National Environmental Trainers, Inc.

RCRA Training for Hazardous Waste Generators


In compliance with U.S. EPA regulations, this Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) training is for individuals who deal with or manage hazardous waste. This RCRA training must be provided for these employees at the start of their job and on an annual basis. This includes supervisors, hazardous waste generators, environmental compliance professionals, hazardous waste specialists, etc.

The RCRA regulations establish a comprehensive hazardous waste management system under the authority of RCRA Subtitle C that includes RCRA training. RCRA regulates hazardous waste from its point of generation through its point of final disposal. Hazardous waste generators must undergo RCRA training and are the first link in the cradle-to-grave hazardous waste management system. Pursuant to the authority granted by RCRA §3002(a), EPA has developed generator standards that address on-site accumulation of hazardous waste, cradle-to-grave tracking (manifest system), labeling, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements. These standards are found in 40 CFR Part 262.

Recognizing that generators produce waste in different quantities, Congress established three categories of generators in the statute: large quantity generators (LQGs), small quantity generators (SQGs), and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs). The extent of regulation to which hazardous waste generators are subject depends on the volume of hazardous waste each generator produces. RCRA training applies to each of these categories. The following topics are discussed: the definition of a hazardous waste, labeling requirements, storage areas, disposal facilities, and characterization exercises. Our RCRA training online also provides an in-depth discussion of universal wastes, used oil, RCRA Part B permitting and recycling. The RCRA training is presented primarily for generators of hazardous wastes.

The RCRA sets forth an approach for handling the volumes of waste generated in the United States each year. Based on the authority granted by RCRA Subtitle C, EPA developed regulations for the cradle-to-grave management of hazardous waste. Persons who produce hazardous waste, called hazardous waste generators, are the first link in this cradle-to-grave system and they must receive RCRA training. The RCRA regulations establish basic hazardous waste management standards for generators.

The generator regulations ensure that hazardous waste is appropriately identified and handled safely to protect human health and the environment, while minimizing interference with daily business operations. RCRA training (initial and refresher) is required for generators of hazardous wastes. A solid foundation in the generator regulations is critical to a thorough understanding of the regulations governing the management of hazardous waste from the moment it is produced, or the point of generation, through final disposition.

Here are the topics covered in our RCRA training.

  • Why RCRA was passed;
  • When is a waste considered hazardous;
  • What are Listed and Characteristic Hazardous Wastes;
  • What are State Listed Hazardous Wastes;
  • “Mixture Rule” and “Derived-From Rule”;
  • How to perform a Hazardous Waste Determination;
  • Wastes exempt from Hazardous Waste Regulations;
  • Empty Container rule;
  • Categories of Hazardous Waste Generators;
  • How to determine your Generator Status (CESQG, SQG or LQG);
  • What are the rules for Satellite Accumulation Areas;
  • What are the rules for 90 or 180 day Storage Areas;
  • List of Incompatible Materials and Potential Consequences;
  • Procedures for Inspection and frequency thereof;
  • Hazardous Waste Manifesting and Proposed Rules;
  • Land Disposal Restrictions paperwork requirements;
  • Contingency Plan requirements for SQGs and LQGs;
  • Responsibilities of the Emergency Coordinator;
  • RCRA Reporting and Record Keeping requirements;
  • Used Oil requirements for Generators;
  • Universal Wastes and how must they be managed.

  • Includes 1 full length video
  • Professional voiceovers
  • Over 20 interactive flash animations
  • Award winning content
  • CEU’s
  • Self grading quizzes and final exam
  • OSHA Study Timer (tracks your study time login and logout at your convenience)
  • Certificate of Completion (3 certificates)

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