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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

EPA Activities in Kettleman City Area

Current PCB Renewal/Expansion Application

California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Information on DTSC’s Expansion Decision Exiting EPA (disclaimer)


Chemical Waste Management’s (CWM) hazardous waste landfill operates under both a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit from the State of California (DTSC); and under a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) permit from the U.S. EPA. The TSCA permit is required for the PCB storage and disposal at the facility.

There currently are two separate permitting actions that are being pursued by CWM: an expansion of the facility and a renewal of the permit.

DTSC is reviewing a proposed expansion for the RCRA permit at the CWM Kettleman Hills facility. Only once DTSC has made a final decision on the CWM permit expansion would EPA act on the renewal and modification of the TSCA PCB permit applications.

When a proposed permitting decision on CWM’s applications has been made, EPA will issue a public notice. In addition, EPA will hold a public meeting to announce the proposal and provide the opportunity for a public question and answer workshop, as well as open a 60-day period for the public to formally comment. A formal public hearing will also be held to take comments on the proposed decision.

EPA will ensure the facility is in compliance prior to continuing our permit application review.  The state and EPA will continue to regularly inspect and monitor compliance at the facility and take all information into account as a part of our proposed permit decisions. As with other facilities, EPA will use its legal authorities to address any violations that pose a risk to human health.

Document Title Date
Fish and Wildlife Receipt Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 320K) Dec 2011
Notice of Deficiency (PDF) (17 pp, 9M) Sept 2011
National Historic Preservation, Section 106 Compliance, 2011 (PDF) (37 pp, 16M) Sept 2011

Biological Assessment, Final (PDF) (42 pp, 585K)
    - Transmittal Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 472K)
    - Attachment 1: Species List (PDF) (6 pp, 1.1MB)
    - Attachment 2: Kreyenhagen Hills Conservation Bank (PDF) (21 pp, 1.6MB)
    - Attachment 3: Field survey for endangered, sensitive plant species (PDF) (356 pp, 15.2MB)
    - Figures, maps (PDF) (6 pp, 3MB)

July 2011
National Historic Preservation, Section 106 Compliance, 2009 (PDF) (69 pp, 337K) Sept 2009
Sheppard Mullin Letter - Kettleman Hills Facility B-18/B20 Expansion Project (PDF) (8 pp, 172K)
May 2010
USEPA Response to the Sheppard Mullin Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 100K)
Jun 2010
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