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AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF PHAS FOR AUDITORS AND INDUSTRY    TU-A1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating47 of 110 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersSamuel Calvert, Jeffrey Geiger
ObjectiveEquip auditors and industry with knowledge of PHA methodologies & common regulatory issues
DescriptionIn this presentation, we will dive into the realm of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), a cornerstone in industrial safety and risk management. We will dissect various PHA methodologies, evaluating their merits and limitations, with a spotlight on the HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) approach. Finally, we will discuss the issues, regulatory and otherwise, that we commonly observe during audits.
OVERVIEW OF TIER PERMITTING SUBMITTAL ON CERS    TU-B1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating175 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMalay Trivedi
ObjectiveLEARN COMPONENTS OF TIER PERMIT SUBMITTAL ON CERS
DescriptionThis course will aim to provide successful submittal of Tier Permitting (TP) element on CERS. It will outline/discuss different components of TP submittal on CERS. This course will look at hazardous wastes that are eligible for TP, provide an understanding of different standardized tiers-PBR, CA, CE and their requirements as they pertain to CERS submittal. THIS COURSE WILL NOT TOUCH ON HOW TO DO A TP INSPECTION.
ORIGIN OF THE STATE WATER BOARD TANKS PROGRAM AND ENFORCEMENT OF SB445    TU-C1
Tuesday     8am to 9am
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating219 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  ICC: 1.0
SpeakersBrian Taylor
ObjectiveThis session will highlight the evolutionary history of the UST Enforcement unit and its expected role in the Enforcement of SB445.
DescriptionBoth the Unified Program Agencies (UPAs) and the State Water Board Office of Enforcement UST Unit originated from the nations first State UST law addressing the threat of discharges from underground storage tanks to groundwater. This presentation will recap their interagency collaborative history, discuss investigative resources, and explore enforcement options for the implementation of the UST closure requirements of SB445.
COMMON NATIONAL SPCC MISCONCEPTIONS AT OIL FACILITIES    TU-D1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating131 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMark Howard
ObjectiveThe EPA SPCC National Program Manager will provide insight on some of the more common regulatory misconceptions related to the SPCC rule (40 CFR part 112).
DescriptionFederal regulations can be complex and difficult to interpret. The presentation is geared toward CUPA inspectors and the regulated community stakeholders with a general understanding of the SPCC rule. The goal of the presentation is to provide attendees with insight on the rule's more complicated provisions and assist with approving facility compliance. The presentation will be provided in the form of a "Top Ten/Twenty List".
PresentationCommon MISC SPCC
PREPARING FOR AN APSA INSPECTION FOCUSING ON SPCC PLAN REVIEW    TU-G1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-A
Seating42 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersPaul McCarty
ObjectiveProvide an overview of APSA inspection preparation including review of the SPCC plan and formal tank integrity tests.
DescriptionThis is an overview of preparing for an APSA inspection which includes review of the most recent submittal in CERS, past inspections, and in-depth review of an SPCC plan. The course will cover common issues that you may see when reviewing an SPCC plan template or engineered plan. Finally, this course will also provide review of formal tank integrity tests.
PresentationSummary of SPCC Rule Requirements
PREPARING FOR AN APSA INSPECTION FOCUSING ON SPCC PLAN REVIEW
CUPA REPORTING AND EXEMPTIONS FOR ALL INDUSTRIES    TU-H1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating18 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersFatima Ibrahim
ObjectiveAn A-Z session of special use and exemptions under CUPA and the similarities and differences between those and the California fire and building codes.
DescriptionThe six CUPA programs have various thresholds for reporting and exemptions. Exemptions include hazardous materials used within building systems such as refrigeration systems, fire suppression systems etc. It is important for businesses, developers, and facility managers to apply those exemptions properly along with the similar exemptions of the CBC and CFC. Ways to effectively use one programs information for another will be touched upon.
PresentationCERS Exemptions for All Industries
LITHIUM ION BATTERIES: EMERGENCY RESPONSE, TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL    TU-I1
Tuesday     8am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating3 of 156 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRobert Rezende, Gregory Jenkins, Leon Wirschem
ObjectiveSession will focus on the scientific principles, potential hazards, & fire-related response approaches related to lithium-ion battery fire incidents.
