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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH08 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Alternate PCB Extraction Methods and Amendments to PCB Cleanup and Disposal Regulations 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) proposed to expand the available options for extraction and determinative methods used to characterize and verify the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) waste under the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations (also referred to as the PCB regulations). EPA also proposed to amend the performance-based cleanup option for PCB remediation waste under section 761.61(b); remove the provision allowing PCB bulk product waste to be disposed as roadbed material; add more flexible provisions for cleaning up spills that occur during emergency situations, such as during a hurricane or flood; harmonize the general disposal requirements for PCB remediation waste; and make several other amendments to improve the implementation of the regulations, clarify ambiguity, and correct technical errors and outdated information. The proposed rule was published on October 22, 2021 (86 FR 58730). The final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2023, with an effective date of February 26, 2024.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/22/2021  86 FR 58730   
Final Rule  08/29/2023  88 FR 59662   
Final Rule Effective  02/26/2024 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OLEM-2021-0556.
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 5303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0384