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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.
UNIFORM HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST & SHIPPING PAPER REQUIREMENTS    W-H3   100770
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating152 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersNatasha McClurg
ObjectiveThis session will provide a thorough evaluation of the uniform hazardous waste manifest and waste related shipping paper regulatory requirements.
DescriptionThis course will provide participants with an in depth look at the uniform hazardous waste manifest requirements. Participants will evaluate shipping paper documentation, including e-manifest's, for accuracy. The course will end with a discussion on retention and distribution requirements.
IDENTIFICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT FOR HAZMAT INCIDENTS    W-I3   100742
Wednesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating154 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersGrant Miner
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how to identify the materials involved in an incident, analyze the hazards present, and how they impact response options.
DescriptionIdentification and hazard assessment (IDHA) plays a crucial role in responding to hazmat incidents. This course will discuss tools for identifying materials and their properties, understanding the dynamics of an incident and ensuring a safe, effective response. Topics will include resources for IDHA (placards/labels, SDSs, WISER, etc.), awareness of multiple hazards, reassessing hazards as information changes, and analysis of actual incidents.
OVERCOMING BIAS    W-J2   100773
Wednesday     1pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM SOUTH
Seating242 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersJohn Wilson
ObjectiveThis session provides information on understanding our diversity and how to overcome subconscious bias.
DescriptionWe are often surrounded by polarization in the very things we should be celebrating: race, religion, technology, arts, and ideologies. "Overcoming Bias" is a unique, exciting, and original look at the sources of human bias on a personal and organizational level. This presentation also covers harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and prejudice of 18 protected groups, while defining and helping the audience understand the protected groups.
HMBP SUBMITTALS - APPLIED STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING COMPLIANCE    W-M3   100760
Wednesday     1pm to 3pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating89 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersElizabeth Brega, Nicholas Crain, Kathleen Estrada, Thomas Vohoska, John Paine
ObjectiveThis session will provide participants with strategies for ensuring businesses comply with HMBP submittal requirements.
DescriptionThis course will highlight requirements pertaining to HMBP submittals and will give an overview of statewide HMBP submittal trends. Sacramento County Environmental Management Department and Riverside County Department of Environmental Health will present on strategies for ensuring business comply with HMBP submittal requirements as well as processes for ongoing compliance. CalEPA will present on the future of HMBP submittals in CERS NextGen.
COMPLIANCE AUDITS IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD    W-A4   100659
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating195 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersEli Macha, Chad Collin
ObjectiveThis presentation reviews all the recent changes to IIAR standards.
DescriptionOver the past few years IIAR has published several notable changes to their suite of standards. The point of this presentation will be to bring regulators up to speed on recent changes in the ammonia refrigeration industry. IIAR standards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 all have important changes relevant to our industry.
UNDERSTANDING THE LARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS    W-B4   100672
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating196 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersAnthony Cardno
ObjectiveTo determine generator status, describe device management requirements and emergency plan elements, and determine if release reporting is required.
DescriptionThis 2-hr session covers the large quantity generator requirements at 22 CCR 66262.34, including determining a sites generator status, storage device management, marking, time limits, paperwork, and training requirements. Students will learn emergency response, planning requirements, and release reporting requirements applicable to large quantity generators.
PREPARING FOR A CUPA PERFORMANCE EVALUATION VIA THE SELF-AUDIT    W-D4   100693
Wednesday     3pm to 4:30pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 1/2
Seating115 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 1.5  
SpeakersNicholas Crain, Robert Hunt, Danielle Desaussure
ObjectiveThis session will identify best practices for a successful CUPA performance evaluation, including preparation by way of a rigorous Self-Audit.
DescriptionThis session will discuss the key to a successful performance evaluation by way of an honest Self-Audit of your local program, utilizing data to inform decisions. By utilizing an annual deep dive into an UPA's processes & data during the Self-Audit, areas of improvement will be identified more readily. The focus will be on Riverside County's internal Self-Audit process, from start to finish, providing examples of documents and reports utilized.
CASE STUDY- ILLEGAL DUMPING AT APARTMENT COMPLEX    W-E4   100703
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room ORANGE COUNTY BALLROOM 3/4
Seating127 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersWilliam Fallon
ObjectiveThe participants will gain understanding of the multijurisdictional approach and collaboration by the various Orange County agencies.
