TRCPA – November 2016 Meeting

The November 2016 TRCPA meeting will be held in association with InfraGard Pittsburgh, in observance of  National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

Hazardous Materials Transportation – Risk Management Symposium
Inherent Risks and Threats in Transportation Systems (Roadways, Waterways, Rail, Air)
Informational Updates and Planning Considerations

DATE:   Monday, November 14, 2016
REGISTRATION:  8:00am – 8:30am
PROGRAM:  8:30am– 4:00pm
LOCATION:    Allegheny County Emergency Services – Emergency Operations Center
 400 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15208

LUNCH will be provided at no cost to the attendees. Registration closes on 11/11/2016 at 6:00pm.


Rail, water, air and roadway transit anchors Pittsburgh’s downtown business area, across the region, and throughout the United States.  Hazardous materials in various forms can cause death, serious injury, long-lasting health effects and damage to buildings, homes and other property. Hazardous materials incidents can also impact business operations.  While many products containing hazardous chemicals are used and stored in homes routinely, these products are also shipped daily on the nation’s highways, railroads, waterways and pipelines.

In this symposium, attendees will gain valuable insight into:

⦁ Inherent Risks and Threats in Transportation Systems
⦁ Hazardous Materials that are transported daily on our roadways, railways, waterways and by air.
⦁ High level overview of existing Local, State and Federal plans to enhance community resilience and related response initiatives
⦁ Security Awareness and Collaboration: How to report suspicious activity and related contact information
⦁ The importance of incorporating an all hazards approach when building Organizational Resilience and Continuity of Operations Plans
⦁ Available tools and resources for Corporations, Small Business Owners, and Individuals (Local, State and Federal resources) to enhance response capabilities and coordination efforts
⦁ Informational Updates and planning considerations


⦁ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – “Targeting of Transportation Nodes”
⦁ US Department of Transportation – “US DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Regulations”
⦁ Joint Presentation – US Coast Guard and US EPA – “Spill Response Jurisdiction and Authority”
⦁ Pennsylvania State Police – “Suspicious Activity Reporting”
⦁ Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office -“Drones: Threats to Bridges,Cargoes,Tunnels and Air Traffic”
⦁ US-DHS / TSA – “Risk Mitigation Activities in Surface Transportation”
⦁ Panel Discussion – “Public/Private Partnerships (Risk Management, Mitigation and Response)”

Allegheny County Emergency Services

Moretti Consulting Group, LLC

Specialized Professional Services, INC (SPSI)

McClutcheon Enterprises

⦁ CSX Railroad – “Hazardous Materials Response to Incidents on the Rails”