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LUNCH,WEDNESDAY ON 3/22    W-Z1
Wednesday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room PLATINUM BALLROOM
Seating2004 of 2000 seats available
Credits  
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.

1. Lazy Susan in Ballroom - The Food Court Buffet, The Food Court - Mediterranean Buffet

  • Roasted Garlic Lemon Hummus and Pita chips (V, DF)
  • Spinach, Arugula, Radicchio Chickpea, Pickled Red Onion Salad, Greek Dressing (V)
  • Turmeric Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous, Lemon oil (V)
  • Roasted Chicken, Kalamata, Artichokes, Roasted Tomato Citrus Jus
  • Seared Salmon and Spinach with Warm herb Vinaigrette (GF)
  • Aged Asiago Vegetable Risotto (V)
  • Fruit Tarts (V)
  • Assorted European Macaroons (V)

2. Box Lunch - Roasted Turkey Breast
3. Box Lunch - Beef Tenderloin
4. Box Lunch - Garden Grilled Vegetable
5. Box Lunch - Gluten Free chef choice

APPLICATIONS OF P&ID DRAWINGS WITHIN SELECT PREVENTION PROGRAM    W-A3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating152 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.
PresentationApplications of P&ID drawings within select Prevention Programs
ADVANCED HAZARDOUS WASTE CHARACTERIZATION    W-B3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating78 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAndy Smith, Regan Bottomley
ObjectiveStudents will build on their previous hazardous waste characterization training by delving deeper into the definition of hazardous waste.
DescriptionEvery wonder why spent solvents are regulated at 10% or more? What are hazard codes and why do I care? Is my solvent-contaminated rag an ignitable D001 when I'm done cleaning with it; what about a spill? Why are some chemicals repeated in the F001 and F002? What is this whole "sole active ingredient" in unused chemicals all about? These questions and more will be answered as we delve deeper into understanding the nuances of waste identification.
PresentationAdvanced Hazardous Waste Determination
UST COMPONENTS 101 PLUS    W-C3
Wednesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating108 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  ICC: 4.0
SpeakersGerrit Kovach, Brenda Puepke
ObjectiveTo be able to identify different parts of the UST system included in leak detection, spill containment and overfill protection and certifications.
DescriptionThis course will be an open presentation with an array of UST Components with the objective of learning and identifying different parts and finctions for UST inspections. This will include many field photos and videos and a collection of actual UST sensors, leak detectors, piping and other components from different systems (Veeder Root, Pneumeractor, etc.). A new UST components field guide will also be included with this presentation.
PresentationUST Components 101 Plus
UST Monitoring System Field Guide
Waterboard Monitoring Construction Guide
VEEDER ROOT SENSOR GUIDE
EBW GUIDE
FRANKLING FUELING SENSOR GUIDE
RONAN PDF GUIDE
PNEUMERCATOR PDF GUIDE
UST PIPING GUIDE 1
UST PIPING GUIDE 2 (FLEX BRAVO)
BUILDING THE PLANE AS WE FLY IT - LI-ION BATTERIES IN PRACTICE    W-D3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating52 of 130 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRobert Salvesen
ObjectiveTheory and practical application of energy storage systems, application of insults and their outcomes combined with Real-world experience.
DescriptionThe news has exploded with news of battery incidents lately. No place on Earth has been experiencing more than New York City. Take a journey with the guys who are on the ground handling the incidents, how the process has evolved, what we are currently doing, and where this is going. Plenty of time will be allowed for discussion.
The CUPA AEO PROCESS AND MULTI-AGENCY COLLABORATION    W-E3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating68 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDennis Karidis, Heather Tanner, , David Irey
ObjectiveAttendees will be presented with an enforcement action process taken by the CUPA and also a look into with how various agencies collaborate to address illegal dumping in our neighborhoods.
DescriptionThis is a two-part case study. The first session is a case study presented by Sacramento County about the enforcement action against an unregulated facility for HM and HW programs. The second session is presented by DTSC on a multijurisdictional approach to address illegal dumping into a stream running through County property.
