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California Compliance School Quiz

Test your compliance knowledge! Answer the multiple choice questions below and then click "Check My Answers!" at the bottom to see how well you did.

1. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a)A newspaper report implicating your company in mismanagement of your hazardous waste can have a negative impact on sales
b)CERCLA (Superfund) can make a party liable for cleanup even if they did not cause the problem.
c)Operators as well as owners can be liable for clean-up of a contaminated site.
d)The California Business and Professions Code has nothing to do with whether or not you comply with hazardous waste laws.

2. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a)Generators must generate over 100 kg of hazardous waste per month to be regulated in California.
b)A person can be designated as a generator if s/he stores or treats hazardous waste.
c)Recycling hazardous waste on-site or off-site is a potential management option of a generator.
d)A generator includes anyone whose act first cause a hazardous waste to become subject to regulation.

3. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a)All documents must be presented to the proper authority on request and must me kept for at least 5 years.
b)Inspection logs must be kept for at least 3 years.
c)Test results and waste analyses can be used for determination of a hazardous waste.
d)Pertinent documents that generators must have available include: manifests, training records, employee records, and a contingency plan.

4. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding labeling, marking, and placarding hazardous waste shipments?

a)Placards are 4 inch diamonds depicting the hazard class that must be placed on all sides of the transporting vehicle.
b)The proper shipping name, hazard class, and UN number must be on all containers.
c)The generator's name and address must be on containers.
d)The words "Hazardous Waste" must be on containers.

5. Which of the following statements is incorrect about manifests?

a)The generator must "certify" that the manifest accurately reflects the shipment.
b)Part of the manifest is completed by the transporter.
c)In California, the generator only needs to complete the items 1 through 9 on the manifest form.
d)The destination facility (TSDF) must acknowledge to the generator receipt of the waste.