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Can you believe we are only 1 week away from the Pollution Prevention Summit? Before you hop on a plane, train or automobile, make sure you have an idea of your daily schedule! To help with the task of deciding what presentations or workshops to attend, check out some of our sample agendas!

Before we dive into the sample schedules, first the must sees!

The keynote! Thursday, at 10:25 am Dr. Allen Davis, PE will be presenting about the evolving complexities of industrial stormwater. Dr. Davis will be discussing the proliferation of change occurring in both municipal and industrial stormwater management. The landscape of stormwater is evolving rapidly. As data becomes more comprehensive, regulations and permits will follow suit to account for better pollution mitigation and hopefully, prevention. The trend of better water quality data is mirrored by continual improvement in stormwater engineering or treating stormwater to prevent pollution. Dr. Allen Davis is on the Board of the National Committee Improving the Next-Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges, his keynote address will discuss the challenges and the science behind them-it’s sure to be informative!

On Friday, make sure to attend the EPA Compliance & Enforcement Perspective: Permits & Risks Factor for Companies presentation at 11:00 AM. The Trump Administration has brought a lot of changes to the EPA. Attorney-advisor to US EPA Region 9 Office of Enforcement Kimberly Wells and Compliance and Enforcement Officer, Lawrence Torres will be discussing the evolving role of the EPA in industrial stormwater compliance. Additionally, after years of site visits, come learn about potential liabilities to ensure your company maintains stellar compliance.

Legal Counsel (Thursday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:20AM-10: 20 AM How 3M Successfully Navigated Local Geopolitical Issues in Stormwater with a Big Potential PR and Financial Liability

 

Georgia-Pacific Lessons Learned: Program Perspective on Inspectors, Training, SWPPPs, and Sampling Practices

Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Diane and Carie both share a passion for environmental compliance and use that passion to navigate tricky compliance problems-come learn how they utilize resources, staff and time to effectively and efficiently tackle environmental compliance.
10:25AM-11:45AM Keynote Address by Dr. Allen Davis Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater As the ability to detect and understand pollutants increases, learn how the federal regulations will follow. Dr. Allen Davis is the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Next Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges-he knows the inside scoop about permit revisions-come learn his perspective and how to ramp up your program to take the updates in stride.
12:45AM-1:30PM Stormwater Litigation Trends from Across the US Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Take a deep dive into stormwater and learn about national trends through Mapistry’s one of a kind data set. Stormwater litigation is rising faster than the sea level-learn how to arm your program with common red flags and stats on what’s happening.
1:35PM-2:20PM Stormwater Litigation Avoidance, Response, and Defense Strategies Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Don and Nathan have been involved in some of the most complex citizen lawsuits involving alleged Clean Water Act violations-listen and learn from their perspectives about how to avoid such lawsuits and respond if one comes your way.
2:40PM-3:25PM When Permits Collide & Impact of Environmental Regulations on Business: A WA Port Perspective Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater The Port of Tacoma has over 70 tenants with stormwater permits, in addition to a handful of its own and of course MS4… Deanna acts as a resource to all Port tenants and also navigates the complex landlord-tenant relationship as it comes to a head in environmental compliance.
3:30PM-4:15PM Next Generation Compliance Technology: Mapistry’s All New Platform Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater, SPCC and Haz Mat Mapistry’s new platform is ready to deploy-are you ready to unlock next generation compliance?!
4:20PM-5:00PM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: A California Perspective on Their Permit & TMDLs Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater  TMDLs…come learn how new regulations and pollutant load calculations could affect your stormwater program!

 

Facility Manager (Thursday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:20AM-10:20AM Stormwater 101: A Refresher Tamplias (Upstairs) Stormwater Mapistry Compliance Manager Nick will be breaking down stormwater, come learn test your stormwater knowledge!
10:25AM-11:45AM Keynote Address by Dr. Allen Davis Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater As the ability to detect and understand pollutants increases, learn how the federal regulations will follow.
12:45AM-1:30PM Stormwater Litigation Trends from Across the US Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Take a deep dive into stormwater and learn about national trends through Mapistry’s one of a kind data set.
1:35PM-2:20PM Stormwater Litigation Avoidance, Response, and Defense Strategies Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Don and Nathan have been involved in some of the most complex citizen lawsuits involving alleged Clean Water Act violations-listen and learn from their perspectives about how to avoid such lawsuits.
2:40PM-3:25PM Back to Baseline: A Stormwater Success Story Tamalpais (Upstairs) Stormwater Come learn about Tesla’s success dropping back down to baseline-following an initial investigation Mary Jo rallied her team to utilize Mapistry and lots of hard work to bring the factory back down to baseline.
3:30PM-4:15PM How to Train Your Stormwater Team: Tips, Tricks, and What Content to Use Tamalpais (Upstairs) Stormwater We won’t kid ourselves, stormwater permits are crazy interesting…come check out how the Mapistry team works to make learning about stormwater compliance fun and entertaining!
4:20PM-5:00PM Lightning Talks: Stormwater Best Practices, Tips, and Stories From the Field Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater  Reed and Max bring two different perspectives to stormwater compliance-from Environmental Manager to Inspector pick up tips and tricks from these compliance pros!