WHAT'S NEW AT DTSC'S SITE MITIGATION & RESTORATION PROGRAM?    W-F3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating62 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMaryam Tasnif-abbasi, Peter Garcia, Rafat Abbasi, Gregory Shaffer
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with programmatic and regulatory updates, info on brownfields and brownfield funding, and VI decision making
DescriptionAn update on DTSC's Site Mitigation and Restoration Program, including: - DTSC's new Board of Environmental Safety - Funding available for cleanup - Community oriented programs - Initiatives for EJ communities - AB 304's requirements for Local Agencies - Using multiple lines of evidence to make decisions at vapor intrusion sites
PresentationWHAT'S NEW AT DTSC'S SITE MITIGATION & RESTORATION PROGRAM?
CONTINGENCY PLANS UNDER 40 CFR 112 AND THE APSA    W-G3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating96 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersGeoff Knight
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with the knowledge of how SPCC Plans and Contingency Plans relate to and differ from each other.
DescriptionThis course will provide an overview of the requirements for Spill Contingency Plans written to fulfill the APSA and 40 CFR Part 112, which may be required as part of an SPCC Plan when a facility is unable to provide adequate secondary containment. This course will describe the standard elements of a Contingency Plan; compare and contrast SPCC Plans and Contingency Plans; and discuss the relationship between federal and California requirements.
PresentationCONTINGENCY PLANS UNDER 40 CFR 112 AND THE APSA
UNIFORM HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST & SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS    W-H3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating46 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersNatasha McClurg
ObjectiveThis session will provide a thorough evaluation of the uniform hazardous waste manifest and waste related shipping paper regulatory requirements.
DescriptionThis course will provide participants with an in depth look at the uniform hazardous waste manifest requirements. Participants will evaluate shipping paper documentation, including e-manifest's, for accuracy. The course will end with a discussion on retention and distribution requirements.
PresentationUniform Hazardous Waste Manifest & Shipping Paper Requirements
IDENTIFICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT FOR HAZMAT INCIDENTS    W-I3
Wednesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating91 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersGrant Miner
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how to identify the materials involved in an incident, analyze the hazards present, and how they impact response options.
DescriptionIdentification and hazard assessment (IDHA) plays a crucial role in responding to hazmat incidents. This course will discuss tools for identifying materials and their properties, understanding the dynamics of an incident and ensuring a safe, effective response. Topics will include resources for IDHA (placards/labels, SDSs, WISER, etc.), awareness of multiple hazards, reassessing hazards as information changes, and analysis of actual incidents.
PresentationIdentification and Hazard Assessment For Hazmat Incidents
OVERCOMING BIAS    W-J2
Wednesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating206 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides information on understanding our diversity and how to overcome subconscious bias.
DescriptionWe are often surrounded by polarization in the very things we should be celebrating: race, religion, technology, arts, and ideologies. "Overcoming Bias" is a unique, exciting, and original look at the sources of human bias on a personal and organizational level. This presentation also covers harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and prejudice of 18 protected groups, while defining and helping the audience understand the protected groups.
HMBP SUBMITTALS - APPLIED STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING COMPLIANCE    W-M3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating25 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersElizabeth Brega, Nicholas Crain, Kathleen Estrada, Thomas Vohoska, John Paine
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with strategies for ensuring businesses comply with HMBP submittal requirements.
DescriptionThis course will highlight requirements pertaining to HMBP submittals and will give an overview of statewide HMBP submittal trends. Sacramento County Environmental Management Department and Riverside County Department of Environmental Health will present on strategies for ensuring business comply with HMBP submittal requirements as well as processes for ongoing compliance. CalEPA will present on the future of HMBP submittals in CERS NextGen.
