Schedule

COHMED Conference

January 28-February 1, 2019 San Antonio, Texas
    Monday, January 28, 2019
  • CVSA Level VI Refresher

    8:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Rio Grand Ballroom East, Ballroom Level
    Reggie Bunner, Enforcement Supervisor, West Virginia Public Service CommissionJR Leuis, FMCSACarlisle Smith, Director of Level VI Inspection Program, CVSA This session is open only to certified Level VI Inspectors. The eight-hour refresher meets the requirements of CVSA Operational Policy 4 for maintenance of certification for Level VI inspectors. Note: Pre-registration is required for this session. To register, contact carlisles@cvsa.org by Jan. 11, 2019.
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    10:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Training Session – Class 2 Hazardous Materials

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Tom Fuller Tpr. Scott Maguire, Massachusetts State Police Katie Morton, Motor Carrier Investigations Specialist, Missouri Department of Transportation Bill Reese, Director of COHMED Program, CVSA This session will cover Division 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 gases with a focus on three or four gases in each division. The class will cover special provisions, packaging exceptions, non-bulk packaging and bulk packaging for each gas discussed.
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Training Session – Class 2 Hazardous Materials (Continued)

    3:30 PM—5:00 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
  • Introduction to COHMED

    5:15 PM—6:00 PM
    at Rio Grand Ballroom East, Ballroom Level
    COHMED Leadership This session is for first-time attendees to the COHMED Conference. Attendees will be introduced to COHMED leadership and provided with a brief history of COHMED.
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:30 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level

  • General Session

    8:30 AM—9:30 AM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Moderator: Phillip Haskins, Hazardous Materials Investigator Specialist II, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, COHMED Chair
    COHMED Chair's Welcome Remarks Phillip Haskins, Hazardous Materials Investigator Specialist II, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
    Stand-up Introductions of Attendees
    CVSA Vice President's Welcome Remarks Sgt. John Samis, Delaware State Police
    PHMSA Administrator Remarks Howard "Skip" Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    Industry and Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Dave Edmondson, Vice President of Safety and Compliance, J&M Tank Lines Inc.Brian Kucharski, DOT Compliance Manager, US EcologyPhillip Haskins, Hazardous Materials Investigator Specialist II, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Transportation, COHMED Chair

  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
    Sponsored by: American Pyrotechnics Association, Austin Powder Company, Cassidy's Transfer and Storage, J.E.B. Environmental Services LLC, Praxair Distribution Inc. and Schlumberger
  • General Session (Continued)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Federal Panel for Regulatory Updates
    Transport Canada Michel Beland, Director of Policy and Regulatory Services, Transport Canada
    PHMSA Matt Ripley, Director SW Region, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    FMCSA Paul Bomgardner, Division Chief, Hazardous Materials Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
     
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:30 PM
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  • Hazmat Olympics

    1:30 PM—3:30 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    The Hazmat Olympics will pit inspectors, assigned into teams, against other teams of inspectors. We'll find out who knows the regulations best. The winning team will be awarded COHMED Olympic-style gold medals.
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    3:30 PM—4:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
    Sponsored by: American Pyrotechnics Association and R+L Carriers Inc.
  • Enforcement Meetings

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
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    Region I - Tpr. Scott Maguire Rio Grande East Ballroom, Ballroom Level Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II - Reggie Bunner Rio Grande Center Ballroom, Ballroom Level Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III - Sgt. Kevin Hogan Rio Grande West Ballroom, Ballroom Level Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV - Tpr. Chris Smithen Live Oak, Hill Country Level Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Industry Meeting

    4:00 PM—5:30 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Dave Edmondson, Vice President of Safety and Compliance, J&M Tank Lines Inc. Brian Kucharski, DOT Compliance Manager, US Ecology
  • Welcome Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—8:30 PM
    at Garden Terrace, First Floor
    Sponsored by: EROAD Inc. and National Tank Truck Carriers
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • FMCSA HM Team Meeting (Invitation Only)

    7:00 AM—10:00 AM
    at Pecan Room, Hill Country Level
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
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    Session 1 - General HM Refresher/Common Violations Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom LevelChris Smithen, Nevada Highway PatrolThis session will cover the high points of the general HM course and focus on the top HM violations identifiable at the roadside.
    Session 2 - NTSB Case Study Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level Shawn Currie, National Transportation Safety Board This session will present a case study based on an incident involving UN pressure receptacles transporting hydrogen. The hydrogen caught on fire and closed a large area in Diamond Bar, California.
    Session 3 - Hazardous Waste Inspections Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom LevelBrian Kucharski, US Ecology Bryan Schultz, US Ecology This session will cover hazardous waste transportation with a special focus on the new EPA electronic hazardous waste manifest.
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
    Sponsored by: ABF Freight, American Coatings Association, Austin Powder Company, "For Sandra", Quality Carriers Inc. and Schlumberger
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 - General HM Refresher/Common Violations Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
    Session 2 - NTSB Case Study Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level
    Session 3 - Hazardous Waste Inspections Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level
     
  • Lunch On Your Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
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  • EROAD Lunch and Learn: Hands on ELD Training

    11:45 AM—12:45 PM
    at Pecan Room, Hill Country Level
    At this hands on ELD training session, learn what hazardous materials compliance solutions are available on an ELD, including Oilfield (fifth line) and required driver inspections. The training will also cover basic ELD functions and how to view data and information about the eRODs data transfer process. Lunch is included. Registration is required. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Contact susan.reszczynski@eroad.com to register.
  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
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    Session 1 - HM Training Requirements Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom LevelReggie Bunner, West Virginia Public Service CommissionThis session will cover the training requirements in 49 CFR 172.600 (Subpart G). What training is required for the industry and what should enforcement expect during a roadside inspection?
    Session 2 - 2.2 HM Shipments Anhydrous Ammonia and Nurse Tanks Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom LevelArt Fleener, FMCSAThis session will cover the transportation of anhydrous ammonia in nurse tanks, the recent research that has been done on the structural integrity of the tanks and the current research that is planned for this year.
    Session 3 - Advanced Cargo Using Cutout Cargo Tanks Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level Matt Chaffin, Florida Highway Patrol Bryant Gay, Florida Highway Patrol This session will cover cargo tank inspection using hands on training with cargo tank training units in the classroom. The class will cover multiple cargo tank specifications.
     
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 - HM Training Requirements Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
    Session 2 - 2.2 HM Shipments Anhydrous Ammonia and Nurse Tanks Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level
    Session 3 - Advanced Cargo Using Cutout Cargo Tanks Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level
     
  • Region Meetings

    4:30 PM—5:30 PM
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    (Joint Meetings between Industry and Law Enforcement)
    Region I - Tpr. Scott Maguire Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.
    Region II - Reggie Bunner Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Region III - Sgt. Kevin Hogan Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level Alberta, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Yukon.
    Region IV - Tpr. Chris Smithen Rio Grande East Ballroom, Ballroom Level Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Chairman’s Networking Reception

    6:30 PM—9:00 PM
    at Q Kitchen, Lobby Level
    Sponsored by: J&M Tank Lines Inc., Nordion, and US Ecology
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Event Registration and Member Services

    7:00 AM—5:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
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    Session 1 - The CVSA OOS Criteria and HM OOS Violations Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level Tom Forbes, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Phil Haskins, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio This session will review the CVSA North American Standard Hazardous Materials out-of-service criteria and common out-of-service violations.
    Session 2 - The Chemistry, Risk and Safe Transportation of Toxic Materials Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level Jim Boehringer, J.E.B. Environmental Services, LLC This session will include an introduction to toxins, types of toxicological effects, factors affecting the degree of toxicity, measuring toxicity, the dose response relationship, types of toxicological effects, factors affecting the degree of toxicity, materials, substance or articles that may be toxic, and a case study involving ammonia and response actions in a release.
    Session 3 - Canada, U.S. and Mexico Trans-border Comparison of HM Shipping Requirements Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom LevelKevin Hogan, Michigan State Police This session will cover hazmat shipments crossing borders in North America with a focus on 49 CFR including 171.12 and TDG regulations.
     
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
    Sponsored by: Institute of Makers of Explosives, Jade Transportation Services and J.E.B. Environmental Services LLC
  • 2nd Round of Morning Training Sessions

    10:00 AM—11:30 AM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Morning Training Sessions)
    Session 1 - The CVSA OOS Criteria and HM OOS Violations Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
    Session 2 - Class 6 Materials Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level
    Session 3 - Canada, U.S. and Mexico Trans-border Comparison of HM Shipping Requirements Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level

  • Lunch On Your Own

    11:30 AM—1:00 PM
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  • 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    1:00 PM—2:30 PM
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    Session 1 - Cargo Tank Facility Reviews Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom LevelArt Fleener, FMCSAThis session will cover what FMCSA investigates during a cargo tank facility investigation. This will aid the roadside officer by exploring some areas of the regulations that are not taught in the roadside cargo tank class and violations to look for during a roadside stop.
    Session 2 - Recent Special Permits and Interpretations Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom LevelDon Burger, Chief Special Permits Branch, PHMSAMichael Stevens, Transportation Specialist, PHMSAThis session will cover recent highway special permits and interpretations specific to highway transportation.
    Session 3 - Materials of Trade Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level Matt Ripley, Director SW Region, PHMSA Walter Rucker, Investigator SW Region, PHMSA This session will cover materials of trade in 49 CFR 173.6. What qualifies as a material of trade and what does not.
     
  • Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

    2:30 PM—3:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Meet the FMCSA HM Team

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
    at Rio Grande Center Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Come and join FMCSA's HM team for discussions on the topics of your choice. You set the agenda with your questions and comments on highway transportation safety and security of hazardous materials.
  • 2nd Round of Afternoon Training Sessions

    3:00 PM—4:30 PM
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    (Repeat 1st Round of Afternoon Training Sessions)
    Session 1 - Cargo Tank Facility Reviews Regency Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
    Session 2 - Recent Special Permits and Interpretations Regency Ballroom 2, Ballroom Level
    Session 3 - Materials of Trade Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level

  • Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Member Services

    7:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Networking Breakfast

    7:00 AM—8:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Training Session – Class 7 for Non-Level VI

    8:00 AM—9:30 AM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    Reggie Bunner, Enforcement Supervisor, West Virginia Public Service Commission JR Leuis, FMCSA This session will cover the new CVSA course on inspecting radioactive materials that don't qualify for a Level VI inspection. The course will cover completing radioactive inspections with and without a radiation survey meter.
  • Networking Refreshment Break

    9:30 AM—10:00 AM
    at Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level
  • Training Session – Class 7 for Non-Level VI (Continued)

    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
    at Regency East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
    This session continues the 8-9:30 a.m. session, building on information provided in the earlier session.
  • Lunch On Your Own

    12:00 PM—1:00 PM
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  • COHMED Leadership Meeting (Invitation Only)

    1:00 PM—3:00 PM
    at Regency Ballroom 3, Ballroom Level