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

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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, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: A Common Language: Technology Readiness Levels for the Oil Spill Response Community
Abstract
Alex Ruttenberg, Research Specialist, Oil Spill Preparedness Division, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  Innovative Oil Spill Recovery Technology Developments
Abstract
Gregory W. Johnson, Ph.D., Sr Program Manager, Alion Science & Technology
  Improved In-Situ Burning (ISB) for Offshore Use
Abstract
Karen Stone, Engineer - Research Program Manager, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
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, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
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, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Speakers: Understanding the Complexity of Factors that Affect a Response
Abstract
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI
  State Government Expectations for the Response Organization
Abstract
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  Federal Government Expectations for the Response Organization
Abstract
Chris Russell, Federal On Scene Coordinator, US EPA - Region 10
  Keeping the Response Organization Right-Sized throughout the Life of the Response
Abstract
Fred Sparks, Emergency Response Advisor, Chevron

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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, Shell Americas Emergency Management
Co-Chair:
Jeremiah Jeffries, Sr.EHS Specialist-Emergency Response-Global Onshore Assets, Hess Corporation
Speakers: Regional Approach to Incident Response
Abstract
Josh Gravenmier, Incident Response and Recovery-Oil &Gas Market Sector Leader, ARCADIS
  Including Local Emergency Responders in an ER Exercise Program
Abstract
Frederick H. Welsh EFO, CFPS, Vice President/Fire Chief, Industrial Emergency Services LLC
  Leverage Social Investment Programs to Address Exercise Learnings
Abstract
Gweneyette Broussard, Sr Pipeline Excellence Advisor, Shell Pipeline Company LP

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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, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District
Speakers: The Florida Straits: Environmental Crucible for U.S. - Cuba Deepwater Drilling Spill Planning and Response
Abstract
Lee Hunt, Ph.D., General Partner, Hunt Petty LP
Co-Author(s):
Brian Petty, General Partner, Hunt Petty LP
  Caribbean Regional Response Team
Abstract
Steve Touw, Regional Response Team Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 2
  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, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
  Overview of Oil and Environmental Issues in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories
Abstract
Stephan Hennig, Counter Pollution & Salvage Officer, U.K. Maritime & Coast Guard Agency
  Cuban Oil Spill Contingency National Plan
Abstract
Raul Rubén Costa Gravalosa, Chief of the Natural and Technological Disasters Mitigation Section, National Headquarters of Civil Defense

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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, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: An Integrated Modeling Approach for Offshore Spill Prevention and Risk Assessment
Abstract
Kelly Rose, Geology-Geospatial Researcher, U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  Big Data Approach for Offshore Response and Recovery Efforts
Abstract
Jennifer Bauer, GIS/Geospatial Researcher, AECOM - Contractor to US DOE, NETL
  Geospatial Approaches and Tools Designed for Offshore Oil Spill Planning & Preparedness
Abstract
Lucy Romeo, Geospatial Researcher, AECOM - Contractor to US DOE, NETL
  Response Optimization for Enhanced Community Resilience
Abstract
Jake Nelson, research assistant, Arizona State University
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, US EPA - Region 10
Co-Chair:
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Panelists:
Grady Springer, Environmental Scientist Sr./Emergency Response Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
 
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 
Steve Buschang, Director of Research and Development State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
 
Ernie Shirley, Environmental Scientist IV, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
 
Karolien Debusschere*, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
 
CDR Randall Brown, Deputy Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg
 
Chris Russell, Federal On Scene Coordinator, US EPA - Region 10

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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, Chevron
Co-Chair:
Wayne Hollingsworth, Technical Advisor, The Response Group
Speakers: GRPs, Habitat Fact Sheets, and Pre-SCAT Mapping for Waterways along Crude-by-Rail Corridors
Abstract
Andrew Graham, Marine Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Colin Mcwilliams, Director Emergency Response & Planning, Rio Environmental Consultants
Nic Winslow, Manager, Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railroad
Stephan Gmur, Environmental Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
  Tactical Common Operating Picture (COP) Uses
Abstract
Jeff Berg, Gis/ Tactical Plans Manager, The Response Group
  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, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA

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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, A To Sea Environmental
Co-Chair:
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas
Speakers: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Representative to "Level" the Field During Response
Abstract
Barry Forsythe, Ph.D., National Oil Spill Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  Rehabilitation Center and Release Data Collection for Oiled Wildlife Response
Abstract
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas
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, Wildlife Response Services, LLC
  Responsible Party and Wildlife
Abstract
Richard Woods, Env Scientist, ExxonMobil Corporation

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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, Technical Response Planning Corp.- TRP
Speakers: Response Planning Challenges for Large, Multi-Facility Organizations
Abstract
Andy McClish, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, TransMontaigne Operating Company, LP
  Key Security Considerations and Response
Abstract
Supervisory Special Agent Philip Scott Thorlin, Squad Supervisor, Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, Tampa Division
  Overview of EPA’s Facility Response Plan Rule
Abstract
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer, US EPA - Region 10

Panel Discussion - Government Initiated Unannounced Exercise (GIUE)
Panelists: Agency Expectations
Abstract
Ted Walden, OSC, Emergency Response, Removal, & Prevention Branch, U.S. EPA Region 4
  OSRO Perspective
Abstract
Jon Sandora, Area Manager, Cliff Berry, Inc.
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Andy McClish, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, TransMontaigne Operating Company, LP
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Joshua Waldmeier, Environmental Engineer, Southern Terminal Operations, Flint Hills Resources, L.P.

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