To review emergency preparedness and response measures for natural gas/petroleum pipeline infrastructure

JOINT HEARING

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Wednesday, November 16 at 9 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Listen

  I.  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

 II.  Welcome & Introductions

*Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Senator Jay Costa, Democrat Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Steve Barrar, Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Chris Sainato, Democrat Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

III.  Hearing

Opening Remarks
*Senator Tom Killion
*Representative Chris Quinn

Emergency Panel Panel
*Patrick Pauly, Alternative Energy Emergency Response Training Program Administrator, PA Emergency Management Agency
*Barry Hutchins, Sr. Public Safety GIS Program Manager, Lycoming County Department of Public Safety – Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3

Pipeline Operators Panel
*Joe McGinn, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Sunoco & Sunoco Logistics Partners
*Pam Witmer, Vice President of Government Relations, UGI Energy Services
*Stephanie Catarino Wissman, Executive Director, Associated Petroleum Industries of PA

Installers/Safety Panel
*Pete Klein, Training Director, Steamfitters Local 420
*Alan Seymour, Ph.D., Cleveland Electric Laboratories

Regulatory Panel
*Andrew G. Place, Vice Chairman, PA Public Utility Commission
*Bill Kiger, President, PA One Call
*John Stefanko, Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Citizens Panel
*Middletown Coalition for Community Safety | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3 | Attachment 4
*Bibianna Dussling, Veteran Naval Aviator, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Officer
*Susan Birkhoff, MSN, RN, PHRN, Pediatric Critical Care Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
*Eric Friedman, Aviation Safety Inspector at the Federal Aviation Administration
*Seth Kovnat, Chief Structural Engineer at Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
*James M. Wigo, Sr., Superintendent of Schools, Rose Tree Media School District
*Todd Stager, Engineer, Pennoni Associates

Other Testimony Submitted for the Redord

Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Esquire, Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP on behalf of the Keystone State Railroad Association