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The potential of an unannounced inspection at any time serves as an effective deterrent to noncompliant dischargers.
True Unannounced inspections are a deterrent to non-compliant dischargers.
The EPA's pretreatment program requires that POTW agencies notify and help industrial companies to interpret and implement the federal regulations.
True EPA's program requires POTW's to notify and help industry.
It is much easier to accomplish regulatory goals with industry through enforcement actions than it is through cooperation with industrial personnel.
False Cooperation with industrial personnel is easier than enforcement actions.
An industrial waste permit should include the means for disposal of runoff rainwater to the sanitary sewer.
False Permit should include means for disposal of rainwater other than to sanitary sewer.
Proper documentation of all samples collected must be maintained to meet legal requirements.
True All samples must be properly documented to meet legal requirements.
Mass-based limits an concentration-based limits are the same.
False Mass-based limits and concentration-based limits are NOT the same.
EPA gives authority to local officials to implement and enforce the national pretreatment program.
False EPA gives authority to the state to implement and enforce the national pretreatment program.
All categorical and noncategorical IU\s must notify the POTW immediately of all discharges that could cause problems to the POTW.
True All IUs must notify the POTW immediately of all problem discharges.
IU's are allowed to increase the use of process water to dilute a discharge to achieve compliance with a Pretreatment Standard or Requirement.
False IU's are NOT allowed to use dilution to achieve compliance.
Criminal penalties may be imposed for any violation of the Wastewater Ordinance as an infraction or misdemeanor.
True Criminal penalties may be imposed for any violation of Ordinance.
One inspector can sample industries at sampling points that are located in public streets or other high-traffic (congested) areas.
False A minimum of two people should work in congested areas.
Industrial waste inspectors frequently enter confined spaces.
False Entry into confined spaces is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.
Low voltage is less dangerous than high voltage.
False Current flow through the body causes problems and injuries.
The major portion of an inspector's sampling work load involves sampling industrial discharges.
True The major portion of an inspector's sampling work load involves sampling industrial discharges.
All samples should be analyzed as soon as possible after they collected.
True Analyze all samples as soon as possible after collection.
Composite samples may be appropriate for local limits.
False Composite samples may be appropriate for Categorical Standards.
The best way to determine an industrial discharger's impact on wastewater facilities is to directly measure each industry's discharge flows.
True To determine industry's impact, measure each industry's discharge.
Concentration-based waste limits require flow measurements.
False Mass-based waste limits require flow measurements.
Flow is the amount of water going pasta particular reference point over a certain period of time.
True Flow is amount of water going past a point over time.
The depth of the water in the flume or weir can be measured at any location in the channel.
False Depth of water must be measured at a particular location.
Chemical containment areas mush have drains.
False Chemical containment areas must NOT have drains.
The pretreatment inspector's job is to prevent slug discharges.
True The pretreatment inspector's job is to prevent slug discharges.
The disposal of POTW sludge is affected by industrial discharges.
True Disposal of POTW sludge is affected by industrial discharges.
Federal pretreatment standards require pretreatment of wastestreams discharged to POTW's.
True Pretreatment standards require pretreatment of discharges to POTW's.
Pollution prevention focuses on activities which prevent the general of wastes.
True Pollution prevention focuses on prevention of generation of wastes.
Material or chemical distribution should be by manual pouring of buckets or barrels rather than by pumps and pipes.
False Material or chemical distribution should be by pumps and pipes.
Evaporation is a proven, well-developed, inexpensive industrial process.
False Evaporation is a proven but expensive industrial process.
Anaerobic digestion is a biological process in which microorganisms metabolize organic matter in the presence of free or dissolved oxygen.
False Anaerobic digestion occurs in the absence of free or dissolved oxygen.
Inspectors must review spill containment facilities constantly throughout the inspection.
True Review spill containment facilities throughout inspection.
Evidence of excessive raw material usage may indicate that leaks of process chemicals are occurring.
True Excessive raw material usage may indicate leaks of process chemicals.
At a centralized waste treatment facility, storage must be provided for impounded rainwater from the pretreatment areas and off-loading areas.
True Storage must be provided for impounded rainwater from pretreatment areas.
The most common example of a sewer condition that warrants enacting an emergency response plan is the discovery of gasoline or other flammable or explosive liquid or vapor in the sewer.
True Most common emergency sewer condition is gasoline in sewer.
The use of internal combustion engines on sewer ventilation blowers is a safe procedure.
False Internal combustion engines may be a source of spark.
Spills or slug loads to the POTW should be documented in the POTW's pretreatment file for the industry involved.
True Spills or slug loads should be documented for the industry involved.