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CUPA-2018
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KRISTOPHER KARNS, Fire Prevention / Environmental Officer - Bakersfield Fire Dept

Kris Karns has been a Fire Prevention Environmental Officer for the City of Bakersfield Fire Department CUPA for the past 3 years, and previously was a UST Service Technician, Licensed Tank Tester, Designated Operator, Dispenser Technician and Point of Sale Technician for 10 years. He has experience with installations, system trouble shooting, programming, and compliance testing for both SWRCB and CARB. With a combined total of 13 years of UST experience, Kris has experience in both the field technician/installer side, and the regulator side. Over the years he has gained the knowledge and understanding of UST components, configurations, their functions and applicability.

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LARRY BURTON, Director - Temarry Recycling

With over 25 years of experience in the Hazardous Waste Industry including incineration, distillation, energy recovery and service distribution in the U.S. and Mexico, Larry is responsible for the development and implementation of the Import/Export Waste Recycling and Energy Recovery Program in the Western United States for Temarry Recycling, Inc.

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LARRY COLLINS, , - Cal OES

Larry Collins joined the California Governors Office of Emergency Services in November 2016 as Deputy Fire Chief of the Cal OES Special Operations and Hazardous Materials Section after a 36 years in the Los Angeles County Fire Department in all ranks to Battalion Chief. As a member of the LA County Fire Department he established the swiftwater rescue program and was a founder of the urban search and rescue program and many other progressive programs and systems. Now as a member of the Cal OES, Chief Collins helps coordinate statewide urban search and rescue, swiftwater rescue, and other disaster capabilities, and special operations readiness and response related to Homeland Security. He is the Program Manager and supervisor for the Cal OES hazardous materials program which includes the Unified Program and the SERC, as well as 12 Cal OES Type II Haz Mat Response Vehicles that are being strategically located around the state. He has been involved in development of the Northern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan, the response to the Oroville Dam emergency, the Northern California Catastrophic Flood Plan, and the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan.

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LARRY JEFFRIS, Environmental Scientists - Pacific Gas & Electric

My name is Larry Jeffris I have been an EHS and professional for over 20 years. Over the years I have worked for several different companies. I started out working for an aerospace company managing the waste water treatment system in support of an electroplating shop as well as being a facility manager a solvent recycling TSDF. For the past 5 years I have been employed as Hazardous Materials/Waste specialist for PG&E specializing in PCB management. Currently, I am the supervisor of environmental management for our Gas Transmission facilities. I hold a BS in environmental science and a MS in Occupational Safety and Environmental Management.

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LARRY LANCASTER, Supervising EHS - Humboldt County DEH

Larry Lancaster is the Current CUPA Forum Board Chair and Supervising EHS for Humboldt County CUPA. Larry has degrees from Sonoma State University and teaching credentials from UC Davis, all in Biology and Environmental Studies. Larry has been with Humboldt County since 1997 and has been the CUPA lead since late 2009. Larry is currently the Website Committee Chair and serves on several committees and TAGs. He is the Co-Chair of the Enforcement Steering Committee and has extensive experience is cannabis regulation/enforcement. It is Larry's honor to serve the greater CUPA community in California, especially during our 20th Annual Training Conference.

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CUPA-2018
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LAURA FISHER, State Water Resouces Control Board - SWRCB

Laura Fisher is Chief of the UST Leak Prevention Unit and Office of Tank Tester Licensing at the California Water Resources Control Board. Laura has been involved in the development and implementation of California's UST Program for the past 20 years. Laura currently serves on a number of technical committees including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI). Laura also serves as the regional representative on The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Underground Storage Tank Subcommittee.

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LEON WIRSCHEM, EHS III, HMS - San Diego County DEH

I ran my own business for several years designing septic systems and now serve as a Hazardous Incident Responder for San Diego DEH. I've spent 18 years with DEH and have worked as a compliance inspector, Enforcement Coordinator and Emergency Responder. I spent several years on the Hazardous Waste TAG. I have boys 11 and 13 years old to keep me young.

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CUPA-2018
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LIBBY VIANU, Regional Director - ATSDR

Libby Vianu joined ATSDR and the San Francisco Regional Office in 2000 and became Regional Director in November, 2016. She began her Federal career in 1997 at EPA Region 3 where she was a Site Assessment Manager and On-Scene Coordinator in the Superfund Program. Prior to her federal career, Libby was a contractor for EPA Region 3, supporting emergency response to hazardous materials incidents and a geologist for a clean-up contactor. Libby earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Libbys accomplishments at ATSDR Region 9 have included the Fallon Cancer Cluster investigation, Anaconda Mine Site, and El Dorado Hills Naturally Occurring Asbestos sites. She was a founding member of the California Air Response Planning Alliance (CARPA) and has coordinated a variety of training and preparedness courses (Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism and Health Effects of Methamphetamine Labs) for first responders, medical and environmental health professionals and tribal programs.

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LILA BECKLEY, Geologist - GSI Environmental

Lila is a senior geologist with GSI Environmental Inc., in Austin, Texas. Her primary practice areas are vapor intrusion and regulatory support. In the area of VI, she has conducted assessments using both conventional and innovative methods at sites around the U.S., developed and tested investigation protocols as part of DoD-funded research, and developed guidance and training programs. She was the chairman of an ASTM committee that developed a standard on evaluating methane hazards, and is a member of the ITRC Petroleum Vapor Intrusion classroom training team. Prior to joining GSI, Lila worked in enforcement and remediation programs at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), in various roles ranging from project to program management.

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LINDA COLLISTER, Fire Marshal/CUPA Prog Mgr - Healdsburg Fire Dept

Linda Collister is employed as the Fire Marshal/Division Chief for the City of Healdsburg. She is also the CUPA Program Manager for the Cities of Healdsburg and Sebastopol and has been in the fire service over 17 years. Linda responds as a Battalion Chief in the City of Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County and belongs to the Sonoma County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Linda graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in Physical Oceanography and has a background in oceanography, water and wastewater as well as fire and hazardous materials.

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