§ 60.2635 What are the operator training and qualification requirements?  

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  • (a) No CISWI unit can be operated unless a fully trained and qualified CISWI unit operator is accessible, either at the facility or can be at the facility within 1 hour. The trained and qualified CISWI unit operator may operate the CISWI unit directly or be the direct supervisor of one or more other plant personnel who operate the unit. If all qualified CISWI unit operators are temporarily not accessible, you must follow the procedures in §60.2665.

    (b) Operator training and qualification must be obtained through a state-approved program or by completing the requirements included in paragraph (c) of this section.

    (c) Training must be obtained by completing an incinerator operator training course that includes, at a minimum, the three elements described in paragraphs (c)(1) through (3) of this section:

    (1) Training on the eleven subjects listed in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (xi) of this section:

    (i) Environmental concerns, including types of emissions;

    (ii) Basic combustion principles, including products of combustion;

    (iii) Operation of the specific type of incinerator to be used by the operator, including proper startup, waste charging, and shutdown procedures;

    (iv) Combustion controls and monitoring;

    (v) Operation of air pollution control equipment and factors affecting performance (if applicable);

    (vi) Inspection and maintenance of the incinerator and air pollution control devices;

    (vii) Actions to prevent and correct malfunctions or to prevent conditions that may lead to malfunctions;

    (viii) Bottom and fly ash characteristics and handling procedures;

    (ix) Applicable federal, state, and local regulations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace standards;

    (x) Pollution prevention; and

    (xi) Waste management practices.

    (2) An examination designed and administered by the instructor.

    (3) Written material covering the training course topics that can serve as reference material following completion of the course.