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Environmental Modules

Solid and Hazardous Waste

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at any facility where solid or hazardous waste is known or suspected to be on site, including used oil, universal waste and radioactive waste.

Description: This module presents the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The module assists the user in identifying non-hazardous solid waste, hazardous waste, used oil, universal waste, and some forms of radioactive waste. The module then takes the user through applicable RCRA requirements for hazardous waste generators, transporters and TSDFs.

Major Topics:

  • Generators of Hazardous Waste
  • Transporters of Hazardous Waste
  • Permitted and Interim Status TSDFs
  • RCRA Standardized Permit
  • Remediation Waste
  • Medical / Biohazardous Wastes
  • Nonhazardous Solid Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Used Oil

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 241, 257, 260-268, 270, 271, 273, 279
  • 10 CFR 20, Subpart J, Subpart K

Water Quality

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at any facility that has wastewater discharges to navigable waters or to POTW's, storm water

Description: This module guides the user through the requirements of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Major Topics:

  • Pretreatment / POTW Discharges
  • NPDES Discharges / Permits
  • Underground Injection Wells (UIW)
  • Community and Non-Community Drinking Water Systems
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Permits
  • Private Treatment Works
  • Cooling Water Intake Structures

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 122, 125, 132, 141, 144, 146, 403
  • Construction General Permit for Storm Water
  • Multi-Sector General Permit for Storm Water

Air Quality

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at any facility that has air emissions, may be regulated as a major source or an area source under the Clean Air Act, or manufactures or uses any product containing an ozone-depleting substance.

Description: This module guides the user through the requirements of the Clean Air Act and its 1990 Amendments. It includes requirements relating to Title V Permits, PSD, NSR, Acid Rain, NSPS, Ozone-Depleting Substances, Risk Management Programs and NESHAPs.

Major Topics:

  • NAAQS Attainment Status
  • Operating Permits
  • Preconstruction Permits / NSR
  • Detailed applicability/compliance coverage for selected NSPS
  • Risk Management Program (RMP)
  • NESHAPS/MACT Standard Applicability
  • Detailed Compliance Coverage for Selected MACT Standards
  • Acid Rain Program
  • Mobile Sources
  • Ozone-Depleting Substances
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting

Regulations Covered:

  • CAA including CAAA of 1990
  • 40 CFR 50-52, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 72-76, 80-82, 98
  • Detailed Reference Library Coverage of MACT Standards: 40 CFR 63, Subparts A, F, G, H, I, N, O, Q, R, T, U, BB, DD, GG, JJ, KK, YY, EEE, GGG, JJJ (Additional subparts planned for future releases)
  • Detailed Reference Library Coverage of NSPS: 40 CFR 60, Subparts D, Da, Db, Dc, H, J, K, Ka, Kb, CC, DD, GG, UU, VV, VVa, XX, DDD, GGG, GGGa, III, KKK, LLL, NNN, OOO, PPP, QQQ, RRR, WWW (Additional subparts planned for future releases)

Storage Tanks

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at facilities with existing or closed underground storage tanks (USTs).

Description: This module provides a comprehensive review of the regulation of underground storage tanks (USTs) under the federal Underground Storage Tank program. The module enables the user to determine which sections of the regulations apply to its USTs and to identify specific requirements for managing its USTs.

Major Topics:

  • UST Registration and Notification
  • UST Design, Construction and Installation
  • Operating requirements
  • Release Detection and Reporting Requirements
  • Release Investigation and Corrective Action Requirements
  • Permanent and Temporary Closure Requirements
  • Financial Responsibility

Regulations Covered:

  • 40 CFR 280

PCB Management

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at facilities where PCBs, PCB items or PCB waste are present, or have been disposed of or released.

Description: The module includes requirements under TSCA that apply to PCB management. Topics include the use, storage and disposal of PCB transformers, capacitors and other PCB items, storage and disposal of PCB wastes and PCB spill cleanup requirements.

Major Topics:

  • Use/ Service / Production / Distribution of PCB Equipment
  • Handling, Marking and Record keeping Requirements for PCB items
  • PCB Waste Handling and Disposal
  • PCB Spill Cleanup Policy Requirements

Regulations Covered:

  • TSCA
  • 40 CFR 761


Who Should Use It: Designed for use at facilities that handle chemical substances.

Description: This module reviews the TSCA requirements for toxic substances other than PCBs. The module reviews record keeping, reporting and requirements concerning allegations of significant adverse reactions to health and environment, substantial risk reporting, chemical information rules, import/export, pre-manufacture notification, microbial commercial activity notification and other areas in TSCA.

Major Topics:

  • Pre-manufacture Notification (PMN)
  • Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
  • Import/Export Certification
  • Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN)
  • Chemical-Specific Regulations (metal working fluids, water treatment chemicals, asbestos)

Regulations Covered:

  • TSCA
  • 40 CFR 700-747, 749.68, 790-792, 799
  • 19 CFR 12.120-127 + EPA GUIDE For Importers/Exporters
  • 43 FR 11111-11112, TSCA 8, 15, 16, 17

Spill Prevention

Who Should Use It: Designed for use at facilities which are engaged in drilling, producing, gathering, storing, processing, refining, transferring, distributing, using, or consuming oil and oil products or at which hazardous materials are handled.

