Can a person or business treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste without interim status or a permit?

Hazardous Waste

Question 1

  1. As part of the permit process for a TSDF, owners or operators of a TSDF must submit a closure plan. This closure plan must include all of the following except _______.
a description of what the facility will be used for after remediation
a description of planned groundwater activities
a description of planned maintenance activities
the name, address, and telephone numbers of the person or office to contact during the post-closure plan

4 points

Question 2

  1. Containment methods are directed toward prevention of migration of liquid hazardous wastes or leachates containing hazardous constituents. Which of the following is not an example of this site remedial technology?
Sheet piling cut-off walls
Grout curtains
Slurry walls
Soil vapor extraction

4 points

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Question 3

  1. What does EPA call abandoned, idled, or underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination?
Opportunity zones
Development zones

4 points

Question 4

  1. Which of the following is part of a Phase II assessment?
Risk assessments as appropriate for the data obtained
Air, soil and groundwater sampling on or near the property with analyses
Title search of property records and regulatory permits
Interviews with available present and past personnel at the site

4 points

Question 5

  1. The permit application for owners and operators of a TSDF is in two parts. What are those two parts referred to?
Part I and Part II
Part A and Part B
Part 8700-22 and Part 8700-23
EPA Form A and EPA Form B

4 points

Question 6

  1. Which of the following is not a part of Part A or Part B RCRA permit application requirements?
Facility security procedures, topographic map
Design capacity of waste management units, closure plans
Contingency plans, lists of wastes to be managed at the facility
Analysis of wastes to be managed, financial stability of company/corporation

4 points

Question 7

  1. EPA’s Site Inspection Plans may be carried out by consultants having appropriate expertise, or by federal, state, or local regulatory agency personnel. All of the following items are key to a successful, defensible inspection plan except which one?
Checklists, sampling plans
Summarized findings from the background report, data quality objectives
Applicable regulations, policies and guidance documents, and company financial records.
Personnel assigned and duties, site safety plans, PPE (as appropriate)

4 points

Question 8

  1. Regarding criminal actions resulting in fines or imprisonment for RCRA hazardous waste offenses, what is a key overriding legal component of these actions?
Harm to the public
Damage to the environment
Acts are committed knowingly
Financial gain is shown

4 points

Question 9

  1. What section contains authorities enabling EPA to conduct investigations at sites and facilities where hazardous substances are or may have been generated, stored, treated, disposed, or transported to and from?
CERCLA sec. 104(e)
CERCLA sec. 107(c)
RCRA sec 1004
RCRA sec 3008

4 points

Question 10

  1. Which sequence would correctly represent the highly structured progression of the Superfund process?

4 points

Question 11 – 200 words

  1. Access EPA’s “RCRA Clean Up Baseline” webpage,, and describe the Baseline program along with updating the current status of the program (as referred to in the text on page 230). If possible describe an action that is taking part in your part of the country, or in an area of the country that is of interest to you.

Question 12 – 200 words

  1. Can a person or business treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste without interim status or a permit? Please be specific with your explanation. 200 words response

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