Pipeline Safety – Moving Forward, Holding Steady,
or Slipping Back?

Hotel Monteleone | New Orleans, Louisiana | November 2-3, 2017

DAY ONE – Thursday, November 2
8:45 – 9:00Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:00 – 9:30Opening Address – Is Change Needed to Enable a Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Brenda Kenny, Member, Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board

9:30 – 9:40Fun With Data – Are We Driven by Data, Or Is Data Driving Us Crazy? – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:40 – 10:55General Session – Overview of recent and pending changes that will affect pipeline safetyQueen Anne Ballroom

Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

David Murk, Pipeline Manager, American Petroleum Institute

10:55 – 11:00Food For Thought Session – Speaking past each other – You think probability, I think consequence – Queen Anne Ballroom
11:00 – 11:15Break

11:15 – 12:30Breakout Sessions
New Data, New Metrics – Will Any Of It Be Helpful? –  Queen Anne Ballroom

Graham Emmerson, Technical Manager, Integrity Programs, Enbridge & Chair, CSA Z260 (Safety Metrics) Committee

Blaine Keener, Director, Operations System Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

NEB Incident Data Visualization Efforts (confirmed, speaker name pending)
11:15 – 12:30Internal Corrosion – The Major Cause of Significant Incidents – What’s Being Done? – Royal Room

Matt Barranca, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, U.S. Governmental Accounting Office

Kenneth Lee, Director, Engineering and Research Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Tony Rizk, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
12:30 – 1:45Lunch La Nouvelle West

1:45 – 3:00Breakout Sessions
Communicating Pipeline Risks to Public Audiences – Queen Anne Ballroom

Dr. Matt Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Christie Murray, Director of Outreach and Engagement, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
Terri Larson, Principal, Larson Communications & Consulting, and Chair, API Public Awareness Group
1:45 – 3:00Third-Party Excavation Damage – The Major Cause Of Deaths And Injuries – What’s Being Done? – Royal Room

Sarah Magruder Lyle, President & CEO, Common Ground Alliance

Dave Mulligan, Community Liaison, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Eric Swartley, Senior Manager, Pipeline and Public Safety, UGI Utilities, Inc.
3:00 – 3:15Break
3:15 – 4:30Breakout Sessions – Beyond Engineering and Economics: Pipelines and Culture
Queen Anne Ballroom

Kairn Klieman, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Houston

Dominic Boyer, Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Rice University

Jennifer Wenzel, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature and MESAAS, Columbia University
3:15 – 4:30Failures – Are Smart Pigs Smart Enough?  – Royal Room

Geoff Foreman, Senior ILI Technology Advisor, GE

Kenneth Lee, Director, Engineering and Research Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Dave Chittick, Director of Pipeline Integrity, TransCanada

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

DAY TWO – Friday, November 3
8:00 – 9:30Breakfast Buffet available Queen Anne Parlor
8:45 – 9:00Welcome
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust Queen Anne Ballroom
9:00 – 9:30Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom
Beyond Dakota Access Pipeline: Why the Energy Industry Should Embrace Tribal Consultation?
Troy Eid, Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado and Chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
9:30 – 10:45General Sessions
Pipelines In Indian Country: Issues of Jurisdiction, Ownership, Compliance, and Communication – Queen Anne Ballroom

Peter Ortego, Chief Counsel, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

David Smith, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Ernest House Jr, Executive Director, Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs10:45 – 11:15Food For Thought Session – Hearing From Those Impacted By Pipeline Failures

Mr. Jim Toye, City Manager, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Chief Bobby Cameron, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan

11:15 – 11:30Break

11:30 – 12:45Breakout Sessions
School Pipeline Safety Programs – Queen Anne Ballroom

Dr. Linda Knight, Education Director, Enterprise for Education’s Safe at Home program

 Sheila Caguiat, Executive Director, Smalley Foundation
11:30 – 12:45Safety Management Systems – Does Implementation Change Behavior or Performance?- Royal Room

 Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

 Massoud Tahamtani, Director, Division of Utility and Railroad Safety, Virginia State Corporation Commission
12:45 – 1:00 Final Thoughts