2015 FERC Form 6 Training

Thursday, February 19 (8am) - Friday, February 20, 2015 (11:30am US/Central)
JW Marriott Downtown Houston
806 Main Street [map]
Houston, TX 77002

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The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) is sponsoring training courses on the FERC Form 6 and Page 700. Come join the growing group of individuals and companies who are interested in obtaining a more thorough and detailed understanding of the FERC Form 6 requirements and preparation, as well as the theory and purpose behind the Page 700. Space is limited for this conference.

Thursday, February 19, 2015, is tailored for 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 FERC Form 6. The course will help clarify issues, explain proper work paper documentation, and define terms used on the Form. Discussion will be encouraged on the wide range of issues to be addressed by conference presenters. This is considered to be an intermediate level course, and will be a full-day session. Those at a beginner or advanced level are welcome to attend.

Friday, February 20, 2015, is tailored for 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. Those at a beginner or advanced level are welcome to attend.

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

Course Topics - Course topics will cover all aspects of the Form 6, including the general information statements and notes to the financial statements. Detailed presentations will be made on the following subjects: property and depreciation; taxes; equity; schedules on company affiliates; plant statistical data and the Form 6 validation checklist. On Day 2, participants will study Page 700 in-depth and review a FERC Opinion 154-B cost of service filing example.

Session Times
February 19, 2015 8:00am - 4:30pm (Breakfast and lunch included)
February 20, 2015 7:30am - 11:30am (Breakfast included)
Cost of the Seminar
February 19, 2015 - $250
February 20, 2015 - $150
February 19-20, 2015 - $400

Related Web Pages and Sites:
JW Marriott Downtown Houston

Related Files:

2015 Form 6 Agenda

Registration Includes:

On February 19, 2015, the registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and two breaks. On February 20 2015, the registration fee includes breakfast.

Who Should Attend:

These courses are open to all AOPL member company employees, their Form 6 and Page 700 service providers, and other attendees that have an affiliation with an oil pipeline company, either as a direct employee or as a consultant.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is appropriate for both sessions.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/04/2015
Name Price Available To
Speaker $0.00   Member
Staff $0.00   Member
Day 1 and 2 $400.00   Member
Day 1 $250.00   Member
Day 2 $150.00   Member

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellation Policy – Should anyone need to cancel their participation, please contact Karen White at AOPL by February 12, 2015; otherwise there will be no refunds and the registration fees will be forfeited. You may send a substitute in your place permitted you notify AOPL of the substitution.

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Continuing Education Information:

Continuing Education Credits – CPA
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 intermediate. The NASBA CPE Fields of Study is Specialized Knowledge and Applications. The total CPE credits for February 19, 2015 is 6 hours and 3 hours for February 20, 2015, provided you attend the entire course each day.

Your credits will be calculated based upon your attendance documented on 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.

AOPL is 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, 2015.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this conference, participants should be able to understand and prepare FERC Form 6, and learn 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 courses 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.

General Hotel Information:

JW Marriott Downtown Houston
806 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
The room rate for the JW Marriott Houston Downtown is $249 (plus state and local taxes). All reservations must be made directly by you by calling the hotel at 713-237-1111 (Group Code AOPAOBP). The rate is guaranteed through Monday, January 26th.

For more information please contact:

Karen White
Executive Assistant/Events Coordinator
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
Phone: (202) 292-4507
Email: kwhite@aopl.org