UT Permian Basin Professional Education and Enrichment
Course Name
RCRA Hazardous Waste Management for Generators

Contact Hours: 5

Course Description
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.

Who Should Take This Course:

  1. Personnel who generate, handle, store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste may be required to complete a RCRA training course annually.
  2. 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 recordkeeping, training, and enforcement;
  • Know how to manage used oil; and
  • Understand requirements for land disposal restrictions.

8 Modules with exams following each.


  • 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