Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Conference

Search by Category
Search by Format
Sort By

25 Results

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    The City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation & Environment Department’s, Industrial Waste Management Division administers one of the nation largest FOG Control Programs. One key goal is to eliminate all preventable sewer overflows caused by grease. This robust program includes many elements including Inspection, Enforcement, and ongoing public education and outreach. This presentation will highlight other FOG Control program elements including the Plan Check Process, Grease Interceptor Sizing and Approvals. We will also share insights on regulating FSEs during the pandemic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe some of the new challenges in light of pandemic associated with a large FOG Control Program.
    Discuss how LASAN, as part of City’s Continuity of Operations Plan for critical development services has made the necessary operational adjustments.
    Name LASAN’s Plan Check Process, Grease Interceptor Sizing and Approval requirements.


    Theodore Higgins

    Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector I

    City of Los Angeles / LA Sanitation & Environment / Industrial Waste Management Division

    Theodore Higgins began his career with the City of Los Angeles LA Sanitation & Environment, Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) as an Industrial Waste Inspector, now called Environmental Compliance Inspectors in October 2001. He currently works as a Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector in IWMD’s Fats, Oil & Grease (FOG) Inspection Group. He is responsible for managing an inspection program with an inventory of nearly 10,000 food service establishments (FSEs). As a newly hired inspector, he was part of the implementation of the Fats Oils & Grease (FOG) program. He has worked in other inspection groups with IWMD including significant Industrial Users Inspection Group (SIU) regulating some of the largest companies in Los Angeles including Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Food Processors, Metal Finishers, etc. as well as Local Industrial Users (LIU) such as Car Washes, Industrial Laundries, Food Processors, etc. After his promotion to Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector, he worked in the Significant Industrial Users group and LASAN’s new RECYCLA Program. In 2017, he was promoted to Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector. His current and past city activities and recognition include serving the division as a “Sector Champion” for the Car Wash Industry where his role is to maintain collaborative partnerships with the Car Wash Business Sector to strategize how to make businesses grow and become more sustainable; representing IWMD by participating in a national focus group on Micro beads/Micro plastics Pollution with the Nation Pollution Prevention Roundtable; IWMD Employee Excellence Award 2012; Emerging Leader recognition by the California Water Environment Association in 2018; Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S) Person of the Year Award by the LA Basin Section of the CWEA 2019; and representing LASAN on the SCAQMD Environmental Justice Inter-Agency Task Force. Theodore holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Woodbury University.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .6 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.


    Fanny Mui

    Laboratory Analyst / Environmental Compliance Inspector

    Carmel Area Wastewater District

    Fanny is a Laboratory Analyst and Environmental Compliance Inspector for the Carmel Area Wastewater District. She has over 5 years of laboratory experience and about 3 years of experience inspecting FSEs. She is certified as a Grade 2 Laboratory Analyst and Grade 1 Environmental Compliance Inspector from the California Water Environment Association. She also possesses a Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .06 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    For the purpose of implementing the City of Los Angeles Fats Oil and Grease (FOG) Ordinance, LASAN’s, Industrial Waste Management Division is responsible for determining Industrial Wastewater Permit requirements which include determination of when FSEs are required to install grease interceptors.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe LASAN’s FOG Plan Check Process.
    • Discuss how LASAN performs Grease Interceptor Sizing.
    • Identify how (due to pandemic) LASAN’s Industrial Waste Management Division has made the necessary operational changes to provide for contactless Plan Check approval, at the same time maintaining a customer first approach.


    Theodore Higgins

    Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector I

    City of Los Angeles / LA Sanitation & Environment / Industrial Waste Management Division

    Theodore Higgins began his career with the City of Los Angeles LA Sanitation & Environment, Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) as an Industrial Waste Inspector, now called Environmental Compliance Inspectors in October 2001. He currently works as a Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector in IWMD’s Fats, Oil & Grease (FOG) Inspection Group. He is responsible for managing an inspection program with an inventory of nearly 10,000 food service establishments (FSEs). As a newly hired inspector, he was part of the implementation of the Fats Oils & Grease (FOG) program. He has worked in other inspection groups with IWMD including significant Industrial Users Inspection Group (SIU) regulating some of the largest companies in Los Angeles including Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Food Processors, Metal Finishers, etc. as well as Local Industrial Users (LIU) such as Car Washes, Industrial Laundries, Food Processors, etc. After his promotion to Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector, he worked in the Significant Industrial Users group and LASAN’s new RECYCLA Program. In 2017, he was promoted to Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector. His current and past city activities and recognition include serving the division as a “Sector Champion” for the Car Wash Industry where his role is to maintain collaborative partnerships with the Car Wash Business Sector to strategize how to make businesses grow and become more sustainable; representing IWMD by participating in a national focus group on Micro beads/Micro plastics Pollution with the Nation Pollution Prevention Roundtable; IWMD Employee Excellence Award 2012; Emerging Leader recognition by the California Water Environment Association in 2018; Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S) Person of the Year Award by the LA Basin Section of the CWEA 2019; and representing LASAN on the SCAQMD Environmental Justice Inter-Agency Task Force. Theodore holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Woodbury University.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .06 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    Attendees will obtain a fresh perspective on how to evaluate businesses for compliance with stormwater regulations (and possibly other regulatory requirements). Whether you are a new inspector, have been in the field for a few years, or simply want a refresher or slightly new take on how to perform your next inspection, this class is for you! Come prepared to ask questions, engage your peers, and learn how to use a basic, common sense approach to achieving better, longer lasting compliance.

