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HISTORY - HazMat Training Activities and Meetings in Santa Clara County
Page Updated on 11/7/2018

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

Month
Topic

NOVEMBER
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room

Speaker and Subject:

  • Captain Bill Murphy, Santa Clara County Fire Department
    • North Bay Fires of 2017: A Fire Captain’s Perspective
  • Supervising HazMat Specialist Matthew Burge & HazMat Specialists Andrew Dyer & Robin Ward, Santa Clara County DEH
    • SCC DEH's Role in North Bay Fire Recovery Operations, Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018
  • Senior HazMat Specialist Greg Breshears, Santa Clara County DEH
    • Inspection of UST Overfill Prevention Equipment
    • PDF Icon link to UST Overfill Prevention Equipment Inspection Presentation (Presentation Slides)

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

SEPTEMBER
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room

Speaker and Subject
:

  • Kevin Abriol, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
    • An introduction to Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System. This presentation will demonstrate how to create an account and introduce participants to the functionalities of the system. As time permits, Mr. Abriol will discuss and demonstrate the similarities and differences between e-Manifest, the Hazardous Waste Tracking System (HWTS), and consolidated manifest data, so inspectors can better utilize waste tracking data in the field. The presentation will end with a question and answer session.

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

JULY
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom
Speakers and Subjects: T
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (Annual HazMat BBQ)

MAY
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room
Speakers and Subjects: T
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Mountain View Fire Department

MARCH
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Location: Sunnyvale Community Center, Neighborhood Room
Speakers and Subjects: T
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Department

JANUARY
2018

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Location: MEETING CANCELED
Speakers and Subjects: MEETING CANCELED
Agenda & Refreshments Provided by: Palo Alto Fire Department

NOVEMBER
2017

Training Session:
Date:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Location: Sunnyvale Senior Center, Laurel Room

Speaker and Subject:

  • John Strandberg, P.E.
    • Tank Inspection Standards (Title 22, SPCC, STI SP001, and more)
Agenda& Refreshments Provided by: Santa Clara County Fire Department

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