Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association 2013
Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association
Important FIPA Links
Who We Are
2014 Fall Classes & Workshop
October 21-24, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida (at JEA)
All courses and workshop will be held at:
JEA, 21 W. Church St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association
(FIPA) is an organization for individuals who
work in and/or are associated within the
Industrial Pretreatment (IP) profession .
The FIPA Advantage
For hotel reservations at the Crown
Plaza. Call 888-233-9527 by 10/1/14 (and mention FIPA) or go to the following
weblink to get this special $93 rate.
FIPA 2014 Fall Workshop Agenda
Advanced Local Limits Development Course Agenda Fall 2014
PRETREAT A Course Agenda Fall 2014
PRETREAT B Course Agenda Fall 2014
PRETREAT C Course Agenda Fall 2014
FOG II Course Agenda Fall 2014
FOG I Course Agenda Fall 2014
FIPA FALL FLYER WORKSHOP CLASSES
FIPA Course Application Fall 2014
FIPA FALL 2014 FLYER EVENTS
FIPA Workshop Registration Fall 2014
Directions & Map to FIPA Fall 2014 Field Trip
HURRY AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS! The deadline for reserving your room at the reduced rate is this Friday (October 10) at midnight! The $93.00 per night is good for the weekend prior and following the
training classes and workshop. This rate includes free self-parking, Wi-Fi and 1 - $16 breakfast buffet voucher.
Click on the link below to make your reservation TODAY!
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=11674518 FIPA Membership, I would like to thank those who have already registered for the workshop and classes and give a
nudge to those procrastinators in the crowd to get your registrations in! We have a great agenda of speakers,
outstanding venues & events and a group of eager instructors who can’t wait to get you in their classrooms to share
their knowledge and experience... In looking at the agenda you will find several of our regulators listed who will be
providing topical updates to our various programs including EPA Region IV – David Phillips discussing recent
developments in the dental pretreatment standards and other regulatory changes on the horizon, FDEP Pretreatment
Coordinator Greg Brown discussing program updates at the state level, and Florida Building Commission – Master
Plumber Commissioner Frederick Schilling discussing proposed changes to the Florida Plumbing Code Chapter 10,
Traps, interceptors and Separators. All of these topics are key factors in the day to day administration and operation of
our respective programs. As such I highly recommend your attendance.
Also, Randy Greer has worked extremely hard over a period of years to collect the information needed to help us
obtain 501 C3 status. I feel this status will benefit our organization greatly not only by providing the tax exempt status,
but also by providing the potential to obtain grants. I believe this could be huge. As an example, there could be a
potential to receive funding to pursue a statewide branding and a campaign for our Cooking Oil Recycling Effort
(CORE) along with other mutually beneficial programs. The final step in this process is to vote on an “Articles of
Amendment of Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association” drafted to bring this change to fruition. In order to
incorporate this status, the FIPA membership needs to adopt it with a vote representing a 2/3 quorum of our total
membership. We hope to achieve this during the business portion of this workshop so we need as many members in
attendance as possible. Lastly, we would like to reinvigorate the CORE program and are looking for more people with an interest in residential
grease to join the working committee. This is a problem that affects us all and could potentially expand FIPA
membership by attracting representation from smaller jurisdictions who may not have a full-on industrial pretreatment
program but have issues with grease just like the rest of us. Please contact me if you have interest in joining this
committee or would like to nominate someone. This is a great professional development opportunity for those
interested in becoming more active in the organization and broadening your horizons.
Hope to see you soon!
Gary Christiansen, President Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association