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September – October 2018

Sep
20
Thu
EBC Executive Committee Meeting @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This meeting information is for the EBC Executive Committee.

EBC Executive Committee Meetings in 2018

Wednesday, January 17 – 3:00 p.m. – Nixon Peabody LLP

Thursday, February 8 – 10:00 a.m. – Bowditch & Dewey, Framingham

Wednesday, March 14 – 3:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Wednesday, May 16 – 3:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Thursday, July 19 – 10:00 a.m. – Bowditch & Dewey, Framingham

Thursday, September 20 – 3:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Board Retreat – Friday, October 12 – 8:00 a.m. – location TBD

Wednesday, November 14 – 3:00 p.m. – Foley Hoag LLP

EBC Board of Directors Meeting @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This meeting information is for the EBC Board of Directors.

Please join us for the September EBC Board of Directors Meeting scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

EBC Board of Directors Meetings in 2018

Wednesday, January 17 – 4:00 p.m. – Nixon Peabody LLP

Wednesday, March 14 – 4:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Wednesday, May 16 – 4:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Thursday, September 20 – 4:00 p.m. – Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Wednesday, November 14 – 4:00 p.m. – Foley Hoag LLP

EBC Evening Program: Reflections on Development from NAIOP and BPDA @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thank you to our GOLD Sponsor

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This EBC evening program will feature returning guest speakers David Begelfer, Chief Operating Officer, NAIOP Massachusetts and Brian Golden, Director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).

David Begelfer is the CEO of the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in real estate in Massachusetts. Based on the latest economic conditions, market trends, and state and federal legislative initiatives, Mr. Begelfer will provide his reflections on what the future holds for the development of new real estate projects and their impact on the quality of life in the city.

Brian Golden, who last spoke to the EBC in the fall of 2016, will provide updates on the innovative programs and challenges the BPDA faces with the ongoing dynamic development taking place throughout the City of Boston.

As part of his presentation Director Golden will focus on critical environmental issues of climate change adaptation and resiliency programs and policies being developed to protect the City of Boston.

 Following the two presentations there will be a moderated discussion that will include ample time for participation from the audience.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (1.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Speaker Agenda:

Current and Future Development Activities in Boston

  • David Begelfer, Chief Executive Officer, NAIOP, Massachusetts

Update from the Boston Planning and Development Agency

  • Brian Golden, Director, Boston Planning & Development Agency

Following the Speaker Presentations there will be a moderated discussion on issues of concern to the EBC membership.

Discussion Moderator:

  • Fran Hoey, EBC Vice Chair for Programming; Senior Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Final Agenda – Evening Program Reflections on Development from NAIOP and BPDA

Program Details

Registration, Appetizers: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 18 After September 18
EBC Member: $50 $70
Non-Member: $80 $100
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed. 

Sep
25
Tue
EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership: Commissioner Suuberg and the Central Region Leadership Team @ Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Sep 25 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

                 

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

           

Co-Hosting Organization:

Society of Women Environmental Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter

This EBC program is the first in an annual EBC program series of five meetings with the leadership teams of the four regional offices and the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). These programs provide EBC members, municipal officials, and other attendees from throughout Massachusetts the opportunity to hear first from Commissioner Suuberg of the DEP and then from the leadership of each of the four DEP regional offices and the Headquarters team.

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This first meeting will feature the leadership of the Central Region and focus on the important issues and priorities of Central Massachusetts.

Following is the schedule and meeting locations for the EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership:

  • September 25, 2018 – Central Region, Location: Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
  • October 2, 2018 – Southeast Region, Location: Brown & Caldwell, Taunton
  • October 24, 2018 – Northeast Region, Location: McLane Middleton, Woburn
  • November 8, 2018 – Western Region, Location: Tighe & Bond, Westfield
  • January 8, 2019 – Boston Headquarters, Location: CDM Smith, Boston

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Speaker Agenda:

Keynote Address: Review of MassDEP Programs and Priorities

  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MassDEP

Update from the MassDEP Central Region Leadership Team

  • Mary Jude Pigsley, Regional Director
  • Mark Baldi, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Marielle Stone, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Water Resources
  • Andrea Briggs, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Administrative Services

Following the speaker presentations will be a panel discussion moderated by Bob Cox of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 21 After September 21
EBC Member: $70 $90
SWEP-MA Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Sep
26
Wed
Cancelled – EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: The Northeast Ocean Data Portal – Supporting Ocean Policy and Planning @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This program has been cancelled. Postponement TBD.