DescriptionLithium Ion batteries have dramatically increased in everything from consumer electronics and micro-mobility devices (e.g., e-bikes, scooters) to small and large scale battery energy storage systems. Instructors will information and case studies covering the proper use and disposal. They will also cover how to deal with Lithium Ion batteries in the event of a thermal runaway.
PresentationLIthum-ion Batteries: Emergency Response, Transport and Disposal
Lithium Ion Battery Awareness CUPA 2024
COMPARISON: FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA HAZ WASTE REGS    TU-J1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room POOLSIDE-PAVILLION
Seating50 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersScott Lyons
ObjectiveAttendees will understand the main distinctions between the federal RCRA hazardous waste regulations and the California Title 22 regulations.
DescriptionUnderstanding the difference between the federal and California Title 22 hazardous waste regulations is imperative. Californias regulations are more stringent and broader than the federal regs, resulting in confusion. Understanding where the programs intersect and differ is essential to compliance for both regulators and the regulated community. This session will summarize the differences between federal and California hazardous waste regs.
PresentationComparison: Federal and California Haz Waste Regs
HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)    TU-K1
Tuesday     8am to 4:45pm
Room BAYSIDE
Seating13 of 45 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersNick Vent
ObjectiveThis course is required each year for anyone who has already taken the initial 24 or 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification and has kept current.
DescriptionThis OSHA compliant 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher classroom training session meets the annual refresher requirements for the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard. The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8), 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(8), 29 CFR 1926.65(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8) for construction.
Presentation8hr Hazwoper Refresher
CHATGPT FOR CUPA REGULATORS    TU-L1
Tuesday     8am to 9am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating61 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDarryl Booth
Objective1) Learn to access Generative AI tools (like ChatGPT); 2) Understand what Generative AI can do; and 3) Observe several practical examples.
DescriptionAbundant access to AI means new opportunities for regulators. This session delivers clear, practical and responsible examples of how to impact your daily operations and policies using Generative AI tools like ChatGPT for understanding regulations, generating written content, and for data management.
PresentationPresentation Deck with Examples
COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDER IDENTIFICATION    TU-M1
Tuesday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-C
Seating86 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersChris Reiner
ObjectiveStudents will learn tips and techniques for identifying unknown compressed gas cylinders.
DescriptionAn unidentified compressed gas cylinder can be an alarming find, but it doesn't have to be. This course will teach you how to read the clues a cylinder gives and enable you to identify what's inside, or at least what kind of hazard it presents. After the lecture, students will identify multiple mystery cylinders and leave with a better understanding of the risks and realities of compressed gases.
WHAT RETAILERS NEED TO KNOW TO GET MORE OUT OF UWRS    TU-N1
Tuesday     8am to 9:30am
Room BOARD-ROOM-II
Seating16 of 30 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersJamie McDonald
ObjectiveUnderstand how to apply the Universal Waste Rules to save cost for your business
DescriptionIn this session, we will talk about the EPA's Univeral Waste Rule (UWR) that affects retailers and how they can apply it to save costs for their business. We will go over UWR for aerosol and options for recycling. Rounding out the session we will give an update on the current status of state adoption of subpart P and how leveraging the pharmaceuticals UWR can significantly reduce costs for retailers.
CHEMISTRY OF UST COMPATIBILITY WITH ETHANOL AND BIODIESEL BLENDS    TU-C2
Tuesday     9am to 10am
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating208 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  ICC: 1.0
SpeakersAmber Camarena
ObjectiveHow to research information on compatibility of UST systems and components with fuels they may store to enforce applicable statutes and regulations.
DescriptionThis presentation will review the statutes and regulations regarding compatibility of UST systems with the substance stored in them to aid in enforcement. This course will examine the chemical structure of emerging fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel blends, and their reactivity with UST components. We will discuss sources of component compatibility records and the documentation required to be submitted and maintained by owners/operators.
PresentationChemistry of Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compatibility with Biofuels
CURRENT AND ACCURATE OPERATING PROCEDURES    TU-A2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating50 of 110 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJack Becker
ObjectiveParticipants will gain an understanding of CalARP Program Level 2 and 3 operating procedure requirements and IIAR 7.
