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Wednesday, April 06

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9:16 AM 10:30 AM
Keynote Session
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Speaker: State of the Inland Waterways Industry
Abstract
Peter Stephaich, Chairman & CEO, Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

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11:00 AM 12:30 PM
1A: Swift Water Response
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Chair:
Deborah Wick, Director of Client Services, National Response Corporation, a US Ecology Company
Speakers: Fastwater Operations: Tactics and Tools for Rapid Response on River Systems
Abstract
Cody Harris, President, Whitewater Rescue Institute, Inc.
  Training for Swift Water Response
Abstract
Servil Hoff, Emergency Response Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Company
  International Swift Water Response Lessons Learned with a Focus on Safety
Abstract
Tim Gunter (Commander, USCG retired), EdD, Director National Spill Control School, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

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11:00 AM 12:30 PM
2A: PFAS – Collection and Treatment Case Studies and Resulting Best Practices
Room: 301-304, Level Three
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Chair:
Chad Tameling, Executive Vice President, SET Environmental, Inc.
Co-Chair:
Grady Springer, Office of Emergency Response, Coordinator, Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Speakers: Challenges Regarding Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and the Transition to a Non-PFAS Based Firefighting Agent
Abstract
Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66
  Emerging Technologies and Best Practices for Incident Response Involving PFAS-Impacted Waters
Abstract
Seth Gibbon, Field Solutions Engineer, SET Environmental, Inc.
  Current and Emerging EPA Approved Analytical Methods for PFAS
Abstract
Stephen Somerville, Technical Director-PFAS, Pace® Science and Technology Company

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
1B: Ice Response Issues and Challenges
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Chair:
Philip Sontag Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
Co-Chair:
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
Speakers: Oil Spill Testing in Ice-Infested Waters and Implications for Inland Waterway Response
Abstract
Grant Coolbaugh, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
Co-Author(s):
Leonard Zabilansky PE, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
  Adapting Warm Weather Response Equipment and Tactics to Sub-Zero Temperatures
Abstract
Mark Ploen, Vice President, QualiTech Environmental, Inc.
  Conducting Ice Operations - An Operational Perspective
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Mike Popa, General Manager, Great Lakes Response Center, T&T Salvage, LLC

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1:30 PM 3:00 PM
2B: Training Exercises Programs Post-COVID
Room: 301-304, Level Three
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Chair:
Chris Garrard, Chief, Training and Exercise Branch, U.S. DOT PHMSA
Speakers: Preparedness and Innovations at CHEMTREC and TRANSCAER
Abstract
Erica Bernstein, Director of Outreach, CHEMTREC®
  Preparedness and Innovations at the U.S. Coast Guard
Abstract
LCDR Clifton Graham, Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER)
  Preparedness and Innovations at the U.S. DOT PHMSA
Abstract
Chris Garrard, Chief, Training and Exercise Branch, U.S. DOT PHMSA

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
1C: Fur, Feathers and Fins: Wildlife Emergency Management 101
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Chair:
Bob Dundas, Environmental Coordinator, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company
Speakers: From Planning To Activation: Wildlife Response Basics and Beyond
Abstract
Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC
  Wildlife Mitigation for Spill Response
Abstract
Trever Miller SME, Response Manager, SWAT Consulting Inc.
  Wildlife Response - An Agency Perspective
Abstract
Jo Ann Banda, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

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3:30 PM 5:00 PM
2C: Contractor Management Best Practices
Room: 301-304, Level Three
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Chair:
Keely Fitzpatrick, Customer Relations / Business Perf. Consultant, Marine Spill Response Corporation
Co-Chair:
Kenny Rhame, CIO, The Response Group
Speakers: Contractor Safety Management
Abstract
Paul Hart M.S., CSP, CIH, Senior Consultant and Director, Health & Safety Services, CTEH
  Best Practices in Managing Contractors from an Operators Perspective
Abstract
Jon Wickersham, Emergency Response Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
  Contractor Qualification Program Best Practices
Abstract
Robert Zinnecker, Interior Coordinator, Marine Spill Response Corporation

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Thursday, April 07

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
1D: Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Response
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Chair:
Robert Francis, Senior Project Manager, Shield Environmental Associates
Co-Chair:
Frederick Holt Jr., KY Environment Response Team, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Speakers: An Operator’s Integration and Use of Drone Support for Oil Spill Response in the Inland Environment
Abstract
Allyson Purcell, Sr. Emergency Response Consultant, Phillips 66
  Multi-Platform Remote Sensing - Integration of Satellite, Aircraft, Drone, and Aerostat Sensors to get the "Big Picture”
Abstract
Kevin Hoskins, VP, Telecom and Information Systems, Marine Spill Response Corporation
  Kentucky Drone Program - A State's Perspective
Abstract
Sarah Hettel, sUAS Program Coordinator, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection

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8:30 AM 10:00 AM
2D: Including Indigenous/Tribal Communities in Emergency Response Planning
Room: 301-304, Level Three
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Chair:
Kelly Malinoski, Director, Emergency Management, Trans Mountain Pipeline LP
Co-Chair:
Kent Lien, Technical Leader, Emergency Management, Canada Energy Regulator
Speakers: U.S. Regulatory and Policy Perspective
Abstract
Mary Goolie, Alaska RRT Coordinator/Area Planner, U.S. EPA Region 10
  U.S. Tribal Perspective and Experience
Abstract
Travis Hallam, Pipeline Authority/Director, Three Affiliated Tribes Pipeline Authority
  Canadian Indigenous Perspective and Experience
Abstract
Raymond Cardinal, Committee Member, TMX Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC)
  Operational Perspective
Abstract
Tina Donald, Chair -TMX Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee Emergency Management Sub-Committee, Simpcw First Nation

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
1E: Response Case Studies
Room: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Level Three
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Chair:
Cory Davis, Sr. VP, Operations & Principal Consultant, CTEH
Co-Chair:
Shasta Steinweden, Complaint Coordinator, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Speakers: Hurricane Ida Salvage Response Operations and Case Studies
Abstract
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
  West Virginia Tire Fire Oil Spill Control
Abstract
Drew McCarty, President, Specialized Professional Services, Inc.
  When Right of Ways become Rivers: A Look at Trans Mountain’s Response to the British Columbia/Washington State 2021 Floods
Abstract
Ken McLernon, Manager, Emergency Management, Trans Mountain Pipeline LP

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10:30 AM 12:00 PM
2E: Emergency Response Planning for Unique Hazards
Room: 301-304, Level Three
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Chair:
Kelly Malinoski, Director, Emergency Management, Trans Mountain Pipeline LP
Speakers: Environmental Sampling and Livestock Health: Implications for Animal Health and Downstream Litigation
Abstract
Scott Malm Ph.D., Project Toxicologist, CTEH
Co-Author(s):
Kelly Scribner Tuttle, Senior Toxicologist, CTEH
Helen Dubach, Director, Response Management, CTEH RM
  How to Avoid a Lithium-Ion Fire and What to do Before one Happens
Abstract
Angie Martin, Senior Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services
  Colonial Cyber Incident - An Overview
Abstract
Craig Wyatt, Director, Crisis Management & Response, Colonial Pipeline Company

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