2 points

 

Question 2

 

The EPA’s Superfund Trust was established to:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

[removed] 

provide a systematic response for underground storage tanks.

[removed] 

provide an organized hazardous material generator listing.

[removed] 

provide a mechanism for the federal government to finance its emergency response and remedial response activities.

 

2 points

 

Question 3

 

The EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program was developed under which Act?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The Food Quality Protection Act

[removed] 

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act

[removed] 

The Toxic Substances Control Act

[removed] 

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 2nd Rodenticide Act

 

2 points

 

Question 4

 

According to the ICUN’s 2009.2 Red List from 1996 to 2009, which of the following groups increased the most on the critically endangered list?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Birds

[removed] 

Mammals

[removed] 

Amphibians

[removed] 

Mollusks

 

2 points

 

Question 5

 

Which fossil fuel constitutes approximately 90 percent of U.S. hydrocarbon reserves?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Petroleum

[removed] 

Natural gas

[removed] 

Coal

[removed] 

Oil

 

2 points

 

Question 6

 

Hazardous Waste generation has declined by __________ percent between the years 1995 and 2007.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

about 40

[removed] 

about 55

[removed] 

about 68

[removed] 

about 75

 

2 points

 

Question 7

 

Certain solid waste is exempt from being classified as a hazardous waste. Such exemptions include all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

cement kiln dust waste.

[removed] 

waste resulting from the extraction and processing or ores and minerals.

[removed] 

utility waste from coal combustion.

[removed] 

K-wastes.

 

2 points

 

Question 8

 

The largest marine protected area in the world is:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Cordell Bank.

[removed] 

Gray’s Reef.

[removed] 

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.

[removed] 

Florida Keys.

 

2 points

 

Question 9

 

The first international legally binding instrument dealing with transboundary air pollution was:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The International Air Pollutant Act.

[removed] 

The Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.

[removed] 

The Convention of Transboundry Pollution.

[removed] 

The Aarhus Protocol.

 

2 points

 

Question 10

 

The largest amount of oil and gas that enters the environment comes from:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

ocean tanker oil spills.

[removed] 

industrial (production plant) accidents.

[removed] 

transportation accidents.

[removed] 

road and surface runoff.

 

2 points

 

Question 11

 

Under TSCA, the EPA announced a number of new regulatory risk management action plans for the regulation of old chemicals. Which of the following is NOT included in the new plans?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

PCBs

[removed] 

Nano materials

[removed] 

Lead

[removed] 

Zinc

 

2 points

 

Question 12

 

All of the following are problems with overpopulation EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

increased water use.

[removed] 

increased food supply.

[removed] 

increased energy requirements.

[removed] 

increased land use.

 

2 points

 

Question 13

 

Which of the following statements regarding toxic substances is FALSE?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The courts have precisely defined what degree of evidence of harm is necessary for a substance to be banned or regulated.

[removed] 

The harmful effects of a toxic substance may not show up for decades after the exposure.

[removed] 

Toxic substances often persist in the environment.

[removed] 

Conventional pollutants may be harmful in parts per million, whereas a toxic pollutant may be harmful in parts per trillion.

 

2 points

 

Question 14

 

The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 requires each state to prepare a solid waste management plan. This plan requires all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

sanitary landfills to meet federal design and operation standards.

[removed] 

submission of toxic release inventories.

[removed] 

methods for encouraging resource conservation.

[removed] 

implementation of a permit program for facilities receiving hazardous waste.

 

2 points

 

Question 15

 

UNEP publishes the __________, which provides detailed information and policy proposals for more than 80,000 chemicals.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals

[removed] 

International Register of Transboundry Pollutants

[removed] 

Our Chemical Common Future

[removed] 

Green Cross International

 

2 points

 

Question 16

 

In response to the OPEC oil embargo, __________ took the first steps in the U.S. history toward comprehensive national energy planning.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

President Carter

[removed] 

President Reagan

[removed] 

President Nixon

[removed] 

President Ford

 

2 points

 

Question 17

 

In a December 2000 report from NOAA, all of the following are natural threats related to wetland loss and degradation EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

damming.

[removed] 

erosion.

[removed] 

droughts.

[removed] 

hurricanes.

 

2 points

 

Question 18

 

Congress passed the Price-Anderson in order to:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

limit the exposure of the Federal Government.

[removed] 

regulate hazardous materials aboard container ships.

