Gold Rush Chapter Webinar August 14, 2020 - "SB 1383 Part II"

August 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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SB 1383 Implementation Part II

Are you, your team, and your customers prepared to thrive under the implementation and enforcement of SB 1383? There's been a lot going on in the world, but the requirements associated with SB 1383 are real....and approaching quickly. We are happy to present this motivated and knowledgeable group of speakers to talk about the available exemptions and waivers within SB 1383, the importance of accurately forecasting organic material, the new requirements SB 1383 is placing on landfill operations within California processing needs, the progress in reducing regulatory barriers to the siting and permitting of organics recycling facilities, the status of markets for the products generated by organics recycling facilities, as well as key issues to be addressed in obtaining air quality permits in areas not attaining ozone ambient air quality standards.

Topics and Speakers Include

Implementing California SB 1383 Organic Waste Diversion Goals into the 2020s: Permitting Challenges for Required New Capacity  (Yorke - John Koehler)

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Dr. Koehler has 30 years of professional experience as an air quality consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has managed numerous projects involving air quality permitting/compliance, human HRAs, air pollution control technology, and risk of upset for a wide range of facilities, Specifically, for composting, biogas, and other waste diversion and waste management projects, his experience includes air quality task leader for evaluation of two waste diversion projects proposed for the Johnson Canyon Landfill in Salinas and for the City of Los Angeles that featured aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion, and thermal treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW), as well as a site-specific environmental permitting evaluation for a proposed MSW-to-ethanol processing facility in the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD).

SB 1383 Survey of Organics Processing Capacity and Markets  (IWM Consulting - Matt Cotton)
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Matthew Cotton has worked in organics and solid waste management since 1986. He has served as a consultant, educator, researcher, and advocate for new and expanded organics recycling and composting programs in California and beyond. Mr. Cotton has completed hundreds of significant organics projects, including permitting and assisting in the development of some of the major composting facilities in California. In over 30 years of work Mr. Cotton has become a respected resource for all aspects of organics recycling. From providing permitting assistance to new and expanded composting, anaerobic digestion, and chipping & grinding facilities, to providing hands on odor control mitigations at organics processing, digestion, and composting facilities, to conducting important statewide studies of the California organics industry.

Mr. Cotton served on the Board of Directors of the US Composting Council for almost two decades, including three terms as president, and also serves on the Board of Californians Against Waste. He has published research on compost odors, compost use, climate impacts, compostable plastics, and compost facility infrastructure. He is the main author of SWANA’s Managing Composting Programs course, SWANA’s course on Organics Collection; and the organics chapter of the SWANA/CRRA Zero Waste Course. He co-developed and teaches the Foundations of Composting Course and is a lead instructor for the USCC’s Compost Operator Training course.

How to Apply Process Improvement to SB 1383 Compliance Planning (Blue Ridge Services - Neal Bolton)
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Neal Bolton has more than 42 years of experience in the solid waste industry. In 1988, Mr. Bolton formed his own consulting company – Blue Ridge Services. His team provides operational consulting services for a wide range of private and municipal solid waste/recycling facilities, landfills, transfer stations, collections operations, material recovery facilities, and green waste facilities throughout North America and abroad. He is the author of The Handbook

of Landfill Operations and created the industry’s most comprehensive safety training program for transfer stations, landfills, and collections. He and his team have pioneered the use of process improvement tools in the solid waste industry and have broken new ground with the use of drone technology for waste management mapping and planning.


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