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Session
CALARP 101    M-A1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating21 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDaniel Abellon, Linnea Chandler
ObjectiveIntroduction to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program.
DescriptionThis course is intended to discuss high-level concepts of the CalARP program. Topics covered include the history of CalARP, program applicability, Risk Management Plans (RMP), prevention program elements, examples of common industries, and common violations.
PresentationCalARP 101
HAZARDOUS WASTE SAMPLING AND INTERPRETING LAB RESULTS - PART I    M-B1
Monday     8am to 8:50am
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating74 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersArleen Gurfield
ObjectiveThis session will provide an introduction to collecting hazardous waste samples, determining appropriate test methods, and interpreting lab reports.
DescriptionKnowing when, where, what, and how to sample hazardous waste can be tricky; but it many cases, its easier than we expect it to be. This session will discuss various sampling scenarios, methods for collecting samples, determining the appropriate test methods to order, interpreting the analytical laboratory report, and evaluating the potential violations. Join us for Part II: Sampling Case Studies to test your knowledge!
PresentationHazardous Waste Sampling and Interpreting Lab Results Part I: Overview
CAA FOR NONAIRHEADS    M-D1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room 9052
Seating22 of 44 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEric Weber
ObjectiveAttendees will gain a clear, concise, and thorough understanding of the major CAA programs and how they interrelate to one another.
DescriptionWe'll provide a thorough overview of the CAA that helps attendees understand how the Act was conceived and why compliance is complex. We will demystify: 1. Pollutants regulated under the CAA. 2. These major programs: National ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), New source performance standards (NSPS), National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), Acid rain program, Title V permitting program, Stratospheric ozone protection program. 3. How the pollutants and programs fit together.
PresentationCAA for Nonairheads
UNDERSTANDING EPA'S TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY DATA    M-E1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room HARBOUR-AB
Seating126 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAbby Burton, Kendall Johnson, Mariela Lopez
ObjectiveLearn which facilities are required to report to TRI and understand the extensive TRI data available on facility-level releases and waste management.
DescriptionThe course explains which facilities are required to report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and provides brief demonstrations on how to access and understand the facility-level data available on releases of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land, and waste management practices (e.g., treatment, recycling). Participants will learn how to access and use TRI data to understand a facility's environmental profile and for enforcement targeting
PresentationUnderstanding EPA's Toxics Release Inventory
REVIEW OF CERS VIOLATION LIBRARY AND APSA VIOLATIONS    M-G1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-A
Seating61 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersErik Cheng, Justin Tao
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an introduction to the CERS Violation library and violation classifications with a focus on APSA.
DescriptionThis session will provide an introduction to the CERS Violation Library with a focus on APSA violations. We will also provide an overview of violation classifications as it pertains to APSA violations.
PresentationReview of CERS Violation Library and APSA Violations
NEW CA/FED ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS: TRENDS & DIRECTIONS    M-H1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room POOLSIDE-PAVILLION
Seating2 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersGary Lucks
ObjectiveTo apprise regulators & industry of salient environmental legislative, regulatory, & judicial developments impacting environmental compliance.
DescriptionThis session 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.
EXTREME HEAT RISK, RECOGNITION AND PLANNING    M-I1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating81 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKatherine McNamara
ObjectiveThis session will examine common risk factors and vulnerabilities associated with fatal occupational heat exposures, using OSHA fatality investigations conducted between 2014 2023. Case studies will be used to analyze prevention efforts and lessons learned to avoid mismanagement of severe heat stress cases.
