Wednesday

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Air Updates
Leader(s): Leslie Ray
Co-Leader(s): Carey Pugh
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Boiler MACT Initial Compliance... The Clock is Ticking »
Speaker(s): Jose Orcini
The January 31, 2016 deadline for initial compliance of USEPA’S Boiler MACT (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD), is quickly approaching. This presentation will cover topics related to initial and long term compliance requirements under 40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD including: planning, testing, energy assessments, audits, tune-up execution, and record keeping.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Ozone standard revision: permitting and compliance implications »
Speaker(s): Matthew Kuryla
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a new ozone standard in the range of 65-70 ppb, and a new, separate secondary ozone standard. In this talk, we will review the timeline of potential changes in PSD and minor source air permitting, the role of ozone air quality modeling in permitting, potential new roles of offsets in permitting, and longer term control strategy implications.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Flare Monitoring Panel »
Speaker(s): Danielle Nesvacil
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Air Permitting Update from the Regulators »
Speaker(s): Steve Hagood
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Texas Air Permitting Update (GHGs, Expedited Permitting & More) »
Speaker(s): Laura LaValle
The session will be a survey of the year's developments in Texas air permitting, with a focus on NSR permitting. Along with other topics, the session will include discussion of TCEQ's commencement as the Texas GHG permitting authority, and changes made by the 2015 Texas Legislature that will affect air permitting. I would be happy to revise/tailor the presentation to be compatible and not overlap with topics others will cover.
Track ABCDE - B: Chemical Transportation EHS
Leader(s): Jack McVaugh
Co-Leader(s): Annette Colunga
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - C: PSM Tips from the Old Pros
Leader(s): Sheryl Kuhfeldt
Co-Leader(s): Janet Grezlik
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Sharing Best Practices
Leader(s): Dan Lehtola
Co-Leader(s): Phil Warren
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The 4-A's To Safety (ACCEPT, ASSESS, ADDRESS, ABORT) »
Speaker(s): Keith Sliman
The 4-A's To Safety provides a new look the natural progression of events that would normally (but subconsciously) be taken when facing a hazardous situation and presents it (with more than a little humor)into one that can consciously be applied to activities at work, home and at play.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Ugly Truth about Behavior-Based Safety »
Speaker(s): John Grubbs, MBA, RPIH, CSTM
Is today's BBS a business, benefit, or bust for safety? Most BBS processes fail or stagnate withing 3 years. Some managers fake the legitimacy and success of BBS to prevent admitting failure. In this session, attendees will confront the brutal reality of the BBS process while determining the simple truth for success. If your organization utilizes BBS, do not miss this opportunity to examine the core components for both success and failure.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:40 Open »
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Leadership
Leader(s): Maria Gallegos
Co-Leader(s): Hillary Nickerson
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION - STEPS TO SUCCESS »
Speaker(s): Jerry Woodfill
Mr. Woodfill presents a compelling auto-biographical program. Using personal accounts of fear, frustration, and failure leading to success, the 45 minute talk combines multimedia clips, live music, historic recreated speeches and humor. These provide motivation and instruction in an entertaining fashion. The diversity of the presentation is designed for encouragement. Special emphasis is on the speaker’s NASA experience as the Apollo Spacecraft Warning System Engineer for the Moon landing and the rescue of Apollo 13. Each mission is compared to individual goals. Mr. Woodfill’s reenactment of President John Kennedy’s Rice Stadium speech serves as a motivational element in the program likening it to our employer’s as well as our personal goals. (Example: “We do this thing not because it is easy, but because it is hard…to bring forth the best of our energies and skills.”) Regardless of our, at times, perceived failure and discouragement, Mr. Woodfill demonstrates the ultimate good coming from perseverance. It is shown how: 1) Initial failure can actually be a catalyst for success. 2) All of us have unique talents that set us apart as “gifted”. 3) Often, what appears as a “set-back” leads to special abilities and opportunities that might never have been discovered but for an unfortunate circumstance.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Anthem »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
TBA
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Essentials for New Leaders »
Speaker(s): J. Mark Bogle
1. Lead With a Vision for the Future 2. Expect the Company Core Values 3. Actively Coach Daily 4. Develop Self and Others 5. Establish Clear Expectations 6. Role Model Expected Behaviors
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:50 to 2:20 Leadership Lessons on Human Performance »
Speaker(s): Tim Autrey
TBA
2:20 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 When Culture Really Matters--Leadership Accountability as Precursor to an OE Culture »
Speaker(s): Rudy Lopez
What do Hazardous Waste Reductions, Scorecards, and “Be Safe” Posters have in common? They are part of the typical EHS landscape, but do people really pay attention? Come learn what it takes to have a culture of operational excellence where everyone is engaged and zero is achievable.