California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

2013/14 Training Needs Survey

This survey is now closed. Results for the LEA and TEAs surveys are now available.

Purpose of Survey

CalRecycle’s Training Section developed a joint survey for LEAs, TEAs, and solid waste facility operators. This is the opportunity to tell us what training topics and categories are a priority for you.

The survey will be used to identify specific enforcement and compliance training needs in addition to overall training needs. The training curriculum and schedule will be adjusted to match identified needs. Staff will continue to conduct informal training needs assessments for LEAs, TEAs and solid waste facility operators.

Please select three topics from each category in which you need training as an LEA, TEA or solid waste facility operator and rank them in order of importance with number 1 as the top priority. At the bottom of each category, under "Comments," add any comments you want to make regarding your choices as well as any other specific topics, not listed, in which you have an interest.

Permitting

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Solid Waste Facility Permit process and time frames
  2. Waste Tire Facility Permit process and time frames
  3. Reviewing application packages for completeness/correctness
  4. Reviewing Reports of Facility Information (e.g., Joint Technical Documents, Reports of Disposal Site Information, Transfer/Processing reports) for 1) initial review and 2) amendment and processing review
  5. Solid waste and tire permit consistency with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  6. Financial assurances (operating liability) for solid waste and/or major tire facilities'
  7. Financial assurances (corrective action)
  8. Solid waste public informational meetings
  9. Writing permits
  10. The process of preparing permit packages to submit to LEA and LEA to CalRecycle
  11. Five-year permit review reports
  12. Processing/issuing registration and standardized permits (solid waste only)
  13. Notification process
  14. Granting Emergency Waiver of Standards (14 CCR, Art. 3, Section 17210, et seq.) and Temporary Waiver of Terms (14 CCR, Art. 3.5, Sec. 18304, et seq.)
  15. Report of Facility Information Amendments
  16. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

 Inspections--Landfill and Tire Sites

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Landfill inspections
  2. Tire site inspections
  3. Transfer/processing operations/facility inspections (solid waste/tires)
  4. Facility inspections with a focus on gaining compliance-educating/interacting with the operator and employees
  5. How to fill out an inspection report using SWIS digital inspection program (DIP)
  6. How to fill out a waste tire inspection form using WTMS digital inspection program
  7. What to look for when inspecting records
  8. Interagency coordination for inspections
  9. Composting operations/facilities inspections
  10. Construction, demolition and inert (CDI) debris inspections--processing/disposal
  11. Closed facility/site inspections
  12. Landfill gas (LFG) screening monitoring for compliance with the LFG standards at active landfills
  13. Inspector field training tour
  14. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Enforcement

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Enforcement actions and follow-up
  2. Writing Notice and Orders and an Enforcement Program Plan (EPP)
  3. Tire Cleanup and Abatement Order and Administrative Complaint Process
  4. Evidence collection and case file preparation
  5. Administrative civil process
  6. Enforcement actions for permit violations
  7. Enforcement actions for state minimum standards
  8. Interacting with legal (county/city counsel, district attorney's etc.)
  9. Processes involved for hearing panels and hearing officers
  10. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Overview of the CEQA process
  2. Understanding the relationship between the environmental document and the facility permit
  3. When to use a categorical exemption or addendum
  4. The roles and responsibilities of the LEA, TEA and solid waste facility operator in the CEQA process
  5. Coordinating with planning departments and other agencies
  6. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Landfill Closure and Postclosure Maintenance

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Closure and postclosure maintenance plan review process
  2. Verification of cost estimates; coordination of financial assurances
  3. Coordination with the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)/CalRecycle
  4. Evaluation/determination of remaining site life capacity
  5. Postclosure land use, landfill subsidence
  6. Landfill gas monitoring, control plan
  7. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Closed Illegal and Abandoned (CIA) Disposal Sites and Illegal Waste Tire Sites

