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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Training Module about Universal Waste

This training module: 

  • Describes the universal waste program, found in 40 Code of Federal Regulation part 273
  • Defines which hazardous wastes may be handled under these streamlined regulations

When you have completed this module, you will be able to:

• Recognize the wastestreams subject to the universal waste program
• Identify the participants in the universal waste program
• Understand the regulations for each type of participant
• Understand the state authorization procedures
• Understand the relationship of The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (P.L. 104-142) to EPA's universal waste program

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