Hazardous Material Management

dangerFrom rehabilitating old buildings to new construction, every construction project deals with hazardous waste materials. If great care isnít taken with the proper handling of these materials, our lives, the lives of our neighbors and the lives of generations to come are at risk. With todayís construction, each tribe and tribal organization should have a hazardous waste management system in place. You must also be aware of and comply with regulatory requirements and federal statutes for hazardous waste treatment, storage, transportation and disposal. Learn all of this and more in Falmouth Instituteís two-day class on hazardous material management.

During this class, your instructor, an expert in the field, will provide you with information on current trends in technologies, regulatory strategies and statutory developments. This class delves into important issues, like human health hazards; environmental impacts of toxic materials in the ground, air and water; and risk assessment.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
The Beginning of the Hazardous Waste Problem
  • Early hazardous waste management
  • What worked; what didn’t work
  • Take it out back and dump it
  • Treatment
What is Hazardous Waste?
  • Implementing the RCRA definition of “hazardous waste”
  • Hazardous waste characteristics
  • Listed hazardous wastes
  • “Mixture” and the “Derived Form” rules
  • Hazardous waste identification rule development
  • The “Contained-in Policy”
Pathways, Fates and Dispositions of Hazardous Waste
  • Releases to the atmosphere
  • Releases to surface waters
  • Releases to land
  • Movement
Toxicology and Standard-Setting Processes
  • Public health impacts
  • Regulatory applications of health standards and criteria
  • Technology-based standards
  • RCRA standards
Hazardous Waste Sources/Generators
  • The “generator” defined
  • Wastes generated
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Examples of hazardous wastes produced by the basic industries
  • DOT eight-step procedure for hazardous waste preparation
Transportation of Hazardous Waste
  • Modes and scopes of hazardous waste transportation
  • Regulatory structure
  • Department of Transportation regulations
  • Transportation incidents involving hazardous waste
Treatment and Disposal Methods and Processes
  • Administrative and non-technical requirements
  • General technical standards for interim status and permitted facilities
  • Hazardous waste treatment
  • Accumulation and storage of hazardous waste
  • Land disposal of hazardous waste
  • Other treatment and disposal methods
Minimization, Reuse and Recycling
  • Hazardous waste minimization techniques
  • Hazardous waste recycling
  • Multi-conceptual approaches
  • The RCRA hazardous waste minimization program
  • RCRA regulation of recycling
  • EPA implementation of the Pollution Prevention Act
RCRA Permits, Compliance and Enforcement
  • Permits to treat, store and dispose of hazardous waste
  • The corrective action process
  • Compliance requirements of RCRA
  • Enforcement of RCRA regulations
Assessment Techniques for Site Remediation
  • Identifying problem sites and obtaining background information
  • Site assessment procedures in the private sector
  • Compliance inspection/investigations by regulatory agencies
  • Site evaluations
  • Becoming a compliance investigator for your tribe or organization
Site Remedial Technologies, Practices and Regulations
  • Remedial objectives
  • On-site remedial techniques
  • Off-site technologies and practices
  • RCRA and Superfund remedial actions
Specific Types of Waste Management
  • Medical/biomedical/infectious waste management
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Underground storage tank management
Hazardous Waste Workers’ Health and Safety
  • Hazards encountered on hazardous waste sites
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency responses
  • The HAZWOPER summarized

*Topics subject to change.

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