Agenda

       
 Please note that this agenda is not final, as we are adding additional tracks & sessions. The agenda below is subject to change and will be updated here when necessary.
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Time Event/Topic Speaker
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration  
1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome Address LGA & Steven Giambrone, LDNR
1:15 - 2:00 PM PHMSA Regulatory Update Bill Lowry, PHMSA CLS
2:00 - 3:00 PM Cybersecurity Chuck Phillips, DHS/TSA
3:00 - 3:30 PM Networking Break  
3:30 - 5:00 PM O&M Basics Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
5:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception  

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
Time Event/Topic Speaker
7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast  
8:00 - 9:00 AM GAS TRANS/DIST:  Regulators & Opp Design Requirements
HAZARD LIQ:  Safety Bulletin Vol. 3. No. 1
Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
Chris Ruhl, PHMSA AID
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pipeline Security for Rural Communities Seminar [SEE INFO BELOW] All Hazards Training Center at The University of Findlay
9:00 - 10:00 AM Incidents/Accidents or Pipes Act 202 Mark Champagne, LDNR or Bill Lowry, PHMSA CLS
10:00 - 10:30 PM Networking Break  
10:30 - 11:30 AM GAS TRANS/DIST:  Leak Detection/Methane Emissions
HAZARD LIQ:  Breakout Tanks
Al Giordano, G2 Partners
Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                     Lunch, On Your Own  
1:00 - 2:00 PM Damage Prevention Enforcement Steven Giambrone, LDNR
2:00 - 3:00 PM CRM/Cybersecurity Byron Voy, PHMSA
3:00 - 3:30 PM Networking Break  
3:30 - 4:30 PM API RP 1162 Rewrite John Erickson, APGA
4:30 - 5:00 PM API RP 1185 Public Engagement Steven Giambrone, LDNR
5:00 - 9:00 PM LGA Reception  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021
Time Event/Topic Speaker
7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast  
8:00 - 9:00 AM GAS TRANS:  Gas Mega Rule Implementation
GAS DIST/HAZ LIQ:  D&A Program
Bill Lowry, PHMSA CLS
Dennis Kuhn, ASTAR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pipeline Security for Rural Communities [SEE INFO BELOW] All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay
9:00 - 10:00 AM GAS TRANS/DIST:  Safety Bulletin Vol.1 No. 6
HAZARD LIQ:  Overpressure Protection
Chris Ruhl, PHMSA AID
Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
10:00 - 10:30 AM Networking Break  
10:30 - 11:30 AM PHMSA Interpretations or How Does OQ Relate to Accidents? Steven Giambrone, LDNR or Warren Miller, WMELLC
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                                 Lunch, On Your Own  
1:00 - 2:00 PM MAOP Design - Steel/Plastic Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
2:00 - 3:00 PM SW Region Update PHMSA
3:00 - 3:30 PM Networking Break  
3:30 - 5:00 PM State Presentations & Conference Wrap State Program Managers
5:00 - 6:00 PM Happy Hour  
 
  

Questions? Contact LGA at LGA@TatmanGroup.com or (225) 218-6885.

 
UNIQUE SESSION AVAILABLE - LIMITED SPOTS!
The Pipeline Security for Rural Communities course provides basic knowledge on the recognition of pipeline security threats and the identification of protection measures and mitigation strategies necessary to secure this critical infrastructure, utilizing a scenario-based training environment. This course is designed for all rural pipeline security stakeholders including emergency responders, emergency management personnel, and pipeline industry representatives.

Topics covered: 
- Pipeline components 
- Review of pipeline security incidents & terrorism against pipelines
- Regulations & federal guidelines applicable to the pipeline system
- Current security threat protocols
- Collaborative response protocols

Who should attend: 
- All first responders, especially law enforcement & fire service professionals
- Pipeline industry stakeholders
- Community emergency management personnel
- Security infrastructure personnel
- Public works professionals 
Attendees can attend the course on either Tuesday or Wednesday, as the same sessions are offered on both days. REGISTRATION IS SEPARATE FROM PSC REGISTRATION but is free. Limited to 40 attendees on each day. Register online here:
 
TUESDAY (11/2/21) SESSION:
INFO  |  REGISTER

WEDNESDAY (11/3/21) SESSION:
INFO  |  REGISTER
 

 

Thank you to our co-hosts:
- Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LA DNR)
- Alabama Public Service Commission (AL PSC)
- Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission (AOGC)
- Arkansas Public Service Commission (AR PSC)
- Mississippi Public Service Commission (MS PSC)
- New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC)