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RCRA Refresher

Online Training Certification Course

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires RCRA annual refresher training for hazardous waste personnel. This online certification course ensures that personnel have the necessary safety training to protect themselves, the community, and the environment.

RCRA refresher training details the complex RCRA hazardous waste rules and emergency procedures. Successful course completion will help keep employees safe while avoiding costly fines and liability.

This course is for:
RCRA hazardous waste safety standards apply to people who generate or transport hazardous waste, as well as owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Completing this RCRA refresher online training satisfies the EPA's requirement for mandatory annual recertification.

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Case Study: For two decades, Bridgeport Rental and Oil Services (BROS) operated a used oil and recovery service on a 30-acre site in New Jersey. The BROS facilities included approximately 100 tanks and other processing containers. The site also included a 13-acre lagoon that was used for dumping waste. In the early 1970s, the lagoon's dike broke. This caused extensive damage to the neighboring wetlands. Due to ongoing leakage and releases from the waste lagoon, chemicals seeped into the groundwater. As a result of the extreme level of contamination from these events, the site is now a Superfund site. (Superfund sites are lands targeted by the EPA for cleanup to reduce the risk they pose to human health and the environment.) The EPA estimated that the lagoon contained 2.5 million gallons of oil contaminated with PCBs and 80,000 cubic yards of PCB contaminated sediments and sludge. The waste analysis of the lagoon sediment showed concentrations of PCBs of over 500 parts per million. Volatile organic compounds VOCs and metals contaminated the lagoon, as well.

Key Takeaways: Although used oil is considered to be a nonhazardous material, it still can be very damaging to aquatic ecosystems when it spills or leaks into the surrounding environment. This danger is dramatically magnified when the used oil contains PCBs, heavy metals, and other toxic substances. Proper management of used oil represents a commitment to safeguard human health and the environment.

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Governing Regulations

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act standards regarding hazardous waste and used oil are found in 40 CFR Parts 260 through 268, 273, and 279.

