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Tuesday, June 27

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7:30 AM 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast and Tabletop Exhibits
Room: Medallion Foyer

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9:00 AM 9:10 AM
CLEAN WATERWAYS Welcome
Room: Medallion A/B

Speakers:
Jim Webster Ph.D., Branch Chief, Federal On-Scene Coordinator,
 
Capt. Michael Zamperini, Sector Commander,

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9:10 AM 10:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Patchwork of Spill Planning and Response in the Inland Waterways Environment
Room: Medallion A/B
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Co-Chairs:
Melissa Farrington, Technical Environmental Specialist,
 
Brian House, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Panelists:
David Lehman, Emergency Support & Security,
 
Art Smith, On-Scene Coordinator,
 
Robert Francis, Manager,
 
Pam Haverkos, Director,
 
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command,

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10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break and Tabletop Exhibits
Room: Medallion Foyer

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Chemical and Hazardous Materials Case Studies
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Timothy Stuppy, Owner,
Co-Chair:
Speakers: Brownsville, Minnesota Upper Mississippi River Derailment
Abstract
Dale Buckholtz, System Manager, Emergency Response,
  Elk River Freedom Industries 2014 Chemical Spill
Abstract
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager,
  Argo, a 78 Year-Old Sunken Barge, the Collaborative Effort for the 2013 Lake Erie Response
Abstract
Dale Farmer, On-Scene Coordinator,
Co-Author(s):
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command, U. S. Coast Guard

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Non-Floating Oil Detection - Response and Case Studies
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
Co-Chair:
Greg Powell, Environmental Scientist,
Speakers: Detection and Recovery of Non-Floating Oil: New Rules and Procedures
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
  Responding to Sunken Oils: The American Petroleum Institute Technical Report and Operational Guide
Abstract
Jacqueline Michel Ph.D., President,
Co-Author(s):
Jim Elliott, President/COO, American Salvage Association
Mark Ploen, VP, QualiTech Environmental
  North Saskatchewan River Heavy Oil Spill of 2016: Oil Behaviors and Fates
Abstract
Bruce Paul Hollebone, Ph.D., A/Head Oil Research Laboratory,
Co-Author(s):
Fatemeh Mirnaghi, Chemist, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
Ben Fieldhouse, Program Manager, Alternative Response Measures, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
Patrick Lambert, Head, Field Work and Response Unit, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
  Comparison of Two Sunken Slurry Oil Cases on the Lower Mississippi River
Abstract
LCDR Mary Dwyer, Chief of Response,
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA

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12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Lunch
Room: Mezzanine Ballroom

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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
The Role of the First Responder
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Bobby Breed, Vice President,
Moderator:
Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr.,
Speakers: Response Capabilities of the Fire Department and Lessons Learned
Abstract
John Temperilli, Vice President,
  Regional Considerations for Emergency Management Agencies (EMA) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Abstract
Pam Haverkos, Director,
  Overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1952: Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
API's Recommended Practice for Onshore Liquid Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Stephen Lloyd, Manager, Emergency Response,
Speakers: A Responsible Party (RP) Case Study
Abstract
Jeff Titus, Manager, Process Safety Management and Emergency Response,
  Where the Responsible Party (RP) Challenges Industry
Abstract
Stephen Lloyd, Manager, Emergency Response,
  A Management System Approach
Abstract
Deanne Clarke, Emergency Management Systems Specialist,
Panelist: Panelist only
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management,

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2:30 PM 3:00 PM
Networking Break and Tabletop Exhibits
Room: Medallion Foyer

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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
Are you Secure? Challenges Facing your Organization in Today's World
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Robert Francis, Manager,
Co-Chair:
Grady Springer, Environmental Scientist Sr./Emergency Response Coordinator,
Speakers: Infrastructure Security Compliance
Abstract
William Deas, Compliance, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division,
  Critical Infrastructure Overview and Security Tools
Abstract
Kayla Matola, Critical Infrastructure Analyst,
Co-Author(s):
Gregory Howard, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  Cyber Security Threats to Industry and Infrastructure
Abstract
  Maritime Critical Infrastructure Protection
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James S. Armstrong, Port Security Specialist,

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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
Health and Safety - Protecting Employees During a Response
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Amie Greiner, Corporate Process & Personal Safety Manager,
Co-Chair:
Jim Gould, Vice President,
Speakers: Using Air Dispersion Modeling to Evaluate Inhalation Exposures to Crude Oil
Abstract
  OSHA's Roles and Activities in Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers during Disaster Response
Abstract
Young Wheeler, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist,
  Safety, Health, and Response Considerations at Large Scale Cleanups of Highly Flammable Oils
Abstract
Chuck Berry, Federal On-Scene Coodinator,
Co-Author(s):
Kevin Eichinger, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Emergency Response, Removal and Prevention Branch
Jordan Garrard, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Emergency Response, Removal and Prevention Branch

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4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Opening Night Reception
Room: Medallion Foyer

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Wednesday, June 28

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7:30 AM 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast and Tabletop Exhibits
Room: Medallion Foyer

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Specific Techniques for River Response and Recovery
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Elliott Taylor, Ph.D., Principal & Sr. Scientist,
Co-Chair:
Adam Finchum, Health & Safety Manager,
Speakers: Fast Water Response Strategies and Tactics
Abstract
Cody Harris, President,
Co-Author(s):
Nic Winslow, Manager Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railway
  Lessons Learned for the Assessment of Oil Spills on Inland River Shorelines
Abstract
Bruce Hollebone, Ph.D., A/Head Oil Research Laboratory,
Co-Author(s):
Sonia Laforest, Shoreline Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
Michael Goldthorp, Chemist, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
Patrick Lambert, Head, Field Work and Response Unit, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
  Utilization of Oil Detection Canines on Inland Waterway Spills
Abstract
Paul Bunker, Director,
  Determining Appropriate Remediation Strategies Following an Unplanned Release
Abstract
Justin Lehoux, Manager - Emergency Spill Response Team,
Co-Author(s):
Heather Arstad, Spill Consultant, North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Training and Exercise Program Development and Improvements
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Arthur Haskins, Supervisor Emergency Response,
Speakers: Effective Multi-Year Progressive Exercise Plan
Abstract
Katy Mays, Emergency Response & Security Coordinator,
  Coordinating and Developing an Effective Winter Oil Response Training Program
Abstract
Arthur Haskins, Supervisor Emergency Response,
  Incident Command System (ICS) School Training
Abstract
Greg Carter, Supervisor Emergency Preparedness,

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9:30 AM 10:15 AM
Networking Break and Tabletop Exhibits
Room: Medallion Foyer

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10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Incident Command - Who's in Charge of What?
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Joseph McCann, Manager, Hazardous Materials,
Co-Chair:
Eric Zimmer, CEO,
Speakers: An Outline of the Roles and Expectations of a Federal On-Scene Coordinator
Abstract
Art Smith, On-Scene Coordinator,
  Overview of an Incident Management Team from a Responsible Party Perspective
Abstract
Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Management Professional,
  Performance, Practice and Politics in a High-Profile Response - Case Study from a FEMA Type I Unit Train Derailment
Abstract
John Temperilli, Vice President,

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10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Innovative Oil Spill Response Technologies
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Craig Fortenbery, Manager,
Co-Chair:
James Shuler, Emergency Response Manager,
Speakers: Environmental Monitoring During an Inland Waterways Response
Abstract
Kyle Lawrence, Environmental Scientist,
Co-Author(s):
Robert Wilkinson, CHMM, Consultant, CTEH, LLC
  Infrared Polarimetric Sensing of Oil and Diesel on Water
Abstract
Justin Vaden, Senior Optical Engineer,
Co-Author(s):
David Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies
  Handheld Technology and Field Deployment
Abstract
Donald P. Smith, Enforcement Officer,
  Induced Polarization - A Powerful Tool in the Effort to Detect, Manage and Recover Group-5 Oils and other Contaminants
Abstract
Jeff Wynn, Ph.D., Research Geophysicist,
Co-Author(s):
Herbert Barrow, Senior Associate, Williamson & Associates

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11:45 AM 12:45 PM
Lunch
Room: Mezzanine Ballroom

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12:45 PM 2:15 PM
Planning and Preparedness - Part 1
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command,
Speakers: The Guardians of the Interior: Bolstering Inland Oil Spill Response Capability
Abstract
Allison O'Brien, Regional Environmental Officer,
Co-Author(s):
Phillip Johnson, Regional Environmental Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior
David Behler, Team Leader - Resource Protection, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (RPPRR) Team, U.S. Department of the Interior
Anthony Velasco, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDOI - Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment
  Getting the Most Out of Your Interagency Committees
Abstract
Joseph Leonard, Principal Consultant,
  Pre- and Post-Spill River Mapping and Segmentation: Recent Lesson Learned
Abstract
Elliott Taylor Ph.D., Principal & Sr. Scientist,
Co-Author(s):
Edward Owens Ph.D., President, Owens Coastal Consultants
  Rivers Sub-Area Planning Efforts" to "Inland Oil Spill Contingency Planning
Abstract
Heath Smith, Federal On-Scene Coordinator,

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12:45 PM 2:15 PM
Communication and Coordination
Room: Medallion A/B
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Chair:
Ronné Adkins Ph.D., Regional Director of External Affairs,
Co-Chair:
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager,
Speakers: U.S. Coast Guard Perspective
Abstract
CPO Mariana O'Leary, Chief Petty Officer,
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Lisa Wheeler Jenkins, Public Affairs Manager,
  Social Media Crisis Communication
Abstract
Elizabeth Hart, Public Information Officer,

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2:30 PM 4:00 PM
Planning and Preparedness - Part 2
Room: Medallion D
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Chair:
Cory Davis, Principal Consultant and Senior Vice President,
Speakers: BNSF's Upper Mississippi River Geographical Response Plan (GRP)
Abstract
Jim Holland, CEO,
Co-Author(s):
Nic Winslow, Manager Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railway
  Upper Mississippi River Poll-focused Spill Response Planning
Abstract
Michael Robinson, Mapping and Planning Specialist,
  New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans: A Multi-Stakeholder Effort
Abstract
V. Lyle Trumbull Ph.D., Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Kevin Hale, Chief, Emergency Response Coordination, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Kirsten Anderson, Engineering Geologist, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Kyle Kolwaite, Project Scientist, Ramboll
  Efficient, Broad Scale Sensitivity Mapping for Small Freshwater Rivers and Streams
Abstract
Zachary Nixon, Analyst,
Co-Author(s):
Jacqueline Michel Ph.D., President, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
Scott Zengel, Ph.D., Vice President, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
  Effective Management Tools for Portfolios of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Abstract
Brittany Ford, Project Manager,

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