Hazardous Spills Response Planning
LIVE DATE: 09/11/14
CEU TYPE: Technical
WEBINAR TYPE: Technical
Summary:This presentation addresses hazardous spill contingency planning and response in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, with considerations for public water systems as a special emphasis. It will include an overview of potential spill sources in the region, how contingency planning is conducted at the regional and local level, and tools that are used to aid both planning and response. The recent tow sinking at LeClaire, Iowa on the Upper Mississippi River will be used as a case study to help illustrate these concepts. Additionally, perspectives will be offered regarding spill preparedness, response, monitoring, and collaborative action from the manager of a Mississippi River public water system.
Case Study: On 25 November 2013, the towing vessel STEPHEN L COLBY reported taking on water after striking a submerged object near Mile Marker (MM) 496 on the Upper Mississippi River. The pilot steered the STEPHEN L COLBY to the right descending bank (RDB) where she sank at the LeClaire, IA riverfront (MM 496.3 UMR) only 12 minutes after the impact. 9 crewmembers were onboard.
The STEPHEN L COLBY was a 144 foot, 5000 HP "Line Boat” owned and operated by Marquette Transportation, Inc. and was carrying 89,392 Gallons of #2 Diesel Fuel and 1180 Gallons of Lube Oils. She weighed 597 Gross Tons.
Dave Hokanson: Dave is the Water Quality Program Director for the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) in St. Paul, Minnesota, a position he has held since August 2005. As Water Quality Program Director, his primary responsibilities include assisting the Association’s five member states, along with partner federal agencies, in their coordination of Clean Water Act and spill response activities on the Upper Mississippi River.
Before joining UMRBA, Dave worked for the Minnesota Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in their public water supply programs. He has Masters Degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Jason Jessup: Lieutenant Commander Jessup reported aboard as Chief of Response, Sector Upper Mississippi River on July 08, 2013. As Chief of Response he is responsible for Coast Guard response operations in all or parts of an eleven state area that includes over 2,200 miles of commercially navigable waterways on the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers and their tributaries. He leads 84 Active Duty, Reserve, and civilian personnel and over 1,100 CG Auxiliary members, where his duties include serving as Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative for oil spills and hazardous materials releases. In this capacity, he is responsible for promoting safety, security, and environmental protection.
Greg Swanson:Greg Swanson is Utilities General Manager for the City of Moline, where he has worked in the public water supply field since 1977. His work experience encompasses a broad range of activities ranging from treatment and distribution O&M to utility management and strategic planning. He has presented on a variety of drinking water topics for numerous professional, civic, and educational organizations. Greg is a strong advocate of public outreach efforts that promote knowledge and appreciation of water supply system benefits and challenges. Greg is currently Chair-Elect and is an active member of ISAWWA committees.
COST & REGISTRATION: Illinois Section AWWA Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $30.00; IND $25
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