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NES Presenting Virtually at 2022 Cal CUPA Conference

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NES Returns to the 2022 Cal CUPA Conference

NES is honored to once again be a part of the 2022 Annual Cal CUPA Conference. This will be the 24th anniversary of the event, and the theme this year is “Together Towards Tomorrow.” Like last year’s event, this conference will be held virtually due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 Cal CUPA Conference would be held entirely virtually, from March 22 to March 31, 2022.

As a nationally recognized environmental, health & safety leader, NES continues to cultivate a productive relationship with the California CUPA Forum and has been invited to deliver presentations and convey valuable, insightful industry experience at the annual California CUPA Conference for over a decade.

NES is proud to present three training programs over this year’s virtual California CUPA Conference. Two sessions of our popular Basics of Hazardous Waste Training for Industry will be available for all interested parties to register for, while one session of Employee Training Requirements will be available exclusively for conference attendees.

Scroll down for a schedule of our 2022 Cal CUPA Conference programs and to view past conference training videos featuring Jerry Bucklin and Steve Reichow.

The virtual conference will allow participants to attend sessions, meet & greets, and trainings from the comfort and safety of their own homes or workplaces. 

NES & CUPA Services: An Enduring Relationship

NES has been invited to deliver training programs and sit as panelists at the annual Cal CUPA Conference each year for over a decade. This extended relationship stems from NES’ long history of providing high-quality environmental, health & safety training on behalf of California CUPAs. Some of our popular CUPA training programs include:

  • SPCC Plans for APSA Sites
  • Universal Waste Management
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plans / CERS
  • DOT & Hazardous Waste Manifest
  • Basic Hazardous Waste Management
  • Advanced Hazardous Waste Management

We are contracted with select CUPAs throughout California to deliver training services to regulated businesses within their respective jurisdictions, and State (DTSC) and local (CUPA) inspectors routinely attend our open enrollment OSHA and hazardous waste management training programs.

Additionally, NES has crafted a series of informational pieces that detail the Unified Program – an ensemble of the six environmental programs that are overseen by CalEPA and implemented through Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs). See the links below to each part of our CUPA blog series, as well as a link to last year’s 2021 Cal CUPA Conference blog piece.

2022 Cal CUPA Conference Panels

In keeping with previous years, NES will be presenting hazardous waste training during this year’s conference. Due to the virtual nature of the 2022 conference, these training sessions will be presented as live, instructor-led webinars. NES has been providing many live webinars as our clients’ needs changed during the pandemic. Our instructors are confident in their abilities to provide the same high-quality training during this year’s virtual conference.

Those interested in attending this year’s free training sessions can find out more by visiting the 2022 Cal CUPA Conference Free Industry Training Sessions webpage, and can fill out their registration form by visiting the NES 2022 CUPA Registration Form webpage.

Basics of Hazardous Waste Training

Dates & Times:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Steve Reichow, NES


This introductory program will provide hazardous waste generators an overview of California’s hazardous waste regulations. In addition to an explanation of inspections and enforcement of regulations, the program will also cover determining generator status (LQG, SQG, or VSQG), RCRA vs. non-RCRA waste, container and tank management requirements, and an overview of the manifest system.


Employee Training Requirements

Date & Time:

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Steve Reichow, NES


This program is exclusive to 2022 Cal CUPA Conference attendees. Conference attendees will receive more information about this exclusive training while the conference is in session. We encourage anyone interested in attending this program to consider registering for the conference via the 2022 Cal CUPA Conference webpage.

As a premium sponsor of the 2022 Cal CUPA Conference, NES continues our long-standing tradition of supporting this valuable resource for environmental, health & safety professionals.

Where to Find More 2022 Cal CUPA Conference Information

Interested parties can find more information about presentations at the California CUPA Forum website. In addition to presenting, NES will be available at our virtual booth during the conference. Attendees will be able to chat with exhibitors, meet with other attendees, and access special promotional material via our virtual booth. We hope to “see” you there!


Jerry Bucklin, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference



Jerry Bucklin, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference



Steve Reichow, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference