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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SCIENCE- INTRO TO RISK COMMUNICATION    M-F3   100708
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating89 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
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
Seating131 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
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
Seating165 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
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
Seating167 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRobert Wise, Tara Fitzgerald
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.
BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY    M-J2   100780
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating995 of 1000 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersSteve Reichow
ObjectiveTo provide hazardous waste generators an overview of the requirements for accumulation and storage of hazardous waste. For regulated businesses.
DescriptionTraining will introduce hazardous waste generators to Federal and State regulations applicable to hazardous waste generators. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG or CESQG), overview of RCRA waste vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits and container and tank management standards will be covered. Training will also cover the CUPAs role for inspections and enforcement of these regulations.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAFF INVOLVED AND ENGAGED    M-J5   100767
Monday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating131 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Delia
ObjectiveApproaches to managing and effectively motivating staff during these uncertain times and beyond.
DescriptionSome employees, whether seasoned or relatively new, may be resistant to changes that may come with the new normal. As a result, even though they may be doing good work, they may have decreased motivation impacting their commitment to their work, as well impacting their interactions with their co-workers. Topics will include: Employee engagement; Motivational factors; Motivating remotely; and best next steps.
HUMAN FACTORS    M-A4   100652
Monday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating187 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
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
Seating199 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
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 4:45pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating147 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
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.
AVOIDING GROUPTHINK    M-J6   100768
Monday     3pm to 5pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating124 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Delia
ObjectiveHow to navigate group dynamics so that rocking the boat can be considered a good thing when making effective decisions.
DescriptionGroupthink happens when members of a team see whats happening to them and around them through a biased, narrow lens. The result can be that conclusions are reached too quickly, and teams often make bad decisions. Participants will explore what causes it, understand common warning signs to recognize it, and learn practical strategies that can be used to prevent and overcome groupthink.
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.
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.
LUNCH,TUESDAY ON 3/21    TU-Z1   100647
Tuesday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room PLATINUM BALLROOM
Seating2005 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.
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