Upcoming Webinars

All Yorke Engineering webinars are complimentary and designed for EH&S Professionals to assist with industrial and government facility compliance and permitting.

Air Quality

Waste & Water

Industrial Hygiene & Safety

See details and sign-up links for each webinar below.

Air Quality

 


AB 617 – Statewide Requirements for Reporting and Reducing Air Pollutants Update

In July 2017, the Governor approved AB 617, which requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt new requirements to analyze and reduce nonvehicular air pollution. This complimentary webinar will summarize and discuss the new California statewide requirements that may impact facilities, including:

  • Statewide emissions reporting of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air pollutants;
  • New statewide Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) requirements;
  • New community monitoring, with a focus on high-priority areas;
  • Fenceline monitoring for facilities required by local districts; and
  • A statewide strategy to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants and criteria air pollutants in affected communities.


AB 617 – Statewide Requirements for Reporting and Reducing Air Pollutants Update
Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP


Advanced Clean Trucks: Survey Report due April 1, 2021

If your company operates vehicles of any fuel type (gasoline, diesel, propane, etc) in California, you may have to report in 2021.  Large Entities have a one-time reporting requirement by April 1, 2021, which will directly impact how the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will develop future fleet requirements.  This webinar will review what vehicles are included, what companies are affected, and what data are to be reported by 4/1/2021.

Affected Vehicles

  • Class 2B-8 vehicles of any fuel type (gross vehicle weight ratings over 8,500 lbs)
  • Both Owned and Rentals/Leases (1+ years)

“Large Entity” is ANY of the following:

  • Entity that operates at least one vehicle in CA and 2019 revenue in USA was over $50 million
  • Entity that operates 50+ vehicles in CA regardless of 2019 revenue in USA
  • Broker that dispatches 50+ vehicles in CA
  • Government agency (including municipalities) that operates at least one vehicle in CA (some exceptions)

Reporting due April 1, 2021

  • For each CA facility: group all vehicles by vehicle type, weight class, and fuel type
  • For each group of vehicles, report operational characteristics including average daily mileage, average time at home base and between deliveries, etc.

    Advanced Clean Truck April 1 Reporting Requirements
    Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP


    CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Getting Credits

    Yorke Engineering provides a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) webinar focused explaining how facilities can create marketable emissions reduction credits through the California Air Resource Board (CARB) LCFS program. The LCFS webinar provides a history, regulatory background, and goals of the CARB LCFS program. There is also an overview of the various facility categories and project types that can generate credits, including fuel pathway, project, and zero emission vehicle charging infrastructure credits. A discussion of fuel-based credit opportunities and reporting as well as, electricity and hydrogen credit generation.

    The Yorke LCFS webinar will provide basic information on application, reporting, and third-party verification for credit generation projects, as well as quarterly and annual fuel reports for fuel transaction facilities. Market place compliance will also be discussed, which includes price caps on trades, facilities with emission deficits, credit sales, and the current costs of credits.


    CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Getting Credits
    Thursday, December 03, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Air Permitting, Odor, and CEQA for Solid Waste Industry Facilities

    The solid waste industry is addressing new diversion regulations and there is a need for the expansion of composting, digestion, and waste-to-energy facilities to meet diversion goals, as well as associated changes to the municipal solid waste (MSW) handing. These facility changes typically trigger the need for air permitting, and often odor analysis and/or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. This webinar will address the challenges of the air permitting process for solid waste facilities, including Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for criteria pollutants, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions issues, air toxic health risk assessments, odor, and Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs). The webinar will also touch on the CEQA process and how that overlaps with the air permitting process.


