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February – March 2018

Feb
21
Wed
EBC Ascending Professionals Committee Charity Networking Night in Support of Rosie’s Place @ Brewer's Tap & Table
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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The EBC Ascending Professionals Committee would like to invite you to attend our first annual Charity Networking event, hosted at Brewer’s Tap and Table in Waltham, MA. This is a great opportunity to come together and support a reputable and important local charity, while building relationships with other professionals within the environmental space. We will be offering a complimentary drink ticket along with an array of food options to nosh. Our host offers farm-to table food and an extensive local craft beer list! This industrial-chic restaurant is the perfect place to network with other ascending professionals while contributing to an important cause! We also welcome attendees to anonymously share their ideas of a charity option that we can contribute to next year, this will be stored in a locked suggestion box.

Thanks to our generous hosts at Brewer’s Tap & Table for donating the night’s venue, and to our sponsor contributions. We are excited to donate proceeds to Rosie’s Place of Boston, MA.

Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Read more about Rosie’s Place’s programs and services for poor and homeless women at www.rosiesplace.org.

Join us and expect to meet a new peer, strengthen your networking skills, experience an exciting new location, all while benefitting a great cause!

Convenient parking is available at the Embassy Parking Garage located directly behind the building, ample street parking options, and two other municipal parking lots within a quarter of a mile. Bus commuters can be dropped off directly in front of Brewer’s Tap & Table or the Local Waltham MBTA station.

If you are interested in sponsoring this charity night, please reach out to EBC Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Jackson Bailey, at jbailey@ebcne.org, or call the EBC office at (617) 505-1818.

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Cristina Mendoza, Environmental Scientist II/Sustainability Consultant, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.
  • Michael Shea, Account Manager, Resource Options, Inc.

Program Details

Registration, Networking: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Charity Event: 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration: $25 – Proceeds will go to Rosie’s Place in Boston, MA. Additional donations are optional, but encouraged!

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 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 Wednesday, February 21. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Feb
27
Tue
EBC Site Redevelopment and Remediation Program: Evaluation and Closure of NAPL Sites @ Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

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You are invited to attend this EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program to gain insight into non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) evaluation and site closure.

Although mostly specific to Massachusetts and NAPL guidance, and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), many of the principles to be presented are applicable to NAPL sites elsewhere. An overview of the NAPL MCP regulation changes in 2014 and case studies will be presented, along with a residential setting case study. Furthermore, an introduction to LNAPL transmissivity, one of the key lines of evidence for closure of NAPL sites, will be provided.

There will be ample time for open discussion and Q & A with attendees.

LSP Credits: EBC has submitted this program to the LSP Board for approval of 2.0 technical credits. Please check in at the registration table the morning of the program if you are interested in receiving LSP credits.

Program Chair:

  • David. G. Austin, LSP, LEP, PG, Technical Leader, AECOM

Speaker Agenda:

NAPL – A Regulatory Evolution and Case Study Implications

  • Matthew P. Heil, P.E., LSP, Project Director and Associate, Sanborn Head & Associates

Navigating the MassDEP LNAPL Guidance Document: A Case Study and Introduction to LNAPL Transmissivity

  • Steven Gaito, Project Manager, AECOM

The Duplex Dilemma: Two Owners, Two Insurance Companies, A Half-Dozen Inquiring Minds and One UST

  • Jack Mannix, LSP, Senior Project Manager, EndPoint LLC

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Jonathan Kitchen, Chair of the EBC Site Redevelopment and Remediation Committee, and Senior Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants.

Continuing Education: EBC awards general continuing education credits for this meeting (2.0 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. – 10:30 a.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through February 23 After February 23
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 Friday, February 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 Monday, February 26. 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.

