Twenty Years After the Bellingham Tragedy –
What’s Changed, Are We Safer?

Hotel Monteleone | New Orleans, Louisiana | November 7-8, 2019

 

DAY ONE — Thursday, November 7
8:30 – 9:00 Welcoming Comments

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9:00 – 9:30 Opening Address — Howard “Skip” Elliott – PHMSA Administrator Queen Anne Ballroom
9:30 – 10:15 Food For Thought – Clearly There is Still Much Safety Work Left To Do

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10:15 – 10:30 Break Queen Anne Parlor
10:30 – 10:45 Food For Thought – What does the data tell us about “safer”

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10:45 – 12:00 The Last Big Thing – Integrity Management. Has It Lived Up To The Promise?

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10:45 – 12:00 Pipeline Safety in a Time of Energy Transition –

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12:00 – 1:15 Lunch Royal Room
1:15 ­– 1:45 Food For Thought – Clearly There is Still Much Safety Work Left To Do

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1:45 – 3:00 Have Major New Non-Regulatory Initiatives in the Past 20 years Improved Safety?

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1:45 – 3:00 What’s new in this Year’s Congressional Reauthorization bills?

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3:00 – 3:15 Break Queen Anne Parlor
3:15 – 4:30 Applying Gas Leak Detection Data Analytics to Risk Modeling and Assessment

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3:15 – 4:30 Have Technology Advances Over the Past 20 Years Improved Safety?

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

And – INGAA ILI (Smart Pigs) Technology Showcase

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DAY TWO — Friday, November 8
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast Buffet available Queen Anne Parlor
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
slide presentation (pdf)
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8:45 – 9:15 Keynote – Jim Hall, Former NTSB Chairman – Twenty Years Later Queen Anne Ballroom
9:15 – 10:30 The Next Big Thing? – Gathering Lines

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9:15 – 10:30 Have Major Data and Transparency Initiatives Since Bellingham Improved Safety?

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10:30 – 10:45 Break Queen Anne Parlor
10:45 – 12:00 Engaging the Public – Do People Really Want to Engage With People With Differing Views?

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12:00 – 1:30 Lunch On your own
1:30 – 3:00 A Roundtable Discussion – 20 Years After Bellingham, Are We Really Safer?
Is Safety Really the Priority?
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