RCRA 4 Hour

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 4 hours - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • To provide delegates an overview of RCRA that can be used to perform their duties in compliance with the regulations.
  • To inform delegates about the hazards associated with the management of hazardous waste.
  • To prepare delegates to prevent injury or incident using hazard communication, personal protection equipment, and safe work procedures.
  • To understand hazardous waste management procedures, including complying with accumulation and storage requirements.
  • To provide delegates with techniques to respond effectively to hazardous waste emergencies in the workplace.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 hour

Course Outline
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

  • Overview of RCRA
  • Goals of RCRA
  • The 3 Elements
    • The Act
    • The Regulations
    • Guidance and Policies
  • Related Acts and Regulations
    • CERCLA
    • Clean Air Act
    • Clean Water Act
    • SARA
    • EPCRA
    • HAZWOPER
  • Subtitles and their Provisions

Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste

  • Terms
    • Solid Waste
    • Hazardous Waste
    • Exclusions
    • Cradle-to-Grave
    • Generators
    • Transporters
    • Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDF)
  • Identification Criteria
    • Is the material in question a solid waste?
    • Is the material excluded from the definition of solid waste or hazardous waste?
    • Is the waste a listed or characteristic hazardous waste?
      • Toxic listed waste
      • Acute hazardous waste
      • Characteristic hazardous waste
    • Identification Criteria: Listed Wastes
      • F list
      • K list
      • P and U lists o Is the waste delisted?
  • Characteristics of Hazardous Wastes
    • Ignitability
    • Corrosivity
    • Reactivity
    • Toxicity
  • Special Regulatory Conventions
  • Mixed Wastes

Hazardous Waste Generators

  • Three categories - based on the amount of hazardous waste generated per calendar month
  • LQGs and SQGs Requirements
  • VSQG/CESQGs Requirements
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Farmer exclusions and Academic entities

Transporters of Hazardous Waste

  • Definitions
    • Regulated transporter
    • Transfer Facilities
  • The RCRA Subtitle C regulation requirements
  • EPA Identification Number
  • The Manifest
    • Required Forms
    • General Requirements
    • Required Information on Completed Forms
    • Using the Manifest System
    • The Electronic Manifest
    • Rejected Waste
    • Manifest Requirements for Water and Rail Transporters
    • Special Exemptions for Resource Recovery and Recycling
  • Handling Hazardous Waste Discharge
    • Must be prepared for an accident
    • Notification and diking
    • Contacting NRC
    • Role of NRC and local authorities
  • Additional Regulatory Requirements
    • Transporters becoming storage facilities
    • Transporters becoming generators

TSD Facilities

  • Overview
  • Definitions
    • Treatment
    • Storage
    • Disposal
    • Disposal facilities
      • Permitted facilities
      • Interim status facilities
  • Operation and Management Standards
    • Compliance with:
  • Standards for the variety of TSDF units
  • Closure
    • Requirements
    • Post closure/Final disposal
  • Financial assurance
    • Closure
    • Liability
  • Ground Water and Air Resources
    • Ground Water Protection
    • Air Resources Protection

Land Disposal Restrictions

  • Overview
  • Components
    • Disposal Prohibition
    • Dilution Prohibition
    • Storage Prohibition

Hazardous Waste Combustion

  • Overview
  • Regulations

Hazardous Waste Permit Program

  • Permitting
  • Permitting Scope
  • Permitting Process
  • Various Types of Permits
    • Interim Status
    • Special Provisions
    • Standardized Permit

State Hazardous Waste Programs

  • Overview
    • State Authorization

Specific Hazardous Wastes and Facilities

  • Part 266

Universal Waste Management

  • What is Universal Waste?
  • Universal Waste Program

Used Oil

  • Overview
  • Regulation
    • Recycling Presumption
  • Identification
  • Used Oil as a Hazardous Waste
    • Rebuttable Presumption
  • Storage Requirements
  • Burning Restrictions

Underground Storage Tanks

  • Overview
  • Regulatory Requirements

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
Title 40 of the CFR, Parts 239-282

  • Course ID #: MA173

Date

Apr 23 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$85.00
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