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  1. Kentucky Landfill Manager Certification TrainingStudy Slide Deck Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Division of Compliance Assistance 300 Fair Oaks Lane • Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: 502.564.0323 • 800.926.8111 • Fax: 502.564.9720 Email: envhelp@ky.gov • Website: dca.ky.gov

  2. Chapter 1 Study Guide • Chapter 1 discusses the history of waste management and that laws that govern it.

  3. The Division of Waste Management’s mission is • Protect and enhance Kentucky’s environment to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians • Charge permit fees to increase their revenue • Site companies for not following procedures • Put companies out of business

  4. Which branch is responsible for the review and issuance or denial of permits for solid waste landfills, landfarming and composting facilities and registered permit by rule facilities? • Hazardous Waste Branch • Superfund Branch • Underground Storage Tank Branch • Solid Waste Branch

  5. _______ means that collection service is made available to households, either through curbside collection, or through drop-off centers/collection centers/transfer stations for use by households. • Landfill regulation • Universal Waste Collection • Municipal Collection Practices • Kentucky Garbage Collection Program

  6. A ____ percent decrease in waste disposal was experienced in 2010 for Kentucky. • Three (3) • Five (5) • Six (6) • Eight (8)

  7. The average cost per ton for waste disposal in Kentucky for 2010 was • $33.78 • $34.58 • $35.56 • $36.99

  8. The average participation rate for collection systems in 2010 was ____ percent, which means that 13.3% of households are possibly disposing their waste ________. • 86.7, legally • 86.7, illegally • 67.7, legally • 87.7 illegally

  9. There are approximately ____ sites or historic landfills scattered across the state. • 620 • 650 • 700 • 750

  10. Improper solid waste management has been traced to _____ human diseases. • 20 • 22 • 24 • 30

  11. The _______ program was as a section within the Solid Waste Branch in 2003 to address proper closure and remediation of these “old town dumps”. • Pre-Historic Landfill Program • Old Town Dump Cleanup Program • Historic Landfill Program • Kentucky Landfill Cleanup Program

  12. In addition to the direct health impacts of open dumps, communities may face impacts from all of these except: • Lowered self esteem of the entire community • Contaminated drinking water • Increased property prices • Increased odors

  13. What house bill allows counties to receive money for clean up of illegal dumps? • HB 601 • 401 KAR 47:310 • HB 174 • KRS Chapter 43:050

  14. To date, _____ historic landfills have been closed at a cost of $_____ million. • 15, 30 • 20, 30 • 20, 35 • 25, 30

  15. 401 KAR 47:120 is the regulation that deals with: • Application Procedures • Conditions Applicable to all Solid Waste Permits • Groundwater Monitoring • Financial Requirements

  16. Each C/D/D landfill and contained landfill must have at least ____ certified operator and a certified manager. One person can be certified as both operator and manager for a specific site. • One • Two • Four • None

  17. Each Special Waste landfill must have at least one certified landfill ______. • Manager • Operator • Both • None

  18. Extended absence for a landfill operator or manager means: • Gone more than 10 consecutive days for operators • Gone more than 30 consecutive operating days for managers • Gone more than 5 consecutive operating days for land application operators • All of the above

  19. True or false: The certification is carried by the applicant, not the landfill. • True • False

  20. Chapter 2 Study Guide • Chapter 2 is an overview of the types of landfills and the permits offered by the Solid Waste Brand, DWM.

  21. You must obtain permits and certified operators for all of the following except: • Contained Landfill • Construction/ Demolition/ Debris Landfill • Special Waste Landfill • Permit-by-Rule

  22. ______ are no longer recognized as a landfill permit category. • Residential and Inert Landfills • Land Applications • Composting • Registered Permit-by-Rule

  23. ______ examples of a Permit-By-Rule permit. • Waste Piles • Salvage Yards • One-time disposal of construction wasted at the place of generation • All of the above

  24. What form are transfer stations required to submit to the Cabinet for a review before operations begin? • Application • Registration • Notice of Intent • A and C

  25. Chapter 3 Study Guide • Chapter 3 describes wastes that are acceptable, unacceptable; require special handling, and special permissions for disposal at different types of landfills.

  26. Chapter 4 Study Guide • Chapter 4 discusses the permitting process.

  27. When selecting a site suitable to build a landfill, the permittee should be aware of what standards? • Site selection • Operational • Safety • All of the above

  28. Site Selection Standards include the following except for: • Floodplain control • Water pollution control • Endangered plants and animals • Groundwater negligence

  29. Operational Standards include the following except: • Public access control • Optional fire control • Unspecific methane gas limits • Disregard of cover material

  30. Applications for new solid waste landfills consist of _______ phases. • Two • Three • Four • Five

  31. The first step in getting a permit for a solid waste landfill is _____________. • Local determination • Locating investors • Start site preparation • Develop engineering plans

  32. During the process of local determination, the local governing body has ____ days to submit a written determination to the Division. • 30 • 45 • 60 • 90

  33. Information required for the ______ is simply a review of published information, such as general groundwater data, a soil boring and rock coring plan, threatened and endangered species data, historic places, archeological sites, etc. • Administrative application • Technical application • Notice of intent • Local determination

  34. The ______ application contains site-specific information for developing the technical design of the landfill. The application will contain information concerning groundwater flow direction, estimates on the amount of soil that is available to construct and operate the landfill, types and sources of wasted to be placed in the landfill, and a conceptual design of the landfill cap and liner design. • Administrative application • Technical application • Notice of intent • Local determination

  35. The ______ application contains the design of the landfill cap, liner, and groundwater monitoring plan with an associated support facilities such as ponds, roads, maintenance buildings, etc. • Administrative application • Technical application • Notice of intent • Local determination

  36. The division _______ working days for the review of the technical application. • 30 • 60 • 90 • 120

  37. Chapter 5 Study Guide • Chapter 5 discusses the operational requirements for landfills.

  38. Information required on entrance signs includes which of the following? • Landfill, owner, and operator name • Emergency phone number • Operating hours • All of the above

  39. Owners and operators of landfills must control _______ access and prevent _________vehicular traffic. • Public, authorized • Public, unauthorized • Private, authorized • Private, unauthorized

  40. The owner or operator is also responsible for removing all debris, mud and waste from vehicles _______ they leave the site. • Immediately after • The day after • Before • None of the above

  41. Dumping at the base of the operating face and pushing wastes up is preferred because: • Equipment can operate more efficiently • Easier to control size of working face • Blowing litter is minimized • All of the above

  42. Municipal Solid Waste should be compacted in layers no more than ________ thick to reduce the effects of cushioning. • One foot • Two feet • Two and a half feet • Three feet

  43. The purpose of cover is to do which of the following? • Reduce vectors • Litter and fire control • Reduce odors • All of the above

  44. ________ can be used if approved by the Cabinet in advance. • Alternate daily covers • Daily cover • Weekly cover • No cover

  45. ________ and ________ are methods that controls surface water. • Prevent run-on, promote run-off • Promote run-on, prevent run-off • Prevent run-on and run-off • None of the above

  46. Environmental performance standards prohibit _________ of solid or hazardous wastes and/or violations of applicable air quality standards. • Open burning • Receipt of smoldering • Controlled burning • None of the above

  47. The amount of settlement that will occur is dependent on which of the following? • Amount of compaction • Rate of decomposition • Moisture content • All of the above

  48. Chapter 6 Study Guide • Chapter 6 discusses the monitoring procedures associated with each type of landfill, with emphasis on groundwater and surface water monitoring.

  49. Environmental standards include a provision which states the concentrations of explosive gas in facility structures shall not exceed _____ of the lower explosive limit for methane. • 15% • 25% • 30% • 35%

  50. Surface water monitoring plans must include at least ______ upgradient and downgradient monitoring point(s). • One • Two • Three • Four