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PCB Facility Operator Address USEPA ID No.
     
TW SERVICES, INC. 1606 NE 3RD STREET
MADISON, SD 57042
SDD980634646
PHONE FAX  E-MAIL ADDRESS
     
(605)256-2600 (605)256-4495 twsi@iw.net
OPERATING APROVALS & AUTHORITIES
USEPA:

Approval To Commercial Store For Disposal or Decontamination Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Containing Materials, including transformers, capacitors, liquids, cable and wire.

   
SOUTH DAKOTA:

Permit to Operate A Resource Recovery Facility Under the South Dakota Air Quality And Waste Management Programs

 

Process for recovery of metals from cable and wire containing polychlorinated biphenyls.

Recovery of recyclable metals by processing drained electrical equipment in a wire reclamation furnace.

   
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR FACILITY
   
The PCB Commercial Storage Facility meets the standards imposed by 40 CFR 761.65 including but not limited to:

*Above the 100 year flood plain.

*Reinforced concrete floors free of drains and joints.

*Plant floor is epoxy coated and sealed

*6" high containment curb around entire plant perimeter.

*Secondary containment for above grade storage tanks.

*Exterior property perimeter monitoring wells.

*Controlled access and plant entry.

*Direct link alarm system to police/fire departments.

   
CLOSURE FUND
   
TW Services, Inc. has a fully funded Closure Trust Fund that complies with Federal Regulations for financial assurance as required in 40 CFR 761.65 (g)
   
INSURANCE
   
General Liability $5,000,000
Transportation (includes MCS-90 pollution liability) $5,000,000
Contractor's Pollution Liability $1,000,000
Worker's Compensation $500,000
   
SERVICES
   
Under the authority granted by the USEPA and the State of South Dakota, TW Services, Inc. offers its customers transportation, reclamation, decontamination and disposal services for all types of PCB contaminated electrical equipment including cable and wire.
   
ONE TRANSFORMER OR MULTI-TRUCKLOADS
   
TW Services personnel have performed removal throughout the continental United States for several branches of the Government, as well as many Fortune 500 companies in the food, oil, aircraft and electrical industries.

However, TW Services is by no means limited to large removals - small projects, even single transformers, are handled with the same care and promptness as multi-truckload projects.
   
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT REMOVAL & DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
   

Quality assurance starts with a request for services.  In order to prepare a price quotation, TW Services  will need a list of units requiring disposal with the following information:

   

*Manufacturer

*Serial Number

*Total Weight

*Gallons of Oil

*PCB Concentrations

*Dimensions (on large units)

   
Upon execution of the service contract transportation will be schedule a pickup date.  When the transport vehicle arrives the driver will initiate the following:
   

*Inspect each unit for leaks (customer must correct)

*Confirm identification of each unit to customer's order.

*Direct proper loading of transport vehicle.

*Obtain signature for shipping documents.

   
When materials arrive at our facility TW Services will:
   

*Re-identify each item and cross match to the customers order.

*Assign a unique sequential receiving number for tracking.

*Offload units into designated secondary contaminated areas for pumping

*Evacuate all fluids into above grade bulk storage.

*Allow units to drain 24 hours to collect residual fluids.

*Evacuate residual fluids.

*Refill units with performance-based organic decontamination fluid (PODF) and allow to stand full a minimum of 15 hours (40 CFR 761.79).

*Evacuated decontamination fluids.

*Dismantle units, separating all component parts.

*Shear core and coil.

*Process non-ferrous metals in accordance with 40 CFR 761.72 and 761.79.

*Process ferrous metals in accordance with 761.72 and 761.79.

   
All PCB contaminated oil is shipped to a USEPA approved facility for incineration or detoxification.
   
PCB AND/OR ASBESTOS CONTAMINATED CABLE AND WIRE
   
We are particularly proud of the technology employed in our PCB and asbestos contaminated wire and cable decontamination process.  The System was originally designed to meed strict contract requirements to process PCB and asbestos contaminated cable and wire removed from obsolete US Navy war vessels that were being dismantled for salvage.

In November 1995, after 3 years of rigorous USEPA and State sanctioned demonstration tests, including hundreds of hours of USEPA analytical comparison studies, USEPA granted their formal approval of the system.

Since then over 9 million pounds of contaminated cable and wire has been safely processed for disposal under contract with the Department of Defense.

In early 1996, EPA sanctioned another Demonstration test to observe technical changes and modifications to the processing system.  After the demonstration test and analytical data was reviewed, the USEPA expanded the approval and authorized processing of wire and cable from the commercial sector.

