Announcing MEA’s Technical Training Conference Sponsor & Featured Speaker

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) is excited to announce that international law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P is the event sponsor for the August 2014 Technical Training Conference in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Technical Training Conference: Rochester, MN, August 12-13, 2014

Eagan, MN (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) is excited to announce that international law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P is the event sponsor for the August 2014 Technical Training Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Sharing MEA’s midwestern roots, Shook, Hardy and Bacon L.L.P was established in Kansas City in 1889.

Charlene B. Wright, a firm partner, member of the Environmental Law Practice and co-chair of the firm’s Energy Practice, Ms. Wright will be a featured speaker at MEA’s Technical Training Conference. Ms. Wright focuses on regulatory matters and litigation arising from the construction and operation of natural gas, crude oil, refined products and gas liquids pipelines and the transportation and storage of hazardous materials in North America. She advises clients on complex federal and state laws, agency regulations and industry standards including the Pipeline Safety Act, Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation law, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the PCB Mega Rule, LP Gas Code and NFPA Standards. Her experience includes drafting comments to proposed rules impacting the industry and analyzing legislative initiatives. Ms. Wright represents clients in compliance, enforcement and permitting matters, and defends energy clients in litigation resulting from rupture, leak, fire and explosion in state and federal courts.

As featured speaker at the Technical Training Conference, Ms. Wright will be presenting on the topics of:

  •     OQ History
  •     Regulatory Requirements Parts 192 Subpart N
  •     ASME B31Q Developments
  •     Federal Regulatory Environment
  •     Regulatory changes in other states (e.g., VA)
  •     Workforce changes – impact of aging workforce – training requirements – regulatory oversight
  •     Getting your OQ plan in line with your O&M Manual
  •     Inspection and Enforcement Guidance
  •     Preparing for an OQ Audit

Other topics covered at the Technical Training Conference include

  •     Trends and Challenges of OQ - Operator & Contractor Perspectives
  •     Getting your OQ Plan in line with your O&M Manual
  •     Clarifying OQ terms for Contractor Management And more!

Conference Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN, 55904
(507) 281-8000

Conference Dates:
Tuesday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Event Rates:
Technical Training Conference only -    
Member/EnergyU Subscriber: $395    
Nonmember: $695    
EARLY BIRD (register by July 1): $370/$675

Train the Evaluator Training, Monday, August 11, may be combined with the Technical Training Conference for a savings in registration fees.
Technical Training Conference + Train the Evaluator:    Member $700 ($95 savings – does not include EnergyU license)

To register, view the full agenda and speaker list visit http://www.midwestenergy.org/ Events / Calendar

For event questions, please contact Andra Thompson at andra(at)midwestenergy(dot)org or (651) 289-9600 x111.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.


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