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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 Preparedness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
  M/T Burgos – Gulf of Mexico Tanker Fire
Abstract
Jim Elliott, COO / President, Teichman Group / American Salvage Association
  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, Manager, Readiness, 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, COO / President, Teichman Group / American Salvage Association

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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, Scientific Support Coordinator, Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA
Speaker: Overview of ESF 10 Response
Abstract
Scott Zengel, Senior Scientist, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
Panelists:
Bradford Benggio, Scientific support coordinator, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
 
LT Quentin Long, Incident Management Division Chief, United States Coast Guard
 
Scott Zengel, Senior Scientist, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)

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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, Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator, 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, Director Emergency Response & Planning, Rio Environmental Consultants
  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 Staff Scientist, R&D, MDA
Co-Author(s):
Oscar Garcia, Director, Water Mapping, LLC
  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, Emergency Response 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, Manager, Readiness, 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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