Lion Technology Supports Compliance Professionals with Advanced RCRA Training
New York City - Last week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined a major international company $725,000 for violating hazardous waste regulations at its Salem, NJ facility. The DEP listed over 60 violations noted during inspections of the facility since mid-2008. Infractions included improper marking and handling of hazardous waste, failure to comply with storage and accumulation rules, and shipping hazardous waste without a manifest, among others. These costly compliance mistakes could have been avoided with effective regulatory training.
The EPA dictates that hazardous waste personnel must complete training annually. To assist experienced industry professionals go beyond the basics of RCRA regulation and explore essential hazardous waste management strategies, Lion Technology Inc. presents its Advanced Hazardous Waste Management Certification Workshop in the area in early 2012.
Designed for hazardous waste managers with prior RCRA training, the workshop satisfies the U.S. EPA’s annual training mandate for hazardous waste generators and builds on students’ existing knowledge by addressing topics such as cost-saving waste minimization techniques, preparing for inspection, reducing generator status, and managing the regulatory impact on facilities.
Lion will offer this two-day workshop first in Northern NJ on January 19-20, followed by sessions in Baltimore on January 23-24, Philadelphia on January 26-27, Albany on February 2-3, Boston on February 6-7, and Hartford on February 9-10. Pre-registration for these workshops is highly recommended. To register, call (888) 546-6511 or visit Lion online at www.Lion.com/AdvancedWasteTraining
Lion Technology Vice President of Resources and Business Development Scott Dunsmore, a national expert on hazardous waste management, stresses that proper hazardous waste handling, management, and disposal is critical, especially in light of rising enforcement, with fines now as high as $37,500 per day/per violation: “With a slow economy and budgets tightening, the reflex is to go towards shorter and inexpensive training options. However, with enforcement initiatives set to increase this year, shortchanging your training puts you at risk of paying higher costs in the long run.”
About Lion Technology
Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance. Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.