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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Updated 03/27/2015

All times are central daylight

Speaker bios

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.

Session TBA
Harrold Winnie, U.S. DOT, PHMSA

11:15 a.m.-Noon

Corrosion Risk & Pipeline Integrity

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

Noon-1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.

Contractor Requirements

Regarding Drug & Alcohol Testing & Operator Qualifications

Josh Geurian, Owner/Operator Support,
National Compliance Management Services

Christine Blankenship, Account Representative, & Mark Feild, Senior Associate, ISN

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

2-2:45 p.m.
Keystone (working title)
Virgil Pfennig, Manager,
Northern U.S. Oil - Glacial Lakes
TransCanada Corp.
Vendor Presentations
Speakers TBA
2:45-3:15 p.m.
Refreshment & Networking Break
3:15-3:45 p.m.
Dakota Access Pipeline: Project Overview, Pipeline Operation, Leak Prevention & Detection, & Emergency Response
Chad Arey, Senior Operations Integration Manager Dakota Access Pipeline/Energy Transfer Crude Oil Co.
Vendor Presentations
Speakers TBA

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Vendor Presentations
Speakers TBA
Vendor Presentation
Speakers 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

Richard Stump, 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

Speaker TBA

11:15 a.m.-Noon
Session TBA
Harold Winnie, U.S. DOT, PHMSA
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.

Operator Qualification & Accident Investigation

Warren Miller, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Veriforce

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