California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

8th LEA/CIWMB Conference (2005)

Agenda: 2005 Conference

Day One | Day Two | Day Three |

Day 1 (Wednesday May 11, 2005)

Time Activity
9:00-11:00 Conference Registration
Attendees will receive their registration badges, the latest information on the conference and field trips, and make a menu selection for the Friday box lunch.
11:00-12:00  Plenary Session
Creating a Healthy Environment: The Impact of the Built Environment on Public Health

Dr Raymond Neutra, M.D., Dr. P.H., Department of Health Services
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Permits, RFIs and CEQA, Oh My!
Lori Braunesreither, Contra Costa County LEA, will review these document types, as well as their interrelationships and interdependence. The decision to prepare or not prepare an RFI amendment will be discussed. Practical suggestions for reviewing an RFI and complying with CEQA will be offered.
1:15-2:15  Closure and Postclosure Maintenance Plans: What You Need To Know (or Secrets Revealed)
Mike Wochnick, CIWMB Remediation, Closure and Technical Assistance Branch, will present a review of closure and postclosure maintenance plans and general procedures on how to review such plans, including financial information.
1:15-2:15  Quality Inspection Reports: Good for You, Good for Them, Good For California
Patti Henshaw and Randy Styner, Orange County LEA, will share their experiences about gaining compliance at Solid Waste facilities through inspections. This will be an LEA perspective about conducting inspections, writing inspection reports and developing a relationship with the operator that promotes compliance. This is a perfect session for inspectors with less than two years of experience or for the experienced inspector who wants to compare notes. Ideas on how to write an inspection report that can serve as documentation should enforcement actions become necessary will also be shared.
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30  Progress on the Development of a New In-Vessel MSW Composting Facility in Mariposa County
Brian Hodge, Mariposa County LEA, and Steve Engfer, Mariposa County Department of Public Works, will highlight Mariposa county's MSW composting facility with it's unique in-vessel system and provide information on the project's conception to it's current state.
2:30-3:30 Congratulations! It's a Burn Dump. What Do You Do Now?
Tim Patenaude and Dorothy Rice, DTSC, and Tammy Derby, Sacramento County LEA, will discuss burn dump site investigation and characterization. The panel will review technical and regulatory aspects and also discuss the document entitled Protocol for Burn Dump Site Investigation and Characterization. The panel will also offer their views on forthcoming developments.
2:30-3:30  New LEA Orientation 101
Bill Prinz, City of San Diego LEA, and Robyn Browne, Lake County LEA, will provide LEA Orientation 101 for new LEA staff. They will highlight the basic solid waste regulatory structure, how new LEA staff can operate efficiently within that structure, and what tools and resources are available.
3:30�3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Partnership 2000 Efforts
Members from the CEQA and Gaining Compliance Partnership work groups will present updates on the current Partnership 2000 efforts.
3:45-4:45 There Is Life After Closure: Let's See How It Developed
Rebecca Lafreniere, City of San Diego LEA, will discuss the Arizona Street Landfill, the importance of postclosure land use approvals and Journey to Atlantis, a Mission Bay Landfill postclosure project. Christopher Coles, P.E., Principal Construction Manager, Anchor Engineering, Inc., and Gee Hayre of Kleinfelder, Inc.,will make a presentation entitled Turning Lead into Gold-A Closure/Postclosure Success Story at San Mateo Landfill. Greg Schirle, San Mateo LEA, will offer an LEA's perspective about postclosure efforts.
3:45-4:45  Fundamentals of the Waste Tire Program and More
Marty Scholl, Calaveras County LEA, will present an overview of the waste tire program and the role of the local tire enforcement grantees. Maria Adney, Sacramento County LEA, will present information on tire inspections, with a focus on electronic field inspections, electronic data transfer, and her experience working with other agencies. Georgianne Turner, CIWMB Special Waste Division, will then provide waste tire grant information.
4:45�5:00 Break
5:00-6:00 Social Hour and Open Forum for LEAs and Board Members
This is an informal session for all attendees to experience this year's conference theme: Outstanding Connections.
6:00-9:00  Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday May 12, 2005)

