North America's Inland River Response Conference

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A Comprehensive Overview of an Integrated Vessel Response Plan
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Chair:
CDR Mark Sawyer, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah
Co-Chair:
Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Education Chair, American Salvage Association
Speakers: Regulatory Perspective as it Pertains to VRP Approval, NPREP, SMFF, etc.
Abstract
CDR Kevin Boyd*, LCDR, USCG
  An Analysis of the National Marine Salvage Regulatory Framework in relation to the Inland Rivers and Great Lakes Region
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage
  OSRO Regulatory Framework as it Pertains to the Inland Waterways and Great Lakes
Abstract
Brian House, President and CEO, Moran Environmental Recovery

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Case Studies - Ice, Fire, and Innovations
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Chair:
Bob Dundas, Environmental Coordinator, Belle Fourche Pipeline Co.
Co-Chair:
Rick Gann, State On-Scene Coordinator, Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
Speakers: Ash Coulee Incident Case Study
Abstract
Ken Dockweiler, Director of Government, Land and Control Center, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company
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, Sr. Toxicologist, CTEH
Co-Author(s):
Nere\' Mabile, Principal, Integrity Management Engineer, Mabile Resources
John T. Wilson, Project Manager of TERP, CTEH
  River SCAT Surveys - Recent Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Response
Abstract
Edward Owens Ph.D., President, Owens Coastal Consultants, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Travis Scott, Marine Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Consultant, Polaris Applied Sciences

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Crisis Communication and Coordination Strategies
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Associate Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Co-Chair:
Amanda Brown, Environmental Manager, American River Transportation Company (ARTCo)
Moderator:
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River
Speaker: Improving the Focus and Involvement in the Inland Area Planning Committee
Abstract
Kelly Wilson REM, CESCO, Director, Crisis Emergency Management, Resilient Risk Management

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Existing and Emerging Technologies in Spill Planning
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Chair:
Ryan Wilson, Terminal Manager, ADM Terminal Services
Roundtable Moderator: Integration Methods of Treatment Booms, Treatment Pads, and BioFencing Within Containment Booms: An Integrative Approach to Spill Prevention and Response
Abstract
JoAnn Mirise, Partner, Ecologist, MicroSorb International, LLC
Co-Author(s):
William Baird, Managing Partner, PE, LSP, MicroSorb International, LLC
Speaker: Estimating Plume Trajectories and Travel Times in Rivers
Abstract
Peter McCarthy, StreamStats Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey
Co-Author(s):
Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist (Fluvial Geomorphology), U.S. Geological Survey
  Soil Remediation
Abstract
Anna Saindon P.E., R.G., Ph.D., Project Manager, GEOTECHNOLOGY, INC.
  Electromagnetic Boom and Electromagnetic Mop (EMOP) Technology and Applications to Oil Spills
Abstract
Arden Warner Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Natural Science, LLC

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Fire, Fire, Fire...and don't forget the run off
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Chair:
Jodi Billman-Kotsko, Environmental Supervisor, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Co-Chair:
Robert Francis, Manager, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Speakers: West Virginia Bakken Train Fire
Abstract
Joseph McCann, Manager - Hazardous Materials, CSX Transportation, Inc.
  Monroe County Well Pad Fire (Ohio)
Abstract
Trevor Irwin, On-Scene Coordinator, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  Downstream Impacts due to Fire Run Off
Abstract
Sam Dinkins, Technical Program Manager, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)
  Maryville CSX Derailment
Abstract
Kevin Eichinger, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Emergency Response, Removal and Prevention Branch

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Inland Spill Response Planning
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Chair:
Stephen Lloyd, Manager Emergency Management, Enbridge
Speakers: Best Practice Planning and Overview of New Recommended Practice Planning Tool and Aid
Abstract
Deanne Clarke, Emergency Management Systems Specialist, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  Utilization of the New “Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA)” Tool to Assist with Tactical Planning and Planning Options
Abstract
Maria Hartley, Technical, Chevron
  Application of Tactical Planning on a Pipeline System and how it better Prepares an Organization to Respond Rapidly
Abstract
Jon Wickersham, ER Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
  Industry Contingency Planning on High Visibility Waterbodies: Railroad and Agency GRP Case Studies
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Senior Project Manager, Polaris Applied Sciences

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Non-Floating Oil: Response Tools for Assessment, Tracking, Containment and Recovery
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Chair:
Michael Rancilio, Sr. Project Manager, Marine Pollution Control
Co-Chair:
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Consultant, Polaris Applied Sciences
Speakers: One-dimensional Riverine Oil-Particle-Aggregate (OPA) Transport and Fate Model for Quick Response
Abstract
Marcelo Garcia, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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, U.S. Geological Survey
Co-Author(s):
Jacob Hassan, On-Scene Coordinator, USEPA Region V Response
Marcelo Garcia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michel Boufadel, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  OSRO Guidelines for Submerged and Sunken Oils
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage

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Response Planning for Wildlife Considerations
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Chair:
Bradley Hubbard, Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Americas Emergency Management
Speakers: Identify and Protect Resources at Risk
Abstract
Mark Ellis, Mapping and Spills Program Director, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
  Inland Oiled Wildlife Response: Lessons Learned and Frameworks for Response
Abstract
Chris Battaglia, President, Focus Wildlife
  Building a Wildlife Branch in ICS
Abstract
Dave Mosby, Environmental Contaminants Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3
  Leveraging Partnerships for Restoration
Abstract
TBD*, VP of Government Relations, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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Response Safety
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Chair:
Cory Davis, Partner and Principal Consultant, CTEH
Speakers: Importance of Hazard Assessments for Oil Spill Safety Planning
Abstract
Scott Skelton M.S., C.I.H., Senior Industrial Hygienist/Senior IH Consultant, CTEH
Co-Author(s):
Heath Cobb, Senior Project Manager, CTEH, LLC.
  Amphibious Aerial Drone Water Sampling and Analysis for Water Resource Protection
Abstract
William A. Alexander, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis
  Perimeter Monitoring Advances for Airborne Hazard and Odor Control
Abstract
Dyron Hamlin MS, PE, CIH, Engineer, GHD
Co-Author(s):
Jacob Jones, CIH, GHD
Oneil Wildgoose, HSE, Buckeye

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Rivers and Ice
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Chair:
Jon Wickersham, ER Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
Co-Chair:
Tony Houdyshell, Hazardous Materials Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway
Speakers: Ice Response – Best Practices in Training and Application
Abstract
Trever Miller, Response Coordinator, SWAT Consulting Inc.
  River Response (Fast-Water)
Abstract
Nic Winslow, BNSF Manager Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railway Company

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The Evolving Regulatory Landscape Across Multiple Sectors
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Chair:
Brian Bailey, Director - Safety & Environmental Stewardship, The American Waterways Operators
Speaker: An Introduction to PHMSA
Abstract
Jack Whitley, Transportation Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
  Subchapter M
Abstract
Brian Bailey, Director - Safety & Environmental Stewardship, The American Waterways Operators
  Regulatory Trends Affecting Chemical Transportation and Response - Expectations for Fire, Hazmat, LEPC’s and the First Responder Community
Abstract
John Temperilli, Senior Consultant, CTEH

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