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Annual Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste (HW) Training and Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Training

April 21, 2010

Annual Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste (HW) Training:

Description: The regulations (40 CFR 262.34(a)(4)) governing generation and disposal of HW require that personnel who handle HW as part of their job receive training that teaches the proper handling methods. These regulations require that all new employees who generate or handle HW receive the training before working in unsupervised positions. Current employees must update their training annually.

Who should attend: Designated and alternate Points-of-Contacts are required to attend one of these sessions. Other personnel in the work area may either attend one of these sessions or attend a follow-up documented session conducted by their Point-of-Contact.

Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Training:

Description: Wallops Flight Facility has followed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for consolidating multiple response plans into one functional emergency response plan or ICP. The ICP requires that all personnel who generate, handle, or store hazardous materials, hazardous waste, or petroleum products, as part of their job receive training annually that teaches the proper emergency response methods.

Who should attend: All personnel who either generate, handle, or store hazardous materials, hazardous waste, or petroleum products and all emergency responders are required to take this training.

For example:

  • Fire Department Personnel
  • Environmental Personnel
  • Scientist/Engineers who work with the above materials
  • Hazardous Materials Shippers
  • Logistics Personnel
  • Facilities Maintenance Personnel (who work with the above materials or assist with a clean-up)
  • Satellite Accumulation Area Points-of-Contact and Alternates
  • ANY other personnel who have more than casual contact with hazardous materials, hazardous waste, or petroleum products


Registration Information:

Location: Building E-104, Chincoteague room
Cost: None
Registration: Please email Marianne Simko at Marianne.f.Simko@nasa.gov or call extension 2127

RCRA and ICP Training combined:
Monday, May 03, 2010, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 03, 2010, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 06, 2010, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 06, 2010, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

ICP only class:
Tuesday May 04, 2010, 10:00-11:00 pm
Tuesday May 04, 2010, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 04, 2010, 2:30-3:30 p.m.