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

CEQA

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

Air Quality

 


Air Quality Permitting in CA

Obtaining air quality permits for new or modified equipment and operations in California can be a challenge. This complimentary webinar will summarize and discuss the key federal, State, and local air district regulations and how they affect permitted equipment and control systems. The general steps of preparing an air permit application to be submitted to the local air district, such as the SCAQMD, BAAQMD, SJVAPCD, etc., will be covered. We will review:

  • Emission calculations and the criteria and toxic pollutants that are regulated;
  • Typical Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Toxic Best Available Control Technology (T-BACT) requirements;
  • Rule requirements and how they can affect permitting;
  • Offsets and their potential costs;
  • Timing of permit applications for Permits to Construct; and
  • Conditions that may be included in Permits to Operate.


Air Quality Permitting in CA
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


AB 617 Update, Community Reporting and Toxic List Changes

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 Update, Community, Reporting and Toxic List Changes
Thursday, June 04, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


SCAQMD RECLAIM; Maintaining Compliance through the RECLAIM Sunset

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) continues to enforce the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program. Plans to sunset the RECLAIM program are still proceeding, but it will take longer to transition to more traditional command-and-control rules for RECLAIM NOx and SOx sources. Some rules have been amended or adopted, such as Rule 1146 for boilers, Rule 1110.2 for engines, Rule 1118.1 for non-refinery flares, and Rule 1134 for gas turbines. These rules include compliance schedules for submitting permit applications and meeting new emission standards. In the meantime, RECLAIM facilities must still comply with the monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. This webinar will address the current RECLAIM program, landing rules, and schedules and will provide strategies for maintaining compliance during the transition period. Specific rule requirements will be discussed for:

  • Boilers;
  • Turbines;
  • Flares;
  • Internal combustion engines;
  • Ovens, heaters, and miscellaneous combustion; and
  • Other sources.


SCAQMD RECLAIM; Maintaining Compliance through the RECLAIM Sunset
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


Introduction to Accidental Release Prevention Programs (CalARP, PSM, and RMPs)

This webinar is an introduction to the accidental release prevention programs:

  • California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) regulated by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA);
  • Process Safety Management of Acutely Hazardous Materials regulated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA);
  • Process Safety Management regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA); and
  • Risk Management Program regulated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

In this webinar, we will outline applicability, common compliance elements, and any unique requirements associated with each program. In addition, this webinar will cover the latest updates to the U.S. EPA’s Risk Management Program and CalEPA’s CalARP program.


Introduction to Accidental Release Prevention Programs (CalARP, PSM, and RMPs)
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


Odor Quantification and Control

This air quality odor webinar will address how air quality odors are handled from a regulatory standpoint, as well as odor quantification, odor monitoring systems, odor modeling, odor control systems, and generally how to address odor issues. There are numerous odor-causing substances; as an example, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is known to be a common odor-causing compound, and odor nuisance can be detected in some individuals as low as 0.5 parts per billion (ppb). Monitoring for H2S or other odors presents unique challenges due to the intermittency of source strength, limitations to instrument detection levels, and operating data acquisition systems that manage instantaneous and short-term averaging periods, as well as threshold notifications. Each of the odor compounds will have unique control system requirements. This webinar will cover common odor situations and practical steps that can be taken to address odor complaints.


Air Quality Odor Quantification and Control
Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


CARB Off-Road Diesel and LSI Regulations & DOORS Reporting

Off-road vehicles operating in California that are rated 25 horsepower or greater are required to be reported in the Diesel Off-Road Online Reporting System (DOORS). There are separate fleet average requirements for the diesel inventory from Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) equipment (propane, gasoline, compressed natural gas). This 30-minute webinar will give you an overview of the two regulations, compliance requirements, practice tips, and annual reporting requirements.


CARB Off-Road Diesel and LSI Regulations & DOORS Reporting
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 1:00 – 1:30 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, June 11, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


California Air Toxics AB 2588 Update

This complimentary webinar is designed for facilities that emit air toxics and, thus, are potentially affected by the California AB 2588 Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Program. The toxics regulation program methodologies were revised in 2015 and have led to significant air toxics update requirements for many facilities in your local air district. This webinar will provide a summary of how the AB 2588 program works and how it is being revisited by the local air districts, in addition to providing useful tips and strategies. Details will include the AB 2588 process steps used to calculate your toxics priority score and techniques for reducing your score and/or the facility health risk impact.


California Air Toxics AB 2588 Update
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


Waste & Water

 


Hazardous Waste/NEW Used Oil Statute

In contrast to federal and most states’ hazardous waste regulations, California used oil generators have typically had to manage their used oil as a fully regulated hazardous waste. Finally, some relief: California’s Assembly Bill 2928 amended Section 25250.19 of the California Health and Safety Code to allow generators of “highly controlled used oil” to manage the oil as a non-hazardous waste effective January 1, 2019. However, while some generators have charged ahead, many more either don’t know about the changes, or are awaiting guidance from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or their local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) as to how exactly the statutory requirements are being interpreted. Such guidance has so far not been forthcoming. This webinar will review who is eligible to manage their used oil as non-hazardous, the requirements that must be met to do so, and the key uncertainties that may be leading to hesitancy in many cases.


