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Conference Agenda
Thursday, September 17
8:00   Registration
Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
9:00   Keynote Address
Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
9:30   The Public Perception of Railroad Safety and What We Do Now 
Bill Flis, Heartland Consulting, Inc.
10:00   Understanding the New DOT Rulemaking
Karl Alexy, Staff Director - Hazardous Materials Division, Federal Railroad Administration
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by Northeast Logistics Systems, LLC
10:45   Understanding the New DOT-117 Tank Car
Robert E. Fronczak, Assistant Vice President Environment & Hazmat, Association of American Railroads
11:30   Railroad Safety and Operational Considerations for CBR
Michael Rush, Senior Vice President Safety and Operations, Association of American Railroads
12:00   Luncheon | Sponsored by The Greenbrier Companies
Guest Speaker: Anthony Swift, Director, Canada Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
1:30   Retrofitting DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars
Technical & Time Frame Considerations: Michael Obertop, Vice President, Sales, GBW Railcar Services
2:30   Tank Car Conditional Probability of Release – A Valuation Based Systems Framework
Nii Attoh-Okine, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Delaware
3:00   Energy Break | Sponsorship Available
3:15   Health and Safety Observations from Crude Oil Derailment Responses
Dr. John Kind, Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, LLC
3:45   Domestic Crude Oil Production and CBR Traffic Trends
  • Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Richard Flynn, Northeast Logistics Systems LLC
4:30   The American Petroleum Institute Perspective
Robin Rorick, Group Director, Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
5:00   Cocktail Reception | Sponsorship Available
Friday, September 18
8:00   Continental Breakfast | Sponsorship Available
9:00   Tank Car Builder Roundtable
Bob Pickel, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, National Steel Car
Jack Isselmann, Senior Vice President External Affairs & Programs, The Greenbrier Companies
Donald G. Croteau, CEO/Director, Vertex Railcar Corporation
Moderated by RSI President Tom Simpson
10:30   Coffee Break | Sponsored by National Steel Car
10:45   Tank Car Lessor Roundtable
Moderated by David Nahass, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation
12:00   Adjourn

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