DAY ONE – Nov. 20, 2008
9:00 – 9:10 Carl Weimer Welcoming Comments
9:10 – 9:30
Morning Address – Carl T. Johnson, Administrator
U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
9:30– 10:45 General Session
What are some of the overarching ongoing needs to make pipelines safer?
Raymond Paul, Political Affairs Director, Association of Oil Pipe Lines
11:00 – 12:00 – General Session
What does current pipeline safety data tell us? What can’t it tell us that we would like to know?
Cheryl Trench, Allegro Energy Consulting
1:30 – 2:45
• Is there a need for a pipeline property owner’s bill of rights?
Jerry Burns, Vice President, Canadian Alliance of Pipeline Landowners Associations
Sarah Spence, Property Owner with Pipeline Easement, Bellingham, WA
• Damage Prevention – Are the states as engaged as they need to be?
Glynn Blanton, State Programs, PHMSA
Christina Sames, Vice President, Operations & Engineering Services, AGA
3:00 – 4:15
• Are the currently required Operator Public Awareness Programs a waste of money?
Bill Stephens, Program Manager, Public Affairs, Enbridge Energy Company
Glenn Archambault, Board Member, Pipeline Safety Trust
• Community Technical Assistance Grants – What and where are they? What’s the best use?
Rick Kessler, Former Staffer, U.S. House Energy Committee
Freya Margand, National TAG Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
DAY TWO – Nov. 21, 2008
8:30– 9:30 Get You Going Breakouts
• Military Pipelines – Why are they exempt from safety regulations? Is it a problem?
Carl Weimer, Executive Director. Pipeline Safety Trust
Anthony Moscarelli, Pipeline Neighbor, Travis Air Force Base
• Case Study – Air emissions from compressor stations – a source of serious health effects?
Catherine Drose, Madison County, Georgia, Citizens Organized for Pipeline Safety
Chris Nidel, chemical engineer/environmental health attorney
9:45– 11:00 Breakouts
• Case study on urban drilling and pipelines – Fort Worth – Can pipeline safety be ensured while so many are getting rich?
Libby Willis, Vice President, Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations
John Pepper, Community Assistance and Technical Services, PHMSA
• Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) – A sneak preview of the soon to be released final report
Cathy Pratt, City of St. Peters, Missouri, PIPA Protecting Communities Co-Chair
Ruth Garcia, City of Buckeye, Arizona, PIPA Protecting Pipelines Task Team
• High Consequence Areas & Pipeline Assessment Intervals –Is there a need for change?
Elizabeth Komiskey, Community Assistance and Technical Services, PHMSA
Terry Boss, Senior Vice President, Interstate Natural Gas Assoc. of America
• Pipeline Safety School Programs – Building awareness one classroom at a time
Alan Burks, President, Enterprise for Education