Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pipeline Safety Trust annual conference to be webcast live on Nov. 17-18

The Pipeline Safety Trust's annual conference in New Orleans will be webcast live on Nov. 17-18. You can watch by going to this link - http://onlinevideoservice.com/clients/pstrust/2011Webcast/

The agenda for the webcast is below. All times are Central Standard Time. You can also ask questions live by sending an email to: questions@pstrust.org

An archive of the presentation will be available on the Pipeline Safety Trust’s website for a few weeks after the conference as well.

Pipeline Safety - Getting to Zero

Nearly everyone says getting to zero incidents is the primary safety goal, so how do we do that?

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
November 17 & 18, 2011
All times are Central Standard Time

DAY ONE -Thursday, Nov. 17

9:00 - 9:10 Welcoming Comments - La Nouvelle Orleans

9:10 - 9:30 Opening Address - La Nouvelle Orleans Christopher Hart, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

9:30 - 10:45 Congressional Reauthorization and PHMSA Rulemakings - Enough to avoid future tragedies?
Jeff Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
Andy Black , President & CEO, Association of Oil Pipe Lines
Alex Oehler, Manager, Federal Government Affairs, NiSource Inc.
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:15 One Year Later - What has the Public Learned from the San Bruno Tragedy?
The Honorable Jackie Speier, U.S. Congresswoman, California (taped )
Jaxon Van Derbeken, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Rene Morales, Executive Director & Kimberly Archie, Chair, Gas
Pipeline Safety Foundation, San Bruno, CA
The Honorable Jim Ruane, Mayor & Connie Jackson, City Manager, San Bruno, CA

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:30 San Bruno - Lessons Learned - Were PG&E's practices an anomaly or the tip of a bigger problem? How would we know?
Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, PHMSA
Terry Boss, Senior Vice President of Environment, Safety & Operations, INGAA
Nick Stavropoulos, Executive Vice President, Gas Operations, PG&E
Randy Knepper, National Vice-Chair, National Association of Pipeline
Safety Representatives

2:30 - 3:45 Health effects from spills - what is really known?
Deb Miller, Impacted resident and business owner from the Enbridge
spill, Ceresco, Mi
Michael & Nina Vought - Affected Citizens from the Chevron Spill,
Salt Lake City, UT
James Rutherford, Health Officer, Calhoun County, MI
Robin Carbaugh, Ombuds, Salt Lake City, UT

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00 With All the New Drilling, Gathering Pipelines Are Going In all Over - Is This a Problem?
Emily Krafjack, Community, Municipal & Environmental Liaison, Wyoming
County, PA
John Jacobi, Western Region, Community Assistance & Technical
Services Manager, PHMSA
Randy Knepper, National Vice-Chair, National Association of Pipeline
Safety Representatives

DAY TWO - Friday, Nov. 18

9:00 - 9:30 Day 2 Keynote - Pipeline Safety - A Call to Action
Cynthia Quarterman, Administrator, PHMSA

9:30 - 10:00 Public Awareness Program (video) relating to unsecured oil and gas sites
Vidisha Parasram, Acting Director, Office of Incident Screening and Selection,
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

10:00 - 11:00 You Don't Always Have To Be Told What To Do - Voluntary Industry Initiatives to Make Things Safer
Andy Drake, Vice President of Asset Integrity, Spectra Energy Transmission
Tim Felt, President and CEO, Colonial Pipeline
Christina Sames, Vice President of Operations and Engineering,
American Gas Association

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:15 Aging infrastructure? Where's it a problem and what's the fix?
The Honorable Ed Pawlowski, Mayor, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator, Policy & Programs, PHMSA
Mark McDonald, President, New England Gas Workers Association
Sue Fleck, Vice President of Engineering Standards & Policy, National Grid

12:15 - 1:30 - LUNCH BREAK

1:30 - 2:30 PIPA Implementation - Anything Happening?
Julie Halliday - Senior Program Manager, PHMSA
Susan Waller, Vice President of Stakeholder Outreach, Spectra Energy
James Davenport, Program Director, National Association of Counties
Rebecca Craven, Program Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

2:30 - 2:45 Closing

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