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Project Title: Domestic Transportation of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Ethanol

PIN: TRB-SASP-15-06         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Studies and Special Programs Division

Himmel, Micah

Subject/Focus Area:
Energy and Energy Conservation; Transportation and Infrastructure

Domestic Transportation of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Ethanol
February 4, 2016 - February 5, 2016
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: Micah Himmel
Phone: 202-334-2362


Committee for a Study of Domestic Transportation of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Ethanol

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC
February 4–5, 2016

Thursday, February 4
Keck 101

Open Session
10:30 Introductions of representatives from USDOT agencies and other guests
• Committee member and guest self-introductions
• Overview of task statement and study process, Chairman

10:45 Panel Session 1: Federal Agencies with Safety Responsibility
• Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Jeff Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety
• Federal Rail Administration, Karl Alexy, Director, Hazardous Materials Division
• U.S. Coast Guard, CAPT Benjamin Hawkins, Chief, Office of Design and Engineering Standards
• Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (TBD)

11:45 Q&A

12:15 Break / Lunch
12:30–12:45 Working Lunch Presentation by National Transportation Safety Board, Paul Stancil, Hazardous Materials Investigator

1:15 Panel Session 2: Industry Associations (Transmission and Production)
• INGAA, Terry Boss, Senior Vice President of Environment for Safety and Operations
• American Waterways Operators, Caitlyn Stewart, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
• Association of American Railroads, Robert Fronczak, Assistant Vice President for Environment and Hazmat
• American Petroleum Institute, Robin Rorick, Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations
• Renewable Fuels Association, Kelly Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs

2:30 Q&A

3:00 Break

3:15 Statistical Presentations: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and Federal Railroad Administration
• BTS, Ronald Duych, Senior Transportation Specialist
• FRA, Karen McClure, Industry Economist

4:05 Q&A

4:30 Open Session Adjournment

Friday, February 5
Keck 101

9:00 Panel Session: Emergency Management and Response
• David Willauer, Chair, TRB Transportation of Hazardous Materials Subcommittee on Crude Oil Transportation
• International Association of Fire Chiefs, Rick Edinger, Hazmat Committee Vice Chair
• TRANSCAER, Frank Reiner, Chairman of the National TRANSCAER Task Group

10:45 Open Session Adjournment

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul G. Gaffney
Monica Blaney
Guy Caruso
Edward R. Chapman
Robert “Bob” J. Chipkevich
Joseph W. Martinelli
Ali Mosleh
Tonya Ngotel
Gregory G. Noll
Craig E Philip
Ian P. Savage
Katherine F. Turnbull

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The Committee discussed the statement of task and future work plan.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 18, 2016