Tuesday, November 8

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This workshop will review the legal framework and phases of the NRDA process as well as discuss roles within NRDA from both an operator and trustee perspective. We will also discuss how NRDA functions alongside an Incident Management Team, what information it needs, and some best-practices in sharing that information. We will close with case studies and lessons learned from past events.

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Sponsored by CTEH, no fee

With modern technology, information relating to a crisis, such as a chemical release, is usually available to the public within a few minutes of the event – and it may not be accurate. Rapidly communicating factual information after a crisis is imperative. Industry experts will demonstrate best practices and teach how to communicate quickly and effectively to employees, regulators, the press, and the public.  

  • Learn how to plan, prepare, and distribute accurate and timely information following a crisis
  • Case study presentations and working groups
  • Legal perspective panel

Who Should Attend

  • Claims personnel
  • Federal and state agencies
  • HAZMAT first responders
  • In-house counsel
  • Outside counsel
  • Industrial hygiene professionals
  • Medical professionals
  • Public information officers
  • Public relations professionals
  • Company executives and managers
Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's
Barbara Parker, Principal, Emergency Management Systems, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Dan Somma (CDR USCG, retired), Marine Terminal Compliance Advisor, Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Speakers in this session will address the value and proven necessity of a well-developed and well executed assurance program. To that end they will be providing valuable information from multiple perspectives.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Michael Baccigalopi, Crisis and Continuity Management / Emergency Response Advisor, bp GoM
Michael Roldan, Regional Director - Americas, Oil Spill Response USA Inc.
Nick Benson CFO, FCOE, SSU, SCCM, Leader, Crisis and Continuity Management, Equinor US
Nick Dyer, Response Specialist, Oil Spill Response Ltd

This session will present international case studies of responses that implemented accepted good practices. The session will include presentations from those who were actually there and give examples from government and industry to share lessons learned. International responses present additional planning and response challenges related to differing levels of local resources and government involvement. These challenges and those of future responses must be successfully overcome. Our future success will require frequent sharing of such experiences and implementation of lessons learned from responses within the U.S. as well as internationally. Come join us to hear how government and industry experts successfully met the challenge of conducting international responses.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 4: Safety in Planning, Preparedness, and Response
Cory Davis, Sr. VP, Operations & Principal Consultant, CTEH
Ed Landgraf, Chairman, CAMO Coastal and Marine Operators
Tami McMullin, Senior Toxicologist, CTEH

This session will contain a review of regulatory issues and cases surrounding community and worker safety in industry and transportation.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 3: Training and Exercises Best Management Practices
Robert Simmons PE, Executive Associate, Environmental Science Services
Mike Drieu, GOM CEM Manager, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Paul Galloway, Sr. Emergency Management Specialist, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates
Nicole Franks, President, NJ Resources, Inc.
Gary Petrae, Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

Panelists in this session will discuss the artificialities associated with spill response drills from the various perspectives of Industry, OSRO, Agency, and Consultant participants. This session is intended to set the stage for potential solutions presented in the subsequent sessions within this track.

Angela Barrow, Global Enterprise Manager, Emergency Management, Chevron
Jennifer Crouch, Principal CEM - GOM, BHP
Dustin White, Response Program Manager & Training Advisor, The Response Group
Angela Barrow, Global Enterprise Manager, Emergency Management, Chevron
D'Anne Stites, Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
Craig Wyatt, Director, Crisis Management & Response, Colonial Pipeline Company

With shifting trends now moving from virtual to physical or a hybrid of both, it is particularly important to understand the differences between IMT and BCP. Speakers in this session will help you navigate between the two as well as provide a real-world case study as an example.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Michael Baccigalopi, Crisis and Continuity Management / Emergency Response Advisor, bp GoM
Elmer Emeric, Duty Manager, Oil Spill Response Ltd
Carlos Sagrera (LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, retired), Oil Spill Control Advisor - ISCO Representant in Latin America, IMC
Matt Melton, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, International Bird Rescue

This session will be a case study focused the oi spill that emanated from the vessel “Mare Doricum” off the Peruvian Coast. The session will include presentations from those who were actually there and give examples from government and industry to share lessons learned. Responses outside the United States (U.S.) present different planning and response challenges as there are differing levels of local resources and government involvement.  These different challenges present additional opportunities for lessons learned. The response industries future success will require frequent sharing of such experiences and implementation of lessons learned globally. Come join us to hear how government and industry experts successfully met the challenge of conducting international responses.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 4: Safety in Planning, Preparedness, and Response
Nick Furnari CEM, CBCP, Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager, Marine Well Containment Company
Paul Nony, Vice President and Principal Toxicologist, CTEH
Martin Majewski, Regional Marine Manager, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Jodi Harney Ph.D., Senior Scientist | Energy Director, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.

