RCRA Refresher is a fast-paced course providing an overview of federal solid and hazardous waste management laws and regulations that affect generators of hazardous waste. The course discusses how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.
This course assumes the student has a working knowledge of hazardous waste regulations and has received training previously. Due to the fast-paced nature of the course, it is not recommended as initial training.
The course is designed to assist facilities to meet the annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste, including the requirements presented in 40 CFR 262.16 (b)(9)(iii) and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) (these training requirements were previously located in 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 264.16 and 40 CFR 262(d)).
The course includes discussion of the new Generator Improvement Rule promulgated in 2016.
Record Keeping, Reporting, Spills, Training & Enforcement
Off-Site Disposal, including 2006 Manifest Changes
Used Oil, Universal Wastes and Mercury Containing Lamps
Land Disposal Restrictions
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for personnel who generate, handle, store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste, or anyone who is required to complete a RCRA training course annually. Environmental managers at facilities who use hazardous chemicals, and individuals wanting to know more about hazardous waste regulations will find the information provided in the course valuable.
Individuals completing the course will:
understand federal hazardous waste regulations;
know how to identify, and manage hazardous waste;
be able to determine generator status and maintain facility compliance with hazardous waste regulations;
recognize regulations for recordkeeping, training, and enforcement;
know how to manage used oil; and
understand requirements for land disposal restrictions.
Linda R. Taylor, PE
Ms. Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and is the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 20 years of engineering experience working in industry and environmental consulting, most recently with Progress Energy. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is an OSHA authorized instructor.
Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2 Contact Hours This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 40 CFR 262.16(b)(9)(iii), and 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7)
According to 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7) LQG personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction, online training (e.g., computer-based or electronic), or on-the-job training that teaches them to perform their duties in a way that ensures compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.
In addition to the initial RCRA training, 40 CFR 262.17(a)(7)(iii) requires LQG personnel to complete an annual refresher on RCRA.
The training requirements for SQGs are found in 40 CFR Part 262.16(b)(9)(iii). SQGs must ensure that their workers are:
"...thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures relevant to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies"
The requirement for SQGs may require annual training or other type and frequency of training appropriate to the wastes handled at the SQG site.
Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
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