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Aaron Costa, Hazardous Materials Specialist II - County of Santa Clara DEH

Aaron Costa is a Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist with the County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health, Site Mitigation Program. Prior experience includes over ten years in private industry both as an environmental consultant and environmental program manager. Aaron is a graduate of Oregon State University.

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Aaron Labarre, Supervisor - San Luis Obispo County EHS

Aaron is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and been in the regulatory field for over 20 years as an Inspector and a Supervisor. He supervises the CUPA Program, is a member of the Haz Mat Response Team, Coordinator of the County's Unified Dose Assessment Center for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and is a representative of the Central Region for the CUPA Forum Board. Aaron has Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health.

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Andy Joseph, President - Apeks Supercritical

Andy Joseph is President of Apeks Supercritical, a manufacturer of CO2 subcritical and supercritical extraction equipment in Johnstown, OH. Andy began building extraction machines more than 15 years ago in his pole barn as a side business. In 2012, after 12 years serving in various roles for EWI (Edison Welding Institute developers of manufacturing technologies) including Director of Welding and Testing Labs, he left to dedicate full-time work to Apeks Supercritical. Andy has presented at many conferences, trade shows, and to the state, educating people about CO2 extraction.

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Blayne Hartman, Consultant - Hartman Environment Geoscience

Blayne Hartman received his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Southern California. He co-founded & operated H&P Mobile Geochemistry for twenty years, a business partnership offering on-site laboratory analysis, direct push environmental sampling, soil vapor surveys, and vapor intrusion services. He sold H&P in 2008 and is currently an independent consultant offering vapor intrusion and soil gas support. Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to County and State regulatory agencies in over 35 states, many of the EPA regions, several foreign countries, and numerous stakeholder groups and consultants as well as being a trainer in the EPA-OUST, ITRC, ASTM and API vapor intrusion courses. He has written numerous articles on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of soil vapor data, including chapters in four textbooks. He has participated in technical workgroups on soil vapor methods and vapor intrusion for EPA, CA-EPA, CA Regional Water Boards, County of San Diego, ITRC & ASTM.

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Brad Richardson, Environmental Health Specialist III - County of San Diego DEH

Brad Richardson is an emergency responder for the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Division. He has worked for the Department since 2001, including with the Food & Housing Division and Land & Water Quality Division. As an aside, Brad also teaches human anatomy at a local community college for students pursuing a career in a health science.

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Brian Abeel, Sr. ESC - Cal OES

Mr. Brian Abeel has over 29 years experience working with various Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as the public of California. He began his career in 1988 with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) as a student assistant while attending college. After graduating in 1990 from the University of California at Davis with a B.S. degree in Bio Chemistry, he worked for DTSC as a Hazardous Substances Scientist inspecting hazardous waste generator, treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, and working with peace officers investigating hazardous waste crimes. In 1999, he transferred to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services working in the Hazardous Materials Section as a Hazardous Substances Scientist. And, now as a Senior Emergency Services Coordinator, where he is tasked with SERC Coordination, Emergency Response Planning and Coordination, Spill Release Reporting, Hazardous Materials Team Typing, Hazardous Material Disclosure, and Improving Multi-Agency Emergency Response to Major Hazardous Materials Incidents in the State of California.

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