Wednesday, December 7, 2011


The California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control
(DTSC) intends to deny re-certification of the following hazardous waste environmental technology:
The Formalex technology, manufactured by S&S Company of Georgia, Inc., and marketed in
California by American BioSafety, Inc., for treating formaldehyde in waste neutral buffered
Formalin from histopathology specimen preservation and automated histopathology tissue
Applicant: S&S Company of Georgia, Inc.
827 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31702
American BioSafety, Inc.
4322 Anthony Court, #5
Rocklin, CA 95677
Section 25200.1.5., Health and Safety Code, enacted by Assembly Bill 2060, authorizes
DTSC to certify the performance of hazardous waste environmental technologies. Only technologies
which are determined to not pose a significant potential hazard to the public health and safety or to the
environment when used under specified operating conditions may be certified. Incineration technologies
are explicitly excluded from the certification program.
The purpose of the certification program is to provide an independent technical evaluation of
technologies to identify those meeting applicable quality standards, so as to facilitate regulatory and
end-user acceptance and to promote and foster growth of California’s environmental technology
DTSC’s proposed decision to deny re-certification is subject to public review and comment.
Written comments must be submitted to DTSC no later than 30 days after publication of this notice. All
comments will be considered and appropriate changes will be made prior to publishing DTSC’s final
Additional information supporting DTSC’s proposed decision is available for review, including a
report entitled “Formaldehyde Treatment Technologies Re-Certification Evaluation Report.” Requests
for additional information or comments concerning this proposed decision should be submitted to the
following address:
California Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Office of Pollution Prevention and Technology DevelopmentP.O. Box 806
Sacramento, California 95812-0806
Attn: Dr. Bruce La Belle             (916) 324-2958      

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