IEC/OC MEETINGS & EVENTS

Regular Meetings:

Industrial Environmental Coalition of Orange County (IEC/OC) holds lunch meetings generally every other month, beginning in January, to educate members on environmental compliance issues. Our meetings feature top speakers from government and industry. These meetings are a great opportunity to get to know business and government representatives who focus on environmental health and safety issues.  

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2019 Meetings/Events          

  • Jan 24  - Annual Regulatory Update
  • Feb 21 – Blinking Owl Distillery Social Event
  • Mar 21 – Tour TBD
  • Apr 25 – Annual Air Quality Update
  • May 23 – Republic Services Tour
  • June 21 – Safety Fair
  • July 25 - IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Call 9:30a.m. 
  • Aug 22 – OC Water District Tour
  • Sep 26 – Social Event TBD
  • Oct 24 – Speaker TBD
  • Nov 14 – Tour TBD
  • Dec 19 – Holiday Social Event TBD
  • Regulatory Committee Meetings                                              - Quarterly Committee calls/meetings;                                    - Regulatory training - 11/28

                

For information about our events, please contact Vicki Boatman at (657) 210-2432 or send email to vicki.iecoc@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    • 60



    THE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION /
    ORANGE COUNTY

    SEEKS YOUR VOTE FOR 

    IEC/OC 2019 ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Thank you for taking the time to vote for IEC/OC Board of Directors for the next 3-year term (2020-2022). One vote per member company is allowed by your company administrator for your IEC/OC account.

    After you have voted, please sign, date, scan/email to info.iecoc@gmail.com 
    or 
    mail to: 
    Industrial Environmental Coalition of Orange County,
    P.O. Box 61511, Irvine, California 92602

    All votes must be received by December 16, 2019.
    Please VOTE for up to three. 
     
    Write-in candidates’ names welcomed.
    Brief Bios of candidates are in the next page(s).

    □    James Westbrook

    □    Bozena Szeremeta

    □    Brenda Palermo

    □    Hari Gupta

    □    ________________________________ 
                        (write in candidate’s name) 

    Voted by:

    Company Representative Name:  ____________________________

    Member Company Name:  ________________________________       

    Date: _________________

    The IEC/OC Board of Directors appreciates your continued support to IEC/OC. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the Board Elections, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below or Vicki Boatman at 657.210.2432.

    With kind regards,

    D.S.R.K. Srinivas

    Chairman, IEC/OC Election Committee

     

    Bozena Szeremeta is currently serving as Vice President of IEC/OC Board of Directors. For the past few years, she has also been involved with the Membership Committee. It has been Bozena’s privilege to serve on the IEC/OC Board and she would like to continue her involvement with IEC/OC.

    Bozena Szeremeta is currently working as a Director of Environmental Sustainability and Engineering for Applied Medical Resources Corporation in Rancho Santa Margarita.  She is responsible for environmental compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations related to hazardous waste, storm water and wastewater management as well as air emissions.  In addition, she manages the sustainability initiatives and compilation of sustainability data.  She is also overseeing projects involving commissioning and qualification of various utility systems.  Bozena has over 20 years of experience in management and/or performance of projects involving industrial facility closures, soil and groundwater remediation, and underground storage tank closures. She has assisted clients in environmental assessments of commercial and industrial properties related to property transfers, due diligence reviews, and environmental audits. She has MS in Chemical Engineering from Technical University, Rzeszow, Poland. She also has a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager Certificate from Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

    James A. Westbrook is currently serving as President of IEC/OC Board of Directors. He was instrumental in starting the Regulatory Committee and keeping it actively growing with periodic meetings and special programs including Regulatory Training Program offered by IEC/OC to its members in the recent years, which is very popular and well attended by representatives from member companies. In addition, he has also promoted more luncheon and social events of IEC/OC which are not only well attended but appreciated and have been key to increased membership of IEC/OC.

    James Westbrook is a SCAQMD Certified Permitting Professional (CPP) and President of BlueScape Environmental, an air quality and environmental consulting firm based in Southern California. He specializes in developing strategic, cost-effective environmental permitting and compliance strategies designed to achieve client business goals. In the past 30 years, he has managed or completed more than 100 projects for industrial clients located in the Orange County and Los Angeles region, including refineries, oil & gas operations, power plants, chemical plants, Port operations, building materials manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, battery plants, aerospace companies, and electronics manufacturing. He holds a B.S in Atmospheric Sciences from UCLA and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to founding BlueScape in 1997, James worked for Ramboll ENVIRON and Kleinfelder.

    Brenda Palermo is a Professional Engineer (civil) with over 11 years of experience. She has designed stormwater BMPs, prepared drainage studies, designed landfill covers, prepared stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), and post-construction Best Management Practice (BMP) plans including Low Impact Development (LID) Plans, Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plans (SUSMPs). She is a qualified SWPPP developer and practitioner (QSD/QSP) under the Construction General NPDES Permit, and a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP). She has conducted training on sampling and she has also been a co-trainer for the QSD/QSP course. She has designed detention and infiltration basins, hydrodynamic separators, and stormwater conveyance systems. She has produced construction plans for Water-Wastewater infrastructure, Reservoir Dams, and Landfills. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Ambassador for the Society of Women Engineers. Brenda has participated in IECOC meetings and was one of the trainers in the recent EH&S Training that IECOC put on in November 2019.

    Hari Gupta is a Principal Engineer with RPS, a global engineering firm which provides services in the area of environment, energy, and infrastructure. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of California and Washington with 27 years of experience as a remediation engineer, regulatory compliance specialist and project manager who has served in leadership roles for major environmental consulting firms. He has worked with commercial, industrial, and public sector clients delivering environmental and infrastructure engineering services. Mr. Gupta has served on several industry professional associations in a variety of roles from membership chair to program director significantly increasing the value of the association for membership. Mr. Gupta has also served as an instructor at the University of California Irvine in their extension program and likes to teach and mentor industry professionals. His areas of interest include hazardous waste management, stormwater compliance, vapor intrusion, and emerging chemicals and their impact to the subsurface.

    Industrial Environmental Coalition/Orange County     
    P.O. Box 61511Irvine, California 92602 
    Tel: 657.210.2432         Email: info.iecoc@gmail.com          Website: www.iecoc.net

