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Session
CALARP 101    M-A1   100650
Monday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating168 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJack Becker
ObjectiveUnderstand the general requirements of the CalARP program, including the definition of covered process and regulated substances.
DescriptionThe course is a comprehensive overview of the CalARP Program and includes the following: 1. Purpose and Scope 2. Definitions 3. Applicability 4. General Requirements 5. CalARP Program Management System 6. Emergency Information Access 7. Registration 8. RMP Components and Submission 9. Hazard Assessment 10. Prevention Programs 11. Emergency Response Program 12. Regulated Substances
INTRODUCTION TO CA TIERED PERMITTING PROGRAM    M-B1   100663
Monday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating213 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMike Dudasko
ObjectiveReview the Tiered Permitting Program (TPP) and its applicability to specific situations to improve understanding by generators and regulators.
DescriptionAfter 30 years, the TPP often remains confusing for generators and CUPAs. As a key step in WW treatment and to reduce offsite haz waste disposal, its important that generators understand the TPP requirements and limitations. Its also important for regulators to understand when onsite processing may/may not be subject to jurisdiction. Case studies and compliance requirements for generators operating under different tiers will also be reviewed.
UST DESIGNATED OPERATOR INSPECTION OVERVIEW 2.0    M-C1   100676
Monday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating264 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersAngela Samayoa, Brenda Puepke
ObjectiveAn overview of how 2715 and 2716 of 23CCR are met compliantly by a working CA UST Designated Operator; and how an experienced UPA inspector evaluates.
DescriptionAn overview of how 2715 and 2716 of 23CCR are met compliantly by a working CA UST Designated Operator; and how an experienced UPA inspector evaluates a UST system's compliance based upon records review. Order of review is crucial so that you are truly looking at what is in CERS compared to what is onsite and finally, how these two sources are documented in the UST Designated Operator Inspection Report.
THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE    M-D1   100645
Monday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating85 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMaryam Tasnif-abbasi, Gregory Shaffer, Anthony Rosas, Natasha DiPietro
ObjectiveEnticing and Retaining Millennial/Gen-Z Talent to Government Service - What does it take to make it all work?
DescriptionThe Great Resignation, the pandemic, and changing attitudes towards work-life balance are contributors to a newly defined workplace. Government organizations working in the environmental sector are not immune to the challenges presented by a multi-generational workplace, and the need to expand recruitment to a younger age-bracket. Meet our Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial and Gen-Z team in the open and candid conversation on working together effectively
BASIC INTERVIEWING SKILLS    M-E1   100695
Monday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating134 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersLisa Brown, Jose Parra Bernal
ObjectiveTo assist inspectors in developing interviewing skills needed to perform inspections, also tips on dealing with difficult people.
DescriptionThe session will cover how to prepare for asking people questions to gain information necessary to complete an inspection and how to conduct interviews. There will also be discussion of dealing with difficult people.
TOXICOLOGY 101: Using Toxicological Information in Emergency Resp    M-F1   100706
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating78 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKaren Riveles
ObjectiveIntroduction to basic toxicological principles; understand health guidance values and how chemicals are reviewed for toxicity; and how this information is used before, during, and after emergencies to protect public health and the environment and assist in cleanup decisions.
DescriptionThis course will introduce basic concepts related to understanding the toxicity of chemicals. We will provide an overview of basic principles of toxicology and human health risk assessment of hazardous chemicals. We will look at how toxicological information is used and applied in making cleanup decisions after a hazardous materials release into the environment. Students will work together to develop real-life solutions to a variety of cleanup scenarios.
KEEPING IT TRENDY - APSA VIOLATIONS    M-G1   100716
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating127 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDevra Lewis
ObjectiveDiscuss APSA violation trends, including most commonly cited violations and miscited violations, and determining the appropriate violation.
DescriptionParticipants will take part in a session that will cover trends in APSA violations, most commonly cited APSA violations, and determining the appropriate APSA violation.
LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT BOYD STREET FIRE    M-I1   100735
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating143 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersSteven Hamilton, Jerry Kao
ObjectiveLearn abount the changes that have come about due to the Los Angeles Boyd Steet fire.
DescriptionMay 16, 2020 will be a day that the Los Angeles Fire Department will never forget. On this day a fire at 327 E. Boyd St in Downtown Los Angeles changed the lives of many members and eventually pushed legislation in the attempt to prevent similar situations from happening. This class will talk about the changes that have happened over the last 2.5 years. We will begin prior to the fire and bring you all the way through current time. You do not want to miss this class
FUNDAMENTAL BODY LANGUAGE    M-J1   100769
Monday     8am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating233 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides information on understanding the link between physiology and behaviors associated with stress, specifically pre-attack signs.
Description"Fundamental Body Language" is based upon the physiological "fight, flight, or freeze (F3) mechanism." As a standalone class, "Fundamental Body Language" provides insight into the physiology and psychology of both the learner and the learner's interactions with other people. This is a fast-paced four-hour class divided into two distinct halves. The first half explains the human physiological responses to stress, from simply lying or during the involvement of a critical life-threatening event. The second half of the class outlines specific F3 indicators. These indicators are divided into seven categories: body posture, hand movements, eyes, facial, body function, vocal, and proxemics. Each indicator is explained and its origin and association with F3 is explained. There are over 50 indicators explained in all. This class is very informative and very entertaining with an array of multimedia to engage every type of learner. The presenter interacts heavily with the audience.
HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER (Pre-Registration Required)    M-K1   100641
Monday     8am to 5pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating11 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersBrian Otter
ObjectiveHAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER Pre-Registration Required.
DescriptionThis OSHA compliant 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training session meets the annual refresher requirements for the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard. (Hour Lunch Break included)
OPENING CEREMONY & LEADERSHIP AWARDS    Tu-D0   100775
Tuesday     8am to 10am
Room PLATINUM BALLROOM
Seating990 of 1200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRoyce Long, Jason Boetzer
ObjectiveOpening Ceremony & Leadership Awards
DescriptionJoin us to recognize the Annual Environmental Leadership and Safety Awards, Annual reports from California CUPA Forum & the Secretary of CalEPA.
PRESCRIPTIVE VS. PERFORMANCE BASED EMERGENCY RESPONSE    W-A1   100656
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating187 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Scott Melton
ObjectiveRecognizing the difference between prescriptive and performance based activities before and during an emergency event.
DescriptionCalARP facility emergency response & preparedness requires both complying with regulations & applying performance based decisions with a good action plan. No emergency event follows a prescriptive course, thus we are always confronted with a need for performance based decisions. During this course we will show how quickly prescriptive only thinking can lead to a less effective response, whereas a combination of the two can lead to success.
HOT TOPICS IN WASTE CLASSIFICATION AND RECYCLING    W-B1   100669
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating214 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersTracy Young, Bavneet Benipal, Samantha Lawler
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of hot topics pertaining to Waste Classification and Hazardous Waste Recycling.
DescriptionTopics to be covered include the overview of the following: Recent enforcement-related issues of waste determination and hazardous waste recycling Specific waste streams Types of sampling.
OVERVIEW OF THE UST LEAK PREVENTION PROGRAM    W-C1   100682
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating268 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersThomas Henderson
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with knowledge of past, present and future UST Program activities as they relate to all types of stakeholders.
DescriptionThis session will provide participants with an extensive overview of UST Program activities over the last year, and those activities that are planned for the future. Additional topics include the connection between inspection and compliance, as well as how design, construction, testing, and maintenance have a significant impact on reducing the number of releases to the environment. Single-walled USTs and Chapter 16 rewrite will be addressed.
CUPA 101    W-D1   100690
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating72 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJason Boetzer, Kristen Ward
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with the history and evolution of the Unified Program.
DescriptionThis course is a comprehensive overview of the Unified Program, including a brief history of environmental regulations which led to the creation of the program. The course will further examine the coordination, consolidation, & implementation of the six program elements. And finally, this course will provide an overview to the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders demonstrating successes.
ENFORCEMENT CASE REFERRALS    W-E1   100700
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating135 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersLisa Brown, Sarah Orndorff
ObjectiveTo improve case referrals for enforcement matters (administrative, civil or criminal)
DescriptionDescription of session: Discussion of what should be included in any type of enforcement case referral, case presentation and working with prosecutors.
UPDATE ON WATER BOARD CLEANUP PROGRAMS, VI, AND AB304    W-F1   100712
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating87 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCheryl Prowell, Gregory Shaffer
ObjectiveLearn about changes within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Boards and Local Agencies, and vapor intrusion guidance and policy progress
DescriptionThis course is an overview of what's new within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Board including updates regarding statewide investigations for PFAS, updates to vapor intrusion guidance, and progress toward developing a vapor intrusion policy. We will also provide an update on the changes to the Local Agencies Cleanup Programs, observations, and lessons learned since the passage of AB304.
STI WORKSHOP: GENERATOR BASE TANKS AND MORE    W-G1   100722
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating147 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersTim O'Toole, Steve Pollock, Joseph Mentzer, Will Holman, Craig Fletcher
ObjectiveThis session intends to inform attendees of Aboveground Storage Tank system standards with a look into UL 142 Special Purpose tanks.
