Introduction to RCRA 40 CFR 261 - 268
Keith Warwick, PE earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He became a California Professional Engineer in 1983 and has also held PEs in Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, and New York. He has 37 years of civil, environmental and safety engineering experience. He is a professor at Yuba College in Marysville California and instructor at the University of Washington and has significant experience teaching engineering, safety, and related subjects. He has conducted several hundred construction, environmental and safety walk-throughs and audits. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s, “California’s Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield”.
This course will address the implementation of RCRA which is the primary regulation for hazardous wastes. Will discuss why the EPA conducts periodic inspections and levies fines. It should be noted that in the extreme they can shut down an operation.
This course will address EPA's responsibilities and authority, introduction to generator requirements, Part B permitting, the conduct of inspections, fines, how to establish an environmental program, how to manage an environmental program and how to manage hazardous materials. It will describe how to prevent hazardous waste from impacting the environment and people. The course content will help you to manage hazardous waste in a compliant manner.
This course will address the advantage and disadvantages of obtaining a Part B treatment storage and disposal permit. One disadvantage is that having a part B permit requires additional submittals and scrutiny by regulators. Regulators visit facilities that have A Part B permit more than those who do not. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are the results of not knowing if you are managing hazardous waste in a safe and compliant manner. Many people are unaware as to whether their wastes are hazardous. This lack of knowledge can result in fines or even facility shutdown.
The course will address generator requirements and the need to protect workers and the environment from hazardous wastes. RCRA is the Federal regulation that addresses the management of hazardous waste.
- EPA conducts periodic inspections and levies fines
- Shut down an operation
- EPA responsibility
- EPA authority
- Introduction to RCRA
- Mock inspections
- Establishing an environmental program
- Managing an environmental program
Course Level - Basic
Who Should Attend
Why Should Attend
EPA conducts periodic inspections and levies fines. In the extreme, they can shut down an operation.