 

Mar
1
Thu
EBC 4th Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Southern New England @ Sheraton Hotel
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor:

Thank you to the Collaborating Organization:

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Casella’s Landfill expansion in Southbridge is no longer viable and the 405,600 TPY landfill is scheduled to close in 2018. Charleton’s private well contamination is being addressed by the installation of a $10M new waterline from Southbridge into Charleton. Waste Management’s Chicopee 365,000 TPY landfill will be closed in 2018. Waste Management’s Taunton 120,120 TPY landfill will be closed in 2020. Covanta’s 101,125 TPY CMW landfill will be closed in 2020. Over 900,000 TPY of disposal capacity in the State will be gone in two years. That’s almost 3,000 tons per day of disposal capacity GONE! At the same time, we continue to generate millions of tons of contaminated soils and there is less than 1,000,000 tons of capacity remaining for Comm 97-01 soils. Long haul rail transfer continues to dominate and drive Massachusetts State Master Planning. Our MSW is pouring across the northern border to New Hampshire and westerly to New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, yet the Rhode Island and Maine borders remain closed to our MSW export. Vermont is down to one landfill way up on the Canadian border and most of our processed wood from Massachusetts is hauled past the Canadian border into Quebec.

Attendees at the annual “Talking Trash” conference will hear from key business stakeholders Waste Management, Republic, Casella, Covanta, MIRA and Wheelabrator, and from MassDEP, who will discuss the impending shortfall of disposal capacity anticipated in Massachusetts (and New England) in the next five years as well as planning efforts to address our long term disposal. Learn about these impending closures, about the planned rail haul facilities, and how the shifting of tons will cause major changes in New England’s solid waste industry. Join us to gain an understanding of the pros and cons of the alternatives and the decision making needed so as to allow Massachusetts to better control its future.

Conference Chair:

  • David Murphy, P.E., Chair, EBC Solid Waste Management Committee; Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Speakers:

  • Greg Cooper, Division Director, Business Compliance and Recycling, Bureau of Air & Waste, MassDEP
  • Ron St. Angelo, Town Manager, Southbridge, Massachusetts
  • Mark Van Weelden, Business Manager, Covanta Energy

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by David Murphy of Tighe & Bond.

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 February 15 Through February 27 After February 27
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $35 $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, February 27 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, February 28. 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.

Mar
6
Tue
EBC Rhode Island Program: Legislative Briefing on Energy and Environmental Initiatives @ Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Room 300
Mar 6 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

This EBC Rhode Island program will provide an overview of both the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Office of Energy Resource’s top initiatives and a briefing on key bills and issues before the State of Rhode Island in the 2018 Session. The program will focus on legislation that impacts the environmental and energy sectors, particularly in the waste, climate change, recycling, utility, and renewable energy industries.

Program Chair:

  • Rick Mandile, Chair, EBC Rhode Island Chapter; Principal, SAGE Environmental

Speaker Agenda:

Environmental Legislative Initiatives

  • Joseph Masino, Legislative Liaison, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Energy Legislative Initiatives

  • Christopher Kearns, Legislative Liaison & Chief, Program Development, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Rick Mandile of SAGE Environmental.

General 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 Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through March 2 After March 2
EBC Member: $40 $60
Non-Member: $60 $80
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, March 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 Monday, March 5. 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.

Mar
7
Wed
EBC Water Resources Program: NPDES Primacy for MassDEP and NHDES @ CDM Smith
Mar 7 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program can be administered either by states or federally by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Massachusetts and New Hampshire are two of only three non-delegated states in the country where the NPDES program is administered by the EPA. This timely EBC Water Resources Program (occurring the week a House Bill on this topic will be decided in Massachusetts) will examine the potential for delegating this authority to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES).

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.

Program Chair:

  • Virginia Roach, P.E., Vice President, CDM Smith

Speakers:

  • Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Planning, MassDEP
  • Douglas Fine, Assistant Commissioner, Water Resources, MassDEP
  • Philip Guerin, President and Chairman, Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Virginia Roach of CDM Smith.

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  ——–> Through March 5 After March 5
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, March 5 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, March 6. 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.

EBC Professional Development Program: Chapter 91 for the Ascending Professional – An Advanced Introduction @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This EBC Ascending Professionals Program will bring young professionals together to find out more about Chapter 91, “the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act.” The speakers will describe the various roles involving Chapter 91, including the role of lawyers and the courts in Chapter 91 licensing, the role of consulting firms in Chapter 91 licensing, and the role of the State in project oversight and regulation.

