RCRA: What the Law Requires (4 hrs) Online
This course explains the history of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), its structure and its key elements that provide the framework for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) comprehensive waste management program. The course discusses the specific requirements of various types of facilities that treat, store, transport or dispose of hazardous waste. The standards covered in this course include those that direct the operation and management of permitted and interim facilities, as well as requirements for the closing and post-closing procedures of hazardous waste facilities with the goal of protecting human health and the environment. Finally, the course discusses the various ways that hazardous waste is tracked and monitored while it is generated, received, treated, stored, and disposed of, including import and export requirements.
At the conclusion of this course, you 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
– 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