Hazardous Waste/NEW Used Oil Statute
Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


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
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Thursday, June 04, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


Storm Water Level 1 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level 1 Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit

This complimentary webinar is designed to provide information, tips, and strategies for dischargers who have exceeded one or more Numeric Action Levels (NALs) and who are therefore elevated to Level 1 status on July 1 of a storm water year. Level 1 status requires the discharger to perform a series of Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs), including a Level 1 Evaluation due by October and a Level 1 Evaluation Report due by the following January 1. Level 1 ERAs must be performed under the oversight of a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP); the process for becoming a QISP will be reviewed.


Storm Water Level 1 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level 1 Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


Storm Water Level 2 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level 1 Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit

This complimentary webinar is designed to provide information, tips, and strategies for dischargers who have exceeded one or more Numeric Action Levels (NALs) for a second consecutive year and, therefore, are elevated to Level 2 status on July 1 of a storm water year. Level 2 status requires the discharger to perform a series of Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs), starting with developing an Action Plan (due January 1 of that year) and culminating in a Level 2 ERA Technical Report due 1 year later. The webinar will go into detail on the Level 2 Action Plan and Technical Report requirements.


Storm Water Level 2 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level 1 Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


Industrial Hygiene & Safety

 


Personal Exposure Monitoring

Cal/OSHA Title 8 Section 5155 requires that air monitoring be performed if there is a possibility that exposure to airborne contaminants may exceed the regulatory levels listed in Table AC-1 of the regulation. Some chemicals require establishing a baseline exposure by performing initial air monitoring. There are 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 through the process of developing and implementing an industrial hygiene monitoring plan.


Personal Exposure Monitoring
Thursday, June 04, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


New OSHA Heat Regulations

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is preparing to go to the standards board with the new “Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment” standard. This will be a new section in the General Industry Safety Orders. This standard is already overdue, as Cal/OSHA was mandated by law to send a rule to the Standards Board on January 1, 2019. Previously cited under the General Duty clause, the standard will establish a more easily enforceable citation. This standard applies to all indoor work areas where the temperature equals or exceeds 82 degrees Fahrenheit when employees are present.

The revised draft standard was published on April 22, 2019. In this presentation, we will review the following:

      • Which places of employment will be affected;
      • Required written components;
      • Exemptions to parts of the standard; and
      • Required training.


New OSHA Heat Regulations
Thursday, June 04, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis

A job hazard analysis (JHA), also called a job safety analysis (JSA), is a technique to identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Title 8 Section 3203 requires that companies have a procedure for identifying and evaluating workplace hazards with scheduled periodic inspections to identify unsafe conditions and work practices. Once you know what the hazards are, you can reduce or eliminate them before anyone gets hurt. This webinar will discuss the JHA process, who should be conducting the analysis, and what the next steps are when the JHA is complete.


Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP


Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are the largest category of lost work time for employees. California is one of the few states that has a repetitive motion standard (Title 8 Section 5110). With many employees working from home and work stations being modified to accommodate social distancing, this is a good time to review your ergonomics program and conduct ergonomic audits in the workplace. This webinar will review the applicability and requirements of the California standard and the causes of MSDs, provide practical information to incorporate ergonomics into your workplace, and identify ways to reduce musculoskeletal injuries.


Ergonomics
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


Incident Investigations

Though workplaces strive for an injury-free environment, incidents can occur. When they do occur, employers should take the opportunity to complete a thorough incident investigation. A good investigation will prevent future illnesses and injuries by identifying the real or root cause of an incident. Through this process, employers demonstrate a strong commitment to health and safety, improve workplace morale, and enable the facility to operate more efficiently. A good investigation starts with a documented process where all involved know the purpose and intent of the investigation. This webinar will cover methods to conduct a thorough investigation and identify the root cause of an incident.


Incident Investigations
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Click here to SIGN UP
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


CEQA

 


CEQA Introduction to Air Quality Technical Reports

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be a major stumbling block in getting new facilities, expansions, and various land use developments through the permit approval process. Impacts to air quality from project pollutant emissions, health risks from air toxics, and impacts related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are often the key issues for industrial and commercial projects when addressing CEQA. This 1-hour complimentary webinar will review some of the CEQA basics, such as when CEQA is applicable and what types of environmental documentation may be required. We will discuss various analyses that are typically required for emissions quantification, air quality impacts, health risk assessments, and determination of CEQA significance. Yorke staff will share some of our lessons learned in getting through the CEQA and air permitting processes.


CEQA Introduction to Air Quality Technical Reports
Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP


CEQA Introduction to Noise Technical Reports

Economic and environmental pressures in California have created a growing market for urban infill real estate development projects – typically high-density residential and mixed use – on available parcels in established neighborhoods near public transit and employment centers. For infill projects, noise generated by construction activities and long-term operations affecting neighbors can be a key issue when addressing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), particularly when seeking a Class 32 Categorical Exemption from a City or County planning agency. This complimentary 1-hour webinar will review the key components of a CEQA noise impacts analysis, including an overview of quantitative noise modeling methodologies, environmental noise settings, State and local noise regulations, project-generated noise impacts assessment, and noise mitigation measures. Lastly, Yorke staff will share some of our experiences in performing CEQA noise analyses in urban settings.

CEQA Introduction to Noise Technical Reports
Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Click here to SIGN UP
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 pm – 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, MRayner@YorkeEngr.com


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