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Waste Characterization Workshop
November 20, 2014
Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites
Hotel and Conference Center

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will host a workshop in  northern Michigan to explain the process of characterizing business waste.  The Waste Characterization Workshop expands on the basic concepts and principles provided in the  Introductory Webinars and at the 2014 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference. 
This full-day training will supplement your understanding of the basic waste characterization concepts and provide you with practical details to use when evaluating any waste. Topics covered in this workshop will include:
  • Point of origination or when a waste first becomes subject to regulation.
  • Hazardous waste exclusions, where they are cited, and when you can use them.
  • How to determine whether your waste meets the land disposal restrictions, needs to be treated before disposal, and how to determine the underlying hazardous constituents in your waste.
  • How to determine if a listing applies and when generator treatment is an option.
  • How to collect random samples, what analysis is required, and when you can use less costly analysis method.
The afternoon will feature a breakout session with DEQ staff facilitating small group discussions on how to characterize attendees' waste, followed by sessions detailing how to go about evaluating safer substitutes.

Who should attend?
This workshop will be beneficial to small quantity and large quantity generators of hazardous waste and anyone who manages waste for their business or institution.

This workshop qualifies for 6 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) and 6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and may be submitted for CHMM re-certification.

Cost: $90 - includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration:  Here!