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Pollution Prevention

ENV 130W

Pollution Prevention

ENV 130W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 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.

Objectives:

  • List the four major categories of environmental laws
  • List which acts are under each category
  • Briefly describe seven environmental laws
  • Define and discuss the terms "statute" and "regulation"
  • Discuss permitting and criminal enforcement

Describe the liabilities associated with regulatory compliance.

Objectives:

  • Describe OSHA
  • Describe the hazard communication standard
  • Describe the rule for work practices and engineering controls for automotive and clutch operation
  • List major provision of the Clean Air Act
  • List the three major portions of the Clean Air Act
  • Describe the National Drinking Water standards
  • List the primary goal of RCRA
  • List the standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste

Describe management standards.

Objectives:

  • Discuss proper container management
  • Discuss labeling and marking
  • Discuss prevention/waste minimization
  • Discuss spill prevention and clean-up procedures
  • Discuss proper disposal
  • Discuss recycling and re-use options
  • 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.

Objectives:

  • List the objectives of an audit program
  • List the most common waste streams in the automotive industry
  • List the regulations that impact the automotive industry
  • Describe the general requirements of each regulation
  • Describe and conduct a self-audit check
  • Describe the activities that take place during an official audit
  • Describe the post-audit procedures

Perform writing tasks to promote learning.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.