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Course Info

Course Info

California Compliance School offers instruction about hazardous waste management by experienced instructors. Participants learn through a number of real world, practical exercises. Sample formats of some required documents are reviewed, including Contingency Plans, Training Plans, and records, Inspection schedules and self-audits, manifests, LDRs, container labels and checklists for waste reductions. Compliance School's materials cover basic concepts and provide references for students to use and learn more.


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Courses Offered

Course Name Description
Hazardous Waste Generator*
(Modules I-V) 3-day Training
Basic overview of compliance, includes hazardous waste overview and classification, on-site management requirements, transportation requirements and emergency preparedness, information about on-site self audits, waste recycling and when waste treatment requires Tiered Permit.
Three day course, 8AM-5PM (2 days), 8AM-2:30PM (Last day);
Continental breakfast provided.

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Hazardous Waste Generator
Course in development, specialized on-site class available upon request.
Department of Transportation Compliance
HazMat Transportation
Course in development, specialized on-site class available upon request.

*Hazardous Waste Compliance Course is comprised of five topic modules. For more information about the course modules click here.

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Course Costs

Note new pricing as of January 2017


Course Name Cost
(per person)
Hazardous Waste Compliance (Modules I-V) with Exam $875.00

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds if you are unable to attend for any reason. Your payment for the class is your guarantee of a seat, as classes are limited in size.

However, a 48-hour cancellation notice prior to the first day of class is required for you to receive a credit, to attend a class at a later date / location.

We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified prior to the event.


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Hazardous Waste Compliance Course Modules

Five Modules make up the basic Hazardous Waste Generator Training Program. All participants in CCS must successfully complete the first Module on basic generator responsibilities and liabilities before taking the others. Most Modules are four hours in length. Requirements for successful completion will be discussed at the start of each Module. Any required testing is conducted after the last Module you sign up for (Either IV or V). The five Modules are:

Module I - Hazardous Waste Identification and Overview

  • Why compliance with environmental laws is important; what are the risks for non-compliance?
  • Where to get information on how to comply; how to identify if you are a Large or Small Quantity Generator.
  • Who inspects facilities that handle, store, treat, dispose, or recycle hazardous waste in California and what laws and regulations are enforced
  • What wastes are and how to classify them; the differences between RCRA and California- only wastes.
  • Who is legally responsible for compliance and when this liability and responsibility begins and ends
  • Basic onsite management requirements for generators; definition of "Point of Generation" (P.O.G.) for wastes
  • What information is needed (lab analysis, processes, P.O.G.) to manage hazardous waste.

Module II - Onsite Management Requirements (Tanks and Containers)

  • How to determine whether a device is a tank or container and the management requirements for each, including secondary containment.
  • How to manage your Hazardous Waste as a Universal Waste.
  • What "accumulation" is and the difference between it and "storage"; satellite accumulation.
  • Proper management of used oil and used oil filters, rags and wipes.
  • How to correctly apply accumulation times to various volumes and types of hazardous wastes generated.
  • How to fill out a hazardous waste label both for accumulation on-site and in preparation for transport.
  • Management of empty containers.
  • Lab wastes.

Module III - Transportation (Manifests and LDRs)

  • The requirements for transporting hazardous waste including how to complete the appropriate shipping documents - how to fill out a manifest and LDR forms.
  • How to find registered transporters and permitted off-site facilities to send the waste
  • How supplemental manifest documents relate to Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR's)
  • Importing/Exporting hazardous waste
  • DOT training requirements for the shipper
  • 6 copies of a manifest- Who sends what copy where?

Module IV - Preparedness, Prevention and Training

  • The requirements for developing a hazardous waste Contingency Plan and an employee Training Program
  • How to maintain adequate documentation of training; Can my OSHA training count?
  • How to prepare and implement Contingency Plan and written employee Training Program;
  • The requirements of the Source Reduction and Hazardous Waste Management Review Act of 1989 (SB14) How to fill out a required compliance checklist for waste minimization.

Module V - Forms for self-Audit, On-site Recycling and Tiered Permitting Requirements

  • How to use on-site audit forms for waste management compliance
  • Recycling exemptions from needing a tiered permit
  • What is considered "excluded recyclable materials" and not a hazardous waste!
  • How to determine whether various activities are considered "treatment"; "sham recycling"
  • The main differences and similarities of operating requirements for the three lower onsite tiers
  • Notification and onsite management forms
  • How to use on-site audit forms for waste management compliance

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