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Environmental Regulations Overview


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Target Audience
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Overview/Description
This course provides an overview of major environmental laws and regulations and the specific standards that outline requirements to comply with them. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: define the purpose of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); specify the purpose of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); specify the purpose of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund; specify the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and identify the intent of various laws. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Managers and supervisors of industry

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Environmental Regulations Overview

  • identify the purpose of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • identify the focus of Titles I through IV of the TSCA
  • identify the primary goals of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • identify the authority granted the EPA by the RCRA
  • identify characteristics of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • identify legislation that regulates the responsibility for protecting public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards
  • identify the requirements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) places on federal agencies
  • identify the characteristics of NEPA
  • identify characteristics of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • identify characteristics of the Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • identify the intent of various environmental regulatory laws
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