The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), sometimes known as the Superfund Law, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. By imposing a levy on the chemical and petroleum industries, this law gave the federal government extensive authority to respond immediately to discharges or threatened releases of hazardous substances that could be harmful to human health or the environment.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA):

  • Defined restrictions and mandated conditions for dormant hazardous waste sites;
  • Specified penalties for polluters at these facilities; and
  • Created a fund to pay for cleanup if the responsible party could not be located.

Two types of response actions were authorized by the law:

  • Short-term removals
  • Long-term remedial response actions

This training program gives a detailed insight into CERCLA regulations by training participants on essential aspects of the law through a comprehensive module-based course. 

Goals of the Course

The goal of the course is to focus on professional development of trainees on a variety of issues in both the areas of solid and hazardous waste as well as emergency and remedial response to improve job performance.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

The training applies to every OSHA employee, who intends to address emergencies disturbing the
sustained operations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration office. This includes
employees handling hazardous waste material.

Learning Outcome:

At the completion of this course, students will learn:

Training Modules:

Module 1

Basics of Superfund

Module 2

Technologies for Field-Based Site Characterization

Module 3

Detailed Site Characterization of Ground Water

Module 4

Hazard Ranking System

Module 5

Responsibilities of On-Scene Coordinator

Module 6

Initial Evaluation and Inspection of Site

Module 7

Repairing the Damage and Taking Corrective Measures

Module 8

Remedial and Removal Process

Module 9

Disposal Method for Corrective-Project Managers

Module 10

Superfund Prerequisites

Module 11

Treatment, Transportation, and Disposal of Waste


Quiz and Exam Information

Module Quiz

Quiz will be held at the end of each module to comprehend the knowledge of students about that
module and its relevant aspects. It is mandatory to pass all quizzes to be able to take final

Examinable Features

Completion time

Students are expected to complete all modules and pass final exam within 6 months of the initial registration
to receive course credits. A re-registration with complete course fee will be required after the expiration of this time period.
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