October 20 - 22, 2020
Isleta Resort
Albuquerque, NM

Thank you to all of our sponsors and exhibitors and attendees!

Platinum Sponsor

PNM

Pillar Plus

Pipeline Safety Bureau

Pillar Sponsors

AUI Inc.
New Mexico 811
Hilcorp Energy/Harvest Midstream
New Mexico Gas Company

Silver Sponsors

Holly Energy Partners
Franklin's Earthmoving Inc.
Kelly Cable

Bronze Sponsors

Cimarex Energy Co.
Plains All American Pipeline
KorTerra
Utility Training Academy
Paradigm

Reception Sponsor

Centurion Pipeline
MT Private Utility Locating Services, LLC
NMUCA
Oryx Midstream

 

 

811 Magazines
Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc.
AUI Inc.
Cox Utility Services, Inc.
DigTix
Ditch Witch of New Mexico
ENERGY worldnet
Green Equipment Company
GROEBNER
Gulf Atlantic Supply
Heath Consultans, Inc.
Hilcorp
Holly Energy Partners
irth Solutions
KGM
KorTerra
Mears Group
Mesa Productions
MT Private Utility Locating Services, LLC
Paradigm
Pipeline Safety Bureau
Plains All American Pipeline
PNM
Rain for Rent
Rust-Oleum
SECOR
Tecsolutions Consultants LLC
TRUVAC USIC, LLC
Utility Training Academy
Vermeer Southwest
Western Plant & Pipeline Products

8:00 AM
Damage Investigation- Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.

8:00 AM

Competent Person Training – Ruben Mendez, Humphry & Samarang

8:00 AM
Utility Locator Training – Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy

1:00 PM
Spanish Speaking Excavation Law Class

8:30 AM
What matters at the end of the day Vic Weston, Tri-State Boring

9:00 AM
Damage Prevention… a Shared Responsibility — Domingo Sanchez, New Mexico 811

10:00 AM
KorInsight Training — John Christiansen, KorTerra

10:00 AM
Pipeline Safety Rulemaking Updates and Advisories: NPRM and Final Rule Activity — Chris McLaren, PHMSA-Office of Pipeline Safety  Regulatory Track

11:00 AM
Excavator Awareness of the Differences in Surrounding State’s Dig Laws: Panel Discussion

11:00 AM
Improved Process for Unlocatable Facilities — Chris Thome, Rhino Marking and Protection Systems  Regulatory Track

2:30 PM
Enforcement and Dig Law Update — Jason Montoya, PRC

3:30 PM
Damage Investigations – The top 3 Things you Need to Know — Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.

3:30 PM
Understanding Operator Qualification Requirements—Leticia Santos, PHMSA TQ  Regulatory Track

9:00 AM
CGA Update and DIRT Report — Khrysanne Kerr, CGA
 

10:00 AM
Creating Impactful Regional Damage Prevention Meetings — Ketha Molina 
& Doug Meeks, Texas811 

10:00 AM
Next Generation Gradiometer Utility Detection Technology Case Studies — Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D., Joesph T. Duncan, MS Geo-Physics, Stolar Global Imaging Regulatory Track

11:00 AM
Damage Prevention Panel Discussion — 
Facilitator: Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.

CGA Update and DIRT Report — Khrysanne Kerr, CGA

Learn how key CGA damage prevention initiatives assist stakeholders in keeping America safe and connected.  Khrysanne will also provide an overview of DIRT and recent CGA research findings.
 

Creating Impactful Regional Damage Prevention Meetings — Ketha Molina & Doug Meeks, Texas811


Damage Investigations – The top 3 Things you Need to Know. — Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.

Everybody has pictures of the damage and unfortunately they don’t all tell the same story.  Enforcement requires that you up your game when it comes to documentation.  Attend this session to learn the ABCs of documentation that tell the story of the incident.  It will prove to be the difference in winning and losing.

Damage Prevention Panel Discussion — Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.

Participate in this session to hear what’s working and what’s not working under current law.  Better yet, let’s come up with some ideas that will make it work better.

Damage Prevention… a Shared Responsibility — Domingo Sanchez, New Mexico 811

Attend this session to learn more about New Mexico 811s role in the damage prevention process and what they are doing to provide greater benefits to their members and all stakeholders across the state.

Enforcement and Dig Law Update — Jason Montoya, PRC
 

Excavator Awareness of the Differences in Surrounding State’s Dig Laws — Panel Discussion

Attend this session to understand the significant differences in dig laws from surrounding states.

Improved Process for Unlocatable Facilities — Chris Thome, Rhino Marking and Protection Systems Regulatory Track

Thanks to advances in locate technology, most damages due to unlocatable facilities can be avoided – but only if facility operators, contract locators, and excavators employ effective processes and communications.  This session will discuss current procedures for unlocatable facilities and share practices being developed and deployed in the industry today.
 

KorInsight Training — John Christiansen, KorTerra

Damages that are reported to New Mexico 811 will automatically be uploaded to the KorInsight program allowing Utility and Excavation users to search for an existing damage ticket, and then add their comments, photos, etc.  Attend this session to learn how to take advantages of all the benefits of this reporting tool.

Next Generation Gradiometer Utility Detection Technology Case Studies — Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D., Joesph T. Duncan, MS Geo-Physics, Stolar Global Imaging Regulatory Track

AM band gradiometer receiver (AMG) technology utilizes AM tower electromagnetic signal to induce current flow in all metal, polymer, concrete and tile pipe throughout the region. Detection includes FO cable and control lines. The current flow generates scattered electromagnetic fields that are detected with AMG technology from hand-held, push-carts, low flying drones and traveling vehicles.  The acquired data is available in real-time to detect cross-bores ahead of excavation and HDD drilling.  Case studies, conducted at airports and construction sites will be presented and discussed.

Pipeline Safety Rulemaking Updates and Advisories: NPRM and Final Rule Activity — Chris McLaren, PHMSA-Office of Pipeline Safety Regulatory Track

Presentation provides details on current PHMSA rulemaking activities, recent Advisory Safety Bulletins issued by PHMSA, and relevant safety topics identified by PHMSA. We will also discuss implementation of the PHMSA “Plastic Pipe” rule which became effective on January 22, 2019 and lessons learned from implementation of the PHMSA DIMP regulation.

 
Understanding Operator Qualification Requirements — Leticia Santos, PHMSA TQ Regulatory Track

What matters at the end of the day — Vic Weston, Tri-State Boring

At the end of the day and long after you’ve forgotten how much work you’ve accomplished, you will always remember that every person on the crew made it home safely to their families.  Attend this session and be reminded of what is really important on and off the job.

Worker Safety Means Digging Safe — Cliff Meidl

As a competitor in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, Meidl received one of the highest honors for an Olympian. He was selected by his teammates to carry the USA flag into the Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Games. Nearly two billion viewers around the world were watching this young man from Manhattan Beach, California. Many of these viewers learned of Meidl’s courageous rehabilitation and recovery from a tragic construction accident that occurred when he was just 20 years of age.  Attend this session to learn why you must call before you dig and respect the marks.

Phone number:
888 548 6363

 

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