Date to be announced soon.
A 3-hour webinar
Includes the live training session and CD. (Add $25 for processing the required testing necessaary for each mandatory Certificate of Completion.)
Cost: $299 per access point.
Join this 3-hour live virtual classroom hazardous waste training, covering regulatory requirements for California generators. Topics include:
- RCRA & non-RCRA hazardous waste determination and exclusions;
- Generator classification: Federal or state LQG or SQG, and applicable ID numbers and reports;
- Point of generation satellite accumulation, storage time limit, and containment requirements;
- Universal waste identification and management; and
- Recordkeeping and training requirements.
Why You Need This Training...
- Annual hazardous waste training is MANDATORY in California.
- Knowing trends in enforcement and new requirements is essential to compliance.
- California hazardous waste regulations are complicated, significantly different from federal RCRA regulations, and you need to know how to comply with both federal and California requirements.
- Learn how relatively minor offenses are subject to onerous EPA, state, and local enforcement.
Enforcement of State Hazardous Waste Requirements is a Serious Threat to Uninformed Businesses!
Recent news media headlines are sounding the alarm; even sophisticated and well-financed businesses are being hit hard with megabuck penalties for hazardous waste violations. The most recent example is Walgreen's $16.5 million settlement for "dumping old drugs" [see press release and settlement]. This multi-jurisdiction enforcement action brought by DAs in 7 counties resulted from a 3-year investigation, including "dumpster diving" by local agency or CUPA inspectors. In California, many spent or out-of-date pharmaceuticals and diet products are regulated as medical or hazardous wastes. There is no comparable federal RCRA enforcement, and few other states regulate such materials or hazardous waste.
The case further emphasizes the dilemma faced by major retail corporations with out-of-state headquarters and environmental professionals, which fail to recognize California's tough environmental laws and regulations. Other examples include:
- Target - $22.5 million (2/11)
- Home Depot - $9.9 million (10/07)
- Walmart - $27 million (5/10)
- KMart - $8.65 million (6/09)
A substantial portion of the settlement proceeds will be spent to train additional inspectors and prosecutors, which continue to inspect these and other businesses in the state.
In addition to the mega-penalty cases, the state DTSC and EPA have maintained an increasingly punitive administration enforcement program; for example: Western Digital Corporation in Fremont, CA was fined $62,500 for hazardous waste violations, including:
- Failure to properly label label and seal containers.
- Failure to control tank emissions.
- Failure to adequately train personnel.
- Failure to monitor equipment.
- Failure to provide an adequate contingency plan.
- Failure to provide a leak detection system.
In 2010, Alloy Processing of Compton, CA was fined $150,000 by U.S. EPA for hazardous waste violations:
- Failure to have an EPA ID Number.
- Failure to perform waste characterization because it was generating RCRA hazardous waste, but calling it non-RCRA.
- Storage of hazardous waste without a permit, which for an LQG means over 90 days, a serious offense.
- Failure to implement personnel training.
For over two decades, Dufour Seminars & Training has kept its participants out of this kind of trouble. You should consider attending the 2013 Hazardous and Universal Waste Management Program if you are not absolutely sure about:
- Your plant's status as to its waste characterization (RCRA, non-RCRA, or non-hazardous), and its generator status (LQG, SQG, CESQG).
- Requirements for hazardous waste management from point-of-generation, satellite accumulation area to storage area.
- What wastes can be legally discharged to the sewer system.
- Whether hazardous wastes are being treated, and if this treatment requires a permit or other regulatory obligations.
- Whether employees are being properly trained to handle hazardous wastes, sign manifests, etc.
- Whether you are getting the best deals in waste management.
- Computer access for 3 hours of training with unlimited attendance.
- CD with entire course content and electronic hyperlinks to the regulations and other informational material discussed.
- Availability of individual customized Certificates of Completion at additional charge of $25 per attendee.
- Dufour Seminars & Training's highly-regarded customer support.
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