    Learning Objectives:
    Better identify and determine compliance (or non-compliance) with applicable stormwater regulations.
    Identify the combination of Best Management Practices that lead to higher incidences of compliance with stormwater requirements and regulations.
    Develop a plan for tackling the hardest examples of non-compliance and equip yourself with the tools necessary to assist those facilities return to compliance.


    Alex Perez

    Sr. Environmental Compliance Inspector

    Dublin-San Ramon Services District

    Alejandro “Alex” Perez is a 15+ year veteran of the stormwater and pretreatment regulatory field. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis, and worked in the Biotechnology field for 3 years. In 2005, He began his career in the stormwater/wastewater field at Union Sanitary District in Union City, California. He worked there until taking a promotional opportunity at the City of Hayward in 2012 and in 2020, joined Dublin-San Ramon Services District as their Sr. Environmental Compliance Inspector. Alex is a seasoned veteran and subject matter expert of the Environmental Compliance field. He has shared his expertise with his peers in the field as a speaker and presenter at various conferences in and out of state. He has permitted and evaluated industrial facilities such as Dow Chemical, Calpine Corporation, Pepsi and Thermo-Fischer Scientific for compliance with both stormwater and wastewater regulations. Alex lives in Fremont with his Wife of 13 years and has two rambunctious boys aged 8 and 3. When he’s not busy chasing his boys around, Alex enjoys the great outdoors and activities such as playing golf, paddling on a flat river, camping, shooting trap or sporting clays and attending 49ers games.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.



    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .06 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/11/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    In this presentation, SwiftComply’s Customer Success Specialist Sophie Schmidt will tell you all about how city agencies are revolutionizing their compliance programs through Digital Transformation.

    Sophie will walk you through examples of organizations that were able to save time and money after adopting a digital-first approach, and also bring guests in Pretreatment, Stormwater, and FOG to tell their stories as well.


    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .06 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    Part 2 of "Surviving the Storm" is a motivational, inspirational, and educational look at what it takes to be the best person you can be, no matter what happens in life. John Wilson will explain the hardships he endured while healing physically as well as the emotional healing process to provide you with valuable insight into how to deal with critical stress. He will also explain how he overcame his critical incident, beat the odds, returned to full duty, and what life looks like now.

    Please note: This presentation may contain discussions about incidents involving violence and guns.

    Learning Objectives:
    Overcome the odds.
    Motivate and empower yourself.


    John Wilson

    Owner

    CBL Training and Consulting (CBLTAC)

    John is the founder of CBL Training and Consulting. He has served as a sergeant in a major California law enforcement agency where he led a crisis intervention training unit. He has worked patrol, auto theft and drug investigations, general crimes, and as a police academy instructor. He has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert, homicide investigator, crime scene investigator, wiretap operator, sex crimes investigator, auto theft investigator, narcotics investigator, advanced rural and urban surveillance, and TSA Behavioral Detection among other certifications. Before becoming a peace officer, he was an "Outdoor Adventure Education Supervisor" for an at-risk youth program with the Tulare County Office of Education. He also worked for King's View Center as a "Child Care Worker" for a live-in substance abuse treatment facility in Fresno County. John served as a US Forest Service Wildland Firefighter in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon. John is an honorably discharged, U.S. Army veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 25th Infantry Division, and an augmented member of the Joint Task Force - Full Accounting (Socialist Republic of Viet Nam). He is currently a Chaplain's Assistant (serving all faiths) and a Military Emergency Management Specialist with the California State Guard (Army). John is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc in "Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and "Group Crisis Intervention." John has 1,000s of hours of domestic and international instructional experience from a diverse international spectrum of government organizations, private organizations, and citizens. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science General Psychology and focuses his practical and educational achievements on tactical bio-psychology and outdoor adventure. John has been married since 1996, has children, enjoys serious outdoor adventure, is an ultra-marathon runner (100 miles), and is an Ironman finisher (140.6).

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certification

    2020 was a difficult year for us all and we have all had hardships. But, everything that happened this past year happened for a reason... it happened to make us stronger! Individually and together, we will secure the benefits of that strength this coming year.  

    During Part 1 of “Surviving the Storm”, John Wilson will provide a candid look into what he went through when involved in a deadly police shooting in August 2017.  He will explain what he experienced and how he felt before and during the shooting.  Later, during Part 2 of “surviving the Storm” he will explain what happened next.
    Check out a trailer for this session here.

