Training Center Video Library

Each year, the California CUPA Forum Training Conference selects certain presentations to video tape. Below you will find these selected presentations organized by year. Please note that we are re-building the video library and therefore it may be a while before all the videos are available.

2016

BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY
Training will introduce hazardous waste generators to Federal and State regulations applicable to hazardous waste generators. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG or CESQG), overview of RCRA waste vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits and container and tank management standards will be covered. Training will also cover the CUPAs role for inspections and enforcement of these regulations.

Steve Reichow, NES Inc.
UST REMOVAL PROCESS UST REMOVAL PROCESS - REGULATOR PERSPECTIVE
The removal of underground fuel storage tanks present logistical and safety challenges. Tanks that are used to store petroleum products or solvents can be inherently dangerous to site workers and the general public. This session gives a perspective of the considerations that are used to safely remove an underground fuel storage tank, from the perspective of a regulator.

Brenda ten Bruggencate, Santa Fe Springs Fire - Rescue
LEAKING DOUBLE WALLED USTS LEAKING DOUBLE WALLED USTS
Double walled tanks are failing; what is causing these tanks to fail? Is it the product, or the manufacturing? we will give you insight as to why so many tanks are failing and a step by step demonstration on how tanks are inspected and repaired. We also discuss the regulations that we comply with to perform these repairs, some of the hazards involved in the process and some of the safety procedures that we follow.

Jamie Mosley, Sessions Tank Liner Inc.
Tom Allen, TA's Tank Inspection and Welding Services
Adam Cottle, MS, CIH Austin & Kalen Environmental Consultants
UST REMOVAL PROCESS - CONTRACTOR PERSPECTIVE UST REMOVAL PROCESS - CONTRACTOR PERSPECTIVE
The removal of underground fuel storage tanks present logistical and safety challenges. Tanks that are used to store petroleum products or solvents can be inherently dangerous to site workers and the general public. This session gives a perspective of the considerations that are used to safely remove an underground fuel storage tank, from the perspective of a contractor.

David Noren, EBA Engineering
APSA 101 APSA 101
This session will provide a basic review and refresher of the California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) training course provided to UPA inspectors with an overview of the State APSA and the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule; relevant inspection and enforcement issues will also be discussed.

Steve Lichten, ESCI EnviroServices, Inc.
BEGINNER UST INSPECTOR 101 - BASICS BEGINNER UST INSPECTOR 101 - BASICS
This course will introduce the amazing world of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) to the new inspector, owner, and/or operator. Participants will be taken on a fascinating journey through topics such as: Understanding of General Provisions of the UST Law and Regulations; Familiarity with the components and layout of a typical UST system; Understanding of the principles of tank, sump and line testing, and the process for reporting test results; Familiarity with and ability to assist owners and/or operators with the completion of UST forms including; Understanding of new and existing tank design, construction and monitoring requirements.

Greg Breshears, Santa Clara County DEH
Lindsay Morgado, Santa Clara County DEH
INTERPRETING LAB RESULTS INTERPRETING LAB RESULTS
This class is a good opportunity for beginners to become familiar with the topics of sampling and interpreting lab results, to ask questions of an HMS with lab experience and to discuss some of the common pitfalls encountered with samples and laboratory data.

Sande Pence, San Diego Dept. of EH, Haz-Mat Division
Ernie Hernandez, LA County Fire Department, Health HazMat
TIERED PERMITTING INSPECTOR TRAINING (Part 1 of 2) TIERED PERMITTING INSPECTOR TRAINING
An intermediate level class for inspectors specifically addressing TP and the recycling/reuse exemptions in RCRA and California H&SC. Specific topics include waste eligibility, waste treatment applicability, tier determination, treatment permit exemptions (recycling and reuse), unit determination, financial assurance, engineering certifications, and recordkeeping specific to TP. The PBR, CA, and CE requirements and restrictions will be covered, as will a summary of hazardous waste treatment tank system assessments and certifications.

Mickey Pierce, Santa Clara
John Mislah, San Diego County
HAZARDOUS WASTE TOXICITY: RCRA VS CA HAZARDOUS WASTE TOXICITY: RCRA VS CA
This course is designed to unravel the reasoning behind the criteria for Hazardous Waste Toxicity and to prepare both inspectors and generators on how to make toxicity determinations. This class will focus on the methods behind creating the characteristic of Toxicity and how the federal definition differs from the State criteria.

Steve Koester, Oxnard Fire Dept.
HAZARDOUS WASTE 101 HAZARDOUS WASTE 101
This course will cover the basics of hazardous waste identification, labeling, employee training, emergency preparedness, accumulation times, manifesting off-site, and what is considered treatment of wastes.

Terry Carrier, OC Env Health
ADV HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTOR TRAINING ADV HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTOR TRAINING
This session will focus on Land Disposal Restrictions, management of Universal Waste, and shipping hazardous waste. Participants will learn what the LDRs are and how to determine significant waste codes, identify treatment standards, and understand the difference between RCRA and non-RCRA land disposal restrictions. Finally the session will conclude with a discussion on shipping hazardous waste and how to mark, name and describe hazardous waste shipments, with a focus on requirements that are unique to these types of shipments.