Join EBC for this entry-level event to find out more about Chapter 91 and the processes involved. There will be ample time for open discussion and Q & A with attendees.

What is “Chapter 91?”

The Commonwealth’s primary tool for protection and promotion of public use of its tidelands and other waterways is Massachusetts General Law Chapter 91, the waterways licensing program. The Commonwealth formally established the program in 1866, but the philosophy behind Chapter 91 dates back to the earliest days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, most notably in the Colonial Ordinances of 1641-1647.

The Colonial Ordinances codified the “public trust doctrine,” a legal principle that dates back nearly 2000 years, which holds that the air, the sea and the shore belong not to any one person, but rather to the public at large.

The oldest program of its kind in the nation, Chapter 91 regulates activities on both coastal and inland waterways, including construction, dredging and filling in tidelands, great ponds and certain rivers and streams.

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Jessica Bardi, Esquire, Buchanan & Associates
  • Carley Przystac, Water Resource Specialist, VHB, Inc.
  • Fiona Vardy, Environmental Planner, Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Lynch, Program Chief, Waterways & Chapter 91, MassDEP Water Resources Programs
  • Jamy B. Madeja, Environmental Permitting & Land Use Lawyer, Buchanan & Associates
  • Daniel Padien, Senior Environmental Scientist, Chapter 91 Waterways Licensing, VHB, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion featuring the Chapter 91 speakers.

Program Details

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

Registration: $20

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5 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 Wednesday, March 7. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Mar
13
Tue
EBC Energy Resources Program: Update from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Leadership @ Brown Rudnick LLP
Mar 13 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

This EBC Energy Resources Program will feature leadership from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) who will provide an update on programs and initiatives for 2018. The keynote speaker is Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Daloiso, who will speak alongside Senior Leadership from the MassCEC.

Discussion Panel: Following presentations by CFO Daloisio and MassCEC staff, Briony Angus, Vice Chair of EBC’s Energy Resources Committee, will moderate a question and answer discussion between presenters and attendees.

Program Chair:

  • Briony Angus, Vice Chair, EBC Energy Resources Committee; Senior Project Manager/Associate, Tighe & Bond

Keynote Speaker:

  • Jennifer Daloisio, Chief Financial Officer, MassCEC

MassCEC Leadership Speakers:

  • Meg Howard, Project Manager, Renewable Thermal
  • Peter McPhee, Program Director, Renewable Thermal
  • Kavita Ravi, Director of Strategic Analysis

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  ——–> Through March 9 After March 9
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, March 9 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, March 12. 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.

 

 

 

Mar
14
Wed
EBC Executive Committee Meeting @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This meeting information is for the EBC Board of Directors.

Please join us for the March 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 Annual Evening Program with MassDEP Commissioner Suuberg: A Review of MassDEP Programs and Priorities for 2018 @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Louis D. Brandeis Conference Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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This EBC evening program will feature Martin Suuberg, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. His keynote presentation will focus on the DEP programs, priorities, and implementation strategies for 2018 and beyond that reflect those issues that are critical to the mission and strategic environmental and energy goals of the Baker administration under the leadership of EOEEA Secretary Matthew Beaton.

Moderated Discussion: Following the Commissioner’s presentation, Bob Cox, Vice Chair of the EBC, will moderate an open discussion with the audience on issues of concern to the EBC membership and their clients.

Keynote Presentation:

MassDEP’s Challenges and Opportunities for 2018 and Beyond

  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MassDEP

Program Moderator:

  • Robert D. Cox, Jr., Vice Chair of Programming, EBC Board of Directors; Managing Partner, Bowditch & Dewey LLP

Moderated Discussion: Following the Commissioner’s presentation, Bob Cox, Vice Chair of the EBC, and Managing Partner for Bowditch & Dewey LLP, will moderate an open discussion with the audience on issues of concern to the EBC membership and their clients.

Program Details

Registration, Hors d’Oeuvres: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through March 13 After March 13
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, March 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 Tuesday, March 13. 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.