FOG Inspection Basics for Food Service Establishments (FSE)/ August 2021 Virtual ECI Tool Belt Training- (On Demand)

Recorded On: 08/18/2021

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Member fee: $50.00
Non-Member fee: $70.00

2.4 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification. 

The P3S Committee is proud to present this free, tool belt training for members. From 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. the Committee will hold their quarterly meeting to briefly discuss pretreatment trends, education planning and other CWEA topics. Join us for the first part of the webinar and learn what’s happening! 

FOG Inspection Basics for FSEs

This webinar will cover core aspects of FOG control inspections for FSEs, and strategies for compliance, learned through experience in the field. Understanding FOG, its impact on the sewer collection system, and how to get this information across to FSE operators is critical to an effective FOG program.

Learning Objectives/Attendee Takeaways
No. 1 – Strategies for evaluating total FOG output of FSEs to the sewer collection system.
No. 2 – Core best management practices, for reducing FOG entering the sewer collection system.
No. 3 – Strategies for compliance and communication with FSE operators.

But Is it Really a “Categorical” Facility?
A presentation aimed at providing tools for categorical facility determinations and applicable pretreatment standards.

Learning Objectives/Attendee Takeaways
No. 1 – Tools for Categorical Determination
No. 2 – Inspection Proficiency
No. 3 – Effective and Consistent Permitting

Theodore Higgins (Moderator)

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.

Michael Placencia

Environmental Compliance Supervisor

City of Riverside

Michael Placencia is the Environmental Compliance Supervisor with the City of Riverside. "Leave it better than when found" is the mission statement that must drive each of as we embrace our responsibility to steward and protect our greatest treasure, the world around us--the beauty, grace and majesty of the environment we have inherited and will leave to succeeding generations is an irreplaceable gift. With 20 years of Pretreatment and Stormwater quality experience in academic, laboratory and regulatory compliance contexts, working for two universities and two large public agencies, he has devoted his career to this this premise, and he hopes that he has learned a large breadth of knowledge and experience to share with the water quality community at large.

William Edwards

Environmental Compliance Inspector

City of Vacaville

William Edwards is an Environmental Compliance Inspector for the City of Vacaville, working in FOG control, industry user compliance, storm water, and public outreach. With over ten years of combined inspection, water quality and laboratory experience, William holds one professional value above any other: A positive attitude. Before graduation from Long Beach State, William grew up in San Diego, where he developed a passion for the environment. His ongoing goal, is to inform the residents of the city that he serves, about the importance of pretreatment, pollution prevention, and storm water concerns.

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 2.4 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification. 

To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) 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 codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic certificate of completion under the "Contents" tab.

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August 2021 Virtual ECI Tool Belt Training - On Demand
Recorded 08/18/2021
Recorded 08/18/2021 PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME, MICROSOFT EDGE OR FIREFOX TO ACCESS THIS WEBINAR. Learn more about the contact hour process under the "Contact Hour / CEU" tab. Registrants can receive contact hours for watching the entire recording and providing the correct attention check code(s) as instructed within 48 hours of the live webinar.
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Attendance Check Code
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Enter code to continue. To receive your contact hours for viewing the recording, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds. Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab. Once you have entered the correct attendance check codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.
Certificate of Completion
Live Viewing: 2.40 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 2.40 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification credits and certificate available Please do not return this certificate to CWEA when applying for or renewing your CWEA Certification(s). These contact hours will be reflected in your mycwea.org account within 2-3 weeks following completion.