d. Describe the program administered by the Department's Environmental Measurements Laboratory
to assess the quality of environmental data reported to the Department.
41. Environmental restoration personnel shall demonstrate familiarity level knowledge of
hazardous waste as described in 40 CFR, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Supporting Knowledge and/or Skills
a. Define the term "hazardous waste."
b. Using the decision tree in 40 CFR Part 260, relate RCRA solid waste to hazardous waste and
identify the applicable RCRA regulations for each.
c. Identify the kinds of hazardous wastes generated within the Department and their sources.
d. Describe the combination of facilities used to manage hazardous wastes at a site.
e. Discuss the current methods of disposing of hazardous wastes.
Explain the relationship between the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Federal
Facilities Compliance Act (FFCA). Include in your discussion the development of Site Treatment
Plans and development of Waste Treatment Technologies.
g. Describe the types of facilities that need Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permits; list
differences between a RCRA Part A and a RCRA Part B permit application; and give examples of
RCRA Part B permit application requirements that apply to all facilities and those that apply to
specific types of facilities.
h. Describe how to determine if a material is a solid waste. Given a material that is a solid waste,
describe how to determine if it is a hazardous or a mixed waste.
Discuss the Land Disposal Restrictions, including the different types of treatment standards, the
dilution prohibition, the storage prohibition, and different types of variances and exemptions.
Discuss the regulatory requirements applicable to Federal facility solid waste landfills (including
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle D).
k. Discuss the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for work activities in hazardous
Discuss the potential liabilities of the Department of Energy and its contractors inherent in the
enforcement of environmental regulations (i.e., compliance orders, enforcement actions, fines and
penalties, and provisions for civil suits).
m. Discuss the waste management requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) outlined by
the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).