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

2016 Conference Agenda

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Track 5: Emerging Trends

Wednesday, November 02

Start Time End Time Information
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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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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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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Thursday, November 03

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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, Senior Consultant for the International Maritime Organization, RAC/REMPEITC Caribe, U. S. Coast Guard
  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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