Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In North Dakota, PCBs are not considered to be a hazardous waste.

Regulations concerning PCBs may be found in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter I, Subchapter R, Part 761. North Dakota is not authorized to implement these regulations, but has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct inspections of facilities for proper disposal of PCB wastes. A representative of the Hazardous Waste Program conducts the inspection and prepares an inspection report which is sent to EPA Region VIII for compliance evaluation and enforcement actions.

General information:
    Electronic code of federal regulations
    Learn about PCBs

PCBs in light fixtures:
    PCB-containing fluorescent light ballasts (FLBs) in school buildings
    Storage-disposal requirements for fluorescent light ballasts

PCBs in building materials:
    Test methods for PCBs in buildings
    Information for contractors working in older buildings that may contain PCBs

PCB spills:
    Policy guidance manuals for cleanups of PCB spills

PCB disposal:
    Management of PCB waste
    Disposal and storage of PCB waste

    Polychlorinated biphenyl transporters


For more information contact Emily Tintes Schiwal by e-mail or telephone: 701.328.5166.


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Updated: 10 Feb. 2017