Thursday, May 30, 2013
7:30AM to 3:00PM
Southern California Gas Company
9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA
Join us for a full lineup of speakers from Metropolitan Water District, Chemical Safety Board, UC Irvine, LA RWQCB, and local CUPAs on these current risk topics:
- Fracking Update - What's the Real Risk to Groundwater in Southern California?
- Chromium 6 and Perchlorate Threats to Drinking Water
- Chevron Richmond Fire and Crude Unit Piping Corrosion Issue - Report from CSB
- Climate Change Models Predict Wildfire Risk
- Panel on Updates to the California Electronic Reporting System
- Low-Threat Case Closure Guidance for Petroleum UST Sites - A Local Perspective
Our special luncheon speaker will be Kay Lawrence, Chief of the Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Section at US EPA Region 9, who will talk about “The Risk Management Plan (RMP) Regulation As we Approach 15 Years – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going”. Steve Cutcheon, a CSB investigator who played a key role in the Chevron-Richmond investigation, will talk about the recently released Interim Report on the Richmond Investigation, the Crude Unit Piping Corrosion Reports on Chevron-Richmond and El Segundo and the April Public Meeting in Richmond. Dr. Yufang Jin, lead principal investigator on a joint UCI-UCLA-JPL project supported by NASA will talk about her work in using climate models to predict Southern California Wildland Fires. Dr. Yue Rong, the UST Section Chief at the LA RWQCB, will share a local perspective on the Low-Threat Petroleum UST Case Closure guidance.
Don't forget to RSVP to reserve your spot! RSVP before May 24, 2013 to Holly LeClair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $45 for nonmembers, $35 for members, and $25 for students. Breakfast and lunch are provided.