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Jul
17
Tue
EBC PCB Management Program: Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials @ Nixon Peabody LLP
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

                  

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The issue of PCB-impacted building materials in the northeast is well known throughout the environmental engineering industry. EBC has discussed this issue for nearly the decade including assessment plans for PCBs in building materials, industry standard of care, development of appropriate remedial strategies, implementation of remediation alternatives, and evaluation of post-remedial sampling/risks. The institutional knowledge of this topic has grown significantly in this time frame and there have been many lessons learned on numerous remediation projects.

This seminar will focus on the state of the industry and discuss advanced issues in the assessment / cleanup of PCB-impacted building projects. Our speakers will include experts on the laboratory analysis of PCBs in building materials, air and environmental media, the development of successful assessment plans (or presumptive non-sampling approaches), the design of PCB-remediation alternatives, the assessment of potential human health risks, the implementation of PCB remediation projects and the use of deed restrictions/operation and maintenance plans for continued building use.

Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Current industry Standard of Care for PCB building material projects;
  • Demolition and renovation scenarios;
  • Types of source materials present in buildings;
  • Sampling approach and analytical techniques;
  • Risk characterization;
  • Remediation/abatement methods;
  • Disposal options and considerations;
  • Deed restrictions and monitoring of remaining impacts.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion including the EPA Region 1 PCB Coordinator, Ms. Kim Tisa.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours).

Program Chair:

  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Chair, EBC PCB and Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee; Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

Industry Standard of Care for PCB Building Material Projects

  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Comparison of Passive and Active Air Sampling (PAAS) Methods for PCBs – A Pilot Study in New York City Schools

  • Gary Hunt, Vice President and Principal Scientist, TRC

Appropriate Use of Aroclor, PCB Homolog, and PCB Congener Analyses

  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

PCB Abatement Techniques for Complicated Building Projects

  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services, Inc.

Risk Assessment Techniques for Determining Clearance of Renovated Building Areas

  • Steve Zemba, Project Director, Sanborn Head Associates

Remediation and Disposal Considerations for all Waste Streams

  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Frank Ricciardi of Weston & Sampson.

Final Agenda – EBC PBC Management Program – Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials

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 July 3 Through July 13 After July 13
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 Friday, July 13 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, July 16. 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.

Jul
18
Wed
EBC Rhode Island Chapter Program Planning Luncheon @ Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management -
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This meeting is in Room 300.

Please join EBC for a program planning luncheon of the EBC Rhode Island Chapter on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan Rhode Island-based programs and topic-specific committee meetings for fall/winter of 2018. EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC Rhode Island Chapter are welcome to attend. Lunch is provided – please contact EBC with any dietary restrictions.

EBC Member Registration

Find out more about the EBC Rhode Island Chapter.

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.

Jul
19
Thu
EBC Executive Committee Meeting @ Bowditch & Dewey, Framingham
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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 Ascending Professionals Committee Program Planning Meeting @ Somerville Brewing Company - Slumbrew
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join EBC for a program planning meeting of the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee on Thursday afternoon, July 19, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan programs and topic-specific committee meetings for fall and early winter of 2018. All are welcome to attend this program planning meeting.

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EBC Ascending Professionals Networking Night @ Somerville Brewing Company - Slumbrew
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration is now at capacity. A waitlist has been created. EBC will inform you if there are any cancellations and spaces become available. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Please join the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee for a networking night this July! This event will be held in “The Brewer’s Loft”, a private space at Slumbrew – a Somerville Brewing Company. Registration includes a drink ticket and some truly excellent food: charcuterie board! Hot buttered pretzels! Tater tots! A fluffernutter board!

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Please note: this event has reached the capacity of 30 attendees. A waitlist has been created.

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Join us at 4:30 p.m. for our summer EBC Ascending Professionals Committee Program Planning Meeting and help the EBC plan events and programs for the fall. For more information and to register for the planning meeting, please follow this link.

Event Details

Event: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration: $20

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Jul
20
Fri
EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Innovative Alternative Technologies to Manage Municipal Solid Waste @ E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thank you to our Co-Host

Looking ahead, the management of municipal solid waste has some serious challenges in Massachusetts and the region, including an increasingly serious disposal capacity shortage as well as a recycling crisis brought on by decisions in China. Can new technology and innovation offer solutions to any of these challenges? Come and learn about leading-edge technologies and processes in municipal solid waste collection, processing, and disposal that are worthy of exploration.

