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Track 1: Planning and Preparedness

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Wednesday, April 04

Start Time End Time Information
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, USCG, MSU Paducah, 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
Capt. Ricardo Alonso, Chief, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
  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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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, ADM Terminal Services
Speakers: Estimating Plume Trajectories and Travel Times in Rivers
Abstract
Peter McCarthy, National 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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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 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 & 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, Independent Contractor
  Industry Contingency Planning on High Visibility Waterbodies: Railroad and Agency GRP Case Studies
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Senior Project Manager, Polaris Applied Sciences
Co-Author(s):
Chad Livingston, Environmental Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway

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Thursday, April 05

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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, Witt O'Brien's
Co-Chair:
Amanda Brown, Environmental Manager, American River Transportation Company (ARTCo)
Moderator:
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River
Speakers: Improving Coordination Strategies in the Inland Area Planning Committee
Abstract
Kelly Wilson, REM, CESCO, Vice President, ResilientRM (A Division of CTEH)
  Effective Communication Strategies from an Incident Commander’s Perspective
Abstract
Capt. Jason Smith, Deputy Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
  Crisis Communication from a Local Emergency Management Perspective
Abstract
Mark Diedrich, Director, St. Louis County Police Department

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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, 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
Charlie Hebert, Response Planning Manager, 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
Tanner Johnson, Director, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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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, The American Waterways Operators
Speakers: An Introduction to PHMSA
Abstract
Sean Quinlan, Community Liason, U.S. DOT PHMSA
  Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
Abstract
Rodney Lockett, Chief Regulatory Compliance (acting), Infrastructure Security Protection Div (ISCD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  Subchapter M
Abstract
Capt. Scott Stoermer, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River
Co-Author(s):
Scott Kuhaneck, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
  Regulatory Trends Affecting Chemical Transportation and Response - Expectations for Fire, Hazmat, LEPC’s and the First Responder Community
Abstract
John Temperilli, Senior Consultant, ResilientRM (A Division of CTEH)

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