Wednesday

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Track ABCDE - Breathe Deep - 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 Understanding the Role of Tanks in Emissions and Regulatory Management »
Speaker(s): Sarah Sajedi
This presentation will be a discussion of the role of tanks in the chemical and refining industry’s emissions management, and the impact of tanks on state and federal regulations. Topics will include how tanks affect alternate operating scenarios, data collection best practices, compliance with PBRs and Title V, and the calculations for emissions accounting.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 A New Way to Manage Your Environmental Programs »
Speaker(s): Brian K. Whitley, Vernon Hartfield
Have you had trouble organizing your department's environmental records? All too often in the environmental practice, we spend too much time looking for compliance documents as opposed to the review and QA of them. This presentation will explore a way to organize documentation across multiple EHS disciplines (Tanks, LDAR, BWON, Waste, and even Safety) using office tools that everyone has at their disposal. Facilities that have adopted this paperless management system have reduced wasted time by hundreds of hours a year.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Flare Operations Panel »
Speaker(s): Danielle Nesvacil
In light of recent flare studies and EPA enforcement activities, this panel will focus on potential ways to improve flare operations using the existing site resources with a perspective on some of the engineering challenges. Additionally, implementation of a Flare Consent Decree at Marathon Petroleum Company's refineries will be discussed, including the marquee issues of flare over-steaming and waste gas minimization. Moderated by Danielle Nesvacil, other panelists will include Steve Smith, Ruth Cade and Russell Wozniak. Lessons learned with regard to other regulatory programs such as emissions inventory and permitting will also be included.
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 Greenhouse Gas Permitting in Texas »
Speaker(s): Christina Wisdom
The presentation will focus on the latest in greenhouse gas regulation in Texas, including a summary of the pending greenhouse gas litigation and the transition of the greenhouse gas permitting program from EPA to TCEQ. The presentation will also focus on the new GHG permitting process at TCEQ and will provide insight on what permit applicants need to know. This will be a very timely presentation.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Looking Beyond the Burden: Optimizing an EPA GHG MRR Reporting System »
Speaker(s): Leslie Wong
The “new” EPA Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting requirements for oil and gas facilities (40 CFR 98, Subpart W) are no longer new: the industry is midway through its fourth year of data collection for the program and just submitted its third report. However, constant changes to the applicable rules and continuing problems with the online reporting process have kept most in the industry in “triage” mode for compliance purposes as if it were still a new program. This presentation will look at the EPA GHG MRR’s history to date, its relationship to broader administration greenhouse gas and climate change management plans, how the oil and gas industry can streamline data collection and reporting and how the oil and gas industry can find a higher purpose for this data other than compliance with one federal rule.
Track ABCDE - 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 The Hidden Risks of Hazardous Material Transportation »
Speaker(s): Tom Bray
Implementation of ‘Best Practices’: Ensuring & Mitigating Risk, Before, During & After Hazardous Material Movements. This presentation will focus on the current industry best practices for the transportation of Hazardous Materials, including, pre/post trip inspections, regular site inspections, standard operating protocols, cargo securement and post-event countermeasures. Have you ever asked yourself - What is our liability with a third party carrier? And - How do we mitigate risk when things go wrong? If so, then you won’t want to miss this engaging presentation by Tom Bray.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Cargo Tank Risk Management Committee »
Speaker(s): Lori S. Pavlish
This presentation will explore the efforts of the Cargo Tank Risk Management Committee (CTRMC), which is made up of leading industry professionals with the sole task to proactively enhance cargo tank safety. The CTRMC recognizes the goal of the industry is to reduce falls at the wide variety of facilities and situations where workers perform various duties while on top of cargo tanks. The CTRMC’s members are from every aspect of the industry, from cargo tank trailer manufacturers, truck carriers, worker's compensation insurance providers, shippers, consignees, to tank cleaning facilities. For more information visit their website: http//www.cargotanksafety.org.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 This Is Not Your Grandpas Tank Barge »
Speaker(s): Dave Riches
This presentation will focus on how the inland tank barge industry has evolved over time to improve safety on the inland waterways. Included will be a review of how crew training, vessel construction, and other elements have impacted the safety of workers, the environment and the public.
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 Enhancing Safety In Our Aging Pipeline Systems »
Speaker(s): William (Bill) Lowry, P.E.
