Left color

September – October 2017

Sep
28
Thu
EBC Fifth Annual Offshore Wind Conference @ Brown Rudnick LLP
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

View the Attendee List

The good news is that America’s first offshore wind farm is now operating successfully off of Rhode Island’s Block Island. Exciting new developments continue here in New England. For this year’s annual EBC Offshore Wind Conference, Deepwater Wind, DONG Energy, and Vineyard Power will discuss how they are competing for long term 400 to 800 MW contracts with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as they discuss their plans for more large scale offshore wind farms along the East Coast. The BOEM Renewable Energy Chief will speak about plans for the future federal lease auctions off the Cape and Islands. This EBC Energy Resources program will also include representatives of the fishing and environmental community as they present their take on the development of the offshore wind industry. Finally, state officials will discuss a new ports and infrastructure study to accommodate new construction of larger wind farms and the supporting supply chain industries.

For more information about BOEM’s activity in New England:

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:

  • Michael Ernst, Senior Vice President, Clean Power Inc.

Speakers:

  • James F. Bennett, Chief, Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Carolyn Heeps, External Consultant & Consultation Manager, DONG Energy Bay State Wind
  • Matthew A. Morrissey, Vice President, Massachusetts for Deepwater Wind
  • Rachel Pachter, Vice President, Permitting Affairs, Vineyard Wind LLC
  • Bill White, Senior Director for Offshore Wind, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Stakeholders Panel:

  • James F. Bennett, Chief, Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Edward Anthes-Washburn, Port & Executive Director, Port of New Bedford
  • Nils Bolgen, Program Director, Wind, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Catherine Bowes, Senior Manager, Climate & Energy, Northeast Region, National Wildlife Federation
  • Beth Casoni, Executive Director, Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association

Program Details

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

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through September 14 Through September 26 After September 26
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $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 Tuesday, September 26 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 Wednesday, September 27. 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.

Oct
3
Tue
EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership: Commissioner Suuberg and the Southeast Region Leadership Team @ Brown and Caldwell
Oct 3 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Thank you to our Sponsor:

This program is the second in an EBC program series of five meetings to be held in conjunction with the four regional offices and the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). These meetings will provide EBC members and future members from throughout Massachusetts with the opportunity to hear from the Commissioner of the DEP and from the leadership of each of the four regional offices as well as the leadership at the DEP headquarters in Boston. Plan to attend and hear from Marty Suuberg, Commissioner of MassDEP, and learn firsthand about his top environmental priorities for the department and the new administration in 2018 and beyond. With much of the DEP decision making taking place at the regional level, this program will also provide an opportunity to showcase the leadership of each of the four DEP regional offices.

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

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

  • September 8, 2017 – Central Region, Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester
  • October 3, 2017 – Southeast Region, Location: Brown & Caldwell, Taunton
  • October 25, 2017 – Northeast Region, Location: McLane Middleton, Woburn
  • November 8, 2017 – Western Region, Location: Tighe & Bond, Westfield
  • January 9, 2018 – 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.

Keynote Address: Review of MassDEP Priorities

  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Panel Moderator:

  • John F. Shea, Shareholder, Mackie Shea PC

Update from the MassDEP Southeast Leadership Team:

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

Program Details

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

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Before September 29 After September 29
EBC 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 29 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 2. 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.

Oct
4
Wed
EBC Energy Resources Program: WattTime – Enabling End-Users to Avoid Electric Grid Emissions in Real-Time @ Brown Rudnick LLP
Oct 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

WattTime’s technology automatically detects the marginal emissions rate of grid-supplied electricity in real time. With this information, WattTime makes it possible, with a single software update, to enable nearly any Internet-connected device to influence which power plants it effectively consumes energy from. Anything connected to the internet that consumes, generates, or stores power can use WattTime software to optimize its activity to automatically reduce its carbon and other emissions footprints, and simultaneously help clean and renewable power plants compete on the grid. WattTime recently became a subsidiary organization of the Rocky Mountain Institute. WattTime is a tech startup that is also a nonprofit.

Attend this breakfast program to hear directly from WattTime’s Cofounder and better understand the technology and its applications.

