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, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
 
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
 
Tom Coolbaugh, Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
 
Mr. Charlie Henry, Director, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division
 
Ed Levine, Scientific Support Coordinator, NOAA/OR&R
 
Andy Tirpak, Principal, A To Sea Environmental
 
David Palandro Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
 
Sherryl Gilbert, Program Manager, USF College of Marine Science
 
Michael Hunt, EM Advisor, Chevron Inc.

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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Emerging Homeland Security Challenges
Room: Room 20/21
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Facilitator:
Joseph Leonard, Jr. MEP, PCP, CEM, CHS-V (CDR, USCG, ret.), Principal Consultant, Penta Consortium, LLC

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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, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
Co-Chair:
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, TransCanada
Speakers: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a 1,000 Feet of Boom
Abstract
Angie Martin, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services
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, Witt O'Brien's
  Oil Spill Preparedness Assurance in a Post-Macondo World
Abstract
Martin Cramer, Principal Emergency Response Consultant, ConocoPhillips
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, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration

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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, CTEH, LLC
Co-Chair:
Val Garner, Vice President - Environmental Health and Safety, SWS Environmental Services
Speakers: Safety Culture and its Impact on Emergency Response- OSRO’s Perspective
Abstract
Steve Pelna, MS, CSP, Vice President, Lewis Environmental
  API In-Situ Burn Guidance for Safety Officers and Safety and Health Professionals
Abstract
Chris Kuhlman, Ph.D., Project Toxicologist, CTEH, LLC
  RP 98, Personal Protective Equipment Selection for Oil Spill Responders
Abstract
Val Garner, Vice President - Environmental Health and Safety, SWS Environmental Services

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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, C - K Associates LLC
Speakers: Lessons Learned on Inland Spill Risk Assessment and Remediation
Abstract
Hollis Millard, Risk Program Manager, C - K Associates LLC
  In-Situ Burn Post Burn Recovery Analysis - July 14, 2015 Incident
Abstract
Patrick J. Bergeron, President, Forefront Emergency Management, LP
Co-Author(s):
Chris Sanfilippo, Environmental Manager - Eastern Division, Texas Petroleum Investment Co.
  Crawleyville, Indiana – April 2016 Response
Abstract
Tim Haley, remove, Marathon Pipe Line

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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, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Moderator:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Speakers: Efforts to Address Recent Oil Spill Dispersant Research Challenges
Abstract
Thomas Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
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, RPS Ocean Science
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, Shell Trading Company
  American Petroleum Institute (API) Research on Subsea Dispersant Injection Project
Abstract
Tim Nedwed Ph.D., STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

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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, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  Texas General Land Office Update
Abstract
Greg Pollock, Sr Deputy Director Coastal Protection, Texas General Land Office
 
Marty J. Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
  Alabama Department of Environmental Management Update
Abstract
Grady Springer, Emergency Response Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Update
Abstract
Ernie Shirley, Environmental Scientist IV, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  U.S. Coast Guard Update
Abstract
Capt. Joseph Loring, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Specialized Capabilities
  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Update
Abstract
Bryan Rogers, OSPD Gulf Section Supervisor, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
  U.S. EPA Update
Abstract
Ted Walden, OSC, Emergency Response, Removal, & Prevention Branch, U.S. EPA Region 4

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

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