Regan Bottomley and Ross Kellogg, Lion Technology Inc.
BUSINESS PLANS 101 BUSINESS PLANS 101
This session provides a basic overview of handler requirements, program implementation, and enforcement of the Business Plan program, which is applicable to most facilities regulated under the Unified Program. This session is intended for those with limited experience or knowledge of the Business Plan program.

Kelly Kersten, Riverside County
James Penn, Compton Fire Dept
CA REG OF VOLATILE ORGANIC RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE AT LQGS CA REG OF VOLATILE ORGANIC RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE AT LQGS
Volatile hazardous waste produced by RCRA large quantity generators are regulated to prevent emissions from escaping into the environment. California's Department of Toxic Substances Control adopted these RCRA regulations in 1998. The regulations require proper storage and monitoring of hazardous waste tanks, piping, containers, and equipment for organic hazardous wastes.

John Misleh, San Diego County DEH
RAGAGEP FOR THE AMMONIA REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY RAGAGEP FOR THE AMMONIA REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY
This session provides an overview of the relevant Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice (RAGAGEP) for the ammonia refrigeration industry. RAGAGEP is a crucial part of the CalARP Program covering process equipment design, installation, operation, and maintenance; inspection and test practices; and inspection and test frequencies.

Peter Thomas, Resource Compliance, Inc.
BASIC RECYCLING, EXEMPTIONS & EXCLUSIONS BASIC RECYCLING, EXEMPTIONS & EXCLUSIONS
This course will provide a general overview of the recycling exemptions and exclusions for hazardous wastes. Guidance on step-by-step determination of hazardous waste recycling exemptions/exclusions pursuant to Health and Safety Code 25143.2 will also be provided. Information on resources and guidance will also be covered.

Steve Koester, Oxnard Fire Dept
BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (Part 1 of 2)
Topics to be covered include: definitions, acronyms, common names of wastes, California chemical lists that create a hazardous waste, federal vs. California classification schemes, waste classification flowchart, characteristic RCRA and Non-RCRA hazardous waste, RCRA hazardous waste from listed sources, three elements of the mixture rule (RCRA Wastes), regulatory exclusions, Universal Wastes, California waste codes, designated wastes, exemptions for specified substances, and special wastes.

Jerry Bucklin, NES
CUPA 2016 Forum Recap Final California CUPA Forum Training Conference 2016 Recap
Highlights from the 2016 CUPA Training Conference in Anaheim, California.

2015

2015-m-b1 Hazardous Waste Identification and Classification - Basic (Part 1 of 2)
Topics to be covered include: definitions, acronyms, common names of wastes, California chemical lists that create a hazardous waste, federal vs. California classification schemes, waste classification flowchart, characteristic RCRA and Non-RCRA hazardous waste, RCRA hazardous waste from listed sources, three elements of the mixture rule (RCRA Wastes), regulatory exclusions, Universal Wastes, California waste codes, designated wastes, exemptions for specified substances, and special wastes.
Part 2 (in progress)
2015-tu-l1 Keeping Schools Out of Detention: Hazmat Compliance 101
The course, Keeping Schools Out of Detention: Hazmat Compliance 101, identifies the hazardous materials and hazardous wastes that are stored onsite at school facilities, and where they are commonly found (Science labs, maintenance etc).This course addresses the Hazardous Materials Business Plan program, proper management of hazardous wastes, and what a school facility can expect during a hazardous materials inspection. This course is beneficial for new inspectors and school staff that handle hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.
2015-th-b2 Interpreting Lab Results
This class is a good opportunity for beginners to become familiar with the topics of sampling and interpreting lab results, to ask questions of an HMS with lab experience and to discuss some of the common pitfalls encountered with samples and laboratory data.
2015-m-c2 Cold Starts, Piping Repairs and Light Bulb Replacements
Provide a basic understanding of how UPAs differ in their approaches to handling repair permits both in theory and in practice.
2015-m-c1 Basic/Intermediate UST Inspections (Part 1 of 2)
This course will take you on a fast paced tour of the amazing world of Underground Storage Tanks. Topics discussed will range from laws and regulations to common violations noticed (and more importantly unnoticed) in the field. All levels of UST knowledge are welcome. This course will utilize, test and increase your understanding of UST inspections, UST issues and USTs in general.
Part 2
2015-tu-d2 Essentials of Management
This class will help students understand that the skills of a manager are inextricably linked to leadership; learn how People, Process and Strategy are the primary functions of a manager; and understand what each of the core processes are and how you can implement them.
2015-tu-d3 Essentials of Leadership
Review the essential character traits of a leader; provide a measuring tool to assess you as a leader; review the importance of competency as a requirement of a successful leader and the importance of being connected to those who have been entrusted to you.
2015-tu-f2 How Clean is Clean?
EH&S professionals are frequently asked to measure indoor surface contamination to evaluate the potential for worker exposure, to verify the effectiveness of control measures or to determine whether a structure is clean after use of hazardous materials.
Part 2, Part 3
2015-tu-h1 Top Ten Reasons Why Industry Should Attend This Class
Routine CUPA inspections could impose undue burdens on the regulated community. This class will share the top ten ways of surviving an inspection with ease.

