AGENDA – WORKING DRAFT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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. Feel free to mix and match!

Day 1  October 18
8:30 – 8:45 Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust Sara Gosman, President of the Board of Directors, Pipeline Safety Trust 8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom Howard “Skip” Elliott – PHMSA Administrator
9:15 – 9:30 Food For Thought: Carl’s Big Ohio Adventure – Bringing New and Different Voices to the Public  – Queen Anne Ballroom 
9:30 – 10:30 What Does Better Engagement Look Like From the Outside – Queen Anne Ballroom
David Kane, Windhorse Strategic Initiatives – Tribal EngagementChuck Lesniak, former Environmental Officer, City of Austin, Texas – Municipal EngagementIrene Leech, Landowner along Mountain Valley Pipeline, VA – Landowner Engagement
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 BallroomMegan Herzog, Special Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s OfficeJessica Wentz, Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change LawN. Jonathan Peress, Senior Director, Energy Market Policy, EDFGillian Giannetti, Project Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project, NRDC
10:45 – 12:00 Pipline Safety Focus – Updates on Industry Efforts – Royal SalonSMS and Small Operators, Erin Kurilla, Vice President, Operations and Pipeline Safety, APGAEngagement and Conflict Mitigation Practices – Osamu Kumasaka, Consensus Building Institute3rd Party Performance Verification, Coral Lukaniuk, Director, Integrity First, CEPAAGA’s Peer Review Program, Christina Sames, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, AGA
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Royal Room
1:15 – 1:45 Food For Thought: Structural Changes to end Eminent Domain Abuse – Queen Anne Ballroom
Rebekah Sale, Executive Director, Property Rights and Pipeline CenterDavid Bookbinder, Chief Counsel, Niskanen Center
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, PHMSAPipeline Risk Modeling Report – Chris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSAKeeping up with the Replumbing of America – Chris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSAClass Location ANPRM – Chris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
1:45 – 3:00Public Engagement Focus – Teaching and Engaging with the “unpersuadables” – an experiment – Houston Public Training – Royal SalonCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety TrustBill 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

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
David Murk, Manager of Pipelines, Midstream and Industry Operations, API (invited)Dr. Christie Murray, Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSACarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

3:15 – 4:30 Pipeline Safety Focus – New Research Efforts to Improve Safety – Royal Salon
Daphne D’Zurko, Executive Director, NYSearchChris Hoidal, Senior Technical Advisor, Program Development Division Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSAMaureen Droessler, Director, OTD Administration, GTIGary Hines, Vice President of Operations, PRCI

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

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 Trust – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote – Jennifer Homendy – New Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:30 – 9:45 Food For Thought – Supporting public engagement: Examples that work, to a point – Queen Anne Ballroom
9:45 – 11:00 Public Engagement Focus – Risk Assessments – Do they help educate the public? Do they improve decisions? – Queen Anne BallroomSenator Andy Dinniman, Pennsylvania State SenateGina & Michael Dawson, Save Lafayette Trees, Lafayette, CaliforniaAdam Wellstead, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Michigan Tech.University

9:45 – 11:00 Pipeline Safety Focus – Voluntary Information Sharing – What it can do and a status update from the Committee – Royal Salon
John DeLeeuw, Former Senior Manager of Flight Safety, American AirlinesDr. Christie Murray, Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
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, PHMSACarl Weimer – Executive Director, Pipeline Safety TrustDave Murk – Manager of Pipelines, Midstream and Industry Operations, APIC.J. Osman, Director of Operations, Safety and Integrity, INGAA John Stoody, Vice President, Government & Public Relations, AOPL
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
Thomas Finch (PHMSA Community Liaison, Western Region)James Kelly (PHMSA Community Liaison, Southern Region)Bill Lowry (PHMSA Community Liaison, Southwest Region)Ian Woods (PHMSA Community Liaison, Eastern Region)Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs, Kinder MorganAdam Parker, Supervisor, Stakeholder Engagement, NEXUSCarl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust