2015 South Dakota/North Dakota Pipeline Safety Operator Training Draft Agenda

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Updated 01/29/2015

All times are central standard

7-8 a.m.

8-9 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions

Mary Zanter, Pipeline Safety Program Manager, South Dakota PUC


Opening Remarks

Mary Zanter, South Dakota PUC

Aaron Morman, Pipeline Safety Program Manager, North Dakota PSC


South Dakota One Call Update

Larry Janes, Executive Director, South Dakota One Call

9-10 a.m.

Part 192 and 195 New Regulations and Updates

Bryan Kichler, Pipeline Safety Specialist, PHMSA Inspector Training & Qualifications

10-10:30 a.m.
Refreshment & Networking Break
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Corrosion and the Law

Tom Hutchins, Vice President of Gas Delivery, MidAmerican Energy Co.

API 15S Specification & the Rulemaking for Spooled Pipe

DeWitt Burdeaux, Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Flexsteel PipeTechnologies

11:15 a.m.-Noon
Session TBA
Session TBA
Noon-1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.

Contractor Requirements

Regarding Drug & Alcohol Testing & Operator Qualifications

Stacey Baughman, Manager DOT & Operator Specific D&A Auditing, National Compliance Management Services


Speaker TBA, ISNetworld

Meaningful Metrics for DIMP
Charlie Helm, Pipeline Safety Specialist, PHMSA Inspector Training & Qualifications

2-3 p.m.
Session TBA
Session TBA
3-3:30 p.m.
Refreshment & Networking Break
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Session TBA
Session TBA
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Reception hosted by Exhibitors

Thursday, April 16, 2015


8-8:30 a.m.

American Public Gas Association Update

Gerry Lee, OQ Program Manager, APGA Security & Integrity Foundation

8:30-9 a.m.

Operator Qualifications

Speaker TBA, Midwest ENERGY Association

9-9:30 a.m.
Refreshment & Networking Break
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Lessons Learned: Incident Examples

Walter Siedlecki, Senior Utility Consultant, AEGIS Insurance Services

10:30 -11:15 a.m.

Developing an Incident Command Plan

Bob Wetzler, Robert J. Wetzler Consulting

11:15 a.m.-Noon
Session TBA
Noon-1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.

Conducting Emergency Drills

Robert Hill, Director/Emergency Manager, Brookings (S.D.) County Development Department

2-2:30 p.m.
Refreshment & Networking Break
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Incident Investigation & Operator Qualification

Warren Miller, Senior Compliance Specialist, Veriforce

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Closing Session