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General 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 Co-Chairs:

  • Gretchen Carey, LEED Green Associate, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, Republic Services
  • Thomas Mackie, Esq., Vice Chair, Strategic Planning, EBC Board of Directors; Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea, P.C.

Speaker Agenda:

New Market Opportunities for Waste and Recycling in New England

  • Craig Stuart-Paul, Chief Executive, Fiberight

Layered Approach: Recycling Organics and Managing Municipal Solid Waste to Highest and Best Use

  • Debra Darby, Program & Marketing Director, Organix Solutions

Renescience- An Enzymatic Approach to the Recycling of Mixed Waste

  • Simon Chignell, Head of Project Development – United States, Ørsted Green Waste Solutions

Innovation in Separation: Untapped value from MSW

  • Peter Vinall, Co-Founder & President, Sustane Technologies

The Tinghu District Solid Waste Master Plan: Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China

  • George Aronson, Principal, CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation (CRMC)

Synova’s Solution for Waste-to-Energy

  • Bram van der Drift, Chief Technology Officer, Synova Power

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Thomas Mackie of Mackie Shea, P.C.

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 July 6 Through July 18 After July 18
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
SWANA SNE 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 Wednesday, July 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, July 19. 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.

Aug
9
Thu
EBC 24th Annual Summer Garden Party @ Exchange Conference Center
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

Flip through the photos from 2017:

EBC 23rd Annual Summer Garden Party
The EBC is pleased to invite you to attend the 24th Annual Summer Garden Party! The EBC Summer Garden Party is a great event for socializing and networking in a wonderful atmosphere overlooking the Boston Harbor. There will be heavy appetizers and a cash bar (the location can take cash or credit). View the Attendee List

EBC will be announcing the second annual “class” of EBC Ascending Leaders at the Summer Garden Party! The EBC Ascending Leader Award recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Nominations are now open for the Awards – submit a nominee today! Find Out More

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Thank you to our partner, Society of Women Environmental Professionals – Massachusetts Chapter, for collaborating on this event. SWEP-MA Members register at the EBC Member rate!

EBC is collecting school supplies:
EBC is collecting school supplies (pencils, pens, highlighters, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, erasers, folders, notebooks, lined paper, graphing paper, index cards, calculators) to be donated to local schools and after-school programs via Cradles to Crayons. Please consider bringing any of the above items to the event.

Program Details

Event Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs ——–> Through July 26 Through August 2 After August 2
EBC Member: $65 $85 $100
SWEP-MA Member: $65 $85 $100
Non-Member: $95 $115 $130
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25 $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 Thursday, August 2 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC & SWEP-MA Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $40
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Aug
16
Thu
EBC Annual Rhode Island Summer Gathering @ Isle Brewers Guild
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Invite your clients and colleagues to join you on a beautiful summer evening at the Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This will be a great event for socializing and networking in a wonderful atmosphere. There will be light appetizers and an open bar.

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Event Details

Networking and Hors d’Oeuvres: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parking: A parking map is available here.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Before August 9 After August 9
EBC Member: $40 $60
Non-Member: $60 $80
Government/Non-Profit: $20 $40

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

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Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this event will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

Aug
23
Thu
EBC & BSCES EWRI Eighth Annual Softball Game @ Dilboy Auxiliary Fields A+B
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thank you to our Co-Host: BSCES EWRI Committee

Thank you to our Sponsor

PLAY BALL! Get ready for the eighth annual softball game hosted by the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee!  This laid back softball game is fun for all ages so rummage around in your junk drawer/extra closet/garage for that old glove and come on out to play! Your registration includes a t-shirt and delicious BBQ catered by Blue Ribbon Barbeque (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available).

ALL are invited – you do not have to be an Ascending Professional to join the game!

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Click below to see photos from 2017!

EBC Seventh Annual Softball Game

Event Details

Game Registration: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Softball Game: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $25

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 16 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.

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Aug
28
Tue
EBC Ascending Professionals Golf Clinic @ Granite Links Golf Club
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Learn to golf with EBC’s Ascending Professionals! Perfect your long and short game during this one hour clinic at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. Attendees will receive 30 minutes of instruction in driving followed by a 30 minute lesson in putting. After you’ve perfected your swing, join us at the Club’s bar for refreshments.

This clinic is for complete beginners up to intermediate players. Never hit the driving range? That’s okay!

Must register to attend by Thursday, August 23. After August 23 registrations will not be accepted.

Directions to Granite Links

Event Details

Registration: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Golf Clinic: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $50 (includes golf instruction and refreshments)

Registration will close at the end of the day on August 23. Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 23 for a refund. No shows will be charged.

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