December 5-7, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

2016 Conference Agenda

  

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Tuesday, November 01

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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Oil Spill Response 101 and Exploring the Role of Environmental Research during Response
Room: Room 22/23
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Instructors:
Brad Benggio, Scientific Support Coordinator,
 
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist,
 
Tom Coolbaugh, Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor,
 
Mr. Charlie Henry, Director,
 
Ed Levine, Scientific Support Coordinator,
 
Andy Tirpak, Principal,
 
David Palandro Ph.D., ER&S Advisor,
 
Sherryl Gilbert, Program Manager,
 
Michael Hunt, EM Advisor,

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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Emerging Homeland Security Challenges
Room: Room 20/21
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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 1A: Prevention Strategies
Room: Room 15/16
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Chair:
CDR Zachary H. Pickett, Emergency Preparedness,
Co-Chair:
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist,
Speakers: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a 1,000 Feet of Boom
Abstract
Angie Martin, Vice President,
Co-Author(s):
Ricky Belk, Director of Operations, Heritage Environmental Services
  The Cost of Non-Compliance
Abstract
John K. Carroll III, Associate Managing Director - Compliance Services,
  Oil Spill Preparedness Assurance in a Post-Macondo World
Abstract
Martin Cramer, Principal Consultant,
Co-Author(s):
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia, Oil Spill Response Limited
  It is Time to Apply Our Lessons Learned to the Incident Command System
Abstract
Bradford Benggio, Scientific Support Coordinator,

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 2A: Focusing on a Safety Culture
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Cory Davis, Principal Consultant and Senior Vice President,
Co-Chair:
Val Garner, Vice President - Environmental Health and Safety,
Speakers: Safety Culture and its Impact on Emergency Response- OSRO’s Perspective
Abstract
Steve Pelna, MS, CSP, Vice President,
  API In-Situ Burn Guidance for Safety Officers and Safety and Health Professionals
Abstract
Chris Kuhlman, Ph.D., Project Toxicologist,
  RP 98, Personal Protective Equipment Selection for Oil Spill Responders
Abstract
Val Garner, Vice President - Environmental Health and Safety,

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 3A: Inland Case Studies
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager,
Speakers: Lessons Learned on Inland Spill Risk Assessment and Remediation
Abstract
Hollis Millard, Risk Program Manager,
  In-Situ Burn Post Burn Recovery Analysis - July 14, 2015 Incident
Abstract
Patrick J. Bergeron, President,
Co-Author(s):
Chris Sanfilippo, Environmental Manager - Eastern Division, Texas Petroleum Investment Co.
  Crawleyville, Indiana – April 2016 Response
Abstract
Tim Haley, remove,

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 4A: Dispersants - Recent Scientific Findings
Room: Room 22/23
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Chair:
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager - PTS Emergency Mgmt,
Moderator:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist,
Speakers: Efforts to Address Recent Oil Spill Dispersant Research Challenges
Abstract
Thomas Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor,
Co-Author(s):
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia, Oil Spill Response Limited
  Comparison of Oil Fate and Exposure from a Deep Sea Blowout, With and Without Subsea Dispersant Injection Treatment
Abstract
Deborah French-McCay, Ph.D., Director, Research and Model Development,
Co-Author(s):
Deborah Crowley, Ocean Engineer, RPS
  American Petroleum Institute (API) Research on Subsea Dispersant Injection: Overview of Toxicity and Biodegradation Findings
Abstract
Jonathan E. Naile, Ph.D., Ecotoxicologist,
  American Petroleum Institute (API) Research on Subsea Dispersant Injection Project
Abstract

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3:15 PM 5:00 PM
State and Federal Updates
Room: Ballroom B
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Speakers: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Update
Abstract
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response,
  Texas General Land Office Update
Abstract
Greg Pollock, Sr Deputy Director Coastal Protection,
 
Marty J. Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator,
  Alabama Department of Environmental Management Update
Abstract
Grady Springer, Environmental Scientist Sr./Emergency Response Coordinator,
  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Update
Abstract
Ernie Shirley, Environmental Scientist IV,
  U.S. Coast Guard Update
Abstract
  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Update
Abstract
Bryan Rogers, Acting Chief, Preparedness Verification Branch,
  U.S. EPA Update
Abstract
Ted Walden, OSC,

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5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception - Buccaneer Bash

