Anaheim : Conference to Focus on Hazardous Materials
A three-day conference will be held at the Disneyland Hotel beginning April 29 to provide businesses and governments with the latest information and techniques for storing, using and disposing of hazardous materials.
The main focus of the third annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference (Hazmacon) will be the recently passed Assembly Bill 2185, which requires city and county governments to keep records of all businesses storing, disposing of, or using hazardous materials.
The bill also affects businesses storing or using more than 500 pounds or 55 gallons of hazardous material. These businesses must now file contingency plans with their local government. Such firms include large machine shops, radiator repair shops, film processing studios and dry cleaners, all of which use forms of hazardous materials, conference organizer Terry Bursztynsky said.
The conference will include 100 speakers who expected to discuss the latest information on hazardous materials management, waste disposal, contaminated site restoration and emergency spills, said Bursztynsky, who is also the hazardous materials program manager for the Assn. of Bay Area Governments.
For more information, contact Gloria McGregor at (213) 385-1000.