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Texas Dept. of Transportation

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Parts Cleaning

Industry: Government Agency-Includes Military

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Substance: non hazardous solvent

Equipment: none

Location: Beaumont TX

No. of employees: 12

Contact: John McBride

Phone: 409-898-5798



Description:

Solvent supplier was required to furnish clean product with a flash point sufficiently high enough to insure that the spent stream did not exhibit any characteristics of ignitability. The interval between changing the solvent was also increased from 30 to 90 days. In addition, purchasing personnel stopped buying any product that contained any form of chlorinated hydrocarbon to insure that the washing solvent is not contaminated in this manner.

P2 Application:

not applicable

Environmental Benefits:

By changing the solvent to a non hazardous stream, 4,500 to 5,000 lbs. of hazardous waste was eliminated annually.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

This location was re-classified as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) as a result of eliminating the waste stream.

Source: TCEQ
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