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CHATGPT FOR CUPA REGULATORS    TU-L1
Tuesday     8am to 9am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating60 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
CERS NEXTGEN OVERVIEW    TU-L2
Tuesday     10am to 10:50am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating37 of 132 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersErika Michelotti
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.
PresentationCERS Next Gen
SECONDARY & SPILL CONTAINMENT TESTING NEW TECHNOLOGY & INSIGHTS    TU-N2
Tuesday     10am to 10:50am
Room BOARD-ROOM-II
Seating14 of 30 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDanny Brevard
ObjectiveThis session discusses interesting and sometimes unseen variables when testing sumps/spill buckets & introduction to the Dri-sump technology.
DescriptionThis course is an overview of the various issues encountered with testing sumps and spill buckets. It will provide insight into hydrostatic or "lake" testing and leak location as well as an introduction to the Dri-sump Technology which uses no water and creates zero waste products.
LUNCH,TUESDAY ON 2/27    M-Z1
Tuesday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room Grand Ballroom/Atrium
Seating2000 of 910 seats available
Credits  
ObjectiveCatch up with old friends, chat with co-workers, and provide helpful guidance to new people.
Description

Lunch 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.

Select Your Lunch HERE From The Following Options:

  1. No Lunch (TU-No Lunch)...please select this option if you are registered and don't need a lunch)

    Plated Lunch Options - Plated Lunches are hosted in Grand Peninsula Ballroom and Atrium
  2. Free Range Chicken Plated Lunch - Baby Mixed Kale with apples, candied walnuts, Saint Andre cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette; Black Molasses Glazed Free Range Chicken, sorrel crema, Herb Risotto, Charred Brussel Sprouts (TU- Plated Chicken)
  3. Vegan/Vegetarian Vegetable Paella Plated Lunch - Mushroom Ravioli, Roasted Eggplants, Peppers and Pine Nut Pistou (TU- Plated Veg Ravioli)

    Grab and Go Lunch Options - Box Lunches and bottled water will be available in the Atrium
  4. Italian on Seeded Hoagie Grab and Go - Italian on Seeded Hoagie with Mortadella, Salami, Cappacola, Pepperoni, Olive Tapenade, Balsamic Glaze; Whole Fruit, Tri-Color Tortellini Pasta Salad, Dessert (Chocolate Chip Cookies) & Bottled Water (TU-Italian Hoagie)
  5. Turkey Dill Havarti On Wheat Grab and Go - Turkey and Dill Havarti On Wheat Hoagie with Roasted Red Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Aioli, Arugula; Whole Fruit, Tri-Color Tortellini Pasta Salad, (Chocolate Chip Cookies) & Bottled Water (TU-Turkey Hoagie)
  6. Caprese on Baguette Grab and Go - Caprese on French Baguette with Mozzarella, Basil, Tomatoes, Spinach, Balsamic Glaze; Whole Fruit, Tri-Color Tortellini Pasta Salad, (Chocolate Chip Cookies) & Bottled Water (TU-Caprese Baguette)
  7. Vegan Marinated grilled tofu Bahn mi sandwich Grab and Go - Marinated grilled tofu Bahn mi sandwich with pickled carrots & daikon, cilantro, Sriracha aoli, French Demi Baguette, (Chocolate Chip Cookies) & Bottled Water (TU-Vegan Tofu Sandwish)
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION: FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PROGRAMS    TU-A3
Tuesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating2 of 110 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersElizabeth Brega, Rick Sakow, Mark Wingard, Cyntia Steiner, Michael Dossey, Andrew Kong, ROBERT SALGADO
ObjectiveThis panel discussion will provide participants with an overview of federal, state, and local programs involved in accidental release prevention.
DescriptionThis panel discussion will entail presentations from representatives of US EPA, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, CalEPA, Cal/OSHA, and Contra Costa County CUPA. Each presentation will address each agencies role and involvement in the universe of accidental release prevention. Following the presentations will be an open question and answer session.
PresentationACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION: FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION FUNDAMENTALS    TU-B3
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating90 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersTrent Smith, Samantha Lawler
ObjectiveStudents will learn the basic steps in the hazardous waste identification process.
DescriptionTopics to be covered include: definitions, waste classification flowchart, RCRA and Non-RCRA hazardous waste, hazardous waste characteristics, RCRA hazardous waste from listed sources, acute and extremely hazardous waste, mixture rule, regulatory and statutory exclusions and exemptions, Universal Wastes, used oil, scrap metal, and special wastes.
PresentationHAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION FUNDAMENTALS
OVERVIEW AND OPERATION OF THE TLS450    TU-C4
Tuesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating173 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersDave Emmington
ObjectiveProvide training on the operation and capabilities of the TLS 450
DescriptionTraining will include installation, startup, programming an operation training on the TLS450. This training is for underground storage tank owners, operator and UST Inspectors.
MANAGERS WORKSHOP    TU-D3
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating102 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersAlvin Lal, Frederick Chun, John Paine, Cheryl Prowell, Justin Malan
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.
TANK TALK: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGWALL AST PANEL    TU-G3
Tuesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room REGENCY-A
Seating90 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMark Howard, Janice Witul, Earl Crochet, Philip Myers, Joseph Mentzer, Devra Lewis, Steve Pollock, Jennifer Lorenzo, Craig Fletcher
ObjectiveProvide the audience an opportunity to ask questions to an AST panel of industry, standard organizations (API & STI), & regulatory representatives.
DescriptionThe meeting of the AST Council of Mateo has been moved from Rivendell to the City of Burlingame in the land of California. The AST Counsel of Mateo Fellowship of the Ring Wall consists of a diverse group of technical/regulatory AST representatives on a quest to share experiences and answer questions on petroleum ASTs, piping, appurtenances, operations, standards, inspections, and associated Federal and State oil spill prevention programs.
PresentationThe fellowship of the ringwall ASTs
panel
VIOLATION CLASSIFICATION 101 FOCUS ON HAZARDOUS WASTE    TU-H3
Tuesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating15 of 168 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersApril Ranney, Ryan Miya
ObjectiveProvide the framework for understanding hazard waste violation classifications of minor, Class II, and Class I per the Hazardous Waste Control Laws.
DescriptionThis course provides the foundation for hazardous waste violation classification and will focus on hazardous waste generator violations. The course will focus on understanding and providing guidance on the violation definitions in the Health and Safety Code and in the California Code of Regulations. Some examples will be discussed to demonstrate violation classification. This class is open to regulators and industry representatives.
PresentationViolation Classification 101 Focus on Hazardous Waste
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.