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ENFORCEMENT CASE REFERRALS    W-E1   100700
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating135 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersLisa Brown, Sarah Orndorff
ObjectiveTo improve case referrals for enforcement matters (administrative, civil or criminal)
DescriptionDescription of session: Discussion of what should be included in any type of enforcement case referral, case presentation and working with prosecutors.
UPDATE ON WATER BOARD CLEANUP PROGRAMS, VI, AND AB304    W-F1   100712
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating87 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCheryl Prowell, Gregory Shaffer
ObjectiveLearn about changes within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Boards and Local Agencies, and vapor intrusion guidance and policy progress
DescriptionThis course is an overview of what's new within the Site Cleanup Program at the Water Board including updates regarding statewide investigations for PFAS, updates to vapor intrusion guidance, and progress toward developing a vapor intrusion policy. We will also provide an update on the changes to the Local Agencies Cleanup Programs, observations, and lessons learned since the passage of AB304.
STI WORKSHOP: GENERATOR BASE TANKS AND MORE    W-G1   100722
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating147 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersTim O'Toole, Steve Pollock, Joseph Mentzer, Will Holman, Craig Fletcher
ObjectiveThis session intends to inform attendees of Aboveground Storage Tank system standards with a look into UL 142 Special Purpose tanks.
DescriptionSTI/SPFA staff and affiliates will point out differences in fabrication, appurtenances, and operation and maintenance that make generator base tanks unique compared to other tank systems. With an introduction to UL 142A, the course covers tank fabrication for mounting of generators, and installing genset system components. An experienced SP001 inspector will cover the challenges of auditing these systems with conflicting codes and operator needs.
RETAIL HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE    W-H1   100732
Wednesday     8am to 9:30am
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating131 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersJeremy Hojnicki, Tracey Anzar
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of hazardous waste compliance from a retail perspective.
DescriptionThe course is an overview of the challenges of managing a retail hazardous waste program, including how to drive compliance and engagement at retail stores. The session will provide tips on how to retailer and CUPA stakeholders on how to have successful hazardous waste inspections at retail store facilities.
CALEPA ESF10 / CBRNRESPONDER PROJECT UPDATE    W-I1   100740
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating171 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJohn Elkins, Jim Bohon, Elizabeth Brega, Dante Stellar, Megan Callan
ObjectiveThe session will present an update with findings of the state and local CUPA workgroup efforts over the past two years.
DescriptionCalEPA has been working with CUPAs, CalOES, FEMA, and FEMAs contractor Chainbridge to evaluate the CBRNResponder web based tools ability to support California emergency response. This includes use by CalEPA for coordinating large scale hazmat responses, by the Unified Program to support an electronic and operationalized Area Plan, and by CUPAs to support administrative and response requirements. This session presents findings from that effort.
MAKING THE COMPLICATED SIMPLE    W-J1   100771
Wednesday     8am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating237 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides information on how to handle stressful, complicated situation in an effective and practical way.
DescriptionThis session provides information related to complicated situations and how to make those situations simple. It will allow you to get better at making difficult scenarios and tight schedules more digestible, easy to explain to others, easy to understand, and easy to expand upon. This class is especial helpful for those working or managing very complex or multiple situations. It also helps with understanding problem solving with a solution-based mindset. This session also helps in bringing calm to chaos, using the logical brain versus the emotional brain. It covers on-site actions, post-scene actions, follow-up information, tips to overcome information overload, and professional interactions.
THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP, THE NEW LEADERSHIP PLAYBOOK    W-J3   100766
Wednesday     8am to 5pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating141 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersKirk Ford
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with leadership tools to make their teams higher performing and intent based.
DescriptionThis course is based on the book "Leadership is Language" by David Marquet. We'll go over his new leadership playbook that uses language to empower your team to perform at their highest potential and build a framework that achieves the right balance between deliberation and action. This book has been the single best tool for leadership I've found and I want to share it with the CUPA community. (not endorsed or sponsored by David Marquet)
HAZWOPER 8 HR REFRESHER TRAINING FOCUSED DEBRIS REMOVAL CONCERNS    W-K1   100642
Wednesday     8am to 4pm
Room GRANDBALLROOM K
Seating42 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersNick Vent
ObjectiveUnderstand how to recognize various hazard classes, Ability to use reference materials. Understand how to safely work around heavy equipment and roads
DescriptionCalOSHA 5192(e)(8) requires refresher training each year. Students must attend the entire session to obtain a certificate from the instructor. The content will include using scenarios to discuss the Hazard Classes, 2020 ERG, NIOSH Pocket guide, Wiser usage and Safety Data Sheets. Working within post firestorm scenes will require understanding ICS, Site Safety plans and how to safely work around heavy equipment. There will be interactive games. Pre-Registration Required.
MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE & PRE-STARTUP SAFETY REVIEW    W-A2   100657
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating189 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersThomas Turner, Diane Ho, Miguel Zepeda
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of MOC/PSSR with an extensive amount of breakout sessions to emphasize learnings.
DescriptionThe course is a comprehensive overview of Management of Change and Prestartup Safety Reviews. The course will go over the overview, incidents, documentation, and examples with breakout sessions for each section to emphasize and iterate the importance of the MOC and PSSR process.
CONDITIONALLY EXCLUDED HAZARDOUS WASTE    W-B2   100670
Wednesday     10am to 11am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating205 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersDaniel Stoehr
ObjectiveThis session will identify several useful exclusions from full regulation available for hazardous waste.
