Session 1A: Who Let the Word Out? Effective Communication Before, During & After an Incident
Wednesday, May 16 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Communications can make or break your response. Being prepared with education and outreach before a spill is ideal, and effective communications during is critical. The panel will discuss the different aspects of communications including planning for and establishing the Joint Information Center, liaison function, and the effective use of communication tools.
Nhi Irwin, Policy Analyst- Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response, Washington Dept. of Ecology-Spill Program
Assuring your agency’s Area Contingency Plan is equipped with an effective Joint Information Center Model
Jaclyn Young, Public Affairs Specialist 2nd Class, National Strike Force Public Information Assist Team
Amy Midgett, CWO2, National Strike Force Public Information Assist Team
Paul Roszkowski, Chief Petty Officer, National Strike Force Public Information Assist Team
Dale Jensen, Program Manager, Washington Dept. of Ecology-Spill Program
Lessons Learned from the Gulf
Douglas Zimmer, Information & Education Manager, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Session 1B: Is it Yours, Mine or Ours? Addressing Transboundary Issues During Response
Wednesday, May 16 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
When a significant spill occurs in a transboundary area, the number of stakeholders can double and regulatory regimes may complicate response efforts. This session will examine transboundary issues and planning for effective coordination between responsible parties, OSROs and regulators.
Mike Zollitsch, Emergency Response Unit Leader, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
A Stakeholder Workgroup Review of Marine Oil Spill Planning and Response Capabilities on the U.S./Canadian Pacific Transboundary Area
David Byers, Response Manager, Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Graham Knox, Manager, Environmental Emergencies, British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Environmental Emergencies Program
Bob Mattson, Manager, Prevention and Emergency Response Program, ADEC - Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Developing Transboundary Geographic Response Plan Strategies
Kelli Gustaf, Pipeline Coordinator, Washington Dept. of Ecology-Spill Program
Harry Chichester, Spills Program - Rules Coordinator, Washington Dept. of Ecology-Spill Program
Session 1C: CPR for the "ACP"- Keep it a Living Document
Wednesday, May 16 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This session will be a diverse panel discussion of how to keep your ACP relevant, useful, current and applicable. Lessons learned from the Florida Keys ACP during the Deepwater Horizon will be highlighted. Conversation will also include how industry, state and federal collaboration can result in a dynamic ACP.
Lori Loughran, Marine and Environmental Response Branch Chief, U.S. Coast Guard
Based on recent events, changes in ICS qualifications and how information is shared is being examined throughout the response community. This session will present training strategies to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and the use of a mapping application to ensure tools are available for planning/preparedness and a common operating picture for oil spill response.
Randy Imai, Environmental Program Manager I, California Fish & Game, Office of Spill Prevention
Designing a Comprehensive Environmental Unit Training Program to Meet Increased Participation and Expectations – A PREP (Preparedness for Response Readiness Exercise Program) Exercise Case Study with an Orphan Spill Scenario
Integrating the Endangered Species Act into spill preparedness
Elizabeth Petras, Natural Resources Management Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service
Case Study: New Zealand Volunteer Use and Response
Becky Elias, Volunteer Coordinator, Oiled Wildlife Care Network
Session 1F: How Low Can You Go? The Movement of Response Resources During A Significant Pollution Event
Thursday, May 17 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
As a response community, have we adequately addressed the ability to identify, mobilize, and track equipment and personnel for a Type 1 spill event? This panel discussion will look at the relationship between the plan holder, OSRO’s, State and Federal Government’s, and the public in cascading available response resources from one risk zone to another. It will also address lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Chris Klumpp, California Fish & Game, Office of Spill Prevention