Compliance Communications, LLC

Hazardous Waste Management and Shipping for Environmental Professionals

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This web-based, online DOT-RCRA hybrid course includes a history and overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with the myriad of hazardous waste regulations including 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. The course is designed to assist facilities to meet the annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste, such as those requirements presented in 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 264.16 and 40 CFR 262.34.

In addition, this course includes a discussion of the DOT's regulations for shipping supplies, equipment and samples related to hazardous waste site investigations and remediation activities which is based on the requirements for training as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants.

Environmental professionals who are 1) involved with handling, shipping, or receiving hazardous materials, including samples of hazardous waste, and 2) involved with managing hazardous wastes associated with cleanup activities. This may include:

  • samplers
  • drillers
  • engineers
  • geologists
  • laboratory technicians
  • scientists
  • field technicians

After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • 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 and reporting;
  • locate and use the Federal hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations;
  • properly label and mark hazardous waste containers for shipment;
  • complete manifests for hazardous waste;
  • select proper packaging for hazardous materials; and
  • develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.

Topics include:

  • identification of hazardous wastes;
  • onsite management;
  • offsite transportation;
  • marking and labeling;
  • hazardous materials table;
  • exceptions and exemptions;
  • environmental samples and equipment;
  • shipping papers; and
  • training requirements, including DOT Security Awareness.

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