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All-Hazards Conference

October 21-22, 2008



The 2008 All-Hazards Conference was a success

The Intended Audience for this Conference was:
  • Hazmat Responders
  • Emergency Managers
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies
  • Fire and Police Departments
  • Medical Responders
  • Marine Organizations

The National Weather Service in Columbia wishes to thank the many NWS offices and NOAA agencies that sent representatives to the conference, along with all participating agencies and companies, for helping to make this conference such a success.

Conference Presentations available for download in Adobe format
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October 21 Organization and Presenter and Title
9:00 - 9:15 am

Good Morning, Introductions and Objectives (1.35 MB)

  • Understanding of everyday hazmat cargos (road, rail and water)
  • Who NOAA and the NWS are
  • Services NOAA and the NWS can provide
  • Examples of NOAA/NWS services

9:15 – 9:45 am  

South Carolina State Transport Police – Anthony Johnson
Motor Carrier Compliance and Hazardous Material Unit (635 KB)

9:45 - 10:15 am

CSX Railroad – Ed Cook
Overview of CSX
(477 KB)

10:30 - 11:00 am

Duke Energy – Tina Worley
Overview of Duke Energy (8.27 MB)

11:00 - 11:30 am

Westinghouse – H. Steve Carver
Overview of Westinghouse (2.10 MB)

11:30 am - Noon

USDOT - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration – Earl Whitley
Emergency Response Guidebook 2008 (1.74 MB)

1:15 - 1:45 pm

Aiken County Emergency Management – David Ruth
The Graniteville SC Train Derailment (240 MB m4v Quicktime File)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

National Weather Service – Larry Van Bussum and D. Rusty Billingsley
NWS IMETs – Their Role in Overall All-Hazard Response (1.22 MB)
National Weather Service Decision Support
(4.14 MB)

2:45 - 3:15 pm National Weather Service Charleston – John Quagliariello and Jon Jelsema
NWS Charleston Incident Response and Training Exercises (1.64 MB)
Beaufort County Vigilant Guard Exercise (Copywrite) (128 MB m4v Quicktime File)
3:30 - 4:00 pm NWS Raleigh – Jeff Orrock
Apex, North Carolina Hazardous Materials Event and The 2008 Evans Road Fire (7.74 MB)
4:00 - 4:30 pm NWS Office of Operational Systems, Homeland Security Activities – Albert Mongeon
HYSPLIT and the Role of NWS During HAZMAT Events (401 KB)
4:30 - 5:00 pm National Weather Service – Steve Pfaff and Mike Proud
Changes Implemented since 2007 NWS Wilmington NC All-Hazards Conference
Customer requests for changes
(584 KB)

Wrap Up of the Day

October 22  
8:00 - 8:15 am

Good Morning, Introductions and Objectives (157 KB)

  • Questions from October 21 presentations
8:15 - 8:45 am

South Carolina State Port Authority – Billy Lempess and Steve Connor
Port Operations: Impact of Adverse Weather (8.05 MB)

8:45 - 9:15 am Environmental Protection Agency – Terry Tanner
Emergency Response Operations (1.24 MB)
9:15 - 9:45 am

NWS Office of Operational Systems, Homeland Security Activities – Albert Mongeon
Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Advisory Center (IMAAC) (75 KB)

10:00 - 11:00 am

Research Planning Inc. and NOAA OR&R – Jacqueline Michel and Frank Csulak
Environmental and Man-Made Hazards: Oil Spills (5.39 MB)
Responding to Disasters (2.91 MB)
NOAA Scientific Support for Incident Response
(3.08 MB)

11:00 - 11:30 am

United States Coast Guard - Charleston Sector – James Litzinger (LTjg)
Marine Environmental Protection: Planning-Preparedness-Prevention & Response (3.93 MB)

11:30 - Noon

University of South Carolina Aiken – Dr. Michelle Harmon
Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Pollutants (6.67 MB)

Noon - 12:15 pm Wrap-up


Attendee list of Agencies and Corporations

Any questions and comments regarding this conference can be directed

to Mike Proud at


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