    Please note: This story contains an in-depth discussion about a police incident involving violence and death.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify critical incidents, trauma and stress.


    John Wilson

    Owner

    CBL Training and Consulting (CBLTAC)

    John is the founder of CBL Training and Consulting. He has served as a sergeant in a major California law enforcement agency where he led a crisis intervention training unit. He has worked patrol, auto theft and drug investigations, general crimes, and as a police academy instructor. He has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert, homicide investigator, crime scene investigator, wiretap operator, sex crimes investigator, auto theft investigator, narcotics investigator, advanced rural and urban surveillance, and TSA Behavioral Detection among other certifications. Before becoming a peace officer, he was an "Outdoor Adventure Education Supervisor" for an at-risk youth program with the Tulare County Office of Education. He also worked for King's View Center as a "Child Care Worker" for a live-in substance abuse treatment facility in Fresno County. John served as a US Forest Service Wildland Firefighter in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Kings Canyon. John is an honorably discharged, U.S. Army veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 25th Infantry Division, and an augmented member of the Joint Task Force - Full Accounting (Socialist Republic of Viet Nam). He is currently a Chaplain's Assistant (serving all faiths) and a Military Emergency Management Specialist with the California State Guard (Army). John is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc in "Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and "Group Crisis Intervention." John has 1,000s of hours of domestic and international instructional experience from a diverse international spectrum of government organizations, private organizations, and citizens. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science General Psychology and focuses his practical and educational achievements on tactical bio-psychology and outdoor adventure. John has been married since 1996, has children, enjoys serious outdoor adventure, is an ultra-marathon runner (100 miles), and is an Ironman finisher (140.6).

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    The COVID 19 pandemic has created many challenges. Municipal utilities infrastructure is no exception and is in no way immune to these challenges. This leads to the Johnny Wonder Prize Question of: How do you conduct an onsite inspection if you can’t go onsite?

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify how environmental inspections are conducted in a COVID world.
    Discuss the concept of a non-contact inspection.
    Thrive as a government inspector in spite of this pandemic.


    Richard Dalton

    Environmental Compliance Supervisor

    City of Tempe

    Richard Dalton currently supervises the pretreatment, cross connection, and stormwater inspection programs within the City of Tempe's Municipal Utilities Department. Additionally, he spent two years overseeing the City's sampling and monitoring programs. He loves the work we do and wakes up every day with a feeling of purpose and dedication to my peers, profession, organization, and most importantly his family. He feeds his children water straight from his Tempe home's tap everyday confidently knowing that the team we have is out there every day ensuring the product is compliant and safe. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and a Masters in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. Additionally, he has worked as an analytical chemist, Environmental/Industrial Pretreatment Inspector and Safety & Training Coordinator. His specialties include Water Quality, Sampling, Environmental Enforcement, Hazardous Waste Management, Safety & Environmental Training in the areas of general industry & construction outreach, hazard communication, PPE, confined space, respiratory protection, and trenching & excavation safety.

    Additionally, I have worked as an:

    Analytical chemist with a broad range of inorganic water and wastewater testing experience as well specifically focused on wet-chem and microbiology and ASTM D3306 methods.

    Environmental/Industrial Pretreatment Inspector with comprehensive experience regulating metal finishing and semi-conductor users. Areas of knowledge include monitoring, inspections, reporting and initiating enforcement actions. Additional experience in the area of FOG as well as proficiency with various pretreatment and LIMS software applications.

    Safety & Training Coordinator concentrating in the areas of Hazard Communication, PPE, and OSHA General Industry/Construction Training.

    l also have extensive experience receiving, classifying, packing and profiling hazardous waste for disposal from residential and commercial applications as well as incident response.

    Specialties: Water Quality, Sampling, Environmental Enforcement, Hazardous Waste Management, Safety & Environmental Training in the areas of general industry & construction outreach, hazard communication, PPE, confined space, respiratory protection, and trenching & excavation safety.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Industrial pretreatment programs operated by municipal agencies continue to be one of the most effective efforts for controlling toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act. This training provides an introduction to national pretreatment program rules and regulations, a review of the basics of program implementation, and related current events.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe pretreatment compliance and regulations.
    Protect the environment and your wastewater treatment plant through effective industrial user oversight.
    Use Pretreatment Compliance Audits and Inspections to showcase and enrich your program.


