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Project Title: Review of the Buzzards Bay Maritime Risk Assessment

PIN: TRB-SASP-13-02         

Major Unit:
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:
Studies and Special Programs Division

Huey, Beverly

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

Review of the Buzzards Bay Maritime Risk Assessment
August 5, 2013 - August 6, 2013
J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Tim Devlin
Phone: (202) 334-3363
Fax: (202) 334-3510


Review of the Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment


August 5-6, 2013
Room 202
J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center
Woods Hole, MA

Draft Meeting Agenda

Meeting Objectives:
• Review Committee Composition and Balance
• Discuss Charge to Committee
• Receive Briefings on Background and Purpose of the Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment
• Receive Presentations from MITRE on the Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment
• Reach Agreement on Committee Work Plan, Schedule, and Assignments
• Agree on Letter Report Outline and Begin Drafting Sections
• Identify Topics and Select Dates for follow-up conference call(s)

Monday, August 5, 2013

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Conference Center


9:45 BREAK


10:00 Welcome and Introductions
Paul Fischbeck, Chair

10:15 Presentations: Background, Origins of Study, Goals and Expectations
Elise DeCola, Nuka Research and Planning, LLC
Rich Packard, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
Ben Ericson, Assistant Commissioner for Waste Site Cleanup, (MassDEP)
Edward G. LeBlanc, U.S. Coast Guard

11:00 Presentation on the Risk Assessment
Bob Garrett, HS SEDI, MITRE
William (Biff) Holt, Global Securities

12:00 Lunch

1:00 pm Q&A/Discussion of the Risk Assessment
Paul Fischbeck, Chair

3:00 Break

3:15 Q&A/Discussion of the Risk Assessment (continued)
Paul Fischbeck, Chair

5:00 Adjourn for the Day

5:00 Reception

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


8:00 am Follow-up Questions on the Risk Assessment
Paul Fischbeck, Chair

10:00 BREAK


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul S. Fischbeck
William L. Hurley
Thomas M. Leschine
Milton Levenson
Keith Michel
Ali Mosleh
Malcolm Spaulding

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Bias/Conflict of Interest Discussion
Statement of Task and Committee's Approach to the Task
Committee Process
Initial Assessments
Letter Report Preparation

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 20, 2013