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Wednesday, November 02

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote
Room: Ballroom B

Speaker: A Shifting Regulatory Environment – How Anticipated Changes Can/Will Impact Industry
Abstract
James Patrick Cooney Esq., CDR. Div. 6, Dist. 8CR,

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9:30 AM 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

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9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 5B: Emerging International Guidance
Room: Room 24
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Chair:
Lawrence D. Malizzi, Senior Manager,
Co-Chair:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist,
Speakers: Worldwide Applicability of Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology
Abstract
  An Update on Federal and Provincial Canadian Spill Response Rules
Abstract
Alan S. Cofman, Attorney,
  Sharpening the Tools in your Response Toolbox
Abstract
Kelly Wilson, Vice President,
  Conducting and Assessing Recent Research Applicability to Dispersant Use Decision-Making
Abstract
Paul Schuler, Director, External Affairs,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 6B: Surveillance - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Kent Harrington, remove - no longer w/company,
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant,
Speakers: The Multiple Roles of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles During a Response
Abstract
David Palandro, ER&S Advisor,
Co-Author(s):
Tim Nedwed, Ph.D., STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Erik DeMicco, Ph.D., EP&R Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  Improving Oil Spill Response by Equipping the National Strike Force with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology
Abstract
Lt. Jesse Harms, NSF Program Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Keith Donohue, Deputy Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
Jeff Vajda, USCG Liaison, DHS Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer
  Updates to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Capabilities for Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations,
Co-Author(s):
Matthew Ziska, CEO, Ziska Unmanned Machines Associates (ZUMA) Inc.

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 1B: Response Communications
Room: Room 15/16
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Chair:
Bradford Benggio, Scientific Support Coordinator,
Co-Chair:
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist,
Speakers: Crisis Management — The Key to Resilience
Abstract
Christina Crue, Vice President, Strategic Advisory Services,
  Communicating and Collaborating with Communities BEFORE a Crisis
Abstract
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director,
  Effective Stakeholder Engagement to Prevent "Information Inversion"
Abstract
Charlie Fisher, Senior Managing Director,
  National Weather Service Support During a Response
Abstract
Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist-in-Charge,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 2B: Joint Coast Guard - Marine Industry Salvage and Marine Firefighting
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Jim Calhoun, Manager, Regulatory Affairs,
Co-Chair:
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
Panelists:
Jonas Lyborg, Sales Manager,
 
Ed Turner, Director, Response Operations,
 
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
 
Jeff Johnson, Training and Response Coordinator,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 3B: Inland Waterway Spill Response Capabilities
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Dominic Winslow, Manager Hazmat Planning,
Co-Chair:
Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr.,
Speakers: Tactical Considerations for Planning and Response to Crude by Rail Emergencies
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management,
  State-of-Art Fastwater Boom Deployment Technologies
Abstract
Cody Harris, President,
  Maintaining Wetland Integrity During Spill Response Activities
Abstract
Sherree Dallyn, Senior Environmental Scientist,
Co-Author(s):
Calvin Murphy, Project Manager, SWAT Consulting Inc.
Joel Block, Project Manager, SWAT Consulting Inc.
  Crude-by-Rail: Inland Waters - Oil Spill Permitting Requirements
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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 4B: Seeking Authorization of Subsea Dispersants
Room: Room 22/23
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Chair:
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant,
Co-Chair:
Pat Peavler, Manager, HSE Management System,
Speakers: API Industry Recommended Subsea Dispersant Monitoring Plan
Abstract
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor,
  Regional Response Team Subsea Dispersant Use Approval Process
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor,
  NOAA's Portion to Authorization for Subsea Dispersants
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., Scientific Support Coordinator,
  Cascading of Resources - Dispersant Supplier
Abstract
James Hanzalik, Vice President,

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12:00 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