PCB and/or asbestos contaminated cable and wire is introduced directly from the container into the wire processing equipment.  The equipment automatically separates the contaminated insulation, plastic and paper (fluff) from the copper core.  The fluff is then automatically transported, via closed augers, into a heavy mill plastic jacketed container which will be transported to a permitted facility for disposal.  The copper is randomly tested and sent to a high temperature recovery facility that meats the requirements of 40 CFR 761.72.  In the event that the cable is lead shielded, the lead is stripped and placed in a "dip tank" of mineral spirits for a minimum of 24 hours.  A wipe sample is then taken to insure the lead has been decontaminated.
   
CERTIFICATE OF DIAPOSAL
   
TW Services, Inc. will issue a Certificate of Disposal in accordance with 40 CFR 761.218.
   
CUSTOMER LIABILITY IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN
   
TW Services is keenly aware of the concerns in selecting a responsible company to handle serious disposal needs.  While a financially favorable contract must be a major factor in any decision regarding the selection of a hazardous waste services company, short and long- term liability must also be a prime consideration.

Our commitment to proper handling extends beyond a material disposed of at the TW Services facility.  A careful review of the compliance record of every USEPA approved incinerator and TSCA approved facility used by TW Services is conducted before any process waste is shipped.  TW Services processing of PCB materials for disposal further protects the customer from liability by never listing them as the generator of waste materials produced or generated through the TW Services disposal process.
   
FACILITY INSPECTIONS
   
TW Services, Inc. encourages customers to visit our facility.  Facility inspections can be prearranged for your convenience.  We are proud of our PCBB Facility Compliance Record and invite you to contact EPA Region VIII.
   
WORKER PROTECTION AND FACILITY HEALTH AND SAFTETY
   
TW Services, Inc. maintains all required Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, Contingency Plans, Health and Safety Plans and implements the provisions thereof.  All transportation services are conducted in strict compliance with applicable DOT regulations found at Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  In all instances, TW Services, Inc. will strive to meet or exceed regulatory safety and health requirements.  TW Services, Inc. is an alcohol and drug free workplace.
   
OPERATION PLANS
   
TW SERVICES, INC. operates a facility , which recycles electrical equipment less than 499 PPM PCB and PCB/Asbestos containing wire and cable.

Our company serves local electrical companies, Fortune 500 companies and the Department of Defense.

Described below are the waste streams that TW Services, Inc.  receives and the recovery process and materials.
   
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 0-49 PPM PCB
   
Electrical equipment less than 50 PPM PCB (test results) received at the TW Services, Inc.  Facility is traced by serial number.  Units are drained of residual MODEF with the oil pumped into a storage tank for disposal at an approved facility.

The units are then disassembled and recycled for their ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
   
PCB/ASBESTOS CABLE
   
Besides the processing of electrical equipment TW Services, Inc. has an approval to process for the disposal of PCB cable.  This cable is transported in bulk to the facility and stored in the facility until ready for processing.  This bulk container is put into the wire processing room and processed in a wire-chopping machine.  The outer coating, which will be shipped to an approved landfill, is separated from the copper.  The copper will be shipped to a smelter.
   
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 50-499 PPM PCB
   
When PCB Contaminated Electrical Equipment is transported and received at the TW Services, Inc. facility, they are logged into the PCB Tracking System which follows the tracking of wipe samples on metals (Copper and Steel) and the destruction of the PCB contaminated oil.

Each transformer is drained of residual MODEF with the MODEF pumped into a storage tank, which will then be transported for disposal at an EPA permitted facility.  The unit is then disassembled with all metals put through a decontamination process.  The core itself (Copper/Paper windings) is processed in TW Services, Inc.  EPA approved wire/cable process and the paper and copper is separated.

Copper samples are taken, along with wipe samples from the metals tested for residual PCB's.  All metals are decontaminated to levels set by the U.S.EPA in regulation for metals that are to be shipped to a smelter. (Copper has been less than 2 PPM PCB and wipe samples have been less than 10 ug/100 sq. cm..)

Materials that cannot be recycled are disposed of at an EPA permitted facility.

After disposal of PCB Waste materials, processing of metals and verified lab results, then a certificate of Disposal is issued to the generator.
   
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT >500 PPM PCB
   
We are licensed and insured to pick up, haul and dispose of your over 500 PPM electrical equipment.  Please call for more information.
   
FUNDING SOURCES
   
TW Services, Inc. funding comes from the sales of recovered metals, processing fees, transportation and disposal charges.
   
TESTING
   
Materials that are received at the facility are tested by the generator before being shipped to TW Services, Inc.  After receiving it at the facility, serial numbers are cross-matched to the PPM of the units.  However, units can be shipped untested and samples will be sent to a third party for testing.  Once test results are obtained a copy is sent to the Generator for their records.  The units are then disposed of accordingly.  In most cases, test results are obtained within the same day.
 
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