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Wednesday, April 06

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8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Welcome Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
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9:00 AM 10:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote

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10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
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11:00 AM 12:30 PM
1A: Swift Water Response
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Chair:
Deborah Wick, Director of Client Services, National Response Corporation, a US Ecology Company
Speakers: Responding to the Apple Valley Gasoline Spill in Lyons, Colorado
Abstract
Joyel Dhieux, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 8
  Fastwater Operations: Tactics and Tools for Rapid Response on River Systems
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Cody Harris, President, Whitewater Rescue Institute, Inc
  Training for Swift Water Response
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Servil Hoff, Emergency Response Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Company

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11:00 AM 12:30 PM
2A: PFAS– Collection and Treatment Case Studies and Resulting Best Practices
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Chair:
Chad Tameling, Executive Vice President, SET Environmental, Inc.
Co-Chair:
Grady Springer, Office of Emergency Response, Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Speakers: Challenges Regarding Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and the Transition to a Non-PFAS Based Firefighting Agent
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
  Emerging Technologies and Best Practices for Incident Response Involving PFAS-Impacted Waters
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Seth Gibbons, Field Solutions Engineer, SET Environmental, Inc.

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12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Lunch, sponsored by SET Environmental
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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
1B: Ice Response Issues and Challenges
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Chair:
Philip Sontag Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
Co-Chair:
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
Speakers: Oil Spill Testing in Ice-Infested Waters and Implications for Inland Waterway Response
Abstract
Grant Coolbaugh, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
Co-Author(s):
Leonard Zabilansky PE, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
  Adapting Warm Weather Response Equipment and Tactics to Sub-Zero Temperatures
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Mark Ploen, Vice President of Environmental, QualiTech Environmental, Inc.
  Conducting Ice Operations - An Operational Perspective
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Mike Popa, General Manager, Great Lakes Response Center, T&T Salvage, LLC

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
2B: Training Exercises Programs Post COVID
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Chair:
Chris Garrard, Chief, Training and Exercise Branch, U.S. DOT PHMSA
Speakers: Preparedness and Innovations at CHEMTREC and TRANSCAER
Abstract
Erica Bernstein, Director of Outreach, CHEMTREC (TM)
  Preparedness and Innovations at the U.S. Coast Guard
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LCDR Clifton Graham, Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER)
  Preparedness and Innovations at the U.S. DOT PHMSA
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Chris Garrard, Chief, Training and Exercise Branch, U.S. DOT PHMSA

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3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
2C: Contractor Management Best Practices
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Chair:
Keely Fitzpatrick, Customer Relations, Marine Spill Response Corporation
Co-Chair:
Kenny Rhame, CIO, The Response Group
Speakers: Contractor: Safety Management
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Paul Hart M.S., CSP, CIH, Senior Consultant and Director, Health & Safety Services, CTEH, LLC
  Best Practices in Managing Contractors from an Operators Perspective
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Jon Wickersham, Emergency Response Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
  Contractor Qualification Program Best Practices
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Steve Rodes, Regional Response Manager, Marine Spill Response Corporation

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5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Reception in the Exhibit Hall
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