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RCRA Hazardous Waste Management for Generators


The Hazardous Waste Management Online Course provides a detailed discussion of federal solid and hazardous waste management laws and regulations that affect businesses.

The course includes a history and overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with the myriad of hazardous waste regulations including how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.

Information on how to comply with the 2006 Hazardous Waste Manifest changes are also included.

The course is designed to assist facilities to meet the annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste, such as those requirements presented in 40 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 264.16 and 40 CFR 262.34.

Course Outline of Topics

  • Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Generator Status
  • On-Site Management
  • Record Keeping, Reporting, Spills, Training & Enforcement
  • Off-Site Disposal, including 2006 Manifest Changes
  • Used Oil, Universal Wastes and Mercury
  • Containing Lamps
  • Land Disposal Restrictions

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Personnel who generate, handle, store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste may be required to complete a RCRA training course annually.
  • Environmental managers at facilities who use hazardous chemicals, and individuals wanting to know more about hazardous waste regulations will find the information provided in the course valuable.


Individuals completing the course will:

  • Understand federal hazardous waste regulations
  • Know how to identify, and manage hazardous waste
  • Be able to determine generator status and maintain facility compliance with hazardous waste regulations
  • Recognize regulations for record keeping, training, and enforcement
  • Know how to manage used oil
  • Understand requirements for land disposal restrictions.


8 Modules with exams following each.

course quick facts
course code DED2111
cost $125.00
estimated time to
complete course
5 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous online courses on environmental, health, and Hazardous safety topics.