What You'll Learn

    RCRA Course Objectives
    Unit Topics for the RCRA Course
    Unit 1 Introduction to RCRA Hazardous Waste Safety Training
  • Unit 1 Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Overview of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Structure of the RCRA Regulations
  • The Term "RCRA" and the RCRA Subtitles
  • The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
  • Applicability
  • What Is Hazardous Waste?
  • The "Cradle-to-Grave" Approach to Managing Hazardous Waste
  • The Waste Management Hierarchy
  • Comparison of the RCRA and HAZWOPER Regulations
  • Enforcement of the RCRA Regulations
  • EPA Cleanup Programs
  • The Cost of Cleanup
  • Superfund Sites
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 2 Hazardous Waste Classification
  • Introduction
  • Unit Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Hazardous Waste Classification
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions
  • Other Materials Excluded from RCRA Regulations
  • Identification of Hazardous Wastes
  • Listed Wastes
  • Identification Codes for Listed Wastes
  • F-Listed Wastes
  • K-Listed Wastes
  • P- and U-Listed Wastes
  • Characteristic Wastes
  • Ignitability Characteristic
  • Corrosivity Characteristic
  • Reactivity Characteristic
  • Toxicity Characteristic
  • Mixed Waste
  • Universal Wastes
  • The Hazardous Waste Identification Process
  • The Mixture Rule
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 3 Generators of Hazardous Waste
  • Introduction
  • Unit Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Categories of Generators and Their Responsibilities
  • Generator Categories Based on Quantity of Waste in a Calendar Month
  • Determining the Generator Category
  • Episodic Generation
  • Accumulation of Hazardous Waste Without a Permit or Storage Status
  • Mixing Hazardous Waste with Solid Waste
  • EPA Identification Numbers
  • What Is a Manifest?
  • Designating a Facility on the Manifest
  • Procedures for the Manifest
  • Waste Minimization Certification
  • Preparing Hazardous Waste for Transportation
  • The Hazard Classes
  • Labeling Hazardous Waste for Transport
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • The Biennial Report
  • The Exception Report
  • Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
  • Emergency Equipment Requirements
  • Arrangements for Emergency Preparedness
  • The Contingency Plan
  • The Contingency Plan Quick Reference Guide
  • The Emergency Coordinator
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Large Quantity Generator Closure Requirements
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 4 Transporters of Hazardous Waste
  • Key Terms
  • RCRA Transportation Regulations
  • RCRA Alignment with DOT Regulations
  • The EPA Identification Number and Manifest System
  • Labeling Hazardous Waste for Transport
  • Transport Recordkeeping
  • Missing Return Manifests
  • Transfer Facilities
  • Hazardous Waste Spills in Transit
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 5 Permitting of Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Hazardous Waste Management Regulations for TSDFs
  • What Is a TSDF?
  • Required RCRA Permits for TSDFs
  • Situations That Require RCRA Permits for TSDFs
  • RCRA Operating Permits
  • Interim Status Permits
  • Standardized Permits
  • Special Forms of Permits for TSDFs/li>
  • Permit Exemptions and Partial Requirements
  • The Permit Application
  • Duties Under All Permits
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 6 Management of Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Exceptions to the RCRA Regulations for the Disposal of Hazardous Waste
  • Security Requirements
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Training TSDF Workers
  • Operating Records and Reporting
  • Retention of Operating Records
  • Required Notices
  • Waste Analysis
  • Ignitable, Reactive, or Incompatible Wastes
  • Documentation of Ignitable, Reactive, or Incompatible Wastes
  • Location Standards for Storage, Treatment, and Disposal Areas
  • Solid Waste Management Units
  • Additional Applicability Considerations for Solid Waste Management Units
  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Program
  • Required Programs and Protection Standards
  • Groundwater Monitoring Requirements
  • Detection, Compliance, and Correction Programs
  • Use of a Manifest System
  • Shipment Discrepancies
  • Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
  • Emergency Equipment Requirements
  • Arrangements for Emergency Preparedness
  • The Contingency Plan
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Post-Emergency Procedures
  • Post-Emergency Incident Report
  • Closing a Facility
  • Closure Procedures
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 7 Specific Regulations
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Management of Hazardous Waste Management Units
  • Regulated Hazardous Waste Management Units
  • Use and Management of Containers
  • Special Requirements for Containers That Hold Ignitable or Reactive Wastes
  • Monitoring the Condition of Containers
  • Container Storage Areas for "Dry" Wastes
  • Secondary Containment Systems for Liquid Wastes
  • Tank Systems
  • Secondary Containment Systems for Tanks
  • Responding to Leaks or Spills
  • Requirements for Surface Impoundments
  • Surface Impoundment Failures
  • Waste Piles
  • Land Treatment
  • Regulation of Land Treatment
  • Landfill Design and Operation
  • Other Landfill Requirements
  • Incineration of Hazardous Waste
  • Drip Pads
  • Containment Buildings
  • Requirements for Units That Store Munitions and Explosives
  • Miscellaneous Waste Management Units
  • Air Emission Standards
  • Air Emission Standards for Process Vents
  • Air Emission Standards for Equipment Leaks
  • Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundments, and Containers
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 8 Specific Wastes
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Overview of Specific Wastes
  • Precious Metals
  • Storage of Recyclable Materials That Contain Precious Metals
  • Spent Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Regulatory Exclusions
  • Storing Batteries Prior to Reclamation
  • Military Munitions Considered to Be Solid Waste
  • Transportation of Solid Waste Military Munitions
  • Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Solid Waste Military Munitions
