Training Sessions


M-A1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
PROCESS SAFETY CULTURE ORIGIN, ELEMENTS, DRIVERS AND ASSESSMENT

Process Safety Culture (PSC), unlike other safety concerns, cannot be easily expressed in some form of quantitative metric, allowing easy comparison among businesses and industries. This difficulty is rooted in the fact that this concept is a cultural issue and cultures cannot be easily quantified and realistically compared. After a proper assessment, it can be asserted that an organization's Safety Culture needs improvement or that one organization has a better Safety Culture than another. This raises the questions of how can a business assess its Safety Culture and, as the assessment results may dictate, what can it do to improve it?
In this presentation, the origins of PSC are examined through safe practices over many decades and major accidents where the investigators have identified safety culture as one of the root causes. Current and pending regulations that explicitly require PSC assessment are reviewed, with their intended and actual application.
The various assessment methods that have been proposed and employed are discussed. The strengths and weaknesses of these methods are discussed through application examples. Specific attention is given to the use of quantitative methods.

Core Skills: cal_bas_b2

M-B1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 0 ICC
HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION - BASIC

Topics to be covered include: definitions, acronyms, common names of wastes, California chemical lists that create a hazardous waste, federal vs. California classification schemes, waste classification flowchart, characteristic RCRA and Non-RCRA hazardous waste, RCRA hazardous waste from listed sources, three elements of the mixture rule (RCRA Wastes), regulatory exclusions, Universal Wastes, California waste codes, designated wastes, exemptions for specified substances, and special wastes.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b5

M-C1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 4 ICC
BEGINNER UST INSPECTOR 101 TRAINING

The objectives of this class are to provide the new underground storage tank (UST) inspector (and UST owners/operators) with: Familiarity with the components and layout of typical UST systems; An understanding of general provisions of California UST Law and Regulations; An understanding of new and existing UST system design, construction and monitoring requirements; An understanding of the principles of tank, sump and line testing, and requirements for reporting test results; An understanding of release recording and reporting requirements; and Familiarity with and ability to assist UST owners/operators with the completion of UST forms (i.e., electronic submittal of UST information).

Core Skills: ust_bas_b1 ust_bas_b2 ust_bas_b3 ust_bas_b4 ust_bas_b5 ust_bas_b6 ust_bas_b7 ust_bas_b8 ust_bas_b9 u

M-D1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA FORUM BOARD MEETING

CUPA Forum Board Annual Meeting. Agenda to be distributed. Open to all.

Core Skills: com_bas_b2
Govt employees onlySession can be videotaped
M-E1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
AEO 101

Attendees will learn the basics of the laws, regulations and procedures applicable to Administrative Enforcement Orders (AEOs) and AEO penalty setting. Implementation options will be discussed, and key case preparation points identified.

Core Skills: com_bas_b5

M-F1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK CLEANUP FUND UPDATES

The extension of the fuel fee was tied to the implementation of new programs to help address quicker cleanups, cleaning up non-petroleum and non-UST system based contamination sites, and make permanent the enforcement unit to address fraud, waste, and abuse of the Cleanup Fund. The implementation of the Site Cleanup Account and Expedited Cleanup Account Programs will be presented. Available funding under Proposition 1 as well as the latest updates on the Enforcement Unit will also be discussed.

Core Skills: ust_adv_a5

M-G1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
UPA INSPECTOR CHALLENGES AND HOW THEY OVERCAME THEM

Various UPA inspectors will discuss challenges that they've faced at APSA tank facilities within their jurisdictions involving inspections and SPCC reviews and will share their resolutions

Core Skills: apsa_int_i2

M-H1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
IDENTIFY & SOLVE A LEAN SIX SIGMA WORKOUT FOR INDUSTRY

Do you ever feel stuck, unsure, or frustrated with the CUPA environmental programs? Have you ever had the feeling that there must be a better way to move toward compliance? If so then you should attend this course. This session is designed to lead industry attendees through a Lean Six Sigma workout. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a proven methodology used to improve efficiency and reduce waste. Session leaders will use LSS principles to guide attendees through a dynamic, organized, group discussion with the intent to tease out common issues, areas of uncertainty, or opportunities for improvement within the CUPA programs. The results of this working session will be presented to CalEPA during the Monday evening Industry Stakeholder Meeting.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b6

M-I1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 0 ICC
C.R.A.S.H. CITIZEN'S RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER & HAZARDS

C.R.A.S.H. course reviews a citizen's psycho-physical response to acute stress in a developing emergency situation to minimize shock/surprise if/when it happens.
The specific decision process of consciously choosing to Fight, Flight or Freeze.
Specific instruction in fighting a threat, escaping a threat, or sheltering in place.
Multiple alert systems and how to best disseminate vital information to colleagues and responding emergency services.
The course covers active shooter scenarios, workplace violence, bomb threats, fires, and other potential emergencies that must be addressed to minimize victims and potential post stress trauma as well as assist responding public services.
It has been written for all citizens, from all job spectrums, but with great respect and focus to those professionals who are unarmed public servants, government agencies, and/or interact with the public regularly.
Lastly, it covers the extremely important "after", including the psychological process of dealing with post incident stress and specific avenues for employees to seek help.
C.R.A.S.H. was developed to fill the vacuum that exists in current "active shooter" training programs. In most cases, the training involves responding law enforcement agents; however, in many cases, law enforcement's response will be too late at the immediate scene.

Core Skills:

M-J1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CA/MEXICO BORDER HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT

The training will provide a background of the border inspection and why they are necessary. The background discussion will focus on the economic activity on both sides of the border, infrastructure and laws and treaties for the trans-border movement of hazardous materials and hazardous waste. A detail of the inspection process will be given. A tour of the facility, with the use of pictures, will be given. Discussion of the types and amounts of materials being inspected will be given. Common violations and enforcement cases will be presented.

Core Skills: com_int_i1 com_adv_a1 haz_adv_a6
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
M-K1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 4:45pm 8 CECH 0 ICC
HAZWOPER 8 HOUR REFRESHER

This annual refresher training will cover all of the required elements of the mandated training. This session is geared toward inspectors and the hazards they may encounter while inspecting a wide variety of industrial facilities: UST installs and removals, hazardous waste storage and treatment, and Cal ARP facilities. In addition, CUPA inspectors may find themselves working as disaster service workers during declared emergencies. This class will help keep your focus on your own health and safety, the public safety and protection of the environment. The class is broken into 2 Hr blocks to allow participation for the topics you need:

Attendees at this session also will receive an Inspectors Survival Guide that includes valuable resources that can help them in the event of an emergency or just in finding information. The resources include pertinent applications websites and information they should have access to in the field.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
M-L1: 2017-02-06 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
HAZMAT TRAINING USING VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENTS-RADIATION

During this presentation, students will be introduced to Virtual Reality Radiological environments. They will then learn by doing through exercises in high fidelity interactive simulations. Students will use and learn about several detectors from the available set of 10 Radiation detectors while experiencing the concepts of Time, Distance, Shielding and how to search for a missing source all while playing the games. Most aspects of the training are available on several platforms, including PC, smartphones, and tablets. Spectral Labs has developed this Computer Based Training (CBT) system called the Realistic, Adaptive, Interactive Learning System (RAILS), which is an Immersive Simulation based training tool that enables students to interact with CBRNE hazards and equipment within realistic virtual environments. The existing RAILS platforms are currently available at no charge to military and emergency response personnel. The RAILS platform requires responders to take the appropriate actions based on observed instrument readings and Non-Playing Character (NPC) exposure symptoms.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 bus_adv_a1

M-A2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
AMMONIA REFRIGERATION CODES AND STANDARDS

In order to implement a CalARP program for an ammonia refrigeration system, the end user must be able to navigate the arena of codes and standards. This presentation will summarize current codes and standards applicable to ammonia refrigeration systems and will also provide a historical perspective on legacy codes and standards. A partial list of topics covered includes: conflicting codes and standards, defining the codes and standards used a time of construction, discussion of "grandfathering" and what to do when a code or standard changes, and upgrades to existing systems that were built according to legacy codes and standards.

Core Skills: cal_int_i7

M-D2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 4:45pm 6 CECH 0 ICC
MANAGERS WORKSHOP

This year's manager's session will cover an array of topics and issues to be presented in a high level format for manager's awareness. Topics include legislation, Trust grants, CUPA Forum Board projects, updates on regulations, training, CUPA website, CERS, & performance evaluations and emerging issues. One session will begin the planning process for the disaster mutual aid plan and let folks know how to access and provide assistance. (Look for the posted agenda)

Core Skills: com_adv_s1
Govt employees only
M-E2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
THE ART OF WORKNG WITH PROSECUTORS

This course will focus on how to prepare and present civil and criminal cases to your prosecutor in the best possible way, resulting in favorable outcomes. David and Betsy bring years of experience in answering the question "How can my cases make my prosecutor happy?"

Core Skills: com_bas_b5 com_bas_b6

M-F2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
METABOLITES AT PETROLEUM RELEASES & DTSC INVOLVEMENT IN CLEANUPS

Discuss SFBRQWCB's approach to evaluating petroleum metabolites based on the Boards 2016 literature review and development of a more comprehensive assessment framework.

The DTSC will discuss legal authorities, capabilities, and resources for overseeing site remediation and describe how CUPA's can refer sites to DTSC.

