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

2016 Session Grid

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Track 1: Planning and Preparedness


Session 1A: Prevention Strategies

Tuesday, November 01 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 15/16
In this session participants will discuss and explore the importance of prevention activities and the incorporation of lessons learned in their emergency response plans.
Chair:
CDR Zachary H. Pickett, Emergency Preparedness,
Co-Chair:
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist,
Speakers: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a 1,000 Feet of Boom
Abstract
Angie Martin, Vice President,
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,
  Oil Spill Preparedness Assurance in a Post-Macondo World
Abstract
Martin Cramer, Principal Consultant,
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,
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Session 1B: Response Communications

Wednesday, November 02 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 15/16
This session will cover some principal issues related to a successful response. Central to this theme is the planning for the dissemination of important information and communications. Information and communications are important from an organizational perspective, a responder perspective, and the public perspective. This session will address components of each.
Chair:
Bradford Benggio, Scientific Support Coordinator,
Co-Chair:
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist,
Speakers: Crisis Management — The Key to Resilience
Abstract
Christina Crue, Vice President, Strategic Advisory Services,
  Communicating and Collaborating with Communities BEFORE a Crisis
Abstract
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director,
  Effective Stakeholder Engagement to Prevent "Information Inversion"
Abstract
Charlie Fisher, Senior Managing Director,
  National Weather Service Support During a Response
Abstract
Brian LaMarre, Meteorologist-in-Charge,
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Session 1C: Training and Exercises

Wednesday, November 02 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 15/16
Our diverse group of speakers will discuss training and exercise standards as well as best practices. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion from a federal perspective on the changing PREP exercise guidelines.
Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director,
Co-Chair:
Peter Jensen, Emergency Preparedness & Response Advisor (Retired),
Speakers: Reducing the Costs of ICS Drills
Abstract
Kevin Voisin, Chief Operating Officer,
  NAVFAC-SE: Recipe for Effective Oil Spill Response Planning and Preparedness
Abstract
Debra Scholz, Environmental / Preparedness Manager,
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,
Panelists:
John Caplis, Emergency Oil Spill Response Coordinator,
 
Jonathan Smith, NPREP Program Manager,
 
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist,
 
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer,
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Session 1D: Plans and Preplans

Wednesday, November 02 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 15/16
This session will cover current and future planning tools, both physical and written for more successful spill response. Included are Geographic Response Plans (GRP’s), environmental tool kits, dispersant stockpile information, and offshore responses.
Chair:
Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Management Professional,
Co-Chair:
Sheri Lin Lamoureux, Marketing Director,
Speakers: Dispersant Stockpiles – Product Selection Considerations, Inventory Management, and Shelf-life Concerns
Abstract
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia,
Co-Author(s):
Tom Coolbaugh, 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,
  The Louisiana Geographic Response Plans (LA GRPs)
Abstract
April Tribeck, PSS,
Co-Author(s):
David Gisclair, Technical Assistance Program Director, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Department of Public Safety Services
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* - This speaker has been invited to speak at CLEAN GULF 2016, but is not yet confirmed.