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GROWING PAINS: ONE DEPARTMENTS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANNABIS INDUS    W-I1
Wednesday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating83 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKen Kwong
ObjectiveEvaluate the transition of the cannabis industry from the gray market to legal market from the point of view of a fire agency.
DescriptionThis course will provide a brief history on the path to legalization, a brief overview of requirements for cultivators and manufacturers from the California Fire Code and the challenges that we have encountered with maintaining compliance. This course will also present information on our role with the illegal/illicit cannabis market.
THE INTERSECTION OF DOT CLASSIFICATION WITH THE RCRA AND NON-RCRA    W-J1
Wednesday     8am to 9:45am
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating69 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersRoss Kellogg
ObjectiveTo better understand the relationship between the DOTs criteria for Hazardous materials classification and CA waste ID
DescriptionThis 1.75-hr (2hr) session will go over the criteria for both 9 DOT hazard classes and the four hazardous waste characteristics, including RCRA and Californias additional criteria for corrosivity and toxicity. It will note the similarities and significant differences between the two agencies required tests. Additionally, this session will show how this relationship may effect choosing a Proper Shipping Name and various shipping communications
PresentationTHE INTERSECTION OF DOT CLASSIFICATION WITH THE RCRA AND NON-RCRA
HAZWOPER 8-HOUR REFRESHER (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)    W-K1
Wednesday     8am to 4:45pm
Room BAYSIDE
Seating24 of 45 seats available
CreditsREHS: 8.0  
SpeakersBrenda MacGregor
ObjectiveThis course is required each year for anyone who has already taken the initial 24- or 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification and has kept current
DescriptionThis OSHA compliant 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher classroom training session meets the annual refresher requirements for the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard. The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8), 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(8), 29 CFR 1926.65(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8) for construction.
CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE CHEMICAL HAZARD CLASSIFICATION DISCUSSION    W-L1
Wednesday     8am to 9:30am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating33 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersRussell Vernon
ObjectiveAttendees will locate and recognize locations of relevant hazard data. Demonstrate ability to identify relevant and critique classifications.
DescriptionThe presentation will demonstrate the application of Fire Code classification definitions relevant to MAQ limits for real chemicals. We will do a deep dive into the physical, chemical, and acute toxicity characteristics and discuss the use of Global Harmonized Standard Hazard Statements for classifications. The session will be interactive, allowing the participants to classify chemicals.
PresentationCalifornia Fire Code Chemical Hazard Classification discussion with examples
CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE CHEMICAL HAZARD CLASSIFICATION DISCUSSION
HMBP 101    W-M1
Wednesday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-C
Seating133 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMelisa Custer, Teresa Quiaoit, Nicole Bandak
ObjectiveA general overview of the Hazardous Material Business Plan.
DescriptionThis course will provide a general overview of the Hazardous Material Business Plan. This course will provide a brief history, a review of the regulations, and an examination of how to determine a hazardous material. And finally, this course will discuss the requirements of the hazardous material business plan.
PresentationHMBP 101
HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH HMBPS    W-N1
Wednesday     8am to 9:30am
Room BOARD-ROOM-II
Seating3 of 30 seats available
Credits  
SpeakersJennifer Collins, Grace Poling
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants information on advanced technological tools to better meet their HMBP requirements.
DescriptionPublic safety regulatory agencies and companies face challenges in managing environmental reporting, including facility oversight, compliance, records management, and hazardous materials incident response. This presentation outlines steps to ensure HMBP compliance, addressing technology-driven solutions for threshold monitoring, inventory management, CERS submissions and CUPA approvals, and streamlined HMBP and Tier II/SARA reporting
PROCESS-BASED HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTIONS    W-B2
Wednesday     9am to 10am
Room SEQUOIA-A
Seating137 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersRick Sakow
ObjectiveThis presentation will provide participants with an overview of process-based hazardous waste inspections.
DescriptionA process-based inspection is an organized and systematic approach to conducting RCRA compliance evaluation inspections of hazardous waste and complex industrial facilities, such as petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturers. This presentation will explain the key steps for conducting process-based inspections and determining when these types of audits are appropriate and will describe the benefits and limitations of this type of evaluation.
