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Under the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA), TRI collects information to track industry progress in reducing waste generation and moving towards safer waste management alternatives. Measures that facilities have taken to prevent pollution and reduce the amount of toxic chemicals entering the environment are shown in the table below. Although factors other than these reported practices contribute to year-to-year changes in releases, results are sorted by largest reduction in order to facilitate identification of pollution prevention successes. View the to learn about this report's features.


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List of Facilities in TRI submitting Pollution Prevention Information for Selected Criteria:

Year-to-Year Comparison:

FACILITY NAME ADDRESS CHEMICAL INDUSTRY YEAR PRIOR YEAR RELEASE * CURRENT YEAR RELEASE * PERCENT CHANGE POLLUTION PREVENTION INFORMATION (ACTIVITY CODES/TEXT)
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1998 79,079.00 6,496.00 -91.79% W42: Substituted raw materials

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acetaldehyde 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2009 8,898.00 842.00 -90.54% Installed a thermal oxidizer in the middle of 2008 to control point source air emissions of this substance. The 2009 emissions were significantly reduced from previous year levels as a result of this improvement.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2011 659,533.00 176,086.00 -73.3% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems - Installed cryogenic condensation recovery system.

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Methanol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2010 34,883.00 9,503.00 -72.76% W89: Other product modifications

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethylene Glycol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 2,280.00 801.00 -64.87%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acetaldehyde 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2008 17,480.00 8,898.00 -49.1% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

Installed a thermal oxidizer to eliminate poimnt source air emissions in may 2008.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 442,728.00 234,182.00 -47.1% W52: Modified equipment, layout, or piping - Repaired corroded vent pipe to controlled air monitoring device C-402.

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Pipework for venting system was repaired/replaced. Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Pipework for venting system was repaired/replaced.;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1991 177,000.00 97,000.00 -45.2% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources
W51: Instituted recirculation within a process
W58: Other process modifications

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1992 140,000.00 82,000.00 -41.43% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2010 1,109,013.00 659,533.00 -40.53% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Methanol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2009 57,446.00 34,883.00 -39.28% W89: Other product modifications

Began selling a byproduct stream containing methanol in 2009 due to reduced load on energy recovery boiler.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Aniline 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 255.50 188.20 -26.34% W29: Other changes in inventory control

Aniline was eliminated as a reactant for one of our chemical manufacturing processes in 2013
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2002 1,577,340.00 1,193,810.00 -24.31% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Vinyl Acetate 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2008 19,322.00 15,699.00 -18.75% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

Installed a thermal oxidizer in may 2008 to eliminate point source emissions.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2004 1,039,680.00 860,757.00 -17.21% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Certain Glycol Ethers 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2006 6,026.00 5,220.00 -13.38% W42: Substituted raw materials

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2003 1,193,810.00 1,039,680.00 -12.91% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Diethanolamine 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2015 3,926.00 3,458.00 -11.92%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2008 961,192.00 851,867.00 -11.37% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Aniline 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 188.20 168.10 -10.68% W89: Other product modifications - Decreased manufacturing of the product.

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T11 [Other] - Decrease in manufacturing of the product. Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T11 [Other] - Decrease in manufacturing of the product.;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acrylic Acid 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 1,099.00 1,044.00 -5% W13: Improved maintenance scheduling, recordkeeping, or procedures

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Daily start up meetings in 2014 helped employee communication and maintenance scheduling. Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Daily start up meetings in 2014 helped employee communication and maintenance scheduling.;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acetaldehyde 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2018 540.00 539.00 -.19%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Xylene (Mixed Isomers) 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 5,216.00 5,209.00 -.13% W39: Other spill or leak prevention

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Vinyl Acetate 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2015 1,178.60 1,178.60 0%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Certain Glycol Ethers 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2007 377.00 377.00 0% W42: Substituted raw materials

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethyl Acrylate 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 85.00 85.00 0% W39: Other spill or leak prevention - Employees were better trained on spill and leak prevention

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Management participated in more training to enforce SPCC measures and purchased more SPCC materials Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Management participated in more training to enforce SPCC measures and purchased more SPCC materials;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethyl Acrylate 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 85.00 85.00 0% W52: Modified equipment, layout, or piping - Repaired/replaced vent pipework.

