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Early Registration (Monday, October 15, 2007)

Time Activity
4:00-6:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Registration

Day 1 (Tuesday, October 16, 2007)

Time Activity
8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30-10:30 a.m. Welcome to San Diego and the 10th LEA/CIWMB Partnership Conference
Opening remarks by Director of the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Gary Erbeck, Supervisor of the San Diego County LEA (Video, WMV, 03:50 minutes), Rebecca Lafreniere (Video, WMV, 15:54 | Presentation) and Manager of the Program Management and Integration Section, Office of Climate Change, Air Resources Board (ARB) and former California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) LEA and Operator Support Services Branch Manager Sharon Anderson (Video, WMV, 03:38). Senior Advisor of the ARB Office of Climate Change James Goldstene provided an overview of Global Warming and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and its impact on the environment and our lives (Video, WMV, 21:50 | Presentation).
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m. Global Warming and Climate Change
Global warming poses a serious threat to the public health and environment in California. In this session, attendees learned what California is doing to control GHG. Senior Advisor of the ARB Office of Climate Change James Goldstene providee an update on GHG emissions and the role of ARB in monitoring and reducing GHG emissions (Video, Windows Media, 282 Kbps, 6:32 minutes). Manager of the Biomass Renewables Program at the California Energy Commission Valentino Tiangco Ph.D. presented "Bioenergy Development: A Solution to Global Warming" (Video, Windows Media, 282 Kbps, 26:51 minutes | Presentation). This presentation focused on bioenergy initiatives in California and sample bioenergy projects that lower GHG emissions. Scott Walker, Manager of the Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program Cleanup Branch at the CIWMB discussed methane gas capture at landfills and its role in the reduction of GHG (Video, WMV, 21:45 | Presentation).
10:45-11:45 a.m. Illegal Dumping-The No Dumping Zone!
This session challenged and stimulated participants to think of new ways to handle illegally disposed waste. Ken Stuart, consultant to the CIWMB and primary author of the Illegal Dumping Enforcement Task Force Report, moderated this session. Bill Orr, Chief of the CIWMB Cleanup, Closure and Financial Assurances Division, provided an update on the Statewide Illegal Dumping Task Force efforts  (Presentation), highlighted upcoming CIWMB initiatives and outlined the elements of a successful illegal dumping program. Supervisor for Contra Costa County LEA John Wiggins and Program Manager for Imperial County LEA Jeff Lamoure described their successful programs and shared their experiences from an urban and rural perspective.
10:45-11:45 a.m. Biosolids-"Manna or Menace?"
Alan R. Rubin, Ph.D., Principal of Virginia based Envirostrategies, presented "Trace Constituents: Red Herring Hysteria" (Presentation). Supervisor Ricardo Serrano for the Solano County LEA addressed issues regarding pharmaceuticals and other compounds in biosolids and the County's comprehensive program working to meet community concerns (Presentation). Mary Matava, CEO of Agri Service, discussed the challenges of operating her successful biosolids recycling company (Presentation).
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. Land Use-You Want to Put That Where?
Janet Coke, Los Angeles Public Sanitation District Waste-By-Rail Division Engineer, provided an insightful presentation on the plan to haul trash off-site when Puente Hills Landfill closes in 2013 (Video, WMV, 19:34 | Presentation). President of EDCO Disposal Corporation Steve South (Video, WMV, 11:31) and Principal Planner with the City of Lemon Grove Carol Dick provided a step- by-step presentation revealing what it takes to open a construction demolition and inert (CDI) facility (Video, WMV, 08:16 | Presentation). They led you from conceptual ideas through the planning process, including the land use permitting labyrinth, to construction completion.
1:15-2:15 p.m. Disaster Planning-Are You Ready for the Next Catastrophic Event?
Larry Carroll, Registered Environmental Health Specialist with Kern County LEA, presented "Debris Disposal During an Emergency" and discussed methods for handling massive debris, including animal mortalities, under emergency conditions (Presentation). Randy Styner, Hazmat Specialist with Orange County LEA, provided a solid waste specific Incident Action Plan that incorporated elements of the Incident Command System, working within an Emergency Operations Center and addressing solid waste specific disaster issues (Presentation).
1:15-2:15 p.m. Universal Waste-The Sunset, The Impact, The Solution
Matthew Hickman, Program Administrator for the Riverside County Waste Management Department, provided an overview of the new Waste Recycle Park and its recently completed section, located at the Lamb Canyon Landfill (Presentation). CIWMB Statewide Technical and Analytical Services Staff, Cynthia Dunn provided the State perspective on the February 2006 universal waste exemption sunset, including actions and initiatives undertaken by California to address the proper collection and end-of-life management of universal waste (Presentation).
2:152:45 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:45-3:45 p.m. Communicating Effectively for Great Outcomes at Solid Waste Facilities
Katherine "Kit" Cole, Director of External Affairs and Sustainability Initiatives of Waste Management, Inc. (Video, WMV, 23:30 | Presentation) and Karen Schkolnick, Air Quality Program Manager in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Outreach and Incentives Division (Video, WMV, 20:46 | Presentation), discussed ways for solid waste facilities and regulatory agencies to educate and demystify the regulatory process for the public.
2:45-3:45 p.m. We're from the Government and We're Here to Help
Research Analyst Elizabeth Castaneda (Presentation), Research Program Specialist Nancy Jestreby, Research Program Specialist Richard Castle, and Financial Assurances Manager Garth Adams from the CIWMB's Cleanup, Closure and Financial Assurances Division, reviewed the following topics: the significance of the capacity component in the permit application, the importance of providing accurate closure/postclosure cost estimates for adequate financial assurance, the plan review process, financial assurance demonstrations within the permitting process, proposed regulations, and updates regarding the study required by Assembly Bill 2296 (Montanez), Chapter 504, Statutes of 2006.
2:45-3:45 p.m. Composting 101-The Science of Composting
Jeff Watson, Superintendent II with Prison Industries Authority, introduced composting principles and practices and invited attendees to become composting advocates (Presentation). Danielle Aslam, CIWMB Local Assistance and Market Development Division, South Branch, highlighted the fascinating science behind in-vessel composting (Presentation). Supervisor Carolyn Hawkins of Humboldt County LEA shared her experience with proposed compost research operations-Is it real research or is it a way to get around the permit requirement (Presentation)?
3:45€“4:00 p.m. Break
4:00-5:30 p.m. Special Panel Discussion: Closure Cost Estimate Dialogue (PDF)
4:00-5:30 p.m. Equipment Expo and Reception
An opportunity to meet and mingle with other conference attendees while sharing experiences, building relationships and netting new ideas. Some highlights included a sampling of innovative equipment provided by vendors from across the state, interesting hands-on demonstrations, and information on an array of Board programs.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Day 2 (Wednesday, October 17, 2007)