  • Additional Requirements Regarding Waste Military Munitions
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 9 Hazardous Waste Combustion
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Benefits of Hazardous Waste Combustion
  • The Combustion Process
  • Toxins Produced by Hazardous Waste Combustion
  • Combustion Devices
  • Types of Boilers and Industrial Furnaces (BIFs)
  • Facilities That May Be Exempt from Regulations for BIFs
  • BIFs That May Be Exempt from RCRA Regulations
  • Management of Hazardous Waste Before They Are Burned
  • Standards for Combustion of Hazardous Waste
  • Standards for Combustion for Permitted Facilities
  • Standards for Combustion for Interim Status Facilities
  • Documentation and Compliance for Interim Status Facilities
  • Hazardous Waste Analysis and Trial Burns
  • Standards to Control Combustion Emissions
  • The Tiered System of Regulation
  • The Tier Management Decision
  • Standards for the Control of Organic Emissions
  • Test Burns
  • Standards for the Control of Particulate Matter
  • Standards for the Control of Metals Emissions
  • Standards for the Direct Transfer of Hazardous Waste to BIFs
  • The MACT Standards
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 10 Conditional Exemptions for Low-Level Mixed Waste
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Applicability
  • The Conditional Exemption for Storage and Treatment of LLMW
  • Eligibility and Conditions for a Conditional Exemption for Storage and Treatment of LLMW
  • Failure to Meet the Conditions for a Conditional Exemption for Storage and Treatment of LLMW
  • Reclaiming a Lost Conditional Exemption
  • When the LLMW Fails to Meet a Conditional Exemption
  • Recordkeeping for a Conditional Exemption for the Storage and Treatment of LLMW
  • Closure Requirements for a Facility with a Conditional Exemption for Storage and Treatment of LLMW
  • The Conditional Exemption for the Transportation and Disposal of LLMW and Eligible NARM
  • Maintaining the Conditional Exemption for the Transportation and Disposal of LLMW and Eligible NARM
  • Notification Requirements for the Conditional Exemption for the Transportation and Disposal of LLMW and Eligible NARM
  • Recordkeeping for the Conditional Exemption for the Transportation and Disposal of LLMW and Eligible NARM
  • Reclaiming the Conditional Exemption for the Transportation and Disposal of LLMW and Eligible NARM
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 11 Land Disposal Restrictions
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • The LDR Program
  • Leaching of Toxic Contaminants
  • Groundwater Protection
  • Three Key LDR Program Prohibitions
  • Types of Wastes
  • Wastes That Are Exempted from LDR Rules
  • The LDR Program Treatment Standards
  • Table of Treatment Standards for Hazardous Waste
  • Treatment Alternatives
  • Treatment Alternatives for Contaminated Soil
  • Remediation for Soil Contamination
  • Treatment Alternatives for Debris
  • Treatment Alternatives for Lab Pack Wastes
  • Variances on Treatment Standards
  • Tracking and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 12 Management of Universal Waste
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • The Universal Waste Rule
  • Applicability of the Universal Waste Rule
  • Benefits of the Universal Waste Rule to Universal Waste Handlers
  • States May Impose More Stringent Regulations
  • What the Universal Waste Rule Does Not Do
  • Universal Waste Handlers
  • Accumulation Limits and Obligations for Universal Waste Handlers
  • Universal Waste Transporters
  • Universal Waste Destination Facilities
  • Batteries That Are Categorized as Universal Waste
  • Other Categories of Batteries
  • Recycling Spent Rechargeable Batteries
  • Labeling and Marking Universal Waste Batteries
  • Pesticides Categorized as Universal Waste
  • Labeling Requirements for Recalled Versus Unused Universal Waste Pesticides
  • Mercury-Containing Equipment Categorized as Universal Waste
  • Labeling and Marking Universal Waste Mercury-Containing Equipment
  • Special Management Considerations Mercury-Containing Equipment
  • Lamps That Are Categorized as Universal Waste
  • Labeling and Marking Universal Waste Lamps
  • Storage and Accumulation of Universal Waste
  • Universal Waste Sites and Containers
  • Recordkeeping and Notification for Universal Waste Rule
  • Universal Waste Management
  • Shipments of Universal Waste
  • Managing Rejected Shipments of Universal Waste
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 13 Management of Used Oil
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • RCRA Regulations for Used Oil
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Uses and Characteristics of Used Oil
  • Waste Oil Versus Used Oil
  • Mixtures of Used Oil and Hazardous Waste
  • Criteria for Allowable Levels of Contaminants in Used Oil
  • Halogen Content and the EPA Rebuttable Presumption for Used Oil
  • Treatment of Used Oil That Contains Hazardous Waste
  • Exemptions and Exceptions to the Rebuttable Presumption
  • Mixtures of Used Oil and "Characteristic" Hazardous Wastes
  • Used Oil Contaminated with PCBs
  • Who Qualifies as a Used Oil Generator?
  • Used Oil Aggregation Points and Collection Centers
  • Requirements for Used Oil Collection Centers
  • Criteria for Used Oil Transporters
  • Requirements for Used Oil Transporters and Transfer Facilities
  • Storing Used Oil at Transfer Facilities
  • RCRA Compliance for Used Oil Processors and Re-refiners
  • Storage Requirements and Facility Standards for Used Oil Processors and Re-refiners
  • Used Oil Burners
  • RCRA Compliance for Used Oil Burners
  • Unit Summary
    Unit 14 RCRA Course Summary
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    Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 8 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

The EPA requires annual retraining for all facility personnel who encounter hazardous waste per standards contained within 40 CFR 265.16.

Each student will receive 0.8 CEUs (or 8 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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RCRA Refresher

Very thorough course. The material is practical and helpful.

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RCRA Refresher

This was a good course. I liked the format and the content. It covered all aspects of Hazardous Waste. The test was Hard!

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