for the 2016 FOG FORUM in BEND, OR!

The 2016 FOG Forum will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, OR, overlooking the Deschutes River.

Registration is still open for the 2016 FOG Forum to be held in Bend, OR, April 18 and 19, 2016. To register, go to:  REGISTER

FOG Forum
Day 1 Agenda
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
7:30-9:30 a.m.                 Registration
(All sessions and meals will take place in Cascade ABJ.)
8:30-9:30 a.m.                  Breakfast
Welcome to Bend!              Oakley Taylor, City of Bend, OR
"What we have Learned - Death of FOG Urban Myths"
Clayton Brown, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
Andria Swann, Clark Regional Wastewater District, Vancouver, WA
9:30-10:30 a.m.                FOG 101 and Case Studies
Vince Chavez, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45-11:30 a.m.              FOG Ordinance Basics
Oakley Taylor, City of Bend

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    Public Outreach
John Gross, Goldstreet Designs, Bend, OR
12:15 p.m.                       Lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m.                Building Code Officials, Panel
Andy Skinner-Chief Plumbing Inspector, State of OR
John Nielsen-Plumbing Program Chief, ID Division of Building Safety
Dean Simpson-Chief Plumber Cert., WA Plumber Advisory Board
Ed Holmes-Vice Chair, WA Plumber Advisory Board
Moderator: Jed Scheuermann, IAPMO
2:30 p.m.                         BREAK
2:45-3:45 p.m.                Plumbing Code and Pretreatmeent Collaboration
Jed Scheuermann, IAPMO
Dan Parnell, City of Portland, Portland, OR
Moderator: Ed Gilmore, Water Environment Services (WES), Oregon City, OR
3:45-4:45 p.m.                Sizing Grease Removal Devices          
Ken Loucks, Schier Products, Edwardsville, KS
6:30-8:00 p.m.                Networking Dinner

Day 2 Agenda
7:30-9:30 a.m.                 Registration
7:30-9:30 a.m.                 Breakfast
"What is new in Interceptor Technology?"
Matt Kirby, Oldcastle
Ken Loucks, Schier Products, Edwardsville, KS
Andrew Bird, Canplas, Langley, BC, Canada
Stan Woods, Green Turtle/Zurn
Moderator: Vince Chavez, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
9:30 a.m.                         BREAK
9:45-11:00 a.m.               FOG Energy Recovery
Dave Moldal, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland, OR
Dan Garbely, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.          Challenges Setting up a FOG Program
Gary Christiansen, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Ali Dirks, City of Portland, Portland, OR
12:00-1:15 p.m.              Lunch
Round Table Discussions
1:15 p.m.                         BREAK
1:30-2:15 p.m.                "FOG Scout" Preview
Vince Chavez, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, OR
Jim Moomaw, Western States Alliance, Seattle, WA
2:15-3:00 p.m.                Obstacles and Opportunities Working with Municipalities 
Bill Frye, Baker Commodities, Portland, OR
3:00 p.m.                         BREAK
3:15-4:15 p.m.                 Sensor Technologies and Their Application
Rob Abernethy, EcoInsight, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
4:15- 4:30 p.m.               Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Clayton Brown, Clean Water Services

Thanks to our 2016 FOG Forum Sponsor and Vendors!



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 Western States Alliance
Welcome to Western States Alliance (WSA) - a membership organization that helps protect our environment by working with stakeholders to develop and use best practices in managing the fats, oils and grease (FOG) that are typically disposed of in sewage from restaurants and other food service establishments.

Founding members are:
Canby, OR Clark Regional Wastewater District, Vancouver, WA
Clackamas Co., OR Kirkland, WA
Clean Water Services, OR Tacoma, WA
Corvallis, OR

Netarts-Oceanside Sanitary District, OR

Oregon City, OR

Portland, OR
Water Environment Serv., Oregon City, OR
Wilsonville, OR
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