Course Information

Hazardous Waste Regulations for Generators


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator4False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator4False
Material Recovery Facility Operator4False
Spotter / Waste Screener4False
Transfer Station Operator4False




Avoid potentially high penalties! Find out how you can comply with regulations that apply to you as a generator of hazardous waste. The course instructor, with guest speakers from Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss what to expect during an inspection, and examples of non-compliance that can result in costly penalties.

Training will include updates recently included in the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule:

  • Updates of terms and definitions
  • Clarification of certain requirements
  • Determinations of hazardous waste
  • Changes to generator status criteria
  • Managing waste from small and large quantity generators
  • Reporting and record keeping obligations
  • Satellite accumulation area clarifications

Daily breaks are provided. You are on your own for lunch.

You must be present for entire course time to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Attendance.


Small- to medium-sized businesses, manufacturers and government agencies that produce hazardous waste should attend this course. The following types of facilities usually generate, handle or transport hazardous waste:

  • Auto repair manufacturers
  • County and city public works personnel
  • Dry cleaners
  • Fleet maintenance facility personnel
  • Landfill operators
  • Laboratories
  • Machine shop owners
  • Metal painting and finishing shop owners
  • Pesticide users
  • Printers

"Course was very applicable to everyday Haz waste generator and location was convenient. Instructor was informative."

"DEP speaker was effective."

"Open for discussions and relevant information."

"Concise and to the point."

Jane Gregory, CHMM, CIT 

Jane Gregory has almost thirty years of experience in the environmental compliance field, working in both the public and private sectors.  She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a Certified Instructional Trainer and a LEED Green Associate.  Jane currently serves Orange County citizens as the Environmental Programs Administrator at Orange County Environmental Protection Division.  Programs include Petroleum Storage Tanks, Petroleum Cleanup, Brownfields, Air Quality Management, Sustainability and Energy. 
Locations and Accommodations
You are responsible for arranging your accommodations. If a course is canceled, UF/TREEO is not responsible for non-refundable travel fares or lodging deposits.
Compliance – It’s the Law!
Many businesses are unaware that they are subject to regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If your facility generates, stores, transports or disposes of hazardous waste, you must comply with RCRA. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is responsible for enforcing RCRA throughout the state.
The effects of improper management of hazardous waste are similar to throwing a rock into a pond. Initial damage may begin to appear at the workplace or on the property. The rippling effect continues as the hazardous waste enters the air or groundwater and the damage migrates toward surrounding communities. The generator of this hazardous waste is responsible for damages or required cleanup at any location where the waste may eventually spread.
This course provides you with an overview of RCRA and other federal and state regulations that govern hazardous waste. You learn about the following:
How to identify and characterize hazardous waste
Regulations governing hazardous waste management that include:
  • Collecting
  • Storing properly
  • labeling
  • Shipping
  • Arranging for proper disposal
  • Training requirements
  • Record keeping
  • Generator obligations
  • Waste minimization
  • Universal Waste
  • Surviving a regulatory inspection
  • Non-compliance consequences

    For more information on certification and accreditation, visit the Continuing Education Credit Information page.
How You Will Benefit

You benefit by participating in case study exercises that guide you step-by-step on how to select shipping names and hazardous waste codes, complete placarding and labeling sheets, and determine reportable quantities of hazardous waste. Additionally, you receive a course reference manual that includes detailed hazardous waste information, important RCRA phone numbers, sample forms and copies of applicable hazardous waste regulations.
Get the Inside Scoop

FDEP district representatives discuss what you should expect during an inspection and examples of non-compliance that may result in a penalty assessment. Penalties can range from $100 to $25,000 per day, per occurrence. Compliance is less costly than required cleanup and/or penalty assessments.

You can be penalized for:
  • Facility management, container management, label or manifest violations
  • Accumulation time violations
  • Improper waste disposal
  • Incomplete records
  • Incorrect contingency plan
  • Insufficiently trained personnel