Environmental Protection

Regional Office Hosts PCB Challenge Conference

Does your company own and operate electronic equipment that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), including transformers? Are you in compliance with PCB environmental regulations? Are you looking for ways to reduce PCBs?

The PCB Challenge Conference on May 7, hosted by EPA's mid-Atlantic region, will provide the information you need to answer all of your questions about PCBs. Conference speakers will include EPA staff experienced in PCB regulatory issues, private environmental attorneys, and industry experts.

The conference will be held fro 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 201 Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. (on Penn's Landing).

The forum will provide information on a variety of PCB-related topics including the hazards of PCBs and failing PCB equipment; how firms may qualify for penalty mitigation; the benefits of voluntary disclosure; management and proper disposal methods; sustainability beyond PCBs; and partnering with EPA. Agency staff will be available for one-on-one sessions assist participants in identifying opportunities for PCB reduction or elimination.

To register or for more information, contact Sharon D. Kenny, MEng, PMP, CHMM, at 215.814.3417 or Kenny.sharon@epa.gov or go to www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/wmconference.htm.

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