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RCRA for Very Small Quantity Generators

Course Code: RCRA 305

This RCRA training course covers the keys to compliance with EPA's hazardous waste management standards for very small quantity generators or VSQGs. Professionals who complete this course develop skills to navigate and apply hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil regulations at a VSQG facility. 
VSQGs (formerly called CESQGs) are facilities that generate 100 kilograms or less of hazardous waste per month. While these facilities are typically exempt from many of the most  burdensome RCRA hazardous waste requirements, personnel must comply with specific EPA requirements in order to qualify for that exemption. 

Registration Includes:

  • Engaging, interactive RCRA hazardous waste personnel training
  • Trusted compliance resources
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence and fluency with RCRA regulations
  • Six months of Lion Membership for compliance support and updates

RCRA Very Small Quantity Generator Training covers: 

  • Applicability, enforcement, and liability
  • What is a RCRA hazardous waste
  • Determining generator status
  • Hazardous waste identification rules
  • Management, treatment, and disposal of VSQG  waste
  • Universal waste and used oil management rules
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Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify wastes subject to RCRA regulations for VSQG facilities
  • ​Properly and safely accumulate and manage hazardous waste and universal waste on site under RCRA regulations for VSQGs at 40 CFR 262.14 (formerly 261.5).
  • Label hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil containers 

Online Course Details

Course code RCRA 305
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 5 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 0.50
ABIH CM Points Up to 0.58
Lion Membership          6 months

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Professionals choose Lion’s online training because our courses are more detailed and more up-to-date than other training available.

Hazardous materials, environmental, and safety professionals rely on Lion for:
  • Courses developed and supported by credentialed, experienced trainers.
  • Materials updated continuously to keep pace with changing regulations.
  • Unrivaled training resources to simplify compliance and inform decision making.
  • Flexible, convenient solutions to fit any schedule or learning style.
  • Ongoing compliance support, including the Lion Finder Service.
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Who takes RCRA training for Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs)?

This RCRA training course is designed for personnel with RCRA compliance responsibilities at very small quantity generator (VSQG) sites, formerly known as "conditionally exempt small quantity generator" (CESQG) sites under RCRA.

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In California, universal waste handlers must comply with unique State requirements beyond what the Federal RCRA program mandates. Knowing how to identify and manage universal waste is a critical part of hazardous waste compliance under Cal/EPA rules.

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