Pipeline Safety In Transition
Will changes lead to safer pipelines?

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
October 20th & 21st, 2016


Due to technical difficulties, availability of many of these videos will be delayed.


Video On Demand

DAY ONE – Thursday, October 20th

8:30 – 8:45Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

8:45 – 9:30Opening Address – Queen Anne Ballroom

Marie Therese Dominguez, Administrator, PHMSA 

9:30 – 10:45General Session – Overview of recent and pending changes that will affect pipeline safety – Queen Anne Ballroom

Alan Mayberry, Acting Associate Administrator of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Rick Kivela, Director of Operational Compliance, Spectra Energy

John Stoody, VP, Government and Public Relations, Association of Oil Pipelines

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

Q & A

10:45 – 11:00Break

11:00 – 11:15Food For Thought Session – This Changes Everything – The Keep it in the Ground Movement and Pipeline Safety – Queen Anne Ballroom

Introduction and Videos

Alexis Bonogofsky, Member, Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

11:15 – 12:30Breakout Session – Is Leak Detection Possible?

David Shaw, Executive Consultant, Kiefner & Associates

Mark Stephens, Senior Engineering Consultant, C-FER Technologies

Doug Sauer, Manager of Midstream Logistics, Phillips 66

Max Kieba, Engineer, Engineering and Research Division, PHMSA

Q & A


Breakout Session – Non-Governmental Organization Focus – What do the NGOs want? – Orleans Room

Holly Pearen, Senior Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund

Mike Shriberg, Executive Director, Great Lakes Region, National Wildlife Federation

Bradford McLane, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

Panel Q & A

12:30 – 1:45Lunch – La Nouvelle West

1:45 – 2:00Food For Thought Session – Performance Based Regulations – What’s the Goal? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Lois Epstein, President, Pipeline Safety Trust & Arctic Program Director, The Wilderness Society & Stacey Gerard, Independent Safety Consultant

2:00 – 3:15Breakout Session – A Changing Story – Health Effects from Pipeline Facility Releases – Queen Anne Ballroom

Dr. Eduardo P. Olaguer, PhD, Houston Advanced Research Center

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Katherine Butler, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health

Q & A

Breakout Session – State Regulatory Focus – What do the States Want – Orleans Room

Peter Chace, Chief, Pipeline Section, Public Utility Commission of Ohio

Kenneth Bruno, Program Manager – Gas Safety & Reliability Branch, CA Public Utilities Commission

Joe Leckie, Pipeline Safety Program Manager, Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Q & A

3:15 – 3:30Break

3:30 – 4:45Breakout Session –- If the goal is zero incidents, what better assessments need to be done? Smarter pigs, better risk modeling and integration, Integrity Verification? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Alan Mayberry, Acting Associate Administrator of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Mark Piazza, Manager, Integrity Management, Colonial Pipeline

David Chittick, Director of Pipeline Integrity, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd

Lorna Harron, Senior Manager, Integrity Technology Advancement, Enbridge Pipelines

Q & A

Breakout Session – Case Studies – Three Community Driven Attempts to Make Pipelines Safer – Orleans Room

Camille Sanders, Grant Writer & Assistant Planner, J-U-B Engineers, Inc., Kaysville, Utah

Sara Siskavich, GIS Manager, Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH

Thomas Matuszko, Assistant Director, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Pittsfield, MA

Q & A

5:30 – 7:00Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors’ Reception for Attendees – Riverview Room
DAY TWO – Friday, October 21st

8:00 – 9:00Breakfast – Queen Anne Parlor

9:00 – 9:30Day 2 Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom

Peter Watson, Chairman, National Energy Board of Canada

9:30 – 10:45Breakout Session – The Changing Face of the CATS Program (PHMSA’s Community Assistance & Technical Services) Queen Anne Ballroom

Karen Lynch, Senior Program Manager, Program Development Division

Artie Buff, PHMSA CATS Manager

Angela Pickett, PHMSA CATS Manager

Tom Finch, PHMSA CATS Manager

Ian Woods, PHMSA CATS Manager

James Prothro, PHMSA CATS Manager

Q & A

Breakout Session – Industry Focus – What does the industry want? – Orleans Room

Cheryl Campbell, Vice President, Gas Engineering and Operations, Xcel Energy

Shawn Lyon, Vice President of Operations, Marathon Pipe Line

C.J. Osman, Director of Operations, Safety and Integrity, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Panel Q & A

10:45 – 10:55Break

10:55 – 11:10Food For Thought Session – Should You Be Worried?  PHMSA’s New Enforcement Efforts

Teresa A. Gonsalves, Chief Counsel, PHMSA

11:10 – 12:15Breakout Session – Is Meaningful Public Awareness on the Horizon? Can you divorce Public Awareness from Public Engagement? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Jeffrey Insko, Member, Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors and pipeline ROW Landowner

Sam Hall, Acting Director of Program Development, PHMSA

Craig Pierson, President, Marathon Pipe Line

Q & A

Breakout Session –Why so many failures on new pipelines? What needs to change?- Orleans Room

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

Ritch Rappel, Senior Construction Management Specialist, Enbridge Pipelines

Bill Crochet, Director of Asset Integrity, Plains All American Pipeline

Chris Hoidal, Director, Western Region, PHMSA

Q & A

12:15 – 1:30Lunch – On Your Own

1:30 – 2:45General Session – The Changing Face of Accountability – Third party inspectors & audits, external advisory panels, indicators – What works, what’s needed? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Jim Donihee, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Susan Fleck – temporarily removed

Chris Hoidal, Director, Western Region, PHMSA

Q & A

2:45 – 3:00General Session – Closing – Queen Anne Ballroom