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MECHANICAL INTEGRITY INSPECTION OF AN AMMONIA PRESSURE VESSEL    M-A3   100764
Monday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating186 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersPeter Thomas
ObjectiveThe purpose of this presentation is to provide instructions for performing a mechanical integrity inspection of an ammonia pressure vessel.
DescriptionMechanical integrity (MI) is a cornerstone of a CalARP Program. This presentation will provide instructions for performing an MI inspection of an ammonia refrigeration pressure vessel using the checklists contained in ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 Appendix B. Topics covered will include: - IIAR 6 Appendix B Checklists - Labeling requirements - Nameplates - Types of corrosion - Insulation - Supports and foundations - Relief valves - Common deficiencies
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: HAZARDOUS WASTES AT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES    M-B3   100665
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating177 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersArleen Gurfield
ObjectiveThis session will help participants identify possible hazardous waste sources that are commonly missed at healthcare facilities.
DescriptionThis course will help participants identify hazardous wastes commonly found at hospitals, surgical centers, veterinary clinics and diagnostic laboratories. These waste streams may be overlooked for proper waste determinations resulting in significant volumes going to your sewers and landfills and costly penalties for the generators. Learn the proper way to manage these wastes and potential ways to minimize the wastes.
UST BASICS - HOW TO CONDUCT AN INSPECTION FOR BEGINNERS    M-C3   100678
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating281 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  ICC: 4.0
SpeakersHung Pham
ObjectiveThis session will provide Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspectors guidance on conducting UST facility inspections.
DescriptionThis course is a beginners guide to provide UST Inspectors guidance on how to conduct UST facility inspections. The course is designed for new inspectors or prospective inspectors with no experience. The presentation would be in layman's terms. Participants will be shown checklists and examples of inspections along with provided reafferences to corresponding statues and/or regulations. The presentation will focus heavily on the annual inspection.
EMPLOYEE SAFETY    M-E3   100697
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating136 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveWith the help of professionals throughout California, CBLTAC combined several popular classes into a four-hour class full of the most important and popular topics we teach involving field safety.
Description"Employee Safety" covers on-the-job mindset, emergency operations plans (organizational and personal), accountability, safe actions while at the workplace or remote jobsites, operational honesty in communication, contact and cover techniques, preventing stress from the "information void", physiology of emergencies, personal protective equipment and everyday carry items (show-and-tell), emergency location smartphone applications, natural emergency response, sheltering and lockdown procedures, and after-emergency topics (accountability, health, social media). "Employee Safety" is not the average "safety" class. It is an interesting, exciting look at how to be proactive at ensure you and your employees make it home safer each night.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SCIENCE- INTRO TO RISK COMMUNICATION    M-F3   100708
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating89 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMarcia Rubin
ObjectiveThe course uses science-based research to support engagement during stressful or highly emotional interactions regarding our oversight.
DescriptionThe course will focus on science-based research behind how emotions impact the processing of information and will teach staff how to develop and express comprehensive key messages. Specific topics will include: Writing and speaking in Plain Language Successful public speaking skills Effective visual presentation Managing challenging field situations and public meeting settings The course provides numerous opportunities to practice.
APSA REFRESHER    M-G3   100718
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating131 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersSteven Lichten
ObjectiveTo provide a review of APSA requirements for regulators, industry, and consultants.
DescriptionThis session will provide a quick-paced and thorough review of the California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) requirements for industry, consultants, and regulators already familiar with Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan required elements.
MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE RISK: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FO    M-H3   100729
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating165 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersGary Lucks
ObjectiveTo share compliance assurance tools to help improve environmental regulatory performance and strengthen compliance outcomes.
DescriptionAmid a reinvigorated USEPA and robust California environmental enforcement, it is essential that CA businesses understand implications to company compliance programs, staffing, and performance and accountability. The session will assess the current state of USEPA policies, programs, and enforcement and evaluate the interplay with CA regulatory framework, EPA Region IX priorities, State Attorney General initiatives, local and enforcement agencies
MERCURY RESPONSE AND CLEANUP    M-I3   100737
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating167 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRobert Wise, Tara Fitzgerald
ObjectiveThis course provide a comprehensive approach to the response and mitigation of Mercury Spills.
DescriptionThe course provides a comprehensive approach to responding to, assessing and mitigating spills involving elemental, organic and inorganic Mercury. The course addresses topics including Mercury chemistry, uses of Mercury, Mercury detection technology, assessment techniques, face cream sites, cleanup techniques, risk communications and enforcement strategies.
BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY    M-J2   100780
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating995 of 1000 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersSteve Reichow
ObjectiveTo provide hazardous waste generators an overview of the requirements for accumulation and storage of hazardous waste. For regulated businesses.
DescriptionTraining 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.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAFF INVOLVED AND ENGAGED    M-J5   100767
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating131 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Delia
ObjectiveApproaches to managing and effectively motivating staff during these uncertain times and beyond.
DescriptionSome employees, whether seasoned or relatively new, may be resistant to changes that may come with the new normal. As a result, even though they may be doing good work, they may have decreased motivation impacting their commitment to their work, as well impacting their interactions with their co-workers. Topics will include: Employee engagement; Motivational factors; Motivating remotely; and best next steps.
CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE AMMONIA REFRIGERATION AUDITS & INSPECTIONS    TU-A2   100654
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating177 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Alvin Lal
ObjectiveAn overview of ammonia refrigeration operational knowledge needed to conduct effective regulatory audits and inspections.
DescriptionReview P&ID drawings against site photographs to walk the system to review refrigeration cycle with equipment, symbols, and safety systems. At key points elements of the CalARP RMP will be highlighted to demonstrate examples of compliance within the P&ID.
HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING LAW (ADVANCED)    TU-B2   100668
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating224 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersTracy Young, Bavneet Benipal, Samantha Lawler
ObjectiveTo provide an overview and scenarios of Hazardous Waste Recycling.
DescriptionPer Sheryl - 3 hours. Topics to be covered include the overview of the following: Health and Safety Code Sections 25143.2, 25143.9, and 25143.10. Scenarios of statutory exclusions and exemptions. Emerging issues involving the recyclable material reporting requirements.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: SINGLE-WALLED SYSTEMS    TU-C2   100680
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating288 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersAustin Lemire-Baeten
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with a technical understanding of monitoring and testing compliance related to single-walled systems.
DescriptionThis course will cover technical requirements of single-walled underground storage tank systems. Topics discussed will assist local agencies in ensuring monitoring and testing compliance of single-walled systems, and assist UST stakeholders on compliance requirements after the December 31, 2025 closure deadline, to include new underground storage tanks designed and alternative construction options.
THE CUPA PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS    TU-D2   100689
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRyan Miya, Jennifer Lorenzo, Melinda Blum, Elizabeth Brega, Thomas Henderson
ObjectiveTo provide CUPAs with a more in-depth overview of how a CUPA Performance Evaluation is conducted by each state agency.
DescriptionCalEPA, DTSC, OSFM and the State Water Board will present the tools and technologies used to conduct the CUPA Performance evaluation and assessment. Each state agency will present how an evaluation assessment is carried out using CERS reports or local data management information, as well as information provided as requested in the Evaluation Notification.
COMMUNICATION AND DE-ESCALATION    TU-E2   100699
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveHow to effectively communicate in difficult situations, keep situations from escalating, and how to de-escalate once an interaction becomes difficult.
DescriptionThis presentation will educate attendees on an easy to employ, highly effective, universal communication system (The Wolfson Formula). It helps professionals maintain their own behavior in stressful and critical situations, gain compliance from difficult people, and achieve cooperation where they might not have been able to do so otherwise without the training. The "Wolfson Formula" has been tested and used effectively for over ten years in many situations, including: public interactions, crisis, victim interviews, simple negotiations, consensual encounters, investigations, and other high stakes situations. This course has been taught to 1,000s of professionals and is quickly becoming a gold standard in not only understanding and employing communication and de-escalation skills, but keeping situations from becoming escalated. Attendees will leave with a pocket-sized quick reference guide and access to small poster-style reference.
SUSTAINABILITY IN GW REMEDIATION NON-PETROLEUM VI EVAL FOR UST    TU-F2   100710
Tuesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating92 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersYue Rong, Maryam Renard
ObjectiveThis presentation will provide a discussion on sustainability in groundwater remediation, from environmental, economical, and social angles.
