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CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE AMMONIA REFRIGERATION AUDITS & INSPECTIONS    TU-A2   100654
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating177 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Alvin Lal
ObjectiveAn overview of ammonia refrigeration operational knowledge needed to conduct effective regulatory audits and inspections.
DescriptionReview P&ID drawings against site photographs to walk the system to review refrigeration cycle with equipment, symbols, and safety systems. At key points elements of the CalARP RMP will be highlighted to demonstrate examples of compliance within the P&ID.
HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING LAW (ADVANCED)    TU-B2   100668
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating224 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersTracy Young, Bavneet Benipal, Samantha Lawler
ObjectiveTo provide an overview and scenarios of Hazardous Waste Recycling.
DescriptionPer Sheryl - 3 hours. Topics to be covered include the overview of the following: Health and Safety Code Sections 25143.2, 25143.9, and 25143.10. Scenarios of statutory exclusions and exemptions. Emerging issues involving the recyclable material reporting requirements.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: SINGLE-WALLED SYSTEMS    TU-C2   100680
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating288 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersAustin Lemire-Baeten
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with a technical understanding of monitoring and testing compliance related to single-walled systems.
DescriptionThis course will cover technical requirements of single-walled underground storage tank systems. Topics discussed will assist local agencies in ensuring monitoring and testing compliance of single-walled systems, and assist UST stakeholders on compliance requirements after the December 31, 2025 closure deadline, to include new underground storage tanks designed and alternative construction options.
THE CUPA PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS    TU-D2   100689
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRyan Miya, Jennifer Lorenzo, Melinda Blum, Elizabeth Brega, Thomas Henderson
ObjectiveTo provide CUPAs with a more in-depth overview of how a CUPA Performance Evaluation is conducted by each state agency.
DescriptionCalEPA, DTSC, OSFM and the State Water Board will present the tools and technologies used to conduct the CUPA Performance evaluation and assessment. Each state agency will present how an evaluation assessment is carried out using CERS reports or local data management information, as well as information provided as requested in the Evaluation Notification.
COMMUNICATION AND DE-ESCALATION    TU-E2   100699
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveHow to effectively communicate in difficult situations, keep situations from escalating, and how to de-escalate once an interaction becomes difficult.
DescriptionThis presentation will educate attendees on an easy to employ, highly effective, universal communication system (The Wolfson Formula). It helps professionals maintain their own behavior in stressful and critical situations, gain compliance from difficult people, and achieve cooperation where they might not have been able to do so otherwise without the training. The "Wolfson Formula" has been tested and used effectively for over ten years in many situations, including: public interactions, crisis, victim interviews, simple negotiations, consensual encounters, investigations, and other high stakes situations. This course has been taught to 1,000s of professionals and is quickly becoming a gold standard in not only understanding and employing communication and de-escalation skills, but keeping situations from becoming escalated. Attendees will leave with a pocket-sized quick reference guide and access to small poster-style reference.
SUSTAINABILITY IN GW REMEDIATION NON-PETROLEUM VI EVAL FOR UST    TU-F2   100710
Tuesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating92 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersYue Rong, Maryam Renard
ObjectiveThis presentation will provide a discussion on sustainability in groundwater remediation, from environmental, economical, and social angles.
DescriptionConventional environmental groundwater remediation methods usually include physical means to clean up contamination sources, such as excavation, pump, extraction, bury, and burn. Coming into 21st century, the remediation industry starts to emphasize sustainability in site cleanup, which requires consideration of lower use of resources and energy (e.g., lower emission) and resource conservation. In a design of site remediation, the factors such as energy, resources, climate change, green technology, safety and risk evaluation, cost benefit, and public acceptance may be considered. Sustainability is evaluated based on environmental, economic, and social considerations. This presentation will evaluate first cost analysis using case study in Los Angeles Region, which used 179 closed cases of active remediation since 2012. The average cost of cleanup with all methods is about $887,438 per site. Cost for individual remedial method such as soil vapor extraction is also analyzed. For example, cost for average soil vapor extraction is about $926,173 per site, which is higher than the average cost per site. The presentation also discusses the relationship between the cleanup goal and sustainability. Some individual site remedial methods, including soil excavation, groundwater pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, thermal enhancement, dual-phase extraction and air sparging, vapor barrier installation, chemical and biological in-situ treatment, monitoring natural attenuation, and phytoremediation, are also evaluated per the perspective of sustainability.
OIL WATER SEPARATORS IN THE SPCC WORLD    TU-G2   100720
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating132 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJanice Witul, Pete Reich
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements on oil water separators
DescriptionThis session will discuss the various uses of oil water separators and provide a detailed discussion of the SPCC requirements based on each use.