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Investigating former landfills and disposal sites
  2. Managing postclosure land-use projects
  3. Using Google Earth and handheld global positioning system equipment in the investigation of former landfills and disposal sites
  4. Case studies: field investigation methods for former landfills and disposal sites
  5. Case studies: continuous monitoring of structures for landfill gas intrusion
  6. Case studies: designing and installing landfill gas monitoring networks at former landfills and disposal sites
  7. Landfill gas source identification, a.k.a. fingerprinting
  8. Site Investigation Process (SIP)

Comments/Other Topics:

Health and Safety

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Eight-hour annual health and safety field training
  2. Personal inspector safety field seminar
  3. Violence in the workplace for field inspection staff
  4. Employee health and safety at facilities: Cal-OSHA requirements
  5. General health and safety/personal protective equipment
  6. Confined space field seminar
  7. Landfill gas safety training field seminar
  8. Asbestos awareness field seminar (solid waste only)
  9. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Solid Waste Facility Management

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Managing transfer station systems
  2. Managing composting systems
  3. Managing construction and demolition debris
  4. Disaster debris management
  5. Leachate management/leachate generation, collection and treatment at municipal solid waste landfills
  6. Principals of management in municipal solid waste systems
  7. How to stay in compliance
  8. Load checking
  9. Treated wood waste
  10. Emergency events
  11. Universal and electronic waste
  12. Emergency animal disposal
  13. Management of landfill gas
  14. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Tire Hauler (TEA Only)

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Conducting a tire hauler inspections
  2. Auditing of hauler records
  3. When to use a hauler observation report
  4. Overview of law and regulations
  5. Understanding the different exempt used/waste tire haulers
  6. Electronic data transfer (EDT) How to identify EDT users
  7. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Tire Sites (TEA Only)

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Tire counting
  2. Comprehensive Trip Log (CTL) evaluations
  3. How to effectively use inspection forms
  4. Identifying legally recognized business types
  5. How to maximize the use of the Waste Tire Management System (WTMS)
  6. Identifying and understanding used versus waste tires
  7. Overview of law and regulations
  8. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Communication

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Dispute resolution process
  2. Conducting meetings
  3. Effective communication skills during the exit interview process after an inspection
  4. Interview techniques
  5. Effective report writing
  6. Presentation skills
  7. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Miscellaneous

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Preparing and maintaining Enforcement Program Plans
  2. Environmental Justice
  3. Historical perspectives of the solid waste industry
  4. Historical perspectives of the tire industry
  5. Grants and grant writing
  6. Leadership skills for professionals
  7. Data management
  8. Illegal dumping
  9. Real life experiences with criminal cases
  10. Tire inspector’s role in the process of permitting waste tire facilities
  11. Other

Comments/Other Topics:

Please select your top three training needs categories and rank them in order of importance

As LEA  1.   2.   3. 

As TEA  1.   2.   3. 

As Operator  1.   2.   3. 

  1. Permitting
  2. Inspections
  3. Enforcement
  4. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  5. Landfill Closure and Postclosure Maintenance/Corrective Action Plans
  6. Landfill gas monitoring/control plans
  7. Closed, Illegal, and Abandoned (CIA) Sites
  8. Inspector Health and Safety
  9. Solid Waste Facility Management
  10. Communication
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Other
Training Formats

Which formats do you prefer? (check all that apply)

Self-paced book/workbook
One-on-one (different than workshop/lecture--trainer comes to you and works side by side on topic/problem)
Teleconferencing (small group phone calls discussing site specific training/Go-To-Meeting)
Classroom/lecture
Training at LEA Roundtables
Training at TEA Roundtables

Training Criteria

What do you need to justify attending training? (check all that apply)

Relevance to your job
Commutable distance
REHS and/or SWANA-MOLO credits
Other: Explain 
Must be mandated by CalRecycle (For TEAs only): Explain

Please answer the following questions:

1) How far may you travel/any travel restrictions?

2) When does your current REHS Certification expire?

 

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Last updated: June 24, 2014
LEA Training, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Training/
Martin Perez: Martin.Perez@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 323-0834