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Hazardous Waste Inspector Training (HWIT)

HWIT Program

The Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) recently implemented a statewide hazardous waste inspector training (HWIT) program for our hazardous waste inspectors. This training program assesses training needs, establishes organizational training objectives, develops resources and training action plans, and implements statewide training initiatives. The training aims for excellence in compliance evaluations including the development of guidance to promote statewide consistency in the inspection process and in regulatory interpretation. Additionally, the HWIT program works to streamline the inspection process to integrate better data management systems to establish a program that is sustainable.

Training Opportunities for our External Customers

RCRA 101 Generator Workshop

The Tennesee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) will be offering a RCRA 101 Generator Workshop.

Date:                   Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time:                   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch is provided)

Location:            TDEC Environmental Field Office
                               1301 Riverfront Parkway
                               Chattanooga, TN 37402

Cost:                    $299/person

Certificates:     Certificates Provided

RCRA 101 Generator Basics Workshop

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) will be offering additional RCRA 101 Generator Workshops. Please fill out the Contact Information below to be notified when the new workshops are scheduled.

The workshop is a general overview of the basic regulatory requirements for generators of hazardous waste in Tennessee. Topics discussed in this class will include waste determinations, generator classification, generator requirements, record keeping/reporting, used oil, and universal waste. Additionally, the instructor will discuss what to expect during a generator compliance evaluation inspection.

This workshop is designed for hazardous waste generators with limited knowledge of the Tennessee Hazardous Waste Regulations or for generators who want a review of the basic regulatory requirements. This workshop is not a substitute for the generator annual training requirements identified in the Tennessee Hazardous Waste Regulations.

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John C. Webb