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Track 1: Planning and Preparedness


1A: Area Contingency Planning

Tuesday, December 05 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: 350 D
This session is for all members of the response community who want to be better prepared to respond to oil spills. The area committee planning process is a proactive effort to address potential oil releases and to prepare to effectively respond to actual oil discharges into the environment. Area contingency planning is a collaborative effort among Federal, State, and local entities as well as academia, industry, oil spill removal organizations, and environmental groups to evaluate resources at risk and to provide recommendations for protection of these resources. This session will cover an overview of the concepts of the National Response Framework (NRF), focusing on regional and area planning including site specific response planning and geographic response plans.
Chair:
Scott Gaudet, RETIRED Region 2 Director, Texas General Land Office
Speakers: How Area Committees work with the Regional Response Team/ Statewide Area Committee Update
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
  Use of the Texas General Land Office Toolkit as a Preparedness and Response Tool
Abstract
Steven Buschang, Director of Research and Development State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
  Geographic Response Plans vs. Site Specific Response Plans
Abstract
Craig Kartye, Regional Manager, Texas General Land Office
Co-Author(s):
Brent Koza, Corpus Christi Regional Manager, Texas General Land Office
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1B: The "Family of Plans" that Govern an Oil or Hazardous Materials Spill Response

Wednesday, December 06 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 350 D
This session will present an overview of the various Local, State, and Federal Emergency Management Plans that govern an oil and/or hazardous materials spill response. Emergency management representatives from City, County/Parish, State, and Federal agencies, who would respond to an incident, will highlight their Plan’s requirements for the response. And, of note, they’ll review how various Private Sector Emergency Operations Plans must align with their respective Plans. In addition, an overview of the relationships with various Mutual Aid/Response Cooperative partners will be presented, as well.
Chair:
Dan Buchanan MS, CSP, TEM, Associate Training Specialist - Preparedness Program, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Speakers: Local City Plan
Abstract
Bruce Clawson (retired), Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Texas City
  Local County Plan
Abstract
David Wade, Industrial Liaison, Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  State Plan
Abstract
Jenniffier Shields Hawes, District Coordinator – Field Response Section, DDC 16 – Houston, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas DPS
  Federal Plan (Area Contingency Plan)
Abstract
Patrick Cuty, CTCAC Executive Administrator, Planning & Readiness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
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1C: Use of Incident Command System (ICS) - Incidents and Exercises

Wednesday, December 06 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 350 D
This session will explore the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in drills, events, incidents and exercises. Experienced emergency management professionals will share their personal tips, tactics, benefits and best practices with you.
Chair:
Zachary H. Pickett, Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
Speakers: Benefits of Agency Participation in ICS Drills/Exercises
Abstract
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, TC Energy
  Getting in Right from the Start – The Importance of the Initial Unified Command Meeting and the First Command and General Staff Meeting
Abstract
Joseph Leonard Jr., MEP, PCP, CEM, CHS-V (CDR USCG, retired), Principal Consultant, Penta Consortium, LLC
  Revised PREP Guideline Review: What You Should Know?
Abstract
Daniel Sobieski, Executive Director Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's
  Implementing ICS in the Americas Region—a Slow Process
Abstract
Mike Gass (CDR USN retired), Consultant, Confident Backstop
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1D: 2017 MEXUS Exercise - One Gulf Commitment to Preparedness

Wednesday, December 06 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: 350 D
This session will share valuable lessons learned from the 2017 MEXUS exercise, focusing on topics that are important to industry and government agencies. The shared knowledge and experience will promote continued improvements with MEXUS communication and coordination efforts.
Chair:
Michael Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Co-Chair:
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
Speakers: MEXUS - Multiyear Planning Process
Abstract
Stephen Kastensmidt, Crisis and Emergency Management, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  Data Management Plans and Guidance
Abstract
James McCormack, M.S.E.S., M.P., Director, Sales and Marketing, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Paige Doelling, State Scientific Coordinator, NOAA/NOS/ORR/ERD
  Subsea Dispersants and Supply Management
Abstract
James Hanzalik, Vice President, Clean Gulf Associates
  Offshore Wildlife Recovery and Rehabilitation
Abstract
Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC
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1E: Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises (GIUE)

Thursday, December 07 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 350 D
This session will discuss GIUE programs from representative agencies. Emphasis will be placed on exercise expectations. Use and evaluation of exercise results, and tracking of hotspots within the NPREP components for inland, coastal, and offshore will be discussed.
Chair:
CDR John Lovejoy, Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard MSU Port Arthur
Speakers: Inland Perspective
Abstract
Troy Swackhammer Ch.E., Chemical Engineer, US EPA - Region 10
  Inland Perspective
Abstract
Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA
  Coastal Perspective
Abstract
LT Meagan Bowis, Program Manager, U. S. Coast Guard
Co-Author(s):
Justin Hoffer, Program Manager, U. S. Coast Guard
  Offshore Perspective
Abstract
Thomas Tregle, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
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1F: Live Table Top Exercise - How to Use your Response Plan

Thursday, December 07 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 350 D
Take what you’ve learned in the Planning and Preparation track and apply it to a live Table Top Exercise where you will learn to implement the plan you have in place. The exercise will go through the process of initial notification, initial Incident Command System (ICS)-201, source control, mobilization of equipment, staff through remediation and then a wrap-up.
Chair:
Cathy McLean, EHS Manager, Iskandia Energy Operating, Inc.
Panelists:
LTJG Scott Perrygo, Assistant Chief of Contingency Planning, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
 
Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, TC Energy
 
Kevin Voisin, Chief Operating Officer, Forefront Emergency Management
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