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

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

DRAFT Agenda

DAY ONE – Thursday, November 2
8:30 – 8:45Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
8:45 – 9:30Opening Address – New PHMSA Leadership – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:30 – 10:45General Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Overview of recent and pending changes that will affect pipeline safety
10:45 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 11:15Food For Thought Session – Queen Anne Ballroom
Speaking past each other – You think probability, I think consequence
11:15 – 12:30Breakout Sessions
Examining the aftermath of a pipeline failure: Husky Energy Pipeline, July 2016, Saskatchewan – Royal Room
11:15 – 12:30Are Smart Pigs Smart Enough? – Queen Anne Ballroom
12:30 – 1:45Lunch La Nouvelle West
1:45 – 2:00Food For Thought Session
If we are “raising the bar” are we doing the high jump or the limbo?
2:00 – 3:15Breakout Sessions
Safety Management Systems: Does implementation change behavior or performance? – Queen Anne Ballroom
2:00 – 3:15Beyond Engineering and Economics: Pipelines and Culture – Royal Room
3:15 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 4:45Breakout Sessions
Pipelines in Indian Country: Issues of jurisdiction, ownership, compliance, communication – Queen Anne Ballroom
3:30 – 4:45New Data, New Metrics – Will any of it be helpful? – Royal Room
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
What Can We Learn From Canada? The NEB Review Panel 
9:30 – 10:45Breakout Sessions
Improving public access to pipeline safety information: the State approach – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:30 – 10:45School pipeline safety programs – Royal Room
10:45 – 10:55Break
10:55 – 11:10Food For Thought Session
Using industry-developed standards in regulations, how is that not the fox designing the hen house? – Queen Anne Ballroom
11:10 – 12:15Breakout Sessions
Communicating Risk to Public Audiences – Queen Anne Ballroom
11:10 – 12:15Cleanup/Spill Response – Royal Room
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch – On Your Own
1:30 – 2:45General Session
Learning from tragedy – Firestone Colorado – So much wrong, does anyone care enough to change? – Queen Anne Ballroom
2:45 – 3:00General Session – Closing  – Queen Anne Ballroom