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February – March 2017

Feb
28
Tue
EBC Annual “Talking Trash” Conference: Solid Waste Management in Southern New England @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

Due to increased demand and a continuously changing marketplace, the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee has shifted this annual EBC Solid Waste Program from its typical September timeline to late February 2017. Critical developments include Casella’s Landfill in Southbridge expansion is getting lots of pushback, Charleton’s private well contamination is front and center, Chicopee’s Landfill is closing soon, and long haul rail transfer continues to dominate and drive the Massachusetts State Solid Waste Master Planning.

This EBC Solid Waste Program will provide a new update on the state of end-of-the-line disposal, including rail transfer, not only for municipal Solid Waste generated in Massachusetts, but also for the broader waste streams that include C&D residuals, biomass, contaminated soils, ash, disaster debris, special wastes, difficult-to-manage/bulky items, and recyclables processing residuals.

At this program you will hear from key stakeholders from industry and government who will discuss the impending shortfall of disposal capacity anticipated in Massachusetts (and New England) in the next five years. Learn about the recent Southbridge Landfill issues, the Taunton Expansion, the Chicopee shutdown, the recent outage at the Saugus Waste to Energy Plant, and how the shifting of tons around causes rapid changes and collaboration in the 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.

Each speaker will be asked to provide both an update on their highlighted facility but to also speak to their perspective on how their project/company is addressing the larger solid waste disposal dilemma.

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

  • David Murphy, P.E., Vice President, Tighe & Bond

MassDEP Overview of Capacity Analysis

  • Greg Cooper, Division Director, Business Compliance and Recycling, Bureau of Air & Waste, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Southbridge Expansion Status

  • Andrew Pelletier, Director, Health Department, Town of Southbridge, MA
  • Ron San Angelo, Town Manager, Town of Southbridge, MA

Wheelabrator Outage & Landfill Expansion

  • John Farese, Wheelabrator Technologies

Covanta Energy Storage Project

  • Mark Van Weelden, Haverhill WTE, Covanta

Overview of Republic’s New England Operation

  • Christopher October, P.E., Environmental Manager, Republic Services Inc.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Program: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Individual Registration
EBC / SWANA SNE Member: $120 – additional late fee of $20 after February 22
Non-Member: $165 – additional late fee of $20 after February 22
Government/Non-Profit: $50

Register by February 14 and receive $20 off the EBC / SWANA SNE Member and Non-Member registration fees!
Discount applied during online registration. Does not apply to the Government/Nonprofit or Subsidized Rates.

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

Online Registration is Closed
Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee. Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on February 27.

 

Mar
16
Thu
EBC Evening Program: Annual Review of the MassDEP Programs and Priorities @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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 2017 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.

General 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.

Program Chair and Moderator

Robert D. Cox, Jr., Vice-Chair of Programming, EBC Board of Directors; Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLC

Keynote Presentation

Mass DEP’s Challenges and Opportunities for 2017 and Beyond

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

 

Program Details

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

Individual Registration
EBC Member: $50 – additional late fee of $20 after March 14
Non-Member: $80 – additional late fee of $20 after March 14
Government/Non-Profit: $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, March 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 March 16. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee.

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Subsidized Registration

Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door. Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

EBC Members Only – Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

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

Mar
22
Wed
Hot Topics in the Environmental Industry – Hosted by the EBC Young Environmental Professionals at Tufts University @ Tufts University - Alumnae Lounge - Aidekman Arts Center
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thank you to our Sponsor

The EBC Young Environmental Professionals Committee has put together an evening program and networking event on the Tufts Campus. Professionals of all stripes, and students, are welcome to attend! View the Attendee List

The program will include a presentation from EBC Board Member Pat Sheehan, Senior Vice President with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., on current “hot topics” in the environmental industry:

  • Emerging site contaminants and exposure pathways
  • Climate change and flood vulnerability
  • Managing our water resources
  • Stormwater management
  • Alternative energy and energy infrastructure

The program will include ample time for networking among the environmental industry professionals and graduate and undergraduate students.

Program Chair

  • Danielle Sylvia, Leadership Team, EBC Young Environmental Professionals; Environmental Engineer, Golder Associates Inc. (Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Tufts University)

Speaker

  • Pat Sheehan, Senior Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Pat Sheehan has been with GZA for 22 years and is a Principal of the firm. His areas of specialization are environmental engineering, site investigation, remediation system design and construction, construction management and remedial feasibility assessment. Sheehan earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. Sheehan, a professional engineer licensed in MA, also serves on the Board of Directors of GZA.

Program Details

Registration, Networking, Refreshments: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (arrive when you can)
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Professional Registration (any company affiliation): $25
Student Registration (
any school affiliation): $5
Job Seeker (
not a student, not working): $5

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Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Online registration closes at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door – check or credit card payments accepted. NO CASH.

Mar
31
Fri
EBC Forecasting Industry Trends for Environment, Energy & Climate Sectors @ CDM Smith
Mar 31 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC future markets program will focus on both near and long term business development opportunities for energy and environmental engineering and consulting businesses. Three major market areas that will be explored include:

  • Climate Change Business Drivers
  • Trends for the Energy and Renewable Energy Industries
  • Trends for the Environmental Services Industry (air, water, solid waste, etc.)

The program will also reflect on the implications of the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections and their potential impact on future energy, environmental, and climate change policy initiatives.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion to provide program participants ample opportunity to ask the presenters to elaborate on issues of concern.

Plan to attend this EBC program to gain a greater understanding of growth areas for your company and to enhance your strategic planning process.

Keynote Presentations

From the 2016 Election: Four Scenarios to 2020 in a Trump-Ryan Government
Impact on Climate Change, Environmental and Energy Policies

Andrew Paterson, Principal, Verdigris Capital

Climate Change Driven Business Opportunities

Jim Hight, Editor, Climate Change Business Journal

Energy and Renewable Energy Market Opportunities
Reflections on Energy and Renewable Energy Markets with highlights on the major programs for growth and development in New England

Paul J. Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.

Environmental Industry Markets: Focusing on Engineering and Consulting
Key industry trends for the environmental engineering and consulting industry. What is driving the market and how it is changing.

Paul Zofnass, President, Environmental Financial Consulting Group, Inc.

Program Details

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

Individual Registration
EBC Member: $120 – additional late fee of $20 after March 29
Non-Member: $165 – additional late fee of $20 after March 29
Government/Non-Profit: $50

Register by February 15 and receive $20 off the EBC Member and Non-Member registration fees!
Discount applied during online registration. Does not apply to the Government/Nonprofit or Subsidized Rates.

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, March 29 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door. Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

EBC Members Only – Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

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