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1

When disposing of hazardous waste, how should an MSDS be used?

The MSDS should be obtained. A reputable hazardous waste disposal company should be selected in the waste disposal company representative should be given a copy of the MSDS. The waste disposal company will properly assigned a hazardous waste code to the discarded materials.

2

What qualifies a generator as conditionally exempt small quantity generator, and what are the two requirements?

A small quantity generator is a generator that produces less than or equal to 2200 pounds or less than 555 gallon drum‘s of hazardous waste per month.

Any generator producing less Then or equal to 100 kg open print to see 220 pounds) of hazardous waste, or less than 1 kg of the cutely toxic waste per month is considered a conditionally exempt small quantity generator.

There are two requirements for conditionally exam to small quantity generators

– The generator must determine whether the waste is hazardous or not.
– The waist must be properly disposed of

3

Describe the components in the hazardous waste lifecycle management process.

A tracking system that accompanies transported waste to document each facility or individual involved (the generator, transporter, treater, and disposal site)

A permitting and identification system that allows the EPA and all 50 states to monitor the safe operations of facilities responsible for treating, storing longer than 90 days, and disposing of hazardous waste

Restrictions in controls on placement of hazardous waste on or into the soil

4

(Fill in the blank)_____are responsible for cleaning up any hazardous waste on their property that threatens human and environmental health no matter who generated it._

A. Maintenance staff
B. Owners
C. Tenants_
D. Employees

B. Owners

5

Mira replaces the lithium so for batteries from her buildings fire alarm system and has to dispose of them. What should her next step be?

A. Put on personal protection equipment
B. Obtain a material safety data sheet
C. Take a sample of the waste for testing
D. Perform a hazard assessment

B. Obtain a material safety data sheet

6

What are the primary goals of the resource conservation and recovery act (RCRA)?

Ensure that waste management environmentally sound

Reduce the amount of waste generated

Protect human health and the environment

7

Applying the waist hierarchy can have what effect?

A. Increase building value, decrease vendor costs
B. Increased sustainability, decrease vendor costs
C. Increase sustainability, improve the bottom line
D. Increase building value, decreased complaints

C. Increase sustainability, improve the bottom line

8

Todd was contracted to Holloway drums filled with cold asked from an energy plant. He verify the amount of waste he was transporting and filled out a waste manifest for me. What should the organizations manager do?

A. Call the local regulatory agency to report the transport
B. Nothing, as a waste management form is a legal document
C. Dispose of the waste on site depending on the quantity
D. Review the form thoroughly to determine its accuracy

D. Review the form of thoroughly determine its accuracy

9

What are the goals of applying the waist hierarchy?

The overall goal of the waste hierarchy is to get the maximum practical benefit from products, generate the minimum amount of waste, and indirectly increase the value of the building/facility.

10

What procedures should be followed with regards to a waste manifest form?

While the holler of hazardous waste may fill out the waste manifest and submit it to the manager for facility in Janere for approval, the form should be carefully reviewed to determine if it is accurate. For example the holler may indicate the drums are completely full when they are only half full. The larger quantity could make a facility a small quantity generator subject to increased regulations.

The other alternative is for the organizations managers to prepare all the manifest and bills of lading to ensure complete accuracy

Waste manifest forms are legal documents so careful preparation insecure archiving are expected

11

Describe the four subcategories of Characteristic hazardous waste, and give examples of each.

Ignitability – examples and commercial buildings include gasoline and some degreasers and solvents

Corrosivity – examples include battery acid and sulfuric acid sometimes used in order facilities for water treatment. These may be solids impregnated with liquid acid’s, or the acids themselves

Reactivity – examples are a lithium so for batteries sometimes used in fire alarm systems. These types of ways that will react violently, or may potentially explosive mixture, or generate toxic fumes when mixed with water

Toxicity – examples include lead based paint contaminated construction debris and waste paint

12

All the following are primary goals of the resource conservation and recovery act (RCRA) EXCEPT:

A. Ensure that waste management is environmentally sound. B
B. Reduce the amount of waste generated.
C. Protect human health and the environment.
D. Limit human dependency or nonrenewable resources.

D. Limit human dependency on non-renewable resources

13

How might management mitigate it’s responsibility for tenants hazardous waste?

