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HISTORY - HazMat Training Activities and Meetings in Santa Clara County
Page Updated on 11/2/2017

This section lists training sessions and meetings for the Santa Clara County Fire Chiefs Association's Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.

Month
Topic

SEPTEMBER
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room

Speakers and Subjects:

  • Richard Owens, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Hazardous Materials Business Plan Exemptions
  • Michael Benjamin, Santa Clara County Fire Department
    • Carbon Dioxide Fire Code Update
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Department

JULY
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom

Speakers and Subjects:

  • Ray Maiden, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Quarantine Authority; HMCD Sampling Team Capabilities; Meth Lab Notification & Response
  • Michelle Santos, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Emergency Responder Features in CERS
  • Eric Emmannuele, Milpitas Fire Department
    • Enforcement Considerations During Emergency Response Operations
  • Cindy Murphy & Craig Haffner, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oil Spill Prevention and Response
    • Emergency Response Capabilities, Resources, and Information for Prevention Inspectors
  • Michael Pixton, California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, Emergency Response
    • Emergency Response Capabilities, Resources, and Information for Prevention Inspectors
  • Santa Clara County Fire Dept. & San Jose Fire Dept. Hazardous Incident Teams
    • Emergency Response Capabilities, Trends, and Information for Prevention Inspectors

Agenda Provided by: San Jose Fire Department (Annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room

Speakers and Subjects: CUPA Conference Recap and Discussion

  • Ruben Williams, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Cal/ARP Awareness
  • Jennifer Kaahaaina & Mickey Pierce, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Unified Program Violation Classification & Enforcement Implications
  • Inspector Round Table
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health

MARCH
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Location: MEETING CANCELED
Speakers and Subjects: MEETING CANCELED

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara (city) Fire Department

JAN
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Location: MEETING CANCELED
Speakers and Subjects: MEETING CANCELED

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

NOV
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Location: MEETING CANCELED
Speakers and Subjects: MEETING CANCELED

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Department

SEPT
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Jackie Bretschneider, Fire Marshal, CUPA and Pretreatment Programs Manager, City of Gilroy
    • IBCs: What are They and How do the Building and Fire Codes Address Them?
    • A look at the origins and use and/or misuse of IBCs

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Gilroy Fire Department

JULY
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Reinhard Hanselka, Director, AIDI, Inc.
    • Fire Code Updates: 2015 International Fire Code / 2016 California Fire Code
  • John Pedersen, Director, California Hazardous Materials Investigators Association
    • Inspector Safety and Situation Awareness
  • Yen Dang, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney
    • Hazardous Materials Investigation: Historical Highlights and Current Cases

Agenda Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Department (Annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center

Speakers and Subjects:

  • Dan Christiansen and Thomas Brezoczky, Velo3D, Inc.
    • Discussion of 3D printing processes, chemicals used, and associated safety and regulatory issues.
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation (Presentation Slides)
  • David Milas, Senior Product and Process Engineer, Altergy Systems
    • Use of hydrogen for fuel cells which will be replacing many UPS systems using sulfuric acid at telecommunications sites. Other applications for hydrogen fuel cells.
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation (Telecommunications Applications Handout)
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation (Hydrogen Safety Handout)
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Department

MARCH
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room

Speakers and Subjects: CUPA Conference Recap and Discussion

  • Val Catunao, Milpitas Fire Department
    • Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) Program
  • Greg Breshears, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Underground Storage Tank Program
  • Mickey Pierce, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Hazardous Waste / Tiered Permit Programs
  • Mickey Pierce, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • APSA Program
  • Matthew Burge, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • Cal/ARP Program
  • Jennifer Kaahaaina, County of Santa Clara DEH HMCD
    • CUPA Administration / Enforcement
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Department

JAN
2016

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center - Community Room

Speakers and Subjects:

  • Kiran Joshi PhD, CSP Quantumscape
    • Emerging battery technologies and battery safety with the marketplace
  • Michael Vu, Consultant, Consortium Management Group
    • Use of carbon dioxide in growhouses and supercritical fluid CO2 extraction of cannaboids
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation
  • Jennifer Hamilton, Safety and Education Specialist, California Fuel Cell Partnership
    • Hydrogen Fueling Station Safety and Installation Issues
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation
Agenda& Refreshments Provided by: San Jose Fire Department

NOV
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Senior Center, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale - Laurel Room
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Aaron Costa, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
    • “From CUPA to Clean Up”
    • PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation
  • Officer Chris Barnes, CHP Golden Gate Division Environmental Crimes Unit
    • DOT Environmental Crimes
  • Officer Manny Nevarez, CHP Golden Gate Division Auto Theft Unit
    • Auto Repair Chop Shops Recognition Signs and Awareness
  • Inspector Round Table
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health

Bay Area Underground Storage Tank Technical Advisory Group (UST TAG) Meeting:
Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health, 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose, 1st Floor Auditorium
Speakers and Subjects: Agenda

  • Amantha Henkel, Supervisor, SWRCB Office of Enforcement UST Enforcement Unit
    • Talk about what the Office of Enforcement does, including UST investigations
  • Laura Fisher, SWRCB UST Leak Prevention Program
    • Updates on Title 23, Federal Regulations, Report 6, and what to expect in 2016
  • Dan Firth, Cal/EPA
    • California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) update

SEP
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room
Speakers and Subjects:
  • William Ragsdale, Clean Harbors
    • Hazardous Materials Closures, Sampling, and Interpreting Analytical Results
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara (city) Fire Department

JUL
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:
  • Deputy Gregory Taylor, Bomb Technician, Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff
    • Explosives Recognition and Awareness
    • Bomb Disposal Robot Demonstration
  • Micheal Frye, Regional Manager, Cal/OSHA
    • Cal/OSHA Awareness Briefing
    • Role of the Labor Enforcement Task Force (Underground Economy)
    • Most Common Cal/OSHA Violations
    • Use of General Duty Clause and Stop Work Orders
    • Legal Remedies in Dealing With Non-Compliant Facilities
  • Dan Firth, Cal/EPA
    • California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) update
Agenda Provided by: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (Annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:
  • Vic Massenkoff, Investigator, Fire Investigation Unit, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
    • Butane Honey Oil (BHO)
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Department

MAR
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Tim Bancroft, IES
    • Plating Shops: Fire Code vs Hazardous Waste

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Gilroy Fire Department

JAN
2015

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Troy Christensen, PE, Founder & Managing Principal, Otis Institute, Inc.
    • Nanomaterial/Nanotechnology Hazards and Controls PDF Icon link to Nanotechnology Presentation
      • What are nanomaterial/nanotechnology?
      • History
      • Types of nanomaterial/nanotechnology
      • Industries that use or make nanomaterial
      • Agency Overview on Nanomaterial and Technology: NIOSH, EPA, Others
      • Type of processes used to make nanomaterial
      • Hazards - Toxicity
      • Exposure routes
      • Engineering Controls
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Interactions with the body
      • Interactions with the environment
      • Hazardous Materials Inspection
      • Hazards to Fire Department Personnel - Emergencies
      • Q&A

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Department

NOV
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:
  • Howard Hopper, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
    • Tank listings and what inspectors should look for during plan check and construction inspections
  • Roundtable Discussion
    • UST construction/retrofit permits and consistency (or lack thereof) among local agencies
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Department

SEP
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Bill Wiltz, A & Wiltz Auto Body
    • Mobile spray painting operations
  • Hector Rodriguez, West Coast Spray Systems
    • Mobile spray booths/rooms

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Department

JUL
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects: TBD
Agenda Provided by: Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety (Annual HazMat BBQ)

Managers Meeting:
Date:
July 25, 2014
Location: Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
Subject(s): TBD

MAY
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects: TBD
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Department

Managers Meeting:
Date:
May 2, 2014 and May 30, 2014
Location: Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
Subject(s): TBD

MAR
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects: TBD


Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Department

JAN
2014

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Location: Santa Clara County Vector Control District @ 1580 Berger Dr., San Jose
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Aaron Costa, Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
    • What does the Site Mitigation Program do?
    • Update on the Local Oversight Program for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (regulatory changes)
    • Revised Recommended Minimum Verification Analyses Requirements for Tank Closures
  • Dan Rompf, Hazardous Materials Specialist, San Mateo County Department of Environmental Health
    • Nanomaterials Toxicity Assessments and Hazardous Waste Implications

      Site Mitigation Program Presentation:

      Characterization and Reuse of Petroleum-Impacted Soil​:

      Nanotechnology Presentation:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health

NOV
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:
  • Ray Maiden, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
    • "Near Miss" at Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration System Facility
  • Reinhard Hanselka
    • 2013 California Fire Code – Hazardous Materials

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Dept.

SEP
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center - Community Room
Speakers and Subjects
:
  • Robert Lucas, Travis Cain & Mary Wesling of the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency's Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Section
    • US EPA’s Emergency Planning and Accidental Release Prevention Program
    • Chevron Refinery Fire Interim Report Findings and Recommendations
    • Executive Order: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
    • Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Gilroy Fire Dept.

