Abandoned Well Program - David Von Aspern
David L. Von Aspern, R.E.P.A. No. 249044
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST 3
Sacramento County Environmental Mngt Dept,
Environmental Compliance Div.
Mr. Von Aspern’s duties at the Sacramento County Environmental Compliance Division include serving as the “field lead” on the Abandoned Well Program, review and assessment of contaminated sites for adequate remediation of soil and groundwater, direction of consultants and responsible parties on appropriate steps to take toward site closure status(“no further action” recommended), and protection of human and environmental health. Prior to employment in the County’s Environmental Management Department, Mr. Von Aspern was an owner-associate and departmental director of a Sacramento-based consulting firm, where he and his staff produced upwards of 1000 Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) reports.Mr. Von Aspern obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and he was a Cal-EPA Registered Environmental Assessor 2 prior to DTSC discontinuing that program. Folks may know David from his long-standing fiduciary roles in various non-profit entities, particularly the Groundwater Resources Association of California, of which he is a founding officer.
In 2009, the Environmental Management Department received funding to directly support the Abandoned wells program. Abandoned wells have been documented as posing a hazard to public health, safety, and the environment. The importance of maintaining the integrity and serviceability of wells and pumps is critical to protecting groundwater as a top-level resource in California. Improperly maintained wells may allow flood waters and/or surface contaminant such as fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, coliform bacteria, fuels, hazardous materials, or other wastes to pollute groundwater resources. Wells that have been improperly abandoned or fallen into an unsafe condition pose a threat to public health, safety and the environment. Some larger diameter wells, including hand-dug wells, may become traps for people and livestock or collect trash, debris, and additional constituents. The AWP is being utilized to assess and identify existing abandoned wells in the County. EMD enforces regulations governing abandoned wells through a number of Sacramento County codes. David will describe the County’s approach and challenges to implementing this program. .
Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 - 1:00pm
Details: Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Check in and Networking 11:30am-12:00 noon
GRILLED STEAK SANDWICH
BRIOCHE ROLL, SLICED RIB STEAK, PROVOLONE CHEESE, FRIED TOMATO
FRESH BASIL, ROASTED GARLIC
ROMAINE AND WARM CROUTONS WITH CHICKEN
BUTTERMILK, PARMESAN CHEESE, LOCAL CITRUS SUPREMES
SPRING PEA AND GARLIC RISOTTO
LOCAL SPRING PEAS, GREEN GARLIC, TOASTED ALMONDS, RICOTTA CHEESE
Register by: April 14,2017
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Members: $25 + $0.90 cc fee (Corporate or Individual Membership paid in the last 12 months)
Non Members: $35 + $1.10 cc fee
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