DescriptionConventional environmental groundwater remediation methods usually include physical means to clean up contamination sources, such as excavation, pump, extraction, bury, and burn. Coming into 21st century, the remediation industry starts to emphasize sustainability in site cleanup, which requires consideration of lower use of resources and energy (e.g., lower emission) and resource conservation. In a design of site remediation, the factors such as energy, resources, climate change, green technology, safety and risk evaluation, cost benefit, and public acceptance may be considered. Sustainability is evaluated based on environmental, economic, and social considerations. This presentation will evaluate first cost analysis using case study in Los Angeles Region, which used 179 closed cases of active remediation since 2012. The average cost of cleanup with all methods is about $887,438 per site. Cost for individual remedial method such as soil vapor extraction is also analyzed. For example, cost for average soil vapor extraction is about $926,173 per site, which is higher than the average cost per site. The presentation also discusses the relationship between the cleanup goal and sustainability. Some individual site remedial methods, including soil excavation, groundwater pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, thermal enhancement, dual-phase extraction and air sparging, vapor barrier installation, chemical and biological in-situ treatment, monitoring natural attenuation, and phytoremediation, are also evaluated per the perspective of sustainability.
OIL WATER SEPARATORS IN THE SPCC WORLD    TU-G2   100720
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating132 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJanice Witul, Pete Reich
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements on oil water separators
DescriptionThis session will discuss the various uses of oil water separators and provide a detailed discussion of the SPCC requirements based on each use.
INDUSTRY CUPA COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION EXPERIENCE    TU-H2   100731
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating166 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersMichelle Le, Lori Luces-Nakagawa, Larry Jeffris
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to define and prioritize pain points and areas of opportunities with the CUPA programs.
DescriptionThis is course will use Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies to identify new issues within each of the CUPA program elements. New issues, along with existing issues, will be prioritized and ranked. Solutions will be developed and issues will be closed during this session, when permissible. The data collected will be presented at the CalEPA Industry Stakeholder Meeting and used as a roadmap by the Industry Technical Advisory Group (ITAG).
USING REAL RAILCAR RESPONSE TO SEE THE VALUE OF RESEARCH/PLANNING    TU-I2   100739
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersNick Vent, Tiffany Chapman, Lisa Mitchell
ObjectiveBecome Familiar with various FREE references and hands on usage during a railcar incident Students will do the research and make the decisions
DescriptionRecently a railcar of Styrene in Riverside county reacted and caused the evacuation of a community and freeway closure. What were the concerns and risks that had to be overcome. How were those decisions made in real time and what would YOU have done. This is still an active case but we can learn from it without ruining any potential court case preparation. We will also discuss railcar construction and how to read a railroad consist.
HAZMAT AND FIRE CODE VI: RISE OF THE PERMITS    TU-J2   100748
Tuesday     1pm to 2:30pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating224 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersGrant Miner, Janice Van Mullem
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how Fire Code regulates hazardous materials, how it differs from other regulations, and how to recognize common violations.
DescriptionWhether you work with fire code or are just curious about it, we'll discuss how it regulates hazardous materials, how it differs from other regulations, and how to recognize common violations. New this year, there will be a discussion of fire code permits and how they can be used to increase hazmat safety, as well as tips for identifying the hazard class of materials encountered in the field. Well also analyze an actual incident or two.
HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS, AND INTENT BASED LEADERSHIP    TU-J4   100692
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating132 of 150 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 by popular demand. Now 4 hours instead of 2 as requested. 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.
LETS GET POSTING THE REASONS AGENCIES SHOULD BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA    TU-L2   100752
Tuesday     1pm to 2:30pm
Room GOLD KEY III
Seating43 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersJoshua Lindsey, Brent Casey
ObjectiveThis session will provide local agencies with tips and tools on how to use and grow social media effectively.
DescriptionThis course is a complete guide for local government agencies in creating engaging daily content for multiple social media platforms. The course will help with simplifying the approval process for posting content as well as give tips in responding to the public. The course will examine different tools and applications for quick content creation. And finally, the course will provide an understanding in interpreting social media analytics.
HMBP 201    TU-M2   100757
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating72 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMinh Le, Alonso Mejia, Jason Parker
ObjectiveThis session will be an intermediate class on the business plan program.
DescriptionThis course will cover intermediate topics of the Business Plan Program.
TOUR OF EPA EMERGENCY RESPONSE WAREHOUSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    TU-T2   100782
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room TOUR BUS
Seating52 of 55 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRobert Wise
ObjectiveLearn Response Capabilities of EPA Emergency Response
DescriptionThe tour will provide an overview of EPA Emergency Response's capability and a show and tell in our Southern California Emergency Response Warehouse. A 45 minute presentation on our capabilities will be presented. A static display of the PPE, monitoring and sampling equipment and response vehicles will be set up at the warehouse. A short hands on demo of our VIPER Telemetry system will be presented.
APPLICATIONS OF P&ID DRAWINGS WITHIN SELECT PREVENTION PROGRAM    W-A3   100658
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating193 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Alvin Lal
ObjectivePart 2: An 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.
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