Every two years the California State Lands Commission presents its Prevention First symposium. Prevention First is an onshore and offshore pollution prevention symposium and technology exhibition. Experts and professionals from academia, industry, and government from around the country gather at this important event to share information and introduce concepts in pollution prevention, with a focus on marine invasive species prevention, environmental protection, sea-level rise preparedness and climate change resilience, marine oil terminal engineering and maintenance standards, pipeline safety, risk analysis, and many other areas involving maritime safety and pollution prevention. Join the Prevention First Updates e-list to recieve the latest updates from the Commission.

Previous Symposiums

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition September 25-26, 2018

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Keynote Speaker
Betty T. Yee, California State Controller, Chair, California State Lands Commission

General Session
Andeavor (Tiffany Rau, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs for Southern California)

Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change
Moderator: Jennifer Mattox, California State Lands Commission

MOTEMS Upgrades
Moderator: Justin Wood, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Abandoned and Derelict Vessels
Moderator: Judd Muskat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR

The Evolution of the California Energy System and the Role of Technology
Moderators: Albert Williams, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company, Chris Fox, California State Lands Commission

Reduction of Air Emissions in California’s Ports
Moderator: Maren Farnum, California State Lands Commission

Standards for Design of Piers & Wharves
Moderator: Alex Augustin, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • ASCE 61-19 – Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves: Key Issues, Updates, and Lessons Learned* (Gayle S. Johnson, P.E., Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)
  • New ASCE Piers & Wharves Standards (Omar Jaradat, Ph.D., P.E., Moffatt and Nichol)

Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Greg McGowan, OSPR

Renewable Energy Resources
Moderators: Shahed Meshkati and Greg Pelka, California State Lands Commission

Implementation of Ballast Water Discharge Standards
Moderator: Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission

Bulkheads & Geotechnical Issues
Moderator: Kendra C. Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • ASCE Seismic Design of Bulkheads* (Pooja Jain, S.E., Moffatt and Nichol, Arul K. Arulmoli, Ph.D., G.E., D.G.E., Earth Mechanics, Inc.)
  • Geotechnical Considerations for Piping Supports Over Bulkheads (Uday K. Patil, P.E., G.E., Globus Engineering Inc.)
  • Port of San Francisco Seawall Earthquake Safety & Disaster Prevention Program* (Rod K. Iwashita, P.E., Port of San Francisco)

Offshore Facilities Decommissioning and Well Abandonment
Moderators: Joseph Fabel and Bamdad Rassandana, California State Lands Commission

Marine Invasive Species Program Updates
Moderator: Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission

Marine Terminal Regulations
Moderator: Avinash Nafday, Ph.D., P.E., California State Lands Commission

Non-Floating Oil / Salvage
Moderator: Jon Victoria, OSPR

Managing Well Abandonment and Facility Decommissioning
Moderators: Matt Rezvani, CALSTAD: Steve Curran, California State Lands Commission

Marine Invasive Species Collaborative Research
Moderator: Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission

Terminals and Marinas
Moderator: Helen Galope, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Cosco Busan 11 Years Later
Moderator: Yvonne Najah Addassi, OSPR

Advances in Process Safety Management / Pipeline Safety
Moderators: Joo Chai Wong and Ricky Lee, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition September 27-28, 2016

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Keynote Speaker Betty T. Yee, California State Controller, Chair, California State Lands Commission

Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change Panel Moderator: Maren Farnum, California State Lands Commission

Celebrating 10 Years of MOTEMS! Moderator: Avinash Nafday, California State Lands Commission

  • 10 Years of MOTEMS* (Kendra C. Oliver, California State Lands Commission)
  • 2016 MOTEMS:  What is New?* (Hosny Hakim, Helen Galope and Michael Edwards, California State Lands Commission)
  • Offshore Marine Terminal Mooring and Transfer Systems* (Justin Wood, California State Lands Commission)
  • 2016 MOTEMS Geotechnical Updates* (Arul K. Arulmoli and Geoffrey R. Martin, Earth Mechanics, Inc.)

