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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/23/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, certification.

    The broader adoption of potable reuse means source control and pretreatment programs must adapt too. NWRI's 2020 Expert Panel Report on Enhanced Source Control for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) in California, other supporting research, and regulations currently in development now provide a glimpse into the future of work for CWEA's P3S professionals. In this session, we will scan NWRI's report, other research and California's early draft DPR regulations to glean broad trends and discuss related perspectives that will help you make better informed technical and career decisions today.

    Additional awareness of the National Water Research Institute, it's history, purposes, and programs. Develop self-identifying potential experts.
    • Make the argument that the additional scrutiny accompanying drinking water production is warranted and valuable.
    • Apply an informed understanding of emerging potable reuse and source control trends to make better informed technical and career decisions.



    Kevin Hardy

    Executive Director

    National Water Research Institute (NWRI)

    Kevin M. Hardy has served as Executive Director of the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) since 2017. Founded in 1991 by Southern California water agencies in partnership with Joan Irvine Smith, NWRI promotes the protection, maintenance, and restoration of water supplies, freshwater, and marine environments through the planning and execution of applied research projects. As NWRI’s Executive Director, Mr. Hardy works with researchers, academics, utility managers, regulators and policymakers to develop water reuse practices and regulations that protect public health; facilitate NWRI’s well established independent expert advisory program; and, to create meaningful and lasting partnerships within the nation’s water community. Hardy holds bachelors and masters degrees from San Diego State University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, and is a proud alumni of the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, 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: 06/23/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, EIT certifications.

    For existing pretreatment programs, illegal and unwanted discharges can impact the downstream WWTP and the NPDES compliance. Robust pretreatment programs have been effective to minimize such impacts, but come at a high analytical and staff cost. For potable water reuse projects, our industry has tight levels of control of the performance of the wastewater treatment and advanced treatment processes. The raw wastewater collection process, with regulated industrial dischargers and the potential for illegal unseen dischargers, represents a large information gap in our industry. Over the last several years, online monitoring technologies have developed to help both the conventional pretreatment program and the potable reuse source control program. These technologies have been exhaustively vetted in several Water Research Foundation projects, which will be presented.

    Understanding of industrial source control challenges for NPDES compliance and potable reuse water quality
    • Understanding of the broad range of potential online monitoring tools and approaches
    • Clearly defined challenges and step by step approach to finding an online monitoring system that could, with sufficient testing, benefit any source control program.


    Kristel Baumgardner-Kranz

    Lead Engineer

    Carollo Engineers, Inc.

    Kristel Baumgardner-Kranz, P.E., is a Lead Engineer with Carollo Engineers, Inc. She has been with Carollo for seven years has been a practicing environmental engineer for eight years. Kristel received her Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Davis and her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming. Her project experience includes developing uniform and site specific local limits for industry dischargers, developing an Enhanced Source Control Program, updating Sewer Use Ordinances, developing permits for industrial dischargers, developing Enforcement Response
    Plans, and developing and implementing Industrial Waste Surveys.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, EIT 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: 06/23/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, certification.

    Recognize how to use the update PFI Manual effectively.
    • Identify key improvements to the PFI Manual
    • Increase professional knowledge to apply in the workplace.


    Joshua Balentine

    National Pretreatment Technical Lead

    Brown and Caldwell

    Josh Balentine is Brown and Caldwell's National Pretreatment Technical Lead and has a unique pretreatment background covering all angles. He has managed one of the largest pretreatment programs in the country, served as a consulting engineer for numerous pretreatment programs and industrial users, and supported the U.S. EPA and various states as a contract regulator of industrial pretreatment programs, including EPA  legion 9 and the State of California. While working on behalf of the U.S. EPA, he was a credential inspector holding a U.S. EPA Inspection Security Clearance and performed more than 100 pretreatment program  compliance audits and more than 500 industrial user inspections. He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis and holds a Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license in Arizona and Tennessee.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, certification.

    This presentation will include a review of categorical regulation development and application, and provide a walk-through of the procedures an inspector/permit writer should take in determining the appropriate categorical application. In addition, the speakers will walk through a number of example classification scenarios.

