Hazardous Waste Compliance Manager™

The Premier Full-Coverage Environmental Compliance Course!

Managing hazardous waste in full compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires an understanding of requirements that apply at generation, accumulation, storage, transportation, and disposal. Compliance strategies change at each stage and those responsible for hazardous waste management must understand how they are interrelated.

The Aarcher Institute’s Hazardous Waste Compliance Manager™ course is designed to provide both beginning and advanced waste generators, handlers, and managers with the tools and understanding needed to master the complexities of RCRA, while avoiding the confusion and faulty interpretations that can lead to regulatory pitfalls. This 5-day course incorporates a series of presentations, in-depth discussions, and practical exercises designed to guide participants towards mastery of RCRA.

What’s covered in the course?

Taking this course will greatly increase your confidence level by having identified all of the applicable EPCRA requirements for your organization and gaining an understanding how to compile and submit required reporting. You will receive bound course handout materials, which becomes a useful desk book for later reference.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Hazardous Waste Identification and Characterization
  • Understanding Legal Responsibilities and the Structure of RCRA
  • EPA Enforcement and Avoiding Common Violations
  • Hazardous Waste Identification and Characterization
  • Hazardous Waste Recycling Exclusions (including requirements and reliefs under EPA’s 2015 Definition of Solid Waste)
  • Generator Requirements
  • On-Site Storage Options (90/180 day storage, Satellite Storage)
  • Used Oil Management
  • “Special Hazardous Wastes” (Universal Wastes, Electronic Wastes, Aerosol Cans, and Solvent-contaminated Wipes)
  • Treating Hazardous Waste
  • Shipping Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-manifest update)
  • Release Reporting
  • Land Disposal Restrictions (Treatment Standards and Underlying Hazardous Constituents)
  • Air Emissions under Subparts AA, BB, and CC
  • Remediation, Demolition, and Spills (Managing Contaminated Media and Debris from Spills and Spill Residues, Demolition Projects)
  • RCRA Update
  • Emergency/Contingency Plan Preparation

What will I receive?

You will be provided with a course binder, example documents, reference materials, and other tools that will be valuable after the course:

  • Aarcher Institute’s “RCRA Desk Reference”
  • Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Parts 260-265
  • McCoy’s RCRA Unraveled
  • Aarcher handheld reference guides

Upon successful completion of the workshop, students can earn up to 36 CEUs.

Course Agendas are subject to change

Day One: 8:15 – 4:15

  • lass Introductions and Course Overview
  • Hazardous Waste Management Challenges & RCRA Historical Context
  • Identifying Discarded Materials & Solid Wastes
  • Recycling and Definition of Solid Waste 2015
  • Characteristic Hazardous Wastes
  • Listed Hazardous Wastes (F,K, P, and U)
  • Mixture Rule & Derived-From Rule
  • Solid Waste Exclusions and Exemptions
  • Case Study

Day Two: 8:15 – 4:15

  • Review of Day 1
  • Generator Classifications
  • Accumulation (Satellite) including “at or near the point of generation” & “under the control of”
  • Accumulation (Central-90/180 Day)
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements (New Rule Effective May 2017)
  • Container Management
  • Tanks/Impoundments/Piles
  • Air Emissions Required Controls (Subpart AA, BB & CC)
  • Accumulation & Management: Practical Tips and Strategies
  • Recordkeeping
  • Universal Wastes, e-Wastes, Aerosol Cans & Solvent-Contaminated Wipes, Used Oil Management
  • Virtual Facility Tour
  • Case Study

Day Three: 8:15 – 4:15

  • Review of Day 2
  • Manifests & e-Manifests
  • Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR)
  • LDR – Hazardous Waste Treatment Standards
  • LDR – Universal Treatment Standards & UHCs
  • LDR Examples
  • Application of D-codes to F, K, P & U Wastes
  • Dilution Solutions
  • Allowable Onsite Treatment of Hazardous Wastes by Generators
  • Case Study

Day Four: 8:15 – 4:15

  • Review of Day 3
  • Sampling and Characterization of Wastes
  • Demolition and Debris Management
  • Waste Stream Focus (spend solvents (F wastes), wipes, aerosol cans, P&U wastes, etc.)
  • RCRA Training Requirements
  • Contingency Plans
  • RCRA Inspections: Preparation and Participation
  • Common RCRA Violations
  • Compliance Strategies and Recommendations
  • Case Study

Day Five: 8:15 – 3:00

  • Review of Day 4
  • “Contained-in” Policy
  • Spills & Residues
  • Corrective Actions
  • Release Reporting Requirements
  • Managing Contaminated Soils and Debris
  • Recent Rule Making & Proposed Changes

Bob LaRosa is a Professional Engineer with more than 29 years experience in occupational safety and health program management and environmental engineering. This experience includes environmental site and hazardous waste investigations and remedial activities for the real estate, solid waste, petroleum, manufacturing, financial, and construction industries and the government sector.