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12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Exhibitor Showcase: Eliminating the Ostrich Syndrome: Proactive Risk Management and Corporate Transparency
Room: East Hall
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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 5C: Emerging Policy and Regulatory Trends
Room: Room 24
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Chair:
John Temperilli, Vice President,
Speakers: CFATS - Anti-Terrorism Standards
Abstract
Angela Whittington, Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector,
  MTSA - Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC), Extremely Hazardous Cargoes (EHC) and Harbors of Safe Refuge
Abstract
John Temperilli, Vice President,
  Incident Command System (ICS) Program/Policy, National Incident Management System (NIMS) Refresh, and National Contingency Plan (NCP)/National Response Framework (NRF) Update
Abstract
CDR Valerie A. Boyd, Liaison Officer to FEMA,
  Responder Immunity, PREP, BIMCO Standard Spill Response Contract, and OPA 90 Rail Regulations
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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 6C: Surveillance - Manned Airborne, Satellite, and Fixed Detection
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
David Palandro, Ph.D., ER&S Advisor,
Speakers: Optimized Operational Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing: a Quantitative Approach
Abstract
Alessandro Vagata, Director of Operations,
Co-Author(s):
Guilherme Pinho, CEO, Fototerra
Theo Hengstermann, Business Development and Sales Director, Optimare GmbH
  Oil Spill Detection and Response Using Satellite Imagery
Abstract
Paul Whitaker, Director of Strategy and Partnerships,
  Early Detection as a Tool to Cover the Gap between Prevention and Response for Oil Spills
Abstract
Antonio Perez-Lepe, Ph.D., Business Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Estrella Jara Galan, Business Manager, Indra
Jose Vicente Solano, Account Manager, Repsol
  Infrared Polarimetric Sensing of Oil on Water
Abstract
David Chenault, President,
Co-Author(s):
Justin Vaden, Senior Optical Engineer, Polaris Sensors
Douglas Mitchell, PhD, Research Associate, ExxonMobil

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 1C: Training and Exercises
Room: Room 15/16
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director,
Co-Chair:
Peter Jensen, Emergency Preparedness & Response Advisor (Retired),
Speakers: Reducing the Costs of ICS Drills
Abstract
Kevin Voisin, Chief Operating Officer,
  NAVFAC-SE: Recipe for Effective Oil Spill Response Planning and Preparedness
Abstract
Debra Scholz, Environmental / Preparedness Manager,
Co-Author(s):
JOHN BAXTER, SUPERVISORY ENV ENGINEER, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast
John LaCaze, GIS Consulting, Starlight Creek Consulting LLC
  Invigorating Your Exercises
Abstract
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist,

Prep 2016 Discussion
Panelists:
John Caplis, Emergency Oil Spill Response Coordinator,
 
Jonathan Smith, NPREP Program Manager,
 
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist,
 
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer,

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 2C: Case Studies that Offer a Unique Storyline
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager,
Moderator:
Afton Shelton, Crisis Management Coordinator,
Speakers: Long-Term Restoration Results Following the Octave Bulkline Header Spill Incident
Abstract
Scott Miles, Ph.D., Senior Rersearch Engineer,
  Cliff-Face Remediation Case Study
Abstract
Tom Crosby PG, CEG, CHG, Principal Engineering Geologist,
  Managing a Potentially Explosive Vessel
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., Scientific Support Coordinator,
Co-Author(s):
Nicole Rodriguez, CDR, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
  Differentiating Seep and Spill Oil: A Multiple Line of Evidence Approach
Abstract
Pamela Neubert, Ph.D., Director Marine Science – New England Practice,
Co-Author(s):
Wade Bryant, Senior Scientist, CK Associates LLC
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, CK Associates LLC

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 3C: Emerging Inland Technologies (Dogs & Drones….but don't call them drones!)
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist,
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant,
Speakers: Pipeline Monitoring and Emerging Leak Detection Technologies
Abstract
Edward Owens, Ph.D., President,
  The Benefits and Limitations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and their Application to Inland Oil Spills and Oil Spill Preparedness
Abstract
Blake Robison, HSE Specialist,
Co-Author(s):
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66
  FAA/Regulations and UAV Program Considerations
Abstract
Brian Whiteside, Retired/Remove,

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 4C: Underwater Oil Spill Detection and Recovery
Room: Room 22/23
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Chair:
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
Speakers: 2016 OSRO Guidelines
Abstract
Lt. Brandon Aten, Program Manager,
  APEX 3508-Case Study
Abstract
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command,
  Recovery of Toxic Cargo from a Sunken Tank Barge: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
  Barge MM 46 Response Case Study
Abstract
LCDR Mary Dwyer, Chief of Response,