    Summarize and share information on the categorical regulation development and application process
    • Utilize tools shared to confidently make categorical determinations
    • More confidently distinguish between regulated and unregulated industrial
    processes and mixed waste streams.


    Chuck Durham

    Director of Pretreatment Services

    PG Environmental

    Director of Pretreatment Services Chuck Durham is a Principal Engineer and the Director of Pretreatment Services at PG Environmental. Mr. Durham has three decades of experience, he is a recognized expert in water pollution control regulations, with emphasis on the federal pretreatment program. In various projects supporting all 10 EPA regions and 30 states, he has provided the full spectrum of support to develop, implement, streamline, and measure the effectiveness of pretreatment programs. He has conducted more than 600 audits and PCIs, and more than 2,000 industrial inspections, at facilities across the U.S. In addition, he has developed and taught numerous basic and advanced training programs/webinars at local, state, and federal levels. Prior to entering the consulting field in 2001, Mr. Durham served as a Program Manager for the Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control. Mr. Durham is the Chair of the KY-TN Water Environment Associations’ Pretreatment Certification Committee.

    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 nine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions and has conducted more than 60 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 1.2 contact hours towards contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, EIT certification.

    This presentation will include a discussion of a variety of industrial processes a pretreatment inspector may encounter. The discussion will include description of common processes and typical treatment technologies for specific industrial sectors, including metal finishing, food processing, breweries/distilleries, transportation and equipment cleaning, and others.

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • Identify industrial processes for the sectors discussed.
    • Identify common industrial waste treatment technologies and evaluate performance
    • Explain/discuss information learned from presentation with peer inspectors


    Chuck Durham

    Director of Pretreatment Services

    PG Environmental

    Director of Pretreatment Services Chuck Durham is a Principal Engineer and the Director of Pretreatment Services at PG Environmental. Mr. Durham has three decades of experience, he is a recognized expert in water pollution control regulations, with emphasis on the federal pretreatment program. In various projects supporting all 10 EPA regions and 30 states, he has provided the full spectrum of support to develop, implement, streamline, and measure the effectiveness of pretreatment programs. He has conducted more than 600 audits and PCIs, and more than 2,000 industrial inspections, at facilities across the U.S. In addition, he has developed and taught numerous basic and advanced training programs/webinars at local, state, and federal levels. Prior to entering the consulting field in 2001, Mr. Durham served as a Program Manager for the Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control. Mr. Durham is the Chair of the KY-TN Water Environment Associations’ Pretreatment Certification Committee.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, EIT 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification.

    This presentation is focused on how creating and carrying out various different types of inspection tasks allows a POTW to most efficiently ensure that they are meeting the requirement to comply with Federal Pretreatment Program Requirements (40 CFR 403) and related local and State laws and requirements.

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • Recognize the value of specialized inspection tasks to ensure compliance with with Federal Pretreatment Program Requirements (40 CFR 403)
    • Discover options for developing an inclusive inspection program
    • Incorporate ideas or thought processes into your inspection activities


    Jason Finn

    Industrial Waste Inspector

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

    My name is Jason Finn and I am an Industrial Waste Inspector with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. I have worked at The Districts for 20 years starting out as a Lab Technician in the microbiology group. I graduated from Cal State University Long Beach with a BS degree in medical microbiology with a minor in chemistry. I have spent the last 10 years working as an Industrial Waste Inspector. 

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification.

    This session will be a powerpoint presentation that covers a step-by-step "recipe" for how to build a pretreatment program from scratch. This presentation will cover lessons learned, tips and strategies, and provide a template for inspections and permits. The presentation covers beginning steps such as creating and distributing an industrial waste survey to finalizing and submitting SIU permits. The presentation will be structured as an open dialogue for participants to ask questions and give input with their own experiences. Information covered will be relevant to source control programs at all stages as it encompasses a wide range of topics (IWS, SIU permitting, inspections, templates) and showcases several hurdles in building a pretreatment program (obstinate industries, complicated regulations, sampling).

