Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (Hazardous Waste) Quiz

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This quiz is used to knowledge of students undergoing refresher RCRA training


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Resource Conservation & Recovery Act 1976 was enacted to protect human health & the environment by providing what type of tracking for hazardous waste?

    • A.

      Waste Manifest Tracking

    • B.

      Cradle-to-Grave Tracking

    • C.

      Hazardous Waste Labeling System

    • D.

      EPA Tracking Manifest

    Correct Answer
    B. Cradle-to-Grave Tracking
    Explanation
    The Resource Conservation & Recovery Act 1976 was enacted to protect human health & the environment by implementing cradle-to-grave tracking for hazardous waste. This means that the tracking of hazardous waste starts from its generation (cradle) and continues until its final disposal (grave). This tracking system ensures that the waste is properly managed at every stage of its lifecycle, from generation to treatment, storage, and disposal, in order to prevent harm to human health and the environment.

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  • 2. 

    What is Hazardous Waste? (Define)

    • A.

      Anything harmful to your health and the environment

    • B.

      Something that is harmful under certain conditions

    Correct Answer
    A. Anything harmful to your health and the environment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Anything harmful to your health and the environment." This definition accurately captures the nature of hazardous waste, which refers to substances or materials that pose a potential threat to human health and the environment. Hazardous waste can include various types of chemicals, pollutants, or other materials that, if not properly managed or disposed of, can have detrimental effects on both living organisms and the ecosystem.

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  • 3. 

    What are the 4 Characteristics used to identify non-listed Hazardous Waste?

    • A.

      Aquaeous Ph petroleum based Toxic

    • B.

      Ignitable Reactive Corrosive Toxic

    Correct Answer
    B. Ignitable Reactive Corrosive Toxic
    Explanation
    The four characteristics used to identify non-listed Hazardous Waste are ignitable, reactive, corrosive, and toxic. Ignitable waste refers to substances that can easily catch fire, while reactive waste can cause explosions or release toxic gases when exposed to certain conditions. Corrosive waste is capable of corroding metals or causing severe burns, and toxic waste is harmful or deadly when ingested or absorbed. These characteristics help classify and manage hazardous waste properly to ensure safety and environmental protection.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of generator is Pilkington Versailles?

    • A.

      SQG - Small Quantity Generator

    • B.

      CESQG - Conditionally exempt small quantity generator

    • C.

      LQG - Large Quantity Generator

    Correct Answer
    C. LQG - Large Quantity Generator
    Explanation
    The Pilkington Versailles generator is classified as an LQG, which stands for Large Quantity Generator. This means that it produces a significant amount of waste or hazardous materials. LQGs are subject to stricter regulations and requirements compared to smaller generators, such as SQGs or CESQGs. The classification as an LQG indicates that the Pilkington Versailles generator has the capacity to generate a large volume of waste, and therefore must comply with specific guidelines and procedures for waste management and disposal.

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  • 5. 

    What is the waste code for lead based paint (hint: toxic)

    • A.

      D001

    • B.

      F003

    • C.

      D008

    Correct Answer
    C. D008
    Explanation
    The waste code for lead based paint is D008. This waste code is used to classify hazardous waste that contains lead. Lead based paint is considered toxic due to the potential health risks associated with lead exposure. Therefore, it falls under the D008 waste code category.

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  • 6. 

    How long can Pilkington Versailles store waste at the contaiment area in the Butler building?

    • A.

      270 days

    • B.

      180 days

    • C.

      90 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 90 days
    Explanation
    Pilkington Versailles can store waste at the containment area in the Butler building for a maximum of 90 days.

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  • 7. 

    When is the label affixed to drums going to the Butler building?

    • A.

      When its full

    • B.

      When the first piece of waste is place in the barrell

    • C.

      It doesn't have to because PNA Versailles is is CESQG

    Correct Answer
    A. When its full
    Explanation
    The label is affixed to drums going to the Butler building when they are full. This means that the drums are labeled once they have reached their maximum capacity. This labeling is likely done for identification and safety purposes during transportation and storage.

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  • 8. 

    When is the accumulation date to be marked on the drum? 

    • A.

      When the drum is full

    • B.

      When the first piece of waste goes into it

    Correct Answer
    A. When the drum is full
    Explanation
    The accumulation date is to be marked on the drum when it is full. This is because marking the date when the drum is full allows for accurate tracking and management of waste disposal. It provides a clear indication of when the drum needs to be emptied and ensures that waste is properly handled and disposed of in a timely manner.

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  • 9. 

    What does the acronym TSD stand for?

    • A.

      Treatment Storage Disposal

    • B.

      Think Safety Daily

    Correct Answer
    A. Treatment Storage Disposal
    Explanation
    The acronym TSD stands for Treatment Storage Disposal. This acronym is commonly used in the field of waste management and refers to the processes and methods involved in treating, storing, and disposing of various types of waste materials. Treatment involves any physical, chemical, or biological processes used to alter the characteristics of the waste, while storage refers to the temporary containment of waste materials. Disposal, on the other hand, refers to the final placement or destruction of waste in a manner that minimizes potential harm to human health and the environment.

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  • 10. 

    What is the purpose of the Hazardous Waste Manifest Document?

    • A.

      To track the waste from cradle to grave

    • B.

      To make goverment bureaucrats happy that private industry has more paper work to do

    • C.

      To satisfy DOT requirements

    Correct Answer
    A. To track the waste from cradle to grave
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Hazardous Waste Manifest Document is to track the waste from cradle to grave. This document ensures that hazardous waste is properly managed and disposed of, reducing the risk of environmental contamination and public health hazards. It helps to monitor the entire lifecycle of hazardous waste, from its generation to its final disposal, ensuring accountability and compliance with regulations. By tracking the waste, it allows for better management, monitoring, and enforcement of waste management practices.

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