Landfill Inert Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title

LANDFILL: INERT WASTE (LIN)

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Source

 

1. Background
  • Legislation
  • Management system
  • Finances

1.1 Know the legislation relevant to landfill:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Closure
  • Aftercare

1.2 Know what is included in a site specific, written management system

1.3 Know the principles of financial provision for landfill 

1.4 Know when to undertake a financial provision assessment

1.5  Know the timeframe and financial costs for the aftercare period according to guidance

GOV.UK LFD1 Understanding the Landfill Directive
GOV.UK 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 ‘attenuation’

2.2 Know why a geological barrier is required

2.3 Know the elements of site construction that require Regulator approval

 

3. Waste acceptance

 

 

3.1 Know what inert waste is (in accordance with the Landfill Directive definition)

3.2 Know the waste acceptance procedures and criteria that apply to inert waste landfills, including;

  • Waste acceptable without testing
  • Waste that must be tested
  • Technically Feasible
  • Landfill gas risk assessment

3.3 Know which wastes are banned from landfill and when to reject waste

3.4 Know how to determine that a waste is a liquid

3.5 Know the requirements of on site verification and sampling of waste received

Environment Agency – Waste acceptance at landfills (version 1, November 2010)
COUNCIL DECISION of 19 December 2002: establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills pursuant to Article 16 of and Annex II to Directive 1999/31/EC
Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)
Environment Agency – How to comply with your Environmental Permit (Version 6, June 2013)
Environment Agency – Guidance on the Management of Landfill Gas
 

 

 

4. Control of amenity emissions

  • Mud
  • Noise
  • Dust
  • Odour

4.1 Know how to prevent mud and other debris from contaminating the public highway

4.2 Know the procedures for dealing with noise, dust, odours and other nuisance arising from the site

Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)

 

 

5. General Landfill Management activities

 

  • Vehicle management
  • Surface water management
  • Restoration
  • Stable survey points

5.1 Know how to manage vehicles on a landfill site in line with WISH/HSE guidance

5.2 Know the implications of ‘settlement’ and ‘compaction’ within a landfill and the impact on restoration

5.3 Know the key indicators of surface water pollution from an inert landfill site

5.4 Know how to manage surface water arising within the site

5.5 Know the requirement for discharge controls

5.5 Know the requirements for establishing and maintaining a network of stable, permanent survey control stations

HSE – Workplace transport safety (published 05/13)
HSE: Safe transport in the waste and recycling industry
Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)
GOV.UK LFD1 Understanding the Landfill Directive
Environment Agency – LFGTGN 02 Monitoring of landfill leachate, groundwater and surface water.
Environment Agency (archive) – Environmental Permitting Regulations: Inert Waste Guidance  - cut and paste the following link:
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140328084622/http:/cdn.environment-agency.gov.uk/geho0509bpwj-e-e.pdf

 

 

6. Monitoring

6.1 Know the requirements for monitoring in and around an inert landfill

6.2 Know the difference between monitoring for compliance and operational performance

6.3 Know when landfill gas monitoring and assessment may be required for an inert landfill site

Environment Agency – LFGTGN 02 Monitoring of landfill leachate, groundwater and surface water.
Environment Agency (archive) – Environmental Permitting Regulations: Inert Waste Guidance  - cut and paste the following link:
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140328084622/http:/cdn.environment-agency.gov.uk/geho0509bpwj-e-e.pdf
Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)
 

 

7. Records and reports

 

7.1 Know what records must be kept and for how long.

7.2 Know what records must be submitted to the Regulator and how frequently

7.3 Know the ‘notifications requirements of permits

GOV.UK How to comply  with your environmental permit
Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)
 
 

 

8. Landfill closure and aftercare

8.1 Know why it is important to have an up to date closure and aftercare plan

8.2 Know the procedure for progressing a landfill through definite closure to aftercare

Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit: Additional guidance for Landfill (EPR5.02) (March 2009)
GOV.UK Understanding the Landfill Directive LFD 1
 

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