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RCRA and DOT Refresher Training Course

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This is a unique DOT-RCRA hybrid 'refresher' course. The course includes an 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.

In addition, this course includes a review of the DOT's regulations for shipping hazardous materials, including the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), proper shipping name, hazard classes, marking and labeling, shipping papers, packing groups, and security.

This is a fast-paced refresher course and is intended for individuals who are familiar with both RCRA and DOT requirements. It is not recommended as initial training.

The course is designed to help 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. It is also designed to assist with the recurring training requirements specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants.

Course Fee: $150

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. This may include:

  • engineers
  • scientists
  • geologists
  • facility personnel
  • field technicians
  • samplers
  • drillers
  • laboratory technicians
  • shipping & receiving personnel

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;
  • training requirements; and
  • security awareness training.

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

Linda R. Taylor, PE

Ms. Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and is the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 20 years of engineering experience working in industry and environmental consulting, most recently with Progress Energy. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is an OSHA authorized instructor.

Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Citation: 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 262.34(d)(5)(iii), 40 CFR 261.5, and 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H)

In addition to the initial RCRA training, 40 CFR265.16(c) requires 'facility personnel must take part in an annual review of the initial training.'

The training requirements for SQGs are found in 40 CFR Part 262.34(d). SQGs must ensure that their workers are:

'...thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures relevant to their responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies'

This may require annual training by a facility or some other type of instruction appropriate to the wastes handled at the SQG site.

DOT's training requirements for shipping hazardous materials is located in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H. In addition to initial training [49 CFR 172.704(c)(1)], DOT requires 'recurrent training' every 3 three years.

'A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years.' [49 CFR 172.704(c)(2)]

The suggested retraining period for this course is listed as one (1) year because of the RCRA annual training component required for Large Quantity Generators. As stated above, the DOT requirement for refresher training is only once every three (3) years.

Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).

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