AlAfghani, MM and Paramita D, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Phasing-Out Regulation in Indonesia, Final Report. All rights reserved.
The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances)(England and Wales) Regulation 2000, defines PCBs as any mixture containing any of the substances below totaling more than 0.005% by weight:
PCBs holders is required to register based on the following conditions52:
The existing of containers containing residual stocks which contains PCBs or having contained PCBs that has not been decontaminated in which the total PCBs content is more than 5 litres (dm3);
Items of equipment contaminated (including any transformer, capacitor, with PCBs wherethe total PCBs content is more than 5 litres (dm3).
The registration form is provided and covers information regarding the applicant’s details, descriptionof the contaminated equipment and the location/intended location, description of PCB in the equipment, and the date regarding replacement or treatment/disposal.
The PCB regulation is effective since 4 May 2000. Thus, all PCBs-contaminated equipment holders have to complete the registration process by 31 July 2000. It is a criminal offence to keep unregistered PCBs or contaminated equipment after 31 July 2000.
52 Annual Registration of PCBs Holders, Guidance Notes, https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/healthsafetyenvironment/pcb_env_agency_guidance.pdf