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • Create and utilize industrial user surveys
    • Modify or build permitting templates
    • Explore methods and strategies to construct or modify a pretreatment program


    Mary Kate Forkan

    Staff Professional, GIT

    Carollo

    Mary Kate Forkan is a GIT in the State of California and a Staff Professional for the Reno office at Carollo Engineers. 

    Kristel Baumgardner-Kranz

    Lead Engineer

    Carollo Engineers, Inc.

    Kristel Baumgardner-Kranz, P.E., is a Lead Engineer with Carollo Engineers, Inc. She has been with Carollo for seven years has been a practicing environmental engineer for eight years. Kristel received her Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Davis and her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming. Her project experience includes developing uniform and site specific local limits for industry dischargers, developing an Enhanced Source Control Program, updating Sewer Use Ordinances, developing permits for industrial dischargers, developing Enforcement Response
    Plans, and developing and implementing Industrial Waste Surveys.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's CSM, ECI, MT certifications.

    Nationwide, 30 to 35% of all sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) are caused by fats, oils, and grease blockages. In an effort to resolve this problem, the EPA mandated that agencies and municipalities create a program whereby non-residential facilities would be monitored for grease discharge through a permit program. When SSOs occur more often than not, the Collection System Maintenance staff is the first to respond to the call. More and more agencies are finding that by establishing a collaborative relationship with the Environmental Compliance and Collection staff, the ability to enforce is increased and the recurrence of SSOs is decreased. Environmental Compliance/Source Control works with the Collections section to identify any problems in the sewer lines that were caused by grease. Through video inspection equipment, collections staff will determine if excess grease is accumulating in the system and report it to the Environmental Compliance Section. ECS inspectors would then go to the problem area and identify any grease-discharging businesses that have the potential to discharge any grease that may have contributed to the problem. EC staff will ensure appropriate enforcement action is taken to eliminate the source by requiring the FSE to mitigate through grease removal devices.

    After participating in this session, participants will be able to:
    Determine how to use collaborative efforts within the departments to streamline efforts
    • After participating in this session, participants will be able to: Create interdepartmental cross-training programs within the vocations.
    • After participating in this session, participants will be able to: Create better teams and breakdown the silos the can hinder efficiencies.


    Berlinda Blackburn

    Principal

    Blackburn Environmental Services

    Ms. Blackburn is an environmental compliance and pretreatment program subject matter expert with more than twenty years of experience in the administration and management of formal pretreatment programs in southern California. Ms. Blackburn has managed programs that had both pretreatment compliance inspections (PCIs) and pretreatment compliance audits (PCAs) by the EPA. The outcomes from these events demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for the Pretreatment program goals, which is to meet and exceed the requirements of the general Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR 403) as well as local and regional regulatory programs. 

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's  CSM, ECI, MT 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI certification.

    This Session will provide new and seasoned pretreatment program inspectors, the five basic questions that will help guide the inspection process and provide the necessary steps needed to complete a throughout compliance inspection report.

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • Ability to understand and complete a program PCI.
    • Making changes to your program. Update forms, Use of Asset Management technology.
    • You are not alone. Networking with other inspectors.


    Berlinda Blackburn

    Principal

    Blackburn Environmental Services

    Ms. Blackburn is an environmental compliance and pretreatment program subject matter expert with more than twenty years of experience in the administration and management of formal pretreatment programs in southern California. Ms. Blackburn has managed programs that had both pretreatment compliance inspections (PCIs) and pretreatment compliance audits (PCAs) by the EPA. The outcomes from these events demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for the Pretreatment program goals, which is to meet and exceed the requirements of the general Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR 403) as well as local and regional regulatory programs. 

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI, EIT certifications.

    Upon completion participants should have a better understanding of questions to ask an industrial user when doing a site survey to determine the type of flow technology and installation needed

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • Upon completion participants should have a better understanding of questions to ask an industrial user when doing a site survey to determine the type of flow technology and installation needed
    • Upon completion participants should have a better understanding of things to look for when doing a site survey to determine the type of flow technology needed
    • Upon completion participants should have a better understanding of the flow technologies available on the market, and their level of accuracy.