Environmental Manager (Thursday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:20AM-10:20AM How 3M Successfully Navigated Local Geopolitical Issues in Stormwater with a Big Potential PR and Financial Liability

 

Georgia-Pacific Lessons Learned: Program Perspective on Inspectors, Training, SWPPPs, and Sampling Practices

Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Diane and Carie both share a passion for environmental compliance and use that passion to navigate tricky compliance problems-come learn how they utilize resources, staff and time to effectively and efficiently tackle environmental compliance.
10:25AM-11:45AM Keynote Address by Dr. Allen Davis Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater As the ability to detect and understand pollutants increases, learn how the federal regulations will follow.
12:45AM-1:30PM Stormwater Infiltration Systems in the Solid Waste Industry: It Works! Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater  

Stormwater is tricky enough for the waste industry-learn how John and the CR&R team designed and installed an infiltration system that met permit requirements and protected water quality.

1:35PM-2:20PM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: Oregon Industrial Stormwater Perspective Tamalpais (Upstairs) Stormwater  

Stormwater permits are complex and always evolving, during this Ask the Regulator come learn about the updates to the Oregon permit and how to prepare your facility!

2:40PM-3:25PM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: Washington Industrial Stormwater Perspective Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater Washington weather patterns make stormwater compliance insanely important-come learn from Travis about the permit and ask any questions!
3:30PM-4:15PM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: A Local Enforcement Perspective Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater Michelle has been providing stormwater permit compliance since 2007-come learn and ask questions from this stormwater vet to ace your next inspection!
4:20PM-5:00PM Treatment Options – Electrocoagulation to Filters to Tanks Tamalpais (Upstairs) Stormwater  Case studies galore! Compare and contrast treatment systems and hear from Ryan, BNSF Environmental Manager about how to navigate the world of treatment systems.


Legal Counsel (Friday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:00AM-9:45AM Ask the Regulator: A Minnesota Perspective on Their Industrial Stormwater Permit Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency provides a host of resources for their permittees come learn about their program and ask Melissa how she does it all when it comes to water quality protection!
9:50AM-11:40AM Workshop: Building, Training, and Empowering a World-Class Spill Response Team Theater (1st Floor) SPCC Elliot and Kyle engineered a World Class Spill Response team-come learn how they did and how your team can mitigate risk!
11:00AM-12:00PM An EPA Compliance & Enforcement Perspective: Permits & Risks Factor for Companies Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Kimby and Lawrence of EPA Region 9 Office of Enforcement will be talking enforcement and stormwater compliance-this is a must see to understand their perspective on industrial stormwater.
1:00PM-1:45PM Hazardous Waste Compliance Programs: What Works and What is Trouble, the Legal Perspective Theater (1st Floor) Haz Materials Hanson Bridgett Senior Counsel, Samir Abdelnour will be discussing hazardous materials compliance litigation-come learn the legal perspective and what works for companies to ensure compliance.
2:00PM-3:00PM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: CalEPA Process & Perspective on CUPA Evaluations Tamalpais (Upstairs) Haz Materials From CUPA inspections, to CERS uplaods come learn from Marc about the California EPA’s perspective on haz materials compliance.
3:00PM-3:45PM The Impact of Noncompliance on Companies: Internal and External Costs Tamalpais (Upstairs) Stormwater, SPCC and Haz Materials Rich has been in environmental compliance for over 20 years-through his career he’s seen the impact of noncompliance and the true cost.

