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Track 1: Response

Wednesday, April 06

Start Time End Time Information
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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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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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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Thursday, April 07

Start Time End Time Information
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, HSE Coordinator – CM & ER, ConocoPhillips
  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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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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