JUL
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom
Speakers and Subjects
:
  • Mike Amodeo, Hill Brothers Chemical Company
    • Ammonia Safety
  • Dan Firth, Cal/EPA
    • California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) update

Agenda Provided by: Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety (Annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Location: MEETING CANCELED
MAR
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects
:
  • Mark Novak, NuCO2/Praxair Inc.
    • CO2 systems
  • Pete Nash, EasyFuel Inc.
    • Mobile diesel fueling services ("Wet Hosing")

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Dept.

JAN
2013
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Location: MEETING CANCELED
NOV
2012

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Ken Anderson, Ideal Environmental Products (Chem-Stor)
    • Regulatory requirements and procedures for construction of chemical storage sheds
  • Marty Weithman, Service Station Systems
    • Results of survey of permitting requirements for tank work conducted in different jurisdictions;
    • Update on status of Phase 2 EVR UST vapor recovery systems

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

SEP
2012

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Ray Maiden, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health; Michael Polkabla, BioMax Environmental
    • Meth Lab Awareness: The County's Role and Responsibilities
    • Clandestine Methamphetamine Clean Up Standards and Techniques
    • One Pot Methamphetamine Manufacturing Method “Shake and Bake”

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health

JUL
2012

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Dan Firth, Cal/EPA
    • California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) update
  • Nitin Natesan, The Linde Group
    • HydrogenFueling

      Linde Presentation:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety (annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2012

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center Neighborhood Room @ Recreation Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Tyler Henthorne, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    • Update on air quality issues (e.g., mobile auto painters, aboveground tanks)
  • Jennifer Kaahaaina, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
    • California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) Business and Regulator Portal Training for Inspectors

      CERS Training Agenda:

      CERS Training Slides:

      CERS Lead Business User Authorization Form:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Dept.

MAR
2012

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects: Inspector Roundtable. Presentation by Jackie Bretschneider, Gilroy Fire Dept., Re Assembly Bill 408 changes to the California Fire Code and Unified Program canceled
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Gilroy Fire Dept.

JAN
2012
Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Location: MEETING CANCELED
NOV
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Location: MEETING CANCELED

SEP
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • David Strick, OmegaFlex, Inc.
    • Flexible piping for both aboveground and underground applications
  • Palo Alto Fire Dept.
    • Biological hazards: CDC definition of BSL1,2,3 and 4 and field testing for suspected biological agents, etc. 

Inspector Round Table

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Dept.

JULY
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects: Dan Firth, Cal/EPA, California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) update

Refreshments Provided by: Everybody (annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speaker: Bryan Flores, Facilities Manager, CoreSite
Subject(s): Hazards associated with data centers, concerns with plan review and inspections, and future technologies.
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara (city) Fire Dept.

MARCH
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Todd Spellman, Captain (retired), San Jose Fire Department
    • Home Made Explosives;
    • Clandestine Drug Labs.
  • Erik Tudbury, CES Lead Technician, Linde Industrial Gases
    • Cryogenic Tank Systems.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Dept.

JAN
2011

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Sara Mulhauser, Bloom Energy
    • Fuel Cell Electricity Generators.
  • Mike Benjamin, Santa Clara County Fire Dept.
    • Changes in the 2010 California Fire Code as related to hazardous materials.

    Fire Code Changes Slides:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, January 14, 2011

DEC
2010
Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, December 10, 2010
NOV
2010

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Captain Nathan Serena, California National Guard, 95th Civil Support Team
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities Briefing (including 3 equipment vehicles).
  • Ruben Williams, Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health
    • CalARP Awareness Training.

    CalARP Slides:

    CalARP Program Combined List of Chemicals and TQs:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: San Jose Fire Dept.

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, November 12, 2010

SEP
2010

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Sergeant Nellie Davis, Santa Clara County Sheriff Gang Investigations Unit
    • Gang Awareness Training.
  • Task Force Officer Daniel Anderson, FBI/Joint Terrorism Task Force, San Francisco Division; Lieutenant Vinicio Mata, Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety; and Officer Mike Lutticken, Criminal Intelligence Section, San Jose Police Dept.
    • Local counterterrorism liaison update.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, September 10, 2010

OCT
2010

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, October 8, 2010

AUG
2010

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, August 13, 2010

JULY
2010

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Dan Firth, CalEPA
    • Update on Electronic Reporting - Progress at the local and State levels.
  • John Paine, CalEPA
    • APSA Program Implementation.
  • Rob D'Arcy, Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
    • E-waste and producer responsibility.