INDUSTRY CUPA COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION EXPERIENCE    TU-H2   100731
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating166 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersMichelle Le, Lori Luces-Nakagawa, Larry Jeffris
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to define and prioritize pain points and areas of opportunities with the CUPA programs.
DescriptionThis is course will use Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies to identify new issues within each of the CUPA program elements. New issues, along with existing issues, will be prioritized and ranked. Solutions will be developed and issues will be closed during this session, when permissible. The data collected will be presented at the CalEPA Industry Stakeholder Meeting and used as a roadmap by the Industry Technical Advisory Group (ITAG).
USING REAL RAILCAR RESPONSE TO SEE THE VALUE OF RESEARCH/PLANNING    TU-I2   100739
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersNick Vent, Tiffany Chapman, Lisa Mitchell
ObjectiveBecome Familiar with various FREE references and hands on usage during a railcar incident Students will do the research and make the decisions
DescriptionRecently a railcar of Styrene in Riverside county reacted and caused the evacuation of a community and freeway closure. What were the concerns and risks that had to be overcome. How were those decisions made in real time and what would YOU have done. This is still an active case but we can learn from it without ruining any potential court case preparation. We will also discuss railcar construction and how to read a railroad consist.
HAZMAT AND FIRE CODE VI: RISE OF THE PERMITS    TU-J2   100748
Tuesday     1pm to 2:30pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating224 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersGrant Miner, Janice Van Mullem
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how Fire Code regulates hazardous materials, how it differs from other regulations, and how to recognize common violations.
DescriptionWhether you work with fire code or are just curious about it, we'll discuss how it regulates hazardous materials, how it differs from other regulations, and how to recognize common violations. New this year, there will be a discussion of fire code permits and how they can be used to increase hazmat safety, as well as tips for identifying the hazard class of materials encountered in the field. Well also analyze an actual incident or two.
HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS, AND INTENT BASED LEADERSHIP    TU-J4   100692
Tuesday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating132 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersKirk Ford
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of intent based high performance organizations, and give tools for using this leadership style
DescriptionThis course was first presented virtually for CUPA 2022 and is back by popular demand. Now 4 hours instead of 2 as requested. This is a leadership primer for high performing organizations and intent based leadership. We'll discuss what those things are and how they can help you lead your team more effectively. Participants will also be equipped with useable tools to help strengthen communication and build better teams.
LETS GET POSTING THE REASONS AGENCIES SHOULD BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA    TU-L2   100752
Tuesday     1pm to 2:30pm
Room GOLD KEY III
Seating43 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersJoshua Lindsey, Brent Casey
ObjectiveThis session will provide local agencies with tips and tools on how to use and grow social media effectively.
DescriptionThis course is a complete guide for local government agencies in creating engaging daily content for multiple social media platforms. The course will help with simplifying the approval process for posting content as well as give tips in responding to the public. The course will examine different tools and applications for quick content creation. And finally, the course will provide an understanding in interpreting social media analytics.
HMBP 201    TU-M2   100757
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating72 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMinh Le, Alonso Mejia, Jason Parker
ObjectiveThis session will be an intermediate class on the business plan program.
DescriptionThis course will cover intermediate topics of the Business Plan Program.
TOUR OF EPA EMERGENCY RESPONSE WAREHOUSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    TU-T2   100782
Tuesday     1pm to 3pm
Room TOUR BUS
Seating52 of 55 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRobert Wise
ObjectiveLearn Response Capabilities of EPA Emergency Response
DescriptionThe tour will provide an overview of EPA Emergency Response's capability and a show and tell in our Southern California Emergency Response Warehouse. A 45 minute presentation on our capabilities will be presented. A static display of the PPE, monitoring and sampling equipment and response vehicles will be set up at the warehouse. A short hands on demo of our VIPER Telemetry system will be presented.
CALARP 201    TU-A3   100655
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating176 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersUriah Donaldson, Alvin Lal
ObjectiveIntermediate review and explanation of the CalARP requirements with detailed examples of commonly regulated industries.
DescriptionThe CalARP 201 class is intended for those with a basic understanding of the CalARP regulation. It will provide a brief review of applicability and program level determination and differences, with an emphasis on detailed examples of compliance related to the various program elements (PHAs, MI, SOPs etc.) for prominent industries.
