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2017 Agenda
Subject to change






Monday, November 27, 2017

Pre-Conference Sessions (Conference registration required- limited seating available)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) for the Oil and Gas Industry
Julie Morelli, Project Scientist, Zephyr Environmental Corporation
Chris Perry, Environmental Protection Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency

Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112 specifies requirements for non-transportation related facilities that are engaged in the storing, processing, transferring, distributing, using or consuming oil and oil products, which, due to its location, could reasonably be expected to discharge oil in quantities that may be harmful. The threshold for SPCC applicability is 1,320 gallons contained by oil-filled operational equipment, flow-through process vessels, mobile or portable containers, and bulk storage containers with a volume of 55-gallons or more. Facilities subject to 40 CFR Part 112 are required to develop and implement an SPCC Plan that describes engineering controls and operating procedures that will reduce the probability of a release of oil and provide response measures to control accidental releases, including regulatory notification requirements for spills above the reportable quantity threshold. Specific regulatory drivers affect the oil and gas exploration, production and transmission activities. Participants in this class will focus on the basic requirements of the SPCC rule with a strong emphasis on identification of regulated equipment found in the oil and gas industry, as well as compliance obligations relevant to that equipment. Join us to explore containment, inspections, and SPCC planning strategies.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Innovations in Oil & Gas Environment
Thomas Vinson, Sr. Program Specialist - Sustainability, The University of Texas at Arlington

The Oil and Gas Industry is changing, and so are the ways we manage our environmental issues. This half day workshop will explore up to date methods businesses are using to reduce and reuse water, identify materials that can be sold instead of disposed, and reduce emissions to increase profitability.
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibitor check-in and set up
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Check-in and Onsite Registration Open


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Check-in and Onsite Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Open
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Safety Briefing
2017 Environmental Oil & Gas Advisory Board Member

Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Speaker
Patrick Traylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator at Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, US Environmental Protection Agency
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break- Exhibits Area
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Keynote Speaker
Samuel Coleman, P.E., Acting Administrator for EPA’s South Central Region
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion - State Environmental Quality Agencies Panel
Chuck Carr Brown, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Becky Keogh, Director, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Bryan Shaw, Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break - Exhibits Open
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Featured Speaker
Chris Perry, Environmental Protection Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Exhibitor Reception


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Check-in and Onsite Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Open
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Safety Briefing
2017 Environmental Oil & Gas Advisory Board Member
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Featured Speaker
Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Featured Speaker
Michael Teague, Secretary, Oklahoma Department of Energy & Environment
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break - Exhibits Area
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Featured Speaker
Tom Hutchins, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety, Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipelines
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Break - Exhibits Area
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Featured Speakers
Carl Michael Smith, Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
David J. Porter; former Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission; President, Porter Production & Consulting Inc.; and Founder, The 98th Meridian Foundation
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break - Exhibits Area
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Conference Grand Prize and Closing


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Post-Conference Session (Conference registration required- limited seating available)

8:00 PM - 5:00 PM Measuring Environmental Performance
Marsie De Oliveira, Principal, De Oliveira Enterprises, LLC

To manage environmental impacts, performance needs to be measured. Through measurement, we can set goals and determine if a target has been reached. During this post-conference session, you will learn about performance measurement as well as techniques to develop environmental measures for the oil and gas industry.





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