LOS ANGELES — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comments on its proposed PCB permit renewal for Clean Harbors Los Angeles LLC., a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage and transfer facility located approximately two miles south of Downtown Los Angeles in the industrial city of Vernon, Calif., according to a press release.

EPA’s proposed permit, if finalized, would be valid for 10 years and will allow Clean Harbors to continue to receive, store and repackage PCB wastes.

The draft permit imposes new additional safety requirements on the facility including regular random sampling, and more stringent cleanup standards if the facility were to close, stated the release.

The 45-day comment period began August 22 and ends October 7, 2013, noted the release.

The EPA is hosting an informational Public Meeting and Hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Slauson Multipurpose Center located at 5306 S. Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011.

Read the entire press release here.