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Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose and goals of RCRA, as well as the fines and penalties associated with RCRA violations
  • Distinguish between the different types of hazardous wastes
  • Explain your responsibilities, and those of your employer, for RCRA compliance
  • Describe the safety precautions you should take when handling hazardous waste

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15 minutes

This lesson describes the purpose of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA, and responsibilities your facility has for compliance. It describes the different types of hazardous wastes, as well as how to handle and dispose of them safely.

Course Outline
  • The Importance of RCRA
  • Identifying Hazardous Wastes
  • Your Role in RCRA Management
  • Handling Wastes Safely
     
Regulations
  • 40 CFR Parts 239 to 259 - Non-hazardous Waste
  • 40 CFR Parts 260 to 273 - Hazardous Waste