Description: This module determines applicability of and provides the requirements for spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) requirements for petroleum and non-petroleum oils under the Clean Water Act. Response Plan requirements under the Oil Pollution Act are also covered. Release reporting requirements under the CWA, OPA, CERCLA, EPCRA, and RCRA are reviewed. The user is provided with an outline for applying SPCC planning requirements to hazardous materials currently not regulated under these rules.

Major Topics:

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)
  • Response Plans Under OPA
  • Release Reporting Requirements
  • Voluntary Hazardous Substance SPCC Planning

Regulations Covered:

  • CWA, OPA
  • 40 CFR 110, 112, 117
  • 33 CFR 127, 153, 154


Who Should Use It: Any facility which produces, uses or stores hazardous, extremely hazardous or toxic chemicals on site.

Description: This module describes the various requirements for emergency response planning, notification and reporting for facilities producing, using or storing different classes of hazardous chemicals. Toxic chemical release inventory reporting and accidental release reporting requirements are included. Good management practices (GMPs) for Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimization and Chemical Risk Management are also included.

Major Topics:

  • Emergency Planning and Notification
  • Emergency Release Notification
  • Hazardous Chemical Reporting (MSDS / Lists and Tier I / Tier II Forms)
  • Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (Form R and Form A)
  • GMPs for Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimization and Chemical Risk Management

Regulations Covered:

  • SARA Title III (EPCRA), PPA, CERCLA release reporting requirements
  • 40 CFR 300, 302, 350, 355, 370, 372


Who Should Use It: Any facility that prepares hazardous materials for transport or is a transporter of hazardous materials. Employers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting property or passengers in interstate commerce. Facilities located in, under, on or adjacent to waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction and engaged in operations that may pose a security threat.

Description: This module reviews the Department of Transportation's (DOT) requirements for shipping and transporting of hazardous materials, including the DOT HM-181 provisions and the DOT's Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The module includes DOT training requirements, security plan requirements, emergency response information, and shipping preparation, including documentation, marking, labeling, placarding and packaging. It also reviews DOT regulations for the transportation of radioactive materials. The module also covers commercial driver's license regulations, drug and alcohol testing requirements, driver qualification, equipment safety, hours of service, inspection, repair and maintenance requirements for employers and drivers involved in interstate motor carrier operations. United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 are also included in this module and cover requirements for facility security assessments and plans, security measures, compliance with Maritime Security Levels, and training.

Major Topics:

  • Administration
  • Highway Transportation
  • Railroad Transportation
  • Air Transportation
  • Water Transportation
  • Radioactive Materials
  • International Transport Standards
  • Motor Carrier Safety Standards
  • Maritime Transportation Security

Regulations Covered:

  • 33 CFR 101,105
  • 49 CFR 107, 130, 171-174, 176, 177-180
  • HM-181, HM-215, HM-232
  • 49 CFR 380, 382, 383, 385, 387, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 396, 397 & 398
  • 10 CFR 71, 110

Industrial Hygiene and Safety Modules

Chemical and Physical Exposures

Who Should Use It: Any facility where actual or potential chemical or physical exposures exist, including hazardous materials, radiation and noise.

Description: This module includes requirements related to chemical and physical exposures to hazardous substances, radiation, and noise in the workplace. The substance-specific requirements for 29 OSHA-regulated toxins and carcinogens (29 CFR Subpart Z) are covered in this module.

Major Topics:

  • Hazard Communication
  • Laboratory Hazardous Chemicals
  • Subpart Z-regulated substances
  • Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Hearing Protection
  • Radiation (OSHA & NRC)
  • Ventilation

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts G, Z
  • 10 CFR 19, 20

Equipment Safeguards

Who Should Use It: Any facility that has equipment regulated by OSHA.

Description: This module reviews requirements for specific and specialized equipment regulated by OSHA.

Major Topics:

  • Platforms and Lifts
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Materials Handling & Storage
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Grain Handling Facilities
  • Machinery & Guarding
  • Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • Electrical Systems
  • Stairs, Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Spray Finishing Booths

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts D, F, J, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, Z

Worker Safety

Who Should Use It: Any facility that is regulated by OSHA for potential workplace safety issues.

Description: This module contains a wide range of OSHA requirements related to workplace safety. Topics include general accident/incident reporting; programs such as PSM, confined space and PPE; and selected industry-specific requirements.

Major Topics:

  • Process Safety Management
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electric Power Industry
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Accident Prevention Signs & Tags
  • Exit Routes
  • Housekeeping
  • Working Surfaces
  • Sanitation
  • Accident/Incident Reporting
  • Emergency Response and First Aid

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts D, E, G, H, I, J, K, L, Q, R, S, Z
  • 29 CFR 1904

Health and Medical Services

Who Should Use It: Any facility that provides medical services and/or is required by OSHA to maintain programs or meet standards for medical surveillance, employee exposure and bloodborne pathogens.

Description: This module covers standards for medical personnel, employee exposure and medical records, including medical surveillance programs; emergency response plans; employee medical records; medical facilities; bloodborne pathogens; and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for post-offer examinations. Requirements for written programs, training, record keeping and specific medical equipment are included.

Major Topics:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Medical Services
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Evaluation and Testing

Regulations Covered:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subparts H, Z
  • 29 CFR 1630, 1904

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