SINGLE-WALLED UST OUTREACH AND RUST    TU-C3   100681
Tuesday     3pm to 4pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating311 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  ICC: 1.0
SpeakersJohnny Wales, McLean Reich
ObjectiveTo provide updates on the ongoing efforts to assist with closure of single-walled USTs, updates to RUST, and how RUST applies to UST closure
DescriptionRedhorse Corporation, partnering with the State Water Board and USEPA, has been engaged in both outreach to single-walled UST owners and operators and analysis of the single-walled UST population, and would like to share updates. We will also share updates to the RUST program which assists eligible small businesses with funding for their UST projects, via grants and loans, and relate RUST back to single-walled UST closure.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA    TU-F3   100711
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating92 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCarl Palladino
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an introduction to conducting statistical analysis of environmental data.
DescriptionThis class provides a brief introduction to statistical analysis of environmental data with an emphasis on using EPAs software application ProUCL. Basic statistics, hypothesis testing, decision errors, data interpretation and decision making are discussed. ProUCL is explored to understand how to perform simple data analysis. Little to no previous experience with statistics is required.
RISK-BASED INSPECTION OF STORAGE TANKS    TU-G3   100721
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating148 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersPhilip Myers
ObjectiveTo cover Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) for storage tanks: Should I use it? Will the regulations accept it? What can go wrong? What are the pros and cons? Can I trust it?
DescriptionThe concept of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) was popularized by API 580 & 581. The complex requirements make RBI implementation opaque, hard to understand and audit for compliance. The talk will cover the history & background, what the industry feedback is, conditions under which it should be allowed, and basic guidelines to validate the methodology for applying RBI to tanks. A brief discussion of similar service assessments will be included.
COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDER IDENTIFICATION    TU-J3   100749
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating202 of 250 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 doesnt have to be. This course will teach you how to read the clues a cylinder gives and enable you to identify whats 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.
SYNCING WITH CERS IN REAL TIME - DO WE WANT IT?    TU-L3   100753
Tuesday     3pm to 4pm
Room GOLD KEY III
Seating40 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDarryl Booth
ObjectiveAttendees will learn the current state of CERS Data Transfer (EDT) and explore the value and potential of moving to real-time communications.
DescriptionMost CUPAs use CERS EDT to download submittals and to upload inspections/violations (CME). For these CUPAs, the exercise is typically done once a day or once a week. In some cases, it's on-demand. These were the standards and expectations established when CERS was first built. In fact, the technology would also allow for real-time transfer, meaning that new inspections would be posted immediately. New submittals would arrive upon submission.
HMBP - AB 2059 - NEW REQUIREMENTS    TU-M3   100758
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating77 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersFrederick Chun, John Elkins
ObjectiveTo discuss the purpose of AB 2059 and best means of implementation and compliance with the new law.
DescriptionThis class will cover new requirements as required by AB 2059 for businesses and UPA personnel.
PRESCRIPTIVE VS. PERFORMANCE BASED EMERGENCY RESPONSE    W-A1   100656
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating187 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEileen Woodbury, Scott Melton
ObjectiveRecognizing the difference between prescriptive and performance based activities before and during an emergency event.
DescriptionCalARP facility emergency response & preparedness requires both complying with regulations & applying performance based decisions with a good action plan. No emergency event follows a prescriptive course, thus we are always confronted with a need for performance based decisions. During this course we will show how quickly prescriptive only thinking can lead to a less effective response, whereas a combination of the two can lead to success.
HOT TOPICS IN WASTE CLASSIFICATION AND RECYCLING    W-B1   100669
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating214 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersTracy Young, Bavneet Benipal, Samantha Lawler
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of hot topics pertaining to Waste Classification and Hazardous Waste Recycling.
DescriptionTopics to be covered include the overview of the following: Recent enforcement-related issues of waste determination and hazardous waste recycling Specific waste streams Types of sampling.
OVERVIEW OF THE UST LEAK PREVENTION PROGRAM    W-C1   100682
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating268 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersThomas Henderson
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with knowledge of past, present and future UST Program activities as they relate to all types of stakeholders.
DescriptionThis session will provide participants with an extensive overview of UST Program activities over the last year, and those activities that are planned for the future. Additional topics include the connection between inspection and compliance, as well as how design, construction, testing, and maintenance have a significant impact on reducing the number of releases to the environment. Single-walled USTs and Chapter 16 rewrite will be addressed.
CUPA 101    W-D1   100690
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating72 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJason Boetzer, Kristen Ward
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with the history and evolution of the Unified Program.
DescriptionThis course is a comprehensive overview of the Unified Program, including a brief history of environmental regulations which led to the creation of the program. The course will further examine the coordination, consolidation, & implementation of the six program elements. And finally, this course will provide an overview to the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders demonstrating successes.
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