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Assuming no previous knowledge, this book provides comprehensive coverage for a first course in hazardous waste management for environmental engineers and managers. It is written primarily for generators of hazardous waste with a primary emphasis on source reduction, waste minimization, reuse, and recycling before waste disposal. The book provides guidance on how to determine the proper category of hazardous waste generators, with separate and distinct sets of requirements for the three different categories of generators, and gives basic supplemental guidance for transporters, storage, and disposal facilities. It covers proper completion of hazardous waste manifests and reports. The book explains record keeping, personnel training, and other requirements necessary to be in full compliance on inspections. A companion CD with regulatory forms, data is included.
Introductory history and overview of hazardous waste management laws, rules and regulations; a practical guide to complying with the regulations, including the identification of hazardous wastes; proper management of these wastes on-site; preparing generator annual reports, manifests, personnel safety training; hazardous waste management training for staff; proper record-keeping for future regulatory inspections.
Cliff VanGuilder is a licensed Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience as the Regional Solid & Hazardous Materials Engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). He was certified as a hazardous waste inspector by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and NYSDEC.