The purpose of this session is to review how industry mitigates health and safety risks when preparing for offshore equipment deployments. The presence of volatile organic compounds and the high density of vessels and personnel in the area present safety risks to responders working at and near the incident site. This session will share best practices on how advancing procedures and technology can improve safety for the spill response community.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 3: Training and Exercises Best Management Practices
Allyson Purcell, Sr. Emergency Response Consultant, Phillips 66
Ryan Delatte, Emergency Response Specialist, Phillips 66
KC Sullivan, C&CM Training & Exercise Manager, BP

Looking for new ways to train? Join this session to learn about training tools and technology to enhance your training program.

Wednesday, November 9

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
CWO Joseph Torcivia, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma
Gabrielle McGrath, Portfolio Manager - Spill Response Specialist, RPS Group
Paige Doelling Ph.D., Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas and SW Louisiana, NOAA
Brent Koza, State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
Bryan Rogers, PVB Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

In 2019, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) sponsored a project in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard to improve the content of the coastal zone area contingency plans (ACPs) with respect to the information necessary to effectively plan for and respond to large oil spills from offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities. This collaboration between BSEE, USCG District Eight, resource trustees, state agencies, oil spill removal organizations (OSROs), and Area Committees resulted in a series of technical documents that provide offshore information for the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Collectively, these materials provide a foundation of risk assessment, resources at risk, and conceptual response information to inform coastal zone ACP planning, preparedness, and response to a significant offshore facility oil spill incident.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Mike Drieu, GOM CEM Manager, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates
Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC
Patrick J. Bergeron, President/Partner, Forefront Emergency Management, LP
Joe Bowles, Region Vice President, Marine Spill Response Corporation

This session will focus on presenting key elements regarding response strategies and tactics as a result of large-scale responses off California (West Coast), Louisiana (Gulf Coast), and Georgia (East Coast).

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Tom Coolbaugh, Facility/Program Manager, Chief Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett
Michel Boufadel, Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Tim Nedwed, OSR Principal Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
David Cooper P.Eng., Sr. Project Manager, SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd
Tom Coolbaugh, Facility/Program Manager, Chief Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett

Presentations will provide overviews of facilities that support oil spill response research and development. Presenters will then take part in a panel discussion on the topic of future opportunities to enhance capabilities.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Keely Fitzpatrick, Customer Relations / Business Perf. Consultant, Marine Spill Response Corporation
Carleen Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)
Ceren Karaer, Director, Business Development, Marine Spill Response Corporation
Maria Gonzalez-Perez, Head of ESG Strategy, Petroleum, BHP

This session will explore how the spill response community can support the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) goals of the broader industry.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Track 3: Training and Exercises Best Management Practices
James Werner, Safety Manager, Kirby Inland Marine
Allyson Purcell, Sr. Emergency Response Consultant, Phillips 66
Elizabeth Boerlin (MST1 USCG, retired), Doctoral Student, Texas A&M School of Public Health

This session will focus on the cultivation of the next generation of responders. It will include education and certification paths for new personnel as well as the recruitment and retention of those responders as managers.

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Nelson Fetgatter, President, Phoenix Pollution Control & Environmental Services, Inc.
Angie Martin, Senior Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services
John Silva, VP, Emergency Response and Operations, Global Diving and Salvage, a Moran Company
George Malvaney, Principal/Managing Partner, E3 Environmental
Andrew B. Altendorf, President & CEO, ACME Environmental
Ed Turner, President, OMI

This session will explore the future state of the contracting community in a volatile and ever-chancing business and cultural environment.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 5: Response Technologies and Research
Brent Koza, State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
Tim Nedwed, OSR Principal Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
David B. Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies
Brent Koza, State Scientific Support Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
John Caplis (USCG, Captain Retired), Emergency Oil Spill Coordinator, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

This session will focus on response research innovations. The technologies to be discussed include trajectory modeling, autonomous detection and monitoring, enhanced planning tools, and boom technologies.

