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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 335INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE AND MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SUBCHAPTER NHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
RULE §335.407Training Requirements

(a) The operator shall ensure that all individuals conducting activities under this subchapter have been trained in a manner that is appropriate to their duties, using any appropriate combination of training courses as well as the operational plan as a reference for program-specific training. The training must be specific to the operation of the collection event, permanent collection center, mobile collection unit, point of generation pick-up service, or any combination of these for which the individual will have duties. The operator shall ensure that appropriate training is provided to all staff, contractors, and volunteers who participate in the collection, aggregation, storage, or transportation of household hazardous waste and in running operations to make useable materials available for reuse.

(b) The operator shall ensure that training is provided before individuals collect, aggregate, store, or transport household hazardous waste for reuse, recycling, processing, or disposal. The operator shall ensure that all training requirements under this subchapter are met for the individuals performing or responsible for specific duties. The operator shall ensure that volunteers are appropriately trained on the site rules and safety issues related to the operation prior to assisting with any collection.

(c) The training must cover any applicable training requirements in federal and state laws and regulations including:

  (1) requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that are pertinent to duties in handling hazardous materials, responding to spills, and other activities;

  (2) requirements of the Texas Hazard Communication Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 502;

  (3) requirements of the United States Department of Transportation for preparing and packaging wastes for transportation that are applicable to the specific work and operation, as specified in this subchapter; and

  (4) requirements of EPA regulations at 40 Code of Federal Regulations §265.16.

(d) The operator shall ensure that individuals who handle household hazardous waste after it is unloaded from vehicles delivering it from households and before it is segregated for transport or storage are trained under the requirements of this chapter as if the waste were hazardous wastes.


Source Note: The provisions of this §335.407 adopted to be effective July 31, 2008, 33 TexReg 5947

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