California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

7th LEA/CIWMB Conference (2004)

Agenda: 2004 Conference

Day One | Day Two | Day Three

Day 1 (Wednesday March 10, 2004)

Time Activities
9:00 Conference Registration
Register for Field Trips
Sign-up for Box Lunch (Friday)
10:00-12:00 Radiation Monitoring and Load Checking
The public, legislature, and media are intensely interested in the issues involving radioactive waste and municipal solid waste landfills. This session provides an overview and discussion of radiation issues important to LEAs, with focus on radiation monitoring and load checking programs. Invited speakers include Robert Greger, Department of Health Services, Barbara Hamrick, Department of Health Services, Joe Mello, State Water Resources Control Board, Scott Walker, CIWMB and for an important local perspective, Wayne Tsuda and Andy Kao, City of Los Angeles LEA.
10:00-11:00 Broader Application of New Construction/Demolition and Inert (CDI) Requirements
Robert Holmes, CIWMB, will discuss the Board's direction on the application of new construction and demolition and inert debris processing regulations requirements to the regulation of other solid wastes.
11:00-12:00 Open Forum for LEAs and Board Members
An opportunity for Board Members (Michael Paparian, Cheryl Peace and Carl Washington) to introduce themselves, share philosophies and participate in Q&A. Board Member Michael Paparian will provide opening remarks.
11:00-12:00 Training Certification for Landfill Managers and Inspectors
Darryl Petker, CIWMB, will provide an update on the development of regulations regarding Training Certification for Landfill Managers and Inspectors in California. Time will be available for questions and answers.
12:00-1:15 Lunch with Welcoming Remarks from Linda Moulton-Patterson, CIWMB Chair
Howard Levenson, Greg Pirie and Dan Avera: A focus on Partnership 2000 and Where We Are--The Vision.

Performing Emergency Debris Management when Disaster Strikes
This session highlights first hand experiences from county and state agencies dealing with California's recent disasters. Featured speakers are:

1:15-2:45 Biosolids Update: Regulations and Applied Experiences
Guy Shaw, REHS, Kern County and Jarrod Ramsey-Lewis P.E., RWQCB-Fresno will discuss their practical experience and provide case studies relative to biosolids.
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Updates from Advisory Committees
This is an interactive opportunity for attendees to learn about the committees, how to contact members and how historical and current issues are resolved. Representatives include Greg Pirie, EAC; Matt Fore, Round Tables; Dan Avera, CCDEH; Mike Schmaeling and Tammy Derby, TACs.

Day 2 (Thursday March 11, 2004)

Time Activities
8:30-12:00 Yolo Bioreactor Field Trip
9:00-12:00 Recycled Product Trade Show Field Trip
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Speaker Terry Tamminen, Secretary CalEPA
General Session
1:30-2:30 Overview of Disposal Reporting System and the Reporting of Alternative Cover: Disposal/Diversion Demystified
Sherrie Sala-Moore, Waste Analysis Branch, will discuss the CIWMB disposal reporting system and demystify the accounting procedures for Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) and Alternative Intermediate Cover (AIC). Laura Niles, Permitting and Inspection Branch, will discuss the proposed regulations and then give an Inspector’s view on the appropriate use of ADC and AIC and a straight face test for the working face.
1:30-2:30 Recognition of Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory Wastes
Mark Cameron, Bureau of Forensic Services, DOJ, will discuss the basic processes, chemicals and containers used in methamphetamine manufacture to help prevent personnel exposure to chemicals from clandestine methamphetamine laboratory wastes and containers during load checking and illegal dump site cleanups.
1:30-2:30 Phase I Construction and Demolition (C&D) Processing Regulations--Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask
Allison Spreadborough, CIWMB, will address frequently asked questions that arose during and following the rule making process. Board staff will entertain questions from the audience about all aspects of the regulations including implementation and enforcement issues.
2:30-3:30 Innovative Technologies
Russell Teall (President, Biodiesel Industries) will discuss operating facilities in California, Nevada, and Australia that now convert vegetable cooking oils into biodiesel and a new major project in California with the US Navy to improve this existing technology. David Konwinski (President, Onsite Power Systems) will discuss a proposed 12 million dollar anaerobic in vessel digester at Cal State University Channel Islands near Camarillo. It is designed to produce enough energy to power the campus 24 hours per day. The digester may process up to 250 tons a day of municipal green waste diverted from Ventura County landfills and produce 50 to 75 tons of fertilizer and greenhouse quality materials. This technology processes materials that are problematic to existing compost operations while providing emission and odor minimization.
2:30-4:45 Partnership 2000 Work Group Session--CEQA Issues
This session will continue work on CEQA as a priority permitting issue to help create certainty around the process. Prior efforts of the working group indicated a need to produce guidance on CEQA. The working group will define and assign tasks to complete a product based on mutual consensus. Tasks timelines will be established for completion in the months following the conference.
2:30-4:45 Partnership 2000 Work Group Session--Gaining Compliance
This session will focus on “working the current system” with tools presented from a variety of enforcement and compliance models. The working group will determine tasks and assignments to produce a tool or product that can be used to gain compliance or increase ability to take appropriate enforcement action. This session will be facilitated by Sharon Anderson.
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Medical Waste Disposal Problems and Overlapping Authority
Jack McGurk, California Department of Health Services, will speak on medical waste management and intergovernmental relations focusing on disposal, new regulations, new technologies, and pollution prevention. Ann Clarkson, Santa Clara County Medical Waste Management Program, will speak on medical waste treatment and disposal in Santa Clara County related to on-site treatment and disposal as solid waste.

Day 3 (Friday March 12, 2004)

Time Activities
9:00-10:15 Operational Fly Control: Keeping Happy Neighbors
Alec C. Gerry, PhD, Assistant Veterinary Entomologist, University of California at Riverside, Department of Entomology, will discuss approaches to minimize the production of nuisance flies at waste and compost operations to a level that neighbors (even those living quite close) will find within their range of comfort. By developing a proactive program of sanitation and facility management that is based on an understanding of the biology of nuisance flies, control of nuisance flies will be achieved in a way that is sustainable, cost effective, and minimizes the use of chemical pesticides.
9:00-10:15 Food Waste Diversion Programs and Issues
Jack Macy, San Francisco Recycling Program and Terry Brennan, CIWMB will discuss food diversion programs and issues: why food diversion is important; what kinds of diversion programs exist; potential problems associated with food diversion; and how a successful municipal food diversion program can work.
10:15-10:30 Check out of Rooms/Break
10:30-11:45 Solid Waste Facility Inspections, Compliance, and Emerging Trends from a Cal OSHA Perspective
Marc Arico, CIWMB will provide a Health and Safety primer, followed by a presentation from William Krycia of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health of Cal OSHA. Mr. Krycia will discuss investigations and fatalities from an inspector's perspective along with the emerging trends from Cal OSHA.
10:30-11:45 Public Participation--The Process and the Outcome
Diane Takvorian, executive director of the Environmental Health Coalition, Steve Cain, LA Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Jason Keadjian, will provide their perspectives, experiences, and processes relative to public participation in the permitting process.
11:45-12:30 Reports from the Partnership Workgroups and Conference Wrap Up
12:30 Box Lunches

2004 Conference

Last updated: February 24, 2004
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