This presentation will discuss how we can maintain safety as our facilities and infrastructure age, exploring such issues as materials, construction, operations, and integrity management. Other issues discussed will be what records are necessary and how are the records validated, and what are some things that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is doing to help address these issues.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Pipeline Quantitative Risk Assessments: A Novel Approach to Quantifying Pipeline Risk Over Long Distances and Varied Terrain »
Speaker(s): Jef Rowley, Ph.D., Joshua Bruce-Black
Historically, Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA's) are performed primarily at petrochemical facilities, leaving vast networks of pipelines overlooked. This presentation will discuss a method for performing a pipeline QRA addressing several levels of detail including how to deal with varied terrain. The results can be effective tools for pipeline operations decision makers in both process safety and business aspects.
Track ABCDE - A PSM Potpourri
Leader(s): James R. Thompson
Co-Leader(s): Sheryl Kuhfeldt
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Recent Critical PSM Enforcement Issues and OSHA Regulatory Update »
Speaker(s): Mark Dreux
This presentation will discuss recent legal rulings concerning significant PSM enforcement issues, such as PSV’s and the 3% inlet pressure drop, acceptable interim measures to address deficiencies in process equipment, the appropriate amount time to address PHA recommendations for facility siting, and OSHA’s use of a voluntary audit as a road map to target violations. The presentation will also address several recent regulatory issues such as the proposed electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses, and the major changes for the PSM Standard and OSHA’S Request for Information, highlighting 14 revisions that could fundamentally alter industry practice.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 An Introduction to Integrity Operating Windows »
Speaker(s): A. Boyd McKay, Chad Patschke, CPSA
This presentation will discuss the importance of establishing integrity operating windows (IOWs) to improve mechanical integrity (MI) programs and operational safety. Future inspection and testing activities depend not only on prior equipment condition but also on future operating conditions related to damage mechanisms. A proactive and fundamental understanding of the process operating conditions, and resulting damage mechanisms, is required to provide acceptable confidence in the actual equipment damage state.<!--break--> This presentation will introduce the concepts outlined in the soon-to-be released API Recommended Practice 584, INTEGRITY OPERATING WINDOWS. It will outline the essential elements in identifying, developing, monitoring, and maintaining IOWs as a vital component of a mechanical integrity program. The presentation will provide examples of IOWs and provide an overview on the work process for management of IOWs. The presentation will also provide insight on key principles involved in developing IOWs for equipment types other than fixed equipment.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 OSHA Enforcement Focus: RAGAGEP »
Speaker(s): Ben Patton
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, employers are required to document compliance of covered process equipment with Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP). OSHA has recently brought several high profile enforcement actions against employers under this requirement based on the alleged failure to provide adequate relief protection on certain covered processes. This presentation will focus on the arguments made by OSHA in prosecuting the agency’s citations and the present status of employer appeals, and will also provide practical advice for PSM-covered employers on how to navigate the uncertainty surrounding this issue and other internal and external RAGAGEPs.
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 Compliant and Business Effective PSM/RMP Audits »
Speaker(s): David B. Williams
Affected companies in the United States conduct compliance audits to meet the requirements of OSHA Process Safety Management regulation and EPA Risk Management Program. This presentation will provide guidance how to make these audits more effective and incorporate the use of metrics to align them with other business critical functions.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Evaluation of Evacuation Fire Hazards »
Speaker(s): Jay Kollin Kenady, CFEI, CFPS, EIT, Mark Whitney
This presentation describes a fire hazard assessment that takes into account site specific conditions that affect the ability to evacuate from an occupied building to a safe location. The assessment addresses line-of-sight blockage between fire locations and the affected buildings, considers radiation shielding for evacuating personnel by large objects (e.g., buildings, process equipment, storage tanks), and calculates thermal dose experienced during the evacuation route to estimate vulnerability.
Track ABCDE - Sharing Best Practices
Leader(s): Crystal Cedro
Co-Leader(s): Dan Lehtola
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 The Impact of A Mobile Device Strategy On Environmental, Health and Safety »
Speaker(s): Quincey Jones
The rapid pace of technological change through mobile devices, cloud computing, big data dashboards, and social media innovations will continue to transform businesses by creating entirely new industries and operating models. See and experience how our clients are integrating these new technologies into their EHS strategy through the utilization of mobile devices that significantly reduce paper based entries, allows them to input field data once, access field drawing, retrieve documents and manuals instantaneously, and create EHS digital dashboards that contain real time data.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 The Cintas Safety Journey: Transformational Leadership Skills in Achieving Safety and Health Excellence »
Speaker(s): Dan Braun
Since establishing its Safety Vision in 2007, Cintas has reduced its injury rate by almost 60%. In order to do this, the company changed from a transactional safety mindset of reacting to injuries after they happen to a transformational safety leadership culture dedicated to eliminating the unsafe behaviors that are the cause of all injuries. Come hear Dan Braun, Senior Vice President Value Improvement Initiatives, talk about the Cintas Corporation’s Safety journey and the “Evolution of Safety Engagement Models” that all individuals and companies of all sizes can follow in order to build a culture in which safety becomes a core value.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 How to Publish Your Best Selfie! (Tips on the Caring for Texas Application Process) »
Speaker(s): Lisa LaBean, Steve Skarke
Come learn about best practices in employee engagement and pollution prevention from Lisa LaBean of The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport. Dow’s facility was awarded the Sustained Excellence in Caring for Texas Award in 2012. You will also hear from external judge and CAP member, Bel Sanchez, who will share the importance of putting your best “selfie” forward from a community perspective, and Steve Skarke, Chair of the TCC Outreach Committee, who will talk about some of the other benefits of “Caring for Texas."
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 Apps and Web Tools for EHS Management and Auditing »
Speaker(s): Curt Johnson, CPEA
With the widespread use of smart phones and handheld computers comes the question of whether any applications and web tools are actually useful for EHS management. This session will review a number of handy, simple applications and web tools used by the presenter, including demonstrations and identification of materials.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Three Simple Steps to Shift Your Safety Culture »
Speaker(s): Phillip Ragain
Culture plays a critical role in organizations’ safety performance, yet most of us have a hard time explaining in practical terms what culture is. This is one of the reasons why so many organizations struggle to change their safety culture. This presentation will begin by explaining safety culture in very practical terms, and then draws from research to provide a clear approach for positively changing the culture within an organization. Three simple steps will be described, which leaders from the front line to the board room can use to deliberately shape their organization’s safety cultures.
Track ABCDE - Leadership
Leader(s): Maria Gallegos
Co-Leader(s):
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 A Message from the President »
Speaker(s): Hector Rivero
Hector Rivero is the President & CEO of the Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas. Rivero will discuss leadership skills that have proven effective in successfully managing a major industry trade association and influencing state legislative and regulatory policy as an advocate for industry.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 F.L.Y. First Lead Yourself »
Speaker(s): Elizabeth McCormick
US. Army Black Hawk Pilot Elizabeth McCormick shares the secrets to her success in life and business while overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot. Real life experiences are presented with humor and candor, inspiring you to FLY! You will leave knowing how to unlock the key to boosting your confidence, discover the success principle that raises your satisfaction, lead with the three pillars of C.A.N. leadership, and soar to a higher level of success while influencing others to lead.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Wisdom on Leadership: 10 Principles for Success and Mindfulness »
Speaker(s): Christina Wisdom
Christina is the former Vice President and General Counsel of the Texas Chemical Council and is currently building her own law practice at Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP in Austin. Based on her own life experience, she will share her 10 principles for success and mindfulness in her professional and personal life.
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 for Compliance to Commitment : Do You Know What’s in the Gap? »
Speaker(s): Harold L. Horne, Jr.
Mr. Horne, a twenty-five year front line veteran in chemical operations, will reveal the value of investing the “hard work” required to achieve a culture of genuine safety commitment. Sharing impactful personal stories and illustrations in an attempt to clarify what is in the remaining gap between our current level of safety performance and our long-term vision of an injury-free workplace, this presentation is designed and aimed at all leaders - not only those who possess a passion for moving their organizations from Compliance to Commitment, but also those who possess a burning desire to see that “everyone goes home safely every day” throughout their career.
2:20 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Becoming a Transformational Leader: 5 Principles to Increasing Your Leadership Influence »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
How many of you would like to be a better leader? How many of you would like to learn how to increase your leadership influence? In this powerful session, each participant will learn what the Law of the Lid is and the importance of increasing their lid, be provided a tool for each principle to help identify specific areas and steps in order to increase their influence potential, and Five Leadership Principles that will not only increase your leadership influence but transform your life. Be prepared to be inspired, challenged, and transformed.