Wednesday

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Air Updates
Leader(s): Leslie Ray
Co-Leader(s): Carey Pugh
7:30 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, Trinity Consultants
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, Baker Botts
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. This presentation 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, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Herman Holm, Sage Environmental Consulting, Scott Swiggard, Golden Specialty
The EPA proposed refinery sector national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants in 2014. These proposed standards include flare monitoring requirements that could be a potential blueprint for future monitoring regulations for other industries, such as the chemical industry. This panel will discuss the proposed refinery flare monitoring requirements, the potential challenges associated with these requirements, and available monitoring technology.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Nelson Balido, CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Dr. Bob Emery, Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Lunch with Exhibitors Ron Curry, US EPA Region 6 Administrator
1:50 to 2:40 Air Permitting Update from the Regulators »
Speaker(s): Erin Selvera, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
The presentation will cover successes and challenges with the new expedited permitting program; unique aspects and challenges of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) GHG permitting program; the issues and questions companies face when deciding whether to deflex, continue operation under their existing flexible permit, or get a SIP approved flexible permit under the new rules; recent successes and challenges for the Air Pollutant Watch List program, including potential future actions; recent legislation from the 84th legislative session affecting TCEQ permitting; and finally how changes to the ozone standard will likely result in additional ozone non-attainment areas and the resulting effects on permitting in Texas.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Air Permitting in the Trenches »
Speaker(s): Laura LaValle, Beveridge & Diamond, Michael H. Carbon, Environ
This session will cover developments and practical tips for New Source Review (NSR) permitting in Texas and Louisiana, with a comparison of select aspects of those programs. The panelists will address key components of NSR permitting, such as expediting authorization, impacts review (including 1-hour SO2 NAAQS implementation), control technology selection, MSS permitting, GHG permitting. Panelists will also provide insights on corrective action permitting and anticipating/addressing public participation.
Track ABCDE - B: Chemical Transportation EHS
Leader(s): Jack McVaugh
Co-Leader(s): Annette Colunga
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Connecting People to Purpose: The Power of Collective Ambition »
Speaker(s): Travis O'Banion, Trimac Transportation / National Tank Services
Collective ambition is how leaders and employees think about why they exist, what they hope to accomplish, how they will collaborate to achieve their ambition, and how their brand promise and commitment to regulatory compliance aligns with their core values. What are successful organizations doing that seems to elude its competition? Why do their teams get up and go to work every day? The focus of this session will be to assist in developing that fundamental sense of purpose, knowing what your work is for, how it benefits others, and what contribution it makes to this world.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Partnering In The Supply Chain To Jointly Identify And Manage Risks »
Speaker(s): Dave P. Gleason, American Chemistry Council
Sharing common EHS principles and practicing similar systems discipline across EHS activities at both the shipper and the shipper’s key supply chain partners can create performance excellence and cost/resource optimization for all involved. The Responsible Care and Responsible Care Partner program have now demonstrated success in doing this for practitioners for 20+ years. Understand the mechanisms being used to identify and create excellent EHS practices to address both tactical and strategic issues of mutual interest to both shippers and supply chain providers. Learn how non-asset based (3PL) companies operating today in the modern chemical industry supply chain can perform a crucial role in overall EHS performance excellence. See how all shipper distribution and EHS functional personnel can work directly with the various providers in their supply chains to both optimize EHS performance/communications and improve overall reliability in their respective business operations.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Transportation Stewardship »
Speaker(s): Lori S. Pavlish, The Dow Chemical Company
As an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Member, The Dow Chemical Company is committed to maintaining robust programs and work processes to ensure that the logistics service providers (LSP) who transport and store our products understand and share our high standards for product stewardship. This presentation will include an overview of Dow programs in North America which help us identify well qualified LSPs and work together with them to drive continuous improvement in the safe, secure delivery of our products.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Nelson Balido, CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Dr. Bob Emery, Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Lunch with Exhibitors Ron Curry, US EPA Region 6 Administrator
1:50 to 2:40 Union Pacific's Hazardous Materials Management Program »
Speaker(s): Tim O'Brien, Union Pacific Railroad
An overview of how the Union Pacific works to ensure the hazardous materials transported by the UP are handled safely.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 DOT Training: the Who, What, When and Especially Why! »
Speaker(s): Jeff Boivin, J. J. Keller & Associates
DOT hazardous materials training...the who, what, when and especially why! DOT hazardous materials training cannot be a "one-size fits all" program. The training program needs to be modified for each class and type of employee, and it must be unique to your operation. In this session we will look at the DOT training requirements, what they include, who they impact, how they need to be applied at your operation based on what your employees do, and why you should want to do this training.
