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Transmission Pipelines and Land Use: A Risk-Informed Approach -- Special Report 281 (2004)

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Study Committee Biographical Information

Don E. Kash, Chair, is Hazel Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Affairs at George Mason University. He is also guest professor at the Research Academy for 21st Century Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He received B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in political science at the University of Iowa. He was professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma from 1970 to 1991. From 1978 to 1981, Dr. Kash was Chief of the Conservation Division at the U.S. Geological Survey, which was responsible for regulating energy and mineral development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), federal, and Indian lands. The division’s responsibilities ranged from economic evaluations of minerals before leasing through establishing the standards for and regulating all of the steps from exploration through development and production to royalty collection. While he was division chief, the organization launched a new centralized royalty collection system, was reorganized, and implemented the regulations for OCS oil and gas operations required by the 1978 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments. Dr. Kash has chaired numerous committees including the Marine Board Committee on Lightering; the 1995–1996 Advisory Panel on Technologies to Protect Fish at Dams, the 1994–1995 Advisory Panel on Advanced Automotive Technologies Project, the 1994 Workshop on Global Communications, and the 1991 Workshop on Alaska–California Subsea Water Pipeline for the Office of Technology Assessment; and the Cross-Disciplinary Engineering Research Committee of the National Research Council from 1986 through 1988. In addition, he has served as a member of numerous committees including the Selection Committee, Critical Technologies Institute Science and Engineering Fellows Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993–1994; the Committee on Transportation Research Centers,

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Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 1992–1993; the Committee on New Technology and Innovation in Building, National Research Council, 1990–1992; the Panel on Oil and Gas Development in Hostile Offshore Environments for the Office of Technology Assessment, 1983–1985; and the Marine Board, 1974–1977 and 1985–1988. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Kash has also published extensively in the fields of science technology and public policy, energy policy, and policy analysis.


Bruce G. Boncke is President of BME Associates. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Clarkson College, Potsdam, New York. He has provided consulting services for more than 30 years and has done extensive work on land development projects. He has prepared and conducts training programs for the Monroe County Planning Council, the New York Planning Federation, the New York State Bar Association, and the Home Builders Association. He is past president of both the Rochester Home Builders Association and the New York State Builders Association, and he is the 2003 chairman of the National Home Builders Association Land Development Committee. He is the current president of the New York Planning Federation, a past president of the Rochester Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the New York State Quality Communities Task Force Committee. In New York State, Mr. Boncke has been involved in writing state and local incentive zoning regulations, State Environmental Quality Review Act revisions, wetland delineation and mitigation guidelines, clustering provisions, and conservation easement statutes.


Raymond J. Burby is the Director of the Ph.D. Program in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Burby teaches courses in land use and environmental planning, development impact assessment, development management, sustainable cities, hazard mitigation, and research methods. He is a fellow of American Institute of Certified Planners and is a member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Burby is a former coeditor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, has authored or edited 14 books, and has published extensively in planning and policy journals including Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Land Economics,

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Environmental Management, and Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. He is currently principal investigator on a study of urban growth boundaries funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Burby received an A.B. degree from the George Washington University and M.R.P. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina.


Cynthia Jensen Claus, attorney-at-law, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. By appointment of Governor Bill Graves, Ms. Claus served from 1997 to 2003 on the Kansas Corporation Commission, the agency having state regulatory oversight of public utilities (including telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, and water), pipeline safety, transportation, and the production of crude oil and natural gas. During her tenure as Commissioner, she served as the official representative of Kansas to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, where she was a member of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee and served on the Steering Committee, the Resolutions Committee, and the Finance Committee. She was also a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving on the Finance and Technology Committee and the Telecommunications Committee. Before her service on the Kansas Corporation Commission, she provided in-house legal services for 16 years (including 5 years as chief counsel) to ARCO Pipe Line Company, a regulated cross-country oil pipeline company. She served as a member of the State Affairs Committee of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines from 1989 to 1995 and as Chairman of the Pipeline Committee of the Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association from 1994 to 1995. Ms. Claus has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif. She served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Law Society for the University of Kansas School of Law from 1983 to 1985. She also served as the Municipal Judge for the cities of Independence and Cherryvale, Kansas, from 1978 to 1979. In 2003, she was appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s panel of neutrals.


Geraldine E. Edens is Office Counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP. Before taking this position, she was Special Litigation Counsel to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s Environmental Law Group. Dr. Edens practices in areas involving environmental litigation, regulatory matters, and issues concerning law and science, and she has performed environ-

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mental audits and reviews for a variety of corporate clients in the chemical manufacturing and mining industries. She counsels clients on environmental compliance, the law and science of chemical regulation, toxic tort health claims [asbestos, boron, polychlorinated biphenyls, lead, benzene, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), etc.], and a wide variety of Clean Air Act issues. Dr. Edens has a broad base of litigation experience, including service as lead counsel on behalf of an intervenor-defendant in a National Environmental Policy Act case challenging a federal grant of a right-of-way for an interstate pipeline and challenging the authority of the Department of Transportation to ban the transport of MTBE in an interstate pipeline. Dr. Edens graduated from the University of Miami School of Law magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where she was a member of the University of Miami Law Review. She has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Florida and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Miami. Dr. Edens is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. She is coauthor of two chapters, “Federal Environmental Liability” and “Indoor Air Quality,” in Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions, and the chapter “Indoor Air Quality” in Environmental Law Practice Guide: State and Federal Law. Before joining Cadwalader, Dr. Edens was a professor at the University of Miami, where she was a member of the graduate school faculty.


