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DIANA PEEBLER, Senior Environmental Scientist (Sup) - DTSC

Diana Peebler is a Senior Environmental Scientist at DTSC and supervises the unit that conducts CUPA evaluations, TSDF and Ewaste inspections. She joined DTSC in 1987 and has worked in the Waste Evaluation Unit, Resource Recovery Section, Enforcement Program and the Office of Criminal Investigations. Diana has drafted Title 22 regulations and participated in federal workgroups involving the Definition of Solid Waste regulations and the National Hazardous Waste Manifest. She has assisted criminal investigators in the execution of search warrants and testified on waste classification issues for statewide cases. She has trained and facilitated the Advanced Env. Crimes Training Program in San Luis Obispo. Prior to DTSC, Diana worked at Los Angeles County Health Haz Mat conducting generator inspections and participating on the ER team. She often facilitates the Advanced Env. Crimes Training Program at CSTI, is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (Ret.) and graduated from Arizona State University with a BS degree in Health Science.

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DIANA RUIZ, Deputy County Counsel - Sacramento County Counsel

Diana Ruiz obtained her J.D. degree from UC Hastings College of Law. She has been employed by the Sacramento Office of the County Counsel since 1997, representing various County departments and agencies. She has represented the Environmental Management Department since 2014.

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DON TRAGETHON, Chairman - Western Precooling

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 - University of California

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 Office

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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DYLAN CLARK, Senior Enviornmental Scientist Supervisory - DTSC

Bachelors in Chemistry from UCLA Masters in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry with a Brewing Science Emphasis I spent 4 years as a chemistry professor at Sacramento City College, Woodland Community College, and Sierra College Have worked at DTSC for 10 years, 9 in the Office of Criminal Investigations. For the past year I've been a supervisor of Northern California scientists in OCI. Expertise in waste classification and SW-846 sampling and statistical analysis. Can interpret between chemistry laboratory speak and regulatory speak. I have 5 boys, 1 Wife and 1 Ex Love Stand up Comedy, Chris Rock Bring the Pain is still my number 1.

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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 JANES, IT Specialist, RCRAinfo - US EPA Region 9

Elizabeth ("Liz") Janes is an IT Specialist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, San Francisco. She is responsible for shepherding data from states to RCRAinfo and ultimately ECHO, EPAs public online compliance information resource. From 1995-2013, Liz worked with CUPAs and other local government entities to recognize threats to groundwater quality from septic systems and other types of subsurface disposal. She worked with the CSU-Chico Onsite Wastewater Training and Research Center to characterize the risks and benefits of onsite sewage practices in the state. She also worked with the State Water Resources Control Board to develop the statewide groundwater ambient monitoring and assessment program, GAMA. In her current job, her goal is to present accurate hazardous waste compliance activity data to the public and within our regulatory community.

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ELIZABETH MCCLUTCHEY, Deputy District Attorney - San Diego County DA's 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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