PCB Management & Record-keeping Workshop

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PCB Management & Record-keeping Workshop

PCB Management & Record-keeping Workshop

Date: February 27-28, 2018
  • Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Office, 3025 Harbor Lane North, Suite 400, Plymouth, MN 55447
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MMUA is pleased to offer the 2018 PCB Management & Record-keeping Workshop. This program is one of few available that specifically focuses on the topic of managing PCBs and PCB items.

This program includes active discussion and a variety of real life examples that participants will work through. In addition to our instructor, Mark Pennell, a representative from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be on hand to offer insight and answer questions. Plus, each participant will receive a PCB Management reference manual with numerous sample forms and templates.

This workshop can benefit individuals responsible for PCB management at all levels of experience. Those who have recently been assigned PCB management responsibilities from a predecessor will find the class to be especially helpful.

Space is limited so register today!


Tuesday, February 27

9 - 10 am  Registration

10 - 11 am  Session 1:  Foundational Training for New PCB Program Coordinators

11:15 - 12:15 pm  Session 2:  Clarifying Regulatory Language & Interpretations

12:15 - 1 pm  Lunch

1 - 2:15 pm  Session 3:  Testing for PCBs To Test or Not to Test

2:30 - 3:45 pm  Session 4:  Transformer Replacement, Hauling & Drop-off

4 - 5:30 pm  Session 5:  PCB Storage Options & EPA Notification Requirements  Common Mistakes

Wednesday, February 28

8 - 9:15 am  Session 6:  Disposing of Obsolete Equipment  Selling & Scrapping  Common Mistakes

9:30 - 10:45 am  Session 7:  PCB & Non-PCB Spills  Federal vs. State Regulations

11 - noon  Session 8:  PCB Records and Reporting  Common Mistakes

Who Should Attend?

This school is designed to be a vital resource for PCB program managers to remain aware of changes in EPA and state regulations, interpretations and enforcement priorities. The class is most vital for new/rookie coordinators who are just beginning their education and are in need of comprehensive, plain-English instruction.

About the Instructor

Mark Pennell is founder and President of Regulatory Compliance Services, Inc. (RCS), a PCB management consulting firm based in Springfield, Missouri. RCS specializes in PCB regulatory compliance and risk management and currently provides diagnostic and educational services for approximately 400 electric utilities as well as numerous commercial/industrial facilities throughout the country.

RCS clients include:

  • Xcel Energy
  • City Public Service of San Antonio, TX
  • Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
  • ONCOR Electric Delivery Systems
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Plus, more than 300 small / intermediate-sized municipal and rural utilities throughout the United States

RCS was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of only two firms in the United States that meets the Agency’s internal standards for PCB regulatory compliance education [i.e., 40 CFR Part 761].

Mark interacts directly with all ten EPA regional offices as well as EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and has 30 years of experience in this discipline.


Participants earn hours for attendance and a certificate of achievement will be available online. Participants should watch for an email notification from MMUA.

Registration Fee

$725 per student for members; $825 per student for non-members. All fees increase $50 on February 6, 2018. Deadline to register is February 15, 2018.

Registration fee includes: Tuition, materials and supplies including a PCB Management Reference Manual, lunch on Tuesday, refreshment breaks and attendance certificate.


MMUA will issue a refund, minus a $30 per person processing fee, provided MMUA is notified of the cancellation by 4:30 pm on February 15, 2018. Sorry, no refunds issued for cancellations after February 15.

Hotel Information

Comfort Inn
3000 Harbor Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 763.559.1222
Ask for MMUA's corporate rate—$85 per night plus tax. You must call to get our rate.
More information about the hotel can be found at this link: www.choicehotels.com/minnesota/plymouth/comfort-inn-hotels/mn055

Country Inn & Suites
210 Carlson Parkway North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 763.473.3008
Ask for MMUA's corporate rate—$85 per night plus tax for standard King or 2-Queen; $95-$100 per night plus tax for King Suites.
Use our special link to make reservations online. MMUA's corporate ID is 113714.
More information about the hotel can be found at this link: www.countryinns.com/plymouthmn


By registering for this event I/we authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I/we understand that I/we will not be paid for giving this consent.


If you have questions regarding the program and its content, contact Mike Willetts at mwilletts@mmua.org or phone 612.802.8474.

If you have questions or problems with your registration or reservations, contact Theresa Neddermeyer at tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.

A printable version of the PCB Management & Record-keeping Workshop brochure is also available.


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