Program Chair:

  • Michael X. Macrae, Ph.D., LEED Green Assoc., Energy Analytics Manager, Harvard University

Speaker:

  • Gavin McCormick, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WattTime

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Individual Registration
EBC Member: Free
Non-Member: $35
Government/Non-Profit: Free

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2 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, October 3. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

 

Oct
11
Wed
EBC Program: Beer, BBQ & PCBs – An Introductory Workshop on PCB Assessment and Remediation @ Boston Beer Works
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join the Environmental Business Council’s PCB & Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee for an informal evening of networking with your peers and an introduction to the world of PCB assessment and remediation. The subcommittee will discuss basic elements of the federal PCB regulations and how these regulations govern the assessment and cleanup of impacted sites and buildings. This will be accomplished with a rousing game of PCB trivia with prizes for the top three teams. Beer, BBQ, and other fare will be available throughout the event to keep your mind sharp! We will also be releasing the schedule for upcoming PCB and other contaminants of emerging concern events that will occur in the fall and winter of 2017/2018. This event will be co-hosted by the Environmental Business Council’s Ascending Professionals Committee.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair

  • Frank Ricciardi, Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Agenda

  • Introduction to PCB Assessment and Remediation – Frank Ricciardi, Weston & Sampson
  • PCB Trivia – prizes for the best the brightest!

Program Details

Registration: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through October 9 After October 9
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 Monday, October 9 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. 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.

Oct
12
Thu
EBC Energy Resources Program: Grid Modernization – Many Options @ Brown Rudnick LLP
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

The extensive and reliable electric grid in the United States has fueled the nation’s growth since the 1900s. It has provided us with unprecedented growth all the way from the light bulb to microprocessors, USBs, RAM and LED light bulbs. Today we face new challenges and the grid needs some additional and new attributes to meet the demands of the 21st century to assist us to remain competitive and innovative. As a result of decarbonization, decentralization, electric vehicles, and energy access (i.e. solar, wind, etc.) the grid is in the process of rethinking itself. It will need to be resilient, reliable, flexible, secure, sustainable and affordable. This is a tall order!  This EBC Energy Resources Program will address the challenges faced by today’s electric grid. All of the speakers are involved in creating a new grid and will tell you about their experience and the organizations they are affiliated with, in this area.

Program Chair:

  • Mary H. Smith, Associate Director, Energy Supply & Utility Administration, Harvard University

Speaker Agenda

Understand the Importance and Beginning and Future of Grid Modernization

  • Laney Brown, Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors

What is ISO NE doing to make the grid more modern?

  • Henry Yoshimura, Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO NE

What are utilities doing to modernize the grid?

  • Bill Jones, Director, Solutions Delivery, National Grid, USA

Equipment Manufacture and Grid Mod Implementation

  • Adam E. Caballero, Grid Automation Sales Specialist, Eaton/Coopers

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

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  ——–> Before October 10 After October 10
EBC 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 Tuesday, October 10 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 Wednesday, October 11. 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.

Oct
13
Fri
EBC Annual Board of Directors Retreat @ Audubon Habitat
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

This retreat information is for the EBC Board of Directors. The retreat includes catered breakfast and lunch. Please RSVP for the retreat by Friday, October 6.

Oct
17
Tue
EBC Connecticut Program: Connecticut Solid Waste Management Update @ Eversource Energy
Oct 17 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

This EBC Connecticut Chapter Solid Waste Program provides a look into Connecticut’s solid waste management issues with a focus on the updated Materials Management Regulations along with other issues facing the solid waste industry in the northeast. We will hear an update on the Connecticut Solid Waste System Resource Recovery Project referred to as Resource Rediscovery. A legislative update on solid waste management issues in Connecticut will be provided as well and we are planning to hear what is new for two of the major material management companies in Connecticut. The session will be topped off with a panel discussion on the issues of the day and any other hot topic issues that may be of importance to those in attendance.

Register now for this must attend EBC program on Connecticut Solid Waste Management Program.

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 Chair

  • Dana Huff, P.E., Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Speaker Agenda

  • Christopher McCormack, Attorney, Pullman & Comely LLC
  • Lee Sawyer, Policy Advisor, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut

Additional speakers to be announced.

Program Details

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

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through October 13 After October 13
EBC Member: $65 $85
SWANA SNE Member: $65 $85
Non-Member: $95 $115
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC and SWANA SNE 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, October 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, October 16. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC and SWANA SNE 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.