Refreshments Provided by: Everybody (annual HazMat BBQ)

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, July 9, 2010

JUNE
2010

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, June 11, 2010

MAY
2010

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Eddy Tabet, Technology Engineering & Construction, Inc (TEC Accutite)
    • Spill Prevention from AST's - A Proactive Approach
  • Ben Hertzler, Calisolar Inc.
    • Silicon Solar Cell Manufacturing - The Process and Problems from a Facilities / Environmental Perspective

    Slides:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, May 14, 2010

APRIL
2010

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, April 9, 2010

MARCH
2010

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Romeo Batres, Waterborne Specialist, and Mark Juell, Senior Regional Manager, PPG Automotive Refinish
    • New trends in automotive spray painting.
  • Jeremy Kimball, Senior Air Quality Inspector, BAAQMD
    • Air emissions regulation of motor vehicle and mobile equipment refinishing operations. Slides:
    • Summary of Regulations Controlling Air Emissions:

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Dept.

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, March 12, 2010

FEB
2010

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, February 12, 2010

JAN
2010

Training Session:
Date:
MEETING CANCELED

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, January 15, 2010

DEC
2009

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, December 18, 2009

NOV 2009

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speaker: Jacqueline Bretschneider, Fire Marshal, Gilroy Fire Dept.
Subject: Building and Fire Codes and Their Impact on CUPA Programs
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Gilroy Fire Dept.

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, November 20, 2009

OCT 2009

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, October 23, 2009

SEP
2009

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • Chuck Fuller R.E.H.S., Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health
    • Visual Identification of Lead-Based Paint Hazards. Flyer:
  • Jennifer Hamilton, California Fuel Cell Partnership
    • Hydrogen safety;
    • California Hydrogen Roadmap status update.
  • L. Kent Leacock, DMC Green
    • Gas Station Conversion: Biofuels; electric car charging stations; future Hydrogen systems.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Dept.

Managers Meeting:
Date:
Friday, September 25, 2009

JUL
2009

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center
Speakers and Subjects:

  • John Pedersen and Tina Nunes, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
    • Recent Cases Summary;
    • Environmental Enforcement Training - Is it Working?
    • Q & A
  • Laura Fisher, State Water Resources Control Board
    • Underground Storage Tank Updates (Biodiesel Emergency Regulations)
  • Geary Guy, Analgesic Services, Inc.; John Potter, Medical Gas Systems
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Installation

Refreshments Provided by: Everybody (annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY 2009

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Location: MEETING CANCELED
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara (city) Fire Dept.

MAR 2009

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speakers: Jorin Mamen, Whole Energy

Subject(s): Manufacturing of Biodiesel.  Presentation included an overview of the biodiesel manufacturing process, hazardous materials associated with the manufacturing process, and hazardous wastes or by-products generated.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Milpitas Fire Dept.

JAN
2009

Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Meeting Room in Creative Arts Building
Speakers: Ron Fuhrhop, Praxair; Karl Olander, Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. (ATMI)

Subject(s): Comprehensive description of a sub-atmospheric gas delivery system (SAGDS) followed by proposed Fire Code changes to be submitted regarding the use of such systems.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

NOV 2008
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Location: Santa Clara Fire Dept., Station 2, 1900 Walsh Av., Santa Clara
Speaker: Jennifer Hamilton, Safety Officer, California Fuel Cell Partnership

Subject:
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles. Presentation will include hydrogen safety, its application as a transportation fuel, how fuel cell vehicles operate, fueling stations, and emergency response aspects.
NOV 2008

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building

Speakers:
John Paine, Cal EPA; Pete Reich, USEPA Region 9; Steve Lichten, SPCC Contractor.
Mike Randolph, San Jose Fire Dept.

Subjects:
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan Inspections and Local Aboveground Tank Program Implementation.
Single-Wall UST Continuous Statistical Leak Detection (CSLD) Monitoring Issues.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: San Jose Fire Dept.

SEP
2008

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Location:
Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building

Speakers:
Chuck Fuller R.E.H.S., Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health (SCC DEH), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; Lani Lee and Gerald O'Regan, SCC DEH, Local Oversight Program [i.e., petroleum leaking underground storage tank (LUST) cleanup program]; Rob D'Arcy, SCC DEH, Household and Small Business Services Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

Subjects: Childhood lead poisoning prevention; Step-by-Step Overview of LOP management of LUST cases from receipt of leak report through case closure; Overview of the County's Small Business [Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)] and HHW disposal services, management of Universal Wastes, and Producer Responsibility initiatives.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health

AUG 2008

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center Presidential Ballroom

Speakers:
John Elkins, State Water Resources Control Board; Dan Firth, Palo Alto Fire Dept.; Jim Bohon, California Environmental Protection Agency.