The Northeast Ocean Data Portal (Portal) was established in 2009 as a centralized, peer-reviewed source of data and maps of the ocean ecosystem and ocean-related human activities from New York through the Gulf of Maine. Since 2009, the Portal has been used to support regulatory, management and business decisions, stakeholder engagement, and educational and research activities. In 2016, the Northeast Regional Planning Body completed the Northeast Ocean Plan (Plan) under the auspices of the Obama-era National Ocean Policy. A key outcome of the Plan was the identification and integration of the data necessary to inform decisions for ten priority regional ocean management themes. These themes relate to the ocean-related data that marine stakeholders such as fishermen, boaters, researchers, and stakeholders from industries such as tourism, cruise lines, ports, and energy providers all rely on heavily. Use of the Portal by these stakeholders has increased significantly since the completion of the Northeast Ocean Plan, as evidenced by website statistics as well as numerous examples and case studies demonstrating the use of the Portal by government, industry, interest organizations, and other stakeholders.

In June 2018, President Trump signed Executive Order 13840 “Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States.” While EO 13840 revokes the Obama-era national ocean policy, including regional planning bodies, it does direct federal agencies to respond to priorities identified by state-led regional ocean partnerships, such as the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC). Importantly, the new EO directs federal agencies to “coordinate the timely public release of unclassified data…and support the common information management systems, such as the Marine Cadastre, that organize and disseminate this information.” Since the Federal government collects and disseminates many types of ocean data (e.g., physical metrics like sea surface temperature, long-term coastal economy indicators, vessel positioning data), actions under the new EO can significantly streamline and speed the delivery of priority ocean datasets to national and regional data portals.

This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about EO 13840, its impact on ocean policy, and initial steps within the northeast region to respond and adjust to the new EO. The remainder of the program will focus on the data, interactive maps, tools, and various uses of the Portal. Participants will leave with an increased understanding of the available data, potential uses in management and regulatory decision-making, and plans to update and maintain the Portal over the next several years.

A panel discussion including audience participation will follow the individual presentations.

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Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Kelly Knee, Member, EBC Board of Directors; Technical Director, RPS Ocean Science

Speaker Agenda:

Introduction to the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

  • Nick Napoli, Ocean Planning Director, Northeast Regional Ocean Council

Overview of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council and the Northeast Ocean Plan

  • Ted Diers, Administrator, Watershed Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Summary of Executive Order 13840 “Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States”

  • Deerin Babb-Brott, Principal Assistant Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Portal Demonstration and Overview

  • Emily Shumchenia, Ph.D., Ocean Planning Support Scientist, Northeast Regional Ocean Council

Following the speaker presentations will be a panel discussion moderated by Stacy Pala of Battelle.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 12 Through September 24 After September 24
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $30 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

 

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

EBC New Hampshire Ascending Professionals Committee Program Planning Meeting @ McLane Middleton, Carleton Conference Room
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join EBC for a New Hampshire-based program planning meeting of the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to connect with Ascending Professionals based in New Hampshire that will work together to develop and plan programs for late fall and winter of 2018 into 2019. All are welcome to attend this program planning meeting.

This meeting allows for video conferencing. If you’re interested in attending the conference via video, please email ebc@ebcne.org.

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Find out more about the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee.

Please register in advance.

Sep
27
Thu
EBC Dam Management Committee Program Planning Meeting @ GZA -
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Dam Management Committee on Thursday morning, September 27, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan dam management programs and topic-specific meetings for the next six months.

EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Dam Management Committee are welcome to attend. Once registered, make every attempt to attend this meeting in-person. Program planning is more successful when there is high in-person attendance.

EBC Member Registration

Find out more about the EBC Dam Management Committee.

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

Sep
28
Fri
Law and Governance Meets Climate Adaptation @ UMass Club -
Sep 28 @ 7:15 am – 11:45 am



Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

Civil engineers, architects, building owners, real estate investors, insurers, planners, environmental regulators, transportation providers, emergency responders, public health providers, and many others are grappling with how to incorporate the evident need for adaptation and resilience into much of what they do. Academia is also deepening its involvement with this most important and fascinating set of public policy issues.

The growing body of experience and expertise in adaptation is not widely appreciated either within or across the traditional silos that define professions, disciplines and practices. At the same time, there is no regular, ongoing opportunity for adaptation professionals from various fields to meet in Boston to cross-pollinate ideas and share solutions to common problems.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated to establish a quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

These quarterly forums will address everything from infrastructure and design solutions to communication challenges and barriers to implementation to policy solutions to the nexus of climate and equity. Local, national and global speakers will represent forward-thinking institutions, global firms, academia, government and other high level practitioners. Join the ever-growing group of professionals working to address the challenge of climate change adaptation and resiliency at the quarterly forums.

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Upcoming Forum: Law and Governance Meets Climate Adaptation

Adapting legal and governance systems to address dramatic changes in climate trends pose significant challenges. The focus of this Climate Adaptation Forum is on the development of new rules, regulations, institutions, and forms of governance needed to respond to our changing climate.

This Forum will:

  • Provide examples of developing the political will to enact change;
  • Discuss impediments from existing regulatory programs designed to protect the existing conditions;
  • Present the findings of the Governance and Climate Adaptation Report prepared by UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab on governance;
  • And report on Resilient Rhody, the 2018 the Statewide Climate Resilience Action Strategy developed for the State of Rhode Island.

As with past Forums, there will be sufficient of time for audience engagement during the moderated discussion with the speakers.

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Forum Chair

Ralph Child, Member
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Keynote Speaker

Representative Kristin Diane Jacobs
Florida House of Representatives

Speakers and Panelists

David W. Cash, Ph.D., Dean
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston

Janet Coit, Director
Department of Environmental Management
State of Rhode Island

Iram Farooq, AICP, LEED-AP, Assistant City Manager for Community Development
City of Cambridge, MA

Barbara Kessner Landau, Counsel
Noble, Wickersham & Heart LLP

Stephanie Kruel, Senior Environmental Planner
VHB

Oct
1
Mon
EBC Infrastructure Committee Program Planning Meeting @ VHB -
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Infrastructure Committee on Monday, October 1, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan infrastructure programs and topic-specific meetings for the next six months.

EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Infrastructure Committee are welcome to attend. Once registered, make every attempt to attend this meeting in-person. Program planning is more successful when there is high in-person attendance.

EBC Member Registration

Find out more about the EBC Infrastructure Committee.

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

Oct
2
Tue
EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership: Southeast Region Leadership Team @ Brown and Caldwell
Oct 2 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Thank you to our Sponsors

                 

Co-Hosting Organizations

Society of Women Environmental Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter

Solid Waste Association of North America – Southern New England Chapter

This EBC program is the second in an annual EBC program series of five meetings with the leadership teams of the four regional offices and the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). These programs will provide EBC members, municipal officials, and other attendees from throughout Massachusetts with the opportunity to hear from the leadership of each of the four DEP regional offices, and Boston Headquarters.

This second program will feature the leadership of the Southeast Regional Office and focus on important issues and priorities for Southeastern Massachusetts.

FIVE MOST CRITICAL ISSUES

Plan to attend and learn first-hand about the five most critical environmental issues for the state, the Southeastern Region, and each regional bureau manager for FY 2019 and beyond. With much of the DEP decision making taking place at the regional level, this Southeastern Region program will also provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from the leadership of the MassDEP Southeast Regional Office as they discuss their hot issues and ongoing challenges.

Following is the schedule and meeting locations for the EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership:

  • September 25, 2018 – Central Region, Location: Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
  • October 2, 2018 – Southeast Region, Location: Brown & Caldwell, Taunton
  • October 24, 2018 – Northeast Region, Location: McLane Middleton, Woburn
  • November 8, 2018 – Western Region, Location: Tighe & Bond, Westfield
  • January 8, 2019 – Boston Headquarters, Location: CDM Smith, Boston

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Speaker Agenda:

Introduction for Deputy Commissioner Moran

  • John F. Shea, Shareholder, Mackie Shea P.C.

Keynote Address: Review of MassDEP Programs and Priorities

  • Gary Moran, Deputy Commissioner, MassDEP

Update from the MassDEP Southeast Region Leadership Team

  • Millie Garcia-Serrano, Director, Southeast Region
  • Maria Pinaud, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Air and Waste
  • Gerard Martin, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • David Johnston, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Water Resources
  • Jennifer Viveiros, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Administrative Services

Following the speaker presentations will be a panel discussion moderated by Marilyn Wade of Brown and Caldwell.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 28 After September 28
EBC Member: $70 $90
SWEP-MA Member: $70 $90
SWANA-SNE Member: $70 $90
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.