Event Profile

PCB Management - Foundational and Advanced Training

January 11 — 12, 2023
Northwest Public Power Association

Who Should Attend:

All utility operations and technical personnel, as well as employees who are involved in managing, handling, and maintaining records and EPA reports for PCB items and PCB waste.

Related Events:

January 2023 Environmental Task Force Meeting, January 10, 2023

Course Overview:

Is your utility in compliance with U.S. EPA regulations regarding PCB use and management?

As part of NWPPA's Environmental Series, this important two-day course has been designed to meet the needs of both PCB rookies who are new to the PCB regulations as well as those pros who are well versed in the rules. This course provides practical help for electric utilities and is filled with utility best practices on how to gain and maintain compliance with U.S. EPA rules regarding PCB use and management.

Day 1 will focus on foundational PCB issues for attendees who are just beginning their education on this complex subject. On day 2 we will transition to more advanced PCB regulatory issues, including remediation waste cleanups, decontamination options, and management of non-PCB equipment and waste oils. Learn best practices for compiling PCB records and EPA-required annual documents, and also learn what other utilities are doing to meet state and federal regulations. An overview of upcoming trends and changes will also be covered.

Course Instructor:

Mark Pennell, RCS, Inc.

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location:

Northwest Public Power Association
9817 NE 54th Street, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-0109

Suggested Hotel:

The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-3100
Please book your room as soon as possible, and ask for the NWPPA discount to receive a reduced rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/11/2022): $1,410
Utility Member Standard: $1,485

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/11/2022): $2,115
Associate Member Standard: $2,190

Non-member Early Bird (ends 12/11/2022): $2,820
Non-member Standard: $2,895

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.