The main objective of this session is to prepare you for EPA inspections. By the time this session is over, you should be able to identify federal and state environmental laws and public acts authorizing inspections; recognize basic features of media-specific and multimedia inspections; interact effectively with government agencies; understand the inspection process; and obtain the best possible outcome from an EPA inspection. Duration: 27 minutes.
This course will take approximately 14 minutes to complete. This session will discuss the prevention and control of oil spills, and measures to prevent oil from getting near water, including groundwater. Facilities are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan—or SPCC Plan. We’ll review the SPCC Plan and policies for preventing and controlling spills.
This course will take approximately 22 minutes to complete. Any generator who offers hazardous wastes for transportation for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal must prepare a manifest using a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (federal form 8700-22). Anyone responsible for signing a manifest or for completing any part of this specialized shipping paper should receive training in completion of the manifest. This training session will show you how to properly complete a manifest.
This course will take approximately 28 minutes to complete. This presentation covers basic employee training requirements for employees involved in hazardous waste management. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA, authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, to regulate hazardous waste from generation to disposal. Facilities that generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste are subject to the waste management rules promulgated under Subtitle C of RCRA.
This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. This presentation covers universal waste requirements for small and large quantity handlers (40 CFR 273). Universal wastes are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. In the past, the federal rules required businesses to manage those wastes now deemed by EPA to be “universal wastes” as hazardous wastes. EPA found that the hazardous waste management rules were a “major impediment” to national collection and recycling campaigns for batteries, pesticides, and thermostats. EPA views the effect of the universal waste regulations as “easing the regulatory burden” on businesses that handle universal wastes because the rules include provisions that “streamline” the hazardous waste requirements.
This course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. By the end of this presentation, you will understand your responsibility to provide an SPCC plan that includes required inspections, employee training, adequate facility security, spill prevention procedures, spill countermeasures, spill reporting procedures, emergency response plans; and provisions for periodic plan review and amendments.