North America's Inland River Response Conference

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Wednesday, April 04

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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
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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 & Emergency Response 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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