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DON TRAGETHON, Chairman - Western Precooling Systems

Don Tragethon - CIRO RAI. He entered the ammonia refrigeration industry in 1987 as an operator / technician for Western Precooling, rising into management in 1989. In 1992 he became the Environmental / Safety Director for WPS. Through that responsibility he became closely involved with ammonia safety and outreach to governmental agencies. Don partnered with the local Monterey County Hazardous Materials Specialist, Bruce Welden, to plan and conduct an ammonia safety seminar for the community. This seminar has been an annual event since that time. Bruce and Don are co-chairing the 25th Annual Salinas Valley Safety Day presenting on May 24, 2018. Don joined the instruction team of the Ammonia Safety & Training Institute in 1994. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTI, a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit California Corporation dedicated to making NH3 the most safely managed hazardous material in the world. Don became Director of Engineering for WPS in 1997. His responsibilities include refrigeration system design, troubleshooting, training, and liaison to government agencies. All of his industrial refrigeration experience is NH3 based.

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DOUG PARKER, President - E&W Strategies

Doug Parker is the president of E&W Strategies a Washington, D.C based consulting firm that advises clients on environmental risk, compliance and crisis management. He brings a unique perspective to his role as a former special agent and Director of EPA's Criminal Investigation Division where he oversaw matters ranging from the investigation into the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. Doug counsels clients on navigating environmental, health and safety compliance challenges across multiple industries, including the automotive, energy, chemical, utility and manufacturing sectors. He also provides guidance to law firms, consulting firms, and financial entities that are managing compliance matters or are engaged in due diligence with environmental risk implications. He received his B.A. from Colby College, and MA in public policy from Georgetown University.

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DOUGLAS MACKAY, Adjunct Professor Emeritus - Univ of California Davis

Douglas Mackay is Adjunct Professor Emeritus, retired in 2017 from the Department of Land, Air & Water Resources at the University of California at Davis. His work has included field tests of contaminant transport, transformation, and remediation in groundwater and the vadose zone, as well as laboratory studies of processes controlling field behavior. Recent research includes 1) controlled field releases of methane and ethanol-blended fuels to study migration of contaminants and degradation products through the vadose towards and through ground surface, and 2) natural and enhanced biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons at legacy fuel spill sites. B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees are from Stanford University. Worked at USEPA after MS, and after PhD at Stanford, UCLA, and U. Waterloo before joining faculty at UC Davis.

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DOUGLAS POSTON, Lead Deputy D.A. - San Bernardino County DA

Douglas Poston has been a Deputy District Attorney since 1996. Since 2009, Douglas position has been with and he is currently the Lead Deputy of the Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit which prosecutes both criminal and civil actions. Douglas is a POST certified instructor and has facilitated and taught classes for the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department, San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino District Attorney, San Bernardino County Probation Department, California District Attorneys Association, California Hazardous Materials Investigators Association, Sacramento State, the Department of Toxic Substances Control and numerous other environmental and OSHA regulators statewide.

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ELIOT COOPER, Director - Cascade Environmental

Eliot, Director of Remediation at Cascade Technical Services, Technical Excellence Center, has also worked in both the public and private sectors with EPA and Amoco Oil. He has years over 15 years of experience overseeing in situ injection designs and implementation to ensure intimate contact of reagents with contaminants to achieve remediation goals. He has successfully managed some of the largest chemical oxidation, reduction and bioremediation projects performed in the U.S. over that last 10 years. Eliot brings a wealth of liquid and solids delivery and distribution knowledge to Cascade's clients. Eliot has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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ELIZABETH MCCLUTCHEY, Deputy District Attorney - San Diego County DA Office

Elizabeth McClutchey has been a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Diego since 1998. She has spent most of her legal career in violent crime prosecutions, including trying death penalty cases, and serving seven years as a sex crimes prosecutor. In 2014, she began working in the Environmental Protection Division prosecuting local environmental crimes as well as multijurisdictional civil law enforcement actions. She has taught for CDAA, NDAA, the San Diego Regional Police Academy, and has provided trainings for San Diego DEH, DTSC and the CUPA conference.

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ELIZABETH BREGA, Environmental Scientist - DTSC

Elizabeth is an environmental scientist and has been with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in the Enforcement and Emergency Response Division for two and a half years. She is primarily involved in conducting inspections at generators, transporters, and TSDFs, as well as performing CUPA evaluations and trainings. Before coming to DTSC, Elizabeth obtained a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from California State University, Chico.

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ELOY LUNA, Engineer Geologist Associate IV - Los Angeles City Fire Dept

Eloy Luna, Engineer Geologist Associate IV Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Prevention & Public Safety Bureau CUPA Section First and foremost, I am the father of two daughters: Elissa (17) and Sarah (13). I have been employed by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, CUPA Section as an Engineer Geologist since 2005. For the first few years in the department, I was the Interim CUPA Manager and managed the Local Implementing Agency Program. During this part of my career, the LAFD CUPA was able to close over 2100 soil only cases, and as a result, was recognized by the USEPA, CalEPA, and State Water Resources Quality Control Board for this accomplishment. I presently continue to work with the State Water Resources Quality Control Board where I review and refer to the LA-RWQCB business initiated site assessment cases and potential cases from UST removals. In addition to the UST work, I manage and inspect the high-risk non-qualified APSA businesses and their hazardous material programs. In addition, I provide ongoing training to an outreach program that assists our regulated community on how to upload their chemical inventory and business plans to CERS.

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EMILY RICHTER, Fire and Environmental Safety Inspector II - Roseville Fire Dept

Emily Richter is a Fire and Environmental Safety Inspector with the City of Roseville Fire Department. She is responsible for conducting fire plan reviews of various projects, as well as field inspections of all related construction activities. Additionally, Emily is a senior member of the City of Roseville Unified Program where she conducts inspections in all program areas. Emily received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Washington and a Masters of Public Health from Loma Linda University. She holds ICC certification as a Fire Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, CA Underground Storage Tank Inspector and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). Her previous professional experience includes over 10 years of regulatory compliance activities in both the public and private sector including Underwriters Laboratories, Cane Engineering and Island County Department of Public Health.

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ENRIQUE LANDA, Partner - Associate Capital

Enrique Landa is a partner at Associate Capital, a San Francisco based real estate development and investment firm. His current project is the redevelopment of the 28 acre former Potrero Power Station in San Franciscos Dogpatch neighborhood. The multi-year project will see the remediation of a site with a 150 year industrial history be transformed in t a new neighborhood with more than 2000 residential units, office, R&D, light industrial, and a hotel in one of the converted power plants. Prior to Associate Capital, he undertook several development and reposting properties in San Francisco, among them restoring the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Enrique holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Cambridge. He lives with this family in San Francisco.

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