Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 12

10:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Track 1: Inland Planning and Preparedness
Chair
Steven Merritt MHP, CIH, REHS, Supervisor, Preparedness and Site Assessment Section, U.S. EPA, Region 8
Co-Chair
CWO4 Dana Fleming, All-Hazards Response Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Ohio Valley
Speakers
Shannon Wilde, Principal, Triox Environmental Emergencies
  • Lessons learned from developing Area Specific Emergency Response Plans for rail and pipelines
Co-Author:
Maxime D'Amours, Technical Adviser, Triox Environmental Emergencies
Megan Schuette, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 8
  • Cross-Regional Inland Area Contingency Planning
Co-Author:
Bri Stubblefield, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 7
Courtney Hoover, Regional Environmental Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Resources at Risk for Inland Area Contingency Plans

Inland Area Contingency Plans are often combined Regional/Area Contingency Plans (RCP/ACP), and the areas covered are regional in scope, lacking localized geographic details necessary for effective oil spill response planning and coordination. Industry Facility Response Plans and Integrated Contingency Plans for rail, pipelines, terminals, and refineries are required to align with the RCP/ACP and consider the resources at risk. In the inland zone, EPA develops Sub-Area Contingency Plans or Geographic Response Plans to provide a greater level of tactical response planning information and guidance on protecting sensitive areas, to assist industry in planning for initial response actions and focusing on the areas that are most vulnerable to oil spills. Speakers comprised of industry and government planners will provide updates on contingency planning initiatives in the inland zone, answer questions, and provide insights into the path forward for Area Contingency Planning

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Track 2: Inland Response
Chair
Bob Dundas, Environmental Director, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company
Co-Chair
Shasta Steinweden, Complaint Coordinator, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Moderator
TJ Engstrom CEP, Director Emergency Services, SET Environmental, Inc.
Speakers
Andrew Hess, President, Olympus Technical Services, Inc.
  • Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and Inland Response
Commander, USCG (Ret.) Dan Somma, Marine Terminal Compliance Advisor, Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Keep the boats afloat! Response boat safe operation, tracking and maintenance at an oil company
Mark Ploen, Vice President, QualiTech Environmental, Inc.
  • Inland Containment and Recovery

Can boats fly? – yes; Can Boats Sink? – yes; Is your Boat Healthy? - maybe

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Breaks
Chair
Cynthia Gulde, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Chevron EMC (a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Division)
Moderator
Robert Francis, Senior Project Manager, Shield Environmental Associates
Speakers
Nicholas Bragaia, Coastal Engineer, GHD
  • Resiliency of Railway Facilities from Global and Local Perspectives
Co-Author:
Aaron Stadnyk, Regional Manager - Environment Eastern, CN
Steve Rodes, Region Response Manager, MSRC
  • Drought Impact on Exercising Emergency Response Plans
Roger Pulwarty Ph.D., Senior Scientist, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory
  • Climate and Weather-Related Risks: Extremes, Changes, and Impacts

Any incident can be stressful. Add to it a natural disaster, and now there is increased complication to the situation. Presenters will provide insight into complex incidents that occurred during the aftermath of a natural disaster, including train derailments and a pipeline release. While these can be challenging on their own, a natural disaster on top of it raises complexity.  

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 2: Inland Response
Chair
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
Co-Chair
Matt Melton, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, International Bird Rescue
Panelists
Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates
Brad Byczynski CSP, CFPS, Response Manager, bp
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI

This session will explore best practices in crisis leadership, including how to effectively gather critical information, adapt to unique circumstances, and prioritize effectively. Experienced leaders will provide case studies and lessons-learned to present all-hazards leadership best practices.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 1: Inland Planning and Preparedness
Chair
Stephen Lloyd, Manager, Emergency Response, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Co-Chair
Eddie Murphy, Emergency Management Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
Speakers
Craig Wyatt, Director, Crisis Management & Response, Colonial Pipeline Company
  • Planning for Complex and Escalating Incidents
Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group
  • Best Practices in Planning for Multiple Incidents
Chris Ruhl, Director, Accident Investigation Division, U.S. DOT PHMSA
  • Syncing up Response and Accident Investigation - Considerations and Lessons Learned

This session will cover information to assist and enable plan owners to consider and improve preparation for incidents that escalate due to natural disasters and other complicating factors. Best practices and lessons-learned will be covered including opportunities for attendees to share experiences and perspectives.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 2: Inland Response
Chair
Paul Nony Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Principal Toxicologist, CTEH, LLC.
Co-Chair
Chuck Geer, SVP Field Services, Clean Harbors
Moderator
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, Sr. Consultant, CTEH, LLC.
Speakers
Aaryn Jones, Emerging Contaminants Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4
  • Regulatory Update
Nick Nigro, PFAS Product Manager, Pace Analytical Services, LLC
  • Environmental Response and Testing
AnnieLu Dewitt, Business Development Manager, Clean Harbors
  • PFAS Waste Management
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, Sr. Consultant, CTEH, LLC.
  • PFAS Transition

Recent changes in PFAS regulations are creating new challenges in liability management for the use of PFAS in response. This session will address regulations, challenges relative to testing and waste management, and how industry can transition to a post-PFAS response world.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, April 13

8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Co-Chairs
Joel Block, Emergency Management, Pembina Pipeline Corp.
Ken McLernon, Manager, Emergency Management, Trans Mountain Pipeline LP
Speakers
Miles Roden, Business Manager, 40Geo
  • Data, Data, Data : Feeding the Common Operating Picture
Marshall Stageberg, Consultant, Antea Group
  • Wildland Fire Smoke Plume and Hurricane Forecasting
Dan Frazen CO-CEM, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, Managing Director, Colorado Preparedness & Response Network (CPRN)
  • The Colorado Preparedness & Response Network (CPRN); A Successful Private-Public Partnership for Emergency Planning and Preparedness

This session will provide an overview of various types of data captured for a common operating tool, modelling and forecasting severe weather events and developing successful private/public partnerships for emergency planning and preparedness.

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Co-Chairs
Kent Lien, Technical Leader, Emergency Management, Canada Energy Regulator
Jordan Garrard, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4
Moderator
Steve Spurlin, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, EPA Region 4
Panelists
Ty Farrell, Response Manager, Plains All American
Craig Myers, Federal OSC, U.S. EPA, Region 8
Cody Fisher P.E., BCEE, Chief, Emergency Services Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Brian Meier, West Coast Regional Manager, The Response Group

Panelists will explore commonly held beliefs regarding “appropriate” implementation of ICS and the reality on the ground. Panelists representing industry, regulators, and the broader response community will share their thoughts on a number of current hot topics. Could this lead to a heavyweight battle between ICS purists and those that are more flexible? Come find out.

10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Track 2: Inland Response
Chair
Ty Farrell, Response Manager, Plains All American
Co-Chair
Shawnna Poor, Sr. Manager Security & Emergency Response, NuStar Energy LP
Moderator
Clint Linder, Emergency Response Coordinator, Shell Pipeline Company LP
Speakers
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
  • US Waterways Marine Casualty and Oil Spill Response Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Co-Author:
Clinton Williams, General Manager of Emergency Response, T&T Marine Salvage
Ty Farrell, Response Manager, Plains All American
  • Familiarization with API Response Guides for NGL Incidents, Winter Weather, and Fast Water Response Efforts
Bradley Free, Business Group Leader, GHD
  • What is Really Going on With Soil Mixing In Response to Ethanol Soil Impacts? Emerging Findings From Ethanol Responses
Co-Author:
Kevin Peterburs, Manager, Environmental Site Remediation, Union Pacific Railroad

This session will cover two response case studies as well as the American Petroleum Institute (API)/American AOPL developed response guidebooks. Response lessons learned and newly developed guidebooks will help your company’s response program.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Breaks
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Track 2: Inland Response
Chair
Anya Douglas, Emergency Response EHS, Hess Corporation
Co-Chair
Bradley Free, Business Group Leader, GHD
Speakers
TJ Engstrom CEP, Director Emergency Services, SET Environmental, Inc.
  • Pipeline Spill in a High Heat Environment
Michael Linder, Regional Manager Environment, Western Canada Field Operations, CN
  • Environmental Response for Wildfire in Lytton, British Columbia
Co-Author:
Molly Corrigan, Area Manager, Emergency Response, GHD
Paul Hester CHMM, Manager HazMat Field Ops & Emergency Response, BNSF Railway
  • Doon, Iowa Train Derailment

Any incident can be stressful. Throw in a natural disaster and things just got really interesting. Come join us, grab a seat and let us tell you about the time…