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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

Regulation of PCBs

Toxic Substances Control Act (40 CFR 761)

Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to control the distribution, use, and disposal of harmful chemicals, including PCBs. Through TSCA, Congress established a number of requirements for identifying and controlling toxic chemical hazards that pose risks to human health and the environment.

TSCA PCB regulations can be found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 C.F.R.), Part 761.

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