The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) has recently released a new self-paced learning module to assist facilities in understanding how to properly identify, manage and dispose of hazardous wastes. This module and additional resources are located at DCA.ky.gov/Pages/ResourceDocuments.aspx.
Making a proper waste determination is the first crucial step in a waste management system. This module identifies the regulations that govern hazardous wastes and provides step-by-step instructions to identify if a waste is hazardous and why. For each waste generated, a facility must follow four steps to make a hazardous waste determination.
If a facility is generating a hazardous waste, the facility needs to determine what type of waste and how much waste is being produced (or generated) to determine the generator status and the associated requirements. As a generator, the liability for the waste generated at the site continues from the point of generation to its final destination––this is often referred to as Cradle-to-Grave.
The anytime online learning modules developed by DCA address frequent inquiries regarding environmental regulations and provide materials to make the regulations easier to understand. A few of the common environmental regulations for which DCA has developed anytime online learning modules include, but are not limited to, fugitive dust regulations, air quality compliance reports, recordkeeping practices, universal waste and household pharmaceutical waste management. These modules can be found on DCA’s Resource Documents webpage and are just one way DCA assists individuals, regulated entities and government agencies. If you have any topics that you would like to see developed into an anytime online learning module, please feel free to make your suggestion by calling 800-926-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.