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PETE JENSEN, Hazardous Materials Officer - Ventura County Fire

Captain Jensen has been in the fire service for over 28 years. He started his career in the Ventura County Fire Dept. on the hand crews fighting wildland fires. In 1990 he joined the Point Mugu Fire Dept. as a civilian federal Firefighter and progressed up to the rank of Captain. After almost 9 years with that department he started over as a rookie firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Dept. and again has promoted back up through the ranks to Captain. He is currently assigned as the HazMat Officer for the Ventura County Fire Department and is the coordinator for the Ventura County Regional Hazmat Program. Pete is a certified HazMat Specialist. Mr. Jensen has a Masters degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University, a Bachelors degree in Occupational Studies from CSU Long Beach and an AS degree in Fire Technology from Oxnard College. He is a certified instructor from the California State Fire Marshal, The California Specialized Training Institute, DHS and the National Sheriffs Association. Pete has delivered courses to Fire, Law, Health, Military, Local, State and Federal personnel.

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PETER THOMAS, Senior Engineer - Resource Compliance

Peter Thomas is the President and Senior Engineer at Resource Compliance. Peter has extensive knowledge of chemical safety regulation with particular emphasis on ammonia refrigeration and process safety management. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and is a licensed professional engineer.

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RANDE FERGUSON, Captain / Deputy Fire Marshal - Palm Springs Fire Dept

Rande Ferguson began his career by serving as a Firefighter in the U.S. Marine Corps and after five years of service he was honorably discharged. Rande has served 27 years with the Palm Springs Fire Department (PSFD) and has attained the ranks of both Fire Engineer and Fire Captain and currently works as a Deputy Fire Marshal. During his career with PSFD he has fulfilled various responsibilities such as an SCBA Technician, established an Honor Guard, Shift Training Officer and Fire Investigator. Rande is currently assigned to the Fire Prevention Division. Rande has a considerable amount of Fire Suppression training and experience dealing with EMS, aircraft rescue firefighting, structural firefighting and Fire Prevention training with expertise in inspections, special events and fire investigations. Rande was also an Adjunct Instructor for Riverside Community College for many years teaching at the Basic Fire Academy and the Truck Operations Academy.

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RIZGAR GHAZI, Acting Deputy Director of the Hazardous Management Program - DTSC

Rizgar A. Ghazi is the Acting Deputy Director of the Hazardous Management Program, at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Previously, Rizgar served as the Permitting Division Chief at DTSC. Rizgar has over 28 years of experience in the environmental field with an emphasis in hazardous waste facility permitting and clean up as well as technical, supervisory and managerial experience. He led the team responsible for reorganizing and improving the permit decision process for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities. Rizgar received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento and is a licensed professional engineer.

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ROB DAVENPORT, . - San Mateo County HR

Rob Davenport is the Wellness Program Manager for the County of San Mateo and brings with him 30 years of experience in health and fitness industry. Prior to joining the County of San Mateo he held numerous leadership positions in the public and private sectors, including: Wellness Consultant with Wells Fargo Insurance, Wellness Program Manager at NASAs Johnson Space Center, Wellness Program Administrator for Pacific Coast Companies, Inc., Health Advocacy Program Manager for WorkCare, and as a Fitness Director for the US Navy. Rob started his career as a Sports Science Technician with the US Olympic Committee. Rob graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Science and attended graduate school at the University of Toledo. His thesis investigated the effects of sports drinks on plasma volume during exercise.

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ROBERT CHUTE, Vice President - Tractor Supply

Robert is responsible for a national environmental risk management program known as the Tenant Inspection Program (TIP). The program encompasses in excess of 145 million square feet of commercial and light industrial property located in 32 markets throughout the United States. Robert manages environmental due diligence activities on behalf of TCC and various national institutional clients. Robert has successfully interacted with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to resolve a myriad of environmental issues. Since joining Trammell Crow Company in 2005, Robert has been providing environmental risk management guidance to aid in the development of real estate across the country. Robert's systematic and detailed approach to mitigating contingent liability and construction risk enables our partners to successfully transact the deal. Robert has provided environmental risk management guidance on over 600 real estate transactions.

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ROBERT ETTINGER, Senior Principal - Geosyntec Consultants

Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal in Geosyntecs Santa Barbara office, and provides technical and litigation support on risk based decision making, corrective action implementation, and subsurface fate and transport modeling for contaminated land sites. He has been studying subsurface vapor transport phenomena for environmental corrective action planning for over 25 years. Mr. Ettinger has authored key papers discussing modeling vapor migration to indoor air, including the Johnson and Ettinger 1991 model that is currently used in many regulatory programs. Additionally, he has consulted on various investigation and modeling studies for dry cleaning, gasoline retail, manufacturing, Superfund, and Brownfield redevelopment sites. Mr. Ettinger earned his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1986.

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ROBERT NICHOLS, Rural Couty Multjurisdictional Prosecutor - California DA's Association

Bob works for CDAA representing small counties in statewide and multiple counties prosecutions. Bob is a sworn Deputy District Attorney in the counties of: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lassen, Lake, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Mariposa, Placer, San Benito Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, and Yuba. Bob has been a Deputy District Attorney for over 30 years. He spent 22 years supervising the Marin County District Attorneys Consumer Protection Unit which included the prosecution of environmental violations, false advertising, unlawful business practices, elder abuse, security fraud, embezzlements, major fraud, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, asset forfeiture and political corruption. Bob has authored numerous monographs and articles on criminal and civil prosecution and has been an instructor for Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University College of Law, CDAA, POST, in addition to presentations for state and local agencies.

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ROBERT REED, Hazardous Materials Specialist - San Mateo County EH

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO employee since 2004 Household Hazardous Waste Technician CUPA Inspector for all programs Underground Storage Tank Inspector Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Waste Tire Inspector Storm Water Inspector 2016 - ENVIRO REGULATION SOLUTIONS consulting business. Focus is CERS submissions for small to medium size businesses. Conduct employee training for businesses.

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ROBERT WISE, Federal On-Scene Coordinator - US EPA Region 9

Robert Wise has over 26 years experience in the Superfund Removal Action Program as a FIT, TAT or START contractor and as an EPA OSC. Mr. Wise has managed or worked on a a wide range of cleanup including chemical, biological agent, explosives and radiological sites. Mr. New Mexico. Mr. Wise also is on the EPA National Taskforces on Mercury and Radiation response. Mr. Wise has a BA in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, a MS in Environmental Science and is a Master Level CHMM. Wise is a regular instructor on these topics and other related topics at conferences nation wide. Mr. Wise has also taught classes in emergency response in extension programs at UCLA, USC, UC Berkley, UC Davis and the University of

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