Core Skills: com_adv_s2
Session can be videotaped
M-G2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 2:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
APSA 101

This session will provide a basic review and refresher of the California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) training course provided to UPA inspectors with an overview of the State APSA and the Federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule; relevant inspection and enforcement issues will also be discussed.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b1 apsa_bas_b2 apsa_bas_b3 apsa_bas_b4 apsa_bas_b5 apsa_bas_b6 apsa_bas_b7 apsa_bas_b8 apsa

M-H2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS

Training will cover applicable records and retention requirements for businesses that Generate and/or treat Hazardous Waste, have a Hazardous Materials Business Plan, store hazardous materials in underground and aboveground storage tanks or are subject to CalARP. Participants will be provided tips on maintaining records and Inspectors expectations.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b6

M-J2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
HOW BUSINESSES CAN GET THE MOST BENEFIT OUT OF A CUPA INSPECTION

This presentation is intended to demonstrate to businesses how to reap the greatest benefits from a CUPA inspection, with respect to protecting human health and the environment, from activities that involve hazardous materials and hazardous waste. The session will address four fundamental questions:

1.What initiates a CUPA inspection?
2.What is the inspection process?
3.What happens to the report?
4.How should I respond?

Core Skills: com_bas_b2 com_bas_b5 bus_bas_b4 bus_bas_b5 ust_bas_b1
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
M-L2: 2017-02-06 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
HAZMAT TRAINING USING VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENTS - CBRNE

Understanding the safe usage of field analytical instrumentation and how to interpret readings from those instruments. During this presentation, students will be introduced to Virtual Reality Chemical and Explosive environments. They will then learn by doing through exercises in high fidelity interactive simulations. Students will use and learn about several detectors from the available set of 6 chemical and 3 explosive detectors while playing the games. Most aspects of the training are available on several platforms, including PC, smartphones, and tablets. Spectral Labs has developed this Computer Based Training (CBT) system called the Realistic, Adaptive, Interactive Learning System (RAILS), which is an Immersive Simulation based training tool that enables students to interact with CBRNE hazards and equipment within realistic virtual environments.The existing RAILS platforms are currently available at no charge to military and emergency response personnel.

Core Skills: bus_adv_a2

M-A3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
GETTING MORE OUT OF AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

In 2016 the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) teamed with Region #9 EPA, Cal-OSHA, OES, Federal OSHA, and many state and local emergency leaders throughout the U.S. to create a best management practice (BMP) for engaging emergency response during the first 30 minutes of an emergency (Discovery and Initial Response phases). ASTI has created the framework and content of the BMP and then have presented it to 12 Safety Days in locations across the country to get feedback and input from local, state, and federal leaders from government, industry, and public safety.

The best management practices include a prescribed method of doing pre-emergency readiness, an includes a SOP addressing critical tasks (e.g. emergency shut down of components and hazmat hazard zones, and rapid entry rescue). All of the content of the BMP applies to the engagement of an Emergency Action Plan.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b5 cal_int_i5

M-B2: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
RECYCLING, EXEMPTIONS & EXCLUSIONS (BASIC)

The main focus of the course will be H&SC Section 25143.2. Students will gain a basic knowledge and familiarity with the California regulatory and statutory provisions related to hazardous waste recycling, and learn the process how to apply the statutory and regulatory exemptions/exclusions to hazardous wastes when they are recycled. The corresponding federal regulations will also be discussed.

Core Skills: haz_int_i3
Session can be videotaped
M-C2: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
INTERMEDIATE UST INSPECTOR 201 TRAINING

This course will continue on the path started in the UST Basic course, pushing deeper into the amazing world of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs). Participants will be introduced to topics such as: More in-depth discussions of UST laws & regulations; More in-depth discussions of specific types of components and requirements; Ability to note compliance or violations during a basic UST inspection; Conduct appropriate UST inspection follow up; and Basic understanding of the red tag enforcement provision. This course will give the beginning level participant deeper levels of knowledge on UST basics.

Core Skills: ust_int_i1 ust_int_i2 ust_int_i3 ust_int_i4 ust_int_i5 ust_int_i6 ust_int_i7 ust_int_i8

M-E3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
US EPA ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

Federal enforcement is the focus of this panel presentation, bringing federal resources to address environmental issues and in support of state and local agencies.

Core Skills: com_int_i3 com_adv_a1

M-F3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
THE NAVY'S APPROACH TO EMERGING CONTAMINANTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK OF

The Navy is currently developing a framework for managing emergent contaminants. The presentation includes a case study on an investigation and pilot study for 1,2,3- TCP, 1,4 dioxane and PFAS. Environmental Risk of Nanomaterials will be discussed.

Core Skills: com_adv_s2

M-H3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
A PEEK INTO INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL SELF AUDIT SYSTEMS

How do you know if you are operating in compliance with applicable laws and regulations? Most businesses perform some type of self-assessment or audit. Self-conducted audits are a critical part of an environment management system. During this session, you will hear about the process and systems that two large businesses use to perform routine self-audits.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b3 com_bas_b6

M-I2: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
SIMPATICO

"Simpatico" means having a like mind or temperament with the person you are associating with. It also means having attractive qualities and being pleasing to another. CBLTAC uses simpatico as a synonym for rapport.
For most people, there is no "system" for establishing and maintaining rapport. It comes naturally as part of our long developed social skills. Establishing and maintaining rapport is typically easy because people associate with others they are fond of.
An employee of a governmental or private organization must contact and associate with a person that may have no desire to associate with the employee. This creates a problem that is difficult to solve using conventional social skills.
"Simpatico" accomplishes several goals...
First, "Simpatico" provides a deeper understanding of conscious and unconscious rapport, covering the use of cognitive dissonance as a tool, body language postures, and proxemics.
Second, "Simpatico" covers motivation, human psychological priorities, the use of predictability as a tool, human cognitive distortions, abnormal psychological conditions, and personality types.
Last, "Simpatico" prepares the audience with a simple, three step process that allows the employee to assess the person they are associating with, connect with the person, and later to control the "direction" the interaction goes.

Core Skills:

M-J3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNIVERSAL WASTE WASTE STREAMS/ MANAGEMENT STANDARDS/CASE STUDY

Universal Waste power point presentation regarding waste streams, inspection responsibility. Also review of Universal Waste regulations in CCR Title 22, including definitions, exemptions, training, labeling, accumulations, management, response to release, shipments and tracking. 40CFR Universal waste overview/comparison. Includes a case study.

Core Skills: com_bas_b2 haz_bas_b2
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
M-L3: 2017-02-06 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
VIRTUAL INSPECTION FOR WITNESS TESTIMONY ONLINE TRAINING (PRE-REG)

Inspectors will conduct a virtual inspection of an auto body repair shop. This will include sampling and photography. Upon completion of the virtual inspection, inspector will print a report. This online class is prerequisite for Witness Testimony Classroom Instruction. Attendees must preregister by January 20, 2017 and bring their own laptop. This class is open to regulators only.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b6
Session can be videotaped
M-A4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
BUSINESS PLAN 101 FOR INDUSTRY

This course is an introduction to Hazardous Material Business Plans (HMBP) Program for Industry attendees. The history of HMBP, inspection process, inventory, exemptions, exclusions, commonly cited violations, and return to compliance issues will be discussed. This course will also include what the reporting and submittal requirements are for the HMBP Program. Many representatives from Industry may not have a compliance background and can find the HMBP Program overwhelming. This presentation will seek to simplify the components of the HMPB program in understandable terms.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b2 bus_bas_b3 bus_bas_b4 bus_bas_b5
Session can be videotaped
M-C3: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
ABC'S OF UST PIPING INSTALLATIONS

This class will cover the fundamentals of UST piping to include a history of fiberglass fuel handling pipe and UL versions; critical aspects of installation; testing; inspections; and frequently asked questions.

Core Skills: ust_bas_b3
Govt employees onlySession can be videotaped
M-E4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
ENFORCEMENT 101

This course will show you how to choose the best enforcement option in your jurisdiction. There are many considerations necessary to help your cases result in proper penalties and deterrence to future non-compliance.

Core Skills: com_bas_b5

M-F4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
WDR FOR IN-SITU GW REMEDIATION & CSM OF A FORMER INDUSTRIAL SITE

Sites where in-situ GW remediation is in use for removal of contaminants has been increasing. This presentation will provide an overview of information required by the Board to allow the injection of chemical agents into the subsurface.
CSM is an essential component of the projects. The main objective of the CSM is to demonstrate that the concept of the site matches the reality of the site to a point that it can be used as a resource and tool to guide the characterization and cleanup process.

Core Skills: com_adv_s2

M-G3: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
AST EVALUATIONS THRU THE EYES OF A CERTIFIED SP001 INSPECTOR

This session will walk you through the entire SP001 tank evaluation process through the eyes of a Certified SP001 Inspector. Examples of integrity tests and calibration procedures will be presented and the requirements for certified testers. We will also cover non-destructive testing for steel and plastic ASTs. An example of the SP001 inspection form will be discussed and an explanation on how a CUPA inspector can use the SP001 evaluation in their inspection process.

Core Skills: apsa_int_i3 apsa_adv_a2

M-H4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
DESIGNING & CONSTRUCTING FACILITIES FOR TOTAL COMPLIANCE

There are many things an owner or contractor can do to enhance EH&S compliance when designing, constructing or remodeling a hazmat facility. These enhancements give the owner a safer, more environmentally sustainable shop, with lower overall environmental costs. Furthermore, the CUPA inspectors job becomes easier, safer and more effective. This presentation will focus on how an owner or contractor can/should incorporate environmental and safety features into their facilitys design. The CUPA inspector will develop an understanding of these features, and can use them to improve their compliance audits and/or design reviews.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b3 com_bas_b6

M-J4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CALIFORNIA HAZARDOUS WASTE TANK SYSTEM REGULATIONS

Review of the regulations for hazardous waste tank systems including secondary containment, leak detection, engineering assessments, piping, waste sumps, and common issues/violations observed by regulators. Examples of various tank systems will be discussed.

