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MICHAEL DOSSEY, Accidental Release Prevention Engineer - Contra Costa County HS

Michael made the air a little cleaner while working as an air pollution control permit engineer, as well as improved environmental compliance and process safety concerns at catalyst manufacturing plants, petroleum refineries, cement manufacturers and a variety of other industries. He is a lifetime fly fishing enthusiast and enjoys volunteering his time for worthy causes. For the last seventeen years he has worked for Contra Costa County as an Accidental Release Prevention Engineer working in the California Accidental Release Prevention Program and Contra Costa County's Industrial Safety Ordinance. He has conducted extensive on-site audits lasting 1-5 weeks at refineries and chemical facilities with regulated materials. Since working for Contra Costa County he has presented various process safety concepts related to the Countys Industrial Safety Ordinance to audiences around the country. Michael Dossey is a graduate of California State University Chico, BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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MICHAEL MCCORMICK, Battalion Chief - Los Angeles County Fire

Battalion Chief Michael McCormick is the lead representative for the LA County Fire Department who has been tasked with establishing a cannabis regulatory unit for the region. Chief McCormick has an extensive background in fire prevention, construction, public information and community service. He has held many positions throughout his career - Firefighter, Paramedic, Captain and currently is the Battalion Chief in charge of the North Region Fire Prevention Division. His approach to regulating cannabis occupancies has been focused on creating a positive working relationship between industry leaders and all regulatory agencies. Chief McCormicks vision has been to Provide safety through regulation and do our absolute best to get it right the first time.

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MICHAEL MORGAN, Explosives Enforcement Officer - Bureau of ATF

Explosives Enforcement Officer Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives 13 USMC EOD technician (4 years teaching at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal) 19 years ATF EEO

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MICHELLE ROGOW, On Scene Coordinator - US EPA

Michelle Rogow is an On Scene Coordinator (OSC) with the Emergency Response Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 in San Francisco, California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with concentrations in geology, hydrology and ecology and is a licensed professional civil engineer in California. Ms. Rogow has been assessing and responding to oil and hazardous substance releases in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands for the past 18 years and has been involved in Superfund sites for over 25 years. As an OSC, Ms. Rogow directs and oversees contractors and responsible parties in conducting emergency response and removal actions. Ms. Rogow has been involved with EPAs Oil Program, EPCRA program, and currently serves as the emergency response program circuit rider for the Mariana Islands Area.

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MIGUEL RIZO, Accidental Release Prevention Engineer - Contra Costa County HS

Two years ago Miguel Rizo had virtually no experience in Offsite Consequence Analysis. In fact, the first time he heard the word OCA was after he joined Contra Costa Countys CalARP team in 2015. You see, prior to joining the Contra Costa County CalARP team, Rizo spent 6 years with BP at Whiting Refinery in Indiana and 4 years consulting for various petrochemical companies where he assisted in various compliance elements including Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Process Safety Information and Mechanical Integrity. So you might ask what makes him qualified to teach a class on OCA? He developed an OCA guide with help from his colleagues. In total the guide represent over 50 years of CalARP experience. Rizo received a Bachelors Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Science from Northwestern University. He currently is studying for the April 2018 Professional Engineering Exam, so he often looks tired. If you are still reading this bio and are interested in finding more about Rizo, check out his Linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelrizo/

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MONICA HANLEY, Environmental & Safety Inspection Specialist - Santa Monica Fire Dept

Monica Hanley is an Environmental and Safety Inspection Specialist with the Santa Monica Fire Department. Monica has been with the City of Santa Monica since 1986 where fate would introduce her to the underground tank program where she continues to learn and ask questions over the past 31 years. Her main focus had been in the areas of tank installation, removal, inspection, enforcement, and cleanup and, in 2009 when the tank program moved to the Fire Department, her footprint expanded to include hazardous materials management and fire and life safety as outlined in the Fire Code. Monica is an ICC Certified UST Inspector and Fire Inspector, CalEPA certified APSA Inspector, and an active participant in the Southern California UST Technical Advisory Group also having served as Co-Chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.

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NICHOLAS CRAIN, Program Chief - Riverside County DEH

Nick has been with Riverside County Department of Environmental Health for over 10 years. He is currently the Haz Mat Program Chief for the Department. Nick also represents Southern California on the CUPA Forum Board.

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OLIVIA JACOBS, President - Clearwater Group

Olivia P. Jacobs, C.E.M. is the President of Clearwater Group, a State of California licensed contracting and environmental consulting company. She is a Certified Environmental Manager in the State of Nevada and has 27 years of experience in site research, investigations and assessment of properties for hazards and hazardous materials/waste. She was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship to study Municipal Waste and Biogas Use and has a MS in Health Care Administration from Texas Womens University. She collaborated on the ustlowriskpolicy.org website, an archive of documents on the Low Threat Case Closure Policy development, passage and methodology. Currently managing UST and PCE release sites and performing litigation support work, she designs sewer air sampling projects.

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PATRICK LEDESMA, Hazmat Spec IV - San Mateo County EH

Patrick Ledesma is a Hazardous Materials Specialist with San Mateo County Environmental Health's CUPA. In his 18 years with the County, he has provided case management for the Local Oversight Program and has been a CUPA inspector for the past 13 years. He is the County's commercial/industrial stormwater specialist and has been part of the County's Type II Emergency Response Team for the past nine years. Mr. Ledesma has also worked as a fire inspector, an environmental consultant and construction project manager.

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PAUL MCCARTER, Senior Project Manager - Tait Environmental Services

Mr. McCarter is a Senior Project Manager and Senior Geologist at Tait Environmental Services and has over 35 years of experience as a geologist in the mining and consulting industries. He holds a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and an MS degree in Geology from Oregon State University. He is registered as a Professional Geologist in seven states. In addition to consulting in environmental assessment and remediation, Mr. McCarter is also responsible for the preparation of Area Plans and Commodities Studies under the HMEP Grant Program. He has managed the preparation of Area Plans for Imperial, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Fresno Counties. He recently managed and prepared the Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Studies for the Kern County Fire Department, the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians, Marin County Department of Public Works, Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Division, and San Diego County Department of Environmental Health. These studies included the collection of field data on transportation routes through the CUPA/TERC jurisdictions, including road, rail, pipeline, and water transport.

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