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Natural Gas STAR Program

Excavation Damage Prevention Technology Transfer Workshop

May 17, 2017, Springfield, Virginia

This one-day workshop provided information about efforts to reduce excavation damages and how these translate into methane emissions reductions. The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Time Session
9:15 am – 9:30 am

Introduction & Welcome

  • Pamela Franklin, PhD, Chief, Non-CO2 Programs, U.S. EPA
  • Douglas A. Staebler, Senior Vice President - Utility Operations, Washington Gas
9:30 am – 9:45 am

Safety Briefing

  • Hardeep Rana, Chief Engineer, Washington Gas
9:45 am – 10:15 am

Opening Remarks and Voluntary Program Participation Journey

  • Melissa Adams, Division Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Washington Gas & WGL Holdings, Inc.
10:15 am – 10:30 am

Mitigating Methane from Excavation Damages

  • Justin Pryor, Methane Challenge Program Manager, U.S. EPA
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Partner Case Studies
Moderator: Brian Jones, Senior Vice President, M.J. Bradley & Associates

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Pipetown Tour and Locate Demonstration/Investigation

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Damage Prevention Program Presentations
Moderator: Scott Brown, Manager, Damage Prevention, Washington Gas

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

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