Core Skills: haz_int_i2
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
M-L4: 2017-02-06 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
VIRTUAL INSPECTION FOR WITNESS TESTIMONY ONLINE TRAINING (PRE-REG)

Inspectors will conduct a virtual inspection of an auto body repair shop. This will include sampling and photography. Upon completion of the virtual inspection, inspector will print a report. This online class is prerequisite for Witness Testimony Classroom Instruction. Attendees must preregister by January 20, 2017 and bring their own laptop. This class is open to regulators only.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b6

Tu-I1: 2017-02-07 10:00am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
THERES AN APP FOR THAT: IDENTIFYING DRUG LABS & HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES LA

Have you ever responded to a clandestine lab and could not figure out what the bad guy was making? Sometimes there are just not enough precursors to pin point the product. Sometimes it just does not make sense. Well this happened to me on a response, I know how frustrating it can be Enter LAB-ID.net This is an app that will assist responders to make informed decisions based on identified precursors at the scene. You enter the precursors into the app and it will provide you the most probable lab type based on what precursors you have identified.

You will hear from Dean Kirby, Senior Forensic Chemist on current lab trends including fentanyl and its precursors. Dean is a well-respected DEA chemist and has provided clan lab training around the US and internationally.

Also you will hear from Jim Verdi, FBI Bomb Technician. Jim is a homemade explosives (HME) expert Jim has conducted training worldwide and will review some of the most likely HME and the precursors that first responders may encounter.

Then we will put the LAB-ID to the test We will run some real world labs that the speakers have responded to and have the class put them into the LAB-ID app to provide the most likely outcome based on the identified precursors. The app will also provide the important chemical and physical properties, by products of production and monitoring alternatives.

Drug Lab or HME Lab? Come grab a seat, get the app and a new tool for your response tool kit

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
Tu-J1: 2017-02-07 10:00am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
SAMPLING & EVIDENCE COLLECTION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT (GOV'T-ON

This session will utilize classroom and hands-on activities to demonstrate the methods and tools used during environmental field sampling.
Includes discussion on 22 CCR 15260(c), training requirement for CUPA and PAs, evidence collection, chain of custody, sample preservation and monitoring equipment, data evaluation,interpretation of the results as related to hazardous materials and hazardous waste analysis. Other topics include when to sample and when not to sample, environmental field sampling methods and tools, HARP Forms, Chain of Custody/lab analysis, interpreting lab results, understanding when to request additional testing (i.e., TTLC exemption/25141.5, barium sulfate exemption, etc.) & photographs.

Core Skills: com_int_i4
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Tu-L1: 2017-02-07 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA TRAINING ON THE HAZARDOUS WASTE TRACKING SYSTEM (PRE-REG)

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) tracks information on hazardous waste handlers, transporters, and manifests using the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS). HWTS allows access through the Internet by selected local agency staff. This training covers searching for facilities, using manifest reports, and viewing transporter registration information. This information can be used to look for possible mismanagement of hazardous waste, to investigate complaints, and to identify other hazardous waste management violations. (Regulators Only, Preregistration Required, limited to 20 students each session)

Core Skills: haz_bas_b6

Tu-A1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CALARP 201 FOR REGULATORS

CalARP regulations apply to facilities with regulated substances at specified threshold quantities. Prevention program elements are required to be implemented for covered processes with regulated substances.

This session will cover offsite consequence analysis and include a review of Program 1, 2, and 3 prevention program requirements, including similarities and differences between the programs. There will be discussions of covered processes and how prevention programs are implemented. This will provide attendees with an understanding of how CalARP regulations and other general requirements of the CalARP program apply to industry. The session will assist industry in complying with the regulations and inspectors with strengthening their knowledge and capability in evaluating risk management plans and prevention programs.

Core Skills: cal_int_i1 cal_int_i2 cal_int_i3 cal_int_i4 cal_int_i6 cal_int_i7

Tu-B1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CA'S REGULATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE AT LQGS

Volatile hazardous waste produced by RCRA large quantity generators are regulated to prevent emissions from escaping into the environment. DTSC adopted these RCRA regulations in 1998 and require proper storage and monitoring of hazardous waste tanks, piping, containers, and equipment for organic hazardous wastes. RCRA refers to these regulations as Subparts AA, BB, and CC. This course will focus on Subparts BB and CC that adopted regulations for hazardous waste containers, tank systems, and other equipment. RCRA generators are required to understand these regulations and local/State inspectors will also become familiar with the requirements by attending this course. A hazardous waste regulations reference booklet for this subject matter will also be provided.

Core Skills: haz_int_i1 haz_adv_a1
Session can be videotaped
Tu-C1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK INSTALLATION

To provide specifiers, owners, and contractors with detailed information for installing fiberglass underground storage tanks.

Core Skills: ust_adv_a2

Tu-D1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
SOCIAL MEDIA IN A CRISIS: USING LIVESTREAMING AND SMARTPHONE VIDEO

With the 2016 rollout of Facebook Live, and the proliferation of Twitters Periscope, livestreaming is completely changing the face of social media. Use of livestreaming and recorded video tools in emergencies is critical for agencies to establish their authority in the disaster and tell the public and media what they need to know. In this fast-paced, hands-on session, Kerry Shearer will teach participants how to create fast-turnaround videos and live-streaming updates using their smartphones and tablets. He will discuss and demonstrate apps that can help communicators create high-value content for their web sites and social media platforms. Kerry will bring examples of smartphone accessories including tripod mounts, wired and wireless microphones, and LED video lights that allow users to create great looking video. (This will likely be one of the most engaging and useful communications sessions you attend all year)

NOTE: Kerry recommends that participants:
-Bring their smartphones and tablets fully charged
-Make sure there is enough open memory to record videos for an in-class exercise
-If using an Apple device (iphone, iPad), please pre-install Apples iMovie.
-Participants will also do test broadcasts to Facebook Live and/or Periscope. If installing Periscope for the first time, set it up with the same @username as your Twitter account. (This ensures notifications are tweeted when you go live.)
-If participants have a choice between bringing an Apple device and bringing an Android device to the training, bring the Apple device. The Apple platform has the best video editing capability and is what Kerry will be using for demonstrations.

Core Skills: com_bas_b6
Govt employees only
Tu-E1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
STATEWIDE CASES AND TRENDS IN ENFORCEMENT

Case studies from recent prosecutions involving multiple jurisdictions or statewide issues. Veteran attorneys discuss case development, investigation, and prosecution of enforcement cases, settlements, and lessons learned.

Core Skills: com_int_i3 com_int_s1

Tu-F1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
LEAD, PVI, AND IMPROVING SAMPLING METHODS

OEHHA will discuss the CHHSLs for lead and the application of the CHHSLs at a contaminated site and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Significant advances have been made over the past decade in the understanding of the soil vapor risk posed by petroleum contaminated soil and groundwater. A reassessment of the representativeness of traditional sample data in terms of investigation objectives and sampling theory is necessary.

Core Skills: com_adv_s2

Tu-G1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
WHO REGULATES WHAT AT SITES WITH OIL PRODUCTION, BREAKOUT TANKS?

This session will provide to attendees the jurisdictional boundaries at oil production sites and sites with pipelines and breakout tanks. Discussions will also include an overview of spill prevention requirements at these specific sites pursuant to the requirements of the CA Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), OSFM, and USEPA.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b2 apsa_bas_b5 apsa_int_i2 apsa_adv_a3

Tu-H1: 2017-02-07 10:15am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
METAL RECYCLING: A HOW TO GUIDE FOR INDUSTRY COMPLIANCE

This course will focus on educating participants on how to achieve compliance at metal recyclers. Industry representatives will learn practical tools of how to stay in compliance and regulators will learn how to ensure compliance is achieved. Topics will include how to identify hazardous waste streams and Materials that Require Special Handling (MRSH) being generated at metal recycling facilities, how to assess if a facility should be a Certified Appliance Recycler (CAR), and how to maintain compliance with hazardous waste generator and CAR requirements. Attendees will also learn about the CAR paperwork submission requirements of Health and Safety Code sections 25211 25214 relating to orphan appliances and MRSH. Examples of what a facility should not look like and what an ideal facility looks like will be discussed, including best management strategies and examples of how to obtain compliance.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b6

Tu-A2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
BUSINESS PLANS FOR REGULATORS

This course is intended to be an introduction to Hazardous Material Business Plans (HMBP) Program for Regulators. The history of HMBP, inspection process, inventory, exemptions, exclusions, commonly cited violations, and return to compliance issues will be discussed. This course will also include a discussion on the reporting and submittal requirements for CERS.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b2 bus_bas_b3 bus_bas_b4 bus_bas_b5

Tu-B2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
ADVANCED HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTOR TRAINING

This session will focus on Land Disposal Restrictions, management of Universal Waste, and shipping hazardous waste. Participants will learn what the LDRs are and how to determine significant waste codes, identify treatment standards, and understand the difference between RCRA and non-RCRA land disposal restrictions. Finally the session will conclude with a discussion on shipping hazardous waste and how to mark, name and describe hazardous waste shipments, with a focus on requirements that are unique to these types of shipments.

Core Skills: haz_int_i5

Tu-C2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
UST ONE STOP SHOP

The State Water Board's UST Leak Prevention Program is teaming up with the Office of Enforcement to bring attendees the most up-to-date information about the UST Program. Attendees will become familiar with activities that have evolved over the past year, as well as insight into what changes lie ahead.

Core Skills:

Tu-D2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
REPORT WRITING

Quality written reports are critical in achieving successful enforcement at every level. Properly reporting observations, statements, inspections and violations are central to effective administrative enforcement and civil or criminal prosecutions.

Topics to be discussed will include: report organization, elements, attachments and illustrations. The course will also address compiling reports, report reviewing, and pitfalls to be avoided. Well trained writers are also excellent trainers and reviewers of employee work.

The techniques discussed are equally applicable other forms of investigation and report writing such as accident reports, EEOC and harassment claims.

Core Skills: com_bas_b4 com_bas_b5 com_int_i3 com_int_s1 com_adv_a1
Govt employees only
Tu-E2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
UST ENFORCEMENT CASE STUDIES

This session will present enforcement cases at the State and local levels. A panel of presenters will share recent cases that resulted in successful enforcement.

Core Skills: ust_int_i5 ust_int_i6

Tu-F2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
COMPOUND SPECIFIC ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS & REGION 2: RISK MGMT.

