California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

2014 Training Needs Survey

This survey is now closed. Results are now available.

Introduction

CalRecycle, Training and Assistance Section developed this survey to identify the types of training classes Local Enforcement Agencies (LEA), Tire Enforcement Agencies (TEA) and solid waste facility operators would like to see offered in 2015. Obtaining your feedback is critical in determining the types of training needed to meet permitting, inspection, enforcement, and compliance training needs.

We want to know what training topics you consider a priority. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Responses will not be identified by individual selection; they will be compiled together and analyzed as a group within each category.

Instructions

The survey has four groupings LEA, TEA, Solid Waste Facility Operator and General. Under each grouping you will find topic categories pertaining to that group. Please select three training classes you would like to receive and rank them in order of importance with number 1 as the top choice, number 2 as the second choice and number 3 as the third choice.

Please complete the sections that apply to your position and all general questions. If an individual has the dual role of both a LEA and TEA complete both the LEA and TEA sections, and all general questions. Solid waste facility operators would complete the solid waste facility operator section and general questions.

Please begin the survey now.

Local Enforcement Agencies (LEA)

Permitting

  1. Writing a solid waste facility permit
  2. Five-year permit review process
  3. Overview of the CEQA process
  4. CEQA-LEA assuming the role of Lead Agency
  5. CEQA: Case studies
  6. Reports of Facility Information (RFI) and processing amendments
  7. Environmental documents and the solid waste facility permit
  8. How to complete a conformance finding
  9. Writing conditions into the solid waste facility permit
  10. Solid waste facility permit process for the LEA

Suggestions for other topics:

Inspections

  1. Writing a good inspection report
  2. Landfill gas monitoring inspections
  3. Composting facility inspections and pathogen reduction requirements
  4. Landfill recordkeeping requirements
  5. What to look for when inspecting records
  6. Transfer/Processing facility inspection
  7. Landfill inspections  
  8. Interacting with the operator during an inspection and gaining compliance
  9. How to effectively use the Solid Waste Information System (SWIS)
  10. Partial closed site inspections

Suggestions for other topics:

Enforcement

  1. Writing an Enforcement Program Plan
  2. How to complete an annual update to the Enforcement Program Plan
  3. Administrative civil process and administrative civil penalties
  4. Overview of enforcement actions and follow-up techniques
  5. Enforcement actions for state minimum standards
  6. Compliance Orders
  7. Corrective Action Orders
  8. Cease and Desist Orders
  9. Gaining compliance with Notice and Orders
  10. Utilizing the court system

Suggestions for other topics:

Solid Waste Facility Management

  1. Emergency management
  2. Managing composting systems
  3. Disaster debris management
  4. Green material handlers not falling under a compost facility
  5. Principals of management in municipal solid waste systems
  6. Processes to control and manage odor
  7. Managing transfer stations
  8. Overview of laws and regulations for solid waste facilities
  9. Leachate management, generation, collection and treatment at MSW landfills
  10. Best management practices for fires at solid waste facilities

Suggestions for other topics:

Landfill Closure and Postclosure Maintenance

  1. Enforcement of subdivided sites
  2. Landfill gas monitoring control plan for closed landfills
  3. Managing postclosure land-use projects
  4. Evaluation and determination of remaining site life capacity
  5. Process review for closure and postclosure maintenance plan
  6. Final postclosure maintenance plan
  7. Verification of cost estimates and coordination of financial assurances
  8. Coordinating with Regional Water Quality Control Board
  9. Overview of regulations related to closed landfills
  10. Preliminary postclosure maintenance plan

Suggestions for other topics:

Closed, Illegal and Abandoned (CIA) Sites

  1. Case studies: investigating closed disposal sites
  2. Case studies: investigating illegal disposal sites
  3. Case studies: landfill gas monitoring networks on CIA sites
  4. Inspections at CIA sites
  5. Landfill gas source identification
  6. Continuous gas monitoring equipment for structures near CIA sites
  7. Trenching, drilling and direct push equipment
  8. Investigating CIA sites
  9. Determining horizontal and vertical extents of cover and waste at CIA sites
  10. Health risk assessment for CIA sites proposed for development

Suggestions for other topics:

Tire Enforcement Agencies (TEA)

Permitting

  1. Overview of laws/regulations related to the permitting of a waste tire facility
  2. Common elements and requirements of the waste tire facility permit
  3. Overview of the waste tire facility permitting process
  4. Implementing requirements of the new California Fire Code at waste tire facilities

Suggestions for other topics:

Inspections

  1. Overview of the responsibilities of a waste tire inspectors
  2. Conducting effective waste tire facility inspections
  3. Writing a clear, concise, and legally sufficient waste tire inspection report
  4. Dealing with threats, intimidation, or harassment during an inspection
  5. Tire counting techniques and considerations to achieve an accurate tire count
  6. Effective waste tire hauler inspections
  7. Is it an Area of Concern or a Violation-when to cite
  8. How to implement the Used Tire Dealer exclusion
  9. Being aware and managing health and safety dangers at waste tire facilities
  10. New changes in laws and/or regulations affecting waste tire inspections

Suggestions for other topics:

Enforcement

  1. Overview of waste tire facility enforcement actions
  2. Overview of waste tire enforcement process and the role of the TEA
  3. Field surveillance techniques and strategies
  4. Evidence collection and case file preparation
  5. How to be a confident and credible witness on the stand
  6. How to handle complaints from the public/industry
  7. Notice of Violation (NOV) and compliance deadlines
  8. When to extend or refer to CalRecycle Notice of Violation re-inspections
  9. Preparing a complete enforcement referral package
  10. Role of the TEA in the new in-house Informal Administrative Hearing process

Suggestions for other topics:

Tire Grants

  1. Overview of all tire grants available and eligibility requirements
  2. Overview of TEA Procedures and Requirements (P&Rs) and common pitfalls
  3. How to apply for a tire grant
  4. Avoiding common administrative pitfalls in TEA grant management
  5. TEA reporting requirements and getting TEA invoices paid

Suggestions for other topics:

Solid Waste Facility Operators

Job Related Classes

  1. Load checking
  2. Conflict resolution
  3. Landfill gas monitoring and control systems
  4. Non-water corrective action plans
  5. How to navigate the appeals process
  6. Establishing a research project and reporting to the LEA
  7. How to establish a safe and legal salvaging operation at a solid waste facility

Suggestions for other topics:

General Section (all survey participants)

Health and Safety

  1. Global Harmonized System (GHS)
  2. Inspector safety overview
  3. Landfill gas safety
  4. Asbestos training
  5. Bioaerosols

Suggestions for other topics:

Miscellaneous

  1. Environmental Justice
  2. Verbal Judo
  3. Illegal dumping
  4. LEA evaluations
  5. Tire enforcement databases
  6. Farm and Ranch Cleanup Grants
  7. California’s 75 Percent Initiative
  8. Mandatory Commercial Recycling
  9. Metallic discards management
  10. Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) and the inspection report

Suggestions for other topics:

Training Format

  1. Online, self-paced workbook
  2. Classroom lecture
  3. One-on-One training
  4. Teleconferencing

Suggestions for other formats:

Justification for Attending Training

  1. Relevance to your position
  2. REHS Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  3. SWANA Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  4. Travel distance to training class
  5. Relevance to your department

Other comments:

Thank you for participating in the 2014 Training Survey.
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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