    Jim Polek

    Jim Polek Environmental Engineer

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Jim is an Environmental Engineer in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 9) in San Francisco. He has worked in the NPDES Wastewater Enforcement Office for nine years, conducting inspections of, providing compliance assistance to, and managing enforcement actions against industrial users and municipalities, with a focus on pretreatment. Prior to his NPDES Pretreatment work, he was an EPA hazardous waste inspector for nine years. Jim holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Amelia Whitson

    Pretreatment Coordinator

    US EPA, Region 9, San Francisco, California, United States

    Amelia is the Pretreatment Coordinator for EPA's Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 9) in San Francisco. She has served as Region 9's Pretreatment Coordinator for ten years. As Pretreatment Coordinator, she is responsible for managing EPA’s oversight of industrial wastewater pretreatment in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Island Territories. Amelia received a B.A. in Environmental Earth Science from UC Berkeley.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Often called “forever chemicals” because of their extreme persistence, PFAS are ubiquitous in the environment and are poorly removed by traditional drinking water and wastewater treatment trains. This presentation will provide an overview of PFAS and their relevance to the water industry. Topics will include why and how PFAS are used, human exposure pathways and environmental concerns, the regulatory landscape, and possibilities for source control.

    Learning Objectives:
    Name common consumer products in which PFAS may be used.
    Explain the history of how PFAS became an important environmental issue.
    Understand possible policy solutions to reduce harm from PFAS.


    Stephen Jepsen

    Executive Director

    Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works

    Steve Jepsen is the Executive Director of the Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (SCAP). Mr. Jepsen started a career in civil engineering consulting in 1981. Since 2016, Mr. Jepsen has been serving over 80 public agencies in seven counties of southern California as the Executive Director of SCAP. SCAP monitors upcoming regulations with the goal of collaboration with regulators to prevent promulgation of regulations that are impractical for water and wastewater agencies. Once regulations are passed, SCAP assists members with approaches for compliance through education and guidance from seven specialty committees. Mr. Jepsen is a past president of the San Diego Section CWEA.

    Kathryn Gies

    Engineering Manager

    West Yost Associates

    Kathryn Gies is an Engineering Manager at West Yost Assoicates. She has over 20 years experience with planning and permitting wastewater treatment, biosolids, and recycled water projects. Her particular areas of expertise include wastewater treatment facilities planning, treatment process design, biological nutrient removal, biosolids land application, sustainability evaluations, recycled water facilities planning and regulatory compliance studies and permitting. Kathryn is a CWEA Board Member and an active member of the San Francisco Bay Section.

    Wendy Linck

    Senior Engineering Geologist

    State Water Resources Control Board

    Wendy Linck is a Senior Engineering Geologist at the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). Wendy is leading the State Water Board's response to the PFAS effort in the Division of Water Quality.   Wendy graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Geology from Sacramento State University. She is a California registered professional geologist and certified as a Project Manager Professional by the Project Management Institute.

    Tom Bruton

    Senior Scientist

    Green Science Policy Institute

    Thomas Bruton received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, where his research focused on cleanup of PFAS-contaminated sites. In 2017, Tom joined the Green Science Policy Institute, which works collaboratively with partners in academia, government, business, and the nonprofit sector to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in products. Tom currently leads the Institute’s work on PFAS, which includes researching the presence of PFAS in consumer products and indoor environments, and providing scientific information and recommendations to decision makers in government and business. Prior to graduate school, Tom worked as an environmental consultant in the clean water industry. He is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers.

    Matthew Smith

    Engineer

    Orange County Sanitation District

    Matthew Smith is an Engineer for the Orange County Sanitation District’s (OC San’s) Non-Industrial Source Control (NISC) group. He has a wide range of experience with over 16 years of planning, permitting, engineering, design, and pretreatment knowledge. He is currently responsible for tracking and monitoring constituents of emerging concern (CECs) and oversees the technical evaluation of local limits to eliminate the discharge of pollution into OC San’s infrastructure and treatment systems. Matthew graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a registered civil professional engineer in the State of California and certified as a Qualified Stormwater Practitioner and Developer (QSP/QSD).

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Industrial pretreatment programs operated by municipal agencies continue to be one of the most effective efforts for controlling toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act. This training provides an introduction to national pretreatment program rules and regulations, a review of the basics of program implementation, and related current events.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe pretreatment compliance and regulations.
    Protect the environment and your wastewater treatment plant through effective industrial user oversight.
    Use Pretreatment Compliance Audits and Inspections to showcase and enrich your program.


    Jim Polek

    Jim Polek Environmental Engineer

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Jim is an Environmental Engineer in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 9) in San Francisco. He has worked in the NPDES Wastewater Enforcement Office for nine years, conducting inspections of, providing compliance assistance to, and managing enforcement actions against industrial users and municipalities, with a focus on pretreatment. Prior to his NPDES Pretreatment work, he was an EPA hazardous waste inspector for nine years. Jim holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Amelia Whitson

    Pretreatment Coordinator

    US EPA, Region 9, San Francisco, California, United States

    Amelia is the Pretreatment Coordinator for EPA's Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 9) in San Francisco. She has served as Region 9's Pretreatment Coordinator for ten years. As Pretreatment Coordinator, she is responsible for managing EPA’s oversight of industrial wastewater pretreatment in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Island Territories. Amelia received a B.A. in Environmental Earth Science from UC Berkeley.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    Go over a report and discover any hidden meanings.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe how to understand the details in a report.
    Identify what codes mean in a report.
    Assess the quality of your data.


