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

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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, Royston Rayzor

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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, Sr. Manager, OBG Part of Ramboll
Co-Chair:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist, Shell Projects & Technology
Speakers: Worldwide Applicability of Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology
Abstract
Tim Nedwed, Ph.D., STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
  An Update on Federal and Provincial Canadian Spill Response Rules
Abstract
Alan S. Cofman, Attorney, Fernandes Hearn LLP
  Sharpening the Tools in your Response Toolbox
Abstract
Kelly Wilson, Vice President, CTEH RM
  Conducting and Assessing Recent Research Applicability to Dispersant Use Decision-Making
Abstract
Paul Schuler, Director, External Affairs, Oil Spill Response Limited

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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, O'Brien's Response Management
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66
Speakers: The Multiple Roles of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles During a Response
Abstract
David Palandro, ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
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, U. S. Coast Guard
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Keith Donohue, Senior Consultant for the International Maritime Organization, RAC/REMPEITC Caribe, U. S. Coast Guard
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, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services
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, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
Co-Chair:
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
Speakers: Crisis Management — The Key to Resilience
Abstract
Christina Crue, Vice President, Strategic Advisory Services, Witt O'Brien's
  Communicating and Collaborating with Communities BEFORE a Crisis
Abstract
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
  Effective Stakeholder Engagement to Prevent "Information Inversion"
Abstract
Charlie Fisher, Senior Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
  National Weather Service Support During a Response
Abstract
Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist-in-Charge, NOAA NWS Tampa Bay Area

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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, T&T Salvage, LLC
Co-Chair:
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association/Teichman Group
Panelists:
Jonas Lyborg, Sales Manager, NSB-USA, LLC
 
Ed Turner, Director - Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's
 
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association/Teichman Group
 
Jeff Johnson, Training and Response Coordinator, Resolve Marine Group

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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, BNSF Railroad
Co-Chair:
Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr., National Response Corporation (NRC)
Speakers: Tactical Considerations for Planning and Response to Crude by Rail Emergencies
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
  State-of-Art Fastwater Boom Deployment Technologies
Abstract
Cody Harris, President, Whitewater Rescue Institute (WRI)
  Maintaining Wetland Integrity During Spill Response Activities
Abstract
Sherree Dallyn, Senior Environmental Scientist, SWAT Consulting Inc.
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
Abstract
James Holland, CEO, Pinnacle Engineering, Inc.

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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, HWCG & Independent Consultant
Co-Chair:
Pat Peavler, Manager, HSE Management System, TOTAL E&P USA, INC.
Speakers: API Industry Recommended Subsea Dispersant Monitoring Plan
Abstract
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  Regional Response Team Subsea Dispersant Use Approval Process
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
  NOAA's Portion to Authorization for Subsea Dispersants
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., SSC, NOAA/NOS/ORR/ERD
  Cascading of Resources - Dispersant Supplier
Abstract
James Hanzalik, Vice President, Clean Gulf Associates

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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, VP Disaster Response & Sales, KSolv, Garner, OMI
Speakers: CFATS - Anti-Terrorism Standards
Abstract
Angela Whittington, Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  MTSA - Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC), Extremely Hazardous Cargoes (EHC) and Harbors of Safe Refuge
Abstract
John Temperilli, VP Disaster Response & Sales, KSolv, Garner, OMI
  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, U.S. Coast Guard
  Responder Immunity, PREP, BIMCO Standard Spill Response Contract, and OPA 90 Rail Regulations
Abstract
Steven Candito, CEO, Foresea

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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, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Optimized Operational Airborne Oil Spill Remote Sensing: a Quantitative Approach
Abstract
Alessandro Vagata, Director of Operations, Fototerra
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, KSAT - Kongsberg Satellite Services
  Early Detection as a Tool to Cover the Gap between Prevention and Response for Oil Spills
Abstract
Antonio Perez-Lepe, Ph.D., Business Manager, Repsol
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, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Justin Vaden, Senior Optical Engineer, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
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, Witt O'Brien's
Co-Chair:
Peter Jensen, Emergency Preparedness & Response Advisor (Retired), ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Reducing the Costs of ICS Drills
Abstract
Kevin Voisin, Chief Operating Officer, Forefront Emergency Management
  NAVFAC-SE: Recipe for Effective Oil Spill Response Planning and Preparedness
Abstract
Debra Scholz, Environmental / Preparedness Manager, Scientific and Environmental Associates, Inc.
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, Crisis Management Lead, TransCanada

Prep 2016 Discussion
Panelists:
John Caplis, Emergency Oil Spill Response Coordinator, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Spill Preparedness Division
 
Jonathan Smith, NPREP Program Manager, U. S. Coast Guard
 
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
 
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer, US EPA - Region 10

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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, C - K Associates LLC
Moderator:
Afton Shelton, Crisis Management Coordinator, Plains All American
Speakers: Long-Term Restoration Results Following the Octave Bulkline Header Spill Incident
Abstract
Scott Miles, Ph.D., Senior Rersearch Engineer, Louisiana State University
  Cliff-Face Remediation Case Study
Abstract
Tom Crosby PG, CEG, CHG, Principal Engineering Geologist, Stantec
  Managing a Potentially Explosive Vessel
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., SSC, NOAA/NOS/ORR/ERD
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, AECOM
Co-Author(s):
Wade Bryant, Senior Scientist, C - K Associates LLC
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, C - K 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, Emergency Response Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
Co-Chair:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66
Speakers: Pipeline Monitoring and Emerging Leak Detection Technologies
Abstract
Edward Owens, Ph.D., President, Owens Coastal Consultants
  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, Phillips 66
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, Drone Complier

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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, American Salvage Association/Teichman Group
Speakers: 2016 OSRO Guidelines
Abstract
Lt. Brandon Aten, Program Manager, U. S. Coast Guard
  APEX 3508-Case Study
Abstract
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command, U. S. Coast Guard
  Recovery of Toxic Cargo from a Sunken Tank Barge: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association/Teichman Group
  Barge MM 46 Response Case Study
Abstract
LCDR Mary Dwyer, Chief of Response, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River

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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:
David R. Pertuz (on behalf of the Mexican Association of Oil Companies (AMEXHI), Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Speakers: Emerging Regulatory Requirements
Abstract
Ing. Juan Ernesto Lerma Juárez, Director of Quality Assurance, Inspection and Verification of Third-Parties, National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector Mexico (ASEA)
  Mexican Association of Oil Companies (AMEXHI) Emergency Response Task Force Efforts
Abstract
David R. Pertuz (on behalf of AMEXHI), Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
  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, Ministry of the Navy
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, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

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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, Chevron
Speakers: Nanotechnology Approach for Removing Hydrocarbons and Other Contaminants from Wastewater
Abstract
Salvatore Gaglio, CEO, Red Lion Chem Tech LLC
  Enymatic Bioremediation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil Spills
Abstract
Paul W. Sammarco, Professor LUMCON, LUMCON/Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO)
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, SpillConsult Ltd
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, The Response Group

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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 Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Co., LP
Co-Chair:
Sheri Lin Lamoureux, Marketing Director, Technical Response Planning Corp.- TRP
Speakers: Dispersant Stockpiles – Product Selection Considerations, Inventory Management, and Shelf-life Concerns
Abstract
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia, Oil Spill Response Limited
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, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Spill Preparedness Division
  The Louisiana Geographic Response Plans (LA GRPs)
Abstract
April Tribeck, PSS, U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans
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, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Speaker: Agency Perspective Incorporating NRDA and Response
Abstract
Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
  Data Collection Implications for Damage Assessment
Abstract
Jeff Wakefield Ph.D, Senior Consultant/Principal, Cardno
  Expedited Natural Resource Damage Assessments for Small Oil Spills
Abstract
Marty Cramer, Principal Emergency Response Consultant, ConocoPhillips
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, Witt O'Brien's
Moderator:
Gweneyette Broussard, Sr Pipeline Excellence Advisor, Shell Pipeline Company LP
Speakers: Onshore Pipeline Safety Forum
Abstract
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
  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, Rio Environmental Consultants
  The Iowa Crude Oil and Biofuels Rail Transportation Study
Abstract
Phillip Webber, Vice President Consulting Services, Witt O'Brien's
  New Tank Car Regulations for Emergency Planning
Abstract
Victoria Lehman, Transportation Regulations Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA

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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, RPS Ocean Science
Co-Chair:
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant, HWCG & Independent 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, BP Oil Co
Co-Author(s):
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  Details on Analytical Parameters and How They Inform the Response Operations
Abstract
Gina M. Coelho Ph.D., Principal Senior Scientist, Sponson Group Inc.
  Design, Develop, Deploy: Strategies for Effective Monitoring Programs
Abstract
Jodi Harney, Ph.D., Energy Director | Senior Scientist, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
  Future Monitoring Capability and Expectations
Abstract
Arden Ahnell, Senior Managing Scientist, EXPONENT

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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, NJ Resources, Inc.
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, Fototerra Internacional
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, David Evans and Associates, Inc.
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, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
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, OBG Part of 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, CryoRain Inc.

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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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