Over the past decade, CSIA has emerged as a highly successful tool for gaining insights on the behavior of contaminants in the subsurface. Recent innovations in sampling and analysis techniques have also provided new opportunities to distinguish between indoor air contaminants from vapor intrusion versus ambient air or other indoor point sources.

An overview of Region 2s approach to environmental risk assessment for soil and groundwater clean-up sites will be presented.

Core Skills:

TU-G2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
SPCC BASICS - TIER I QUALIFIED FACILITY; WRRDA UPDATE; JEOPARODY

This session will provide an overview and basics of the SPCC rule for Tier I qualified facilities. Discussions will include an update on the Federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) on SPCC rule for farms. A case study will also be provided. Lastly, the audience will have the opportunity to be engaged in a game of "SPCC Jeoparody" to test their knowledge of the SPCC rule.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b2 apsa_bas_b6 apsa_int_i2 apsa_adv_a3

Tu-H2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
REDUCING RISK IN EHS COMPLIANCE - PRACTICAL TOOLS AND STRATEGIES

The session will cover the lessons we have learned from working with industry and CUPAs related to both the shortcomings in developing and expanding existing compliance programs and in auditing those programs. Specifically, we will discuss common short-comings, both as they relate to the regulations and current CUPA focus, and provide practical advice for addressing these areas. We will analyze frequent violations, discuss technical aspects that may impact the alleged violations, and provide a looking-glass on areas that may present significant risk in the near
term.

Core Skills:

Tu-I2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CASE STUDIES

Case Studies to be presented from various counties regarding emergency response activities in the following areas:
1. Fruitland Maywood Magnesium Fire/Explosion
2. Spontaneously Combustible Nickel Molybdenum
3. Seizure of 210,000 lbs. of illegal Fireworks
4. Fentanyl Dangers to Responders

Core Skills:

Tu-J2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
LAWS & HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH CANNABIS CULTIVATION IN 2017

The class will familiarize attendees with various environmental crimes associated with cannabis cultivation, potential hazards in conducting interdiction or inspections, harms to the environment that can occur due to cannabis cultivation, and how to document and refer cases where such laws are violated.

Focus of the class will be legal in naturewhat to look for, and how to best refer to a D.A.s office for prosecution, with some secondary focus on harm prevention to both inspectors and the environment.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b3 com_bas_b4 com_bas_b5 haz_bas_b1 haz_bas_b3
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Tu-L2: 2017-02-07 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA TRAINING ON THE HAZARDOUS WASTE TRACKING SYSTEM (PRE-REG)

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) tracks information on hazardous waste handlers, transporters, and manifests using the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS). HWTS allows access through the Internet by selected local agency staff. This training covers searching for facilities, using manifest reports, and viewing transporter registration information. This information can be used to look for possible mismanagement of hazardous waste, to investigate complaints, and to identify other hazardous waste management violations. (Regulators Only, Preregistration Required, limited to 20 students each session)

Core Skills: haz_bas_b6

Tu-A3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
REPORTING SPILLS...WHAT'S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN?

This session will review the various definitions and agency release reporting requirements applicable to specific spill scenarios. It will address responsible party identification, interagency relationships, courtesy notifications, exemptions, permit-required notifications, follow up reporting, and federal reporting enforcement policies.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b4

Tu-C3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
NEW UST REGULATIONS & POLICY

Speakers will discuss the US EPA revised UST regulations. This session will discuss compliance deadlines and general descriptions new federal UST regulations that are more stringent than California UST statutes and regulations. Speakers will also review pending regulatory concepts and discuss recent revisions to State Water Board Local Guidance Letters intended for improved and consistent implementation of UST laws and regulations.

Core Skills:

Tu-D3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: INVOLVING THE COMMUNITIES YOUR PROGRAM PROTECTS

This session will describe how EJ can be seen as a benefit to CUPAs. It will review the benefits of enforcement, the consequences of failures to implement programs, how the community can become an extra set of eyes and ears, and an understanding of the community perspective. Cal EPA will also review its EJ initiatives and efforts.

Core Skills: com_int_i1
Govt employees only
Tu-E3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA CASE STUDIES

Each attendee will see several CUPA-based enforcement cases from various CUPA programs. Demonstrations of case development, special considerations, obstacles and successful results will be demonstrated. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of the enforcement program being part of the normal regulatory activities.

Core Skills: com_int_i3

Tu-F3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
WHATS SILVER, HEAVY AND A BIG MESS? MERCURY OF COURSE

This course will provide detailed strategy and tactic for responding to incidents involving mercury contamination and will introduce the updated EPA Mercury Response Guidebook.

Core Skills:

Tu-H3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
RETAIL STORE COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS

Two presentations will be provided during this course. And industry representative will speak about the compliance challenges facing retailers with multiple facilities throughout the country. CUPA inspectors will discuss common violations and issues observed at retail facilities during compliance inspections.

Core Skills: com_int_i1 com_int_s1

Tu-J3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM CURRENT ACTIVITY AND POTENCIAL IMPACT TO US

This course covers currently active and relevant US Department of State designated foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs), primarily those affiliated or formerly affiliated with al-Qaida, and their potential to affect the US. This presentation will cover FTOs history, ideology, and commonly associated tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). It will also cover FTOs current operations and goals and assessment of potential threat to the US homeland or interests overseas.

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Tu-L3: 2017-02-07 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA TRAINING ON THE HAZARDOUS WASTE TRACKING SYSTEM (PRE-REG)

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) tracks information on hazardous waste handlers, transporters, and manifests using the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS). HWTS allows access through the Internet by selected local agency staff. This training covers searching for facilities, using manifest reports, and viewing transporter registration information. This information can be used to look for possible mismanagement of hazardous waste, to investigate complaints, and to identify other hazardous waste management violations. (Regulators Only, Preregistration Required, limited to 20 students each session)

Core Skills: haz_bas_b6

W-A1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
MARIJUANA RELATED HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES

The passing of proposition 64 in California has allowed for the expansion of individuals cultivating marijuana and preparing marijuana extracts. Individuals inspecting or regulating this expanding industry need to be informed of the hazards associated with the cultivation and resin extraction processes. This 2hour lecture will cover the health and safety concerns for regulating this rapidly expanding industry. The hazards covered include: pesticide use, mold, electrical, chemicals used in the cultivation and extraction of the resin, waste generation, and the recommended personal protective equipment that should be worn by field personnel regulating the industry.
The marijuana industry is quickly expanding with very few health and safety or regulatory guidelines. Understanding the hazards associated with this industry will reduce the risk of injury and exposure to regulatory personnel and help in establishing and enforcing local ordinances geared towards regulating this exploding industry.

Core Skills: cal_bas_b1 cal_int_i6 cal_int_i7 cal_adv_a3

W-B1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 0 ICC
HAZARDOUS WASTE 101

This course will cover the basics of hazardous waste identification, labeling, employee training, emergency preparedness, accumulation times, manifesting off-site, and what is considered treatment of wastes.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b1
Session can be videotaped
W-C1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 2 ICC
VPH PLAN CHECK

The plan check encompasses a review to ensure the plans contain the required information and meet regulatory requirements. Class to focus on what is required, tools that may be used to perform the plan check and forms that may be used for associated inspection(s). Review of Sacramento County's construction checklist: fillable document, allows for multiple people to collaborate, tracks completed elements, includes VPH elements, documentation of required certifications and addition of pipe matrix for reference. UST Inspection Worksheet: document that provides record keeping during inspections that will translate to pass or fail of the component Installation Inspection Report: Final report for installation includes results from various inspections.

Core Skills:

W-D1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
RELIEF FROM STRESS

Stress (pressure) is a normal part of life for those of us with high standards, enjoying full lives, and our amazing bodies were designed to sustain huge stress levels (we survived the Ice Age, remember?). The inability to manage stress is the target of this class as it reveals poor health in both mind and body. This class is designed to help tap into our bodies existing protective systems and surge forward as the top-of-the-food-chain predators we are.

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
W-E1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 0 ICC
ADVANCED EVIDENCE COLLECTION - WHAT YOUR DA WILL LUV

Using advanced methods of gathering evidence, the presenters will take you through a complex case to bring it to a successful enforcement result. You will see direct and anecdotal examples of how to build a case with strong evidence.

Core Skills: com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1

W-F1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
SOIL GAS INVESTIGATIONS AND VAPOR INTRUSION UPDATE

How does a soil vapor field investigation get implemented? This presentation will cover some of the soil vapor sampling issues of interest to regulators.

Vapor intrusion has continued to be one of the biggest concerns in the environmental community. Assessment is complicated due to inconsistent and contradictory regulations, low screening levels, inexperience throughout the environmental community, and legal liability. The presentation will cover the latest State and National regulatory updates and recent developments in assessment methods.