 

 

Facility Manager (Friday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:00AM-9:50AM SPCC and HazMat 101: A Refresher Theater (1st Floor) SPCC and Haz Materials CHMM and Mapistry’s haz materials extraordinaire Kristina is going to kick off the 2nd day of the Summit with a quick refresher on haz materials and SPCC compliance.
9:50AM-10:40AM Workshop: Building, Training, and Empowering a World-Class Spill Response Team Theater (1st Floor) SPCC Elliot and Kyle engineered a World Class Spill Response team-come learn how they did and how your team can mitigate risk!
11:00AM-12:00PM 1,300 Hazardous Materials Plans: Oversight and Management Tips For Staying in Compliance Tamalpais (Upstairs) Haz Materials PG&E has over 1,300 haz materials plans-Cindy is presenting on how PG&E and her team ensure they are in compliance.
1:00PM-1:45PM Learnings from the Past Year: Transformers & Hazardous Materials Business Plans Tamalpais (Upstairs) Haz Materials  

Navigating the world of hazardous materials compliance is challenging, learn how BNSF Railways Environmental Manager Eddie organized and implemented a system to maintain compliance.

2:00PM-3:00PM Build the Future of Environmental Compliance: Tell Us Where Mapistry Should Go (Vision 2020) Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater, SPCC and Haz Materials Mapistry is growing-we want to know what would help you most!
3:00PM-3:45PM Spill Prevention Structural Controls: A Case Study in Disaster Prevention Kinzie (1st Floor) SPCC Spill Prevention is at the utmost of importance-learn as President of Safe Drain John discusses a spill that could have been disastrous.

 

Environmental Manager (Friday)

Time Presentation/Talk/Workshop Location Compliance Areas Why Attend?!
9:00AM-9:50AM SPCC Programs – What Works, What Doesn’t, and How to Get Buy-In Theater (1st Floor) SPCC Rod and Tina juggle compliance across many sites-implementing excellent programs take time, resources and staff commitment, learn how they juggle compliance and deliver programmatic success.
9:50AM-10:40AM Ask the Regulator, a Fireside Chat: A California Perspective on Hazardous Materials Tamalpais (Upstairs) Haz Materials Fire Marshall for Santa Clara Fire Department Molly Pritz is delivering tips and tricks to ace your next CUPA inspection and improve your haz materials program!
11:00AM-12:00PM An EPA Compliance & Enforcement Perspective: Permits & Risks Factor for Companies Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater Kimby and Lawrence of EPA Region 9 Office of Enforcement will be talking enforcement and stormwater compliance-this is a must see to understand their perspective on industrial stormwater.
1:00PM-1:45PM What Can eLearning Do For an Environmental Program: Psychology and Practice of eLearning Kinzie (1st Floor) Stormwater, SPCC and Haz Materials Truly the next generation of compliance-learn how Mapistry utilizes eLearning to ensure company wide compliance.
2:00PM-3:00PM Environmental Leadership: Stories From the Field and Where the Industry is Going Theater (1st Floor) Stormwater, SPCC and Haz Materials Melisa and Rich have grown with the industry and will be sharing their perspectives on where compliance is going and sharing advice to succeeding in the field.
3:00PM-3:45PM Lightning Talks: HazMat & SPCC Best Practices, Tips, and Stories From the Field Theater (1st Floor) SPCC and Haz Materials  Jordan and Sharon both work for two of the largest American companies (Georgia-Pacific and Costco) learn how they tackle SPCC and Hazardous materials compliance even when disaster strikes.

Some last minute summit logistics

Getting There:

  • Berkeley is located across the bay from San Francisco! Both Berkeley and the Summit are easily accessible via public transportation — don’t worry about renting a car! Additionally, Lyft and Uber are great options from the Airport and around Berkeley.
  • If you are coming from out of town, you can fly into Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) and take the subway (BART) into Berkeley. Get off BART at the Downtown Berkeley stop, it is directly next to the Shattuck Hotel and the conference center! (Easy peasy)
  • If you prefer the train, there is an Amtrack stop in West Berkeley, you’ll just need to take a Lyft or Uber into downtown Berkeley.

Parking: The parking garage at 2061 Allston Way is a block from the David Brower Center and across from the Shattuck Hotel. Parking is $20/day and it is open 5am-12pm.

Food: Thursday: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Friday: Breakfast and lunch. You can preview the menu here on the agenda as well 🙂

Any other last minute questions, send them to marketing@mapistry.com

Lastly!

The Summit will conclude with an awesome sunset hike in beautiful Tilden Park! With spectacular views of the Bay Area and not too much physical exertion make sure to sign up-it’s free with your registration and we’ll head to a brewery after!