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Hazardous Waste Principles & Identification


Identifying hazardous wastes according to RCRA regulations helps environmental professionals to determine how the waste must be managed.

This course covers identification of hazardous wastes, characteristics of hazardous wastes, and universal and miscellaneous wastes according to RCRA regulations. This course also discussed discarded material and excluded hazardous wastes in detail.

Apart from RCRA regulations, this course also covers Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations in detail. A major objective of the TSCA is to characterize and evaluate the risks posed by a chemical to humans and the environment before the chemical is introduced into commerce.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the RCRA hazardous waste identification process
  • Properly identify hazardous wastes according to RCRA regulations

    Explain the RCRA special regulatory provisions, including mixture rule, derived-from rule, and the contain-in policy

  • Discuss the elements of a waste management system for municipal solid waste and industrial waste
  • Explain used oil management standards addressing such practices as storage, transportation, recordkeeping, and burning
  • Explain the history and goal of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • Describe TSCA management programs to reduce risks from PCB, lead, asbestos, and mercury exposure
  • Describe the purposes of the Universal Waste Rule
  • Explain universal waste regulations for handling, labeling, and marking universal waste batteries, pesticides, lamps, and mercury-containing equipment


Quiz Info:

  • Five questions at the end of each lesson
  • No mastery required

Final Exam Info:

  • 20 questions
  • 50% passing score

course quick facts
course code TRN7031
cost $95.00
estimated time to
complete course
4 Hours
course materials
360 Days