    William R. Ray

    President/Owner

    William Ray Consulting, LLC

    William (Bill) Ray with William Ray Consulting, LLC holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from UC Irvine and a Master’s in Chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona. He has over 48 years of experience which includes over 16 years’ experience in both commercial and government laboratories, over 15 years’ experience in data quality assessment, and over 15 years’ experience in assessing laboratories. His laboratory and assessment experiences include all chemistry and radiochemistry analyses. He is currently the Owner/President of William Ray Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in technical and compliance assistance to the environmental laboratory community. He has developed training tools; conducted training; laboratory assessment; and has helped in reviewing regulatory compliance from the laboratory perspective. He is currently working on developing self-paced training programs for small laboratories. WRC has provided training including: “TNI 2016 Standards and their Application in the Small Utility Laboratory”; “TNI required Data Integrity Training”; and “Adopting Laboratory Methods for the Field”.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.06

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    Attendees will understand why pollution prevention plays a big role in helping the Food Manufacturers towards sustainability, improve efficiency and achieve regulatory compliance. This presentation can raise the level of consciousness and the importance of operating a business in a responsible manner to reduce environmental impact.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe permitting and Inspection requirements for Food Manufacturing Industry in the City of Los Angeles in compliance with the City's Municipal Control Ordinance that applies to Food Manufacturing Industry.
    Discuss why pollution prevention plays a big role in helping Food Manufacturers towards sustainability and achieve Regulatory compliance
    Raise the level of consciousness operating a business in a responsible manner reducing environmental impact and how to go green and save the planet.

    Ernesto T. Manalo

    Environmental Engineering Associates II

    LA Sanitation & Environment, City of Los Angeles

    My name is Ernesto Manalo and I am an Environmental Engineering Associates with LA Sanitation and Environment Industrial Waste Management Division, City of Los Angeles. I've been with this Division for 20 years with vast experienced implementing the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code Ordinance (LAMC) on Industrial Waste Control on the different Industry within the City of Los Angeles. My works include Permitting, Inspection, Enforcement and Code Implementation. I graduated from National University , Manila, Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1975) and also a degree of Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering (1976). Before migrating to USA, I worked for National Pollution Control Commission in the Philippines. Prior to my City employment, I worked as a Production Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County. Prior to my City employment, I worked as a Production Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County. Prior to my City employment, I worked as a Production Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County.


    Prior to my City employment, I worked as a My name is Ernesto Manalo and I am an Environmental Engineering Associates with LA Sanitation and Environment Industrial Waste Management Division, City of Los Angeles. I've been with this Division for 20 years with vast experienced implementing the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code Ordinance (LAMC) on Industrial Waste Control on the different Industry within the City of Los Angeles. My works include Permitting, Inspection, Enforcement and Code Implementation. I graduated from National University , Manila, Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1975) and also a degree of Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering (1976). Before migrating to USA, I worked for National Pollution Control Commission in the Philippines. Prior to my City employment, I worked as a Production Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County. Prior to my City employment, I worked as a Production Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County. Manager and later as a Quality Control Manager for a large medical manufacturing company here in Los Angeles County.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .06 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: .5 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    P3S Forums are live discussion groups that will connect you with peers and colleagues from within the industry. Each P3S Forum is only open to a limited number of people (first come first serve) and is built around a specific topic or group to keep the conversation going. By enabling direct exchange of questions, solutions and strategies among peers, P3S Forums facilitate sharing of industry best practices and better informs our members and the industry.


    Kevin J. Van Patten

    Environmental Compliance Inspector

    City of Turlock

    Kevin Van Patten, California State University Stanislaus Graduate, Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade 2, Environmental Complaince Inspector for the City of Turlock Industrial Pretreatment Program, California Water Environment Association Northern San Joaquin Section Past President, Northern Regional Safety Committee Co-Chair.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    eck code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.3 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    Need a refresher for performing Construction Storm Water inspections? This session is for you! We will be reviewing the permit guidelines, discussing different kinds of Erosion, Sediment, and Good Housekeeping BMPs, looking at good and bad examples of BMP installation, and discussing how to identify potential problems on your site.

    Learning Objectives:
    Discuss BMP, stormwater Inspections and construction inspections.


    Jonah B. Sonner

    Compliance Specialist

    WGR Southwest, Inc.

    Jonah Sonner (QSP, CISEC) is a Compliance Specialist and MS4 Permit lead with WGR Southwest Inc. He has worked in the storm water inspection industry for seven years performing construction inspections for both municipal entities and private contractors. Mr. Sonner works with many municipalities through the Central Valley and Greater Sacramento area assisting with their MS4 Phase II permit and other environmental issues. He also is an occansional writer for WGR's monthly newsletters and training courses.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.3 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    eck code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    With the loss of face-to-face interactions and ability to attend community events, we will explore how 3 agencies are changing their public education and outreach strategies and analyze the results of their work. You will walk away with tips you can implement right away in your organization. There will also be time for questions and idea share at the end.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify how to make adjustments to their public outreach program.
    Discuss what is working and not working in other agencies as it relates to public education and outreach.
    Take home ideas to implement into their public education and outreach programs.


    John Gross

    President

    Goldstreet Design Agency, Inc

    John has 25 years of experience with 15 of them in the utility industry. Founder of Goldstreet Design Agency, John has created a dynamic top tier team dedicated to partnering with utilities and local governments to develop high quality communications that get results and ultimately changes peoples behavior. He has overseen the development and execution of more than 2,500 community outreach projects reaching millions of people nationwide. His company’s work has also helped their clients win more than 30 national and regional awards for communications excellence.

    John has completed the introductory and advanced Community-Based Social marketing seminars by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D. He believes strongly in his philosophies and seeks to incorporate them into every piece of outreach Goldstreet creates. John loves to see how quality communications can transform an organization. Real change happens internally, with employees, and externally, with clients. He is proud to make public education affordable for their clients to work with top-tier agency talent with unparalleled experience.

    Outside of work, John’s greatest passion is his family. They are very close and love sharing life together. Beyond his family, he enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, playing in the water, traveling and camping.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    eck code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.05

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    A look into a wastewater sampling project to help characterize the opioid epidemic in the U.S. including a review of recent literature on wastewater-based epidemiologic methods and development of a sampling and monitoring protocol for pharmaceutical opioids in wastewater.

    Learning Objectives:
    Discuss the necessary frequency and timing of sample collection.
    Discuss how to identify appropriate sampling locations
    Discuss how wastewater sampling results can be paired with public health data to help a community characterize the opioid epidemic in the community.


    Sirese Jacobson

    Environmental Scientist

    PG Environmental

    Sirese Jacobson is an Environmental Scientist supporting projects relating to NPDES permit compliance and water quality. Primary support areas have included compliance inspections; data collection, analysis, and management; research; and technical writing. She works directly with state and industry representatives conducting inspections of regulated facilities and compiling inspection reports. Ms. Jacobson has provided pretreatment program support to six U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions and has conducted more than 45 pretreatment compliance inspections and audits.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .5 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.6

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    This Deep Dive expands upon the presentation "New method for calculating pH neutralizations." By diving deeper into pH, participants will learn to complete more complex pH calculations involving densities and weights. More detail will be provided on the mathematics of the calculations and on the use of calculators.

    Learning Objectives:
    Relate the methods to solutions of other numerical calculations, such as mass loading, surveillance monitoring, and chemical dilutions.
    Solve neutralization problems of increased difficulty, including those involving solution densities.
    Execute, by hand and by using a calculator, the solution of more-complex neutralization reactions.


    Kent O. McIntosh

    Senior Industrial-waste Inspector (RETIRED)

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (RETIRED)

    Kent McIntosh (now retired) worked for the L.A. County Sanitation Districts for 31 years, ending his career as a senior industrial-waste inspector. Kent has degrees in biology, civil engineering, and applied mathematics, and he has CWEA certifications as an Environmental Compliance Inspector (Grade 4) and as an Industrial Waste Treatment Plant Operator (Grade 1). He has taught and tutored mathematics, physics, and chemistry at high-school and college levels. Kent has presented before at CWEA conferences, including presentations on novel methods of making calculations often encountered by inspectors (and others), especially on certification tests. This is his first presentation extending those concepts to calculations involving pH and neutralization.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications..

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.06

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    The metal finishing industry provides a vital public service: protecting metals and non-metals from corrosion and excessive wear. Because of the amount of products produced, waste generated, and chemicals of concern used by this industry sector, metal finishers are ideal candidates for pollution prevention (P2) strategies which may provide significant savings to metal finishers.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify the three main sections in a plating shop where waste is generated and the three main compartmental categories where pollution prevention opportunities may be found and implemented, including, but not limited to, the use of various processes to recover constituents, reuse or recycle rinses or conserve water.
    Discuss exposition of Green Chemistry concepts potentially found in Metal Finishing operations and explain P2 practices currently implemented at one of the metal finishers within City of LA inventory already on a path toward implementation of Green Chemistry alternatives
    Integrate pollution prevention practices into your current operating structure in order to assist your facility in enhancing your regulatory compliance status and achieve economic benefits associated with implementing pollution prevention practices by being more resourceful in terms of chemical purchasing, utilizing less toxic chemicals as well as decreasing waste generation and associated recycling costs.


    Greg Lester

    Environmental Compliance Inspector

    LASAN and Environment

    Greg Lester, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Significant Industrial User Group, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN), Industrial Waste Management Division. Greg has been involved in the consulting, government regulatory compliance and facilities sectors of the environmental industry for 25 years. His experience includes regulatory agency industrial environmental compliance inspections; environmental compliance audits of industrial and federal facilities; preparation of oil spill prevention, contingency and emergency/disaster plans; root cause analysis; and Phase I/II environmental assessment of industrial/commercial real estate. He was also an Environmental Specialist with the Solid Resources Commercial Franchise Division involved in establishing a Facility Certification section to evaluate environmental and safety compliance at landfills, material recovery facilities, transfer stations and composting facilities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech.

    Miguel Rodas

    Environmental Compliance Inspector (ECI)

    City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation & Environment

    After working in the private sector (Textiles and Metal Finishing) in Canada for about 14 years, Miguel Rodas came to the United States. Miguel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science, Chemistry major from California State University Los Angeles (Cat Sate LA). Miguel started with the City of Los Angeles in 2003 as an Environmental Compliance Inspector (ECI) in the Industrial Waste Management Division. With his experience and intensive knowledge in Textiles and t Metal Finishing industry, Miguel is currently assigned to the Significant Industrial users (SIU) group, a more specialized group in the enforcement of the Federal regulations. Miguel has worked in the SIU Group for the past 16 years. Miguel has represented IWMD and the City of Los Angeles as a guest speaker at various conferences presented by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and the National Association of Clean water Agencies. Miguel has also presented to his fellow ECIs in his division on topics related to inspection of facilities.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .6 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    0.3 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    The Cannabis regulatory program was created to reduce source pollution by issuing discharge permits that aim at controlling nutrient, pesticide, and particulate runoff. The cannabis industry now has potential wastewater sources from multiple sectors. A comprehensive cannabis regulatory program is critical in pursuing the city’s water quality goals.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify how each cannabis category affects water quality and wastewater.
    Describe how the City of Los Angeles approaches Cannabis Industrial Wastewater Permitting.
    Discuss potential pretreatment essentials for each category class


    David Cazares

    Environmental Engineer

    LA Sanitation

    David Cazares is part of the LA Sanitation and Environment Industrial Waste Division Cannabis Group. David has been a key member in developing the City of Los Angele’s cannabis industrial wastewater regulations. David is also the leader of the Cannabis Champions group that is building collaborative business partnerships in Los Angeles. He is also assisting to find solutions to build a circular economy in the cannabis industry with the division’s LA Industry group.

    Luis A. Durruty

    Environmental Engineer

    LA Sanitation and Environment

    Luis Alberto Durruty, works with the City of Los Angeles since 1993, currently leading the Cannabis Program for LASAN and Environment, he holds a degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer by the State of California, a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He has been an Adjunct in the Science department of Los Angeles Trade-Tech College and a guest lecturer in the Engineering department of California State University Los Angeles.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .3 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    The Aquarium of the Pacific has embraced numerous initiatives and operating practices to reduce its environmental impact, from reducing consumption of energy and water to helping residents of Long Beach learn about climate change, its impacts, and how we can adapt. Join Emily Yam, Science Interpretation Manager, and others on a tour of the many sustainable projects and initiatives in place at this unique facility.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize some of the unique ways the Aquarium is sustainable
    Understand that for the Aquarium sustainability and conservation go hand-in-hand
    See how we keeps the Aquarium's energy usage to a constant level and reduce water usage


    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.1

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    The virtual tour of the Pure Water Project Las Virgenes – Triunfo Demonstration Facility provides an in-depth look at the JPA’s efforts to maximize beneficial reuse and close the sustainability loop. The tour not only gives you an in-depth view of the technology involved in the process of indirect potable reuse, but also showcases the creative side of community outreach and the approach the JPA is taking to properly education the public. Features such as an introduction video explaining the JPA’s unique challenges, a mural, sustainability garden, and a taste-testing center all come together to provide an immersive experience in the world of water reuse within our watershed.

    Learning Objectives:
    Discuss how a water agency continues to be forward thinking when making choices to "close the sustainability loop" and to embrace innovation to solve big problems at a local level.
    Identify where human progression meets environmental integrity and the journey to get there.
    Discuss how the demonstration facility encompasses innovation, technology, sustainable concepts, and unique educational concepts.


    Riki Clark

    Public Affairs Associate

    Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

    Riki Clark is a public affairs associate at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District who runs the education program and provides tours of the district's many facilities. Having worked in water for 7 years now, she is eager to continue to learn about the newest cutting edge technology pushing the industry forward, and sharing that knowledge with the world.

    Mike McNutt

    Public Affairs and Communications Manager

    Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

    Mike is a native Ohioan and from an early age was always in or around water, especially Lake Erie. He graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Communication from The Ohio State University in 2001. Mike has worked as a watershed manager for non-profits and health departments before becoming a public information officer in emergency preparedness for Columbus Public Health. At the height of the recent drought, Mike decided to get back into the water field and made the move to California in 2014. He began his new adventure in California at Palmdale Water District and then the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California before finding his most recent home at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District as the Public Affairs and Communications Manager. Mike has a passion for people, educating the community about water-related topics, climate change and environmental awareness.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector certification and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $20.00
    Non-Member: $30.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.04

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.4 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    Years before the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, LASAN’s Pretreatment Program launched the LA Industry initiative to aid economic development and business continuity in LA region., while meeting regulatory compliance objectives and goals. We continue to "go beyond compliance" with the addition of a new business reopening team.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe LASAN’s Pretreatment Program’s innovative approach to assist Industry to reach regulatory goals.
    Identify how LASAN’s Environmental Compliance Inspectors’ (ECIs) relationships with businesses are being leveraged to build more trust with businesses to not only address compliance issues but offer Reopening Assistance.
    Discuss how LASAN is delivering an effective source control program, while assisting industry by making a “shift” or “cultural change” in business practices.


