Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (Rcra)

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Emphasis of RCRA, ammendments, terminology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following statement is NOT true concerning RCRA.

    • A.

      RCRA was established in 1976.

    • B.

      Under 40 CFR 240-280.

    • C.

      Major emphasis of RCRA is control of solid and hazardous waste disposal.

    • D.

      RCRA was established in 1988.

    Correct Answer
    D. RCRA was established in 1988.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "RCRA was established in 1988." This statement is not true because RCRA, which stands for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, was actually established in 1976. It is a federal law in the United States that regulates the management of hazardous waste, non-hazardous solid waste, and underground storage tanks. The law is implemented through regulations found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), specifically in sections 240-280. The major emphasis of RCRA is indeed the control and proper management of solid and hazardous waste disposal.

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  • 2. 

    What are some of the ways RCRA controls solid and hazardous waste?

  • 3. 

    True or false? RCRA was ammended in 1984 by the Hazardous Waste Amendments 40 CFR 280.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is True. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was indeed amended in 1984 by the Hazardous Waste Amendments. These amendments introduced significant changes to the regulation of hazardous waste, including stricter requirements for waste management and disposal, increased enforcement authority, and the establishment of the underground storage tank program under 40 CFR 280.

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  • 4. 

    What did the RCRA ammendments do?

    • A.

      Encouraged waste recycling, reuse, minimization.

    • B.

      Made it so land disposal should be the generator's first solution.

    • C.

      Enabled the disposal of "free liquids".

    • D.

      Created less stringent standards for landfills.

    • E.

      Created allowances on the land disposal of hazardous waste.

    Correct Answer
    A. Encouraged waste recycling, reuse, minimization.
    Explanation
    The RCRA amendments encouraged waste recycling, reuse, and minimization. This means that the amendments aimed to promote practices that would reduce the amount of waste generated and promote the use of resources more efficiently. This could include implementing recycling programs, finding ways to reuse materials, and minimizing waste through better management practices. The goal of these amendments was to shift the focus from simply disposing of waste to finding more sustainable solutions.

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  • 5. 

    The term for a producer of waste is _________.

    Correct Answer
    generator.
    Explanation
    The term for a producer of waste is "generator" because a generator refers to something or someone that creates or produces something, in this case, waste. A generator can be an individual, a company, or any entity that is responsible for producing waste materials.

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  • 6. 

    A ___________ is anyone who generates more than or equal to 1,000 Kg/month (2200 lbs) hazardous waste, greater than or equal to 1 Kg/month (2.2 lbs) of acutely hazardous waste.

    Correct Answer
    Large Quantity Generator.
    LQG
    Explanation
    A Large Quantity Generator (LQG) refers to an individual or entity that produces hazardous waste in quantities equal to or exceeding 1,000 Kg/month (2200 lbs) and acutely hazardous waste in quantities equal to or exceeding 1 Kg/month (2.2 lbs). LQGs are responsible for safely managing and disposing of their hazardous waste to prevent harm to human health and the environment.

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  • 7. 

    How many days may a LQG accumulate hazardous waste on-site central accumulation areas without a permit?

    • A.

      280 days

    • B.

      180 days

    • C.

      90 days

    • D.

      24 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 90 days
    Explanation
    A Large Quantity Generator (LQG) can accumulate hazardous waste on-site central accumulation areas without a permit for up to 90 days. After this period, they would need to obtain a permit to continue storing the waste. This timeframe allows the LQG to accumulate a certain amount of hazardous waste before needing to take further action, ensuring that waste is properly managed and disposed of in a timely manner to minimize environmental risks.

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  • 8. 

    A ____________ is anyone who generates less than 1000 Kg/month, but generates greater than or equal to 100 Kg/month. 

    Correct Answer
    Small Quantity Generator.
    SQG
    Explanation
    A Small Quantity Generator refers to someone who produces less than 1000 Kg of waste per month, but still generates a significant amount of waste, equal to or greater than 100 Kg per month. This term is commonly abbreviated as SQG.

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  • 9. 

    True or false? A SQG is allowed to accumulate hazardous waste on-site central accumulation areas for 90 days without permit, and 270 days without permit, if the generator site is more than 200 miles from the Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A SQG (Small Quantity Generator) is allowed to accumulate hazardous waste on-site central accumulation areas for 90 days without a permit. Additionally, if the generator site is more than 200 miles from the Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF), they are allowed to accumulate hazardous waste for 270 days without a permit. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    A ____________ is anyone who generates less than 100 Kg/month Hazardous waste and less than 1 Kg/month Acutely Hazardous Waste.

    Correct Answer
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
    CESQG
    Explanation
    A Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) refers to anyone who produces less than 100 Kg/month of Hazardous waste and less than 1 Kg/month of Acutely Hazardous Waste. This classification is given to individuals or businesses that generate a small amount of hazardous waste, making them exempt from certain regulations and requirements that larger generators must comply with. CESQGs are subject to less stringent rules and regulations due to the relatively low quantity of hazardous waste they generate.

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  • 11. 

    Describe a transporter and give the department who oversees them.

  • 12. 

    Which is NOT true of Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities?

    • A.

      Treatment of waste includes changing the chemical, physical, or biological nature of the material.

    • B.

      The facility hold waste until someone does something else with the material.

    • C.

      Disposal is done by incineration or placement in permitted landfills.

    • D.

      TSDF are under DOT jurisdiction.

    • E.

      TSDF are under EPA jurisdiction.

    Correct Answer
    D. TSDF are under DOT jurisdiction.
  • 13. 

    What are the four major concepts of RCRA?

  • 14. 

    True or false? Solid Waste includes any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material including: solids, liquids, semi-liquids, and contained gaseous material.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    Solid Waste includes any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material including: solids, liquids, semi-liquids, and contained gaseous material. This means that any type of waste, whether it is in solid, liquid, semi-liquid, or gaseous form, is considered solid waste. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    Give examples of EPA "Solid Waste".

  • 16. 

    Give examples of EPA "Non Solid Wastes".

  • 17. 

    The used/reused relief rule allows a material to be used or reused as a(n) ____________ in a process to make a product, it is not a waste.

    Correct Answer
    ingredient
    Explanation
    The used/reused relief rule allows a material to be used or reused as an ingredient in a process to make a product, it is not a waste. This means that instead of being discarded as waste, the material can still serve a purpose and be incorporated into the production of a new product. By using or reusing the material as an ingredient, its value is preserved and it can contribute to the overall manufacturing process.

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  • 18. 

    True or false? In order for waste to be considered hazardous, it must first be classified as a solid waste.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    The statement is true because for waste to be considered hazardous, it must first be classified as a solid waste. This means that it must meet the criteria and characteristics set forth by regulatory bodies to be classified as hazardous. Simply put, if waste is not classified as a solid waste, it cannot be considered hazardous waste.

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