Stephen Cook, Project Manager III, Texas General Land Office Oil Spill Program
Moderator — Raymond Oliveira, Manager, Texas General Land Office
Stephen Cook, Project Manager III, Texas General Land Office Oil Spill Program
Philip Horning, Derelict Vessel Program Administrator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Adam Bode, Coastal Planner, South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
Caitlin Wessel, Marine Debris Program, Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration

The purpose of this session is to educate the public and environmental community about vessel turn-in programs and how they can assist with the problems of abandon vessels along U.S. coastal waters. Each of the state presenters has had a different way of going about creating and funding their vessel turn-in programs. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 3: Training and Exercises Best Management Practices
Bruce Simons, Prevention and Preparedness Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
Nicole Franks, President, NJ Resources, Inc.
Jared Angelle (CDR, USCG, retired), Emergency Response Team Leader, Phillips 66
Sara Moore, Gulf Oil Spill Preparedness Section Supervisor, BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division
Zachary Pickett (CDR, USCG, ret.), Emergency Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 1: Planning and Preparedness
CWO-3 Brandon Todd, Emergency Management Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
Dee Oos MEd, Area Contingency Plan Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
Nicolas Brescia CHMM, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 6
Bryan Rogers, PVB Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

In this session Federal Agency representatives will provide important updates on various plans and procedures vital to the response industry.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Matt Melton, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, International Bird Rescue
Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas
Joyce Riesinger, Managing Director, Environmental and Ecological Resource Services, LLC
Elizabeth Stratton, Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Disaster Response Coord, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
J. Jill Heatley DVM MS DABVP (Avian) DACZM, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University
Danene Birtell, Readiness Coordinator - Care Operations, Oiled Wildlife Care Network, UC Davis

This session will cover complications of wildlife response and lessons learned. Topics will include updates on marine mammals and bird care in a response as well as health assessments.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 5: Response Technologies and Research
John Temperilli, President, Garner, a KSOLV Group Company
JT Newman, President, E3 Environmental
Gordon Staples, Senior Radar Applications Scientist/Project Manager, MDA
Martine Espeseth, Project Manager, Earth Observation, Kongsberg Satellite Services
Juan Velasco, Physical Scientist, NOAA
Christopher Fuller, Chief Operations Officer, RATES, Inc.

Does remote sensing have a play in response? If so, how accurate or useful? This session will focus on different remote sensing capabilities which can impact response efficacy and cost efficiency.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 6: Emerging Trends and Concerns
Helen Dubach, Director, Response Management, CTEH RM
Angie Perez, Senior Toxicologist, CTEH
Stephen Somerville, Technical Director-PFAS, Pace® Science and Technology Company

The purpose of this session is to provide updates and recommendations for developments in PFAS regulations, analytical methods, and AFFF replacement products.

Thursday, November 10

8:30 am - 10:00 am

An integral part of preparing for an oil spill response is being current and up-to-date on state and federal regulations. Learn what you need to know to conduct business relative to oil spill response and remediation directly from the federal and state regulators who are responsible for proposing new rules as well as implementation and enforcement.

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10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Track 1: Planning and Preparedness
Nick Benson CFO, FCOE, SSU, SCCM, Leader, Crisis and Continuity Management, Equinor US
Matthew Tilimon, Emergency Management Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston
Ben Badon, ER Advisor, Hess Corporation
Captain Will Watson, Deputy Sector Commander, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard 13th District
Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO)
Jimmy A. Martinez, Deputy Director, Texas General Land Office
Warren Zehner, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 6

This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of key members of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Unified Command (UC) Structure in relation to spill response operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Also shared will be challenges and concerns of each representative stakeholder during a spill response incident. The purpose of this session is to provide a better overall understanding of the Unified Command representatives to foster better working relationships in the future.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Adam Davis, Scientific Support Coordinator, NOAA - Office of Response & Restoration
Jennifer Horsman, GIS Specialist / Geologist, Research Planning, Inc.
Bryan Thom, GIS Specialist, Research Planning, Inc.
Ryan Fulton, Sr. Solution Engineer, DTN