Refugio Response Overview Moderator: Yvonne N. Addassi, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR

Prevention through Regulation and Compliance Moderators: Nazee Heda and Bamdad Rassamdana, California State Lands Commission

Coastal Sediment Management and Surface Current Mapping Moderator: Christopher Brown, California State Lands Commission

MOTEMS Upgrades Moderator: Helen Galope, California State Lands Commission

Marine Debris / Abandoned Vessel Program Moderator: Kyle Hiatt, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR

Emerging Technologies Moderators: Ehsan Tajer and Hossein Rassamdana, California State Lands Commission

Marine Invasive Species Program Updates Moderator: Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission

Seismic Considerations for Equipment and Critical Systems Moderator: Michael Edwards, California State Lands Commission

Inland Response Overview Moderator: Annie Nelson, OSPR

Pipeline Safety Moderators: Joo Chai Wong and Tooraj Monsef, California State Lands Commission

Regional Partners in Vessel Vector Management Moderator: Jonathan Thompson, California State Lands Commission

Seismic Upgrades under Construction Moderator: Hosny Hakim, California State Lands Commission

Submerged Oil Recovery: Case Studies Moderator: Jon Victoria, OSPR

Facilities Engineering, Construction and Maintenance Moderators: Steve Curran and Walter Scott, California State Lands Commission

Local-to-Global Perspectives on Biofouling Research and Management Moderator: Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission

Future Perspectives Moderator: Kendra Oliver, California State Lands Commission

Status of New Marine Prevention and Response: SB 414 and Beyond Moderator: Eric Milstein, OSPR

Spill Prevention and Safety Management Moderators: David Calderon and David Rodriguez, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition October 7-8, 2014

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Keynote Speaker Laura Kovary, California State Lands Commission

Tsunami Preparedness: An Operational Discussion Moderator: Laura Kovary, California State Lands Commission

MOTEMS Compliance Moderator: Kendra C. Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Preparing for Response Moderator: Ted Mar, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR

Oil and Gas Development – Current Topics Moderator: Steve M. Curran, California State Lands Commission

Bunkering Moderator: Debra French, California State Lands Commission

Beyond MOTEMS Compliance Moderator: Helen Galope, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Crude by Rail/Pipeline Moderator: Matt Rezvani, California Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee

Platforms, Facilities and Process Safety Moderator: Mark B. LeClair, California State Lands Commission

Ballast Water Management Compliance: Assessment Methods, Trends, and Tools Moderator: Christopher Brown, California State Lands Commission

Next Generation Standards – Piers and Wharves Moderator: Alex Augustin, California State Lands Commission

OCIMF’S Trifecta: The Marine Terminal Information System (MTIS), Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), Ship Inspection Reporting Programme (SIRE)/Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) Moderator: Captain David Cotterell, Oil Companies International Marine Forum

Pipeline Safety Moderator: Chandrashekar Basavalinganadoddi, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Marine Invasive Species Program Update Moderator: Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission

Next Generation Standards – Environmental Moderator: Michael Edwards, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Marine Salvage and Firefighting Moderator: John W. Albrough, U.S. Coast Guard, LA-LB Sector

Offshore Platforms/Special Topics Moderator: Mark Steinhilber, California State Lands Commission

A Collaborative Panel Discussion on the Present and Future of Regulating In-Water Hull Cleaning in California Moderator: Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission

  • Paul Hann, California State Water Resources Control Board*
  • Jenny Newman, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board*
  • David EliasSan Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Dylan PorterPort of Long Beach
  • Richard BartaMuldoon Marine Services
  • Kathryn KelleyU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Eugene GeorgiadesPh.D., New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries

Next Generation Standards – 2016 MOTEMS Moderator: Avinash Nafday, Ph.D., P.E., California State Lands Commission

Oil and Gas Related Topics Moderator: Matt Rezvani, California Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee

Offshore Projects Moderator: Richard B. Greenwood, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition October 23-24, 2012

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

General Session

Keynote Panel Moderator: Don Hermanson, California State Lands Commission

Consequences of Disaster, Upsets, and Mistakes Moderator: Scott Shaefer, California State Lands Commission

Operational Challenges Moderator: Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., M. ASCE, D.P.E.

  • ASCE, Ports Subcommittee Update on Sea Level Rise (SLR)* (Dale Berner, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE and Jean Toilliez, Ph.D., P.E., Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.)
  • Advances in Numerical Modeling of Passing Ship Effects* (Scott Fenical, MS, P.E., Coast & Harbor Engineering)
  • Performance of Marine Oil and Fueling Terminals Impacted by the March 11, 2011, Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami* (William Bruin, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)

Preparing for Response Moderator: Jon Victoria, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Offshore Regulations Update and Deepwater Horizon Incident Moderator: Steve Curran, California State Lands Commission

Avoiding Disastrous Consequences Moderator: Scott Schaefer, California State Lands Commission

Codes and Standards Moderator: Marc Percher, P.E., M. ASCE, Moffatt & Nichol

  • An International Version of Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS)* (Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., M. ASCE, D.P.E., Ron Heffron, Moffatt & Nichol and Gayle S. Johnson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)
  • Update of MOTEMS Division 6, Geotechnical Hazards and Foundations (Arul K. Arulmoli, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Earth Mechanics, Inc. and Geoffrey R. Martin, Ph.D., Geomar Earth Engineering)
  • MOTEMS Subsequent Audit and Cyclical Inspection Timing* (Rob Andrews, P.E., CH2M HILL and Kendra C. Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission)

Prevention Partnering with the Maritime Industry Moderator: Jon Victoria, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Platforms, Facilities and Process Safety Moderator: Mark Steinhilber, California State Lands Commission

Vessel Biofouling Moderator: Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission

Seismic Structural Analysis Moderator: Kendra C. Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Case Studies in Response Moderator: LT Sean Moe, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Pipeline Safety Moderator: Chandrashekar Basavalinganadoddi, P.E., California State Lands Commission

California’s Marine Invasive Species Program Moderator: Raya Nedelcheva, California State Lands Commission

Fire Protection, Pipelines, and Electrical/Mechanical Equipment Moderator: Michael Edwards, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Prevention Partnering with the Ports and Harbors Moderator: Bob Shilland, California State Lands Commission

Alternate/Renewable Energy Moderator: Greg Pelka, California State Lands Commission

Regional Coordination of Vessel Vector Management  Moderator: Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission

  • Regulatory Objectives and Risk-Reduction Strategies for AIS Prevention in Oregon Waterways* (Rian V. Hooff, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality)
  • Prevention of Vessel – Mediated Introductions of Aquatic Invasive Species in Washington Waters* (Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
  • Marine Pests in Hawaii: Managing Unwanted Hitchhikers* (Sonia Gorgula, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Discharge Standards (Steve Danscuk, United States Coast Guard)

“New” Marine Oil Terminal and MOTEMS Upgrades  Moderator: Gayle S. Johnson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

  • Reactivation of the WesPac Pittsburg Terminal (Art Diefenbach, P.E., WesPac Energy-Pittsburg LLC and Jack Gerwick, P.E., Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.)
  • Chevron Richmond Long Wharf Rockfill Project* (Robert Kendall, Chevron)
  • Marine Oil Terminal Facility Improvements at the Port of Long Beach* (Cheng Lai, P.E., S.E., Port of Long Beach, Gayle S. Johnson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, and Omar A. Jaradat, Ph.D., P.E., Moffatt & Nichol)
  • MOTEMS Compliance at the Port of Los Angeles (Angel Lim, P.E., S.E., Hugo A. Cisneros, P.E., and Long Nguyen, Port of Los Angeles)
  • Case Study of MOTEMS Upgrades to a Marine Terminal* (Jeff Khouri, P.E., AECOM)

Science and Technology in Response Moderator: Corey Kong, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Offshore Projects Moderator: Mark LeClair, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition October 19-20, 2010

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Marine Terminal Risk and Safety Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

  • Process Safety Management for Marine Terminals and Human Factors* (William Bridges and Ginette M. Collazo, Ph.D., Process Improvement Institute, Inc.)
  • Shiftwork Design and Safety* (George Brogmus, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group)

California’s Marine Invasive Species Program Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species I Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species II Moderator: Gail Ashton, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Vessel Fouling as a Vector of Invasive Species III Moderator: Christopher Brown, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Marine Oil and LNG Terminal Engineering Standards and New Terminals Moderator: Martin L. Eskijiam, P.E., California State Lands Commission

New Structural Analyses Methodologies for Piers/Wharves Moderator: William Bruin, P.E., Halcrow

New Analyses Methodologies for Piers/Wharves Moderator: Omar Jararat, Ph.D., P.E., Moffatt & Nichol

New Seismic Standards for Piers and Wharves and Offshore Wind Turbines Moderator: Ted Trenkwalder, S.E., Ben C. Gerwick

Learning from Recent Earthquake and Tsunamis Moderator: Kendra Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Managing Response Moderator: Scott Schaefer, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Integrating Emergent Communication Technologies Moderator: Alexia Retallack, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

  • Public Information* (Carol Singleton, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)
  • Social Networking* (Ingrid Martin, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach)
  • Blogging* (Michael Ziccardi, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Wildlife Health Center OWCN)