    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI & EIT 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) around the world are impacted by pollution events on an almost weekly basis. While the expected frequency, duration, and intensity of events may vary from geography to geography, and even between neighboring plants, no WWTP is immune from the effects of contaminated wastewater impacting their processes. Within collection networks, conditions can change from moment to moment, and regularized methods of sampling and condition monitoring – ‘composite’ and ‘grab’ sampling, which see conditions reported at regular intervals – are unlikely to capture a truly representative picture of the environment within a system. Rather than sampling to a schedule, smart sampling units are deployed within a network, equipped with condition sensors calibrated to detect pollution events as they happen. Using this system, utilities can build a more accurate profile of pollution events within their network, supporting targeted responses to changes in network conditions and proactive wastewater management practices, including advanced source control and pollution prevention. Case studies from Israel, Italy, UK and the US will be presented, covering various applications, such as: • Improving sludge quality by detecting the source of elevated heavy metals discharge in Italy • Improving tertiary effluent quality (used for agriculture) by detecting the source of saline discharges in Israel.

    Learning Objective(s): After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
    • The Audience will learn how wastewater quality early warning system can support decision making at the treatment plant to prevent upsets and incompliant
    discharges.
    • The Audience will learn how a network visibility tool can improve workforce communication, namely between wastewater treatment plant operators and
    collection system operators/ pretreatment managers.
    • The audience will learn about the differences between a random sampling program to smart, triggered by event sampling


    Gorman Lau

    Senior Engineer

    Larry Walker Associates

    Gorman Lau, P.E. is a Senior Engineer with Larry Walker Associates (LWA) with over 19 years of experience in the environmental engineering field including NPDES permitting, pretreatment, wastewater quality, and water quality sampling. He has assisted over 40 POTWs with pretreatment program development and update including preparing and updating administrative procedures documentation, sewer use ordinances, enforcement response plans, and local limits and supporting pretreatment program implementation with efforts including permitting, inspection, sampling, enforcement, and program audits and inspections. He has also conducted multiple local limits training workshops and sessions for CWEA at local section workshops and at the annual P3S conference. He is based out of the Davis, California office at LWA.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's CSM,  ECI & EIT 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: 06/21/2022

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act, June 21-23 2022. Hyatt Regency Long Beach, CA.

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI & EIT certifications.

    Discharges into a publicly-owned treatment works from non-compatible sources can have detrimental impacts on the collection system and wastewater treatment plant. Source control professionals are responsible for investigating these incidents, identifying their source, and working with the non-compliant dischargers to mitigate or eliminate these impacts. This session will include several case studies of source identification and investigation efforts, identify potential approaches and tools for identifying these discharges, and provide a forum for participants to discuss their experiences in managing these situations.

    After participating in this session, participants will be able to identify potential tools that can be used to investigate episodes of industrial user non-compliance. • After participating in this session, participants will be able to develop and implement documentation and reporting protocols necessary for enforcement actions.

    After participating in this session, participants will be able to observe what other agencies use for investigating non-compliance.


    Gorman Lau

    Senior Engineer

    Larry Walker Associates

    Gorman Lau, P.E. is a Senior Engineer with Larry Walker Associates (LWA) with over 19 years of experience in the environmental engineering field including NPDES permitting, pretreatment, wastewater quality, and water quality sampling. He has assisted over 40 POTWs with pretreatment program development and update including preparing and updating administrative procedures documentation, sewer use ordinances, enforcement response plans, and local limits and supporting pretreatment program implementation with efforts including permitting, inspection, sampling, enforcement, and program audits and inspections. He has also conducted multiple local limits training workshops and sessions for CWEA at local section workshops and at the annual P3S conference. He is based out of the Davis, California office at LWA.

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's ECI & EIT 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: 03/11/2021

    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: 1.5 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 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: $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: 03/10/2021

    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: $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 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: 03/10/2021

    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: $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 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: 03/08/2021

    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

    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: $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: $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: $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

    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.