[removed] 

limit liability for hazardous waste accidents.

[removed] 

limit liability for nuclear reactor accidents.

 

2 points

 

Question 19

 

Which of the following is FALSE concerning the EPAct?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The EPAct requires uniform labeling of alternative fuels.

[removed] 

The EPAct established the Spark M. Matsunaga Renewable Energy and Ocean Technology Center.

[removed] 

The EPAct installed 20,000 solar energy systems in federal facilities.

[removed] 

The EPAct promoted increasing reliance on renewable energy.

 

2 points

 

Question 20

 

As of 2010 in the United States, which state produced the most electricity from wind?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

California

[removed] 

Montana

[removed] 

Iowa

[removed] 

Texas

 

2 points

 

Question 21

 

In an attempt to slow the conversion of wetlands to agricultural lands, Congress added what provision to the 1985 Food Security Act?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Coastal Zone Management

[removed] 

Swampbuster bill

[removed] 

National Estuary Program

[removed] 

The Ramsar List

 

2 points

 

Question 22

 

According to the EPA at the end of 2008, the EPA Region with the highest percentage of TSDFs meeting final closure requirement was:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Region IV.

[removed] 

Region III.

[removed] 

Region V.

[removed] 

Region IX.

 

2 points

 

Question 23

 

All of the following Federal Agencies are considered Federal Brownfields Partners EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

[removed] 

the U.S. Forest Service.

[removed] 

the Small Business Administration.

[removed] 

the Center for Disease Control.

 

2 points

 

Question 24

 

All of the following are considered renewable fuels EXCEPT __________.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

hydropower

[removed] 

solar energy

[removed] 

natural gas

[removed] 

wind energy

 

2 points

 

Question 25

 

The federal leasing of land in the outer continental shelf is managed by which government agency?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The Department of Energy

[removed] 

The Department of Natural Resources

[removed] 

The Department of the Interior

[removed] 

The Department of Land Management

 

2 points

 

Question 26

 

President Clinton’s Executive Orders 12902 and 13123 dealt with what issue?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Energy efficient transportation

[removed] 

Reducing energy consumption of federal agencies

[removed] 

The SMCRA Amendments

[removed] 

The EPAct Amendments

 

2 points

 

Question 27

 

What was the first modern global environmental treaty on conservation and a wise use of resources?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act

[removed] 

The Swampbuster bill

[removed] 

The Ramsar Convention

[removed] 

The National Estuary Program

 

2 points

 

Question 28

 

Substances regulated under the Montreal Protocol include all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

CFCs.

[removed] 

methyl bromide.

[removed] 

halons.

[removed] 

DDT.

 

2 points

 

Question 29

 

After an informal public meeting and the submission of Parts A and B of the permit application, the next step for a new Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) to obtain a permit is:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

the state permitting agency or the EPA provides an opportunity for public review and comment, and reviews the permit for completeness.

[removed] 

the permitting agency or the EPA issues a notice of intent to deny or draft a permit.

[removed] 

a technical review is completed.

[removed] 

judicial review of the permit decision.

 

2 points

 

Question 30

 

Which Act contains several amendments to the Hazard and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 to further strengthen the control of USTs?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

[removed] 

The Energy Policy Act

[removed] 

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act

[removed] 

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

 

2 points

 

Question 31

 

When closing a hazardous waste landfill, all of the following must be addressed EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

groundwater monitoring.

[removed] 

identified site responsibility.

[removed] 

future financial resources.

[removed] 

compensation of neighbors.

 

2 points

 

Question 32

 

All of the following are types of nuclear waste associated with the production of nuclear energy EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

spent nuclear fuel.

[removed] 

transuranic waste.

[removed] 

stratum radioactive waste.

[removed] 

low-level radioactive waste.

 

2 points

 

Question 33

 

According to the MARPOL Convention, all of the following types of discharges are addressed EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

plastic.

[removed] 

oil.

[removed] 

domestic garbage.

[removed] 

high-level radioactive waste.

 

2 points

 

Question 34

 

SARA Title III addresses all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

emergency planning security.

[removed] 

underground storage tanks.

[removed] 

hazardous chemical reporting.

[removed] 

public access to facility information.

 

2 points

 

Question 35

 

The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 addressed all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

designating more than 2 million acres across twelve state as wilderness.