PresentationHMBP Submittals - Applied Strategies for Ensuring Compliance
CCDEH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING    W-O3
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room ELITE
Seating31 of 35 seats available
Credits  
SpeakersJustin Malan
ObjectiveCCDEH Executive Committee Meeting
DescriptionCCDEH Executive Committee Meeting
Recent Changes to Ammonia Refrigeration RAGAGEP    W-A4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating155 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEli Macha, Chad Collin
ObjectiveThis presentation reviews all the recent changes to IIAR standards.
DescriptionOver the past few years IIAR has published several notable changes to their suite of standards. The point of this presentation will be to bring regulators up to speed on recent changes in the ammonia refrigeration industry. IIAR standards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 all have important changes relevant to our industry.
PresentationRecent Changes to Ammonia Refrigeration RAGAGEP
UNDERSTANDING THE LARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS    W-B4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating3 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAnthony Cardno
ObjectiveTo determine generator status, describe device management requirements and emergency plan elements, and determine if release reporting is required.
DescriptionThis 2-hr session covers the large quantity generator requirements at 22 CCR 66262.34, including determining a sites generator status, storage device management, marking, time limits, paperwork, and training requirements. Students will learn emergency response, planning requirements, and release reporting requirements applicable to large quantity generators.
PresentationUNDERSTANDING THE LARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS
PREPARING FOR A CUPA PERFORMANCE EVALUATION VIA THE SELF-AUDIT    W-D4
Wednesday     3pm to 4:30pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating50 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersNicholas Crain, Robert Hunt, Danielle Desaussure
ObjectiveThis session will identify best practices for a successful CUPA performance evaluation, including preparation by way of a rigorous Self-Audit.
DescriptionThis session will discuss the key to a successful performance evaluation by way of an honest Self-Audit of your local program, utilizing data to inform decisions. By utilizing an annual deep dive into an UPA's processes & data during the Self-Audit, areas of improvement will be identified more readily. The focus will be on Riverside County's internal Self-Audit process, from start to finish, providing examples of documents and reports utilized.
PresentationRivCo DEH Self-Audit Checklist
RivCo DEH Self-Audit Summary
Preparing For A CUPA Performance Evaluation Via The Self-Audit
CASE STUDY- ILLEGAL DUMPING AT APARTMENT COMPLEX    W-E4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating67 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersWilliam Fallon
ObjectiveThe participants will gain understanding of the multijurisdictional approach and collaboration by the various Orange County agencies.
DescriptionThis session will present a case study involving an illegal dumping of chemicals at a residential apartment complex. The case study will detail the emergency response, the law enforcement investigation that led to the identification of the perpetrator, and the eventual felony criminal filing and prosecution. This case study will highlight the collaboration and teamwork between the CUPA and law enforcement that resulted in a successful criminal
CLEAN UP TRACK ROUND TABLE MEETING (GOV'T ONLY)    W-F4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room LA/LA JOLLA
Seating28 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersSheryl Baldwin
ObjectiveClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
DescriptionClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
SPCC PLAN: FACILITY DESCRIPTIONS AND DIAGRAMS    W-G4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating76 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJanice Witul, Pete Reich
ObjectiveTo provide a summary of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan requirements on facility description and diagram
DescriptionThis session will cover the facility description and diagram requirements for SPCC Plans in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112. Discussions will include the prediction of direction, rate of flow, and total quantity of oil that could be discharged for each type of major equipment failure where experience indicates a reasonable potential for equipment failure. Examples of facility diagrams will also be discussed.
PresentationSPCC Plan: Facility Descriptions and Diagrams
TAPPING INTO TOXICS WITH EPA'S TRI DATA ON FACILITIES WASTE    W-H4
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating153 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAbby Burton
ObjectiveLearn which facilities are required to report to TRI and understand the extensive TRI data available on facility-level releases and waste management.
DescriptionThe course explains which facilities are required to report to EPAs Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and presents how to access and understand the facility-level data available on releases of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land, and waste management practices (e.g., treatment, recycling). Participants will learn how to access and use TRI data to better understand a facility's environmental profile.
PresentationTapping Into Toxics with EPA's TRI Data on Facilities' Waste
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