Subject(s): SWRCB UST Program Update; Unidocs Online HazMat Inventory Reporting and Emergency Responder Data Availability Overview and Update; Updates on AB 2286, electronic data reporting and management, and status of transition of Unidocs Online HazMat Inventory Reporting data to State-managed system; Annual HazMat BBQ

Note: This meeting was open to local Unified Program Agency (i.e., CUPA and PA) personnel and invited guests only.

Refreshments Provided by: Everybody (annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY 2008

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speaker: Jim Pickford, Service Station Systems; Jamie Kendall and Linda Carey, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

Subjects: eSites and Beaudreau UST monitoring equipment; BAAQMD program updates relevant to hazardous materials facilities.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Dept.

APR 2008

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speakers: N/A

Subject(s): HazMat Inspector Roundtable

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

MAR 2008

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speakers: Chris Berglund, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD); Marty Weithman, Service Station Systems; Gregg Marshel, Vapor Systems Technologies (VST); Matthew Scheuller, Franklin Fueling Systems.

Subject(s): Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR)/In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) Requirements and Enforcement; EVR/ISD Permit Process; VST EVR Equipment; Healy EVR and ISD Equipment.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Dept.

JAN
2008

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speakers: Doug Nakano, Owner, Fuel Oil Systems; Thomas Mohr, Hydrogeologist, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Subjects: How to Make Sure New UST Installations are AB 2481 Compliant; Assessing Potential for Perchloroethylene Groundwater Contamination from Dry Cleaners

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: City of Santa Clara Fire Dept.

NOV 2007

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Location: Stanford University, Center for Integrated Systems (CIS)

Speakers: Kyle Cole, Associate Director of the Center for Probing the Nanoscale, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials; Paul Rissman, Research Technical Manager, Stanford Nanofabrication Facility; Larry Gibbs, Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health and Safety, Stanford University.
Subject(s): Nanotechnology

The presentation consisted of a general overview of nanotechnology and the types of industries where it is prevalent. Types of processes, chemicals used, and environmental health and safety issues were discussed. A tour of a nanotechnology lab followed.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Stanford University

AUG 2007

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Location: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health (DEH)

Speakers: John Elkins and Scott Bacon, State Water Resources Control Board UST Program
Subject: Advanced Underground Storage Tank Inspector Training

This Advanced UST Inspector Training is an 8-hour course for UST inspectors with at least two years of experience.  The course covered requirements for new UST systems, including construction and monitoring requirements, plan-checks, installation inspections, post-installation testing, system start-up, and annual inspections.  The course also included a more in-depth discussion of topics from the basic inspector training course, including enforcement strategies, functional testing of line leak detectors, and applying regulations to atypical UST systems. 

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health

JUL
2007

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (HazMat BBQ Meeting postponed!)

Due to sheduling conflicts, this meeting was postponed.

MAY 2007

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Arboretum Building
Speaker: Tom Smith, Valley Associates (representing Vaporless Manufacturing, Inc.)
Subject: Line Leak Detectors - Operation and Field Testing (Part 2)

Speaker: Dr. Joe Van Gompel, BOC Edwards
Subject: Fire Hazards of the Epi Process in Semiconductor Manufacturing, What is the Epi process, how Epi processes work and what can go wrong, what are the risks.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: San Jose Fire Dept.

APRIL 2007

Date: Friday, April 27, 2007 (Immediately following SCC Fire Chiefs HazMat Subcommittee meeting)
Location: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health (DEH)
Subject: Santa Clara County Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (a meeting of the 4 Santa Clara County CUPAs)

  1. Self-Introductions
  2. Public Comments
  3. Legislative Update
  4. CUPA Forum Report
  5. Unidocs Hazardous Materials Online Inventory Project (HMOIP) Chemical Database
  6. Roundtable Discussion
MAR 2007

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Location: Santa Clara County Dept. of Environmental Health (DEH)

Speaker: Mike Amodeo - Operations Manager, Hill Brothers Chemical Co.
Subject(s): Ammonia Manufacturing Operations and Containerization

The first part of the presentation was a classroom presentation in the DEH auditorium. This was followed by a field trip (tour) of Hill Brothers Chemical Co. at 410 Charcot Av., San Jose.

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County DEH HMCD

JAN
2007

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center

Speaker:
Tom Smith, Valley Associates (representing Vaporless Manufacturing, Inc.)
Subject: Line Leak Detectors - Operation and Field Testing

Speaker: Charlie Gay, Vice President, Applied Films
Subject: Advances in the Solar Power Industry - Products and Manufacturing Processes

Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety