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Tuesday, November 13

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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) of Response Options for a Deepwater Oil Well Accident
Room: 348/349
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Instructors:
Deborah French-McCay Ph.D., Director, Research and Model Development, RPS Ocean Science
 
Michael Bock Ph.D., Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll

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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Mexico: Navigating Offshore Oil Spill Response Challenges and Opportunities
Room: 353/354
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8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Four Chairs One Table (III)
Room: 346/347
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Workshop Leader:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Instructors:
Daniel Sobieski, Executive Director Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's
 
Edward Turner, Director - Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's
 
Aaron Holton, Senior Emergency Response Coordinator, Witt O'Brien's
 
Gil Berkins, Sr. Emergency Response Coordinator, Witt O'Brien's

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8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Workshop: Homeland Security Challenges including Terror Threats
Room: 356
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Workshop Leader:
Joseph Leonard MEP, PCP, CEM, CHS-V (CDR, USCG, ret.), Principal Consultant, Penta Consortium, LLC

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2:15 PM 3:45 PM
1A: Technology Innovations
Room: 348/349
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Chair:
David Palandro, Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Moderator:
Douglas Mitchell PhD, Research Associate, ExxonMobil
Speakers: Subsea Hydrocarbon Detection
Abstract
David Fraser, Subsea Intervention Specialist, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  Innovative Well Control Technology to Prevent a Large Oil Spill
Abstract
Tim Nedwed, Ph.D., STP-A, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
  Coast Guard and Innovations in Technology
Abstract
Dana Tulis, Director, Incident Management & Preparedness Policy, U.S. Coast Guard

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2:15 PM 3:45 PM
4A: Planning Tools to Improve Response Strategies and Tactics
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Paul Galloway, GOM Emergency Management Team Leader, Chevron USA Inc
Speakers: Modeling to Aid Spill Planning
Abstract
Vincent Nacewski, P.G., Principal, GHD Services
  Exploring Coastal Vulnerabilities to Oil Spills with the Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model (BLOSOM) and the Tactical Analysis and Coordination for Oil Spills (TACOS) Suite
Abstract
Tony Grubesic, Professor and Director, Arizona State University
Co-Author(s):
Jake Nelson, research assistant, Arizona State University
  NOAA's Marine Debris Emergency Response Guides
Abstract
Caitlin Wessel, Marine Debris Program, Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

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2:15 PM 3:45 PM
5A: Rail Response Plan Requirements
Room: 356
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Chair:
Bryant Smalley, Oil Spill & Response Team Leader and Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 6
Speakers: Off the Chopping Block: PHMSA-Regulated Railroad Oil Spill Plans Appear to Dodge the Regulatory Freeze
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Senior Project Manager, Polaris Applied Sciences
  Pre-Planning and Development of Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans for Class 1 Railroads
Abstract
Troy Bernal, Vice President, GHD Services
Co-Author(s):
Devin Sprinkle, Senior Manager, Regional Environment (U.S.), CN
  New DOT Rule on Oil Spill Response Plans
Abstract
Patrick Brady, CIH, CSP, General Director Hazardous Materials Safety, BNSF Railway

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4:00 PM 5:30 PM
State and Federal Updates
Room: 343/345
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Speakers:
Marty J. Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
 
Jimmy A. Martinez, Deputy Director, Texas General Land Office
 
Cody Fisher P.E., BCEE, Chief, Emergency Services Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
 
Capt. Ricardo Alonso, Chief, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy, U.S. Coast Guard
 
Bryan Rogers, OSPD Gulf Section Supervisor, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
 
Bryant Smalley, Oil Spill & Response Team Leader and Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 6

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Wednesday, November 14

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8:30 AM 9:10 AM
Welcome

Speakers:
Marty J. Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
 
Billy Nungesser, Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana

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9:12 AM 10:00 AM
Keynote - sponsored by E3 Environmental
Room: La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom, Section A
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Speaker: Adversity Always Presents Opportunities to Overcome: How Will You Respond?
Abstract
George Malvaney, Managing Partner, E3 Environmental

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
1B: International Challenges and Lessons Learned
Room: 348/349
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Chair:
David R. Pertuz, Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Moderator:
Greg Fenton, COO, Witt O'Brien's
Speakers: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Colombian National Contingency Plan Exercise
Abstract
Jorge Leon, HSE Manager, Anadarko Colombia Company
Co-Author(s):
David Pertuz, Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
  Cuba/U.S. Bi-National Oil Spill Response Agreement Status
Abstract
LCDR Jeffrey Platt, International & Domestic Preparedness Division, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy
  The Incident Command System (ICS) in the Brazilian Oil & Gas Industry
Abstract
Adriano Ranieri, CEO, WittObriens Brasil
Co-Author(s):
Pedro Perez, Technical Director, Witt O'Brien's Brasil

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
2B: Oil Spill Response Science and Technology: Bridging from Research to Response
Room: 350/351
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Chair:
Tom Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Moderator:
David Davidson, Retired, Chevron
Speakers: “Bridging Research to Response” – How Can the Spill Response Community Benefit from Academic Engagement and Collaboration
Abstract
Rob Holland, Ph.D., Technical Lead, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
  The Movement and Erosion of Sunken Oil
Abstract
Melissa Gloekler, Ph.D. Student, Coastal Response Research Center
  Texas General Land Office Online Oil Spill Response (OSR) Tool
Abstract
Steve Buschang, Director or Research and Development State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
  Emerging Technologies in Emergency Response
Abstract
Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
3B: Salvage and Marine Firefighting Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Room: 352
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Chair:
Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Asst. Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage
Speakers: Bouchard Barge 255 Explosion, Fire, Oil Spill & Salvage – Port Aransas, Texas
Abstract
Lt Shannon Anthony, Incident Management Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
Co-Author(s):
Zachary H. Pickett (CDR, USCG, ret.), Emergency Prepardness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
  M/T Burgos – Gulf of Mexico Tanker Fire
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group
  Ultra Large Container Vessel Fire - The Salvage of M/V "Maersk Honam"
Abstract
Douglas Martin, President and General Manager, Smit Salvage Americas, Inc.
  Dredge Fire, Oil Spill & Salvage Operation – Port O’Connor, Texas
Abstract
Lt Joe Anthony, Contingency Planning and Preparedness Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
Co-Author(s):
LTJG Andrew Garcia, Assistant Chief of IMD, U. S. Coast Guard

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
4B: Impacts of Wildlife Regulations
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Andy Tirpak, Principal, A To Sea Environmental
Co-Chair:
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas
Speakers: Key Principles for Oiled Wildlife Care: Development of a Technical Support Document to Accompany the IPIECA-IOGP Good Practice Guide on Wildlife Response Preparedness
Abstract
Michael Ziccardi D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network
  Wildlife Response Planning: Challenges and Standards for Industry Preparedness
Abstract
Charlie Hebert, Response Planning Manager, Focus Wildlife
  Transboundary Issues with Sea Turtles and Wildlife
Abstract
Jaime Peña, Curator of Conservation Programs, Gladys Porter Zoo

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
5B: In Situ Burn Case Studies
Room: 356
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Chair:
Pat McCaffrey PE, Emergency Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Co., LP
Speakers: Ash Coulee Incident Case Study
Abstract
Ken Dockweiler, Director - Land, Government and Compliance, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company
Co-Author(s):
Bob Dundas, Environmental Coordinator, Belle Fourche Pipeline Co.
  Buhl, Idaho Response Case Study with a Focus on the In Situ Burn
Abstract
Eric Haugstad, Director, Contingency Planning & Emergency Response, Andeavor
  Ash Coulee: A Study of In Situ Burn and its Approval
Abstract
Joyel Dhieux, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 8

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
7B: MC-20 Insight into the Longest Running Active Unified Command in Response History
Room: 345
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Chair:
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Moderator:
Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, C - K Associates LLC
Speakers: Using Consensus Ecological Risk Assessment for MC-20 Response Options
Abstract
Wade Bryant, Senior Scientist, C - K Associates LLC
  Subsea Remnant Oil Release Detection Methods – Comparing Multiple Approaches
Abstract
Christopher M. Reddy, Ph.D., Principal, Makepeace Environmental Solutions, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Richard Camilli, Associate Scientist w/ Tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  How Politics has Displaced Science and Math in Response Decision Making (RP Perspective)
Abstract
Will Pecue, President, Taylor Energy Company

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12:45 PM 1:15 PM
Exhibitor Showcase Theater: Preventing disasters by blocking spills BEFORE they spread
Room: Hall D, end of aisle 500
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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
1C: Mexico Exploration and Production
Room: 348/349
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Chair:
David R. Pertuz, Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Moderator:
Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates
Speaker: Overview of Planned and Ongoing E&P Activities in Mexico
Abstract
Erik Lopez, Technical Committee Secretary, The Mexican Association of Hydrocarbons Companies (AMEXHI)
  Texas General Land Office Perspective
Abstract
Steve Buschang, Director or Research and Development State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
2C: Detection of Submerged Oil
Room: 350/351
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Chair:
Helen Dubach, Consultancy Services Manager, CTEH RM
Speakers: U.S. Coast Guard Regulatory Update: Impacts to OSRO's
Abstract
Captain Mark Shepard, CDR NSF/CO NSFCC, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
  Submerged Oil Detection and Monitoring with Snares
Abstract
Jesse Ross, M.S. Student, Coastal Response Research Center
Co-Author(s):
Nancy Kinner, Ph.D., Director, Coastal Response Research Center
  Response to Moving Sunken Oil
Abstract
Alexander Balsley, P.E., Environmental Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  Advancements in Non-Floating Oil Detection and Recovery
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
3C: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Irma /Maria Vessel Removal Operations under ESF-10
Room: 352
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Chair:
Brandi Todd, NOAA SSC, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
Moderator:
Adam Davis, NOAA SSC, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Speaker: Overview of ESF 10 Response
Abstract
Scott Zengel, Vice President, Research Planning, Inc.
Panelists:
Bradford Benggio, Scientific support coordinator, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
 
LT Quentin Long, Incident Management Division Chief, United States Coast Guard
 
Scott Zengel, Vice President, Research Planning, Inc.

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
4C: Meeting Compliance Challenges
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
CDR Deon J. Scott, Contingency Planning, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
Speakers: Next Steps: Enhancing Compliance for Texas Certified Coastal Oil Handling Facilities
Abstract
D'Anne Stites, Program Manager Spill Case Processing, Texas General Land Office
  Meeting Compliance Challenges with Industry and Regulatory Partners
Abstract
Tom Millet, Planning Director, Witt O'Brien's
  Collaboration Between Industry and Regulatory Agencies to Improve Compliance
Abstract
Jami Christley, Response Plans Specialist, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
5C: Pre-Planning for the Inland Zone
Room: 356
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Chair:
Brian Fay, Field Services, Environmental Restoration LLC
Moderator:
Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66
Speaker: How Quality Plans Can Impact Operations During a Response
Abstract
Christine Millner, MBA, PMP, Director, Quality Management and Senior Consultant, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Chris Kuhlman, Project Toxicologist, CTEH, LLC
  Industry Contingency Planning on High Visibility Waterbodies: Railroad and Agency Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Case Studies
Abstract
Colin Mcwilliams, Senior Project Manager, Polaris Applied Sciences
  West Texas Emergency Preparedness Initiatives
Abstract
Stephen Kastensmidt, Crisis and Emergency Management, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
6C: How to Meet Expectations Through Best Management Practices
Room: 357
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Chair:
Nick Benson DPNA US SSU UOF, US EMPR & Crisis Management, Equinor
Speakers: Meeting your Training and Exercise Requirements, Not Just Checking the Box
Abstract
Jeremiah Jeffries, Sr.EHS Specialist-Emergency Response-Global Onshore Assets, Hess Corporation
  Hands-On Practice – Ensuring Proficiency Through Active Learning
Abstract
Kevin Voisin, Chief Operating Officer, Forefront Emergency Management
  Best Management Practices for Maintaining a Competent Away Team
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
7C: Case Study: Stone Energy Subsea Dispersant Injection SSDI Application - API 4719
Room: 345
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Chair:
Robert Simmons PE, President, Environmental Science Services
Speakers: Overview of Stone Energy Drill and SSDI Application
Abstract
Patrick Eiland (LCDR USCG, Retired), Executive Vice President, Veris Global LLC
  Stone Energy Case Study on Subsea Dispersants Using API 4719 from an Operational Aspect
Abstract
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant, HWCG & Independent Consultant
  Monitoring Equipment and Monitoring Data During the Drill
Abstract
Jodi Harney Ph.D., Energy Director | Senior Scientist, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
  RRT-6 Role in Subsea Dispersant Injection Approval Process
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

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3:15 PM 3:45 PM
Exhibitor Showcase Theater: The New Hydrocarbon Remediation and Emergency/Spill Response Paradigm!
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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
1D: The Human Element
Room: 348/349
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Chair:
Ann Hayward Walker BFA, MBA, President, SEA Consulting Group
Speakers: Implementing a Serious Injury and Fatality Exposure Rate in the Oil and Gas Industry
Abstract
Erika Gwilt, Directror, DEKRA
  Preparing for a Rapid Response to Oil Spills: Protecting and Assessing the Health and Well-Being of Communities - Summary of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Workshop
Abstract
Ann Hayward Walker, President, SEA Consulting Group
  Community Engagement in Pre-Spill Planning and Post-Spill Response and Recovery
Abstract
Keith Nicholls, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Alabama
  Emergency Management Response Groups: Methods of Self-Care and Supporting Colleagues throughout the Response Phase
Abstract
Anthony H. Speier Ph.D., Associate Professor Ronald Reagan Professorship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
2D: Surface Oil Surveillance and Detection
Room: 350/351
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Chair:
Charles Armbruster, Coastal Resources Scientist Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
Moderator:
Adrienne Gossman, Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
Speakers: Detection and Validation of Emulsified Oil using RADARSAT-2
Abstract
Gordon Staples, Senior Analyst/Project Manager, MDA
Co-Author(s):
Oscar Garcia, Director, WaterMapping
  Quantitative Analysis and a Ground Truth Assessment of Infrared Polarimetric Detection of Oil
Abstract
David Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
  Testing a Hierarchy of Remote Sensing/Aerial Surveillance Approaches as Part of a Planned Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Drill
Abstract
Christian Haselwimmer, Environmental Remote Sensing Scientist, Chevron
Co-Author(s):
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
3D: In Situ Burn: A Historical Perspective and Advances in Technical and Regulatory Framework
Room: 352
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Chair:
Josh Clifford, Project Manager, QualiTech Environmental
Moderator:
Marty Cramer, Principal Emergency Response Consultant, ConocoPhillips
Speakers: In Situ Burn Applicability in Coastal Spill Impact Areas: A Historical Case Study Overview to Include Current Unified Command Expectations and Streamlined Approval Process Requirements
Abstract
Patrick J. Bergeron, President, Forefront Emergency Management, LP
  Responder and Public Health
Abstract
Scott Skelton, M.S., CIH, Senior IH/ER Consultant, CTEH, LLC
  In Situ Burn Operational Planning
Abstract
Rick Francis, Lead Firefighter, T&T Salvage, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association / Teichman Group
  In Situ Burn Guidance RRT Region 6
Abstract
Adam Tyndale (CDR, retired), Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
Co-Author(s):
Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
4D: Wildlife Response Updates for Planning
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Katie Caldwell, Biologist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
Speakers: Effect of Dispersants on Wildlife: Being Prepared
Abstract
Michael Ziccardi D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network
  Effects and Decontamination of Products upon Wildlife
Abstract
J. Jill Heatley DVM MS DABVP (Avian) DACZM, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University
  Survey for Oiled Wildlife Response: The How's and the Why's
Abstract
Robert Nailon, Senior Wetland Scientist, Cardno

