Pipeline Safety – Developing Industry Awareness
Closing the gap between what the industry and public want to talk about

Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana – November 20th & 21st, 2014

DAY ONE –Thursday, November 20th

Click on the name of the speakers below in order to see their presentation.

9:00 – 9:10Welcoming Comments
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:10 – 9:30Opening Address
Paul Roberti, Commissioner Rhode Island PUC & Chairman of the NARUC Committee on Pipeline Safety

9:30 – 10:45Climate change, what do pipelines have to do with it?
Dan Utech, Director for Energy and Climate Change, White House Domestic Policy Council
Mark Brownstein, Associate Vice President & Chief Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Christina Sames, Vice President of Operations & Engineering, American Gas Association (AGA)
Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA
Panel Q&A

10:45 – 11:00Break

11:00 – 11:20Food For Thought Session – Fines or no fines? – Differing state enforcement strategies
Intro, Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
David Lykken, Director, Pipeline Safety, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
Robert Miller, Pipeline Safety Supervisor, Arizona Corporation Commission
Q & A

11:20 – 12:15Developing Industry and Regulator Awareness: What the public wants to know and wants you to know
John Tynan, Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs, Central Arkansas Water
Emily Ferguson, Shared Value Solutions, Ontario, Canada
Jack Petropoulos, Groton, Massachusetts Pipeline Working Group
Barb Dickison, Chair, Pendleton County Planning Commission, Kentucky

12:15 – 1:30Lunch Break

1:30 – 1:55Food For Thought Session – Exporting our energy resources – the pros and cons
John Erickson, Vice President of Operations, American Public Gas Association
Karen Haase, Senior Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Association
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

1:55 – 3:00What the public wants to know – Why Aren’t Gathering lines regulated or in One Call systems? What happens when they are?
Bill Rau, Moab, UT
Bill Kiger, President, PA1Call

Due to technical difficulties the speaker videos from the rest of day 1 are not available at this time.

Peter Chace, Chief, Gas Pipeline Safety Section, Ohio Public Utilities Commission

3:00 – 3:15Break

3:15 – 4:30Safety Management Systems – the next big thing?
Ron McClain, President of Product Pipelines, Kinder Morgan
Jeff Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
Craig Pierson, President, Marathon Pipe Line LLC

DAY TWO – Friday, November 21st

9:00 – 9:20Keynote
Bob Kipp, President, Common Ground Alliance

9:20 – 10:30They do it differently in Canada – Real public involvement?
Dana Cornea, Director, Applications, National Energy Board of Canada (NEB) – Participant Funding Program
Melanie Omeniho, Chief Administrative Officer, Metis Regional Council – Zone IV
Jim Donihee, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) – External Advisory Panel
Carl Weimer, Pipeline Safety Trust, CEPA External Advisory Panel Member
Panel Q & A

10:30 – 10:45Break

10:45 – 11:00Food For Thought Session – Frank Bibeau, Tribal Attorney, Honor The Earth – A Tribal Perspective on Pipeline Safety and Siting

11:00 – 12:10New pipeline siting and construction – Who’s in charge of safety? How well do the siting authorities coordinate with the safety authorities?
Robert Goldston, Princeton Ridge Coalition
Alan Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Program, PHMSA
Catherine Little, Attorney, Hunton and Williams

12:10 – 1:30Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:45Emergency Planning and Response – How do we get local governments to pay attention?
Sam Hall, Senior Program Management, Program Development, PHMSA
John Stoody, Vice President, Government and Public Relations, Association of Oil Pipelines
Dona Harrington-Burns, Public Awareness Program Administrator, Colonial Pipeline Co.
Emergency Q&A and Conference Closing