RCRA turns 40

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) turns 40 this year, with the original law signed on October 21, 1976. That’s 40 years of working to protect the health of communities by promoting resource conservation and implementing safe waste management practices to ensure a cleaner environment for future generations.

Staying aware of these issues is important for everyone. Did you know about our ECATTS’ RCRA Annual Refresher Courses? We offer multiple awareness courses focusing on RCRA’s important issues such as HAZMAT Regulations, Environmental Laws & Liability, Hazardous Properties, Hazardous Waste, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Standards Applicable to Generators.

For more information on these courses, check out our full training catalog and visit our website now.

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Client Quotes of the Day

Wow! We received even more great feedback from our wonderful Navy clients.

Thanks, Navy! Customer satisfaction is our goal.

 

“Good awareness training of the Environmental Management System.”

“GOOD TRAINING AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!”

“Great training for CDO’s.”

“LOVE that if I got any questions wrong, I only retake those questions.”

“subject was excellent”

“thank you for the review of the strengths and weakness section. it helps me recognize how to further improve my skills”

“The best (least buggy and frustrating) training yet.”

“Very helpful system, easy to use. Thank you!”

“Very informed training. I appreciate that the command is doing something positive to the only planet we have.”

“Superb technical / customer support in reestablishing my account.”

September is Preparedness Month

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

National Preparedness Month is a yearly reminder for all Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies that can occur.

EPA offers helpful links to assist in your planning, prepping and recovery. Topics include how to report emergencies, how to prepare your home, school or business, and how to share information.

You can visit the page now at https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/september-preparedness-month.

What our Clients have to say…

We are happy to report once again that we received positive user feedback from our Naval Clients. Thanks for the great comments, Navy!

“This is much better than attending a class. I like it.”

“this was awesome!”

“Very pleased with the subject matter…”

“very informative”

“This training was so useful and will help me better understand the importance of hazmat control.”

“GREAT TRAINING”

New training module added for our Navy clients!

“Heavy Metal Awareness Training” for NAS Whidbey Island provides an overview for service members who may be potentially exposed to heavy metals (HM) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (20 minute awareness course.)

To view our full training curriculum, visit our catalog at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

EPA Reports on Incorporating Environmental Justice into all Regulatory Efforts

 

New news from the EPA on Environmental Justice:

“Today marks an important moment in environmental justice history. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (EJ Technical Guidance).  This guidance represents a significant step towards ensuring the impacts of EPA regulations on vulnerable populations are understood and considered in the decision-making process.

The EJ Technical Guidance improves our ability to perform some of the most important work we do. Better integrating environmental justice in EPA’s core regulatory function is essential to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or income level, have access to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Technical guidance, reinforced by the meaningful involvement of the public and key stakeholders, helps to ensure that all communities are protected from pollution as the result of EPA rules.”

Did you know that ECATTS offers our own general overview training course specific to Environmental Justice? This course serves as an introduction to Environmental Justice (EJ) and takes a look at the origins of the Environmental Justice movement, Federal actions to address EJ and policies that have already been put into action.

Check out our complete Environmental Training catalog now at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

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You can view the full article from EPA’s blog, at https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ej-technical-guidance/.