William L. Halvorson is a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Sonoran Desert Research Station and a professor in the School of Natural Resources, both at the University of Arizona. His research interests include vegetation ecology of arid and semiarid regions, species distribution and diversity, community structure, restoration and management of natural ecosystems, and landscape ecology. He has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He is a member of the California Botanical Society and the Ecological Society of America and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Ecological Restoration.


Robert L. Malecki is principal owner of Malecki Consulting, LLC. He provides consulting services to energy-sector clients in the northeastern United States, with an emphasis on environmental assessment and per-

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mitting, government and community cooperation, approval acquisition, and design and implementation of environmental protection techniques. He recently retired from the New York State Electric and Gas Company. During the last 10 of his 33 years there he was responsible for environmental planning, regulatory approvals, licensing, construction and operational impact mitigation, compliance, and hazardous waste disposal. Mr. Malecki holds a B.S. in forest science from Pennsylvania State University and has undertaken graduate studies on environmental impact assessment at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York, Syracuse. He also has taken graduate studies in the management development program at the University of Michigan.


James M. Pates has served since 1986 as the City Attorney of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in which capacity he is responsible for all of the civil legal affairs of the city, including litigation, legislation, and a wide variety of commercial, real estate, land use, and environmental transactions. Since 1990, he has helped lead a national effort by a coalition of environmental, state and local government, and public interest groups to improve pipeline safety. He is one of the founders and currently serves as Vice President of the National Pipeline Reform Coalition. He has testified before Congress on various pipeline safety bills and has authored local, state, and federal legislation aimed at increasing the role of state and local governments in pipeline safety. Mr. Pates is the author of two papers on pipeline safety and the producer of a 1996 public service video, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What Every Local Government Should Know About Pipeline Safety.” Before taking his current position, he served as legislative counsel to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs of the Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives, and later as government relations counsel for a national trade association in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pates is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School.


Richard A. Rabinow became President of The Rabinow Consortium, LLC, following his retirement from ExxonMobil in 2002 after 34 years of service. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Rabinow was the president of

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ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo), a position he had held at EMPCo and its predecessor, Exxon Pipeline Company, since 1996. Before that, Mr. Rabinow held the position of Vice President and Lower 48 Manager of Exxon Pipeline Company. He received a B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from Lehigh University and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and management, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During 1994 and 1995, Mr. Rabinow held the position of Senior Vice President, Integrity and Compliance Projects, while on loan to the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in Anchorage, Alaska. He serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. He is a former member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines and has been a member of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System Owners Committee.


Narasi Sridhar is a Program Director in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, where he has worked since 1989. At Southwest Research Institute, he has been managing projects related to the licensing of engineered barrier system designs for high-level nuclear waste disposal, safety evaluation of processes to remediate liquid radioactive wastes at Hanford, corrosion mitigation pertaining to gas pipelines, corrosion prediction for chemical process industries, marine corrosion, and aircraft corrosion. Before joining Southwest Research Institute, he was active in the chemical process, pulp and paper, and oil and gas industries. He has more than 20 years of experience in materials development, electrochemistry, and corrosion, and he has been involved in the development of nickel-, cobalt-, copper-, and iron-base alloys for more than 15 years. Dr. Sridhar received a B.S. degree in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1975, an M.S. degree in materials engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1980. He has published more than 70 papers and has contributed chapters to several handbooks on corrosion and corrosion-resistant alloys. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, NACE International, ASM International, American Society for Testing and Materials, and the Board of Editors of the journal Corrosion. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to corrosion in several industries, he received a NACE Technical Achievement award.

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Theofanis G. Theofanous, NAE, is Professor and Director of the Center for Risk Studies and Safety at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. degree from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, both in chemical engineering. From 1974 through 1985, he was a professor and founding director of the Nuclear Reactor Safety Laboratory at Purdue University. Dr. Theofanous is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, and a foreign member of the Ufa Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among his other honors are the E. O. Lawrence Presidential Medal and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Laapeenrantaa, Finland. He has published extensively and has received numerous best paper awards. His technical interests focus on multiphase transport phenomena and risk assessment and management in complex technological and environmental systems. He studies methodological issues in treating uncertainty in risk assessments and basic multiphase flow physics, and he works to integrate these basic aspects toward understanding and optimizing system behavior, assessing risks, and improving safety.


Theodore L. Willke is President of TLW Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in risk management and the application of new and emerging oil and gas pipeline technology. He is a lecturer and faculty advisor in the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Willke received B.S. degrees in astronautical engineering and engineering science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an S.M. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton, and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Ohio State University. From 1997 to 2001, he was Director and Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Mellon Research Institute. Dr. Willke is a member and has served as chair of a pipeline safety advisory committee for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, Office of Pipeline Safety. He also served as chair of the International Committee on Pipeline Repair and Rehabilitation representing 22 countries for the International Gas Union. Dr. Willke served as Vice President in charge of pipeline, distribution, and environment and safety technology research and development at the Gas Research Institute, where he worked

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in various capacities from 1984 through 1997. He managed the design and construction of two major pipeline test facilities—the Metering Research Facility in San Antonio and the Pipeline Simulation Facility in Columbus, Ohio. He developed and obtained regulatory approval for a new pipeline repair technology and introduced a van-mounted natural gas leak detector to the market. Dr. Willke was chair of the Pittsburgh International Science and Technology Festival and of the technology committee of the New Idea Factory for County Executive Jim Roddy. He is a previous board member of the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western Pennsylvania and a former board member of PRC International, a pipeline technology research organization. He has published extensively and holds one patent.

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