regulatory compliance.

I would like to thank Emerald for your assistance with the recent equipment recycling effort... We have disposed of three power transformers and thousands of gallons of oil...I also want to express my appreciation for your field service crew. The crew has been on property the last two weeks removing transformers from substations. The work was completed in a safe, timely and professional manner. Your crews have been on property for prior recycling efforts and I am always pleased with their efforts. I look forward to working with you to remove the remainder of the equipment by the end of the year.

– Midwest Investor-Owned Utility Manager