Training Sessions & Conference Information

Training Sessions

You may attend one training only, two trainings, or three trainings if you desire. Trainings includes breaks, lunch, and all materials for the training session.

$125 One Training Session only

$200 Two Training Sessions

$275 Three Training Sessions



Conference begins at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Registration for the Conference includes breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, sponsor and exhibitor receptions, and all materials for each day of the event.

$300 Early Registration Fee (on or before October 11, 2013)

$350 Late Registration Fee (after October 11, 2013)


Training Session Descriptions

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

HHW for Managers

Household Hazardous Waste managers are responsible for compliance of their facilities with many regulatory requirements from many different local and state agencies. This course is designed for those HHW program supervisors that oversee operations but do not actively work in the facility handling wastes. It provides information on how to make sure your facility is in compliance with the multitude of regulatory requirements imposed on HHW programs.

CUPA Case Studies

Do you inspect HHW facilities or small businesses? Is your HHW program inspected? If so – this class is for you! Any HHW program that routinely deals with inspections will find this training very useful. The course provides a unique perspective on developing a mutually beneficial relationship between program manager and inspector. Case studies are provided that illustrate how California’s CUPA inspection program deals with compliance issues found at CESQG sites and at HHW facilities.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Emergency Response for HHW Programs

Emergency responses at HHW programs are rare but staff need to be aware of potential emergency situations. The Emergency Response for HHW Programs is a new course that focuses on the applicable emergency response requirements for HHW programs and offers practical advice to plan for and address emergencies. The training will include how to determine an emergency situation, response measures, agency notifications, and documentation.

Chemistry for Non-Chemists

Build on your knowledge of what the hazards are for those HHW products that come to your HHW program. Learn how to use practical references such as labels, MSDS’s, DOT Charts, and reference books to identify the chemical ingredients and properties of these HHW products. This course provides information on basic chemistry related to HHW including the basic properties of chemicals hazardous properties, incompatibles, and classification of chemicals collected at HHW programs.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DOT HM Transportation Refresher

This course provides the required refresher for workers who package hazardous waste and these individuals signing manifests, bills of lading, and other shipping documents for hazardous and universal wastes. An update of numerous new shipping requirements will also be presented including the new Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest requirements, security plans, packaging standards, shipping names, and hazardous waste of concern requirements. This training is required every three years or when regulations change.

Green Chemistry 101 Training

This course hosted by WSPPN and EPA offers a foundational understanding of green chemistry. Richard Williams, a recognized instructor for the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute explores the twelve principals of green chemistry covering history; roadmap; global sustainability; value proposition for industry; achieving results; metrics and decision-making tools; inspiring green chemistry innovations and case studies. Participants will receive a P2 Certificate from WSPPN.

Identification of Unknowns

Participants will learn some principles involved in categorizing unlabeled wastes for storage compatibility and to meet criteria for recycling, treatment, or disposal. Known and unknown HHW products will be tested using basic chemical tests such as pH, oxidizer, and water solubility. Other testing methods will also be discussed.



  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Crest Theater, 1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Sponsor and Exhibitor Reception
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Sacramento Convention Center, Terrace