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Session
CALARP 101    M-A1   100650
Monday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating200 of 200 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating250 of 250 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating350 of 350 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating99 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating149 of 150 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersLisa Brown
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
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating160 of 160 seats available
CreditsNone
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 STEET FIRE    M-I1   100735
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
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
    
HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER (Pre-Registration Required)    M-K1   100641
Monday     8am to 5pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating40 of 50 seats available
CreditsNone
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)
      
RAGAGEP: HISTORICAL VARIANTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IIAR STANDARDS    M-A2   100651
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating200 of 200 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating250 of 250 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating350 of 350 seats available
CreditsNone
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 4pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating200 of 200 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating149 of 150 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating160 of 160 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating180 of 180 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersGary Cantwell
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.
    
LUNCH,MONDAY ON 3/20    M-Z1   100646
Monday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room PLATINUM BALLROOM
CreditsNone
ObjectiveCatch up with old friends, chat with co-workers, and provide helpful guidance to new people.
DescriptionLunch 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. Take a few moments to say "hi" and network during lunch.
  
MECHANICAL INTEGRITY INSPECTION OF AN AMMONIA PRESSURE VESSEL    M-A3   100764
Monday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating200 of 200 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating250 of 250 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating349 of 350 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersNick Umemoto, Hung 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
Seating150 of 150 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating100 of 100 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating160 of 160 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating180 of 180 seats available
CreditsNone
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
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersRobert Wise
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.
    
HUMAN FACTORS    M-A4   100652
Monday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating200 of 200 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersMiguel Zepeda
ObjectiveHuman factors in process safety are often misunderstood or confused with ergonomics; this presentation will help make that distinction very clear and provide a base knowledge on human factors that is consistent with the views of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
DescriptionThis presentation will discuss the broad definition of human factors, how they present themselves throughout other CalARP program elements, and when facilities should consider human factors issues. Additionally, an overview of the method used by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) to determine whether the qualifying stationary sources are systematically and adequately addressing human factors concerns as specified by CalARP regulations.
    
SATELLITE ACCUMULATION REQUIREMENTS    M-B4   100666
Monday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating250 of 250 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersRegan Bottomley, Andy Smith
ObjectiveParticipants will learn the complex satellite accumulation requirements, identify common violations and understand EPA/DTSC interpretations.
DescriptionThis class is great for both new and experienced students as these rules are complicated and no matter how long you've been in the RCRA world, you will likely learn some new nuance. In this interactive presentation, students will come to understand the satellite accumulation regulatory requirements, including day-to-day management of containers, common violations, plus how to avoid them, and important interpretations from both the EPA and DTSC.
    
BACK-TO-BASICS: HMBP & HAZARDOUS WASTE FOR BEGINNERS    M-H4   100730
Monday     3pm to 4pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating180 of 180 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersJayme Dryden
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with basic applicability and requirements for industry with respect to HMBP and HW program implementation.
DescriptionThe course will provide facilities with a refresher on basic requirements and tricks of the trade for HMBP reporting and compliance with hazardous waste requirements. With the high turnover seen in various industries over the past couple of years, going back to the basics might be what your organization needs to reinforce HMBP & hazardous waste management protocols and develop a sustainable compliance program.
    
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