An Introduction into the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA) (2 Hours)
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the principles, regulations, policies and opinions of environmental regulation and hazardous materials management and transportation. Upon completion, the student will have a working knowledge of various aspects of hazardous materials as they relate to compliance with current federal, state and local environmental regulations. The course provides an overview of the requirements to safely transport hazardous materials. It also discusses some of the regulatory requirements of the Department of Transportation.
This course talks about the Hazardous Material Transportation Act where the regulations came from, and the structure of those regulations. Students will review; what kinds of things are generally regulated as "hazardous waste" and will be given an understanding of the overall purpose and objectives of HMTA regulations;
The students will be able to:
- Define hazardous material and hazardous waste
- Know the HMTA Regulations in the Wake of 9-11
- Identify federal, state, and local regulations pertinent to hazardous waste management
- Explain majors topics covered by HMTA
- Discuss regulatory impacts on hazardous waste management
- Recognize that proper hazardous waste management is required by federal and state regulations.
- Determine if waste is hazardous and, if so, in what respect.
- Maintain proper hazardous waste container and storage requirements,
- Learn the basic requirements for Transportation of Hazardous wastes including the requirements from DOT or USEPA.