2014

2014-XHLR98b4QzU Advanced Hazardous Waste Inspector Training (part 1 of 4)
This class is a good opportunity for seasoned inspectors to consider and discuss the application of laws, regulations, and guidance documents to a variety of complex scenarios. This class will discuss point of waste generation issues, RCRA Listed waste characterization, air emission standards for generators of hazardous waste and a brief discussion on issues being addressed by the Hazardous Waste Technical Advisory Group.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

2013

UJJlMmw4aQM Secondary Containment in the APSA World (part 1 of 2)
Review of the different types of containment required for APSA facilities and how to determine compliance with containment requirements.
Part 2
pDh8goMXbSk EPA and Pharmaceutical Wastes - Overview of an OIG Investigation
Since 1980, EPA has not used its RCRA authority to determine whether pharmaceuticals may qualify as hazardous waste. EPA also has not established a process for the regular identification and review of pharmaceuticals that may qualify for regulation as hazardous waste. EPA staff stated that due to substantial negative public comments received on the 2008 universal waste proposal, the Agency is developing a revised proposal that will be available for public comment in spring 2013.
-OWOCTrbGqs Process Safety Information - What Are We Looking For?
What are the generally accepted good engineering practices and how should this be documented? What does it mean for an ammonia refrigeration facility to document its maximum intended inventory? If it's a closed-loop system and an ammonia refrigerated warehouse receives a delivery of ammonia, does that then change their maximum intended inventory. These and other questions will be answered during this session.
p61mLR33Qx4 The Designated Operator Program - Making It Work For You
Participants will explore the elements of a good designated operated program from program set-up, to recording keeping, monthly inspections and annual employee training. The course will examine lessons learned from the 7 - year history of the designated operator program; what a designated operator is required to do; common mistakes made by designated operators; and just as importantly what a designated operator should not do. Participants will receive helpful compliance tools and recommended procedures for managing their designated operated program.
XHLR98b4QzU Advanced Hazardous Waste Inspector Training (part 1 of 4)
This class is a good opportunity for seasoned inspectors to consider and discuss the application of laws, regulations, and guidance documents to a variety of complex scenarios: RCRA Listed waste characterization, air emission standards for generators of hazardous waste and a brief discussion on issues being addressed by the Hazardous Waste Technical Advisory Group.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

2012

   

2011

hw1 Hazardous Waste Identification and Classification
Introduction to the identification and classification of Federal and State regulated hazardous waste.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
ethics1 The Importance of Ethics in a Regulatory Environment
This course discusses the ethical decision-making process, reviews the distinction between ethics and regulatory compliance, and how using universal values such as honesty and integrity can help strengthen a culture of compliance.
aeo1 AEO Nuts to Bolts/A Case Study in Clandestine use of USTs and Enforcement Options
This course will review violation determination, violation classification, enforcement options and the basics of issuing an AEO.
Part 2
violation1 Violation Classification / Enforcement Options
Familiarization with the CUPA Guidance on Violation Classification and enforcement options for violations in CUPA programs.
Part 2
permitting1 Tiered Permitting
This class discusses Tiered Permitting (TP) and the recycling-reuse exemptions in RCRA and California H&SC.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

2010

q2xUCwp8TsQ Federal Oil Spill Prevention-SPCC Rule Module C
Discusses the importance of the federal program SPCC plan requirements, summarizes the federal program history, compliance dates and key provisions in 40 CFR 112.

2009

q2xUCwp8TsQ Advanced UST Regulatory Compliance Inspection
Why do MLLDs fail? Line leak detectors, LLD basics, Mechanical LLD functionality are presented by John Elkins.
lXXa1oVRLrs CalARP Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
Process safety information: piping and instrument diagrams, block flow diagrams, labeling and tagging, chemical location plot plans, evacuation plot plans, receptor locations, and an overview of the system and technical operation specifications - just some of the necessary tools for mitigating and handling an incidental release or an emergency response.
WFDVrOCnxSc Chemistry for CUPA Inspectors (part 1 of 4)
Basic chemistry review, properties of matter, specfic gravity, elements, compounds, solutions, calculation in Hazmat chemistry.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
mqIyRlxXv34 RMP Issues for Non-Gaseious Substances
Understanding and evaluating behaviors of Non'Gaseous substances, examples of solids, liquids, typical release mechanisms, and characteristics of solids.

2008

ZFkGL7MjA-Y Tactical Communication (Verbal Judo)
Paul Needham discusses the history of Verbal Judo - understanding how we communicate, communication dynamics, words (may be a small part of our message, but word accuracy is vital), voice, body language, communication methods, considering how we communicate, persuading others when face to face, and three types of people: nice people, difficult people, and back stabbers.
LlHH18QHnwU Waste Classification: Maggots, Leeches, Fetal Pigs and Digesters
Biotherapy: two new medical devices and waste determinations, Preserved Specimens: five dissection specimens, fixatives and preservatives, waste determinations, and Digester: Medical waste treatment device: how it works.