DescriptionThis session will examine common risk factors and vulnerabilities associated with fatal occupational heat exposures, using a decade of OSHA fatality investigations conducted between 2014 2023. Case studies from specific fatalities will be used to identify lessons learned and possible intervention strategies, including high heat procedures, mitigation measures and emergency medical response. Then local and statewide spatial analysis tools will be demonstrated to help jurisdictions prioritize heat vulnerable communities. Finally, an evaluation metric will be piloted to help communities with resilience planning. Learning outcomes: Upon completion, participants will be able to: Identify working conditions and occupations that are vulnerable to heat exposure, Recognize risk factors that exacerbate heat exposure that can contribute to heat illness severity, Recognize the role of heat illness prevention standards and enforcement, Identify and assess areas with high potential for extreme heat exposures, Use available tools for heat forecasting, resilience planning and preparedness.
HAZMAT RESPONSE TO ILLEGAL PESTICIDES    M-J1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room BAYSIDE
Seating8 of 65 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKristalynne Anderson, Hasti Javid
ObjectiveTo provide hazmat response teams information on current illegal pesticides being used on Cannabis cultivation, and suggested PPE.
DescriptionCalifornia has been fighting the use of illegal pesticides on both public lands and private properties for over a decade. Private lands have become more impacted with the usage of illegal pesticides from many different countries including but not limited to: China, Mexico, and Thailand, and because of this raising awareness throughout the State of California on the different products being found is increasingly important for emergency response.
PresentationDPR H&S Memo - Pesticides at Illegal Cannabis Operations (January 2024)
DPR Enforcement Memo: Sulfur Burning for Pest Control (June 2020)
FIELD INSPECTOR SAFETY & PPE    M-J3
Monday     8am to 8:50am
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating55 of 80 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersRichard Medina
ObjectiveParticipants will understand safety protocols and effectively use PPE for field inspections to ensure their safety and compliance.
DescriptionThis session focuses on safety and PPE training for field inspectors. It covers essential guidelines and practices to ensure the safety of inspectors while performing their inspections, emphasizing the proper selection, use, and maintenance of PPE in field inspection scenarios. Participants will gain valuable insights into risk assessment, hazard recognition, and the importance of compliance with safety regulations and leadership.
PresentationField Inspector Safety & PPE
THE CURRENT FEDERAL PFAS REGULATORY LANDSCAPE    M-L1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating35 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersLydia Dorrance
ObjectiveThis presentation will lay out the status of Federal PFAS regulations, rulemaking, and enforcement priorities.
DescriptionThe EPA has selected addressing exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as an enforcement priority for the next four years. This presentation will offer a brief refresher on PFAS and then provide an up-to-date status of Federal PFAS regulations and rulemaking efforts, including those for drinking water, hazardous waste, and Superfund Sites. The implications of these efforts for enforcement at the local level will also be covered.
PresentationThe Current Federal PFAS Regulatory Landscape
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA    M-M1
Monday     8am to 9:30am
Room REGENCY-C
Seating129 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersCarl Palladino
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an understanding on the statistical treatment of environmental data.
DescriptionThis course covers common data distribution models, graphical tools for determining outliers and multiple data populations, calculating UCLs, UPLs, and BTVs, hypothesis testing and reducing decision errors. A primer on how to use EPA's statistical software, ProUCL, will be presented.
OPENING CEREMONY & LEADERSHIP AWARDS    M-D2
Monday     10am to 11:45am
Room GRAND-ABC
Seating2230 of 3000 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAlvin Lal, Jason Boetzer, Dennis Karidis
ObjectiveOpening Ceremony & Leadership Awards
DescriptionOpening Ceremony & Leadership Awards
LUNCH,MONDAY ON 2/26    M-Z1
Monday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room Grand Ballroom/Atrium
Seating2000 of 910 seats available
Credits  
ObjectiveCatch up with old friends, chat with co-workers, and provide helpful guidance to new people.
Description

