Coast Guard concludes Poughkeepsie session of Hudson River PAWSA

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Participants discuss the risk mitigation factors for the baseline risk levels identified the previous day during the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) Workshop at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Nov. 8, 2017. More than 40 participants and 12 observers took part in discussions during the two-day Workshop about the Hudson River identifying various risks on the waterway and risk mitigation factors. The PAWSA is a long-standing process that will help improve the Coast Guard’s and connected stakeholders’ understanding of the safety and environmental risks on the Hudson River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.)

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Participants discuss the risk mitigation factors for the baseline risk levels identified the previous day during the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) Workshop at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Nov. 8, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.)

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The Coast Guard concluded the two-day Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop Wednesday at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie.

Participants resumed the Workshop to discuss current and future risk mitigation factors for the 24 baseline risk components identified Tuesday in the first day of the Workshop.

Next week in Albany, the second of two Hudson River PAWSA Workshops is scheduled to take place. Both Poughkeepsie and Albany sessions will be combined into one report stating the risks on the River that were identified as well as potential risk mitigation measures, and help facilitate the Coast Guard’s next steps on identified measures.

PAWSA Workshop participants were:

Randy Alstadt Water Plant Administrator Poughkeepsie
Frank Bergman Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association
John Bowie Vane Brothers
Joshua Buck U.S. Coast Guard
Karen Caldwell Pace University
Paul Chevalier Hudson River Pilots
Tracey Corbitt Westchester County Planning
Frank Csulak NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Charles Cushing Hudson River Waterfront Alliance
Roger Downs Sierra Club
Jerry Faiella Historic Hudson River Towns
Ray Fusco Paddle Sports
Chris Gardella Tilcon Stone Quarry
Robert Haan Dutchess County Medical Reserve Corps
Joe Hayes Recreational Boater
Robert Hintz U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Scott Ireland Hudson River Pilots
Eric Johannson Tug and Barge Committee of New York/New Jersey
Scott Keller Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Gregg Kenney New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Steve Kress McAllister Towing
Daniel Lemons Village of Hastings-on-Hudson
John Lipscomb Riverkeeper
Joseph Long Mohawk Hudson Council of Yacht Clubs
John Madsen University of Delaware
Jay Moritz U.S. Coast Guard
Ian Mulcahy U.S. Coast Guard
James Quinn New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Jay H. Reichgott Reichgott Engineering, LLC
Stephan Ryba U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
George Samalot Samalot Marine
Michael St. Jeanos New York Environmental Police
Richard Stefanski New York Office of Parks, Rec and Historic Preservation
Ned Sullivan Scenic Hudson
David Vejar NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Adam Whaley U.S. Coast Guard
Deborah Wick National Response Corporation
Stephanie Wojtowicz New York Secretary of State Office
Sam Zapadinsky Hudson River Pilots

Observers in the Workshop were:

Allison Biasotti Senator Chuck Schumer Office
Carolyn Blackwood Resident
Hayley Carlock Scenic Hudson
Erin Doran Riverkeeper
Margaret Doyle Student, Pace University
Kathy Fallon Congressman Mike Faso (NY-19) Office
Audrey Friedrichsen Scenic Hudson
Ann Gallelli Trustee in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Harold Leath Congressman Sean Maloney (NY-18) Office
Ed Leblanc U.S. Coast Guard
Ryan LeRoy Miller Environmental Group
Althea Mullarkey Scenic Hudson
Shawn Sappington U.S. Coast Guard
Christina Thomas Student, Pace University
Brian Vahey American Waterways Operators
Christopher Whitson Assemblyman Frank Skartados (104th District) Office

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