On December 6, 1994, EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics published a proposed rule with respect to 19 petitions for exceptions to the general prohibitions on the manufacture, import, processing, and distribution in commerce of PCBs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA has received a request for a hearing on four of the petitions that seek an exemption to allow the importation of PCBs from Canada for disposal in the United States. EPA will hold a half-day informal public hearing in the Washington, DC area on the four petitions. This notice announces the time and location of that hearing.
Agency Contact: Susan B. Hazen, Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Rm. E-543B, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460, Telephone: (202) 554-1404, TDD: (202) 554-0551, FAX: (202) 554-5603 (document requests only). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSCA section 3(c)(3) prohibits the manufacture, import, processing, and distribution in commerce of PCBs in most situations unless EPA grants an exemption from the prohibition by rulemaking. 15 U.S.C. 2605(e)(3). On December 6, 1994, EPA published
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on March 20, 1995.