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Past events

10 Dec 2019 IEC/OC HOLIDAY NETWORKING SOCIAL EVENT - Dec. 10, 2019 - THE HOTEL HUNTINGTON BEACH
21 Nov 2019 TRAINING ON ORANGE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS - Nov. 21, 2019
14 Nov 2019 LUNCHEON TOUR OF KINSBURSKY RECYCLING FACILITY - THURS, NOV. 14, 2019
06 Nov 2019 TOUR & NETWORKING - GAMECRAFT BREWING COMPANY
01 Nov 2019 Call for Nominations - IEC/OC Board of Directors Elections
16 Oct 2019 The Southern California Joint Technical Symposium (JTS)
05 Oct 2019 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Announcement
01 Oct 2019 IEA - 35th Annual Environmental Training Symposium & Conference
19 Sep 2019 SCAQMD Board Member Dwight Robinson to Discuss Air Quality/Industry Issues
14 Sep 2019 CUPA Program Survey
29 Aug 2019 DATE CHANGE! NOW AUG. 29TH - Tour OC Groundwater Replenishent System (GWRS)
02 Aug 2019 DTSC Public Workshop August 7, 2019 - IEC/OC Wants Your Input By Aug. 2nd!
25 Jul 2019 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Conference Call July 25, 2019 / 9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m.
21 Jun 2019 IEC/OC INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SYMPOSIUM - PANEL AND LUNCHEON FOLLOWED BY TRAINING SESSION
23 May 2019 IEC/OC - Using Environmental Lawyers - Presentation By Mr. John Van Vlear
25 Apr 2019 IEC/OC 2019 ANNUAL AIR QUALITY UPDATE WITH JUDY YORKE
28 Mar 2019 REPUBLIC SERVICES TOUR AND LUNCHEON
24 Jan 2019 IECOC 2019 ANNUAL REGULATORY UPDATE LUNCHEON
12 Dec 2018 PLEASE VOTE! IEC/OC 2018 ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
05 Dec 2018 IEC/OC 2018 ELECTION NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE NOW CLOSED
05 Dec 2018 IEC/OC HOLIDAY TOUR & NETWORKING - BARLEY FORGE - DEC. 5, 2018
21 Nov 2018 TRAINING ON ORANGE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS - Nov. 9, 2018
15 Nov 2018 EHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - NOV. 15, 2018
30 Oct 2018 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Conference Call October 30, 2018 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
19 Oct 2018 NEW! REVISED Proposed Statewide Storm Water Industrial General Permit Amendment
21 Sep 2018 IEC/OC TOUR OCSD - September 21, 2018
19 Jul 2018 Cal/OSHA "Mock Inspection" - July 19, 2018
28 Jun 2018 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Meeting - June 28, 2018
17 May 2018 Tour of John Wayne Airport - May 17, 2018
03 Apr 2018 IEC/OC REGULATORY MEETING - April 3, 2018 4:00PM
15 Mar 2018 Air Quality Update - March 15, 2018
25 Jan 2018 IEC/OC 2018 Annual Regulatory Update Meeting - Jan. 25, 2018
12 Jan 2018 IEC/OC REGULATORY MEETINg CONFERENCE CALL - JAN 12, 2018 11AM
24 Oct 2017 IEC/OC REGULATORY MEETING - OCT. 24, 2017 8:30 AM
19 Oct 2017 OCTOBER IEC/OC NETWORKING EVENT - Newport Harbor Cruise/Happy Hour - Understanding Stormwater Outfalls
21 Sep 2017 IEC/OC FACILITY TOUR - APPLIED MEDICAL - Sept. 21, 2017
24 Aug 2017 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Breakout Call - Aug 24, 2017
20 Jul 2017 2017 Industrial General Permit Update - Level 2, TMDLs and BMPs
28 Jun 2017 IEC/OC Regulatory Committee Kickoff Event June 28. 2017
18 May 2017 2017 Air Quality Update
16 Mar 2017 CalRecycle Update
19 Jan 2017 2017 ANNUAL REGULATORY UPDATE MEETING
19 Oct 2016 Tour of Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc. (KBI)
21 Jul 2016 AIR QUALITY UPDATE
19 May 2016 STORM WATER ANNUAL REPORTING & SWPPP UPDATE
17 Mar 2016 ARB MOBILE SOURCE COMPLIANCE UPDATE
21 Jan 2016 2016 Annual Agency Regulatory Update
18 Nov 2015 How to Properly Store/Arrange Your Hazardous Materials to Minimize Risk and Potential Spills.
17 Sep 2015 SB14 Hazardous Waste Management, Source Reduction Plans & Progress Reports
16 Jul 2015 Annual Air Quality Update
21 May 2015 Stormwater: New Industrial General Permit
19 Mar 2015 California Drought: Impact, Forecast, and Planning
22 Jan 2015 Annual Regulatory Update Meeting
20 Nov 2014 Emergency Preparedness - Earthquake, Fire, Medical Emergency, Chemical Emergency, Acts of Terrorism - Are You Prepared?
18 Sep 2014 GHG Cap-and-Trade Updates and SCAQMD RECLAIM/ERC Markets
17 Jul 2014 Annual Air Quality Issues Presentation
15 May 2014 DTSC Update on Industrial Site Cleanups and Closures
23 Jan 2014 Annual Regulatory Agency Updates
21 Nov 2013 General Industrial STORM WATER Permit Current vs. New Draft
16 May 2013 Top 10 Agency Violations in Air, Water & Waste
21 Mar 2013 Big Changes to Hazard Communication

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