PresentationProcess-Based Hazardous Waste Inspections
SINGLE-WALLED UST OUTREACH AND RUST    W-C2
Wednesday     9am to 9:50am
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating194 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  ICC: 1.0
SpeakersJohnny Wales, McLean Reich
ObjectiveWe will provide updates to 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.
PresentationSingle-walled UST Outreach and RUST
AMMONIA HAZMAT RESPONSE IT'S ALL ABOUT COMPETENCY.    W-A2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating16 of 110 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersScott Melton, Eileen Woodbury, William Grass
ObjectiveThis session is to provide the participants an opportunity to better understand how Codes and Performance work together to have a successful outcome.
DescriptionThe course will take a deep look into 1910.120 and how it can be applied to an industrial ammonia release event. The course will further look into the performance-based decisions that must be made during these events. Leading to a better understanding of how competency is a must and that codes alone can't address all the possibilities.
INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF SINGLE WALLED USTS    W-C3
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SEQUOIA-B
Seating173 of 350 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  ICC: 2.0
SpeakersJenna Hartman, Thomas Henderson
ObjectiveThis session will train participants in the intricacies of single-walled UST inspection and enforcement options available now.
DescriptionSingle-walled USTs have many unique requirements. State Water Board staff find many missed violations during CUPA compliance inspections. An element of having single-walled systems removed prior to the 2025 deadline is strong enforcement. This session will provide an overview of those inspection and enforcement strategies both prior to and after the 2025 deadline.
PresentationInspection and Enforcement of Single-Walled USTs
DEALING WITH MARGINAL EMPLOYEES    W-D2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room CYPRESS-AB
Seating85 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJim Delia
ObjectiveHow to be proactive and notice and address poor performance before it becomes a more serious problem.
DescriptionWhen employees' performance is degrading to a problematic level, they often perform marginally for a time before dropping to Unsatisfactory or Unacceptable. This interactive workshop will cover the following topics: Why some employees under-perform; Identifying marginal employees; Strategies for dealing with marginal employees; Motivating marginal employees; and Setting objectives and action plans.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN IMPLEMENTING SPCC PLANS    W-G2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-A
Seating10 of 155 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJack Becker, Ashley Adami
ObjectiveUnderstand APSA and SPCC requirements and evaluate compliance with on-going implementation requirements of the SPCC rule.
DescriptionAshley and Jack will provide their perspective on preparing and implementing SPCC Plans based on their experience developing engineered SPCC Plans for clients throughout California. This course also provides insight on implementing APSA and SPCC requirements, details regarding SPCC technical amendments, 5-year reviews, training, documentation plus the differences of Tier I, Tier II, & PE certified SPCC Plans.
PresentationW-G2-What To Expect When Implementing SPCC Plans-Becker Adami-1
COLLABORATION V. CONFRONTATION: WORKING TOGETHER TO RESOLVE CASES    W-H2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room POOLSIDE-PAVILLION
Seating93 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMike McCann, George Gigounas
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of Governmental concerns toward potential violations and how private companies can successfully resolve their cases.
DescriptionThis course will outline the concerns and objectives from a prosecutorial agency and how those legal concerns are communicated with the private sector entity (individual or corporation) and how their attorney can work with the government to zealously advocate for their client while cooperating or collaborating to seek the best possible remedy to ensure future compliance without punitive sanctions.
LIB FIRES AND THE    W-I2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating71 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersErnie Hernandez
ObjectiveThis course will provide participants with the information needed to safely manage the cleanup phase associated with LIB fires.
DescriptionThis course will recap several high-energy lithium-ion battery incidents in Los Angeles County and describe the corresponding efforts with de-energization, DOT packaging, and disposal. This course will also provide an overview of air monitoring techniques, safety procedures and fire response agency coordination.