DescriptionThis session will present a case study involving an illegal dumping of chemicals at a residential apartment complex. The case study will detail the emergency response, the law enforcement investigation that led to the identification of the perpetrator, and the eventual felony criminal filing and prosecution. This case study will highlight the collaboration and teamwork between the CUPA and law enforcement that resulted in a successful criminal
CLEAN UP TRACK ROUND TABLE MEETING (GOV'T ONLY)    W-F4   100715
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Seating42 of 50 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersSheryl Baldwin
ObjectiveClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
DescriptionClean Up Track Round Table Meeting (Gov't Only)
SPCC PLAN: FACILITY DESCRIPTIONS AND DIAGRAMS    W-G4   100725
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM A-D
Seating151 of 160 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJanice Witul, Pete Reich
ObjectiveTo provide a summary of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan requirements on facility description and diagram
DescriptionThis session will cover the facility description and diagram requirements for SPCC Plans in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112. Discussions will include the prediction of direction, rate of flow, and total quantity of oil that could be discharged for each type of major equipment failure where experience indicates a reasonable potential for equipment failure. Examples of facility diagrams will also be discussed.
TAPPING INTO TOXICS WITH EPA'S TRI DATA ON FACILITIES WASTE    W-H4   100776
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM F
Seating179 of 180 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersCheryl Keenan
ObjectiveLearn which facilities are required to report to TRI and understand the extensive TRI data available on facility-level releases and waste management.
DescriptionThe course explains which facilities are required to report to EPAs Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and presents how to access and understand the facility-level data available on releases of toxic chemicals to air, water, and land, and waste management practices (e.g., treatment, recycling). Participants will learn how to access and use TRI data to better understand a facility's environmental profile.
RADIATION NOT SEEN ON TV: REAL RAD RESPONSES & LESSONS LEARNED    W-I4   100743
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating168 of 175 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJuan Garcia
ObjectiveParticipants will learn about real responses first responders have had to radiation incidents. What went right, wrong, and improvements possible.
DescriptionThis course provides an overview of real responses first responders have had to radiation incidents. Speakers will be from various jurisdictions and functions of California. An overview of educational opportunities for expanding ones radiological preparedness/knowledge will be covered towards the end of the module. Q&A session will be at the end of the module.
HMBP - AB 480 - RELEASE REPORTING UPDATE    W-M4   100761
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GOLD KEY I/II
Seating111 of 125 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJohn Elkins, Karen Riveles
ObjectiveTo share the Criteria developed by the UPAs to be utilized to issue an order under AB 480 for a closure of a portion of a facility creating an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety.
DescriptionAB 480 Effective January 1, 2022 - Concepts of New Law: A release of a spill, escape or entry of HM, HW, or substances. The UPA in consultation with the Local Health Officer (LHO) determines & imminent and substantial endangerment to public health due to specified factors. An UPA may issue and order to RP to immediately suspend or discontinue the activity causing or contributing to the release. The law precludes the UPA from issuing an order if the material falls below a reporting threshold established by the office in any regulation. UPA must support its order with findings including evidence of LHO consultation and order be consistent with the criteria developed by the UPAs to determine imminent and substantial endangerment to the public.
CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS    TH-A1   100660
Thursday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHWEST
Seating182 of 200 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersJack Becker
ObjectiveThis session will provide insight for participants to evaluate the effectiveness of a PHA and identify potential gaps in safety.
DescriptionThis session will provide information on an effective PHA process and act as a guide of best practices for industry and inspectors to utilize in the preparation, facilitation and management of recommendations to improve safety. Topics of discussion will include techniques to better identify hazards; integrate previous incidents; document containment and controls, safeguards and mitigation measures; and understand the consequences of failure.
GENERATOR IMPROVEMENTS RULE - MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL PROVISIONS    TH-B1   100673
Thursday     8am to 10am
Room MARQUIS BALLROOM NORTHEAST
Seating233 of 250 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKareem Taylor, John Schofield, Chosu Khin
ObjectivePresenters will provide details of the rulemaking of the Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) Mandatory Provisions and GIR optional provisions updates.
DescriptionThe presentation will be divided into two parts. In the first part, the presenters will provide details of the DTSC's current regular rulemaking project of the Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) mandatory provisions (what is included in the rulemaking package and projected timeline.) In the second part of the presentation, the presenters will provide optional provisions that are being considered for adoption through a second rulemaking process.
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