The building owner and/or manager should ensure that hazardous waste clauses in a lease include explicit language concerning the tenants responsibility for proper disposal of such materials, as well as for other related EHS issues discussed in this course.

Important questions to ask are:
– where is the waste going?
– If a tenant has a spill, is there a contingency plan in place?

14

The three components of the waste hierarchy, in order of their effectiveness, are:

A. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
B. Reviews, received, recycle.
C. Recycle, reduce, reuse
D. Reseed, recycle, reduce

A.. Reduce, reuse, recycle

15

A Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) must meet these requirements.

A.. The generator must determine whether the waste is hazardous or not and must properly dispose of it
B. The generator need to use a uniform hazardous waste manifest form I need to submit a copy of the manifest to the state agency
C. The generator must submit any reports to the state and acquire an EPA RCRA ID number
D. The generator needs to comply with the requirements for personal training, preparedness and prevention, contingency plans, and emergency procedures

A.. The generator must determine whether the waste is hazardous or not and must properly dispose of it

16

Which four solid wastes require special handling, storage, and disposal?

Hazardous waste

Other regulated (industrial) wastes

Universal wastes-special category of wastes that contain mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, and other substances hazardous to human and environmental health. They are called universal in recognition of the many products that contain them and the many kinds of operations in which they are used.

Electronic wastes

17

Hazardous waste, and other regulated (industrial) wastes, universal waste, and electronic waste or four of the seven solid, hazardous waste. What else do these for having common.?

A. They require special permissions to transport them
B. They require special permissions to generate them
C. They require special handling, storage, and disposal
D. They can only be disposed of in a state run landfills

C. They require special handling, storage, and disposal

18

What is managements responsibility regarding tenants hazardous waste?

Owners will be required to clean up any hazardous waste all their properties that threatens human health and the environment, no matter who is responsible for generating it.

19

How should waste be properly stored?

All areas storing hazardous waste should be kept clean by following good housekeeping practices, and all containers must be visibly and clearly marked. Routine inspection of containers, drums, pallets, and containment areas may catch potential he dangerous conditions and prevent them from causing accidents.

20

Which of the following is not a component of the lifecycle management of hazardous waste?

A. A tracking system that accompanies transported waste to document each facility or individual involved
B. The permitting and identification system that allows for the monitoring of safe operations during treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste
C. Regulations and legislation for deficient or insufficient controls on hazardous waste entering water systems
D. Restrictions and controls on placement of hazardous waste on or into the soil

C. Regulations and legislation for deficient or insufficient controls on hazardous waste entering water systems

21

Angelo is rehabbing a building that was originally painted with lead-based paint. Lead-based paint is considered a characteristic hazardous waste because of this attribute.

A. Reactivity
B. Toxicity
C. Corrosivity
D. Ignitability

B. Toxicity

22

Message to mitigate liability for tenants hazardous waste include all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Obtain a financial deposit to cover mitigation cost should a violation occur.
B. Put a hazardous waste clause in their lease.
C. Ask questions, such as where the waste is going and if they have a plan for spills.
D. Request a copy of the tenants hazardous waste plan.

A. Obtain a financial deposit to cover mitigation costs should a violation occur

23

Describe the waste hierarchy.

The hierarchy begins with trying to reduce waste, then reusing waste materials, and finally recycling, if neither reducing door reusing is practical

24

(Fill in the blanks) or facilities must actively manage waste storage by_____,_____, and_____to avoid potentially dangerous conditions.

Keeping storage areas clean: storing a variety of ways to be in close proximity: mixing waste together
B. Inspecting storage areas in containers: leaving containers open for ventilation: storing a variety of waste in close proximity
C. Clearly marking containers: keeping storage areas clean; inspecting storage areas in containers
D. Clearly mark in containers; leaving containers open for ventilation; mixing waste together

C. Clearly working containers; keeping storage areas clean; inspecting storage areas in containers

25

What are the four subcategories of characteristic wastes?

A. Astringency, toxicity, ignitability, oxidization
B. Corrosivity, Astringency, oxidization, reactivity
C. Ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity
D. Toxicity, corrosivity, oxidization, astringency

C. Ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity