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RAGAGEP: HISTORICAL VARIANTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IIAR STANDARDS    M-A2   100651
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating190 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersUriah Donaldson
ObjectiveThis session will provide a historical overview of ammonia refrigeration RAGAGEP variants and summarize IIAR 9's Minimum System Safety Evaluation.
DescriptionRecognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) are written documents intended for use in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of process equipment. There has been a move in the ammonia refrigeration industry towards standardization, yet there are historical variants which often cause confusion. This session will analyze historical RAGAGEP variants and summarize IIAR 9's MSSE requirements.
REMOTE SITE CONSOLIDATION OF NON-RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE    M-B2   100664
Monday     10am to 11am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating225 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDaniel Stoehr
ObjectiveThis session will describe in detail the regulations for the generator consolidation of non-RCRA hazardous waste from remote sites.
DescriptionThis course will describe the California Health and Safety Code allowance for the consolidation of non-RCRA hazardous waste from remote sites to a generator site. It will also describe the requirements of the USDOT for the transportation of the non-RCRA hazardous waste as a hazardous material on public roads.
STATE WATER BOARD'S EVALUATION OF CUPA UST PROGRAM ELEMENTS    M-C2   100677
Monday     10am to 11:30am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating281 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersKaitlin Cottrell, Jenna Hartman
ObjectiveTo provide participants with the framework of how the State Water board performs CUPA evaluations.
DescriptionThis presentation will provide an overview of the State Water Boards CUPA evaluation process. Topics will include program structure, quality assurance techniques, and the unique review aspects for single-walled USTs ahead of the December 31, 2025 deadline for permanent closure.
MANAGER'S WORKSHOP    M-D2   100687
Monday     10am to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating178 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 6.0  
SpeakersJohn Paine, Frederick Chun
ObjectiveObtain updates from the CalEPA, BDOs, and CFB on various current Unified Program Topics.
DescriptionThe annual manager's workshop is an opportunity for collaboration between CalEPA, BDOs, CFB, and other UPA agencies. Current Unified Program Topics will be discussed by the various groups such as CERS NextGen, Strategic Plan Updates and legislative updates.
REPORT WRITING    M-E2   100696
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKelly Robertson
ObjectiveThis session will describe best practices for report writing for CUPA inspectors to ensure successful enforcement.
DescriptionReport Writing is a critical skill for CUPA inspectors. This session will go into details about why documentation is so important when pursuing an enforcement action. Attendees will get a sense of what is required for successful AEO's and District Attorney referrals.
INTRODUCTION TO EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT WITH CASE STUDIES    M-F2   100707
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating88 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKaren Riveles
ObjectiveThis course introduces foundational exposure concepts and standardized approaches to exposure assessment. Using case studies, we will cover how to conceptualize exposure scenarios and how to estimate exposure using measurements or modeling approaches.
DescriptionIntroductory course will cover basic concepts of exposure assessment including: exposure media, routes of exposure, pathways of exposure, and environmental fate and transport. How to estimate exposure in the general population with measurements vs. modeling approaches. Quantifying exposure for noncancer and cancer risk assessments: calculations (light). Case studies with example scenarios: drinking water chemical contamination of well water from a leaking underground storage tank; pesticide contamination on food; indoor residential exposure to a chemical in carpet backing, and a residential site-specific risk assessment scenario with legacy pesticide contamination.
COMPLETING THE SPCC TEMPLATE FOR QUALIFIED FACILITIES    M-G2   100717
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating121 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAnthony Cardno
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of how to complete the SPCC Plan Template available to Qualified Facilities
DescriptionSession will define Qualified Facilities, the differences between Tier I and Tier II, and will delve into common questions regarding completing the SPCC plan templates that Qualified Facilities are allowed to use, including: accurately completing tables in the Template; how to include oil-filled operational equipment and portable containers in the SPCC Plan; and how to address tanks and containers in various sections of the Tier I & II templates.
NEW CALIFORNIA/FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS: TRENDS, DIRECTIONS    M-H2   100728
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating133 of 180 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.
EMERGING TRENDS IN ER- CASE STUDIES    M-I2   100736
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating154 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersLeon Wirschem, Robert Rezende
ObjectiveCase studies of emerging hazmat trends with problems encountered, lessons learned and response guidance for some dangerous situations,
DescriptionThis is an opportunity to see the emerging trends in Emergency Response and the problems encountered even after the emergency is over. This class will explain hazardous materials and waste concerns for Lithium ion batteries, cannabis and hemp processing and more. The wastes generated pose increased hazards for firefighters, business and waste mgmt professionals. Operating guidelines for response and waste disposal will be discussed.
RESILIENT LEADERSHIP    M-J4   100765
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating141 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Delia
ObjectiveDeveloping leadership resilience to navigate the impacts and opportunities provided by current and future changes.
DescriptionThis interactive session is targeted to proactive leaders who want to help guide and drive their teams to take advantage of current opportunities to apply more innovative approaches to service delivery. Topics will include: How we are affected by, and cope with, change; and the ten most impactful actions for leaders to take now to begin to reimagine the work they do, how they do it and where they do it in response to change.
BASIC CAMEO/ALOHA/MARPLOT    TU-A1   100653
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating193 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersTom Bergman
ObjectiveThe CAMEO Awareness course covers the four CAMEO Suite programs: CAMEO Chemicals, CAMEOfm, ALOHA, and MARPLOT.
DescriptionThe competencies covered in this course include: 1.Using CAMEO Chemicals to identify substances, evaluate the Datasheets, compile several substances into a list for analysis, and use the Reactivity Worksheet; 2.Plotting Control Zones and other pertinent data onto MARPLOT digital maps; 3.Evaluating the zones and map area surrounding the incident; and 4.Using ALOHA to Predict Downwind Concentrations of Dangerous Atmospheres.
VIOLATION CLASSIFICATION - FOCUS ON HAZARDOUS WASTE    TU-B1   100667
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating203 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersApril Ranney, Ryan Miya
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with opportunities to collaboratively discuss violation classification using example violations.
DescriptionThis course is a collaborative regulator-only discussion on violation classification with a focus on hazardous waste generator violations. This course will provide Hazardous Waste Generator Program inspectors with an opportunity to evaluate and classify violations applying the criteria established in regulations as well as described in the 2020 CalEPA Violation Classification Guidance for Unified Program Agencies.
WHEN A CITY BURNS DOWN - THE TRAGEDY OF PARADISE    TU-C1   100679
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating270 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersThomas Parker, Thomas Henderson
ObjectiveTo provide a UST CUPA perspective when s natural disaster strikes.
DescriptionIn November 2018, the Camp Fire struck the town of Paradise causing 85 civilian fatalities. Tom Parker of Butte County Public Health will discuss the chaos of the initial days and the strain on the CUPA in the aftermath. Tom will discuss the issues associate with manpower limitations, environmental restoration, and those trials specific to the UST Program that would likely occur during any natural disaster.
INTRODUCTION TO ICS    TU-D1   100688
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating147 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides a fundamental understanding of the Incident Command System used during emergencies and major events.
DescriptionThe Incident Command System (ICS) refers to the combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure or jointly with other organizations and is designed to aid in the management of resources during incident response. It can be used in small or large operations and allows for a uniform operational structure among many agencies. This session provides an understanding of what ICS is, how it works, and how it can be implemented in your organizational emergency action plan.
DTSC CLEANING UP VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES DISCOVERY & ENFORCEMENT    TU-E1   100698
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating143 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersRafat Abbasi
ObjectiveUpdate on DTSCs implementation of the SB 158 provision for discovery and enforcement of potential releases in vulnerable communities.
DescriptionThis course is an overview of CalEPA DTSC's development and implementation of the SB 158 Cleaning Up Vulnerable Communities Initiative Discovery & Enforcement Program. Overlapping processes that must take place during program development and implementation include pre-screening, contract development, tribal consultation, info gathering, enforcement, liens, penalty assessment, and cost recovery drawing upon a number of State data sources.
UST CLEANUP FUND UPDATE; LUST CLEANUP AND BROWNFIELDS INITIATIVES    TU-F1   100709
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating74 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDiane Barclay, Craig Sanchez, Kenneth Dixon, Matthew Cohen, Eric Byous
ObjectiveUSTCF will provide an update on the USTCF and its subaccount programs; SWB and USEPA will provide updates about LUST cleanup initiatives and funding.
DescriptionThis session will be a summary of UST Cleanup Fund statistics, the status of reimbursements, appeals, and other important updates. The session will also cover updates to EAR, Orphan, and RUST grants, the Expedited Claim Account Program; USEPAs Brownfields program received a substantial funding increase from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and can support LUST site redevelopment via assessment, remediation or reuse planning
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AN APSA INSPECTION    TU-G1   100719
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating133 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersErik Cheng, Justin Tao
ObjectiveThis session will provide an overview of a typical APSA inspection conducted by regulators.
