Engaging With The Public – Continuous Improvement Beyond Public Awareness

Hotel Monteleone | New Orleans, Louisiana | October 18-19, 2018

Our concurrent breakout sessions are organized along two tracks:
one focused on public engagement issues, and one on other pipeline safety issues.

Red links take you to the speaker video, green links open a pdf version of the PowerPoint slides

Day 1  October 18
8:30 – 8:45 Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Sara Gosman, President of the Board of Directors, Pipeline Safety Trust Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom Alan Mayberry – Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA9:15 – 9:30 Food For Thought: Carl’s Big Ohio Adventure – Bringing New and Different Voices to the PublicQueen Anne Ballroom Slide Presentation, pdf
9:30 – 10:30 What Does Better Engagement Look Like From the Outside – Queen Anne Ballroom
David Kane, Windhorse Strategic Initiatives – Tribal Engagement
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Chuck Lesniak, former Environmental Officer, City of Austin, Texas – Municipal Engagement
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Irene Leech, Associate Professor, Consumer Studies, Virginia Tech. – Landowner Engagement
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Q & A

10:30 – 10:45 Break – Queen Anne Parlor
10:45 – 12:00 Public Engagement Focus – Climate Change Driving the Public’s Engagement on Pipeline Issues – Queen Anne BallroomIntro – Alexis Bonogofsky, Member, Board of Directors, Pipeline Safety TrustJessica Wentz, Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Gillian Giannetti, Project Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project, NRDC
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Megan Herzog, Special Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
   Slide Presentation, pdf
N. Jonathan Peress, Senior Director, Energy Market Policy, EDF
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Q & A
10:45 – 12:00 Pipline Safety Focus – Updates on Industry Efforts – Queen Anne BSMS and Small Operators, Erin Kurilla, Vice President, Operations and Pipeline Safety, APGA
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Engagement and Conflict Mitigation Practices – Osamu Kumasaka, Associate, Consensus Building Institute
   Slide Presentation, pdf
3rd Party Performance Verification, Coral Lukaniuk, Director, Performance Partnerships, CEPA
   Slide Presentation, pdf
AGA’s Peer Review Program & Other Initiatives, Christina Sames, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, AGA
   Slide Presentation, pdf

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Royal Room
1:15 – 1:45 Food For Thought: Structural Changes to end Eminent Domain Abuse – Queen Anne Ballroom
Intro – Jeffrey Insko, Secretary, Pipeline Safety TrustRebekah Sale, Executive Director, Property Rights and Pipeline Center
   Slide Presentation, pdf
David Bookbinder, Chief Counsel, Niskanen Center Q & A
1:45 – 3:00Pipeline Safety Focus – Updates on PHMSA Efforts – (panel discussion) – Queen Anne Ballroom

Changes to NPMS – Dr. Christie Murray, Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Keeping up with the Replumbing of America – Chris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
   Slide Presentation, pdf

Q & A
1:45 – 3:00Public Engagement Focus – Teaching and Engaging with the “unpersuadables” – an experiment – Houston Public Training – Queen Anne BCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust – Slide Presentation, pdfBill Byrd, President, RCPMark Hereth, Managing Director, P-PIC and Chairman, INGAA FoundationAlan Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSAPatty Cronheim, Outreach Coordinator, ReThink Energy NJ
   Slide Presentation, pdf

3:00 – 3:15 Break Queen Anne Parlor
3:15 – 4:30Public Engagement Focus – Status of Public Awareness Update, and expansion to include Public Engagement – Queen Anne Ballroom
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
   Slide Presentation, pdf
David Murk, Manager of Pipelines, Midstream and Industry Operations, API
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Dr. Christie Murray, Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Q & A

3:15 – 4:30 Pipeline Safety Focus – New Research Efforts to Improve Safety –
Queen Anne B

Daphne D’Zurko, Executive Director, NYSEARCH
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Chris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Program Development Division Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Maureen Droessler, Director, OTD Administration, GTI
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Gary Hines, Vice President of Operations, PRCI
   Slide Presentation, pdf

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

DAY TWO — Friday, October 19

8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast Buffet available – Queen Anne Parlor
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome – Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety TrustQueen Anne BallroomSlide Presentation, pdf
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote – The Honorable Jennifer Homendy – New Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)Queen Anne BallroomSlide Presentation, pdf
9:30 – 9:45 Food For Thought – Supporting public engagement: Examples that work, to a point – Queen Anne BallroomCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
   Slide Presentation, pdf

9:45 – 11:00 Public Engagement Focus – Risk Assessments – Do they help educate the public? Do they improve decisions? – Queen Anne BallroomGina & Michael Dawson, Save Lafayette Trees, Lafayette, California
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Adam Wellstead, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Michigan Tech. University
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Senator Andy Dinniman, Pennsylvania State SenateQ & A

9:45 – 11:00 Pipeline Safety Focus – Voluntary Information Sharing – What it can do and a status update from the Committee – Queen Anne B
John DeLeeuw, Former Senior Manager of Flight Safety, American Airlines
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Dr. Christie Murray, Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
   Slide Presentation, pdf

11:00 – 11:15 Break Queen Anne Parlor
11:15 – 12:00 General Session – Setting the Stage For Greater Engagement – 5 minute thoughts – Queen Anne Ballroom
Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSADave Murk, Manager of Pipelines, Midstream and Industry Operations, API
   Slide Presentation, pdf
Rick Kivela, Manager, Operational Compliance, Gas Transmission & Midstream, Enbridge
   Slide Presentation, pdf
John Stoody, Vice President, Government & Public Relations, AOPLCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety TrustQ & A
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch On your own
1:30 – 3:00 General Session – Public Engagement discussion / Open Mic – Round table with field practitioners – Queen Anne Ballroom
Engagement Examples Presentation, pdfThomas Finch (PHMSA Community Liaison, Western Region)James Kelly (PHMSA Community Liaison, Southern Region)Bill Lowry (PHMSA Community Liaison, Southwest Region)Sean Quinlan (PHMSA Community Liaison, Midwest Region)Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs, Kinder MorganAdam Parker, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Enbridge/NEXUS Gas TransmissionCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust