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Different Pathways to a Common Goal

PIPA, Damage Prevention, & Greater Public Awareness and Involvement

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 4th & 5th, 2010

DAY ONE –Thursday, November 4th

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

9:10 – 9:30 Opening Address – La Nouvelle Orleans

It has been a tough six months for pipeline safety. What have we learned from recent incidents?

  • Jeff Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
  • Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:30 – 10:45 General Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

Congressional Reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Program: What are the main pipeline safety issues this time around?

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:15 Main Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

PHMSA’s push for better state damage prevention programs

Detailed Breakout Session – Iberville Room

Want to know about Congressional Reauthorization? – Here’s your chance to find out why your pet peeve didn’t get addressed, or find out more about the specifics in a conversation with the speakers from the 9:30 AM general session. Expanding High Consequence Areas, greater transparency, industry writing the regulations, unregulated pipelines, secret spill response plans, leak detection, excess flow valves, etc…

11:15 – 1:30 Lunch – Queen Anne Ballroom

1:30 – 2:30 Main Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

What have we gone and done? An Overview of the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Report

Detailed Breakout Session – Iberville Room

Excavation damage is one of the leading causes of pipeline incidents and is the leading cause of injuries and deaths. Want to know more about what industry, regulators and others are doing to reduce this damage? Join the speakers from the 11:00 AM session and others for a conversation about the specific programs geared at reducing this damage.

2:30 – 3:30 General Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

Public Awareness – How do we get people to go beyond awareness to behavioral change?

Detailed Breakout Session – Iberville Room

Want to know more about how the PIPA report could work in your community? Join the PIPA experts from the 1:30 session and others in a conversation about the specifics of PIPA, and share ideas on how to promote and implement it effectively nationwide.

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 4:45 Breakout Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

Early Success Stories and Challenges of the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance

Breakout Session – Iberville Room

PHMSA One Year Later – Where’s the Community Technical Assistant Grant program been, where’s it going?Sam Hall, PHMSA

5:30 – 7:00 Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors’ Reception for Attendees – The Royal

Ballroom (Snacks and Drinks)

DAY TWO – Friday, November 5th

8:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast Provided – La Nouvelle Orleans

9:00 – 9:30 Day 2 Keynote – La Nouvelle Orleans

Pipeline Safety – Getting There From Many Directions

Cynthia Quarterman, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

9:30 – 10:00 General Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

Tools to compare pipeline operator performance – Demonstration of PHMSA’s new Pipeline Operators and Inspection websiteJeff Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA & Christie Murray, National Community Assistance & Technical Services Coordinator,

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

A million gallons of oil in the Kalamazoo River – What did government officials and the community learn?

Breakout Session – Iberville Room

Just Completed PHMSA Technical Assistance Grants: Educating Communities about Pipelines and Pipeline Safety

11:30 – 1:00 – LUNCH – On Your Own

1:00 – 2:00 Breakout Session – La Nouvelle Orleans

TransCanada’s Keystone Pipelines – What’s all the Buzz?

 

Breakout Session – Iberville Room

Just Starting PHMSA Technical Assistance Grants: What Communities Want To Know

2:00 – 3:00 Breakout Sessions – La Nouvelle Orleans

Spill Response Plans – why are they a secret?

3:00 – 3:15 General Session—La Nouvelle Orleans – Closing