Landfill Closed Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title

LANDFILL: CLOSED (LC)

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

1. Background and legislation

1.1      Know the legislation relevant to landfill management during aftercare for sites that closed;
–    Prior to July 2001
–    After July 2001

1.2      Know the importance and content of a site specific, written management system

1.3      Know the principles of financial provisions for landfill and how it applies during aftercare

GOV.UK: Understanding the landfill Directive
Landfill: How to comply with your environmental permit – additional guidance
GOV.UK: Financial provision for landfill

 

 

 

2. Site engineering

2.1    Know the principles of ‘containment’

2.2 Know the principle elements of any capping system and how to maintain it

2.3 Know the elements of site construction that require Regulator approval

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-approach-to-landfill-engineering-lfe1
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/environmental-permitting-landfill-sector-technical-guidance
Landfill: How to comply with your environmental permit – additional guidance
GOV.UK: Understanding the landfill Directive

 

3. Landfill gas

 

3.1 Know why landfill gas management is important during aftercare

3.2 Know the actions to take if a perimeter borehole contains methane above a compliance limit

3.3 Know what data should be recorded for each gas monitoring point

3.4 Know why landfill gas must be utilised

GOV.UK -  LFTGNo3: Guidance on the management of landfill gas
GOV.UK – LFTGNo4: Guidance on the monitoring of trace components in landfill gas
4. Leachate

 

4.1 Know why leachate levels must be maintained below a limit

4.2 Know the actions to take if the site has:
–    Leachate above control levels
–    If a breach of compliance limit occurs

4.3 Know the principles of leachate treatment and the associated pollution risks

4.4 Know what a leachate re-circulation system needs to achieve

4.5Know the infrastructure needed to support leachate re-circulation

4.6 Know what precautions need to be taken to recirculate leachate

4.7 Know the information required in a hydrogeological risk assessment

Environment Agency – TGN02 Monitoring landfill leachate, groundwater and surface water
Gov.UK Horizontal Guidance Note H1 – Annex J3 – Hydrogeological risk assessment for landfills
Landfill: How to comply with your environmental permit – additional guidance
GOV.UK – LFTGN02: guidance on monitoring of landfill leachate, groundwater and surface water.
5. Aftercare monitoring

 

5.1 Know the implications of standing water on a capping system

5.2 Know why it is important to keep an up to date site closure, aftercare plan and closure report

5.3    Know why it is important to monitor in and around a closed landfill

5.4    Know the difference between monitoring for compliance and operational performance

Gov.UK Horizontal Guidance Note H1 – Annex J3 – Hydrogeological risk assessment for landfills
Environment Agency – Additional Guidance for Landfill (EPR 5.02) and other permanent deposits of waste: How to surrender your environmental permit (Version 2, issued 13/12/2012)
GOV.UK: Understanding the landfill Directive

 

 

6. Records and reports

 

6.1   Know what records must be kept and for how long

6.2   Know what records need to be submitted to the regulator and at what frequency

6.3   Know the ‘notifications’ requirement of permits

Landfill: How to comply with your environmental permit – additional guidance

 

7. Permit surrender

7.1  Know the permit surrender process and data requirements

Environment Agency – Additional Guidance for Landfill (EPR 5.02) and other permanent deposits of waste: How to surrender your environmental permit (Version 2, issued 13/12/2012)

(Please note: all information is accurate at the time of publishing. It is the learner's responsibility to refer back to the author's website for latest information.)