Core Skills:

W-G1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
STI WORKSHOP: AST INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE, SP001 STD & UST AS AST

Types of ASTs storing flammable/combustible liquids will be discussed, including standards that such tanks are built to, identifying important tank appurtenances & means of identifying tank assembly construction for proper inspection. Importance of inspections & maintenance will be emphasized. An update on the revision to STI SP001 Standard will be provided. Lastly, unintended consequences of using USTs as ASTs will be presented, as well as the potential risks & hazards of other improper installations & operations.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b7 apsa_bas_b8 apsa_int_i2 apsa_int_i3 apsa_adv_a2

W-H1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY IN MEXICO FOR MAX ENVIR SUSTAINABILITY

Sending hazardous waste to Temarry Recycling in Tecate, Mexico has become increasingly common for generators in CA. Large entities such as the U.S. Federal Government, State of CA, automotive manufactures, Aerospace companies and Bio Tech firms utilize the Temarry TSDF. CUPAs throughout the state have been asked about the legality of sending waste to Temarry. Generators would like to better utilize the local CUPA for first-hand information and understanding.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b1 haz_bas_b5

W-I1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
INTERMEDIATE TOXICOLOGY SURVIVING ACUTE CHEM EXPOSURES IN WORKPLACES

The inspectors will be able to:

1.Increase their awareness of the potential dangers of chemicals that they encounter and regulate in the workplace with particular emphasis on high risk facilities like plating shop, metal finishing, refineries, auto body painting, battery manufacturing, and others.
2.Recognize the signs and possible threats of chemical exposures.
3.Explain how inspectors are exposed to chemicals while conducting their inspections.
4.Explain the health effects of the chemicals once exposed, their signs and symptoms.
5.Explain how these chemicals are absorbed and affect the target organs in the body
6.Explain how to survive and to protect oneself from chemical exposures.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1

W-J1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
USED OIL AND USED OIL FILTER MANAGEMENT

Students will receive an overview on the regulatory requirements for the used oil sector including generators, transporters, transfer facilities, and recyclers. This course will briefly recap DTSC's requirements for management of waste used oil filters under 22 Cal. Code Regs. 66266.130, then end with a case study of used oil management. Finally, students will learn how to utilize the DTSC Regulatory Assistance Office as a resource.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b1 haz_bas_b4
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-K1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 4:45pm 8 CECH 0 ICC
HAZWOPER 8 HOUR REFRESHER

Attendee will complete the 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification requirements and receive a certificate. Material focuses on the OSHA requirements as they apply to regulatory field personnel. For a government inspector or in private industry.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-T1: 2017-02-08 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
SEA WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TOUR (40 MAX)

SeaWorld San Diego has been a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue for more than five decades. While guests enjoy all of the world-class animal shows, exhibits and education programs at SeaWorld, behind the scenes there is a missionone that has continued since the parks inceptionto care for the environment and the animals that extends beyond the parks borders. SeaWorld continues to embrace initiatives that address todays most pressing environmental challenges in the areas of waste, water and food.

Waste reduction strategies are constantly reevaluated looking for opportunities to reduce or eliminate waste. In 2011, SeaWorld eliminated the use of plastic bags in the parks gift shops. Guests can now buy a paper bag or reusable bag when purchasing items from gift shops. A portion of these proceeds are donated to conservation efforts by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. SeaWorld also eliminated all polystyrene tableware and flatware in its restaurants in 2013. In all, more than 8 million individual pieces of tableware and cutlery were shifted to more ecofriendly and sustainable materials. The installation of hand dryers has reduced paper towel waste by almost 65% since 2013. This represents a reduction of approximately 8.8 million square feet of paper or about 50,000 pounds. Lastly, the use of right sized trash can liners resulted in reducing plastic used by about 20,000 pounds since 2013.
Since 2008, SeaWorld has engaged in a variety of water savings approaches in the park to meet state and local water reduction targets. In 2015, SeaWorld implemented a saltwater flushing system in its newest restroom replacement located near Shamu Stadium. The conversion has resulted in over 1.5 million gallons of water saved annually. In addition, the park purchased pathway concrete deep cleaning devices which reuse water, saving more than one million gallons of water annually. Other water saving strategies includes installation of more drought-tolerant plants, computerized irrigation controllers and low-flow nozzles, mulching landscaped areas conserving soil moisture, and replacing some lawn areas with artificial turf.
As for energy conservation, SeaWorld installed four electric vehicle charging stations for guests to use for free, encouraging the use of energy efficient vehicles. SeaWorld has undergone major retrofits over the last few years to replace most lighting fixtures within the park, back offices and parking lot with LED or other energy saving bulbs.
Pre-consumer food scrap recycling continues to be one of the greatest success stories of SeaWorlds conservation efforts. Collecting an average of one ton of food waste a day and sending that to the local greenery for composting keeps that material out of the landfill and is redistributed as nutrient rich soil for San Diego residents.
Since 1996 the park has received San Diegos Recycler of the Year or Directors award 19 times and is a nine-time recipient of the prestigious State of California Waste Reduction Awards program.

Core Skills:

W-A2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
AREA PLAN BASICS & HMEP GRANT INFORMATION

The actions taken in the first initial minutes in an emergency are critical. A thoroughly coordinated and compiled area plan, along with planned scenario exercises, will make a difference between chaos or control within your jurisdiction. This session will review the minimum standards for area plans with reference to the California Code of Regulations and discuss the process to incorporate all hazards into the area plan. The class will discuss the coordination and cooperation of local businesses, volunteer groups and public safety resources. It will also discuss the conditions which would activate the local, region, state and federal agencies.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b5
Session can be videotaped
W-C2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 2 ICC
VPH INSPECTION

This course will discuss vacuum, pressure, hydrostatic (VPH) monitoring. Discussions will include topics such as: VPH history; VPH monitoring requirements; what went wrong, so terribly wrong; VPH inspection requirements; time for VPH inspections; and how to put VPH back on the right path. This course is a must for UST inspectors (who inspect VPH sites), Owners and Operators of VPH sites, and service technicians and installers (who work on VPH sites).

Core Skills:

W-D2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNDERSTANDING, MANAGING, AND RESOLVING CONFLICT

Through current research in neuroscience and social anthropology, participants learn the health reasons for managing and resolving conflict. The first skill set involves deciding whether to fight (confront) to fly (remove themselves from the issue) to surrender (learn to be good subordinates) or to ignore (disregard as trivial) issues that arise. Unresolved conflict leads to cortisol build up which then leads to heart attack, stroke, and early death. Therefore, six subsequent skill sets are practiced as ways to resolve conflict easily and effectively:

1. The Happiness Formula
2. Dale Carnegies preceptsHow to Win Friends & Influence People
3. Appropriate body language
4. Assertiveness
5. Finding win-win solutions
6. Expressing sincere empathy

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Core Skills:

W-F2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
SOIL GAS: DTSC UPDATE, RWQCB REQUIREMENTS AND REMEDIATION

Vapor Intrusion Update: What's New for DTSC's Vapor Intrusion Guidance.

Provide a basic understanding of what Region 2 at the RWQCB is seeing in the face of a development boom.

Evaporative Desorption Technology (EDT) as remedial measure for on-site soil treatment. Includes case studies with VOC contaminants of concern.

Core Skills:
Session can be videotaped
W-G2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
APSA 201-WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND WHAT TO DO AT AN APSA TANK FACILITY

This session will provide UPA inspectors an overview of a detailed inspection at most APSA tank facilities, including those with 10,000 gallons or more of petroleum.

Core Skills: apsa_int_i1 ust_int_i2

W-H2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE FOR INDUSTRY

The course will describe recent legislative and regulatory developments at the federal, California and regional levels including key court opinions. These new requirements will include an analysis and implications with respect to California businesses and government that are regulated by the Unified Program.

Core Skills:

W-I2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
BETTER TOGETHER: WISER AND CHEMM

This hands-on session will start with the basics of WISER, the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders and CHEMM, Chemical Emergencies Medical Management. WISER provides a wealth of information for first responders, including hazmat identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Through demonstrations and exercises, users will gain practical knowledge and experience using the resources contained in WISER and CHEMM, including:
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB); comprehensive decision support, including assistance in identification of an unknown chemical,guidance for assessing the scene and suggested immediate actions; GIS tools for isolation/protective distance overlays on a map of the incident tools and reference materials, including the ERG, triage tools, radiological incident support, and WMD response guidelines; biological substance list and substance data; radiologicals, and much more.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets or other handheld devices to download WISER during the session. WISER and CHEMM are two of the free CBRNE tools from the National Library of Medicines Disaster Information Management Research Center.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_int_i2

W-J2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
FIRE CODE, PREVENTION AND OPERATIONS

The requirements for reporting hazardous material inventories, facility site maps, spills, having response and training plans existed for many years as separate but similar requirements found in the Fire Code (HMMPs and HMISs) and the Health and Safety Code/Title 19 (HMPB program). These two sets of codes, created and maintained though separate statutory and regulatory programs, were linked together to streamline compliance for industry. This session will cover:
The regulatory and statutory development processes for each set of codes
Where the Fire Code and HMPB requirements are the same and where they differ
The role a non-UPA fire department has in establishing HMBP requirements
How fire department emergency operations function and how that impacts use of information gathered through the HMPB process
The difference between haz mat information needed for construction projects and for HMPB reporting
Agency case studies regarding how these issues are addressed in a sampling of UPAs.

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-T2: 2017-02-08 10:00am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
PURE WATER FACILITY TOUR (MAX 35)

In an introductory presentation, guests will learn about San Diegos water supply challenges and how water purification can provide a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water supply for San Diego. Guests will then take a guided walking tour through the demonstration Pure Water Facility, where proven technology is used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water through ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light.

With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego depends on importing 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Rising imported water costs, population growth and the ongoing drought threaten San Diegos water reliability. To address these challenges, the City of San Diego is moving forward with Pure Water San Diego, a phased, multi-year program that will provide 1/3 of San Diegos water supply locally by 2035.

Tour participants will see the equipment and resulting purified water up close and have an opportunity to compare samples of purified, tap, bottled and recycled water. Finally, participants are offered to taste a sample of the purified water produced by the facility.

Core Skills:

W-A3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMMODITIES FLOW STUDIES

As more communities are becoming aware of the risks of hazardous materials transport throughout their areas, an increased effort is being made to study the transportation patterns of hazardous materials flow through their jurisdictions through the performance of a Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study (Flow Study). In California, Flow Studies are generally commissioned/completed by the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) under the oversight of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs). In any specific jurisdiction, the focus of the Flow Study can be determined, be it hazardous materials transport by road, rail (including oil-by-rail), water, pipeline, or air.

Using examples from actual Flow Studies, the presentation will provide a comprehensive outline of what a Flow Study covers, the amount of detail required for the various aspects of hazardous commodities flow, and conclusions regarding HAZMAT transportation flow patterns through a specific jurisdiction. An example of utilizing the obtained information with existing CalARP data and viewing the results through the ALOHA plume modeling program will be provided.