Regulatory Program Updates Moderator: Steve Sawyer, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Moderator: Mike Anderson, Ph.D., California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Harbor Safety Committee Prevention Issues Moderator: Ted Mar, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Pipeline Safety Moderator: Chandra Basavalinganadoddi, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • Piping Risk Management System* (Kathye Griffis, THUMS Long Beach Company)
  • Best Safety Practices in Onshore Pipeline Construction (Orval Williams, Willbros)
  • OCS Pipeline Integrity – Platform Irene Oil Platform Case Study* (Theresa P. Bell, U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement)

Environmental Protection Moderator: Mark Le Clair, California State Lands Commission

  • Eliminating Spills with Advanced Technology* (Lee Sherwood, Frontline Environmental Technologies Group, Inc.)
  • Environmental Protection and Development of Spill Prevention Technologies* (William A. Morris, Aera Energy LLC)
  • Boosting Oil Boom Performance through Bubble Enhancement* (Ira Leifer, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara)

Alternative Energy Concepts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Moderator: Madhu Ahuja, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Decommissioning Offshore Oil Facilities Concepts Moderator: Greg Pelka, California State Lands Commission

Platform Safety Moderator: Craig Webster, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition October 9-10, 2008

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Marine Terminal Infrastructure, Risk and Safety Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

Evaluating Ballast Water Treatment Technologies Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Managing and Monitoring Non-Indigenous Species: An Update of Recent Activities in California Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Federal Perspectives on Ballast Water Management and Treatment Technology Evaluation Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil and LNG Terminal Engineering Standards and New Construction  Moderator: Avinash Nafday, Ph.D., California State Lands Commission

Seismic Analyses Techniques for Wharves/Piers and Components  Moderator: Gayle Johnson, P.E., Halcrow

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Kendra Oliver, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Avinash Nafday, Ph.D., P.E., California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Ron Heffron, P.E., Moffatt & Nichol

Office of Spill Prevention (OSPR) Technology Information Forum Moderator: James L. Rolin, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Importance of Preventing Oil Spills and Current Strategies Moderator: James L. Rolin, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

  • The Washing of Sea Otters: 20 Years after Exxon Valdez (David Jessup, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)
  • Marine Area Contingency Plans and Their Integration with the RRT IX Regional Contingency Plan* (by Carl Johcums, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)

Prevention Partnering With the Maritime Industry Moderator: James L. Rolin, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

  • Responsible Carrier Program (Roy M. Mathur, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)
  • Best Maritime Practices* (CAPT Gary Toledo, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)
  • Tug Escort Program* (Mike Coyne, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR)

M/V Cosco Busan San Francisco Bay Incident Moderator: James L. Rolin, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Prevention through Port Safety Moderator: James L. Rolin, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Coastal Facilities Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance Moderator: David Rodriguez, California State Lands Commission

Energy Projects and Climate Change Moderator: Daniel Dudak, California State Lands Commission

Pipeline Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs Moderator: James Hemphill, California State Lands Commission

Coastal Public Safety and Facility Safety Practices Moderator: Alex Reid, California State Lands Commission

Platform and Facility Safety and Operations Moderator: Mark Steinhilber, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition September 12-13, 2006

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Human and Organizational Factors Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • MOTEMS Implementation and Updates (Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission) Presentation | Paper
  • Cold Ironing at Marine Oil Terminals (POLB)* (Kosal Krishnan, Ph.D., P.E., and Jeff Khouri, P.E., DMJM Harris and Steve Nagel, P.E., Port of Long Beach)
  • LNG Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (LNGTEMS) (Gayle Johnson, P.E., HPA, Inc.) Presentation | Paper
  • Risk Assessment/Hazards for Deep Water Port LNG Receiving Terminals (Mike Hightower, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque) Presentation | Paper
  • Numerical Investigation of Free-Surface Signatures Generated by Submerged Objects (Qiang Zhu, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego)
  • Recent Advances in Passing Vessel Loads* (David Kriebel, Ph.D., P.E., United States Naval Academy, Annapolis)
  • Passing Ship Effects on Moored Vessels at Piers (Erick T. Huang, Ph.D., P.E., Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center, Port Hueneme)
  • Tsunami Hazards at Marine Oil Terminal Sites in San Francisco Bay* (Lori Dengler, Ph.D., Humboldt State University, Arcata)

Oil Spill Prevention and Response R and D: OSPR’s Scientific Study and Evaluation Program (SSEP) Moderator: Walter Nordhause, Ph.D., California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

OSPR Emerging Issues II Moderator: Julie Yamamoto, Ph.D., California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Platform Spill Prevention and Safety Management Moderator: Mark Steinhilber, California State Lands Commission

