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

2016 Conference Agenda

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Track 2: Response

Tuesday, November 01

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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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Wednesday, November 02

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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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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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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 Consultant | Principal, Cardno

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Thursday, November 03

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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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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, Emergency Response Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
 
John Johnson, Director, Office of Emergency Response, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 
Steve Buschang, Director or 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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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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