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Managing Solid Waste & Emergency Response


Quiz Questions

1.Municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF)is a discrete area of land or an excavation that receives household waste, and that is not a land application unit, surface impoundment, injection well, or waste pile, as those terms are defined in the law.
True
False
2. Household waste includes solid waste, including garbage, trash, and septic tank waste derived from houses, apartments, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and picnic grounds.
True
False
3.Lateral expansion is a horizontal expansion of the waste boundaries of an existing unit; does not include expansion in the vertical dimension.
True
False
4. ________________is a landfill serving a community that disposes of less than 20 tons of municipal solid waste per day, averaged yearly.
Small landfill
Huge landfill
5.The regulations describe six categories of criteria for municipal solid waste landfills: Location, Operation, Design, Ground-water monitoring and corrective action, closure and post-closure care & financial assurance.
True
False
6.The owner/operator of a municipal landfill located within 10,000 feet of the end of any airport runway used by turbojet aircraft, or within 5,000 feet of any airport runway used only by piston type aircraft, must demonstrate that the unit does not pose a bird hazard.
True
False
7. Open burning of waste is not permitted except for infrequent burning of agricultural waste, land-clearing debris, diseased trees, or debris from emergency clean-up operations.
True
False
8.The owner/operator must cover disposed solid waste with at least 6 inches of earthen material at the end of each operating day to control vectors, fires, odors; blowing litter and scavenging.
True
False
9.Cleaning up ground water requires corrective action. The owner/operator must assess corrective measures and select the appropriate one(s). During corrective action, the owner/operator must continue ground-water monitoring in accordance with the assessment monitoring program.
True
False
10.Owners/operators must follow certain procedures when closing a municipal landfill, including the following –
   a) The state or tribe must be notified prior to closure.
   b) A closure plan must be prepared.
   c) An independent certified engineer must certify that closure was conducted in accordance with the plan.
True
False