  • MMS Focused Facility Review and Safety Management (Shannon Shaw, U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service) Presentation | Paper
  • Safety Through Process Management – Lessons Learned at Production Facilities for California Offshore Oil and Gas* (David Rodriguez, California State Lands Commission)
  • Oil Spill Drill Incident Command, Planning or Dress Rehearsals: Preparing to Attack Spills and Manage Response (Andrew Prestridge, Ph.S., and Scott Robertson, DCOR, LLC) Presentation | Paper

Safety, Offshore Pipelines Moderator: Chandra Basavalinganadoddi, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Protecting California Coasts from Marine Invasions Moderator: Maurya B. Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Permitting Strategies: Pipeline Construction and Maintenance In High Risk Areas Moderator: Dave Blurton, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

  • Pipeline Permit Process for New Pipelines: Gathering all the Necessary Permits and Information* (Mark Reese, Pacific Energy Partners)
  • Input to Pipeline Operators Obtaining Construction Permits: A State Agency Perspective* (Kathleen Jennings, Ph.D., OSPR)
  • Determination and Description of High Consequence Areas for Pipeline Maintenance and Construction Activities* (Bob Gorham, Office of State Fire Marshal)
  • Pipeline Permitting: The U.S. Forest Service Process* (Stephen L. Johnson, Bureau of Land Management)

LNG Receiving Terminals on the West Coast Moderator: Madhu Ahuja, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Maritime Security Moderator: John Brown, California State Lands Commission

Marine and Intermodal Transportation Issues Moderator: Norman Fassler-Katz, State Senate Transportation Subcommittee

Offshore Seeps Study and Beach Hazards Removal Moderator: Dan Dudak, California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Ron Heffron, P.E., Moffatt & Nichol

Oil Spill Planning Monitoring and Modeling Moderator: Kim McCleneghan, Ph.D., California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Facility Abandonment and Restoration Program Moderator: James Hemphill, California State Lands Commission

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition September 14-15, 2004

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Human and Organizational Factors Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission

  • Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards – An Update (Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission)
  • An Overview of Four Pier Facilities Designed Using MOTEMS Seismic Criteria* (Robert Harn, P.E., Berger/Abam)
  • MOTEMS Audit Process* (Lee Mandley, P.E., SUN Engineering)
  • MOTEMS Strain-Based Seismic Evaluation of Wharf Structures Using ADINA* (Hassan Sedarat, Ph.D, P.E., SC Solutions)

Marine Terminal Engineering Issues Moderator: Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission

OSPR Emerging Issues Moderator: Bud Leland, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Onshore and Offshore Facility Decommissioning Moderators: Greg Pelka, California State Lands Commission and Tony DeVito, Aera Energy LLC

Maritime Security Moderator: Ken Leverich, California State Lands Commission

OSPR: Global Shipping Perspectives Moderators: Bud Leland and Scott Schaefer, California Department of Fish and Game, OSPR

Environmental Issues Moderator: Jane Smith, California State Lands Commission

LNG on the West Coast Moderator: Madhu Ahuja, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Prevention and Safety through Inspection and Management Moderators: Jim Hart, California State Lands Commission; Lance Lomax, THUMS Long Beach

California Maritime Transportation System Moderator:  Norman Fassler-Katz, State Assembly Committee on California Ports

Prevention First: Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium and Technology Exhibition

* Note: Some presentations and/or papers do not appear here as they were not submitted by the author(s) for publication.

Human and Organizational Factors  Moderator: Kevin Mercier, California State Lands Commission

Ballast Water Management Program Moderator: Karen McDowell, California Sea Grant Extension Program

Environmental Issues Moderator: Steve Hampton, California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response

Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) Moderator: Martin Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Marine Oil Terminal and Related Engineering Issues Moderator: Martin Eskijian, P.E., California State Lands Commission

Homeland Security Moderator: Don Hermanson, California State Lands Commission

Harbor Management Issues Moderator: Bud Leland, California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response

Pacific States Regulatory Update Moderator: Scott Schaefer, California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response

Response Resource Assessment Moderator: Ted Mar, California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response

Offshore and Onshore Facility Decommissioning Moderator: Marina Voskanian, California State Lands Commission

Offshore and Onshore Facility Pollution Prevention Moderator: Marina Voskanian, California State Lands Commission

Prevention and Safety through Process Management Moderator: James Hemphill, California State Lands Commission

Prevention through Regulations and Compliance Moderator: Jeff Planck, California State Lands Commission