NES to Present at the 2017 California CUPA Conference

 

About NES – January 20, 2017
Written by: NES, Inc. Staff


This year's Cal Cupa Conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. This year’s California Cupa Conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

 

NES to Present Multiple Training Seminars at California CUPA Conference

NES is proud to once again be a part of the 19th Annual California CUPA FORUM Training Conference in San Diego. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina from February 6th – 9th, 2017. NES President and CEO Jerry Bucklin, Senior Vice President David Durst, Vice President Steve Reichow, Clan Lab Program Manager Brian Escamilla, and EH&S Instructor Nicholas Armstrong will all be conducting training seminars throughout the four-day event. We hope to see you there!

See below for NES presentation information and past Cal CUPA Conference training videos, featuring Jerry Bucklin and Steve Reichow.


HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION – BASIC (Session Code M-B1)

Date and Time:

Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Presenter:

Jerry Bucklin, NES

Description:

Attendees will learn the basics of the hazardous waste classification process. Topics to be covered include definitions, acronyms, common names of wastes, California lists of chemicals that create hazardous waste, federal vs. California classification schemes, waste classification flowchart, RCRA vs. 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.


CUPA RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS (Session Code M-H2)

Date and Time:

Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Presenter:

Nicholas Armstrong, NES

Description:

This session will provide businesses an overview of the record retention requirements associated with the CUPA programs. The training will cover applicable records and retention requirements for businesses that generate and/or treat hazardous waste, have a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), store hazardous materials in underground/aboveground storage tanks (U/ASTs), and/or are subject to CalARP. Participants will be provided tips on maintaining records and inspectors’ expectations.


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES PERTAINING TO MARIJUANA RELATED ACTIVITIES

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Presenters:

David Durst, NES
Brian Escamilla, NES

Description:

This lecture will highlight the health and safety concerns for individuals inspecting and regulating the cultivation and distribution of marijuana and marijuana products. The marijuana industry is quickly expanding, with very few health and safety or regulatory guidelines. The passing of proposition 64 in California has allowed for a further increase in the number of individuals cultivating marijuana and preparing marijuana extracts. Individuals inspecting or regulating this burgeoning industry need to be informed of the hazards associated with cultivation and resin extraction processes.

The hazards covered include: pesticide use, mold, electrical, chemicals used in the cultivation and extraction of the resin, waste generation, and the recommended personal protective equipment that should be worn by field personnel regulating the industry. Understanding the hazards associated with this industry will reduce the risk of injury and exposure to regulatory personnel and will help in establishing and enforcing local ordinances geared toward regulating this exploding industry.


MOST COMMONLY CITED CUPA VIOLATIONS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM (Session Code W-H3)

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Presenters:

Jerry Bucklin, NES
Michelle Le, Environmental Manager PG&E

Panelists:

Nicholas Armstrong, NES
Jorge Castillo, Johnson & Johnson
Lori Luces-Nakagawa, PG&E
Mark Howard, General Electric

Description:

Attendees will be provided a review of the most commonly cited CUPA violations and a discussion of the best management practices for how to ensure compliance and avoid violations. This course will provide attendees with insight as to which violations were most commonly cited by CUPAs in 2016. There will be additional discussion concerning the compliance requirements associated with the violations and an outline of year to year trends. As a bonus, a panel of business leaders will share best management practices that they use to help ensure compliance.


QUESTIONS FROM INDUSTRY FOR UNIFIED PROGRAM LEADERS (Session Code Th-H3)

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Moderator:

Jerry Bucklin, NES

Panelists:

Bill Jones, LA County Fire
Kristen Riegel, San Bernardino County Fire
Randy Sawyer, Contra Costa County EH
John Paine, CalEPA
Vincent Mendes, Fresno County EH
Joel Martens, Tulare County EH
Doug Calhoun, Napa County EH
Marie Woodin, Sacramento County Env. Mgmt.
Eric Scott, Glenn County CUPA

Description:

At previous CUPA Conferences valuable information was provided during the various sessions throughout the week. This panel of CUPA Forum Board and State Agency representatives will provide industry attendees the opportunity to ask questions regarding regulatory interpretations, enforcement actions, CERS reporting, recent or pending legislation, and other related questions that they may need additional clarification and discussion. All industry and local UPAs are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring questions to this panel discussion.


BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY (Session Code Th-J3)

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Presenter:
Steve Reichow, NES
Description:

Developed for regulated businesses, this course will provide hazardous waste generators an overview of the requirements for the accumulation and storage of hazardous waste. The training will introduce hazardous waste generators to federal and state regulations applicable to hazardous waste generators. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG, or VSQG), RCRA vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits, and container and tank management standards will be covered. The course will also cover the CUPA’s role in inspections and the enforcement of these regulations.


BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (Part 1 of 2)

Jerry Bucklin, 2016 California CUPA Conference

 

BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (Part 2 of 2)

Jerry Bucklin, 2016 California CUPA Conference

 

BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY

Steve Reichow, 2016 California CUPA Conference


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