This seminar is designed for environmental health and safety professionals, municipalities, water companies, tank installers, remediation contractors, architects, engineers, developers, project managers, principals, surveyors, land use officials, government agencies, petroleum companies, accountants and attorneys.
In response to the pervasive use and storage of petroleum in our society (e.g. gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, fuel oil, waste and cutting oils, etc.), we have assembled a highly experienced group of professionals to address your regulatory, remediation and enforcement questions. This solution oriented program offers participants the opportunity to hear from and speak with experts in the areas of tank installation and testing, remediation, tank and petroleum regulation and government enforcement.
Participants will be provided with analysis of the cost and feasibility of various tank installation systems and the effective use of various tank monitoring systems. They will learn the regulatory requirements for tank operation, including the features of different tank tightness tests
and when all monitoring whistles go off, how to cost effectively investigate and remediate petroleum releases and spills.
Participants at all levels of experiences and interests will learn from this program. The morning session will discuss the regulatory requirements for petroleum and petroleum-like above and below ground storage tanks, and an overview of UST Fund Reimbursement requirements. The afternoon session will focus on the investigation, remediation and closure of petroleum tanks and spills. You will learn about:
Avoidance Of Regulatory Oversight By Tank Selection
UST Fund Reimbursement For Tank Investigation And Remediation Cost
Which Tank Tightness Test Is Appropriate For Your Tank System
The Impact Of MTBE Legislation
Site Operations Including Records, Monitoring And Reporting
Investigation Oversight, Methods And Strategies
Selecting Economical And Appropriate Remediation Technologies
Enforcement Against Tank Owners And Operators
Emerging Issues Including MTBE, Co-Mingled Plumes And Brownfields
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
II. UST Regulation Overview
A. California Health And Safety Code Ch. 6.7 (Underground Storage Of Hazardous Substances) And Implementing Regulations
B. California Health And Safety Code Ch. 6.75 (Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund) And Implementing Regulations
C. State Water Resources Control Board Decisions
D. California Water Code 13000 et seq. (Porter-Cologne Act)
E. Resource Conservation And Recovery Act (RCRA) And Waste Oil Regulations
F. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation And Liability Act (CERCLA)
G. Local Ordinances
9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
III. Agency Oversight
A. Regional Board Oversight Staff
B. Local Oversight Programs (LOP)
C. State UST Program Staff
9:35 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
IV. RCRA Tank Requirements
A. Storage In Tanks Of Hazardous Waste
B. Design, Construction And Certification Of Tanks
C. Inspection, Leak Detection And Monitoring Requirements
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
V. Types Of Tanks
A. In-Ground Tanks Definition (10%), Comparative Costs, Types
B. Minimizing Regulatory Oversight In Selecting Tanks
C. Types Of Installation/Retrofitting
D. Above-Ground Tanks Comparative Costs, Types
E. Spill-Containment, Inspections
F. SPCC Plans
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
VI. UST Fund Overview
A. Purpose Of Fund And Overview Of Process
B. Corrective Action
C. Directive To Responsible Party
D. Eligibility Restrictions
E. Priority System
F. Reimbursable Costs/Necessary And Reasonable Requirement
G. Letter Of Commitment
H. Three Bid Requirement
I. Reimbursement Process/Cap On Costs
J. Co-Mingled Plumes
L. On Behalf Of Agreements
M. Statistics On Fund Expenditures
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (Provided By Downey Brand LLP And Kleinfelder)
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
VII. Investigation When, Why And With Which
A. Property Purchase
1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
VIII. Investigation Methods And Strategies
B. Soil Gas Investigation
D. Ground Penetrating Radar
E. Soil Analysis
G. Geophysical Surveys
H. Soil And Groundwater Investigations
I. Sampling Analysis
2:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IX. Remediation Technologies And Closure
A. Considerations During Site Investigations
B. Corrective Action Plans
C. Bench And Pilot Testing
D. Air Sparging Soil Vapor Extraction
E. High Vacuum Extraction
F. In Situ Oxidation
G. Vapor And Liquid Treatment
H. Closure Strategies
I. Monitoring And Natural Attenuation
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
X. Site Operations And Monitoring
A. We Have Come A Long Way!
B. Operating Permit
C. New Laws
1. SB 989
2. AB 2481
D. Attempts To Circumvent The Leak Detection System
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
XI. Enforcement Against Tank Owners And
B. Enforcement Jurisdiction
C. State And Federal Statutory Penalty Provisions
D. Penalties vs. Clean-Up Orders
E. Red Tag Regulations
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XII. Emerging Issues
B. Performance-Based Compensation
F. Prop. 65