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Regulatory Control of Dangerous Substances Part I

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Transcript of Regulatory Control of Dangerous Substances Part I

Regulatory Control of
Dangerous Substances (Part I)

History of Hazardous Materials
Many different agencies, groups, organizations have different definitions for dangerous substances that suit their needs:

Agencies & Regulatory Control - Local to Global
City/Local: Health Dept, Waste Mgmt, Emergency Services, Water Depts
CWA, CAA, SDWA
Common Hazardous
Materials Regulations
EPA: Title 40 CFR (code of Federal Regulations)

OSHA: Title 29 CFR

DOT: Title 49 CFR
Overview
History of "Hazardous Materials"
Agencies Involved in monitoring/regulating
Major Legislation (CWA, CAA, SDWA)

DOT (Dept of Transportation) - substances that require reporting due to quanitity in container "reportable quantity or RQ" - the same substances are "hazardous materials if the quanitity is less than the RQ
Occupational Safety and Health Admin (OSHA) -definition is centered around employee work hazards
International Civil Aviation Organizations - calls hazardous matrials "dangerous goods"
Our Defintions:
Hazardous Material:
any substance that can harm people or the environment
Hazardous Waste:
any hazardous material that loses its value and must be disposed of
State Agencies: Police, Fire Administration, Health Agencies, Environmental Agencies
Emergency Response Commission

Federal Agencies: DOE, FBI, CIA, NASA, NIOSH, OSHA, EPA, DOT, FEMA
International Agencies: Military, International Air Transport Agencies, World Health Org, Centers for Disease Control...
Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
vs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

What are main goals of each? How are they similar/different?
Continue to next Prezi which will cover:

RCRA
EPCRA/SARA
OSH Act (OSHA) and HAZCOM

Clean Water Act (CWA)
EPA & Water Pollution Control
Industrial discharge permitting
Sewage treatment monitoring
Reduce non-point sources or water runoff by issuing Stormwater Permits
Spill prevention control & countermeasure plans - monitor operation that store petroleum products
Protect US Wetlands
Clean Air Act (CAA)
EPA & Clean Air Act
Sets air quality standards and emission tolerance levels from identifiable sources
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
EPA: provide quality drinking water for humans
establish guidelines for Underground Injection Control for permitted "deep injection well" hazardous waste disposal
http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/underground-injection-wells
29 CFR 1910 - Subpart H: Hazardous Materials
29 CFR 1910.120: Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response
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