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

2016 Conference Agenda

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Track 1: Planning and Preparedness

Tuesday, November 01

Start Time End Time Information
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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Wednesday, November 02

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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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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, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, 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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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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