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Wednesday, April 04

Start Time End Time Information
9:00 AM 9:15 AM
Welcome
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D

Speakers:
Col Bryan K. Sizemore, Commander,
 
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Sector Commaner,

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9:15 AM 10:00 AM
Keynote
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D

Speaker: Effective Maritime Governance through Effective Public/Private Partnerships
Abstract

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
1A: A Comprehensive Overview of an Integrated Vessel Response Plan (VRP)
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command,
Co-Chair:
Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Asst. Director, Vessel Services,
Speakers: Regulatory Perspective as it Pertains to VRP Approval, NPREP, SMFF, etc.
Abstract
  An Analysis of the National Marine Salvage Regulatory Framework in Relation to the Inland Rivers and Great Lakes Region
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
  OSRO Regulatory Framework as it Pertains to the Inland Waterways and Great Lakes
Abstract
Brian House, President and Chief Executive Officer,
  Vessel Response Plan - Plan Holder perspective
Abstract
Mark McManus, Director of Safety and Maintenance,

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
2A: Rivers and Ice
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D
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Chair:
Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist,
Co-Chair:
Tony Houdyshell, HazMat Officer,
Speakers: Ice Response – Best Practices in Training and Application
Abstract
Trever Miller, Response Manager,
  River Response (Fast-Water)
Abstract
Nic Winslow, Manager Hazmat Planning,

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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
1B: Existing and Emerging Technologies in Spill Planning
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
Ryan Wilson, Terminal Manager,
Speakers: Estimating Plume Trajectories and Travel Times in Rivers
Abstract
Peter McCarthy, National StreamStats Coordinator,
Co-Author(s):
Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  Integration Methods of Treatment Booms, Treatment Pads, and BioFencing Within Containment Booms: An Integrative Approach to Spill Prevention and Response
Abstract
JoAnn Mirise, Retired/Remove,
Co-Author(s):
William Baird, Managing Partner, PE, LSP, MicroSorb Environmental Products, Inc.
  Soil Remediation
Abstract
Anna Saindon P.E., R.G., Ph.D., Project Manager,
  Electromagnetic Boom and Electromagnetic Mop (EMOP) Technology and Applications to Oil Spills
Abstract
Arden Warner Ph.D., Chief Scientist,

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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
2B: Case Studies - Ice, Fire, and Innovations
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D
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Chair:
Bob Dundas, Environmental Coordinator,
Co-Chair:
Rick Gann, State On-scene Coordinator,
Speakers: Ash Coulee Incident Case Study
Abstract
Ken Dockweiler, Director - Land, Government and Compliance,
Co-Author(s):
Bob Dundas, Environmental Coordinator, Belle Fourche Pipeline Co.
  Controlled In-Situ Burn of Crude Oil in Extreme Cold Weather Conditions
Abstract
Paul Nony Ph.D., CIH, Principal Toxicologist and Director of Toxicology and Occupational Health,
Co-Author(s):
Nere Mabile, Principal, Integrity Management Engineer, Mabile Resources
John T. Wilson, Project Manager, CTEH, LLC
  River SCAT Surveys - Recent Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Response
Abstract
Edward Owens Ph.D., President,
Co-Author(s):
Travis Scott, Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst, Polaris Applied Sciences Inc.
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences

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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
1C: Inland Spill Response Planning
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
Stephen Lloyd, Manager, Emergency Response,
Speakers: Best Practice Planning and Overview of New Recommended Practice Planning Tool and Aid
Abstract
Deanne Clarke, Emergency Management Systems Specialist,
  Utilization of the New “Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA)” Tool to Assist with Tactical Planning and Planning Options
Abstract
Maria Hartley, Ph.D., Technical Lead, Emergency Preparedness & Response,
  Geographic Response Plan Development – An All Encompassing Approach
Abstract
Jamie Kereliuk, Director, Emergency Management,
Co-Author(s):
Joel Block, Emergency Management, Independent Contractor
  Industry Contingency Planning on High Visibility Waterbodies: Railroad and Agency GRP Case Studies
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Director Emergency Response & Planning,
Co-Author(s):
Chad Livingston, Environmental Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway

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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
2C: Response Safety
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D
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Chair:
Cory Davis, Principal Consultant and Senior Vice President,
Speakers: Importance of Hazard Assessments for Oil Spill Safety Planning
Abstract
Scott Skelton M.S., C.I.H., Senior IH/ER Consultant,
Co-Author(s):
Heath Cobb, Director, TERP, CTEH, LLC
  Amphibious Aerial Drone Water Sampling and Analysis for Water Resource Protection
Abstract
William A. Alexander, Ph.D., Asst. Professor,
  Perimeter Monitoring Advances for Airborne Hazard and Odor Control
Abstract
Dyron Hamlin MS, PE, CIH, Engineer,
Co-Author(s):
Jacob Jones, Industrial Hygienist, GHD Services
Oneil Wildgoose, HSE, Buckeye

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Thursday, April 05

Start Time End Time Information
8:00 AM 9:30 AM
1D: Crisis Communication and Coordination Strategies
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director,
Co-Chair:
Amanda Brown, Environmental Manager,
Moderator:
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Sector Commaner,
Speakers: Improving Coordination Strategies in the Inland Area Planning Committee
Abstract
Kelly Wilson, REM, CESCO, Vice President,
  Effective Communication Strategies from an Incident Commander’s Perspective
Abstract
Capt. Jason Smith, Deputy Sector/Air Station Commander,
  Crisis Communication from a Local Emergency Management Perspective
Abstract
Mark Diedrich, Director,

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8:00 AM 9:30 AM
2D: Fire, Fire, Fire...and don't forget the run off
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D
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Chair:
Co-Chair:
Robert Francis, Manager,
Speakers: West Virginia Bakken Train Fire
Abstract
Joseph McCann, Manager, Hazardous Materials,
Co-Author(s):
Dave Czayka, Manager of Southeast Operations, EnviroScience, Inc.
Andrew McManus, Principal Geologist / Incident Response and Recovery Leader – North America, ARCADIS
  Monroe County Well Pad Fire (Ohio)
Abstract
Trevor Irwin, On-Scene Coordinator, Office of Emergency Response,
  Downstream Impacts Due to Fire Run Off
Abstract
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager,
  Maryville CSX Derailment
Abstract
Kevin Eichinger, Federal On-Scene Coordinator,

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10:15 AM 11:45 AM
1E: Response Planning for Wildlife Considerations
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
Bradley Hubbard, Emergnecy Response Specialist,
Speakers: Identify and Protect Resources at Risk
Abstract
Mark Ellis, Mapping and Spills Program Director,
  Inland Oiled Wildlife Response: Lessons Learned and Frameworks for Response
Abstract
Charlie Hebert, Response Planning Manager,
  Building a Wildlife Branch in ICS
Abstract
Dave Mosby, Environmental Contaminants Biologist,
  Leveraging Partnerships for Restoration
Abstract
Tanner Johnson, Director,

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10:15 AM 11:45 AM
2E: Non-Floating Oil: Response Tools for Assessment, Tracking, Containment and Recovery
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon D
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Chair:
Michael Rancilio, Sr Project Manager,
Co-Chair:
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist,
Speakers: One-Dimensional Riverine Oil-Particle-Aggregate (OPA) Transport and Fate Model for Quick Response
Abstract
Marcelo Garcia, Ph.D., PHD,
Co-Author(s):
Lori Jones, N/A, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Kalamazoo River Diluted Bitumen Spill of 2010: Submerged Oil Fate and Behavior
Abstract
Faith Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Research Hydrologist,
Co-Author(s):
Jacob Hassan, On-Scene Coordinator, USEPA Region V Response
Marcelo Garcia, PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michel Boufadel, Professor and Director, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  OSRO Guidelines for Submerged and Sunken Oils
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
  USCG Research and Development Center’s Recent Work with Submerged Oil
Abstract
Alexander Balsley, Project Manager,
Co-Author(s):
Kurt Hansen, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development
Danielle Elam, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center

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12:45 PM 2:15 PM
1F: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape Across Multiple Sectors
Room: Grand Ballroom, Salon C
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Chair:
Brian Bailey, Director – Safety & Environmental Stewardship,
Speakers: An Introduction to PHMSA
Abstract
Sean Quinlan, Community Liason,
  Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
Abstract
Rodney Lockett, Chief Regulatory Compliance (acting), Infrastructure Security Protection Div (ISCD),
  Subchapter M
Abstract
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Sector Commaner,
Co-Author(s):
Scott Kuhaneck, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, U. S. Coast Guard
  Regulatory Trends Affecting Chemical Transportation and Response - Expectations for Fire, Hazmat, LEPC’s and the First Responder Community
Abstract
John Temperilli, Vice President,

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