Hazardous Waste Regulatory Compliance Assistance

The Pollution Prevention Institute, through the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, or SBEAP, works primarily with hazardous waste regulations by providing free and confidential compliance assistance for Kansas small businesses that may need help understanding or identifying how the regulations apply to their facility. This service is administered through our hotline, email communication, on-site visits and the various tools posted below, as well as training events. In addition to dealing with hazardous waste regulations, SBEAP also assists with air quality permits, storage tanks regulations, and waste or stormwater permits. Check “Need Help” to request assistance.

Hazardous waste handlers training

This KDHE-approved online training will take most users about one hour to complete. Once logged onto the training, participants have 30 days to complete it. A "Certificate of Completion" will be sent via e-mail when the training is successfully completed. Training must be documented, so the certificate can be printed or filed electronically with other hazardous waste management records. This on-line training should be complimented with facility-specific training and is not suitable for LQGs. The training offers the use of an immersive reader, so participants can choose to listen to the training while reading along. The cost of the training is $50 per participant. 

Who should take this training? 
With the exception of non-accumulating CESQGs, all generators are required to provide annual training with regard to their employees’ hazardous waste management duties. New employees must have training within six months of taking a position that requires handling or managing hazardous waste. It is important that you supplement any classroom training with on-site instruction. Training must be documented, and like other RCRA records, maintain record for three years or more. 

Hazardous waste compliance calendar

2021 calendar coverThis calendar contains container inspection and training logs. A different compliance topic is featured each month along with short tips and links to resources.

Download and print the 2021 Hazardous Waste Compliance Calendar
You may also contact KDHE at 785-296-1600 for a hard copy if still available.

Container management training video

Container management videoContainer management violations are some of the most frequently cited violations by Kansas inspectors. Watch this short video to learn how you can ensure the containers at your facility are managed in compliance with the requirement. You can also download the KDHE technical guidance document on container management


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