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
5D: Case Studies in the Inland Zone
Room: 356
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Chair:
Charles Comerford, Regional Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)
Moderator:
Jon Wickersham, ER Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
Speakers: Case History: Spill Response for the 2014 UK Somerset Level Floods
Abstract
Hannah Goddard, Senior Spill Response Specialist, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
  Air Monitoring for Crude Oil Vapor Hazards - Pipeline Emergency Response - Amherst, South Dakota
Abstract
Christopher Mattair, Senior Scientist, GHD Services
Co-Author(s):
Curt Olson, Safety Specialist, TransCanada Corporation
  Two Spills - One City: The New Orleans April Responses
Abstract
Nicola Beer, Ph.D., Senior Technical Adviser, ITOPF Ltd.
Co-Author(s):
Helen Dubach, Consultancy Services Manager, CTEH RM
Brandi Todd, NOAA SSC, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
LT Steve Wall, NOAA SSC, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
Justin Mellen, Manager of Gulf Coast Operations, ECM Maritime Services, LLC

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
6D: Regulatory Expectations for Training and Exercises
Room: 357
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Chair:
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, CFPS, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
Panelists:
Thomas Tregle, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
 
CDR Deon J. Scott, Contingency Planning, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
 
Chris Perry, Oil Inspector, U.S. EPA, Region 6
 
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
 
Nick Benson DPNA US SSU UOF, US EMPR & Crisis Management, Equinor
 
Kim Griffith, Regional Director, South Texas Coastal Zone, Texas General Land Office

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
7D: Subsea Dispersant Injection (SSDI) - Comparing Relative Risks, Setting Expectations, and Managing Data
Room: 345
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Chair:
Don Costanzo, Software Development Manager, RPS Ocean Science
Speakers: Looking in from the Outside: Setting Expectations for Dispersant Use Decision-Making
Abstract
Gina Coelho, Principal Senior Scientist, Sponson Group Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Ann Slaughter, Senior Scientist, Sponson Group Inc.
  Environmental Data Management and Real-Time Communication to Support Decision-Making During Exercises and Incidents
Abstract
Jodi Harney, Ph.D., Energy Director | Senior Scientist, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
  Comparing Relative Risks to Ecological Components When SSDI is Included in Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Michael Bock, Ph.D., Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll
Co-Author(s):
Hilary Robinson, PE, Manager, Environ International Corporation
Richard Wenning, MEM, Principal, Ramboll
Deborah French-McCay, Ph.D., Director, Research and Model Development, RPS Ocean Science
Jill Rowe, Director, RPS ASA
Ann Hayward Walker, BFA, MBA, President, SEA Consulting Group

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Thursday, November 15

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
1E: Risks and Security in a Digital World
Room: 348/349
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Moderator:
Jonathan Sawicki, Associate Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Speaker: Cyber Risk, Cyber Incident Response, and Ensuring Mission Critical Operations
Abstract
James Espino, President/CEO, Gnostech, Inc.

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
2E: Surveillance and Visualization Technologies
Room: 350/351
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Chair:
Christopher Dufore, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Co-Chair:
David Palandro Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Development of a Multi-Purpose Self-Propelled Camera System
Abstract
Douglas Mitchell, Research Associate, ExxonMobil
Co-Author(s):
Tim Thornton, Chief Scientist, Tactical Electronics
Ryan Davis, Scientist, Tactical Electronics
  Integration of Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning and Image Analytics in Oil Spill Response
Abstract
Jeff Williams, Director - Operations, W6 Emergency Response Tech Services
Co-Author(s):
Matthew Ziska, CEO, Ziska Unmanned Machines Associates (ZUMA) Inc
Tom Zambrano, Chief Technologist, Ziska Unmanned Machines Associates (ZUMA) Inc
  Situational Awareness- Effective Utilization of Surveillance and Visualization Tools
Abstract
James Pringle, Assurance and Development Advisor: Surveillance, Modelling and Visualisation, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
  Diverse Application of Surveillance Technologies
Abstract
Kevin Hoskins, VP, Telecom and Information Systems, Marine Spill Response Corporation
Co-Author(s):
Mark Hess, Director of Operations, Ocean Imaging Corp.

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
3E: Response Community: Past, Present, and Future
Room: 352
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Chair:
Robert Chambers, Director, Global Risk Solutions
Co-Chair:
Nelson Fetgatter, President, Phoenix Pollution Control & Environmental Services, Inc.
Moderator:
Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr., National Response Corporation (NRC)
Panelists:
Mike Reese, Senior Vice President, National Response Corporation (NRC)
 
Mike Walker, Sales Manager, Marine Spill Response Corporation
 
John Sweeney, Regional Response Manager, Clean Gulf Associates
 
Nick Benson DPNA US SSU UOF, US EMPR & Crisis Management, Equinor
 
Edward Turner, Director - Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
4E: Response, Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), and Restoration
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Gina M. Saizan, Natural Resource Damage Assessment Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
Moderator:
Aaron Holton, Senior Emergency Response Coordinator, Witt O'Brien's
Speakers: Improved Coordination Between Response and NRDA - RRT6 Guidance
Abstract
Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
  Aligning Response and NRDA Data Collection for Spills of Any Size—Can You Afford Not To?
Abstract
Laurie Benton, Managing Scientist, EXPONENT
Co-Author(s):
Linda Cook, Managing Scientist, EXPONENT
  From Response to Restoration - Three Louisiana Coastal Oil Spills that Lead to one Restoration Project
Abstract
Eva Windhoffer, MSc, Coastal Resources Scientist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
6E: Exercise Success! Train Like You Fight and Fight Like You Train
Room: 357
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Chair:
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager-PTS Emergency MGMT, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Moderator:
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
Speakers: Elevate the Joint Information Center (JIC)-Command Interface in Exercises to Replicate Real-life Response Challenges
Abstract
Sam Sacco, President, Strategy & Communications
  The Value of Practicing Remote Participation Exercises
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group
  Truly Improving Response Capability Using Exercises
Abstract
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
7E: Well Containment Companies - What is their Future?
Room: 345
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Chair:
Mike Noel, Commercial Director, HWCG
Speakers: Subsea Containment in the Gulf of Mexico - HWCG Update
Abstract
Craig Castille, Managing Director, HWCG
  Capacity Beyond the Gulf of Mexico
Abstract
Matt Clements, SWIS Director, Oil Spill Response Limited
  Taylor Energy MC-20 Seep Containment System: Applications and Limitations
Abstract
Will Pecue, President, Taylor Energy Company

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
2F: Response Research
Room: 350/351
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Chair:
Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Speakers: BSEE Oil Spill Response Research
Abstract
Jay Cho, Ph.D., Research Engineer, BSEE
  Decision Tree for Determining the Relative Efficiency of Various Dispersant Delivery Technologies
Abstract
Amy McCleney, Research Engineer, SwRI
  Multispectral UAS for Detection, Characterization, and Mapping Oil Spills
Abstract
Oscar Garcia, Director, WaterMapping
Co-Author(s):
Jay Cho, Ph.D., Research Engineer, BSEE
  Gulf of Mexico - Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis
Abstract
Cullen Jones, Physical Scientist / Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
3F: Shoreline Assessment and Response: The Future of SCAT
Room: 352
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Chair:
Elliott Taylor Ph.D., Principal & Sr. Consultant, Polaris Applied Sciences
Moderator:
Helen Dubach, Consultancy Services Manager, CTEH RM
Speakers: How is SCAT Managed and Where Does SCAT Fit in ICS
Abstract
Ed Owens, President, Owens Coastal Consultants
  Mississippi River Fuel Oil Spill April 2018: Lessons Relative to SCAT Program
Abstract
Robert Simmons PE, President, Environmental Science Services
Co-Author(s):
Travis Scott, Environmental Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences Inc.
  The Certification of Oil Detection Canines
Abstract
Paul Bunker, Director, Chiron K9
Co-Author(s):
Ed Owens, President, Owens Coastal Consultants
Helen Dubach, Consultancy Services Manager, CTEH RM
  The Future of SCAT
Abstract
Carl Childs, Ph.D., Oceanographer, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
4F: Regulatory Updates
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Allen Cowart, Vice President - Operations Safety & Compliance / Special Projects, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.
Speakers: Discharges to the Gulf: How New Regulations May Affect the Oil and Gas Industry and How to Comply
Abstract
Angie Perez, Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Christine Millner, MBA, PMP, Director, Quality Management, CTEH, LLC
  BSEE Regulatory Updates: Proposed Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule
Abstract
Lance Labiche, President, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.
  E-Manifesting – Modernization of the Nation’s Cradle-To-Grave Hazardous Waste Tracking Process for Hazardous Waste
Abstract
Angie Martin, P.E., CHMM,, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
6F: Response Competency Processes
Room: 357
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Chair:
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager-PTS Emergency MGMT, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Speakers: Core Principles for Developing and Maintaining an Effective Incident Management Competency Program
Abstract
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI
  Shell's ICS Skill Pool Development Program
Abstract
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager-PTS Emergency MGMT, Shell Exploration & Production Company
  ExxonMobil’s Response Team Training Process
Abstract
Stephanie McQueen, Emergency Response and Preparedness Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  Credentialing of an International Incident Management Assist Team
Abstract
Stephen Pepper MS, CSP, CFPS, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

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10:45 AM 12:15 PM
7F: Subsea Oil Release Modeling
Room: 345
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Chair:
Capt. Blake Welborn, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma
Speakers: Modeling Hydrocarbon Exposure from Deepwater Blowouts with and without Subsea Dispersant Injection – Sensitivity Analysis on Key Inputs
Abstract
Deborah French-McCay, Ph.D., Director, Research and Model Development, RPS Ocean Science
  Mississippi Canyon 209: Tracking a Deepwater Discharge
Abstract
Paige Doelling, Ph.D., SSC, NOAA/NOS/ORR/ERD
  The True Nature of an Underwater Oil-and-Gas Release; Consequence on Estimation of Oil Discharge and Oil Dispersion
Abstract
Michel C. Boufadel, Professor and Director, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
1G: The Consideration of Environmental Data Management
Room: 348/349
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Co-Chairs:
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
 
Maria Hartley Ph.D., Technical Lead, Chevron
Speakers: Overview of Data Management and Potential Challenges
Abstract
Maria Hartley Ph.D., Technical Lead, Chevron
  Integration of Data Management into the Environmental Unit
Abstract
James McCormack M.S.E.S., M.P.A., CHMM, Director, Sales and Marketing, CTEH, LLC
Panelist:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist, Shell Exploration & Production Company
 
Nancy E. Kinner, Director, Coastal Response Research Center
 
Michael Lodge, Senior Counsel, Chevron Midstream and Development: Shipping/Maritime Law
 
Tony Palagyi, Sr. Managing Scientist, Exponent Inc
 
Gina M. Saizan, Natural Resource Damage Assessment Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
3G: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Major Natural Disasters
Room: 352
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Chair:
Tj Engstrom, Director-Emergency Services, Clean Harbors
Moderator:
Dwight Bradshaw, Senior Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
Speakers: Hurricane Harvey Response: A perspective from the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) - Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division
Abstract
Brent Koza, Corpus Christi Regional Manager, Texas General Land Office
  ESF-10 Operations following a Major Disaster
Abstract
Joseph Leonard, MEP, PCP, CEM, CHS-V (CDR, USCG, ret.), Principal Consultant, Penta Consortium, LLC
  Phillips 66 Response to Hurricane Harvey
Abstract
Jared Angelle (CDR, USCGR), Emergency Response Team Leader, Phillips 66

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
4G: PREP 2016.1 – An Update on Proposed Changes
Room: 353/354
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Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Panelists:
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
 
Jonathan Smith, NPREP Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard
 
J. Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer, US EPA - Region 10
 
John Caplis, Emergency Oil Spill Response Coordinator, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Oil Spill Preparedness Division

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
6G: Right Sizing the Incident Management Team for Exercises and Real Events
Room: 357
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Chair:
Stephanie McQueen, Emergency Response and Preparedness Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Understanding the Needs from an OSRO Perspective
Abstract
Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group
  Regulator Expectations
Abstract
Craig Kartye, Regional Manager, Texas General Land Office
  Maintaining Emergency Volunteer Corps and Staffing-Perspective 1
Abstract
Art Powers, Emergency Preparedness & Response Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  Maintaining Emergency Volunteer Corps and Staffing-Perspective 2
Abstract
Shawn Essert, Emergency Response Manager, Shell Exploration & Production Company

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