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.
To join Western States Alliance, contact John Harland at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOG Forum 2020 – April 1 and 2, 2020, Hood River Inn, OR (Save the Date!)
You are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the 2020 Western States Alliance FOG Forum.
The theme of this year’s conference is Small Communities and Small Dischargers. Presentations on the following suggested topics are encouraged:
- Case studies
- Inspections and Record Keeping
- FOG Data Management
- FOG Program Enforcement
- A small towns approach to combating FOG
- Restaurants perspective of municipal FOG Programs.
- Where the collected FOG really goes
- Innovative policy approaches
- Abatement technologies
- Pumping, collection and disposal of FOG
- Data collection and instrumentation
- Standards and codes
- Other topic that may be of interest to the target audience
The target audience is Municipal managers, supervisors, engineers and technicians, consultants, food and hospitality service providers, pumpers, other service providers and anyone interested in best practices for managing FOG.
Proposals Due: January 15, 2020, earlier proposals will be given preference
Please include: the name and affiliation of the presenter(s), a brief description of the proposed presentation and why the presentation will be of interest to the target audience. Final selections will be made by the program committee.
Email Proposals To: John Harland at John.Harland3@gmail.com
USDA FOG Technical Assistance Trainings
The Western States Alliance, through PPRC, has received a grant from the USDA to provide training to small rural communities in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. These workshops are designed to help develop an effective FOG abatement program and implement best management practices both new and established FOG programs. The presentation developed can be viewed/downloaded here. For more information visit our training page or contact Krysta Thornton. If you have attended a training and did not receive or cannot locate your flash drive, you can now get the resources online.
Previous FOG Forums
Previous FOG Webinar
To view the Fundamentals of FOG Abatement 101 please click on FOG Webinar. The introductory screen was blacked out on the recording, but the slides are view-able once the speakers begin.