DescriptionThis course will review CalARP Program Level 2 and 3 operating procedure requirements as well as provide best practices for developing and reviewing operating procedures. Additionally, ammonia refrigeration specific industry standard requirements will be covered as described in IIAR 7-2019 American National Standard for Developing Operating Procedures for Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.
PresentationCURRENT AND ACCURATE OPERATING PROCEDURES
DTSCS POLICY BRANCH REGULATION PRIORITIES FOR 2024    TU-B2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating159 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersChosu Khin, Liliana Cahuas, Megan Melnick, Brian Ogg, Tracy Vandewarker
ObjectiveThis session will provide an overview of the priority regulation packages for DTSC Policy Branch in 2024.
DescriptionDTSCs Policy Branch will present a summary of rulemaking packages being developed in the Branch and provide an outlook on future regulations. The session will also go over opportunities for CUPA and industry participation in the rulemaking package development.
PresentationDTSC Policy Regulation Priorities for 2024
OVERVIEW OF THE UST LEAK PREVENTION PROGRAM    TU-C3
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating152 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersThomas Henderson
ObjectiveThis session will provide an oversite of the UST program for year 2023, and the expectations for 2024 and 2025.
DescriptionThe session will provide a comprehensive overview of the UST program, with an emphasis on single-walled UST closures and upcoming deadline, and expectations for enforcement of these systems.
HER STORY: A DISCUSSION OF WOMEN IN HAZ MAT    TU-D2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating52 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersChristie Bautista, Elizabeth Brega, Jenna Hartman, Allison Wescott, Michelle Le, Linnea Chandler, Jennea Monasterio
ObjectiveTo begin the discussion on the unique challenges women face in hazmat and provide support for future generations of women entering the field.
DescriptionIn this class, panelists from across government and industry will come together to share their personal stories and insights from their hazmat careers. Panelists will paint a historical perspective of women in hazmat and the challenges faced over the past few decades since the establishment of the Unified Program. Moreover, they'll tackle the contemporary hurdles that are unique to our field. All levels of experience are encouraged to attend.
WHY IS API 653 RELEVANT TO APSA?    TU-G2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-A
Seating122 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersPhilip Myers
ObjectiveThe session will provide an overview of API 653 applicability for an APSA inspection.
DescriptionThis session will cover the requirement for integrity testing of bulk storage containers in accordance with API 653, including an overview of types of inspections, inspection frequencies, qualifications of personnel conducting inspections, components assessed during inspections, and basics of formal inspection reports.
PresentationWhy is API 653 Relevant to APSA
HOW FIRE SAFE IS YOUR BUSINESS: FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS & FIRE LOSS    TU-H2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating22 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersLee Kirby, Ken Kwong
ObjectiveTo educate businesses on common fire code violations and how these violations may increase the risk of fire at their places of operation.
DescriptionWhat is the risk of fire at your businesses? What hazards may be present that increase the risk of fire? This awareness course will introduce businesses to the common fire code violations fire inspectors encounter and how these fire hazards, along with the occupancys use, have the potential to increase the risk of fire at your place of business. Interactive class exercises will place students in the role of a fire inspector, directing them through inspections to identify fire code violations and hazards at various industrial, manufacturing, and mercantile occupancies.
UNIVERSAL WASTE 101    TU-J2
Tuesday     10am to 11:45am
Room POOLSIDE-PAVILLION
Seating91 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRita Hypnarowski, Michael Reid
ObjectiveThis session will provide an overview of universal waste management standards as laid out in Californias Hazardous Waste Control Law.
DescriptionWhat is a universal waste? Who is considered a universal waste handler? How must universal wastes be managed? These questions, and others, will be covered in this DTSC-led introduction to universal waste regulations.
PresentationUniversal Waste 101 PowerPoint Slides PDF
Since we will be using our calcupa.org "My Itinerary" process for the 2024 Conference for Attendees to Earn CEUs, please create your Itinerary by going to the online agenda and clicking on the "+Add" button on the right of the page to Add Sessions you plan to attend to your "My Itinerary".  To View/Edit your Itinerary for Session Attendance, visit your My Itinerary.  We will provide further information on how to 'check in/out' of a Session to verify your attendance. If you have any questions, please email registration@calcupa.org.