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TIM BUSCHECK, Fellow and Sr. Consulting Hydrogeologist - Chevron

Tim Buscheck has worked in Chevrons Health, Environment, and Safety Department since 1985. He leads Remediation R&D programs for Chevron Corporation and Chevron Environmental Management Company. He consults with Chevron Operating Companies on site assessment and remediation for marketing, chemical, refining and upstream facilities throughout the United States and internationally. His current university research collaborations include application of diagnostic tools and development of innovative methods for soil and groundwater remediation. His research interests include compound specific isotope analysis, site characterization, and natural attenuation. His has written several protocols for Monitored Natural Attenuation of contaminants, used by Chevron, consultants, and regulators. He has conducted industry training and regulatory short courses on assessment and remediation of oxygenates and natural attenuation. He is an Associate Editor for the Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation journal. He has a M.S. in Geological Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.

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TIM GROGAN, Hazardous Materials Specialist - Orange County EH

Tim Grogan, Hazardous Materials Specialist, has been with the Orange County Health Care Agency, Environmental Health - CUPA Program, for the past 10 years and a member of the Health HazMat ER Team for 8 years. Tim graduated from UC Irvine in 1982 with a BS in Biological Sciences and is certified as a CSTI Hazardous Materials Specialist. He has responded to numerous hazmat incidents, including Honey Oil extraction labs, Meth labs, Fentanyl incidents, Mercury Spills, and many cases from the routine to the unusual.

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TIM POST, Supervising Engineering Geologist - UST Cleanup Fund

Tim Post is a Supervising Engineering Geologist and Acting Fund Manager in the California UST Cleanup Fund. Tim's technical and administrative units are responsible for implementation of the Expedited Cleanup Account Program (ECAP), Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP), Emergency, Recalcitrant and Abandoned Site Program (EAR), Orphan Sites Program, Local Agency Oversight Programs (LOP), processing reimbursement requests, eligibility claims, appeals, and budget change requests. Some of his previous positions were with the Regional Water Quality Control Board in Victorville, CH2M Hill at Edwards Air Force Base, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and Terracon Consultants in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tim has earned a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Geochemistry and is a California Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. He will provide details and updates concerning the UST Cleanup Fund.

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TODD BURTON, EHS III - San Diego County DEH

Todd Burton - Hazardous Materials Division Emergency Response, Department of Environmental Health 17 years; County of San Diego. Calif. Specialized Training Institute Outreach Instructor, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, BS San Diego State University.

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TRISHA ASUNCION, Hazardous Materials Specialist II - Contra Costa County HS

Trisha has been with Contra Costa County Health-HAZMAT for 10 years as an inspector and on the Haz Mat Incident Response Team for 9 years. Since 2011, Trisha has participated and represented Contra Costa County in the Urban Shield training exercises. She was part of the 1st Place teams in 2012 and 2014. In 2017, Trisha was team captain, leading the Contra Costa team to a second-place finish. Every year, Trisha looks forward to training for, participating in, and learning from these rigorous exercises.

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URIAH DONALDSON, Process Safety Consultant - Resource Compliance

Uriah Donaldson is a Process Safety Consultant and Account Manager at Resource Compliance. He has extensive knowledge of process safety regulations, compliance audits, PHAs, and specializes in helping facilities implement complex regulations in common-sense ways. Uriah graduated from California State University Fresno and holds certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (OHST), the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (CARO), and the California Specialized Training Institute (Hazwoper FRO).

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VALERIE HANLEY, Staff Toxicologist - DTSC

Dr. Valerie Hanley is a Staff Toxicologist in the Human and Ecological Risk Office at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in Sacramento, CA. She recently authored a Human Health Risk Assessment Note on how to evaluate Arsenic contaminated sites with a specific emphasis on how and when to use bioavailability in those site evaluations. Valerie has been involved in the study of arsenic bioavailability since 2009 when DTSC was awarded funding from US EPA to evaluate and develop new methods to determine arsenic bioavailability in mining soils. Through this work Valerie helped develop the California Arsenic Bioaccessibility (CAB) Method, which is now recommended for use in sites throughout California. Valerie has been involved with the ITRC Bioavailability in Contaminated Soils Team as the lead author for arsenic chapter of the guidance document and as a trainer for the internet based training course. Valerie earned a Bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz and her PhD from UC Davis in Comparative Pathology where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Respiratory Toxicology.

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VALETTI LANG, Environmental Program Manager - DTSC

With 25 years of experience working for the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Ms. Langs background includes work in permitting, waste determination, source reduction, and policy and regulation development. Ms. Lang oversees the Research and Policy Development Branch within the DTSCs Hazardous Waste Management Program. She works with all DTSC Programs, federal agencies, local governments, regulated entities, and interested stakeholders who are affected by or utilize the information from manifests and the data stored in the Californias manifest data storage system: the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS). As such, she understands the importance of data quality, accessibility, and significance of any delays, changes, or disruptions to States ability to process and utilize manifest information. She understands the need to ensure that generators, transporters, and receiving facilities comply with manifesting and reporting requirements to better protect public health and the environment.

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WARREN KIMMEL, Lieutenant Colonel, - US Army

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Warren Kimmel is an Army Nuclear and Counterproliferation Officer assigned to U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) as the Deputy of the CBRN Response Branch. The CBRN Response Branch, in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau, manages the Department of Defense's CBRN Response Enterprise (18,000 person force) to provide support to civil authorities in response to a CBRN incident. LTC Kimmel helps oversee sourcing, equipping, and training of the Federal portion of the CBRN Response Enterprise. He also assists with planning and training with the Lead Federal Agency and interagency partners to support local civil authorities.

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WAYMOND WONG, Hazardous Materials Program Supervisor - San Mateo County EH

Waymond Wong is an Environmental Health Program Supervisor with San Mateo County Environmental Health. He has worked with San Mateo County for over 16 years and currently manages various Environmental Health programs including the County's Haz Mat Emergency Response Team. The team responds to all hazards emergencies including abandoned unknown wastes, industrial fires/spills, and potential WMD threats.

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