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3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 5D: Mexico Oil Spill Response Preparedness
Room: Room 24
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Chair:
Speakers: Emerging Regulatory Requirements
Abstract
Ing. Juan Ernesto Lerma Juárez, Director of Quality Assurance, Inspection and Verification of Third-Parties,
  Mexican Association of Oil Companies (AMEXHI) Emergency Response Task Force Efforts
Abstract
David R. Pertuz (on behalf of AMEXHI), Sr. Emergency Response Specialist,
  The Secretariat of the Navy and its Response to Oil Spills and the Application of the National Contingency Plan and MEXUS Plan
Abstract
Capt. Fr. CG DEM Gabriel Fuentes Lizarraga, Director, Protection of the Marine Environment,
Co-Author(s):
Tte. Frag. SIA. Ing. Quim. Manuel Bringas Dorantes, Head of the Department of Control of Equipment for Contingencies, Ministry of the Navy
  MEXUS Preparedness
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor,

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 6D: Emerging Response Technologies
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor,
Speakers: Nanotechnology Approach for Removing Hydrocarbons and Other Contaminants from Wastewater
Abstract
  Enymatic Bioremediation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil Spills
Abstract
Paul W. Sammarco, Professor LUMCON,
Co-Author(s):
Bill Adams, VP Technology - Independent Consultant, Laeo-Stac
Elizabeth Montgomery, Field Biologist, Research Conservation District, Santa Monica Mountains, Laeo-STC
  The Key to Future Response Efficiencies is in Everyone’s Pocket – An Aerial Surveillance App
Abstract
Siân Herrington, Ph.D., Consultant,
Co-Author(s):
Henk Renken, Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Technology Adviser, BP International
Stuart Gair, Director, SpillConsult Ltd
Richard Santner, Technical Authority - Oil Spill Response, BP International
  Mobile Data Collection Tools
Abstract
Kenny Rhame, CIO,

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 1D: Plans and Preplans
Room: Room 15/16
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Chair:
Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Management Professional,
Co-Chair:
Sheri Lin Lamoureux, Marketing Director,
Speakers: Dispersant Stockpiles – Product Selection Considerations, Inventory Management, and Shelf-life Concerns
Abstract
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia,
Co-Author(s):
Tom Coolbaugh, Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  The Next Generation of Planning Standards for Offshore Oil Spill Response
Abstract
John Caplis, Emergency Oil Spill Response Coordinator,
  The Louisiana Geographic Response Plans (LA GRPs)
Abstract
April Tribeck, PSS,
Co-Author(s):
David Gisclair, Technical Assistance Program Director, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Department of Public Safety Services

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 2D: Integrating Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) into a Response
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Greg Minnery, Environmental Scientist,
Speaker: Agency Perspective Incorporating NRDA and Response
Abstract
Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator,
  Data Collection Implications for Damage Assessment
Abstract
Jeff Wakefield Ph.D, Senior Consultant/Principal,
  Expedited Natural Resource Damage Assessments for Small Oil Spills
Abstract
Marty Cramer, Principal Consultant,
Co-Author(s):
Chris Pfeifer, Senior Principal, Cardno

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 3D: Regulatory Impacts on Rail and Pipeline
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director,
Moderator:
Gweneyette Broussard, Sr Pipeline Excellence Advisor,
Speakers: Onshore Pipeline Safety Forum
Abstract
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist,
  New Inland Regulatory Drivers for Industry Oil Spill Plan Development: The Evolving Federal and State-by-State Regulatory Patchwork
Abstract
Colin McWilliams, Director Emergency Response & Planning,
  The Iowa Crude Oil and Biofuels Rail Transportation Study
Abstract
Phillip Webber, Vice President Consulting Services,
  New Tank Car Regulations for Emergency Planning
Abstract
Victoria Lehman, Transportation Regulations Specialist,

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Session 4D: Subsea Dispersants - Monitoring
Room: Room 22/23
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Chair:
Don Costanzo, Software Development Manager,
Co-Chair:
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant,
Speakers: Overview of the Industry Sub Sea Dispersant Injection (SSDI) Monitoring Impetus, Capability and Actions, and Associated Guidance/Standards
Abstract
Samuel Walker, Group Marine Science Expert,
Co-Author(s):
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Occidental Petroleum
  Details on Analytical Parameters and How They Inform the Response Operations
Abstract
Gina M. Coelho Ph.D., Principal Senior Scientist,
  Design, Develop, Deploy: Strategies for Effective Monitoring Programs
Abstract
Jodi Harney, Ph.D., Energy Director | Senior Scientist,
  Future Monitoring Capability and Expectations
Abstract
Arden Ahnell, Senior Managing Scientist,

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4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Poster Session in the Exhibit Hall

Posters: Tactical Planning Process
Abstract
Theodore Camlin, Director, Training and Exercises,
Co-Author(s):
Mark Rea, Project Manager, NJ Resources, Inc
  Smart Detection Concept: An Integrated Solution to Optimized Action in Offshore Emergencies
Abstract
Beatriz Mattos, Safety Engineer,
Co-Author(s):
Carlos Leandro, MSC Oceanographer, Fototerra International
  Side-Scan Sonar for Acoustic Detection and Monitoring of Sunken Oil Spills: A Case Study from the Apex 3508 Incident on the Mississippi River
Abstract
Tim McClinton, Geoscientist,
Co-Author(s):
Gregory Schweitzer, Scientific Support Coordinator, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
Jacqui Michel, President, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
  New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans
Abstract
Thomas P. Festa, Emergency Response Coordinator,
Co-Author(s):
Kirsten Anderson, Engineering Geologist, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Kevin Hale, Chief, Emergency Response Coordination, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Dennis Farrar, Director, Emergency Management Unit, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Kyle Kolwaite, Project Scientist, Ramboll
Scott Stanton, Scientist - 1/GIS Analyst, O'Brien & Gere
Peter Alberti, Consultant, Emergency Response Planning, O'Brien & Gere
  Thermal Isolation of Spills Eases Cleanup on Water and Land
Abstract
Denyse DuBrucq, CEO, Inventor, Chief Trainer,

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4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Opening Night Reception and Poster Session in the Exhibit Hall-Havana Nights

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Thursday, November 03

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Session 6E: Response Research - General
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst,
Speakers: A Common Language: Technology Readiness Levels for the Oil Spill Response Community
Abstract
Alex Ruttenberg, Research Specialist,
  Innovative Oil Spill Recovery Technology Developments
Abstract
Gregory W. Johnson, Ph.D., Sr Program Manager,
  Improved In-Situ Burning (ISB) for Offshore Use
Abstract
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Kurt Hansen, PE, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development
  Determining Discharge Rates from Submerged Oil Leak Jets using ROV Video
Abstract
Franklin Shaffer, Senior Research Engineer,
Co-Author(s):
Ömer Savas, Professor, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Eric Ibarra, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Session 2E: Understanding Incident Complexity: Right Sizing the Response Organization
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager - PTS Emergency Mgmt,
Speakers: Understanding the Complexity of Factors that Affect a Response
Abstract
Ron Cantin, President,
  State Government Expectations for the Response Organization
Abstract
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response,
  Federal Government Expectations for the Response Organization
Abstract
Chris Russell, Federal On Scene Coordinator,
  Keeping the Response Organization Right-Sized throughout the Life of the Response
Abstract
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor,

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Session 3E: Public/Private Collaboration to Enhance Emergency Preparedness
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Bradley Hubbard, Emergnecy Response Specialist,
Co-Chair:
Jeremiah Jeffries, Sr.EHS Specialist-Emergency Response-Global Onshore Assets,
Speakers: Regional Approach to Incident Response
Abstract
Josh Gravenmier, Incident Response and Recovery-Oil &Gas Market Sector Leader,
  Including Local Emergency Responders in an ER Exercise Program
Abstract
Frederick H. Welsh EFO, CFPS, Vice President/Fire Chief,
  Leverage Social Investment Programs to Address Exercise Learnings
Abstract
Gweneyette Broussard, Sr Pipeline Excellence Advisor,

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9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

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9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 5F: Response & Recovery: International Challenges within the GOM & Caribbean Ocean
Room: Room 24
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Chair:
Forest Willis, Incident Manager,
Speakers: The Florida Straits: Environmental Crucible for U.S. - Cuba Deepwater Drilling Spill Planning and Response
Abstract
Lee Hunt, Ph.D., General Partner,
Co-Author(s):
Brian Petty, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP
  Caribbean Regional Response Team
Abstract
Steve Touw, Regional Response Team Coordinator,
  Regional Activity Center (RAC) - The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information & Training Center for the Wider Caribbean (REMPEITC-Caribe) Perspective
Abstract
CDR Keith Donohue, Deputy Sector Commander,
  Overview of Oil and Environmental Issues in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories
Abstract
Stephan Hennig, Counter Pollution & Salvage Officer,
  Cuban Oil Spill Contingency National Plan
Abstract
Raul Rubén Costa Gravalosa, Chief of the Natural and Technological Disasters Mitigation Section,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 6F: Response Research - Geospatial
Room: Room 25
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Chair:
Thomas Tregle, Senior Preparedness Analyst,
Speakers: An Integrated Modeling Approach for Offshore Spill Prevention and Risk Assessment
Abstract
Kelly Rose, Geology-Geospatial Researcher,
  Big Data Approach for Offshore Response and Recovery Efforts
Abstract
Jennifer Bauer, GIS/Geospatial Researcher,
  Geospatial Approaches and Tools Designed for Offshore Oil Spill Planning & Preparedness
Abstract
Lucy Romeo, Geospatial Researcher,
  Response Optimization for Enhanced Community Resilience
Abstract
Jake Nelson, research assistant,
Co-Author(s):
Tony Grubesic, Professor and Director, Arizona State University

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 2F: Understanding the Role of the Responsible Party: From a State and Federal Regulatory Perspective
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Chris Russell, Federal On Scene Coordinator,
Co-Chair:
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response,
Panelists:
Grady Springer, Environmental Scientist Sr./Emergency Response Coordinator,
 
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response,
 
Steve Buschang, Director of Research and Development State Scientific Support Coordinator,
 
Ernie Shirley, Environmental Scientist IV,
 
Karolien Debusschere*, Deputy Coordinator,
 
CDR Randall Brown, Deputy Sector Commander,
 
Chris Russell, Federal On Scene Coordinator,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Session 3F: Common Operating Picture in the Inland Zone
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor,
Co-Chair:
Wayne Hollingsworth, Technical Advisor,
Speakers: GRPs, Habitat Fact Sheets, and Pre-SCAT Mapping for Waterways along Crude-by-Rail Corridors
Abstract
Andrew Graham, Marine Scientist,
Co-Author(s):
Colin Mcwilliams, Director Emergency Response & Planning, Rio Environmental Consultants
Nic Winslow, Manager Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railway
Stephan Gmur, Environmental Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
  Tactical Common Operating Picture (COP) Uses
Abstract
Jeff Berg, Gis/ Tactical Plans Manager,
  Use of Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) by NOAA in support of the USCG on the Western Rivers and Great Lakes
Abstract
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator,

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12:00 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

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12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Exhibitor Showcase: Live Demonstration – Oil Detection Dogs for Shoreline and Pipeline Surveys
Room: East Hall
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1:00 PM 1:05 PM
Prize Giveaway Drawing in the Exhibit Hall

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
Session 2G: Wildlife Issues
Room: Room 18/19
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Chair:
Andy Tirpak, Principal,
Co-Chair:
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director,
Speakers: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Representative to "Level" the Field During Response
Abstract
Barry Forsythe, Ph.D., National Oil Spill Coordinator,
  Rehabilitation Center and Release Data Collection for Oiled Wildlife Response
Abstract
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director,
Co-Author(s):
J. Jill Heatley, DVM MS DABVP (Avian) DACZM, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University
  Field Data Collection for Oiled Wildlife Response
Abstract
Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director,
  Responsible Party and Wildlife
Abstract
Richard Woods, Env Scientist,

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1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Session 3G: Terminals/Tank Farms - Challenges, Security, and Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises (GIUEs)
Room: Room 20/21
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Chair:
Sheri Lin Lamoureux, Marketing Director,
Speakers: Response Planning Challenges for Large, Multi-Facility Organizations
Abstract
Andy McClish, Manager, Regulatory Compliance,
  Key Security Considerations and Response
Abstract
Supervisory Special Agent Philip Scott Thorlin, Squad Supervisor, Joint Terrorism Task Force,
  Overview of EPA’s Facility Response Plan Rule
Abstract
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer,

Panel Discussion - Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE)
Panelists: Agency Expectations
Abstract
Ted Walden, OSC,
  OSRO Perspective
Abstract
Jon Sandora, Area Manager,
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Andy McClish, Manager, Regulatory Compliance,
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Joshua Waldmeier, Environmental Engineer, Southern Terminal Operations,

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