This session is focused on highlighting recent best practices in post disaster pollution assessment tools and applications. Particular attention is given to the recent increases in number and severity of hurricanes impacting the Gulf Coast and how to leverage spatial data assessment practices and tools to effect a better response to spills that result from these impacts.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Track 5: Response Technologies and Research
Gary Petrae, Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Eric Miller, Chief, Oil Spill Preparedness Division, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Karen Stone, Program Manager, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Kristi McKinney, Research Program Manager, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Jay Cho Ph.D., Research Program Manager, Remote Sensing, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

This session will provide a summary of research and development projects funded by the BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division (OSPD) over the past ten years. Additionally, three specific projects on current technologies will be presented and a panel session will further expand on the OSPD Response Research program.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Track 6: Emerging Trends and Concerns
Angie Martin, Senior Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services
Bryan Rogers, PVB Chief, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Matthew Goldsmith, General Manager, Engineering, Marine Well Containment Company
Amy Gohres, Response Specialist and Strategic Project Manager, NOAA

This session will bring together unique hazards which are not oil spill related, but should appeal to those who are in the prevention, planning, and response spheres of influence. We have all become aware of the hazards presented by marine debris, which is the result of improper management of plastics. As we migrate toward renewable energy, we have to remember that these energy sources come with risks associated with windfarms in the ocean or large format batteries in over the road vehicles. We will also be exploring response technologies for high temperature, high pressure wells.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Breaks
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 1: Planning and Preparedness
Brian Reilly, Senior Environmental Scientist, CK Associates LLC
Nicolle Rutherford, Biologist, NOAA Emergency Response Division / Office of Response and Restoration
Christopher Fuller, Chief Operations Officer, RATES, Inc.
Monica Rusk, Claims Manager, National Pollution Funds Center
Nimish Vyas, Research Biologist, USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center

This session will highlight a few assessment techniques and studies used to determine the amount of money a responsible party pays in damage assessments and private claims following an oil spill.  

Ben Badon, ER Advisor, Hess Corporation
Moderator — Robert Chambers, Senior VP Environmental Risk Management Solutions, Global Risk Solutions
LCDR Joe Smith, Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District
LTJG Savanah Ebhert, Operations Officer, USCG National Response Center

This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the purpose, scope, and mission of key federal response stakeholders. Representatives from the National Response Center (NRC), Regional Response Team 6 (RRT6), and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Gulf Strike Team (GST) will provide information about their respective agencies. Attendees will also be given information about the history, structure, and current operational challenges that face each one of the stakeholders represented. The purpose of this session is to provide a better overall understanding of each agency to foster better working relationships in the future.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 5: Response Technologies and Research
Tim Nedwed, OSR Principal Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
Michel Boufadel, Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Anthony Knap Ph.D., Director, Geochemical & Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University
Joseph Katz, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Academics with many years of experience in oil spill response (OSR) research will describe their current and past efforts. Further, speakers will share their thoughts on the importance of how to increase collaboration between academia and the response industry.

Judith Roos, Global Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Booz Allen Hamilton

Like an oil spill, a cyber-attack is a corporate crisis that brings together a team of experts to mitigate the impact. When an oil spill, or other safety related incident, is the result of a cyber-attack the incident is escalated to include many players within the Maritime Transportation System (MTS). Preparedness for such an incident and how a company works together internally, and with its external partners, to manage this corporate crisis will dictate either success or failure. Threat actors look for access and when they find it, they exploit that access for financial purposes. However, a new risk has developed, threat actors that go beyond attempts to wreak havoc on business enterprise systems but seek to cause environmental and safety incidents that have the potential to harm not only the environment, but people.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Track 3: Training and Exercises Best Management Practices
Kenny Rhame, CIO, The Response Group
Ron Cantin, President, EMSI
Bruce Simons, Prevention and Preparedness Coordinator, Texas General Land Office
Elizabeth Boerlin (MST1 USCG, retired), Doctoral Student, Texas A&M School of Public Health

We conduct exercises to validate plans, policies, and procedures that ensure emergency preparedness by identifying both strengths and weaknesses. This session will discuss strategies and best practices that increase proficiencies for your exercise program to ensure continuous improvement.