Core Skills: bus_int_i3

W-B2: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNDERSTANDING LARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS

This course covers how to determine a generator status. Students will be introduced to the standard, non-permitted on-site storage options available to large quantity generators. Students will learn the emergency response, planning, training and management requirements applicable to large quantity generators in California. Students will learn the spill/release reporting requirements applicable to RCRA and non-RCRA hazardous waste accumulated by large quantity generators.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b1

W-C3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
UST STATEWIDE TAG MEETING (REGULATORS ONLY)

UST STATEWIDE TAG MEETING (REGULATORS ONLY)

Core Skills:

W-D3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA 101

Session Description:The course is a comprehensive overview of the Unified Program (UP), including the history of the environmental movement, an examination of the six hazardous materials and waste management program elements and identification of the local and State stakeholders. The program's unique organizational infrastructure and collaborative efforts of the stakeholders will be described. The essential stakeholder activities and critical work efforts associated with administration and implementation of the program will be also identified and discussed. This course is intended for student visitors with employment hints to be provided, and for those with little or no background in the history of hazardous materials/waste regulatory programs.

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
W-E2: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
ENFORCEMENT CASE STUDIES: MEDICAL WASTE

Medical waste enforcement incorporates normal enforcement elements as well as complex issues unique to the bio/medical field. This presentation will make sense of this sometimes overlooked area of enforcement.

Core Skills: com_int_i3 com_int_s1 com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1 haz_int_i1 haz_int_i7

W-F3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
SOIL GAS: TCE URGENT RESPONSE & SAMPLING WHEN CLOSING SITES

The Response Action Levels address near-term inhalation exposures to TCE. In 2016, levels were exceeded at two sites in Alameda County. Both the RWQCB and Alameda County DEH have struggled with how to implement the USEPA recommendations to reduce levels within days and as a result have developed protocols for responding to these types of cases.

Soil and gw conditions are not good indicators for VOCs in soil gas. It is time to rethink facility closure sampling and consider collecting soil gas samples from hazardous materials storage sites.

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-G3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
AST PERMITTING & PLAN REVIEW

This class will go through permitting and reviewing installation/construction plans for above ground storage tanks containing flammable/combustible liquids per CCR Title 24 and NFPA 30. Attendees will have the opportunity go through the exercise of reviewing a plan.

Core Skills:

W-H3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
MOST COMMONLY CITED CUPA VIOLATIONS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

It may feel like cheating but its not This course will provide attendees with insight as to which violations were most commonly cited by CUPAs in 2016. Additionally, we will discuss the compliance requirements associated with the violations and year to year trends. As a bonus, a panel of business leaders will share best management practices that they use to help ensure compliance.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_bas_b3 com_bas_b5 com_bas_b6

W-I3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND REGIONAL PLANNING, SDG&ES STORY

This session will cover the SDG&E Weather Network Energy Sector Resilience 2015 partnership with DOE and 18 other utilities nationwide. The Sun Bird helitanker supports regional fire efforts and SDG&E is the first utility to integrate climate adaptation into enterprise risk.

Core Skills:

W-J3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNCOMMON INSPECTIONS AT COMMON FACILITIES

A. Learn more about charitable organizations operations and how donated products and waste intersect with the California hazardous waste regulations. A discussion of real compliance examples and solutions will be used to calibrate regulators and environmental managers in the proper application of hazardous waste laws and regulations in charitable organizations in their jurisdiction.
B. Learn how to recognize an unexpected hazardous waste unique to the General Aviation industry and about the historically widespread practice called Sump & Dump in which waste AvGas (leaded gasoline) is improperly disposed of to the ground. The discussion will include differences in hazardous materials inventory at typical aviation facilities, the unique nature of their hazardous waste streams, and solutions to the Sump & Dump problem.

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-T3: 2017-02-08 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
PURE WATER FACILITY TOUR (MAX 35)

In an introductory presentation, guests will learn about San Diegos water supply challenges and how water purification can provide a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water supply for San Diego. Guests will then take a guided walking tour through the demonstration Pure Water Facility, where proven technology is used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water through ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light.

With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego depends on importing 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Rising imported water costs, population growth and the ongoing drought threaten San Diegos water reliability. To address these challenges, the City of San Diego is moving forward with Pure Water San Diego, a phased, multi-year program that will provide 1/3 of San Diegos water supply locally by 2035.

Tour participants will see the equipment and resulting purified water up close and have an opportunity to compare samples of purified, tap, bottled and recycled water. Finally, participants are offered to taste a sample of the purified water produced by the facility.

Core Skills:

W-A4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
CHLORINE CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Students will be introduced to TRANSCARE, the Chlorine Institute and CHLOREP. An overview of chlorine chemical properties, uses, hazards, and how emergency response activities take place during a chlorine response. Resources available to first responders and Risk Management compliance requirements will be identified.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 cal_bas_b1

W-B3: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
HAZARDOUS WASTE TOXICITY: RCRA VS CA CLASS

This course is designed to unravel the reasoning behind the criteria for Hazardous Waste Toxicity and to prepare both inspectors and generators on how to make toxicity determinations. This class will focus on the methods behind creating the characteristic of Toxicity and how the federal definition differs from the State criteria. Flowcharts and factsheets will be provided in the class for making toxicity determinations on both liquid and solid wastestreams. The students will become confident in making toxicity determinations for proper management of the waste or for documentation on enforcement cases. Along with lectures, the class will entail exercises and demonstrations showing the various methodologies used in toxicity testing. The class is targeted towards the beginner/intermediate hazardous waste inspectors, industry/facility and consulting personnel.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b5 haz_int_i1
Session can be videotaped
W-C4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
UNDERGROUND STORAGE CORROSION AND TANK LINING

DOUBLE WALLED TANKS ARE FAILING; WHAT IS CAUSING THESE TANKS TO FAIL? IS IT THE PRODUCT, OR THE MANUFACTURING? WE WILL GIVE YOU AN INSIGHT AS TO WHY SO MANY TANKS ARE FAILING AND A STEP BY STEP DEMONSTRATION ON HOW TANKS ARE INSPECTED AND REPAIRED. WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE REGULATIONS THAT WE COMPLY WITH TO PERFORM THESE REPAIRS, SOME OF THE HAZARDS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS AND SOME OF THE SAFETY PROCEDURES THAT WE FOLLOW.

Core Skills:

W-D4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
BUSINESS WRITING

Effective business writing can often be invalidated by poor grammar, misspellings, and inaccuracies. Understanding how to write clear, effective, professional business documents including email, correspondence, web content, social media posts, etc is a valuable skill for all employees. This course will focus on the writing process with a strong emphasis on modern writing in the workplace. Topics to be discussed include: the basics of the writing process, audience awareness, understanding your voice, revising & editing, as well as general tips and pitfalls in effective written communication.

Core Skills:
Govt employees onlySession can be videotaped
W-E3: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
ENFORCEMENT 201

If your basic enforcement actions are not enough, this course will give you additional tools to conduct more complex enforcement actions. The more resistant your responsible party, the more you will benefit from this course.

Core Skills: com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1

W-F4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
SOIL GAS INVESTIGATION NEWS AND HOW TO REDUCE IA EXPOSURE

Evaluation of the vapor intrusion pathway is a challenge. This presentation will describe recent advances in the vapor intrusion conceptual model, describe challenges in assessing vapor intrusion, and innovative investigation methods. Case studies will be discussed.

PCE and its major metabolite, TCE are expected human carcinogens. In 2014 the USEPA concluded that TCE may also cause fetal heart malformations. The DTSC regulated Calsol Site, where a truck-train collision resulted in a release of up to 5,372 gallons of PCE, will be discussed.

Core Skills:

W-I4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
COORDINATING EMERGENCY ACTIVITIES USING THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM

California has seen an increase in emergency activities throughout the State. From floods to fires to earthquakes, staff from the Unified Program has been increasing their rolls during all phases of these emergencies. Preparing for the emergency is always the first step, but how does Unified Program plug in during the emergency? This class is intended to provide the student with a brief overview to the Incident Command System (ICS) used by fire, law enforcement, and other cooperating agencies. After ICS is discussed, the class will discuss a few After-Action Reports to determine what worked, what didnt work, and how to improve coordination for the next emergency.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2

W-J4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
PRINCIPLES OF RISK COMMUNICATION

Students will learn the basics of risk communication, which is informing people about potential hazards to their person, home or community. The goals of risk communication are to develop an accurate understanding of a situation and possible actions to take and to enable participation in decision-making. We will discuss how to tailor a message to specific target audiences and how to acknowledge outrage factors to increase understanding. Students will learn methods of clear and concise communication about risks through the creation of messages and use of social media. Finally, students will participate in hands on group activities to practice creating and delivering their own messages.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b6
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
W-T4: 2017-02-08 3:00pm - 4:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
SEA WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TOUR (40 MAX)

SeaWorld San Diego has been a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue for more than five decades. While guests enjoy all of the world-class animal shows, exhibits and education programs at SeaWorld, behind the scenes there is a missionone that has continued since the parks inceptionto care for the environment and the animals that extends beyond the parks borders. SeaWorld continues to embrace initiatives that address todays most pressing environmental challenges in the areas of waste, water and food.

