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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, US EPA - Region 10
 
Capt. Michael Zamperini, Sector Commander, USCG FOSC, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Ohio Valley

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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, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
 
Brian House, President and CEO, Moran Environmental Recovery
Panelists:
David Lehman, Emergency Support & Security, U.S. DOT PHMSA
 
Art Smith, On-Scene Coordinator, US EPA - Region 10
 
Robert Francis, Manager, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
 
Pam Haverkos, Director, Clermont County Ohio
 
CDR Mark Sawyer, USCG, MSU Paducah, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah

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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, Solutions Consulting, LLC
Co-Chair:
Jodi Billman-Kotsko, Environmental Supervisor, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Speakers: Brownsville, Minnesota Upper Mississippi River Derailment
Abstract
Dale Buckholtz, System Manager, Emergency Response, Canadian Pacific Railway
  Elk River Freedom Industries 2014 Chemical Spill
Abstract
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)
  Argo, a 78 Year-Old Sunken Barge, the Collaborative Effort for the 2013 Lake Erie Response
Abstract
Dale Farmer, On-Scene Coordinator, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Co-Author(s):
CDR Mark Sawyer, USCG, MSU Paducah, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah

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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, Vice President, T&T Salvage, LLC
Co-Chair:
Greg Powell, Environmental Scientist, U.S. EPA
Speakers: Detection and Recovery of Non-Floating Oil: New Rules and Procedures
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage, LLC
  Responding to Sunken Oils: The American Petroleum Institute Technical Report and Operational Guide
Abstract
Jacqueline Michel Ph.D., President, Research Planning Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage, LLC
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, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
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, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River
Co-Author(s):
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

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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, Specialized Response Solutions (SRS)
Moderator:
Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr., National Response Corporation (NRC)
Speakers: Response Capabilities of the Fire Department and Lessons Learned
Abstract
John Temperilli, Senior Consultant, CTEH RM
  Regional Considerations for Emergency Management Agencies (EMA) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Abstract
Pam Haverkos, Director, Clermont County Ohio
  Overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1952: Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
Abstract
Major Zion Meiman, Units, Louisville Fire Department

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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 Management, Enbridge
Speakers: A Responsible Party (RP) Case Study
Abstract
Jeff Titus, Manager, Process Safety Management and Emergency Response, Colonial Pipeline Company
  Where the Responsible Party (RP) Challenges Industry
Abstract
Stephen Lloyd, Manager Emergency Management, Enbridge
  A Management System Approach
Abstract
Deanne Clarke, Emergency Management Systems Specialist, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Panelist: Panelist only
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

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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, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Co-Chair:
Grady Springer, Emergency Response Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Speakers: Infrastructure Security Compliance
Abstract
William Deas, Compliance, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Department of Homeland Security
  Critical Infrastructure Overview and Security Tools
Abstract
Kayla Matola, Critical Infrastructure Analyst, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security/Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center
Co-Author(s):
Gregory Howard, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  Cyber Security Threats to Industry and Infrastructure
Abstract
Special Agent Daniel W. Nally, ., FBI - Louisville Division, Cyber Squad
  Maritime Critical Infrastructure Protection
Abstract
James S. Armstrong, Port Security Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Ohio Valley

