Introduction to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (2 Hours)
This is an introductory RCRA hazardous waste course which is designed to present a summary of the MAJOR components of the RCRA as it exists today. Topics addressed include regulations important to waste generators such as:
- identifying hazardous waste;
- determining generator status;
- complying with accumulation requirements;
- manifesting waste off site;
- land disposal restrictions treatment standards; and
- Special regulations for recyclables, used oil, military munitions, and universal waste.
The course also discuss on regulations pertaining to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities such as the permitting process; treatment, storage, and disposal facility standards, and RCRA corrective action requirements.
This course enables personnel to understand the regulatory requirements of RCRA and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) as it applies to the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. Topics include RCRA waste classification, land disposal restrictions, generator requirements, manifesting requirements, and DOT requirements such as proper shipping names, packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding.
The course briefly overlooks at radioactive waste, household waste, industrial waste, underground storage tanks, TSDF permitting process, TSDF closure plans.
The following list identifies the objectives that students are expected to learn from this course:
- Familiarity with RCRA and why it is required.
- Know the relationship of RCRA and CERCLA
- Recognize that proper hazardous waste management is required by federal and state regulations.
- Know the key program and provisions of RCRA.
- Determine if waste is hazardous and, if so, in what respect.
- Know the characteristics of wastes.