RCRA 8 Hour Refresher

This course is designed for Environmental Professionals who want to maximize their compliance efforts for safety in the workplace. We will cover various types of hazardous waste that may occur at work sites and suggests precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

Throughout the course, we will examine the federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the role of the individual states in controlling hazardous waste. We will learn how to comply with the RCRA program, which the EPA has developed to manage hazardous wastes from “cradle to grave,” i.e., from the time it is generated to its ultimate disposal.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of RCRA regulations in managing hazardous wastes
  • Describe the standards used for different types of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities
  • Implement hazardous waste management systems to achieve and maintain compliance
  • Discuss the financial assurance requirements for corrective actions under RCRA
  • Discuss a manifest system including discrepancies, unmanifested waste, and operating records
  • Identify requirements for the monitoring, recordkeeping, and closure procedures of hazardous waste
  • Properly identify hazardous wastes according to RCRA regulations
  • Discuss the elements of a waste management system for municipal solid waste and industrial waste

Lessons Covered:

  • Lesson 1: RCRA – The Law
  • Lesson 2: Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs)
  • Lesson 3: RCRA Requirements
  • Lesson 4: Generator Issues
  • Lesson 5: Container Issues
  • Lesson 6: Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP)
  • Lesson 7: Hazardous Waste Identification
  • Lesson 8: Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste

Quiz Info:

  • Five questions at the end of each lesson

Final Exam Info:

  • 20 questions at the end of the course

RCRA 8 Hour Refresher


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