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Track 3: Inland Preparedness and Response


3A: Case Studies from the Inland Zone

Tuesday, December 05 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: 351 E
This session will focus on case studies from a number of rail and pipeline responses stretching from Washington, North Dakota, Mississippi, and Georgia. The ensuing discussion will allow for the audience to walk away with lessons learned from actual responses.
Chair:
Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
Speakers: Columbia River Gorge Unit Train - Type 1 Response
Abstract
John Temperilli, Managing Director, KSolv, Garner, OMI
  Canadian National’s Rapid Response and Closure – Derailment New Augusta, Mississippi
Abstract
Troy Bernal, Vice President, GHD Services
Co-Author(s):
Devin Sprinkle, Senior Manager, Regional Environment (U.S.), CN
  North Dakota 2015 Pipeline Response
Abstract
James McCormack, M.S.E.S., M.P., Director, Sales and Marketing, CTEH, LLC
  CR-91: A First-hand Narrative and Video Overflight of Active Response Operations
Abstract
Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company
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3B: Inland Response Planning

Wednesday, December 06 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: 351 E
This session will provide perspectives and considerations to spill contingency planning for inland areas. The session will explore the probability of spills from rail and pipeline, how trajectories are modeled, and approaches to developing protection strategies.
Chair:
Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences
Moderator:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Speakers: Rail and Pipeline Spill Probability and Volume Analysis
Abstract
Dagmar Etkin Ph.D., President, Environmental Research Consulting
  Oil Spill Trajectory and Weathering Models for Inland Waters
Abstract
Jill Rowe, Director, RPS ASA
Co-Author(s):
Alicia Morandi, Environmental Analyst, RPS
Eric Comerma Ph.D., Senior Scientist, RPS
Jacqui Michel, President, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin,, President, Environmental Research Consulting
  Implementation and Application of PISCES
Abstract
Erin Norris, Planning & Preparedness Manager, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
Co-Author(s):
Jerry Conrad, Contingency Planning Specialist, USCG Sector Delaware Bay
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3C: Inland Response Challenges

Wednesday, December 06 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 351 E
OSRO response activities on inland waters face different challenges than do open water responses. This session will start with the theory of response activities and move through actual response challenges.
Chair:
Angie Martin PE, CHMM, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services
Speakers: Operational Limiting Factors for Response to Spills Affecting Inland Waterways
Abstract
Jacqueline Michel Ph.D., President, Research Planning, Inc. (RPI)
Co-Author(s):
Erik DeMicco Ph.D., EP&R Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
  Frigid Weather Response on Inland Waterways
Abstract
Hank Garcia, Senior Consultant, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
Scott Skelton M.S., C.I.H., Senior IH/ER Consultant, CTEH, LLC
  Pipeline Leak Assessment Tools - A Case Study Used Today for Training Purposes
Abstract
Richard Bost, Emergency Response Lead, I2M Associates, LLC
  Subchapter M's Impact on a Clean Gulf
Abstract
Lincoln Stroh (Capt. USCG retired), P.E., VP, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.
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3D: Inland Response Safety

Wednesday, December 06 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: 351 E
This session features a diverse group of speakers that will focus on the modeling, monitoring, exposure, and personnel safety best practices in the inland environment. Potential risks and appropriate emergency plans will be addressed.
Chair:
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Moderator:
David Palandro, Ph.D., ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Speakers: Protecting Workers During Crude Oil Derailment Response
Abstract
Scott Skelton MS, CIH, Senior IH/ER Consultant, CTEH, LLC
Co-Author(s):
John Kind PhD, CIH, CSP, Principal Toxicologist, Director of Toxicology, CTEH, LLC
  Developing a Safety Culture on an Emergency Response
Abstract
Ryan Andersen, Response Manager, Plains All American
  Air Dispersion Modeling for Environmental Emergency Planning and Response
Abstract
Dyron Hamlin, MS, PE, CIH, Engineer, GHD
Co-Author(s):
Benjamin Chandler, Sales, GHD Services
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