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Track 2: Response


2A: Wildlife Response: Challenges and Opportunities to Overcome Them

Tuesday, December 05 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: 351 D
Join us for a discussion addressing the multiple challenges that may be encountered during a wildlife response. The issues that arise may range from managing volunteers, to legal issues involved in moving animals across state lines to negotiating movement of equipment. The session will conclude with a panel discussion to allow amble time for Q&A and should not be missed if you work with wildlife.
Chair:
Andy Tirpak, Principal, A To Sea Environmental
Speakers: Wildlife Response Challenges Arising from a Texas Fire Incident
Abstract
Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC
  Sea Turtles: Vulnerability to Oil Spills and Important Considerations for Wildlife Response
Abstract
Stacy Hargrove, Sea Turtle Early Restoration Project Coordinator, NOAA, Office of Protected Resources
  Marine Mammals: Challenges in Wildlife Response
Abstract
Elizabeth Stratton, Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Disaster Response Coord, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
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2B: Environmental Issues

Wednesday, December 06 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 351 D
This session will explore a variety of environmental topics related to oil spill response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). The use of early restoration will be examined along with a case study on its use for the Deepwater Horizon incident. New approaches for identifying subsurface oil in sensitive marsh environments will also be addressed.
Chair:
Chris Pfeifer, Senior Principal, Cardno
Co-Chair:
Greg Minnery, Environmental Scientist, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Speakers: North Breton Island Early Restoration Project Case Study
Abstract
Murat Utku, P.E., Ph.D., Practice Lead, OBG
Co-Author(s):
Gary Emmanuel, Project Director, OBG Part of Ramboll
James Davis, Sr. Project Manager & Federal Programs, OBG
Christopher Calkins, Vice President, OBG
Lyle Trumbull, Manager, OBG Part of Ramboll
Lawrence Malizzi, Senior Manager, OBG Part of Ramboll
  Perspectives on Early Restoration for NRDA
Abstract
Chris Pfeifer, Senior Principal, Cardno
  Evaluation of the Distribution of Weathered Oil Residues within Louisiana Coastal Marshes Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using Real-Time Soil-Gas Probe Monitoring
Abstract
Scott Miles Ph.D., Senior Rersearch Engineer, Louisiana State University
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2C: Response Case Studies

Wednesday, December 06 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 351 D
This session will focus on case studies of actual responses. It will include alternate response technologies and a variety of response environments.
Chair:
Shaw Thompson, President, OMI
Speakers: Green Canyon 248 Offshore Response and Choices about the Use of Alternative Response Technologies
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., State Scientific Coordinator, NOAA/NOS/ORR/ERD
  Bay Long Pipeline Response
Abstract
LCDR Michael Wolfe, CHIEF OF INCIDENT MANAGMENT, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
  Northern Saskatchewan River Spill
Abstract
TJ Engstrom, Director-Emergency Services, Clean Harbors
Co-Author(s):
Mark Ploen, VP, QualiTech Environmental
  2015 Santa Barbara (Refugio) Pipeline Spill
Abstract
Patrick Hodgins, Managing Director, Safety, Security & CMS, Plains All American Pipeline, Plains All American
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2D: Response to Unconventional Oils

Wednesday, December 06 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: 351 D
Much attention has been given to unconventional oil spills and their response. This session will focus on case studies, responses, science, and experiences responding to these oils. From sinking oils to highly volatile evaporative oils and how the response may differ from conventional oils.
Chair:
J.T. Ewing, Regional Director, Texas General Land Office
Speakers: New Classifications in OSRO Guidelines- Non-Floating Oils
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO, American Salvage Association
  Case Study: Jefferson Energy 2016 Pipeline Spill
Abstract
Mark Underhill, Response Officer, Texas General Land Office
  Unconventional Oil Response
Abstract
Kevin Landry, Response Officer, Texas General Land Office
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2E: Safety and Health

Thursday, December 07 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 351 D
This session will focus on a health and safety review for response activities including the use of new technologies and interactivity with the public on health concerns when Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) is required.
Chair:
Brian Reilly, Scientist, CK Associates LLC
Speakers: Managing Health & Safety Risks During a Response
Abstract
Scot Rudolph, President/Owner, Independent HSE Consultant
  Air Monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Abstract
Dyron Hamlin, MS, PE, CIH, Engineer, GHD
  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Responders and the Public
Abstract
Paul Nony Ph.D., Director, Toxicology and Occupational Health, CTEH, LLC
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2F: Salvage/Marine Firefighting/Source Control

Thursday, December 07 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 351 D
This session is intended for the U.S. Coast Guard, Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) providers, and vessel owner/operators who want to gain a better understanding of SMFF resource provider roles and responsibilities under OPA 90, emergency response integration, and more. A case study on the Roll-on/roll-off Caribbean Fantasy, will provide a real perspective on a combined salvage and MMF case.
Chair:
Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Asst. Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage
Co-Chair:
James Calhoun, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, T&T Salvage, LLC
Speakers: The Salvage Industry: A Proven Framework to Prevent Oil Spills
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO, American Salvage Association
  Caribbean Fantasy - Was it?
Abstract
Ed Turner, Director, Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's
  Emergency Response Integration Under OPA-90
Abstract
Assistant Chief Craig Shelley MS, CFPS, Manager, Marine Operations, Industrial Emergency Services
Co-Author(s):
Division Chief Sue Tarantino MBA, CFEI, Vice President, Industrial Emergency Services
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2G: Issues Influencing Organizations During Emergency Response Activities

Thursday, December 07 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 351 D
The success of an organization during an emergency response is heavily dependent on their ability to adapt to a variety of issues influencing response activities. This session will provide responders insight into the challenges of building a sustainable organization which meets stakeholder needs and being responsive to impacted communities while ensuring responsible environmental cleanups are accomplished.
Chair:
Kayla Barnes, Qualified Individual Coordinator, Plains All American
Speakers: Stakeholders Role/Responsibility in a Response
Abstract
Tim O'Leary, Director, Crisis Communications, Witt O'Brien's
  Sustainable Technologies Assessment and Demonstration
Abstract
Bruce Richards JSM, MCP, CEO, Sustainable Research Foundation
  Organizing Chaos - Bringing Order to the Initial Response
Abstract
Ryan Andersen, Response Manager, Plains All American
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