Hazardous Waste Inspection Training (HWIT)

HWIT Program

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) implemented our statewide Hazardous Waste Inspection Training (HWIT) program for hazardous waste generators. The training aims to improve customer compliance during hazardous waste inspections by clarifying the expectations of inspectors in accordance with DSWM policy and state regulations. 

RCRA 101 Workshop (full day)

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. We are continuing to schedule RCRA 101 classes that provide an overview of the generator aspects required for all hazardous waste generator categories. These workshops are not a substitute for the generator annual training requirements identified in the Tennessee Hazardous Waste Regulations.

Pharmaceuticals Rule and Nicotine Amendments

The Pharmaceutical Rule was public noticed on January 11, 2022, and became effective on April 11, 2022. This filing has been posted on our website and is available on the Tennessee Department of State Division of Publications webpage

A four-hour workshop will be offered after the amendments become effective. Please join our training contact list below for information and updates as they become available.

The next workshops will be:

May 18, 2022
Knoxville Environmental Field Office
3711 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921

May 25, 2022
Chattanooga Environmental Field Office
1301 Riverfront Pkwy #206
Chattanooga, TN 37402

June 16, 2022
Via WebEx

Click here to register

We will continue to schedule workshops as space comes available, provided current COVID restrictions do not change. Persons not vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks. Many companies are not permitting or budgeting travel; therefore, if you’re able to provide conference room space and have a minimum of five people (which can include partnering companies), we can schedule a workshop at your location upon request. We can also schedule web-based workshops as well. Web-based workshops are divided into two half-day sessions.

Join Our Training Contact List!

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John C. Webb 


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