DescriptionThis course will identify and explain the conditional exclusions available for used oil filters, waste fuel filters, common vehicle batteries & household batteries, latex paint, reuseable soiled textiles, PCB Ballast, and more. It will also briefly identify and summarize the requirements for universal waste, waste oil, California empty containers, and other statutory exclusions and exemptions. It will not include recycling exclusions.
UST STATEWIDE TAG MEETING    W-C2   100683
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating261 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersLuis Romero Zaragoza
ObjectiveTechnical Advisory Group meeting lead by the Southern California TAG
DescriptionDiscussion of technical UST issue. This meeting is for UST Regulators only.
CUPA LEADERSHIP: CELEBRATING THE PAST AND ARTFULLY MOVING FORWARD    W-D2   100691
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating139 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJohn Elkins, Christie Bautista
ObjectiveThis course will provide CUPAs with the historical context affecting current day management issues and effective tools for leading into the future.
DescriptionThis course will examine the CUPA program's rise to success, current day management issues, and approaches for leading into the future. Topics include acknowledging management methodologies of the past and embracing a style that is adaptable to change, addressing accountability and transparency by measuring progress through data, leading a diverse multi-generational workforce, and cultivating the workforce and technology.
CASE STUDY - ILLEGAL DISPOSAL AND HW EXPLOSION    W-E2   100701
Wednesday     10am to 11am
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating116 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersArleen Gurfield, Kelly Robertson
ObjectiveThis session will describe two case studies from AEO's prepared in San Diego County related to hazardous waste.
DescriptionThis course will discuss two AEO cases successfully pursued by San Diego County CUPA. First, we will discuss the illegal disposal of flammable, toxic, staining waste at a group of major hospitals in San Diego County. Second, we will describe an explosion at a major Universitys hazardous waste accumulation area, where an employee was seriously injured. The University was accumulating hazardous waste too long, and did not report the release.
VAPOR SAMPLING FRAMEWORK, CHARACTERIZING PFAS IN CA WATERS    W-F2   100713
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating92 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersWendy Linck, Suzie Nawikas
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with an overview of the current status of PFAS investigations in the State along with planned actions for 2023.
DescriptionState-wide investigative orders have been issued to target known sources or secondary sources of PFASs and nearby public water supply wells. Those investigations are ongoing and provide invaluable data on the magnitude of the issue for targeted PFAS analytes. The findings of a limited study revealed elevated concentrations of non-targeted PFAS analytes and highlight the present challenge to characterize the full scope of the problem.
ASK THE ABOVEGROUND TANK EXPERTS IN ADVANCE AT www.calcupa.org (PANEL)    W-G2   100723
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating145 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCraig Fletcher, Joseph Mentzer, Philip Myers, Steve Pollock
ObjectiveProvide a forum for participants to ask experts of STI/SFPA and API standard questions about aboveground tank systems.
DescriptionThe expert panel will answer questions associated with aboveground tank industry standards, tank construction (shop built, field erected, small and large, and containment tanks), tank inspections, ancillary equipment, and more. You can enter your questions in advance at www.calcupa.org
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, CUPA, AND YOU    W-H2   100733
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating146 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersLee Kirby, Ken Kwong
ObjectiveIdentify occupancy classifications and their limitations Understand how hazardous materials influence building classifications
DescriptionHave you ever wondered why the same information is asked for by the fire department and CUPA? Have you ever wondered why you have two agencies that closely regulate hazardous materials but look at different things, that are almost the same? Understand the difference between CUPA regulations and Fire Code regulations. Understand what goes through the mind of a company officer arriving on scene. If you would like the answers to these questions, and maybe learn a little more from a fire inspector and a CUPA fire inspector please attend with an open mind, some questions, and be ready for fun
USING CERS DATA FOR HAZMAT EMERGENCIES USING PEAC SOFTWARE & MORE    W-I2   100741
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating165 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersC. Scott Bunning, Steven Hamilton
ObjectiveDevelop a basic understanding of the key components of CERS data that can help in HAZMAT emergency response, specifically using PEAC HAZMAT software.
DescriptionEmergencies involving HAZMAT are low-frequency, high-consequence events. The facility data collected by CUPA's is critical in creating situational awareness for first responders to stay safe along with the public. We'll use real-life scenarios to illustrate how the Los Angeles Fire Department, CAL-OES and countless other emergency response agencies in California use systems like PEAC software along with GIS/CAD programs for safer HAZMAT outcomes.
HMBP 101    W-M2   100759
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating114 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,WEDNESDAY ON 3/22    W-Z1   100648
Wednesday     11:45am to 12:45pm
Room PLATINUM BALLROOM
Seating2002 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.
APPLICATIONS OF P&ID DRAWINGS WITHIN SELECT PREVENTION PROGRAM    W-A3   100658
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating193 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.
ADVANCED HAZARDOUS WASTE CHARACTERIZATION    W-B3   100671
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating214 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.
UST COMPONENTS 101 PLUS    W-C3   100684
Wednesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM CENTER
Seating260 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  ICC: 4.0
SpeakersGerrit Kovach, Theresa Congdon
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.
The CUPA AEO PROCESS AND MULTI-AGENCY COLLABORATION    W-E3   100702
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating130 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDennis Karidis, Heather Tanner
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   100714
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating91 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
CONTINGENCY PLANS UNDER 40 CFR 112 AND THE APSA    W-G3   100724
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating147 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.
Since we will be using our calcupa.org "My Itinerary" process for the 2023 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.