Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone
Expanding the Public Spotlight

AGENDA

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana – November 21st & 22nd, 2013

DAY ONE –Thursday, November 21st
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:10 – 9:30 Opening Address – Queen Anne Ballroom
Cynthia Quarterman, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
9:30 – 10:00 General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
With high profile incidents, and calls by many for improved regulations, what’s the holdup?
•  Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
•  Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, PHMSA
10:00 – 10:15   Food For Thought Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Why we think more emphasis should be placed on Consequences – Carl Weimer, Executive Director, PST
The problems that come from people focusing too much on Consequences – Bill Byrd, RCP
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Public Awareness Extravaganza – Can you have Public Awareness without Industry and Regulator Awareness?
•  The industry knows what they want us to know, do they care what we want to know? Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
•  What did the inspections of Public Awareness programs find? – Harold Winnie, Central Region CATS Manager, PHMSA
•  Benchmarks – Do we know where we are trying to go?  Jim Antonevich, President, Metrix Matrix Inc
•  Public Transparency and information holes? – Samya Lutz, Outreach Coordinator, Pipeline Safety Trust
•  Industry efforts to listen to public desires – Shawn Lyon, Vice President of Operations, Marathon Pipe Line LLC
11:50 – 12:15 Food For Thought Session – Real Public Involvement – Queen Anne Ballroom
•  Connie Jackson, City Manager, San Bruno, CA – A California Pipeline Safety Trust
•  Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust – A Great Lakes Pipeline Safety Trust
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – Royal Ballroom
1:30 – 1:45 Afternoon Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor, Allentown, Pennsylvania – The Need for a Mayors’ Council on Pipeline Safety
1:45 – 3:00 Breakout Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Local authority – what’s allowed / what’s pre-empted? Why so much confusion?
•  Rebecca Craven, Program Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
•  Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resource Council
•  Carolyn Elefant, Principal, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant
1:45 – 3:00 Breakout Session – Orleans Room
Tales from the field – Meet the PHMSA CATS (Community Assistance & Technical Services) Team
• Christie Murray, Program Development Director, PHMSA     • Joseph Mataich, Southern Region     • William Lowry, Southwest Region   • Karen Gentile, Eastern Region     • Tom Finch, Western Region     • Harold Winnie, Central Region
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Breakout Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Gathering lines – Thousands of new miles. Unregulated? Really??
•  Don McCoy, Director of Pipeline Safety, Access Midstream
•  David Lykken, Pipeline Safety Director, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission & Secretary, NAPSR
•  Josh Joswick, Colorado Front Range Organizer, Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project
3:15 – 4:30 Breakout Session – Orleans Room
Major pipeline expansions proposed – routing, conversions, reversals – Is a new regulatory scheme needed?
•  Charles Lesniak, Environmental Officer, City of Austin, Texas
•  Richard Kuprewicz, President, Accufacts Inc
•  David Johnson, Consultant, Energy Transfer
•  Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA
5:30 – 7:00 Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors’ Reception for Attendees – Vieux Carre Room
DAY TWO – Friday, November 22nd
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:00 – 9:20 Day 2 Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom
Tim Felt, President & CEO, Colonial Pipeline
9:20 – 10:30 Breakout Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Who oversees the regulators? Is PHMSA’s oversight of state efforts adequate? What is happening with NTSB’s call for more meaningful oversight metrics?
•  Robert Miller, Pipeline Safety Supervisor, Arizona Corporation Commission & Vice Chair, NAPSR
•  Scott Macey, Program Director, Office of Inspector General, USDOT
•  Austin Yang, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco, CA
•  Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA
9:20 – 10:30 Breakout Session – Orleans Room
Pipeline Safety Management Systems – A real pathway to safer pipelines or just a lot of incomprehensible jibber jabber?
•  Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, PHMSA
•  Stacey Gerard, Public Representative, PSMS Work Group
•  Mark Hereth, Managing Director, The Blacksmith Group / P-PIC
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:00 Food For Thought Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
–  Is PIPA dead because of the inability to address the real issues?– Carl Weimer
–  PIPA, moving slowly but making good progress to institutionalize risk informed planning – Christie Murray, Program Development Director, PHMSA
11:00 – 12:15 General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Landowner panel – Wins, losses and grumblings
•  Ann Jarrell, Mayflower AR
•  David Gallagher, Ceresco, MI
•  Jennifer Baker, Monkton, VT
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – On Your Own
1:30 – 2:45 General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Who else helps drive safety? – Insurance companies, environmental groups, unions?
•  David Barnett, Special Representative, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
•  Mark Hereth, Managing Director, The Blacksmith Group / P-PIC
•  Beth Wallace, Regional Community Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
•  Lois Epstein, Arctic Program Director, The Wilderness Society

2:45 – 3:00          General Session— Queen Anne Ballroom – Closing

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