40 Hour HazWoper Training Presented by Matthew Parker, CIH, CSP, ARM
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • An amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act promulgated by the Congress in 1976. • Actually resulted from the wastes created by air and water quality controls established earlier. • Air/Water controls produced scrubber sludges and solids that were hazardous and there were no rules…..
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • To provide technical and financial assistance for the development of mgmt plans and facilities for the recovery of energy and other resources from discarded materials and for the safe disposal of discarded materials and to regulate the management of hazardous wastes. • The central concept is “Cradle to Grave”.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • The goals of the act are: • to protect human health and the environment • to reduce waste and conserve energy and natural resources • to reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous wastes.
Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) • RCRA was amended and greatly expanded in 1984 by HSWA • Small quantity generators • Reqs for waste minimization • Exports of hazardous wastes • Regulation of waste oil/recycling • Recycling and waste-to-fuel regs
Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) • More RCRA changes: • Stricter regs on hazwaste storage • Stricter design/const of landfills • Groundwater monitoring • Permit applications • Pre RCRA permit requirements • Land Disposal Restrictions
Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) • Increased Penalties: • Up to 1 Million for an individual • Up to 1 Billion for a corporation • 1987 • 6000 compliance orders issued • 24 million in fines (+13M criminal) • 228 years, 360 years pending
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • RCRA is an EPA function • Other regulatory Agencies that have related issues are: • OSHA • DOT • USCG
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • Other guidance for Johnston Atoll • Department of Defense • Department of the Army • Department of the Navy • Defense Logistics Agency
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • OSHA • established in 1970 • Requires employers provide a safe and healthful workplace. • Related Regulations • HazComm, HazWoper, • PEL’s, Flammable Storage
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • DOT • Oldest of the three Agencies • Created to ensure the safety of people and property as related to all forms of transportation • Related Standards are: • HazMat Transportation Act • Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • EPA • Established in early 70s to protect the overall environment. • The EPA has four types of laws: • Chemical use assessment • Chemical byproduct research • Chemical transport • Chemical waste control
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act • RCRA is a chemical waste control law: • It addresses waste generators • transporters • treatment storage and disposal facilities.
RCRA Training • Training as it applies Hazardous Waste Generators is in 40CFR262 • It references the requirements of TSD facilities training: • HW mgmt, contingency plans • comms/alarms, monitoring equip • incident response, shutdown
RCRA Training • Much of this training is covered by other specific courses. • It is required within 6 months of assignment to a facility or duty handling hazardous wastes • We will fill the gaps
RCRA SubtitlesPromulgated into 40CFR260-270 • A - General Provisions • B - Creates Office of Solid Waste • C - HazWaste Management • D - State or Regional Plans • E - Dept of Commerce Responsibilities • F - Federal Responsibilities • G - Miscellaneous Provisions • H - Research, development, info • I - Underground Storage Tanks
RCRA - Subtitle CHazWaste Management • Identifying Wastes • Regulating Generators • Regulating TSDs • TSD permits • State Programs • Inspecting • Enforcement • Public Participation
RCRA - Subtitle CHazWaste Management • Hazardous Waste is a solid (liquid) waste or combination of wastes that due to quantity, concentration, or properties may • cause or contribute to an increase in mortality, serious irreversible, or reversible incapacitating illness • pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or environment when improperly treated, stored, or disposed.
Intro to RCRADiscussion • What are the four type of EPA laws? • When was RCRA passed into law? • When was it amended by HSWA? • What parts of the CFR contain RCRA? • What is a TSD? • What does RCRA stand for? • What other agencies have related standards?