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Pollution Prevention

Course NumberENV 130W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 2. Provides a study of protecting the environment, reducing waste generation, environmental compliance, preventing future liability associated with non-compliance and improper disposal of hazardous wastes, and improving profitability of an operation through pollution prevention techniques and practices. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Explain environmental laws and regulations as they relate to statutes, regulations, permitting, civil, and criminal enforcement.
  1. List the four major categories of environmental laws
  2. List which acts are under each category
  3. Briefly describe seven environmental laws
  4. Define and discuss the terms "statute" and "regulation"
  5. Discuss permitting and criminal enforcement

Describe the liabilities associated with regulatory compliance.
  1. Describe OSHA
  2. Describe the hazard communication standard
  3. Describe the rule for work practices and engineering controls for automotive and clutch operation
  4. List major provision of the Clean Air Act
  5. List the three major portions of the Clean Air Act
  6. Describe the National Drinking Water standards
  7. List the primary goal of RCRA
  8. List the standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste

Describe management standards.
  1. Discuss proper container management
  2. Discuss labeling and marking
  3. Discuss prevention/waste minimization
  4. Discuss spill prevention and clean-up procedures
  5. Discuss proper disposal
  6. Discuss recycling and re-use options
  7. Regarding waste streams: Discuss used oil, discuss spent solvents, discuss other waste fluids, discuss solid waste, and discuss paint waste related material.

Describe the purpose for and implement a self-environmental audit for an automotive service business.
  1. List the objectives of an audit program
  2. List the most common waste streams in the automotive industry
  3. List the regulations that impact the automotive industry
  4. Describe the general requirements of each regulation
  5. Describe and conduct a self-audit check
  6. Describe the activities that take place during an official audit
  7. Describe the post-audit procedures

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