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Repaired/replaced vent pipework. Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Repaired/replaced vent pipework.;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethyl Acrylate 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 85.00 85.00 0% W39: Other spill or leak prevention

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acrylonitrile 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 74.01 74.01 0% W32: Improved procedures for loading, unloading, and transfer operations - Eliminated spills by increased training practices

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Eliminated spills by increased training practices Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Eliminated spills by increased training practices;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acrylonitrile 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 74.01 74.01 .01% W32: Improved procedures for loading, unloading, and transfer operations

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acetaldehyde 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 564.00 565.00 .18% W31: Improved storage or stacking procedures

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Tank venting checks/audits implemented due to employee recommendation Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T06 [Employee Recommendation (Under A Formal Company Program)] - Tank venting checks/audits implemented due to employee recommendation;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Xylene (Mixed Isomers) 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 5,183.00 5,216.00 .64% W39: Other spill or leak prevention - Implemented more training focused on the importance of spill pervention

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Implemented more training focused on the importance of spill pervention Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T04 [Participative Team Management] - Implemented more training focused on the importance of spill pervention;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Xylene (Mixed Isomers) 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 5,209.00 5,571.00 6.95%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Methanol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2015 18,808.00 20,246.00 7.65%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acetaldehyde 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1994 3,100.00 3,369.00 8.68% W19: Other changes in operating practices

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Methanol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2008 52,704.00 57,446.00 9% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

Installed a thermal oxidizer in may 2008 to eliminate pt source air emissions.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Methanol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2014 16,076.00 18,808.00 16.99% W56: Reduced or eliminated use of an organic solvent - Reduced percentage of solvent in manufacturing around September 2014.

Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T11 [Other] - R&D reduced amount of solvent in the manufacturing of a product. Method(s) to Identify P2 Activities: T11 [Other] - R&D reduced amount of solvent in the manufacturing of a product.;
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1991 119,000.00 141,000.00 18.49% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources
W51: Instituted recirculation within a process
W58: Other process modifications

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2013 365,839.00 442,728.00 21.02% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

Pressure testing on pipework was conducted towards the end of 2013. Process vent piping to the cryogenic condenser (on-stie recycling controlled monitored device) was found to have significant corrosion, leading to fugitive emissions. This is the reason for increased fugitive losses from 2012-2013. The vent pipe has been replaced with stainless steal that will eliminate fugitive air emissions. I predict a reduction in total fugitive losses in 2014.
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Aniline 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 199.00 255.50 28.39%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2009 851,867.00 1,109,013.00 30.19% W39: Other spill or leak prevention

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Acrylic Acid 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 751.00 1,055.00 40.48%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2001 1,111,541.00 1,577,340.00 41.91% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1998 662,919.00 948,459.00 43.07% W51: Instituted recirculation within a process

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Diethanolamine 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 1,960.20 3,231.00 64.83%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 176,086.00 365,839.00 107.76% W35: Installed vapor recovery systems

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethylene Glycol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2012 1,057.00 2,280.00 115.7%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethylene Glycol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2015 899.00 2,347.00 161.07%
3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Dichloromethane 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1992 97,000.00 409,000.00 321.65% W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Ethylene Glycol 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 1991 324.00 47,300.00 14498.77% W29: Other changes in inventory control
W58: Other process modifications

3V SIGMA USA (NA)
888 WOODSTOCK ST
GEORGETOWN,
SC 29440
Allyl Chloride 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 2011 0 14.01 W19: Other changes in operating practices

The inventory of this substance was exhausted in 2011. No plans to use the substance again currently in place.


* - Dioxin releases are in grams; all others in pounds