Deep Dive: Are Regulations Spoiling the Co-Digestion Party?

Can Co-Digestion Projects Survive Developing Air Emissions Regulations? (Part I)

Wednesday, April 18
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Meeting Room 304/305, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Curated

State-driven methane reducing mandates are under development that require the wastewater sector's and local air district's support to achieve them on time. Collaborate with state and regional regulators to determine if your agency can be part of the solution. We strongly encourage participants stay for Parts 1 and 2.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Sarah A. Deslauriers

Engineer
Carollo Engineers

Biography:

Sarah Deslauriers is a licensed professional engineer and has worked for Carollo Engineers for 13 years serving as their Climate Change Services Lead. She serves as the California Association of Sanitation Agency’s Climate Change Program Manager and the Bay Area Biosolids Coalition Program Manager working to achieve their mission of developing a diverse and robust portfolio of beneficial biosolids resource recovery projects. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science, as well as a Master's degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Damian Breen

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer
Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Biography:

Damian Breen - Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Technology
Damian Breen serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the engineering and technology programs at the Air District, including the Engineering and Strategic Incentives Divisions, and the Technology Implementation and Information Technology Offices.
Mr. Breen previously served as the Director of the Strategic Incentives Division, where he oversaw the grants programs targeted by the Air District to reduce diesel particulate matter and health risks at the Port of Oakland. He also worked for 10 years in the Air District’s Compliance and Enforcement Division and previously for Home Savings of America Bank and various environmental consultancy firms in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Breen possesses a wealth of knowledge on national, international, and California regulations pertaining to wastewater, hazardous materials, and air pollution. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the National University of Ireland and a postgraduate diploma in Pollution Assessment and Control from the Irish Institute for Technology.

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Hank Brady

SLCP Implementation Manager
California Environmental Protection Agency

Biography:

Hank Brady is the SB 1383 Manager for the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). In this role he oversees CalRecycle’s efforts to achieve California’s ambitious organic waste recycling targets. Prior to this role Brady worked as the Chief Legislative Consultant for the department. Before Joining CalRecycle, he served as a legislative aide in the California State Assembly and the California State Senate.

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Tung Le

Manager
California Air Resources Board

Biography:

Tung Le is a manager in the Industrial Strategies Division at the California Air Resources Board. In this role, Tung works closely with California’s 35 air districts on issues related to New Source Review and Title V permitting. In addition to his work with the air districts, Tung is responsible for maintaining CARB’s Best Available Control Technology (or BACT) Clearinghouse, as well as continued implementation of CARB’s Landfill Methane Regulation. Tung provides regulatory knowledge and support in CARB’s activities assisting CalRecycle develop its landfill diversion regulation, per the requirements of Senate Bill 1383.

Presentation(s):

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Sarah A. Deslauriers

Engineer
Carollo Engineers

Biography:

Sarah Deslauriers is a licensed professional engineer and has worked for Carollo Engineers for 13 years serving as their Climate Change Services Lead. She serves as the California Association of Sanitation Agency’s Climate Change Program Manager and the Bay Area Biosolids Coalition Program Manager working to achieve their mission of developing a diverse and robust portfolio of beneficial biosolids resource recovery projects. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science, as well as a Master's degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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