California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

2009 Training Needs Survey

The 2009 survey is now closed. Check back regularly for results.

Purpose of the Survey

The CIWMB’s LEA Support Services Section annually surveys LEAs, operators and CIWMB staff to identify specific elements for proposed training in addition to assessing overall training needs. The survey provides a formal mechanism for input so that statewide training can be adjusted to address local and regional needs. Input regarding training is also solicited throughout the year from the Enforcement Advisory Council, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health and LEA Round Tables.

The following trainings are being planned for 2009 and CIWMB would like your input by February 27, 2009 so the training curriculum and schedule can be adjusted to address your needs and priorities. Please identify your top three areas of importance for each proposed training listed below. There is also a section to identify additional training you would like to see added to the training calendar this year.

State Minimum Standards

Part of the LEA Training Section’s “core curriculum is state minimum standards training.

What areas of state minimum standards, inspection and enforcement would you like covered in an upcoming training? Be as specific as possible. For example, emphasis on compost facilities, focus on new inspectors or more focus on landfill gas control systems.

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Additional Comments:

Illegal Dumping

Current plans are to provide training based on the Illegal Dumping Toolbox created by the Illegal Dumping Enforcement Task Force.

Please mark the top three areas of emphasis you would like to see covered in the illegal dumping training. For example, program evaluation or funding.

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Additional Comments:

CEQA/Permitting

Part of the LEA Training Section’s “core curriculum is CEQA/permitting training.

What areas of CEQA and permitting would you like covered in an upcoming training? Be as specific as possible. For example, the application process.

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Additional Comments:

Annual LEA/CIWMB Partnership Conference

Please rank your top 3 session choices in order of importance.

1.   2.   3. 

  1. Lecture-1 hour
  2. Lecture-2 hours
  3. Workgroup (i.e. small groups working to problem solve specific topics)
  4. Site visits to solid waste, and tire facilities
  5. General session (i.e. technical topic for all attendees)

Comments:

Additional Training Needs

Additional training topics. Please rank your top 3 session choices in order of importance.

1.   2.   3. 

  1. Solid waste facility tours (attendees may choose from a Northern or Southern California tour of solid waste facilities in multiple jurisdictions)
  2. Closure/postclosure plans and process/postclosure land use
  3. Landfill gas control systems
  4. Technical training on solid waste process activities
  5. Use of landfill gas monitoring equipment
  6. Other                                

Comments:

Training Formats

With current budget shortfalls throughout the State of California we recognize the need to offer alternative training formats. Below are some options to address budget and travel concerns.

Which formats do you prefer? (check all that apply)

Web-based training (log onto website to access online course)
Video tapes (videos of CIWMB classroom training and videos published on solid waste topics)
Self-paced book/workbook
Computer-based training (you insert dvd or cd into your computer)
One-on-one or small group (different than workshop/lecture–trainer comes to you and works side by side on topic/problem)
Teleconferencing (small group phone calls discussing site specific training)
Classroom/lecture

Training Criteria

If there are certain criteria necessary for you to attend CIWMB provided training please provide details below.

What criteria do you use when deciding to attend a specific training? (check all that apply)

Relevance to your job
Commutable distance
SWANA-Registered Environmental Health Specialist continuing education credits
Other: Explain 

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Last updated: March 12, 2009
LEA Training, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Training/
Martin Perez: Martin.Perez@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 323-0834