Lunch is a great opportunity to maintain and expand your professional network. Sharing a meal is a way to connect with new people and keep up with old friends, and is essential in today's professional world to grow your career.

Select Your Lunch HERE From The Following Options:

  1. No Lunch (M-No Lunch)...please select this option if you are registered and don't need a lunch)

    Plated Lunch Options - Plated Lunches are hosted in Grand Peninsula Ballroom and Atrium
  2. Seared Wild Salmon (gluten free), Roasted Pattypan squash, seared fingerling potatoes; Baby spinach and radicchio, roasted napa grapes, shaved watermelon Radish, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts, blood orange vinaigrette (M-Plated Wild Salmon)
  3. Vegetarian/Vegan - Curried Lentils with Jasmine Rice, Roasted Cashew, Coriander Roasted Root Vegetables (M-Plated Veg Cashew Lentils)

    Grab and Go Lunch Options - Box Lunches and bottled water will be available in the Atrium
  4. Pastrami and Swiss on Rye Bread with Yellow Mustard, Pepperoncini's, Pickles; Whole Fruit, Classic Potato Salad, Dessert (Home-Made Brownies) & Bottled Water (M-Pastrami/Swiss Sandwich)
  5. Chicken Pesto On Focaccia with Roasted Chicken Breast, Pesto, Garlic Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper; Whole Fruit, Classic Potato Salad, Dessert (Home-Made Brownies) & Bottled Water (M-Chicken Pesto Focaccia)
  6. Bahn Mi Wrap with Chicken Breast, Cabbage, Spring Mix, Carrots, Pickled Daikon, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette; Whole Fruit, Classic Potato Salad, Dessert (Home-Made Brownies) & Bottled Water (M-Bahn Mi Chicken Wrap)
  7. Vegan Greek Salad with Romaine, Spinach, Tomatoes, Olives, Red Onions, Lemon Vinaigrette (M-Vegan Salad)
APPLICATIONS OF P&ID DRAWINGS WITHIN SELECT PREVENTION PROGRAMs    M-A2
Monday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating104 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Alvin Dong, Jesus Salazar
ObjectiveAn overview of ammonia refrigeration operational knowledge needed to conduct effective regulatory audits and inspections.
DescriptionReal world applications of P&ID drawings within select RMP prevention program elements for program 2 and program 3. Includes inspection tips and best practices.
PresentationAPPLICATIONS OF P&ID DRAWINGS WITHIN SELECT PREVENTION PROGRAM
HAZARDOUS WASTE SAMPLING AND INTERPRETING LAB RESULTS - PART II    M-B2
Monday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating85 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersArleen Gurfield, Carol Wortham
ObjectiveThis session will apply the information shared in Part 1 to reviewing case studies, discussing sampling questions, and sharing lessons learned.
DescriptionWith the knowledge gained from attending Hazardous Waste Sampling and Interpreting Lab Results Part I, participants will have an interactive opportunity to review several case studies, ask questions, discuss potential violations and next steps for corrective action. Feel free to come with your own sampling questions if you want to brainstorm with CUPA and laboratory experts.
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 16 REWRITE    M-C2
Monday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating136 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  ICC: 4.0
SpeakersAustin Lemire-Baeten, Greg Breshears, Dayna Cordano, Steven Mullery
ObjectiveThis session will cover proposed changes to California Code of Regulations, title 23, division 3, chapter 16 ahead of the rulemaking period this fall.
DescriptionTo properly regulate legal USTs after the December 31, 2025 closure deadline for single-walled USTs, California Code of Regulations, title 23, division 3, chapter 16 is being rewritten and will go into effect on January 1, 2026. Changes to definitions, certifications, construction, monitoring, testing, closure, and cleanup requirements will be covered. A copy of the draft regulations will be made available before the 45-day public comment period.
PresentationUST Regulations Rewrite
HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS, AND INTENT BASED LEADERSHIP    M-D3
Monday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating19 of 80 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersKirk Ford
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of intent based high performance organizations, and give tools for using this leadership style
DescriptionThis course was first presented virtually for CUPA 2022 and is back for a third rotation. This is a leadership primer for high performing organizations and intent based leadership. We'll discuss what those things are and how they can help you lead your team more effectively. Participants will also be equipped with useable tools to help strengthen communication and build better teams.
CONDUCTING A TIER 1 QUALIFIED FACILITY APSA INSPECTION    M-G2
Monday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room REGENCY-A
Seating20 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersIan Phung, Matthew Stueber
ObjectiveProvide an understanding of how to conduct an inspection of a Tier 1 qualified facility.
DescriptionWe will walk-through a virtual inspection of an oil change shop with a below-ground bay. The presentation will begin with a review of available documentation prior to the inspection walk-through. The inspection will include tanks and containers on the main floor and in the belowground area. We will also review required documentation such as periodic inspection records, spill prevention briefings, and other applicable records.
PresentationCONDUCTING A TIER 1 QUALIFIED FACILITY APSA INSPECTION
CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES: COORDINATING WITH YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT    M-H2
Monday     1pm to 1:50pm
Room POOLSIDE-PAVILLION
Seating45 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersLee Kirby, Duane Sweeton
ObjectiveLearn the importance of coordinating with your local fire department the development and implementation of your facilitys Emergency and Incident Action Plans.
DescriptionLearn the importance of coordinating with your local fire department the development and implementation of your facilitys Emergency and Incident Action Plans. Fire Department first responders will share experiences and discuss how pre-planning for chemical and fire emergencies can lead to an efficient and effective response. Learn what critical information fire responders require during their initial size-up of the incident.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE, REFRESHER ON COMMONLY USED MONITORS    M-I2
Monday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating81 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersWilliam Lent
ObjectiveThis session is refresher training for Haz Mat first responders on the most common equipment used in Haz Mat emergency response, investigations.
DescriptionThis session is refresher training focused on basic monitors used by first responders and CUPA staff. The session will review operational issues and use of Combustible Gas Indicators and Photo Ionization Detectors plus demonstrations of Radiological monitors, FTIR, Raman and other instruments used in Haz Mat response. Training will provide an overview of available resources, operational theory, and some hands-on training for attendees. The session will consist of four different rotations that will include, demonstration and hands on training of a Combustible Gas Indicator and Photo Ionization Detector, tour of a Type 2 Haz Mat vehicle with demonstration and overview of specialized instrumentation then a tour of a resource trailer with demonstration of mitigation and containment resources including booms, plug and dike materials, neutralizing agents, containment options and more.
PresentationHazardous Materials Specialist
20240225_Tools of the Trade
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