[removed] 

creating thousands of miles of new scenic trails.

[removed] 

provisions to help manage drought and improve aging infrastructure.

[removed] 

designating over 1,100 miles of 86 rivers as new Wild and Scenic Rivers.

 

2 points

 

Question 36

 

An example of a passive solar energy building technique is:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

the placement of smaller energy-efficient windows on the south side of a building.

[removed] 

the placement of larger energy-efficient windows on the south side of a building.

[removed] 

using a collector to absorb sunlight.

[removed] 

using a hydronic heating system.

 

2 points

 

Question 37

 

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Wilderness Act?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The area consists of at least 10,000 acres.

[removed] 

The area has no noticeable human impact on the land.

[removed] 

The area offers opportunities for solitude or primitive recreation.

[removed] 

Although not mandatory, the area has ecological, geological, or other value.

 

2 points

 

Question 38

 

How often are States required to inspect privately operated TSDFs?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Annually

[removed] 

Quarterly

[removed] 

Once every three years

[removed] 

Once every two years

 

2 points

 

Question 39

 

As a nation, the United States consumes __________ of the world’s energy production.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

One-third

[removed] 

One-half

[removed] 

Three quarters

[removed] 

One-fourth

 

2 points

 

Question 40

 

An inspector from the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs shows up at your manufacturing facility. The inspector shows identification and requests an inspection of the facility and record keeping, which includes: pesticide registrations, pesticide sales, date of delivery, and recipient records. Can you deny, or delay, the inspector entry?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

You cannot deny the inspector entry.

[removed] 

You can deny or delay the inspector entry because he or she did not send you the required certified notice of inspection.

[removed] 

You can deny or delay the inspector entry because all sales records are confidential information unless an appropriate court issues a subpoena.

[removed] 

You can deny or delay the inspector entry because he or she did not provide a written reason for the inspection.

 

2 points

 

Question 41

 

The key law that brought active federal government involvement to emergency response, site remediation, and spill prevention is __________.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

the CERCLA

[removed] 

the SARA

[removed] 

the EPCRA

[removed] 

the RCRA

 

2 points

 

Question 42

 

Which are the only two states with utilities generating solar power?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

Texas and Florida

[removed] 

Florida and Oregon

[removed] 

California and Texas

[removed] 

California and Florida

 

2 points

 

Question 43

 

Which Act is the primary legislation that gives the federal government the authority to protect human health and the environment from excessive exposure to radiation?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954

[removed] 

The Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Act

[removed] 

The 1978 National Energy Act

[removed] 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975

 

2 points

 

Question 44

 

The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy has a goal of virtually eliminating all of the following substances from the Great Lakes basin EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

DDT.

[removed] 

dihydrogen monoxide.

[removed] 

aldrin.

[removed] 

chlordane.

 

2 points

 

Question 45

 

The Forest Stewardship Council certifies that wood products:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

are manufactured with a portion of recycled material.

[removed] 

meet FSC forestry management standards.

[removed] 

meet UN forestry management standards.

[removed] 

are manufactured in ISO certified facilities.

 

2 points

 

Question 46

 

Bath disinfectants and sanitizers are regulated under what environmental law?

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

The TSCA (Toxics)

[removed] 

The Clean Water Act

[removed] 

The FIFRA (pesticides)

[removed] 

They are not regulated

 

2 points

 

Question 47

 

The purpose for the Aarhus Protocol is:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

to reduce sulfur emissions .

[removed] 

to reduce radioactive waste.

[removed] 

to reduce heavy metal emissions.

[removed] 

to reduce VOC emissions.

 

2 points

 

Question 48

 

The Division of Early Warning and Assessments (DEWA) is responsible for all of the following EXCEPT:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

forecasting global hot spots.

[removed] 

analyzing the state of the global environment.

[removed] 

assessing global trends.

[removed] 

assessing regional trends.

 

2 points

 

Question 49

 

As defined by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, a wild river area is:

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

a river that is accessible by roads.

[removed] 

a river readily accessible by a road or railroad and have undergone some development.

[removed] 

a river that is used for various purposes.

[removed] 

a river that represents primitive America, accessible only by trail.

 

2 points

 

Question 50

 

Green Cross International developed all of the focus areas EXCEPT __________.

 

Answer

 

[removed] 

energy

[removed] 

water

[removed] 

education

[removed] 

agriculture

 

 

 

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