For starters, I want to apologize for missing a day of blogging last Thursday. I attended a Heritage RCRA refresher course in downtown Indianapolis and was without internet for most of the day. On the plus side, attending the course gave me ideas for several different blog posts!
Over the coming weeks, I will be singling out some of what I learned and sharing it on here. To begin, I will go over the basic federal requirements set forth by RCRA. It is always important to remember, however, that each state likely has additional requirements that must be met.
The first thing you will want to do is make some basic determinations. On an ongoing basis you should be asking and answering the following questions:
Next, you will want to make sure your containers are up to standard. It must be ensured that containers are:
The third thing to check is that you are following regulations regarding accumulation areas. For this section you will need to make sure:
Additionally, someone needs to:
Lastly, you must follow the compliance documentation rules. These rules include:
Remember, these guidelines are just a starting point. To ensure compliance you must look into all regulations as they apply to your business, both at federal and state level. Keep checking the blog in the coming weeks for more information about RCRA.
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