    Theodore Higgins

    Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector I

    City of Los Angeles / LA Sanitation & Environment / Industrial Waste Management Division

    Theodore Higgins began his career with the City of Los Angeles LA Sanitation & Environment, Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) as an Industrial Waste Inspector, now called Environmental Compliance Inspectors in October 2001. He currently works as a Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector in IWMD’s Fats, Oil & Grease (FOG) Inspection Group. He is responsible for managing an inspection program with an inventory of nearly 10,000 food service establishments (FSEs). As a newly hired inspector, he was part of the implementation of the Fats Oils & Grease (FOG) program. He has worked in other inspection groups with IWMD including significant Industrial Users Inspection Group (SIU) regulating some of the largest companies in Los Angeles including Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Food Processors, Metal Finishers, etc. as well as Local Industrial Users (LIU) such as Car Washes, Industrial Laundries, Food Processors, etc. After his promotion to Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector, he worked in the Significant Industrial Users group and LASAN’s new RECYCLA Program. In 2017, he was promoted to Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector. His current and past city activities and recognition include serving the division as a “Sector Champion” for the Car Wash Industry where his role is to maintain collaborative partnerships with the Car Wash Business Sector to strategize how to make businesses grow and become more sustainable; representing IWMD by participating in a national focus group on Micro beads/Micro plastics Pollution with the Nation Pollution Prevention Roundtable; IWMD Employee Excellence Award 2012; Emerging Leader recognition by the California Water Environment Association in 2018; Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S) Person of the Year Award by the LA Basin Section of the CWEA 2019; and representing LASAN on the SCAQMD Environmental Justice Inter-Agency Task Force. Theodore holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Woodbury University.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .4 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    Check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2021

    Virtual P3S Conference: March 8-11, 2021.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Mechanical Technologist certification.

    The City will share the process taken which led to assigning device-specific maintenance frequencies to each of the various full-trash capture systems and the continuing process used to track system performance and apply observations and learning to future adjustments to ensure the maintenance of these devices meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements while optimizing resources.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe City of San Jose's experience maintaining full trash capture devices.
    Identify process for developing device-specific plans for operation and maintenance of full trash capture systems.
    Name strategies for how to incorporate ongoing learning to refine future device-specific plans.

    Jennifer Seguin

    Division Manager

    City of San Jose

    Jennifer Seguin manages the City of San José’s 125-person Sewer Maintenance Division The team, which is part of the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure Maintenance group, consists of civil engineers and field staff who team ensure sewage is collected from homes and businesses and safely transported to the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility and stormwater is conveyed to local waterways to prevent flooding. Field staff maintain, clean, and repair more than 2,000 miles of sanitary sewer and 1,000 of separate storm sewer lines, 50 storm and sanitary pump stations, and a variety of large and small trash capture devices. The City’s in-house street sweeping team is also part of the group. Jennifer has more than 21 years of public service experience including a 17-year career with the City of San José managing the Infrastructure Maintenance Sewer Maintenance Division, Trash Load Reduction team, Wastewater Pollution Prevention team, Commercial Waste Management team, and the Green Building and Climate Action team, and four years with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Eleven years of management experience which includes serving as the Division Manager of the City of San José's Sanitary and Storm Sewer Maintenance Program. Jennifer maintains a LEED AP BD&C accreditation and also has 15 years of experience in high-tech engineering, sales, and marketing.

    Ben Nguyen

    Senior Engineer

    City of San Jose

    Ben is the Senior Civil Engineer for the City of San Jose’s Infrastructure and Maintenance (IM) Division. He had over 24 years of experience in planning, designing, and construction of public projects, and has been in IM Division for the past 5 years. He’s a registered Professional Engineer in California. He currently oversights the Sewer Engineering group which provides support for the day-to-day operation of the City’s collection system. He received a B.S degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University.

    Sam Anzaldua

    Maintenance Supervisor

    City of San Jose

    Sam Anzaldua, Jr. has more than 25 years’ experience in municipal infrastructure maintenance of pavement and sanitary and storm sewers. Currently supervising the City of San José's Pump Maintenance Section, his 15-person team oversees maintenance of the City's 50 sanitary and storm pump stations, 12 miles of sanitary forced mains, 26 large and 118 inlet-based full trash capture devices and 35 stormwater treatment hydrodynamic separator devices.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive  1.5 contact hours towards CWEA's Mechanical Technologist certification

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.