DescriptionSTI/SPFA staff and affiliates will point out differences in fabrication, appurtenances, and operation and maintenance that make generator base tanks unique compared to other tank systems. With an introduction to UL 142A, the course covers tank fabrication for mounting of generators, and installing genset system components. An experienced SP001 inspector will cover the challenges of auditing these systems with conflicting codes and operator needs.
RETAIL HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE    W-H1   100732
Wednesday     8am to 9:30am
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating131 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersJeremy Hojnicki, Tracey Anzar
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of hazardous waste compliance from a retail perspective.
DescriptionThe course is an overview of the challenges of managing a retail hazardous waste program, including how to drive compliance and engagement at retail stores. The session will provide tips on how to retailer and CUPA stakeholders on how to have successful hazardous waste inspections at retail store facilities.
CALEPA ESF10 / CBRNRESPONDER PROJECT UPDATE    W-I1   100740
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating171 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJohn Elkins, Jim Bohon, Elizabeth Brega, Dante Stellar, Megan Callan
ObjectiveThe session will present an update with findings of the state and local CUPA workgroup efforts over the past two years.
DescriptionCalEPA has been working with CUPAs, CalOES, FEMA, and FEMAs contractor Chainbridge to evaluate the CBRNResponder web based tools ability to support California emergency response. This includes use by CalEPA for coordinating large scale hazmat responses, by the Unified Program to support an electronic and operationalized Area Plan, and by CUPAs to support administrative and response requirements. This session presents findings from that effort.
MAKING THE COMPLICATED SIMPLE    W-J1   100771
Wednesday     8am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating237 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides information on how to handle stressful, complicated situation in an effective and practical way.
DescriptionThis session provides information related to complicated situations and how to make those situations simple. It will allow you to get better at making difficult scenarios and tight schedules more digestible, easy to explain to others, easy to understand, and easy to expand upon. This class is especial helpful for those working or managing very complex or multiple situations. It also helps with understanding problem solving with a solution-based mindset. This session also helps in bringing calm to chaos, using the logical brain versus the emotional brain. It covers on-site actions, post-scene actions, follow-up information, tips to overcome information overload, and professional interactions.
THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP, THE NEW LEADERSHIP PLAYBOOK    W-J3   100766
Wednesday     8am to 5pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating141 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersKirk Ford
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with leadership tools to make their teams higher performing and intent based.
DescriptionThis course is based on the book "Leadership is Language" by David Marquet. We'll go over his new leadership playbook that uses language to empower your team to perform at their highest potential and build a framework that achieves the right balance between deliberation and action. This book has been the single best tool for leadership I've found and I want to share it with the CUPA community. (not endorsed or sponsored by David Marquet)
HAZWOPER 8 HR REFRESHER TRAINING FOCUSED DEBRIS REMOVAL CONCERNS    W-K1   100642
Wednesday     8am to 4pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating42 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersNick Vent
ObjectiveUnderstand how to recognize various hazard classes, Ability to use reference materials. Understand how to safely work around heavy equipment and roads
DescriptionCalOSHA 5192(e)(8) requires refresher training each year. Students must attend the entire session to obtain a certificate from the instructor. The content will include using scenarios to discuss the Hazard Classes, 2020 ERG, NIOSH Pocket guide, Wiser usage and Safety Data Sheets. Working within post firestorm scenes will require understanding ICS, Site Safety plans and how to safely work around heavy equipment. There will be interactive games. Pre-Registration Required.
CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS    TH-A1   100660
Thursday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating182 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJack Becker
ObjectiveThis session will provide insight for participants to evaluate the effectiveness of a PHA and identify potential gaps in safety.
DescriptionThis session will provide information on an effective PHA process and act as a guide of best practices for industry and inspectors to utilize in the preparation, facilitation and management of recommendations to improve safety. Topics of discussion will include techniques to better identify hazards; integrate previous incidents; document containment and controls, safeguards and mitigation measures; and understand the consequences of failure.
GENERATOR IMPROVEMENTS RULE - MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL PROVISIONS    TH-B1   100673
Thursday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating233 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKareem Taylor, John Schofield, Chosu Khin
ObjectivePresenters will provide details of the rulemaking of the Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) Mandatory Provisions and GIR optional provisions updates.
DescriptionThe presentation will be divided into two parts. In the first part, the presenters will provide details of the DTSC's current regular rulemaking project of the Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) mandatory provisions (what is included in the rulemaking package and projected timeline.) In the second part of the presentation, the presenters will provide optional provisions that are being considered for adoption through a second rulemaking process.
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