Waste reduction strategies are constantly reevaluated looking for opportunities to reduce or eliminate waste. In 2011, SeaWorld eliminated the use of plastic bags in the parks gift shops. Guests can now buy a paper bag or reusable bag when purchasing items from gift shops. A portion of these proceeds are donated to conservation efforts by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. SeaWorld also eliminated all polystyrene tableware and flatware in its restaurants in 2013. In all, more than 8 million individual pieces of tableware and cutlery were shifted to more ecofriendly and sustainable materials. The installation of hand dryers has reduced paper towel waste by almost 65% since 2013. This represents a reduction of approximately 8.8 million square feet of paper or about 50,000 pounds. Lastly, the use of right sized trash can liners resulted in reducing plastic used by about 20,000 pounds since 2013.
Since 2008, SeaWorld has engaged in a variety of water savings approaches in the park to meet state and local water reduction targets. In 2015, SeaWorld implemented a saltwater flushing system in its newest restroom replacement located near Shamu Stadium. The conversion has resulted in over 1.5 million gallons of water saved annually. In addition, the park purchased pathway concrete deep cleaning devices which reuse water, saving more than one million gallons of water annually. Other water saving strategies includes installation of more drought-tolerant plants, computerized irrigation controllers and low-flow nozzles, mulching landscaped areas conserving soil moisture, and replacing some lawn areas with artificial turf.
As for energy conservation, SeaWorld installed four electric vehicle charging stations for guests to use for free, encouraging the use of energy efficient vehicles. SeaWorld has undergone major retrofits over the last few years to replace most lighting fixtures within the park, back offices and parking lot with LED or other energy saving bulbs.
Pre-consumer food scrap recycling continues to be one of the greatest success stories of SeaWorlds conservation efforts. Collecting an average of one ton of food waste a day and sending that to the local greenery for composting keeps that material out of the landfill and is redistributed as nutrient rich soil for San Diego residents.
Since 1996 the park has received San Diegos Recycler of the Year or Directors award 19 times and is a nine-time recipient of the prestigious State of California Waste Reduction Awards program.

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
Th-A1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
RELEASE REPORTING ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT CASE STUDIES(GOV'T ONLY)

This session will provide students with discussions from a panel of regulators on release reporting administrative enforcement cases. Representatives from Unified Program Agencies and US-EPA will present administrative enforcement actions taken against facilities that failed to report releases.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b5

Th-B1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 11:45am 4 CECH 0 ICC
TIERED PERMITTING INSPECTOR TRAINING

An intermediate level class for inspectors specifically addressing TP and the recycling/reuse exemptions in RCRA and California H&SC. The course will cover the following topics: waste eligibility, waste treatment applicability, tier determination, treatment permit exemptions (recycling and reuse), unit determination, financial assurance, engineering certifications, and recordkeeping specific to TP. The PBR, CA, and CE requirements and restrictions will be covered, as well as a summary of hazardous waste treatment tank system assessments and certifications. Interpretation, preparation and review of documents, the conduct of tiered permit inspections, and violation examples will be discussed. Attendees should be knowledgeable in hazardous waste classification and overall generator standards.

Core Skills: haz_int_i4
Session can be videotaped
Th-C1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 2 ICC
EBW DEFENDER SERIES STAGE 1 EVR SPILL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

This class will provide system overview of Defender Series spill buckets, both single-wall and double-wall, along with direct-bury and multiport manway versions. The course will also review the new Defender Overfill Prevention Valve (OPV), aka "drop tube". Installation, testing, training and inspection requirements will be reviewed.

Core Skills: ust_bas_b2 ust_bas_b3

Th-D1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CUPA EVALUATIONS: PROCESS AND PERSPECTIVE

This session will provide CUPA managers and staff an introduction to the remote evaluation process, and an overview of what evaluators are looking for. In addition to the process overview, this session will include a discussion of how deficiencies will be determined without an office visit, how CERS is used by each agency in the evaluation process and tips to assist CUPAs in preparation for remote evaluations.

Core Skills:

Th-E1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
ACCESS, ENTRY & WARRANTS

This course will provide inspectors and overview on constitutional and statutory limitations on entry, inspection and warrants.

Core Skills: com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1

Th-F1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
ENV. FORENSIC TOOL UNCERTAINTIES AND THE SUSTAINABLE GW ACT

Env. forensics tools are often used for assessment and remediation. This presentation will help regulators and consultants become more familiar with this tool.

Groundwater makes up about one third of CA's water supply and is a critically important water savings account in times of drought. The SGMA establishes a new structure for State and local agencies to manage groundwater centered on sustainability and the avoidance of undesirable results. The DWR and State Board provide incentives and enforcement to drive successful implementation.

Core Skills:

Th-G1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
APSA/SPCC UPDATES; ASK THE SPCC EXPERTS

This class will provide an update on the APSA program, including program rulemaking and tanks in underground areas. USEPA will discuss any update to their SPCC rule. The second session of this class will provide a panel discussion with SPCC experts. The audience will have an opportunity to ask various experts directly about the SPCC rule requirements. Ask the SPCC Experts in advance at www.calcupa.org

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b1 apsa_bas_b2 apsa_int_i2 apsa_adv_a3

Th-H1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
MULTI-FACILITY BUSINESS HMBPS:TIPS FOR USING CERS TO MAKE BETTER PLANS

Businesses operating facilities across the state of California, some in the jurisdiction of multiple CUPAs, face a unique challenge for the preparation and ongoing management of the businesss HMBP program. Frequently these multi-facility businesses are in the retail, wholesale, power generation, petroleum, manufacturing and have multiple similar operations throughout the state. This presentation will review the basic operations needed in the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) and discuss the challenges faced by businesses in managing HMBP requirements, and the tools available in CERS and other strategies for the development of consistent and accurate HMBPs.

Core Skills: bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b3

Th-I1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 2:45pm 6 CECH 0 ICC
UP IN SMOKE? THE (UN)REGULATED WORLD OF CANNABIS IN THE UNIFIED PROGRA

As cities, counties and other local jurisdictions pass ordinances allowing marijuana dispensaries or grow operations, Unified Program regulators are left with regulating certain operations in parts of their jurisdictions. This session will provide an update from the CA DPH. A representative from the City of Denver will discuss implementation of regulatory programs. The course will provide an overview of typical methods of growing marijuana and the hazardous materials encountered in those grow operations, as well as possible hazardous waste generated during the process. It will discuss possible hurdles in the permitting process, including the importance of engaging the local government early on. A discussion of the regulatory landscape of medical marijuana versus recreational marijuana and how the Unified Program can fit in will also take place.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b2 com_int_i1 com_int_i2 bus_bas_b1 bus_bas_b2 bus_bas_b3 bus_bas_b4 haz_bas_b1 h
Govt employees only
Th-J1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
FIREWORKS, EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER THINGS THAT GO BOOM -GOV'T ONLY

This course will discuss regulatory, safety, criminal and cleanup issues associated with sites that involve fireworks, explosives and unstable/reactive chemicals. It will include an overview of the regulations governing fireworks and explosives transportation and disposal; safety issues associated with the assessment and handling of these materials; bomb squad assets; how are these sites cleaned up and investigative issues. The course will include lectures, case studies and a panel discussion.

COURSE COMPETENCY:
Emergency Response, Cleanup; Inspectors

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Th-K1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 4:45pm 8 CECH 0 ICC
HAZWOPER 8 HOUR REFRESHER

This course is specifically designed for field personnel working with hazardous waste sites and underground storage tank sites. Course material focus on the OSHA requirements as they apply to regulatory field personnel. Whether you are a government inspector or a private industry quality assurance specialist, you will find that this class fits your needs.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Th-T1: 2017-02-09 8:00am - 9:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
SEA WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TOUR (40 MAX)

SeaWorld San Diego has been a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue for more than five decades. While guests enjoy all of the world-class animal shows, exhibits and education programs offered. Sea World continues its mission to care for the environment and animals. SeaWorld continues to embrace initiatives that address todays most pressing environmental challenges in the areas of waste, water and food.

Waste reduction strategies are constantly re-evaluated to look for opportunities that will reduce or eliminate waste. In 2011, SeaWorld eliminated the use of plastic bags in the parks gift shops. Guests can now buy a paper bag or reusable bag when purchasing items from gift shops. A portion of these proceeds are donated to conservation efforts by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. SeaWorld also eliminated all polystyrene tableware and flatware in its restaurants in 2013. In all, more than 8 million individual pieces of tableware and cutlery were shifted to more ecofriendly and sustainable materials. Since 2013 the installation of hand dryers has reduced paper towel waste by almost 65%. This represents a reduction of approximately 8.8 million square feet of paper or about 50,000 pounds. Lastly, using properly sized trash can liners resulted in reducing plastic usage by about 20,000 pounds since 2013.
Since 2008, SeaWorld has engaged in a variety of water saving approaches to meet state and local water reduction targets. In 2015, SeaWorld implemented a saltwater flushing system in its newest restroom located near Shamu Stadium. This conversion resulted in over 1.5 million gallons of water saved annually. The park also purchased pathway concrete deep cleaning devices that reuse water, saving more than one million gallons of water annually. Other water saving strategies include installation of more drought-tolerant plants, computerized irrigation controllers and low-flow nozzles, mulching landscaped areas conserving soil moisture, and replacing some lawn areas with artificial turf.
As for energy conservation, SeaWorld installed four electric vehicle charging stations for guests to use for complimentary, encouraging the use of energy efficient vehicles. SeaWorld has undergone major retrofits over the last few years to replace most lighting fixtures within the park, back offices and parking lot with LED or other energy efficent bulbs.
Pre-consumer food scrap recycling continues to be one of the greatest success stories of SeaWorlds conservation efforts. Collecting an average of one ton of food waste a day and sending that to the local greenery for composting keeps that material out of the landfill and is redistributed as nutrient rich soil for San Diego residents.
Since 1996 the park has received San Diegos Recycler of the Year or Directors award 19 times and is a nine-time recipient of the prestigious State of California Waste Reduction Awards program.

Core Skills:

Th-A2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
RMP, CALARP, AND PSM: REGULATORY RESOURCES

Significant changes are being made to the safety management system programs by a number of agencies, including OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM), EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP), California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP), and other related programs. Federal and State regulators will share technical experiences and insight. In particular, these individuals will discuss how the three primary programs interrelate, along with providing practical insights and tips gleaned from years of experience.