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00-12:00 Field Trips
Two field trips will be offered. On each trip, attendees will learn how Orange County area facilities manage solid waste. Transportation will be provided.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00�5:00 Tradeshow
Don't miss this opportunity to meet company representatives which offer services or equipment used in the solid waste arena and representatives from governmental agencies at the conference trade show.
1:00�3:30  AB 1497 Regulatory Project & Tips on Public Hearings
The first part of this session will feature LEAs and an Orange County
operator sharing their experiences with conducting public hearings and
tips on how to prepare for public hearings and meetings. Speakers include David Thompson, Program Supervisor, City of Los Angeles; Dave Brummond, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist, County of Santa Barbara; and Linda Hagthrop, Public Information Officer, Orange County Integrated Waste Management Department. The second part of this session will be presented by CIWMB staff with a focus on sharing the latest developments associated with the regulatory package to address public hearings and significant change as prescribed by Assembly Bill 1497. The presentation will include a brief review of the other permitting-related components contained in the package.
1:00�2:15  Nuclear Waste Transport from California to Nevada
Robert Halstead, State of Nevada, will provide a status report on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository and discuss hazards associated with transporting nuclear waste through California to Nevada.
1:00�2:15  Mining Multi-Agency Collaboration at New Idria Illegal Dumpsite
For 20 years, solid and hazardous wastes were stockpiled at the abandoned New Idria Quicksilver Mine in San Benito County. Matt Fore, San Benito County LEA, will highlight the importance of effective multi-agency collaboration in successful prosecution and cleanup of illegal dumpsites.
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30�3:30  Hybrid Facility or Multiple Permits?
Tammy Derby, Sacramento County LEA, will discuss the complexities of
a site in Sacramento that operates numerous activities, subject to different multiple facility regulations. LEA Advisory 39 will be referenced and information related to the overlapping application of the C&D regulations and the compost regulations provided.
2:30�3:30  Coordinating with RWQCBs, What You Might Want to Know
Joe Mello, State Water Resources Control Board, and Bobbie Garcia CIWMB, will speak about what they have learned in discussions with LEAs and RWQCBs on the types of coordination currently taking place between the two regulatory entities, highlighting what works and could be used by others. An LEA and RWQCB staff will share their experiences on holding quarterly coordination meetings.
3:30�3:45 Break
3:45�4:45  Permitting Change: Reacting to Morphing Facilities and Regulations
There are many reasons why a solid waste facility may not be in compliance with regulations. In some cases, facilities add new waste streams or change processes. In others, the regulations under which a facility was first permitted change and push the facility out of compliance. For example, chipping and grinding becomes a compost facility or an exempt recycler becomes a transfer/processor. The LEA must react to these changes either by addressing each activity discretely or by incorporating them into a single, comprehensive permit. This session will examine several case studies to highlight the pros and cons of each approach and lessons learned by LEAs.
3:45�4:45  Emerging Technologies
Russ Miller, EnerTech Environmental, Inc., will discuss a proposed plant in Rialto, CA which would make fuel pellets from biosolids. Vince Canino, Adams Street Waste-to-Energy Project, will describe a proposed project in Anaheim, CA to make electricity from auto shredder fluff.
3:45�4:45  Code 3: Fires in Solid Waste Piles
Dennis Corcoran, CIWMB, and Rodney Slaughter, State Fire Marshal's Office, will give a status report on this issue and the spring public workshop.
5:00 Dinner: On Your Own

Day 3 (Friday May 13, 2005)

Time Activity
7:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Panelists will present GIS solid waste case studies. Henning Schreiber, Calaveras County Environmental Health, will profile various uses including illegal sites, tires, and well investigations. Wayne Tsuda, City of Los Angeles LEA, will discuss environmental justice applications. Pam Villa, San Diego County, will describe integrating GIS with a permit database and demonstrating GIS capabilities from website maps to developing public meeting mailing lists.
9:00-11:00 Mitigating Landfill Gas Explosion Hazards Through Continuous Monitoring
This session will provide a history of documented cases of explosions, fires, and fatalities due to landfill gas migration in the U.S. and provide useful information on implementing continuous gas monitoring systems and two California case studies.
9:00-11:00 21st Century Approaches to Illegal Dumping
Ken Stuart, Director of Environmental Health, Contra Costa County, will offer a presentation entitled "Bureaucracy of Illegal Dumping Programs," followed by Robert Swift, Sonoma County LEA, who will present a case study on Bisso Illegal Disposal Site. David Altman, Placer County LEA, will provide guidelines for writing an illegal dumping ordinance.
11:00�11:30 Check Out of Rooms
11:30-12:00 General Session
In keeping with tradition, this general session will provide an overview of our partnership conference, including important discoveries and insights gained and a timeline for resolving any identified priority issues.
12:00-1:00 Box Lunches
Attendees who need to travel may take the box lunch with them on their journey; those who have time are invited to stay in the Kensington Ballroom and have lunch with colleagues.

2005 Conference

Last updated: April 20, 2005
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