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Field Trips

Miramar Landfill and Greenery
Visit to West Miramar Landfill located in the City of San Diego and see the latest solid waste innovations. Attendees toured the Native Species Nursery, Miramar Greenery-the Greens/Wood Waste Recycling/Composting Area, the Recycle/Buy-Back Center & Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility and the Disposal Operations/Tipping Decks.

Reliable Tires, Inc.
Tour of Reliable Tires Inc., a waste tire facility in San Diego. The visit included a discussion with the owner of Reliable Tires Inc. on tire operation with an opportunity for a question and answer period. As part of the training, the grantee inspectors participated in a mock inspection and tire counting exercise. CIWMB staff were present to assist with the training and tour.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. Permitting with Focus on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Paula Harold, Environmental Health Specialist III from the San Bernardino County LEA and Supervising Planner Nancy Sansonetti from the County of San Bernardino Solid Waste Management discussed expectations of LEAs and operators when submitting permit revision applications on the new forms. This session also included how LEAs and operators work together to make CEQA findings and how to hold a public information meeting as outlined in Assembly Bill 1497 (Montanez), Chapter 823, Statutes of 2003. CIWMB Permitting and LEA Support Division Chief Mark de Bie and CIWMB legal staff Michael Bledsoe joined the San Bernardino representatives on a panel to answer questions from the audience regarding permitting, CEQA and AB 1497.
1:15-2:15 p.m. Geographic Information Systems on a Budget-Simple Applications for Real World Solutions
Marty Scholl, Environmental Health Technician III with Calaveras County LEA (Presentation) and Scot Johnson, Code Enforcement Officer for Butte County Public Works Department (Presentation), demonstrated the creation of simple applications to use with mobile global positioning systems to solve daily challenges. Simple to complex database management systems and mapping capabilities were also highlighted.
1:15-2:15 p.m. Evaluating Tire Fire Standards
The session summarized the importance of waste tire fire and storage standards and highlighted possible outcomes if standards are not followed. The discussion provided insights on fire plans and suppression of fires.
2:15-2:45 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:45-3:45 p.m. The Next Frontier-Emerging Technologies
CIWMB Statewide Technical and Analytical Resources Division's Branch Manager Fernando Berton presented "What Are They and Where Are They?" a fascinating look at international innovations in waste conversion technologies that included remarkable photos of operations in Japan taken during his travels (Presentation). Amanda Martinez, President of Bull Moose Energy, discussed her biomass company and its exciting, ground-breaking, environmentally friendly processes, with enthralling plans for the future (Presentation).
2:45-3:45 p.m. Surfin' the Net-Online Resources for Local Enforcement Agencies
Jon Whitehill, Integrated Waste Management Specialist with CIWMB's Municipal Solid Waste Facilities, Operations and Evaluations Branch, led an informational session to demonstrate how to navigate LEA Central and locate other online LEA tools and resources on CIWMB's website (Presentation). Matt Kaufmann, Hazardous Waste Management Specialist Orange County LEA, shared his experience utilizing online resources as a "recently hired" LEA staff.
2:45-3:45 p.m. How to Plan a Successful Tire Amnesty Day Event
Supervisor Carolyn Hawkins of the Humboldt County LEA (Presentation), and Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Fresno Code Enforcement Barbara Miller (Presentation), and Recycling Coordinator for the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority Alan Styles presented a comprehensive overview on planning and staging a successful "Tire Amnesty Day" event.
3:45-4:00 p.m. Break
4:00-5:00 p.m. A Construction Demolition and Inert Recycling Ordinance in the Making
The County of San Diego Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Department's staff Wayne Williams Ph.D., Program Coordinator Stephanie Ewalt, Recycling Specialist I and Orelia DeBraal, Recycling Specialist II presented the planning, design, coordination and implementation of a CDI Recycling ordinance (Presentation). Steve South, President of EDCO Disposal Corporation, shared information on the impacts of the CDI mandatory requirements, their influence on the planning and implementation of operations, and his perspective on the future of recycling.
4:00-5:00 p.m. "Smooth Sailing Ahead"-Partnering with Sustainability and Waste Compliance and Mitigation
What types of solid waste facilities will be needed to handle the current and future waste capacity in California? How is the CIWMB planning for infrastructure growth and facility needs? How will the permitting process adjust to these needs? CIWMB's Permitting and LEA Support Division Chief Mark de Bie, and CIWMB's Statewide Technical and Analytical Resources Division's Branch Manager, Fernando Berton (Presentation) enlightened attendees with updates on solid waste permitting in the 21st century.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Tires, Technology and You-Data Systems to Enhance Waste Tire Enforcement
Eric Brown, CIWMB's Compliance Evaluation Mitigation Program Tire Inspector, provided a brief overview of the new waste tire grantee portal. He also provided instructions on how to access the portal and how to gather information to enhance enforcement procedures. Steve Dolan, CIWMB Compliance Evaluation Mitigation Program Tire Inspector, highlighted the comprehensive trip log and receipt form.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Reception and Networking
Am exceptional opportunity to network with peers, CIWMB Board Members and Executive staff in a casual forum with hors d'oeuvres, no-host bar and live music on a cruise around Mission Bay.

Day 3 (Thursday, October 18, 2007)

Time Activity
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-10:00 a.m. CIWMB Enforcement Program Update (General Session)
CIWMB Chair Margo Reid Brown joined Waste Compliance and Mitigation Program Director Ted Rauh (Presentation) and Compliance Evaluation and Enforcement Division Chief Lorraine Van Kekerix (Presentation) to share their thoughts on enforcement programs at CIWMB and how they intertwine with CalEPA 's enforcement program initiatives.
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Enforcement Actions-How to Prepare a Case
Leonard Grossberg, Senior Environmental Health Specialist with the City of Vernon Health Department and LEA, highlighted and provided examples on how to investigate and file an enforcement case (Presentation). CIWMB Attorney Wendy Breckon (Presentation) and Fresno Deputy District Attorney Michael Brummel, discussed evidence needed for a successful waste tire case and provided professional pointers on using "enforcement tools" to make a case stronger.
10:15-11:15 a.m. Postclosure Development-The Need for Buffer Zones
Supervisor Matt Fore of the Monterey County LEA described the impending need for buffer zones in the approval process for postclosure development near landfills (Presentation). He shared Monterey County's effort to establish a buffer zone ordinance. Southwest Geophysical President Hans Van de Vrugt (Presentation) and Vice-President Patrick Lerhmann discussed methods used by Southwest Geophysical to determine extents of waste including ground penetrating radar and resistivity.
10:15-11:15 a.m. Science of Landfill Gas
John Bell, CIWMB Branch Manager for the South Branch of the Permitting and LEA Support Division discussed the utility of video bore-scoping in determining the functionality of landfill gas monitoring probes (Presentation). President of STI Engineering Reg Renaud described the use of the Piezo-Penetrometer Test to properly profile an area of a landfill to determine the best design of a steam injected bioreactor (Presentation).
11:15-11:45 a.m. Check Out of Rooms
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Conference Review (General Session)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Box Lunch

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