2010 FERC Form 6 Training

Thursday, January 21 - Friday, January 22, 2010
JW Marriott Houston
5150 Westheimer [map]
Houston, TX 77056

Schedule of meeting sessions and special events

Thursday, January 21, 2010 – Day one is for the staff and managers who are directly responsible for the preparation of FERC Form 6, exclusive of Page 700. The instructors will take you page-by-page through the Form 6. The course will help clarify issues, explain proper workpaper documentation, and define terms used on the Form 6. Discussion will be encouraged on the wide range of issues to be addressed by conference presenters. This is considered to be an intermediate course, and will be a full-day session.

Friday, January 22, 2010 – Day 2 is for the staff and managers who are directly responsible for the Page 700 data. This session will address the theory and definitions behind Page 700. Line item calculations are not within the scope of this section of the seminar. This is considered to be an intermediate level course, and will be a half-day session.

All the presenters work with, or are consultants to, oil pipeline companies who have experience with FERC Form 6 filings.

Registration Includes:

The Day 1 (January 21, 2010) registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and two breaks. The Day 2 (January 22, 2010) registration fee includes breakfast and one break.

Who Should Attend:

These courses are open to all oil pipeline company employees and/or their Form 6 and Page 700 service provider. Attendees must have an affiliation with an oil pipeline company, either as a direct employee or as a consultant. You do not need to be an AOPL member to attend.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is appropriate for both presenters and registrants. This is typically comparable to golf shirts and slacks for men and similar for women. It is usually very cool in the meeting rooms, so bring a sweater for the meetings.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 01/20/2010
Name Price Available To
January 21 Form 6 - Full Day $250.00   Member
January 22 Page 700 - Half Day $150.00   Member
January 21-22 Form 6 & Page 700 $400.00   Member

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Space is limited both days. Cancellations made prior to Janaury 9, 2010 will be charged 50% of the daily rate. There will be no refunds for cancellations made on or after January 9, 2010; however, you may send a substitute in your place as long as you notify AOPL of the substitution.

Is Media Allowed?


Continuing Education Information:

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this conference, participants should be able to understand and prepare a FERC Form 6, and learn the industry standards related to proper documentation of the FERC Form 6. As a result of attendance, conference participants should be able to recognize the related accounting, legal, and economics issues important to the oil pipeline industry in preparing the FERC Form 6 document.

Prerequisite Experience and Education
Courses include presentations at the intermediate level. Basic-level require no prior experience and only a rudimentary knowledge of the topic. Intermediate-level courses target participants with one to three (1-3) years of experience, ideally within the regulated energy transportation industry, and a working knowledge of financial or regulatory issues. Advanced-level courses target participants with three (3) or more years of relevant experience. None of the courses require advance preparation.

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417 or by visiting the web site: www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact AOPL’s office at 202-292-4507.

There are no prerequisites or advance preparation in terms of experience or education to attend this course. This course is presented in a group-live format. The program level is Overview. The NASBA CPE Fields of Study is Specialized Knowledge and Applications. The total CPE credits for January 21, 2010 is 6 hours and 3 hours for January 22, 2010, provided you attend the entire course each day.

Your credits will be calculated based upon your attendance as documented in the CPE attendance form and attested to by you. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. General remarks, business meeting breaks, lunch, etc. were not included in the computation of credit hours. The AOPL Coordinator will provide you with a Certificate of Completion based upon the attestation information provided in the CPE attendance form. If you fail to follow the procedures for filing this form on-site, there will be no subsequent ability to be awarded CPE credits for the courses. This form must be submitted to the on-site AOPL Coordinator upon your departure from the Conference.

We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program. The Association of Oil Pipe Line’s Texas CPE Sponsor Number is 003466. This Registration is approved until April 30, 2010.

General Hotel Information:

AOPL has obtained a group rate of $159 at the JW Marriott Houston. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 800-228-9290. When reserving your room, ask for the Association of Oil Pipe Lines rate. If you have trouble obtaining this rate, contact Heather Keith at 202-292-4507. To receive this special price, you must make your reservation before Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

For more information please contact:

Heather Keith
Director, Programs and Administration