Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone
Expanding the Public Spotlight

Conference Presentations

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

DAY ONE –Thursday, November 21st
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom (pdf, 6.9 MB)
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 (pdf, 6.2MB)
Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, PHMSA (pdf, 3.8MB)
10:00 – 10:15 Food For Thought Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Why we think more emphasis should be placed on ConsequencesCarl Weimer, Executive Director, PST (pdf, 7.8MB)
The problems that come from people focusing too much on Consequences – Bill Byrd, RCP (pdf, 152k)
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 (pdf, 7.9MB)
• What did the inspections of Public Awareness programs find? – Harold Winnie, Central Region CATS Manager, PHMSA (pdf, 3.1MB)
• Benchmarks – Do we know where we are trying to go? Jim Antonevich, President, Metrix Matrix Inc (pdf, 4.8MB)
• Public Transparency and information holes? – Samya Lutz, Outreach Coordinator, Pipeline Safety Trust (pdf, 3.8MB)
• Industry efforts to listen to public desires – Shawn Lyon, Vice President of Operations, Marathon Pipe Line LLC (pdf, 5.6MB)
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 (pdf, 3.5MB)
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – Royal Ballroom
1:30 – 1:45 Afternoon Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor, Allentown, Pennsylvania (pdf, 6.9MB) – 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 (pdf, 598K)
Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resource Council (pdf, 140k)
Carolyn Elefant, Principal, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant (pdf, 146K)
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 (pdf, 187k)
• Joseph Mataich, Southern Region
• William Lowry, Southwest Region
Karen Gentile, Eastern Region (pdf, 1.2MB)
• Tom Finch, Western Region (570k)
• 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 (pdf, 3.6MB)
David Lykken, Pipeline Safety Director, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission & Secretary, NAPSR (pdf, 7.1MB)
Josh Joswick, Colorado Front Range Organizer, Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project (pdf, 185k)
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 (pdf, 1.1MB)
Richard Kuprewicz, President, Accufacts Inc (pdf, 53k)
David Johnson, Consultant, Energy Transfer (pdf, 3.6MB)
Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA (pdf, 2.2MB)
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 (pdf, 564k)
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 (pdf, 1.8MB)
Scott Macey, Program Director, Office of Inspector General, USDOT (pdf, 225k)
Austin Yang, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco, CA (pdf, 1.1MB)
Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA (pdf, 3.3MB)
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 (pdf, 923k)
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 (pdf, 4.8MB)
PIPA, moving slowly but making good progress to institutionalize risk informed planning – Christie Murray, Program Development Director, PHMSA (pdf, 2.3MB)
11:00 – 12:15 General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Landowner panel – Wins, losses and grumblings
Ann Jarrell, Mayflower AR (pdf, 7MB)
David Gallagher, Ceresco, MI (pdf, 2MB)
Jennifer Baker, Monkton, VT (pdf, 2.6MB)
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 (pdf, 6MB)
• Mark Hereth, Managing Director, The Blacksmith Group / P-PIC
Beth Wallace, Regional Community Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation (pdf, 1.4MB)
• Lois Epstein, Arctic Program Director, The Wilderness Society

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

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