Oct
20
Fri
EBC New Hampshire Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS) @ Eversource Energy
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC program on Emerging Contaminants of Concern will discuss the recent current events with regards to detections of Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS) in water supplies and groundwater in New Hampshire. The program will include presentations from regulators at the NHDES about the status of New Hampshire projects and actions being undertaken to address PFAS. There will also be presentations from project scientists and engineers regarding developments in surrounding states and lessons learned.  Other state and federal officials will discuss related regulatory programs and constraints that are evolving to protect the public from these contaminants as well as the basis for the extremely low EPA health advisory concentration of 70 parts per trillion. Following the presentations, a panel discussion will be held to discuss the opportunities that are available to identify, quantify, and provide treatment for Contaminants of Emerging Concern focused on PFAS.

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:

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

Speaker Agenda:

Intro to PFAS and Project Case Studies from Vermont

  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

The Development of the EPA PFAS Health Advisory Level – A Risk Assessment Review

  • Marie Rudiman, Principal, EnviroRisk Solutions, LLC

Current state of affairs in New Hampshire with PFAS – Recent Water Supply Impacts and Response Actions

  • Kate Emma Schlosser, Project Manager, NHDES Waste Management Division

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

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  ——–> Before October 18 After October 18
EBC Member: $65 $85
Non-Member: $95 $115
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 Wednesday, October 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, October 19. 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.

Oct
24
Tue
EBC New Hampshire Program: New OSHA Silica Standards – Understanding the Regulations & Liabilities @ McLane Middleton
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

View the Attendee List

This EBC New Hampshire program will provide EBC members with the opportunity to understand how the regulated community is responding to OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries, and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Responsible employers have been protecting workers from harmful exposure to respirable crystalline silica for years, using widely-available equipment that controls dust with water or a vacuum system.

This regulation is “on the books” but not currently being proactively enforced by OSHA.  Do you need to factor these regulatory requirements into your practice to protect your employees?  And if you don’t, what are your liabilities for employees?

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Co-Chairs

Speakers

  • Dave Berard, Former Compliance Officer, Concord OSHA Office
  • Richard Ecord, EH&S Director, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Curt Knightly, Vice President, Compliance, EnviroVantage
  • Brad Smith, CHST, Safety Manager, Cianbro Corporation
  • Gregory Smith, Esq. Chairman, Environmental and Regulatory Practice Group, McLane Middleton
  • Additional speakers to be announced.

Program Details

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

Parking: McLane Middleton does not offer parking, nor is it available at 900 Elm Street. Street parking is all limited to two hour metered parking. There is a large parking garage (entrance off of Plaza Drive) behind 1000 Elm Street that is only a five minute walk from 900 Elm.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Before October 20 After October 20
EBC Member: $65 $85
Non-Member: $95 $115
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, October 20 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 23. 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.

Oct
25
Wed
EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership Commissioner Suuberg and the Northeast Region Leadership Team @ McLane Middleton
Oct 25 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

This program is the third in an EBC program series of five meetings to be held in conjunction with the four regional offices and the headquarters of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). These meetings will provide EBC members and future members from throughout Massachusetts with the opportunity to hear from the Commissioner of the DEP and from the leadership of each of the four regional offices as well as the leadership at the DEP headquarters in Boston. Plan to attend and hear from Marty Suuberg, Commissioner of MassDEP, and learn first hand about his top environmental priorities for the department and the new administration in 2017 and beyond. With much of the DEP decision making taking place at the regional level, this program will also provide an opportunity to showcase the leadership of each of the four DEP regional offices.

This third meeting will feature the leadership of the Northeast Region and focus on the important issues and priorities of northeast Massachusetts.

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

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.

Keynote Address: Review of MassDEP Priorities:

  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Panel Moderator:

  • Michael J. Scipione, Member, EBC Board of Directors; President, Weston & Sampson Engineers

Update from the MassDEP Northeast Region Leadership Team:

  • Rachel Freed, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Water Resources
  • Stephen Johnson, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Susan Ruch, Deputy Regional Director, Bureau of Air and Waste
  • John Viola, Deputy Regional Director, Operations and Customer Service
  • Eric Worrall, Regional Director, Northeast Region

Program Details

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

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Before October 23 After October 23
EBC 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 Monday, October 23 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, October 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.