September 13-15, 2021

Louisville, KY


CLEAN WATERWAYS is excited to deliver a virtual event, CLEAN WATERWAYS Replay, for anyone who couldn’t attend the in-person conference in Indianapolis. All sessions from the in-person conference + 3 bonus sessions and a directory of exhibitors and sponsors are available on-demand through the end of the year so you can consume the content at your pace.

Individual access to the online event is $199 and unlimited company access is only $1029.  All content will be available on-demand through the end of the year.

Questions? Contact Carey Buchholtz at 713-343-1878 or

Sessions available for viewing:

2020 Industry Challenges Round Table – COVID and Beyond

Listen in as this group of experts informally discuss myriad challenges currently being faced by this industry, least of which is COVID 19. Time permitting questions will be taken from the audience.

Chair: Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

Cory Davis, Senior Vice President & Principal Consultant
Robert Chambers, President, Spill Control Association of America (SCAA)
Ed Turner, President, OMI

Training the Next Generation of Spill Responders
Leonard Zabilansky PE, Program Manager and Jane-Ellen Delgado, Marketing Director, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett

Information Sharing in the New World of Privacy
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

Back to the Future – Oil Spill Response Technology
This session will provide a glimpse of the future of oil spill response and some of the latest technologies presented by industry experts.

Chair: James McCormack, MSES, MPA, CHMM, Sr. Environmental Consultant and Director, Business Development, CTEH LLC

Canine Detection
Paul Bunker, Owner, Chiron K9

Multibeam Echosounders for Oil and Gas Leak Detection
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC

During the recent public announcement of the Generator Improvement Rule, the EPA stated perhaps as much as 30% of the waste in the United States is mis-classified. Every response is different producing various types of wastes. Determining the proper waste classification of materials collected during a spill response is the last thing on a responder’s mind, but it is extremely important. In this session, we will walk through the process of how to make a proper waste determination based on federal and state regulations.

Chair: Angie Martin, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services

Classification of Waste
Steve Laughlin, Waste Regulatory Specialist, Cura Emergency Services

Episodic Waste Generation Focusing in on Spill Response
Angie Martin, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services

EPA’s Electronic Manifest System
Amanda Gruesbeck CHMM, Associate, GHD Services

Salvage Operations in Dynamic, Fast Water Environments
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC

Huntington County – A Tale of Two Spills
Dwayne Caldwell, On Scene Coordinator | Emergency Response, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Case Studies in Inland Response
This session will share experiences and lessons learned from three separate incidents including a fire at a popular distillery, a fish-kill in a scenic river and a derailment.

Chair: Cory Davis, Sr VP, Operations & Principal Consultant, CTEH, LLC
Moderator: Nick Hatten, Emergency Response On Scene Coordinator, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Case Study: Jim Beam Distillery Fire
Robert Francis, Manager, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection and Greg Harper, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 10

White River Fish-Kill: 20 Years of Recovery and Care
Angie Martin, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services

Case Study: Windsor, Ontario Tunnel Derailment
Devin Sprinkle, Senior Manager, Regional Environment (U.S.), CN and Bradley Free, Associate, GHD

I’ve Got 99 Problems

This session will offer a review of some recent emerging concerns and their potential solutions in the inland response and environmental arena. Industry leaders will discuss resolutions to the rising concern of abandoned and derelict vessels littering U.S. waterways as well as the rising environmental and human health concerns of PFAS products in industrial facilities and aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).

Chair: Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Assistant Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage, LLC

Commercial Abandoned and Derelict Vessels (CADVs): A National Strategy Recommendation
Devon Grennan, President, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

PFAS: Challenges and Proactive Considerations
Ryan Thomas PhD, Environmental Scientist, GHD

Regulatory Perspective on Abandoned Vessels
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA

You Sank My Goo…Now What?

This session will give best practice methods for detection and recovery of non-floating oils and other toxic goo.

Chair: Jodi Billman-Kotsko, Manager, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Biocides and Oil Contamination
David Cage, On-Scene Coordinator, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management

Release Case Studies: But it’s just Mud??
Kurt Kollar, State On-Scene Coordinator, Ohio EPA

Storage Tank Emergency Response
The session includes a case history on a well-known Texas tank fire response, rounded out by an industry perspective regarding planning for storage tank fires.

Storage Tank Emergency Response
Ryan Nawrocki, Chief Engineer, US Fire Pump Company, LLC

Storage Tank Emergencies: An Industry Perspectives 
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66