PresentationLIB Fires & the STATIC Cleanup Phase
PFAS OVERVIEW    W-J2
Wednesday     10am to 10:50am
Room CYPRESS-C
Seating4 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.0  
SpeakersJohn Goetze
ObjectiveStudents will learn about PFAS and emerging regulations at the Federal and State level
DescriptionPFAS chemicals have been receiving greater and greater attention from regulators, the public, and the global trade community in recent years. The presentation will provide an overview of PFAS regulations at the EPA level and Californias developments that are relevant to CalCUPA and members of the industries in California. Potential topics can include drinking water, public awareness/scrutiny, CARB reporting requirements, site investigations, etc
PresentationPFAS Regulatory Overview
ENFORCEMENT WITH REGULATED SITE PORTAL AND CALENVIROSCREEN    W-L2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-ABC
Seating107 of 132 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKaren Riveles, Nicholas Antilla
ObjectiveProvide participants with a detailed overview of CalEnviroScreen and Regulated Site Portal that can help guide decisions for enforcement actions.
DescriptionLearn about CalEnviroScreen and the Regulated Site Portal Tools that can be used to prioritize enforcement activities. We will review CalEnviroScreen 4.0 mapping tools, indicators, and the data dashboard. We will provide an overview of the Regulated Site Portal and in-depth analysis of information in the system. Demonstrations of both systems will be provided during the presentation.
PresentationEnforcement with Regulated Site Portal and CalEnviroScreen
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AREA PLANS GETTING UP TO SPEED.    W-M2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-C
Seating73 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersPaul McCarter
ObjectiveThe objective of this presentation is to provide the CUPAs with assistance in preparing their updated Area Plans.
DescriptionCalEPA is now overseeing the completion of Area Plans, and a lot of CUPAS are in the process of updating their Area Plans to comply with the current requirements. This presentation will cover the history of the Area Plan, various formats for Area Plans, and updates to the current requirements. A short section on Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies will also be discussed. Both Area Plans and Commodity Flow Studies can be partly funded by Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants, which are still available through CalOES.
PresentationHazardous Materials Area Plans- Getting up to Speed
CERS ENABLED ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT AND INSPECTION SYSTEM    W-N2
Wednesday     10am to 11am
Room BOARD-ROOM-II
Seating21 of 30 seats available
Credits  
SpeakersDilshad Albert
ObjectiveEnterprise CIRS Certified Environmental Permit and Inspection System Built on Salesforce Low Code No Code Platform CIRS Certified 30 Permits Online
DescriptionEnterprise CIRS Certified Environmental Permit and Inspection System Over 30 Permit Types Available Online Public Facing Portal allowing Businesses, Consultants, Contractors & Residents to Apply for Permits, Register Complaints, Process Payments CERS Certified Tiers 1 to 5 PDF Permit Generation Mobile Online/Offline Inspections & Violations by Program Fee Calculations & Online Payment Portal Electronic Time Tracking Low No Code Platform
LUNCH,WEDNESDAY ON 2/28    M-Z1
Wednesday     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 (W-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. Short Ribs Plated Lunch - Classic Caesar Salad; Short Ribs, smashed potatoes and forest mushroom pan demi (W-Plated Short Ribs)
  3. Vegan/Vegetarian BBQ Tofu Plated Lunch - Vegan BBQ Tofu, Warm Potato Salad, Charred Onions and Tomato Relish (W-Plated BBQ Tofu)

    Grab and Go Lunch Options - Box Lunches and bottled water will be available in the Atrium
  4. Pastrami & Swiss Sandwich Grab and Go - Pastrami and Swiss on Rye Bread with Yellow Mustard, Pepperoncini's, Pickles; Whole Fruit, Coleslaw, Dessert (Apple Walnut Flax Bars) & Bottled Water (W-Pastrami/Swiss Sandwich)
  5. Curry Chicken Salad Wrap Grab and Go - Curry Chicken Salad Wrap with Curry Dressing, Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, in a Tomato Tortilla Wrap; Whole Fruit, Coleslaw, Dessert (Apple Walnut Flax Bars) & Bottled Water (W-Chicken Salad Wrap)
  6. Vegan Super Green Kale Salad Grab and Go - Vegan Super Green Salad with Kale, Dried Cranberries, Edamame, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Carrots, Sweet Vinaigrette; Whole Fruit, Coleslaw, Dessert (Apple Walnut Flax Bars) & Bottled Water (W-Vegan Kale Salad)
CALARP 201    W-A3
Wednesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating16 of 110 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersUriah Donaldson, Dominick Salazar
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.
PresentationCalARP 201
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