Core Skills: cal_bas_b1 cal_bas_b2 cal_bas_b3 cal_int_i1
Session can be videotaped
Th-C2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 2 ICC
HOSPITALS AND UST SYSTEMS

HOSPITALS AND UST SYSTEMS - TBA

Core Skills:

Th-D2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
UNIFIED PROGRAM EVALUATION TRENDS AND COMMON DEFICIENCIES

This course will discuss the visual depiction of evaluation trends including a comparative analysis of the number of deficiencies and types of evaluations conducted over multiple evaluation cycles. Discussion of common deficiencies and analysis of deficiency assessment by type and agency.

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
Th-E2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
CRIMINAL CASE STUDY: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLATING

Federal investigation of a plating shop for the illegal storage and disposal of hazardous waste to the sewer. This case study will detail the collaborative efforts between the US EPA, FBI and local agencies, such as the CUPA and the Industrial Wastewater Control Program, in addition to the execution of the search warrant and collection of evidence that led to the criminal prosecution of the corporation and the business owner.

Core Skills: com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1 com_adv_s2

Th-F2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
EMERGING ISSUES IN RISK ASSESSMENT: EVALUATING TPH AND PFAS

The presentation will provide technical updates on TPH and PFAS. The most recent TPH regulatory guidance documents will be reviewed. The second part of the presentation will focus on PFAS because of the increasing concern regarding health risks. PFAS are highly soluble, stable and persistent. PFAS have been detected in the environment, human blood serum and animal tissues. An overview of PFAS occurrence in CA will be described, in addition to risk assessments and management challenges and recommendations unique to PFAS.

Core Skills:
Govt employees only
Th-G2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
APSA ENFORCEMENT CASE STUDIES

This course will review various formal enforcement cases against APSA tank facilities presented by different jurisdictions. The attendee will learn from each other's experience.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b10 apsa_int_i2 apsa_int_i6 apsa_adv_a3

Th-H2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
INDUSTRIES PERCEPTION OF THE CUPA PROGRAM CAN CO-EXIST

The CUPA program, born in 1993 but with roots going back to the early 80s, is California's unique approach to the management of several hazardous materials related program areas. It has had great successes and also presents unprecedented challenges to multi-jurisdiction businesses attempting to maintain compliance with regulations. This presentation will share the results of 7 years of studying the ways CUPAs behave including challenges faced by industry and the CUPAs. There will be time to discuss ideas for the future of the program.

Core Skills:

Th-J2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 11:45am 2 CECH 0 ICC
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR CUPAS

Representatives from four CUPAs will provide an overview on how they utilized technology to streamline a service to make their operations more efficient.

1.LAFD CUPA will spotlight a new plan-check process where they have replaced the traditional 40lb paper roll and ink stamp approval process witht 100% electronic using existing resources. Just like Elvis, the smell of old rotting plans has left the building

2.LA County Fire and Sacramento will discuss two way data transfer (EDT and CME) with the State, the problems they experienced and the solutions they discovered. Stop pulling your hair out, there is something here to take home for all CUPAs.

3.Contra Costa will share how they utilized technology to manage the burden of public records requests and how they are working with GIS and getting the hazmat information to the fire departments. Sign me up for that one

We all struggle with resources and have tried at some level to streamline the services we provide as a CUPA. Some of the ideas we developed were great, some were put back on the drawing board. Using technology, the solutions provided by these panel members work for their Agency and may just work for yours as well. Bon appetite

Core Skills:
Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Th-T2: 2017-02-09 10:00am - 12:00pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
PURE WATER FACILITY TOUR (MAX 35)

In an introductory presentation, guests will learn about San Diegos water supply challenges and how water purification can provide a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water supply for San Diego. Guests will then take a guided walking tour through the demonstration Pure Water Facility, where proven technology is used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water through ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light.

With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego depends on importing 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Rising imported water costs, population growth and the ongoing drought threaten San Diegos water reliability. To address these challenges, the City of San Diego is moving forward with Pure Water San Diego, a phased, multi-year program that will provide 1/3 of San Diegos water supply locally by 2035.

Tour participants will see the equipment and resulting purified water up close and have an opportunity to compare samples of purified, tap, bottled and recycled water. Finally, participants are offered to taste a sample of the purified water produced by the facility.

Core Skills:

Th-A3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS, REFINERY CHEMICALS,EMERGENCY AIR MONITORING

This class will discuss Toxic Air Contaminants and other chemicals emitted from industrial facilities such as refineries in California. We will discuss the health effects of these chemicals and the health-based and emergency exposure based guidance values. The course will present strategies for dealing with simultaneous release of multiple chemicals and will compare toxicity information with emissions data to assess the potential health hazards of exposure. Finally, the course will cover regulatory changes for emergency air monitoring and emergency preparedness with respect to refineries and strategies being developed to support local air districts in California.

Core Skills: com_bas_b1 com_bas_b6

Th-B2: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
INTERPRETING LAB RESULTS

This class is an excellent opportunity for beginners to become familiar with the topics of sampling and interpreting lab results. Topics include: types of sampling (representative / authoritative), preparation for sampling, sample preservation, chain of custody, reviewing analytical data as compared to hazardous waste characteristics, common pitfalls in sampling and interpretation of data, generator's responsibility vs. regulatory responsibility, EPA sampling methods and laboratory procedures. Case study examples and question/answer exercises designed to increase audience interaction and understanding of the subject matter will be provided.

Core Skills: haz_bas_b5
Session can be videotaped
Th-C3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 2 ICC
ENHANCED LEAK DETECTION 13 YEARS LATER -WHAT HAS IT TAUGHT US?

The presentation reviews the evolution and effort taken by contractors to move from an 876 gallons per year leak threshold of 0.1gph to becoming successful at constructing a fueling system that is being scrutinized 20 times greater than the rest of the country.

This achievement required every contractor to learn which components where able to meet the new criteria, with the least amount of effort and how to balance material and labor costs to achieve the ELD threshold. Some of the industrys best practices and use of materials will be discussed.

Data collected over the last 13 years will be shared with participants. This information will include the average number of leaks found at a retail gas station and where they are typically detected.

Participants will also learn about how ELD testing has evolved over the years, new advances in the technology and what changes have been made to accommodate these new methods.

We will also provide information about ELD testing that has been performed at sites throughout the USA where there has never been a recorded release. This comparison between California and non-CA facilities will provide interesting take-aways to participants.

Core Skills: ust_bas_b4 ust_int_i2 ust_int_i6 ust_adv_a5

Th-D3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
TACKLING ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS IN AUDITS

This presentation will focus on the Regulations, Laws, and Codes that apply to Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that contain hazardous materials and hazardous wastes. The presentation will address the typical AST requirements that an auditor should be aware of and to look for during an audit. Examples of topics to be covered include the following: Permits, Compliance Documents (SPCC Plans, HMBPs, CalARP/PSM, SWPPPs, etc.), Labelling, Inspections/Testing, Tank Design, and Tank Closures

Core Skills:

Th-E3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
ELECTROFORMING CASE STUDIES

DTSCs Office of Criminal Investigation investigated a plating shop and alleged illegal activities. As a result of a search warrant, TRO, Preliminary and Final Injunctions and 12 misdemeanor charges, the defendant plead guilty. The presentation will talk about the investigation, prosecution, civil case and cleanup.

Core Skills: com_adv_a1 com_adv_s1

Th-F3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 3:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
XRF APPLICATIONS AND TBA PERSISTENCE AND REMEDIATION

XRF (x-ray fluorescence) is an instrumental method in which a sample is exposed to an x-ray beam which causes the sample to produce a characteristic spectra. This method can produce useful, real-time results in a wide variety of applications.

A site which required TBA cleanup will be discussed. Site cleanup goals required the removal of TBA to proceed in parallel with LNAPL cleanup. Groundwater extraction was found to be the most effective and implementable method of TBA remediation.

Core Skills:

Th-G3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SPCC PLAN IS GOOD ENOUGH?

This session will discuss and provide specific examples of Plan content and Plan implementation for most of the required elements of SPCC Rule/Plans (qualified facility and full PE plan facilities). Examples will be presented as good and not good [i.e. insufficient, bad, substandard, lousy, sucks, are you kidding me?, etc.] The audience will be encouraged to ask questions. The session is targeted to those who are responsible for preparing and/or implementing an SPCC Plan.

Core Skills: apsa_bas_b6

Th-H3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
QUESTIONS FROM INDUSTRY FOR UNIFIED PROGRAM LEADERS

At previous CUPA Conferences valuable information was provided during the various sessions throughout the week. This panel of CUPA Forum Board and State Agency representatives will provide industry attendees the opportunity to ask questions regarding regulatory interpretations, enforcement actions, CERS reporting, recent or pending legislation, and other related questions that they may need additional clarification and discussion. All industry and local UPA's are invited to attend and encouraged to bring questions to this panel discussion.

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Th-J3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 4:45pm 4 CECH 0 ICC
BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY

Training will introduce hazardous waste generators to Federal and State regulations applicable to hazardous waste generators. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG or CESQG), overview of RCRA waste vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits and container and tank management standards will be covered. Training will also cover the CUPAs role for inspections and enforcement of these regulations.

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Requires online pre-registration - drop in not allowed
Th-T3: 2017-02-09 1:00pm - 2:45pm 2 CECH 0 ICC
PURE WATER FACILITY TOUR (MAX 35)

In an introductory presentation, guests will learn about San Diegos water supply challenges and how water purification can provide a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water supply for San Diego. Guests will then take a guided walking tour through the demonstration Pure Water Facility, where proven technology is used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water through ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light.

With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego depends on importing 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Rising imported water costs, population growth and the ongoing drought threaten San Diegos water reliability. To address these challenges, the City of San Diego is moving forward with Pure Water San Diego, a phased, multi-year program that will provide 1/3 of San Diegos water supply locally by 2035.

Tour participants will see the equipment and resulting purified water up close and have an opportunity to compare samples of purified, tap, bottled and recycled water. Finally, participants are offered to taste a sample of the purified water produced by the facility.

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Sponsored by: California CUPA ForumCalEPASWRCBDTSCCalOESState Fire Marshal Office