7035.2545 Personnel Training

Published: 2015

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Subpart 1.


Solid waste management facility personnel must successfully complete a program of classroom instruction or on-the-job training. The program must prepare facility personnel to maintain compliance with parts 7035.2525 to 7035.2915. Personnel must complete all training within six months after November 15, 1988, or within six months after the date of employment. The owner or operator must record all personnel training on the facility operating record and submit the dates of training in the annual report.

Subp. 2.

Owner or operator of a land disposal facility.

Certified owners or operators must be present at a land disposal facility as required by parts 7048.0100 to 7048.1300. A certified operator must be present at a land disposal facility during operating hours.

Subp. 3.

Minimum program requirements.

The training program must include training of solid waste management facility personnel about procedures relevant to their positions including contingency action plan implementation. The program must train facility personnel to deal effectively with problems at the site including:


using, inspecting, repairing, and replacing facility emergency and monitoring equipment;


activating communication and alarm systems;


activating automatic waste feed cutoff systems;


responding to fires;


responding to facility failures, including erosion and failure of liners or monitoring devices;


responding to ground water or surface water pollution incidents;


accepting and managing waste other than mixed municipal solid waste approved for storage or disposal at the facility;


rejecting waste not permitted at the facility; and


water sampling.

Subp. 4.

Training update.

The training program must establish procedures for an annual review of the initial training required in subparts 1 to 3 and for training as the facility is modified.