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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH08 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Alternate PCB Extraction Methods and Amendments to PCB Cleanup and Disposal Regulations 
Abstract:

The EPA is pursuing a regulatory change to update the available options for extraction methods for PCBs. The agency is considering proposing and requesting public comment on the extraction efficiency of other currently available PCB extraction methods in solid matrices (e.g. Automated Soxhlet Extraction (EPA Method 3541), Microwave Extraction (EPA Method 3546), Pressurized Fluid Extraction (EPA Method 3545A)), to inform the agency's decision-making on the inclusion of additional extraction methods in the PCB regulations. The EPA is also considering updating the available determinative methods, removing the option to dispose of certain PCB bulk product waste in roadbed, and adding regulatory flexibility for the management of PCB waste in emergency situations. In addition, the agency is considering proposing supplemental amendments for inclusion that may improve the implementation of the regulations, clarify ambiguity, and correct technical errors. The supplemental amendments for inclusion in the rule are expected to be minor, technical in nature, and not intended to change or create new policy.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 22 Utilities; 31-33 Manufacturing; 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing; 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services; 811 Repair and Maintenance; 92 Public Administration 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer McLeod
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5303P, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8459
Email: mcleod.jennifer@epa.gov

Karen Swetland-Johnson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5303P, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8421
Email: swetland-johnson.karen@epa.gov