This set of Hazardous Waste Management Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Regulations – RCRA”.
1. When did RCRA come into force?
Explanation: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted in 1976, is a federal law in the United States majoring in the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.
2. What is the aim of RCRA?
a) Management of hazardous waste
b) Management of liquid waste
c) Management of solid waste
d) Management of waste
Explanation: RCRA act provides technical and financial assistance for the development of management plans, the safe disposal of discarded materials. It mainly regulates the management of hazardous waste.
3. What is the goal of RCRA?
a) Protecting ecosystem from hazardous waste disposal
b) Chemical analysis
c) Chemical import
d) Chemical export
Explanation: The goals of RCRA are protecting human health and environment from hazards of waste disposal, energy conservation, reducing the amount of waste generated, ensuring waste management in an environmentally sound manner.
4. Subtitle 4 of RCRA states financial disclosure.
Explanation: Subtitle A of RCRA states about general provisions, objectives and National policy, Interstate Cooperation, financial disclosure; and Solid Waste Management Information.
5. RCRA holds generator responsible for waste produced under __________ concept.
Explanation: Under the cradle-to-grave concept, the generator of hazardous waste can no longer avoid liability by contracting with the third party for waste disposal.
6. Which of the following program impose strict measures on record keeping?
c) Cradle to grave
Explanation: Waste treatment, storage and disposal is the responsibility of generator. The overall regulatory system is Cradle to grave program. The program enforces record keeping and reporting on generators, transporters, and operators of TSDF handling hazardous waste.
7. Non-hazardous solid wastes are the hazardous wastes which are excused from _________ regulations.
a) Subtitle A
b) Subtitle B
c) Subtitle D
d) Subtitle C
Explanation: Subtitle C regulations includes hazardous wastes from households, small quantity generators, oil and gas exploration and production wastes.
8. What is the main focus of Subtitle E?
a) Application of Federal laws
b) Federal analysis
c) Cooperation with EPA
d) Technology promotion
Explanation: Subtitle E is the department of commerce responsibilities. It mainly focus on development of specifications for secondary, recovered materials and technology promotion.
9. ___________ concentrates on R&D.
a) Subtitle H
b) Subtitle I
c) Subtitle J
d) Subtitle K
Explanation: The main aim of Subtitle H is research, demonstrations, data collection and dissemination of information of hazardous waste.
10. The operation of USTs project became subject to RCRA under ________
Explanation: The act of underground storage tanks project became subject to RCRA under Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA).
11. Medical waste is regulated by RCRA _______ for hazardous wastes.
a) Subtitle A
b) Subtitle B
c) Subtitle C
d) Subtitle D
Explanation: If the expired medical waste is determined as hazardous, it is regulated by RCRA Subtitle C for hazardous wastes.
12. According to RCRA all hazardous waste must obtain __________
a) Identification number
b) Import details
c) Export details
Explanation: All hazardous waste must obtain an identification number and should be accompanied by a manifest which tracks record of the waste.
13. Under RCRA, hazardous waste can be stored for __________
Explanation: If hazardous waste is packed and handled safely, it can be stored for a period of 90 days.
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