North America's Inland River Response Conference

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Wednesday, April 04

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
1A: A Comprehensive Overview of an Integrated Vessel Response Plan (VRP)
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Chair:
CDR Mark Sawyer, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah
Co-Chair:
Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Assistant Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage
Speakers: Regulatory Perspective as it Pertains to VRP Approval, NPREP, SMFF, etc.
Abstract
CDR Kevin Boyd, Chief Incident Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
  An Analysis of the National Marine Salvage Regulatory Framework in Relation to the Inland Rivers and Great Lakes Region
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association
  OSRO Regulatory Framework as it Pertains to the Inland Waterways and Great Lakes
Abstract
Brian House, President and CEO, Moran Environmental Recovery
  Vessel Response Plan - Plan Holder perspective
Abstract
Mark McManus, Director of Safety and Maintenance, LeBeouf Brothers Towing

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
2A: 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, Manager Hazmat Planning, BNSF Railway Company

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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
1B: Existing and Emerging Technologies in Spill Planning
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Chair:
Ryan Wilson, Terminal Manager, ADM Terminal Services
Speakers: 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
  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
  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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1:00 PM 2:30 PM
2B: 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 Land, Government & Compliance, 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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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
1C: 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, Ph.D., Technical Lead, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Chevron
  Geographic Response Plan Development – An All Encompassing Approach
Abstract
Jamie Kereliuk, Director, Emergency Management, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited
Co-Author(s):
Joel Block, Emergency Management Advisor, Consultant
  Industry Contingency Planning on High Visibility Waterbodies: Railroad and Agency GRP Case Studies
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Senior Project Manager / Rail Sector Lead, Polaris Applied Sciences

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3:00 PM 4:30 PM
2C: 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
  Amphibious Aerial Drone Water Sampling and Analysis for Water Resource Protection
Abstract
William A. Alexander, Ph.D., 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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