DescriptionThis course will detail the pre-inspection process of general information reviewed for facility history. The course will cover a typical facility walk-through. The presentation will also examine common violations reported to CERS for the APSA program and examples of corrective action follow-ups.
TOP 10 CUPA VIOLATIONS CITED BY PROGRAM AREA    TU-H1   100777
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating89 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersSheilah Lillie, Tyler Nakaue
ObjectiveParticipants will learn about the 2022 top violations for each CUPA program area and tips on how to prevent them at their facility.
DescriptionThe most commonly citied 2022 CUPA program violation data will be shared for each program area. Both of the course instructors are former CUPA inspectors, now working in industry. The instructors will describe what the regulatory requirement is for each violation and share tips on how to prevent these issues for your facility.
DRONES IN HAZMAT RESPONSE    TU-I1   100738
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating150 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersSteven Hamilton, DIANA NGUYEN, Alvin Dong
ObjectiveThis session will inform participants on how to become a drone pilot and how drones can be used in hazmat response.
DescriptionThis course will cover how the LAFD built their drone program and go into detail on requirements for becoming a drone pilot, pertinent FAA regulations and licensing requirements, types of drones, use scenarios, and data management software. In addition, the course discuss how hazmat meters and thermography can be integrated for use during hazmat incidents.
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR RADIATION    TU-J1   100747
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating243 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCarl Palladino
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with basic knowledge for safety responding to a radiological emergency.
DescriptionThis course will provide a brief overview of nuclear radiation basics, exposure health effects, protection methods, decontamination procedures, radiation instrumentation, and site investigation and emergency response protocols.
WEB DEPLOYED IMMERSIVE COMPUTER BASED HAZWOPER TRAINING    TU-K1   100643
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating48 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersNick Vent, John Rolando, Carl Bautista, Matt Hayden
ObjectiveProvide participants with an introduction to web deployed computer based training that can satisfy HAZWOPER and other training requirements
DescriptionDuring this presentation the students will be introduced to Virtual Reality environments after being provided with an initial classroom training. Students will be provided with access to several modules to learn by doing through interactive exercises in high fidelity simulations. The modules provided are part of a FRO training series that was created to enable the players to accomplish refresher training or new training at their own pace.
CERS NEXTGEN OVERVIEW    TU-L1   100751
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GOLD KEY III
Seating10 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Bohon
ObjectiveCalEPA's project to upgrade the CERS application, CERS NextGen
DescriptionPlease join members of the CalEPA Unified Program and the CERS project team to discuss CalEPA's project to upgrade the CERS application, CERS NextGen. The CalEPA team will update you on the project's progress, provide an overview of the planned implementation timeline, and discuss the key changes associated with replacing CERS. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
HMBP 101    TU-M1   100756
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating96 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMinh Le, Alonso Mejia, Jason Parker
ObjectiveThis session will provide students with basic and introductory fundamentals of the hazardous materials business plan program.
DescriptionThis course will cover the introductory concepts of the hazardous materials business plan program. Goal of the course will cover Business Plan General Requirements, Hazardous Materials Inventory Reporting Requirements, Alternative Hazardous Materials Inventory Requirements, Hazardous Materials Inventory Submittal, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act Compliance Requirements, Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, and Training.
MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE & PRE-STARTUP SAFETY REVIEW    W-A2   100657
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating189 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersThomas Turner, Diane Ho, Miguel Zepeda
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of MOC/PSSR with an extensive amount of breakout sessions to emphasize learnings.
DescriptionThe course is a comprehensive overview of Management of Change and Prestartup Safety Reviews. The course will go over the overview, incidents, documentation, and examples with breakout sessions for each section to emphasize and iterate the importance of the MOC and PSSR process.
CONDITIONALLY EXCLUDED HAZARDOUS WASTE    W-B2   100670
Wednesday     10am to 11am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating205 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDaniel Stoehr
ObjectiveThis session will identify several useful exclusions from full regulation available for hazardous waste.
DescriptionThis course will identify and explain the conditional exclusions available for used oil filters, waste fuel filters, common vehicle batteries & household batteries, latex paint, reuseable soiled textiles, PCB Ballast, and more. It will also briefly identify and summarize the requirements for universal waste, waste oil, California empty containers, and other statutory exclusions and exemptions. It will not include recycling exclusions.
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