Track ABCDE - C: PSM – Looking to the Future
Leader(s): Sheryl Kuhfeldt
Co-Leader(s): Janet Grezlik
7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker:
Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Regulatory Update: Modernizing PSM/RMP and EPA’s RFI and Industry’s Comments to EPA »
Speaker(s): Mark Dreux, Arent Fox
This presentation will updated attendees on the modernization of the OSHA PSM and EPA RMP rules, industry's concerns with OSHA and EPA RFI's, and the anticipated SBREFA process and timeline for amending the rule, and will also provide a preview of regulatory plans that OSHA has for 2015.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Lessons Learned from PSM Auditing »
Speaker(s): Madonna Breen
Auditing is a critical element under the Process Safety Management Standard (PSM) and the EPA's RMP rule that assesses the effectiveness of an organization’s PSM program and analyzes compliance with both PSM and RMP. Compliance can keep you under the radar, but it does not make for an effective auditing program. The methods and findings presented here will assist you and your company in progressing forward and beyond compliance.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Best Practice MOC and PSSR Process »
Speaker(s): Mike Bearrow, OSyS Rolls-Royce
Management of Change (MOC) and Pre Start-up Safety Review (PSSR) are still the most challenging elements of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, the EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) rule, and now, the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS). This presentation will discuss how the chemical process industry has defined the MOC and PSSR best management practices and how they should be automated, as well as new best practices associated with mobile capabilities for PSSR and MOCs in the field, better defined evaluation processes, leading and lagging indicators and maybe even predictive technologies that will predict higher risk, and the need for action to reduce imminent problems.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Nelson Balido, CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Dr. Bob Emery, Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Lunch with Exhibitors Ron Curry, US EPA Region 6 Administrator
1:50 to 2:40 A Continued Focus: Inherently Safer Technology »
Speaker(s): Ben Patton, Katten Muchin Rosenman
This presentation will focus on the current status of regulatory recommendations regarding Inherently Safer Technology (IST) as well as implications for industry. OSHA and EPA have issued Requests for Information relating to rulemaking on the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Mangement Program (RMP) regulations, and the EPA's request seeks specific comments on inherently safer technology. Furthermore, the California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) has proposed a new PSM standard for oil refineries that requires consideration of safer technologies through hierarchy of hazard controls analysis and process hazard analysis, and the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has continued to focus on the use of IST in its incident investigation findings and recommendations.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Bridging Occupational and Process Safety Using Effective Hazard Recognition »
Speaker(s): Michael A. Fleming, Decision Point Associates
The magnitude of harm differs between occupational and process risk, yet the hazards in both originate from the same source – an uncontrolled release of energy. This presentation discussed how developing knowledge of energy bridges the hazard recognition gap for process hazard analysis, operating procedures, and maintenance activities, and provides a common language for communication.
Track ABCDE - D: Sharing Best Practices
Leader(s): Dan Lehtola
Co-Leader(s): Phil Warren
7:30 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, Ford, Bacon & Davis
The 4-A's To Safety provides a new at look the natural progression of events that would normally (but subconsciously) be taken when facing a hazardous situation, and provides an alternative 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, GCI Consulting
Is today's Behavior-Based Safety (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 What's the EHS Professional Outlook in 2025? »
Speaker(s): Karen Walding-Zuntych, CPC, Whitaker Technical
What's the EHS Professional outlook in 2025? Retirement is coming for a large group of the EHS workforce. This session will discuss lackluster roles in EHS according to millennials, STEM grads at lowest point in history, women still trailing men in salaries/corp level, as well as emerging trends and individual impact.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Nelson Balido, CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Dr. Bob Emery, Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Lunch with Exhibitors Ron Curry, US EPA Region 6 Administrator
1:50 to 2:40 Making Personal Safety Personal »
Speaker(s): Eddie Rivier, The Dow Chemical Company
Bad EHS behaviors cost you money in injuries, lost production and investigations, but they also cost your company a partnership mentality. This mentality is necessary for a safety professional, allowing them to be seen as a partner and collaborator that helps their team do the right actions, rather than a policeman trying to catch them doing the wrong ones. Regardless of company size, the safety professional must relate to the employees on a personal level and leaders must be able to see the human cost of injuries. This perspective will build a stronger safety culture that will yield positive results in morale and cost as well as lower injury rates.
2:40 to 3:10 Break
3:10 to 4:00 Accident Proneness: Fact or Myth »
Speaker(s): Henry Smahlik, CSP, CIH, Hagemeyer North America
This presentation will examine the history of research into accident proneness, and how we can use the information to prevent accidents and injuries in industry.
Track ABCDE - E: Leadership
Leader(s): Maria Gallegos
Co-Leader(s): Hillary Nickerson
7:30 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, NASA
As the Apollo Spacecraft Warning System Engineer for the Moon landing and the rescue of Apollo 13, Jerry Woodfill is familiar with discouragement and perceived failure. But in this session he will demonstrate the ultimate good coming from perseverance, discussing how initial failure can actually be a catalyst for success, all of us have unique talents that set us apart as “gifted”, and 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: 4 Declarations for Every Leader »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST, Multiply Leadership
As a supervisor, manager, or team leader have you ever fell discouraged, frustrated, or asked yourself, am I the right person for this job? Do you find that you need to talk to yourself in order to get to your JOB? If you answered honestly, and there is an internal desire to rekindle, replenish and reignite your former passion – then this high-energy, passion-filled session is for you. Every participant will leave with a renewal and a new awareness of the 4 Declarations that becomes their Leaders call, a Leaders Anthem.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Essentials for New Leaders »
Speaker(s): J. Mark Bogle, Eastman Chemical Company
This session will explore how attendees can lead with a vision for the future, expect the company core values, actively coach daily, develop themselves and others, establish clear expectations, and role model expected behaviors for their team.
12:00 to 1:50 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Nelson Balido, CEO, Border Commerce and Security Council Dr. Bob Emery, Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Lunch with Exhibitors Ron Curry, US EPA Region 6 Administrator
1:50 to 2:20 Safety is NOT Your Top Priority »
Speaker(s): Tim Autrey, Practicing Perfection Institute
"Safety is our top priority" has become a standard corporate line, and in fact the only "politically correct" thing to say. In reality, safety is NOT your top priority. If it was, you would never engage in any activities involving risk (which means you wouldn't be in business). While such sentiment regarding safety has positive intention, the continual preaching and advertising of this "top priority" position is doing your organization more harm than good. In this session, Tim Autrey will be detailing WHY "top priority" advertising is working against you, and will provide you and your organization with a strategic platform that is sensible, coherent, and far more powerful for advancing your culture of safety.
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, Katapult Leadership
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.