Event Profile

PCB Management - Foundational & Advanced Training

January 9 — 10, 2019
DoubleTree Portland Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232 
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This class is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Gail Patterson at 360-816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

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 Event:

Environmental Task Force Meeting, January 8, 2019

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 Objectives:

After attending this class, you should be able to:

  • Identify common equipment and items that contain PCBs and other hazardous materials
  • Identify and more effectively manage risk/liability issues related to your ownership of PCBs
  • Manage the waste generated from your maintenance program
  • Manage the storage, disposal, and record keeping related to PCBs or other regulated materials
  • Correctly interpret and apply current and future federal and state regulations to your utility

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. on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Doubletree By Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 281-6111

Room rate: $129 for a standard single queen, and $149 for a premium king or double queen

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than December 7, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or, use the following link to book online: 


Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/09/2018): $1,000
Utility Member Standard: $1,075

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/09/2018): $1,500
Associate Member Standard: $1,575

Non-member Early Bird (ends 12/09/2018): $3,000
Non-member Standard: $3,075

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

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DoubleTree Portland Lloyd Center

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Mark Pennell
Organization: RCS, Inc.