Construction General Permit Trainer of Record Forum: Improved Training Improves Permit Compliance

Date / Time:
Tuesday, Sep 13 1:35pm to 3:15pm
Sunset V
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Trainer of Record Forum / Construction General Permit: Improved Training Improves Permit Compliance

Moderator led discussion between panel and audience regarding key Trainer of Record issues related to Construction General Permit compliance and successful techniques and experience related to training.

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Panel Members:

Marvin Sasche, Brash Industries: Mr. Sachse provides employee BMP/SWPPP certification programs for numerous developers, superintendents and their trade partners, as well as providing on-site storm water sample collection training, storm water Permit compliance training, storm water compliance audits for the construction industry, and prepares and reviews SWPPPs and Storm Water Management Plans. He is a continuing presenter at Southern California and San Diego Building Industry Associations Storm Water Workshops, and the Associated General Contractors Association of California Storm Water Workshops. Mr. Sachse is an EnviroCert International Certified CPSWQ instructor, Certified CPESC instructor, and Certified CESSWI instructor. Mr. Sachse is the Program Manager for one of the largest California State-approved storm water group monitoring programs, SoCal GMP. His Industrial General Permit experience includes SWPPP preparation, site suits, instruction on storm water sampling collection and analysis programs. He conducts Storm Water and Hazardous Waste Workshops at numerous national trade shows and conventions, and has taught Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storm Water courses at the University of California and currently teaches a class in Storm Water compliance/management at University of Southern California. He also provides expert comments before the State and Regional Water Boards on storm water related matters. His background includes environmental management for: land development, construction sites, printed circuit board manufacturers, automobile and metals recycling facilities, and various manufacturing facilities. He has earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Sachse is a State Licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI and a State of California QSD/P, (Qualified SWPPP Developer/Practitioner), and a CASQA approved Trainer of Record (ToR.)

John Filipoff, Lennar Homes: John is the National Director of Environmental Compliance and Safety for Lennar, one of our nation’s leading homebuilders. Lennar builds new homes in 19 states. John has been in the construction industry for over 37 years specializing in heavy earthmoving, site development and now stormwater management and safety.  His last 12 years have been devoted primarily to stormwater management and he has worked extensively with the California Building Industry Association on stormwater matters including the development of the Construction General Permit. John has developed Lennar’s environmental management system which includes a companywide stormwater management training program and has developed and conducted stormwater management training in each state where Lennar conducts business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administrations from California State University Fullerton. He is on the board of directors of the Construction Industry Coalition for Water Quality (CICWQ) and a member of the stormwater committee of the Leading Builders of America. He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Erosion, Sediment & Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI), a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Controls (CISEC), and,  a California Construction General Permit Trainer of Record.

Mark Grey, Building Industry Association of Southern California/Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality: Mark Grey is the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) and the Technical Director for the Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ). In these roles, Dr. Grey directs education, research and advocacy programs on behalf of the building industry in California, primarily focusing on water quality issues. Dr. Grey has worked in the fields of water and air quality research and regulatory affairs for the past 30 years in the Pacific Northwest and California. Before joining BIA/SC and directing CICWQ, Dr. Grey operated his own consulting practice and was the Director of Technical Services for Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation’s largest organic waste recycler. Dr. Grey holds a Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and M.S. in Forest Ecosystem Analysis from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and a B.A. in English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.

Lisa Haney, Orange County Sanitation District: Lisa Haney is a Senior Environmental Specialist with Orange County Sanitation District where she works on various Environmental Programs such as Stormwater, Environmental Permitting, Post Construction Mitigation, Water Policy and Regulation and is also the co-chair of the Regulatory Workgroup for the California Association of Sanitation Agencies. Lisa has been actively involved with CASQA serving as Co-Chair of the conference in 2014 and the conference program coordinator for the past three years. She looks forward to sharing and discussing what she has been learning in the constantly evolving world of Stormwater.

Russel Hansen, State Water Resources Control Board: Russell Hansen is a professional civil engineer, that received his engineering degree from California State University, Chico. Russell has worked at the State Water Resources Control Board six years, and previously worked in the private consulting industry.

Matt O'Malley, San Diego Coastkeeper: Matt serves as Waterkeeper and Legal & Policy Director where he protects the waters of San Diego County by utilizing local, state, and national laws and regulations and through community engagement. Prior to joining Coastkeeper, Matt practiced public-interest environmental and land-use law both through his own firm and with Wildlaw, a nonprofit law firm. Having represented a wide array of groups in the federal, state, and local arenas, Matt has worked on issues such as Clean Water Act and NPDES permits and enforcement, water supply, CEQA and NEPA, land-use and growth management, the Endangered Species Act, groundwater and soils remediation, and environmental justice, to name a few. Matt also serves as a Board Member and Legal Committee Chair of the California Coastkeeper Alliance. He is actively licensed to practice law in California, Florida, and Washington.