SAMUEL PORRAS, Environmental Scientist - Cal/EPA
My name is Samuel Porras and I currently work as a Team Lead Evaluator (Environmental Scientist) at Office of the Secretary (Unified Program at CalEPA). As a Team Lead I facilitate the triennial CUPA Performance Evaluations by organizing and scheduling the evaluation meetings in collaboration with the CUPA Manager and their staff. In addition, I review facility procedures and processes to ensure compliance with CCR, Title 27, Sections 15100-15620 and HSC Sections 25404-25404.9 and compile these findings with the findings gathered and identified by the State Evaluation Team. Following issuance of the Final Summary of Findings report to the CUPA, I maintain regular contact with evaluated CUPAs to ensure correction and resolution of the identified deficiencies and incidental findings as part of the Evaluation Progress Report process. Outside of the CUPA Evaluations, I also serve as technical support to CalEPA, other program staff, and the CUPAs to develop resolutions for technical issues of program implication.