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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, Marathon Petroleum Company
Co-Chair:
Jim Gould, Vice President, Lewis Environmental
Speakers: Using Air Dispersion Modeling to Evaluate Inhalation Exposures to Crude Oil
Abstract
Dyron Hamlin MS, PE, CIH, Engineer, GHD Services
  OSHA's Roles and Activities in Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers during Disaster Response
Abstract
Young Wheeler, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness
  Safety, Health, and Response Considerations at Large Scale Cleanups of Highly Flammable Oils
Abstract
Chuck Berry, Federal On-Scene Coodinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Emergency Response, Removal and Prevention Branch
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, Polaris Applied Sciences
Co-Chair:
Adam Finchum, Health & Safety Manager, Pettit Environmental Inc.
Speakers: Fast Water Response Strategies and Tactics
Abstract
Cody Harris, President, Whitewater Rescue Institute (WRI)
Co-Author(s):
Nic Winslow, Manager, Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railroad
  Lessons Learned for the Assessment of Oil Spills on Inland River Shorelines
Abstract
Bruce Hollebone, Ph.D., A/Head Oil Research Laboratory, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), ESTS
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, Chiron-K9
  Determining Appropriate Remediation Strategies Following an Unplanned Release
Abstract
Justin Lehoux, Manager - Emergency Spill Response Team, North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
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, Enbridge
Speakers: Effective Multi-Year Progressive Exercise Plan
Abstract
Katy Mays, ER & Security Coordinator, Enbridge
  Coordinating and Developing an Effective Winter Oil Response Training Program
Abstract
Arthur Haskins, Supervisor Emergency Response, Enbridge
  Incident Command System (ICS) School Training
Abstract
Greg Carter, Supervisor, Emergency Preparedness, Enbridge

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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, CSX Transportation, Inc.
Co-Chair:
Eric Zimmer, CEO, SWS Environmental Services
Speakers: An Outline of the Roles and Expectations of a Federal On-Scene Coordinator
Abstract
Art Smith, On-Scene Coordinator, US EPA - Region 10
  Overview of an Incident Management Team from a Responsible Party Perspective
Abstract
Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Co., LP
  Performance, Practice and Politics in a High-Profile Response - Case Study from a FEMA Type I Unit Train Derailment
Abstract
John Temperilli, Senior Consultant, CTEH RM

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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, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.
Co-Chair:
James Shuler, remove, Energy Transfer Partners
Speakers: Environmental Monitoring During an Inland Waterways Response
Abstract
Kyle Lawrence, Environmental Scientist, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Robert Wilkinson, CHMM, Consultant, CTEH, LLC
  Infrared Polarimetric Sensing of Oil and Diesel on Water
Abstract
Justin Vaden, Electrical Engineer, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
David Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
  Handheld Technology and Field Deployment
Abstract
Donald P. Smith, Enforcement Officer, US EPA
  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, U.S. Geological Survey
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, USCG, MSU Paducah, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah
Speakers: The Guardians of the Interior: Bolstering Inland Oil Spill Response Capability
Abstract
Allison O'Brien, Regional Environmental Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior
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, Penta Consortium, LLC
  Pre- and Post-Spill River Mapping and Segmentation: Recent Lesson Learned
Abstract
Elliott Taylor Ph.D., Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
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, U.S. EPA, Region 7

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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, Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation
Co-Chair:
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)
Speakers: U.S. Coast Guard Perspective
Abstract
CPO Mariana O'Leary, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, Public Information Assist Team (PIAT)
  Industry Perspective
Abstract
Lisa Wheeler Jenkins, Public Affairs Manager, Valero Energy Corporation
  Social Media Crisis Communication
Abstract
Elizabeth Hart, Public Information Officer, Shelby County Health Department

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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, Partner and Principal Consultant, CTEH, LLC
Speakers: BNSF's Upper Mississippi River Geographical Response Plan (GRP)
Abstract
Jim Holland, CEO, Pinnacle Engineering, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Nic Winslow, Manager, Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railroad
  Upper Mississippi River Poll-focused Spill Response Planning
Abstract
Michael Robinson, Mapping and Planning Specialist, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
  New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans: A Multi-Stakeholder Effort
Abstract
V. Lyle Trumbull Ph.D., Scientist/Biologist, OBG
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, OBG
  Efficient, Broad Scale Sensitivity Mapping for Small Freshwater Rivers and Streams
Abstract
Zachary Nixon, Analyst, Research Planning, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Jacqueline Michel Ph.D., President, Research Planning Inc.
Scott Zengel, Ph.D., Vice President, Research Planning, Inc.
  Effective Management Tools for Portfolios of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Abstract
Brittany Ford, Project Manager, GHD Services

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