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Forum : Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol Forum Agenda & Presentations
Washington, DC
4/22/2014 9:00 AM

Rail Safety Forum

April 22-23, 2014
The forum is scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.


Day 1 – April 22, 2014

Opening Statement, Chairman Hersman


Overview of Crude Oil and Ethanol Rail Accidents and Safety Recommendations - Presentation

PANEL: Tank Car Design, Construction and Crashworthiness

Invited Panelists:

Robert Fronczak – Association of American Railroads - Presentation
Bill Finn – Railway Supply Institute Committee for Tank Cars - Presentation
Todd Treichel – RSI-AAR Railroad Tank Car Safety Research and Test Project - Presentation
Gregory Saxton – The Greenbrier Companies - Presentation
Francisco González, III – Federal Railroad Administration - Presentation
David Jeong, Ph.D. – US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center - Presentation

PANEL: Rail Operations and Approaches to Risk Management

Invited Panelists:

Rich Connor – Federal Railroad Administration - Presentation
Skip Elliott – CSX Transportation - Presentation
Lee Johnson – American Petroleum Institute - Presentation
Robert Grimaila – Union Pacific Railroad - Presentation
Christopher Barkan, Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Presentation
Anand Prabhakaran – Sharma and Associates, Inc. - Presentation

DAY 2 – April 23, 2014

PANEL: Emergency Response to Tank Car Releases of Crude Oil and Ethanol

Invited Panelists:

Chief Steven Pearson (ret.) – North Park, Illinois, Fire Department - Presentation
Greg Noll – National Fire Protection Association - Presentation
Chief Richard Edinger – International Association of Fire Chiefs - Presentation
Danny Simpson – Canadian National Railway Company - Presentation
Frank Reiner – TRANSCAER - Presentation
Captain Claudia Gelzer – United States Coast Guard - Prepared Remarks

PANEL: Federal Oversight and Industry Initiatives Related to Crude Oil and Ethanol

Invited Panelists:

Karl Alexy – Federal Railroad Administration - Presentation
Magdy El-Sibaie, Ph.D. – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - Presentation
Stéphane Garneau – Transport Canada, Dangerous Goods - Presentation
Ed Hamberger – Association of American Railroads
Bob Dinneen – Renewable Fuels Association - Presentation
Bob Greco – American Petroleum Institute - Presentation
Closing Statement, Chairman Hersman

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