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CUPA-2018
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ELIZABETH MCELROY, 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.

TU-N2, TU-N3

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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.

M-G1

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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.

W-G3,Th-G2

CUPA-2018
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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.

W-F4

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ERIC SCOTT, Environmental Prog Mgr - Glenn County CUPA

Eric Scott has been with the Glenn County Air Pollution Control District since 2006. He began as an Air Pollution Inspector and has been the CUPA Program Manager for the past 8 years. He currently serves on the CUPA Forum Board as a Northern Region Representative as well as being the Chair for the CUPA Forum Environmental Trust Fund. He is also a member of the UST Steering Committee and co-chair for the Northern Region UST Tag. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico with Bachelors Degrees in Environmental Science and Business Administration.

Tu-D2, W-A2

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ERIKA FALCON, Staff - Accela

Erika Falcon has assisted CUPA agencies through the various EDT changes since 2013. Erika originally employed through Decade Software, now works for Accela, helps maintain the CERS Integration Wizard (the EDT application by which data is exchanged to and from CERS, into EnvisionConnect. Erika now assists clients originating from the Accela Civic Platform application to use the CERS Adapter (Accelas EDT application).

Tu-N1

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FERNANDO FLOREZ, Supervising Haz-mat Specialist - Los Angeles County Fire

Fernando Florez is a Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist with the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, CUPA. He currently supervises the Investigations Unit, which investigates environmental crimes in both the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. He has 19 years experience as a CUPA inspector, inspecting haz-mat handlers, haz-waste generators and Cal-ARP facilities. Fernando earned his Master Degree in Environmental/Occupational Health from California State University of Northridge.

Th-E2

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FRED JENKINS, Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist - US EPA

Fred Jenkins currently serves as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the e-Manifest Advisory Board of EPAs Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR). In addition to his responsibilities as the e-Manifest Advisory Board DFO, he also serves as the communications lead for the e-Manifest program. He joined OLEM/ORCR in May of 2016. Prior to joining OLEM/ORCR Fred Jenkins served for 6 years as a Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) within the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. His duties as a FIFRA SAP DFO entailed being responsible for all aspects of organizing and planning FIFRA SAP meetings. Fred has served as DFO for numerous FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panels of leading scientists which have provided key scientific recommendations to the Agency on various high profile issues related to pesticide environmental risks. Also during his tenure as a FIFRA SAP DFO, Fred led and coordinated the effort to develop a FIFRA SAP public outreach/communications process focused on enhancing outreach to disproportionately impacted populations. As a result of his exceptional service, Fred was awarded a US Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Silver Medal Award for his Superior Service, Exceptional Leadership, and Meritorious work as a FIFRA SAP DFO. Prior to working with the FIFRA SAP, Fred spent his first 13 years at EPA as a biologist conducting pesticide ecological risk assessments in EPAs Office of Pesticides Programs Environmental Fate and Effects Division (EFED). During his time in EFED, Fred exhibited tremendous integrity, leadership, and initiative as a scientist. He spent two separate leadership terms serving as a co-chair for two major science technical teams within his division including the Aquatic Biology Technical Team and the Terrestrial Biology Technical Team. These technical teams were composed of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists. In 2011, Fred obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University (GMU). His PhD dissertation research focused on the Relationship of Environmental Risk Communication and Public Participation in Government Environmental Policy Making. Fred also holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Marine Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Prior to coming to EPA, Fred was awarded an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship opportunity in which he served a two-year term as an environmental management instructor at the Army Logistics Management College at the Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia. In this role, Fred trained military and civilian personnel in various environmental management topics including hazardous waste management, scientific principles associated with human health and environmental risk from hazardous waste, and compliance with federal environmental laws.

M-H3 , M-H4

CUPA-2018
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FRED STROUD, Environmental Scientist - US EPA

Fred Stroud is a scientist with Superfunds Environmental Response Team in Las Vegas who provides assistance to on-scene coordinators and remedial product managers. Having joined EPA in 1975, Fred has served under every EPA administrator. As an on-scene coordinator, he has participated in and led the Agencys response to many incidents, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Kuwaiti oil fires, World Trade Center attack, Martin County Coal Slurry Spill, BP oil spill, and the Florida anthrax attack. Beginning in 2009, Fred served a 6 month detail in China with the United Nations Environment Programme and Chinas Environmental Protection Administration as an instructor/expert on debris removal/disposal for natural disasters. He continues to represent EPA at the World Reconstruction Conferences.

M-I3

CUPA-2018
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GARY CANTWELL, Environmental Health Supervisor - Yuba County EH

Gary is from Chico and a CSU, Chico grad with a degree in Biology. He has worked for Yuba County as a Haz Mat Specialist since 2005. He recently completed the requirements for his REHS and was permanently promoted to Environmental Health Supervisor this past September. He has been a member of the CUPA Forum Board as a Northern California representative for a little more than a year.

Tu-I1