Tentative Agenda

Our agenda continues to cover 49 CFR Parts 191, 192, 193, 195 & 199, and underground natural gas storage! We will have representatives from PHMSA, APGA, NTSB, and many more! We're looking forward to revealing our full agenda in the coming months, so stay tuned!

 
Monday, August 12, 2024
 1:00 - 5:00 pm  Exhibitor Registration & Setup
 3:00 pm  Attendee Registration Opens
 4:30 - 5:00 pm  Welcome Address with Steven Giambrone, LADENR
 5:00 - 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
 7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration & Breakfast
 8:00 - 9:00 am  PHMSA Regulatory Update, Bryan Kichler & John Harper (PHMSA)
 9:00 - 10:00 am  Utilizing the PHMSA Website, PHMSA TQ
 10:00 - 10:30 am  Networking Break
 10:30 - 11:30 am  - (Gen) O&M Basics, PHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) 
Team Training & New Regulations' Impact on CRMWilliam McGaughey (Entrust Solutions)
 - (Opt) 
CO2 Sequestration UpdatesLADENR (I&M Division)
 11:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch, On Your Own
 1:30 - 2:30 pm  - (Gen) Shorted CasingsPHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) 
OQ & TrainingDennis Kuhn (Astar)
 - (Opt) Injection DisposalLADENR (I&M Division)
 2:30 - 3:30 pm  - (Gen) Fusion JoiningPHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) 
Latest Rulemaking & GPAC UpdatesWarren Miller (ITS Training)
 - (Opt) 
Cavern Storage ProjectsLADENR (I&M Division)
 3:30 - 4:00 pm  Networking Break
 4:00 - 5:00 pm  PHMSA Pipeline Safety Update, Massoud Tahamtani
 5:00 - 7:00 pm  Happy Hour w/ Exhibitors

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
 7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration & Breakfast
 8:00 - 9:00 am  - (Gen) Annual Reports, SRC's, Incident/Accident ReportsPHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) Preparing for an AuditWarren Miller (ITS Training)
 - (Opt) 
What's New at Louisiana 811Brent Saltzman
 9:00 - 10:00 am  - (Gen) Type B & Type C Gathering, New Inspection Forms, PHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) 
D&A UpdatesDennis Kuhn (Astar)
 - (Opt) 
CAMO UpdatesEd Landgraf (CAMO)
 10:00 - 10:30 am  Networking Break
 10:30 - 11:30 am  - (Gen) Incident/Accidents ReviewChris Ruhl, PHMSA
 - (Opt) What Your Pipeline Techs Need to Know, Hope Shelton (Shelton Consulting)
 - (Opt) 
Implementing a new LDAR Program at UNGS & Gas Transmission FacilitiesTodd Cash (Enstor)
 11:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch, On Your Own
 1:30 - 2:30 pm  - (Gen) Interactive Case Study of a Gas Accident & ResponseJohn Erickson
 - (Opt) SW Region Update, Bryan Lethcoe (PHMSA)
 2:30 - 3:30 pm  - (Gen) Fiber Optic Sensing to Detect Pipeline LeaksJyotsna Sharma (LSU)
 - (Opt) Breakout TanksJohn Jacobi (RegSafe)
 3:30 - 4:00 pm  Networking Break
 4:00 - 5:00 pm  - (Gen) Preparing for an Accident LawsuitJohn Erickson & Jimmy Ordeneaux
 - (Opt) 
PHMSA/LADENR Jurisdiction (Facilities & IM Requirements)Karl Leger (RegSafe)
 5:00 - 8:00 pm  Conference Reception

Thursday, August 15, 2024
 7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration & Breakfast
 8:00 - 9:00 am  - (Gen) Public Awareness ProgramsPHMSA TQ
 - (Opt) Material VerificationMeghan Schleicher (EnTrust Solutions)
 9:00 - 10:00 am  - DAMIS Reporting, PHMSA TQ
 10:00 - 10:30 am  Networking Break
 10:30 - 11:30 am  - Records Retention Requirements, PHMSA TQ
 11:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch, On Your Own
 1:30 - 2:30 pm  - PHMSA InterpretationsSteven Giambrone (LADENR)
 2:30 - 3:30 pm  - API 1185Steven Giambrone (LADENR)
 3:30 - 4:00 pm  Networking Break
 4:00 - 5:00 pm  - Conference Wrap-up