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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
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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
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Seth Gibbon, Field Solutions Engineer, SET Environmental, Inc.
  Current and Emerging EPA Approved Analytical Methods for PFAS
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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
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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
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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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