    Air Permitting, Odor, and CEQA for Solid Waste Industry Facilities
    Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Waste & Water

     


    Storm Water NEW Regulation Limits 2020 NELs/TNALs

    California’s Industrial Storm Water General Permit (IGP), issued since 1992, has utilized “benchmarks” and “numeric action levels” (NALs): storm water effluent concentration targets to which dischargers were required to aspire, but which were not actual enforceable limits. However, amendments to the IGP, some of which become effective on July 1, 2020, will change this by adopting enforceable numeric effluent limits (NELs) for specified water bodies. Several large urban watersheds in Southern California in particular will have very low limits set for metals, with some other water bodies across the State also affected in a somewhat more limited fashion for most industrial facilities. A second set of action levels known as TNALs are also being adopted for a different set of water bodies and watersheds, some of which will phase in over a period of years. NEL and TNAL concentrations are frequently below the current NAL concentrations, which means that affected facilities need to start developing compliance strategies as soon as possible. This webinar will outline the affected water bodies/watersheds, the new standards that will be applied, and potential strategies for dealing with this major permit change.


    Storm Water NEW Regulation Limits 2020 NELs/TNALs
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Thursday, December 10, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Tanks in an Underground Area – A California Twist on UST and SPCC Requirements

    California’s aboveground petroleum storage act (APSA) generally regulates petroleum storage in aboveground tanks and containers. However, the regulatory status of tanks which are located below grade, but within a vault or basement, has been subject of some uncertainty based on the intersection of APSA requirements with underground storage tank (UST) requirements, Uniform Fire Code requirements, and the Water Code’s requirement to protect waters of the State (e.g., groundwater). A new concept – ‘tank in an underground area’, or TIUGA – has now been added to the APSA which clarifies the conditions for managing such tanks under the APSA as opposed to the UST regulations. The changes also have implications for developing and implementing spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) under the APSA and USEPA’s regulations at 40 CFR 112. The webinar will discuss the TIUGA concept, TIUGA requirements in the APSA, and related considerations for TIUGA owners and operators.


    Tanks in an Underground Area – A California Twist on UST and SPCC Requirements
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Industrial Hygiene & Safety

     


    Cal/OSHA’s Regulation to Protect All Workers from Wildfire Smoke

    The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has promulgated an emergency regulation addressing indoor and outdoor worker exposure to wildfire smoke. The regulation addresses worker exposures – NOT to firefighters, but to any employee working outdoors during a wildfire event, and potentially even to some indoor industrial workers. This presentation will cover:

    • The process and schedule for emergency rulemaking;
    • The current status of and proposed changes to the Emergency Regulation;
    • Hazards to which outdoor workers are exposed during a wildfire event;
    • Conditions under which the regulation applies;
    • Workplaces subject to the regulation;
    • Requirements of the regulation, including monitoring, respiratory protection and training components; and
    • Components of the required communication plan.

    Cal/OSHA’s Regulation to Protect All Workers from Wildfire Smoke
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP


    IIPP – The Start of a Great Safety Program

    The Injury and Illness prevention Program (IIPP) is required in California by Title 8 Section 3203. This regulation requires employers to create, document and implement a safety management system, creating a proactive process to find and reduce workplace hazards before injuries occur. Research has shown such programs can be effective in transforming workplace culture and reducing illnesses and injuries to employees. This webinar will discuss the implications of Section 3203’s hazard recognition requirement, the elements of an effective IIPP, and available resources to support the creation of your program.


    IIPP – The Start of a Great Safety Program
    Thursday, December 03, 2020, 01:30 PM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Developing an Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Plan

    Cal/OSHA Title 8 Section 5155 requires that air monitoring be performed if there is a possibility of exposure to airborne contaminants that may exceed regulatory levels listed in Table AC-1. Some chemicals require establishing a baseline exposure by performing initial air monitoring. There are so many chemicals in a workplace, how do you prioritize which monitoring should be performed? It is best to approach your air monitoring by formulating a logical plan of attack. This webinar will discuss the process of developing and implementing an industrial hygiene monitoring plan.


    Developing an Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Plan
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – Click here to SIGN UP
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 09:30 AM – Click here to SIGN UP


    Details
    Place: Online (via GoToWebinar)
    Duration: Either 45 Minutes or 1 Hour
    Cost: Free
    Questions? Madilynn Rayner, (949) 248-8490 x249, MRayner@YorkeEngr.com


    Completed Webinars

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