NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL FORUM

ISCO is delighted to announce three new speakers at the upcoming Forum –

ITOPF – Dr Rebecca Coward (Technical Advisor, ITOPF) will deliver a paper on ITOPF’s experience of pollution incidents involving high density oils.

UNH – Nancy Kinner, PhD (UNH, Director of the Coastal Response Research Center) will speak on the Effects of Water Velocity and Temperature on Behavior of Sunken Bitumen.

PHSMA – Rob Benedict, Acting Senior Regulations Officer, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH-10), Standards and Rulemaking Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety oversees the transport of Hazardous materials by highway, vessel, rail and air.  On August 1, 2014 PHMSA will be publishing an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that seeks comment on the current Oil Spill Response Plans applicable to rail transport, as well to provide an overview of the pipeline aspects. Mr. Benedict  will provide presentation that will summarize the current plan requirements, recent events leading to this ANPRM and an overview of the Rule.