UT Permian Basin Professional Education and Enrichment
Course Name
RCRA and DOT Refresher

Contact Hours: 2

Course Description
This is a unique DOT-RCRA hybrid "refresher" course. The course includes an 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.

Who Should Take This Course:

Environmental professionals who are:

  1. Involved with handling, shipping, or receiving hazardous materials, including samples of hazardous waste, and
  2. Involved with managing hazardous wastes.  
This may include:
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Geologists
  • Facility personnel
  • Field technicians
  • Samplers
  • Drillers
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Shipping & receiving personnel


After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • 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 recordkeeping and reporting;
  • Locate and use the Federal hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations;
  • Properly label and mark hazardous waste containers for shipment;
  • Complete manifests for hazardous waste;
  • Select proper packaging for hazardous materials; and
  • Develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.

Two exams following each section.


Topics include:

  • Identification of hazardous wastes;
  • Onsite management;
  • Offsite transportation;
  • Marking and labeling;
  • Hazardous materials table;
  • Exceptions and exemptions;
  • Environmental samples and equipment;
  • Shipping papers;
  • Training requirements; and
  • Security awareness training.