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2013 ASDSO West ConferenceDraft Agenda (As of 3/22/13)MONDAY MAY 612:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Setup3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Regional Caucus Meeting5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Moderator Training & Speakers Meetings6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit HallTUESDAY, MAY 77:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening General Session: Seismic Issues in the Western U.S.Welcome RemarksTrying to Quantify the Seismic Hazards in the Western U.S.: Top Ten ChallengesIvan G. Wong, Principal Seismologist/Vice President, URS CorporationCalaveras Dam Replacement Project, Challenges and SolutionsJohn W. Roadifer, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, URS CorporationResearch Needs in Earthquake EngineeringKeith A. Ferguson, P.E., Vice President/National Dams Practice Leader, HDR Engineering, Inc.10:00 am – 10:30 am Break10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Session I: Case Studies in Dam RehabilitationMain Gate Hydraulic Line LeakWilliam Trent, Superintendent, Simplot EnergyThe Identification of Active Failure Modes Drive the Rehabilitation of Ashton DamRoger Raeburn, Manager of Dam Safety, Pacificorp Energy; Richard Davidson, Vice President, and JenniferWilliams, Engineer, URS CorporationIncreasing Existing Spillway Capacity Using Labyrinth or Piano Key WeirsBlake P. Tullis, Ph.D., Associate Professor; and Mitch Dabling, Graduate Student, Utah State University10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Session II: Info for Dam OwnersCurrent Liability Trends and Insurance Strategies for Owners of Small DamsPaul Fuller, CPCU, Vice President of Strategic Markets, Alteris Insurance Services, Inc.Crossing Boundaries: Managing a Small Dam to Meet Local, State and International NeedsAlvin Josephy, Water Resources Program, Washington Department of Ecology


Look Before You EAP: Getting More Owners to ParticipateCharlotte Lattimore, Dam Safety Office, Washington State Department of Ecology12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Session I: Hydrology and Extreme StormsExperience Gained from Stochastic Modeling of Extreme Storms and Floods in the U.S.Melvin G. Schaefer, President; and Bruce L. Barker, Principal, MGS Engineering Consultants, Inc.Statewide PMP for Arizona and Wyoming, Updating the PMP from Four HMRsEdward M. Tomlinson, Ph.D., President; and Bill D. Kappel, Senior Meteorologist, Applied Weather AssociatesPeak Flows from the 100 Year to the Probable MaximumE. George Robison, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Senior Project Manager, McMillan LLC1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Session II: State and Regulatory IssuesHazard Re-classification of Dams in OklahomaYohanes Sugeng, P.E., CFM, Dam Safety Program Manager, Oklahoma Water Resources BoardRisk Informed Decision Making – From the Federal PerspectiveDouglas L. Johnson, P.E., Branch Chief, Portland Regional Office, Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionGeoDam-BREACH – GIS-based Toolset Supporting FEMA’s Dam Safety and Risk MAP ProgramEdward G. Beadenkopf, P.E., Principal Engineer, URS Corp.3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Session I: Mine Tailings DamsChallenges in Idaho MTIS Closure and Reclamation ProjectsBradley Kucera, P.E., Environmental Manager – Lucky Friday Mine, Hecla, Ltd.Geosynthetics in Mining ApplicationsClark West, Mining Sales/Marketing Manager, Agru America Inc.Presentation Title TBAChris Athanassopoulos, P.E., CETCO Lining Technologies3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Session II: Dam RemovalInnovative Financing for Dam RemovalsSky Miller, Water Resources Manager, The Watershed CompanyHow to Avoid Becoming UninsurableKaren Laeger, CIC, AU, Sales Executive; and Cheryl Warner, Northwest Manager, Glatfelter Public PracticeDecommissioning of PGE’s Bull Run Hydroelectric Project: The Good…The Bad… and the Done!David Heintzman, Project Manager – Hydro Licensing, Portland General Electric Company5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall


WEDNESDAY, MAY 87:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASDSO Technical Training Seminar: Inspection and Assessment of Dams.Presented by Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Performance Plus.Three Day seminar. Open to all conference registrants, but space is limited. Advanceregistration required. Fee $400 per person.8:00 am – 5:00 pm Workshop: Dam Break Flood Simulation – Doing It Faster and Simpler!(DSAT and DSS-WISE). Presented by the National Center for ComputationalHydroscience and Engineering at the University of Mississippi, the US Army Corps ofEngineers, and the Department of Homeland Security.*One Day workshop. Open to all conference registrants, but space is limited. Advanceregistration required.9:00 am – 11:00 am Field Trip to Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Hydraulic LaboratoryOpen to all conference registrants, but space is limited. Advance registration required.Fee $25 per person.12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Exhibit DismantleTHURSDAY, MAY 97:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast for Inspection and Assessment Seminar Participants8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASDSO Technical Training Seminar: Inspection and Assessment of DamsPresented by Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Performance Plus.9:00 am – 11:00 am Field Trip to Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Hydraulic LaboratoryOpen to all conference registrants, but space is limited. Advance registration required.Fee $25 per person.FRIDAY, MAY 107:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast for Inspection and Assessment Seminar Participants8:00 am – 8:30 am ASDSO Technical Training Seminar: Inspection and Assessment of DamsPre-field trip classroom briefing.8:30 am – 3:30 pm Field Tour of Lake Tapps Dike #15 and Howard Hanson Dam3:30 pm Seminar Adjourns

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