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EBC Dam Management Program: Emergency Action Planning

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
200 Crossing Blvd
Framingham, MA 01702

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

In accordance with current Massachusetts regulations, many if not most dam owners must prepare an Emergency Action Plan (EAP). The level of detail within the plan can vary depending upon the area to be impacted downstream of the dam in the event of a failure.  As with all types of emergency situations, many entities are necessary to provide the proper level of response to protect the public and respond to developing situations. The events surrounding the Oroville Dam in California, although on a much larger scale, remind us of the events that occurred locally in 2005, 2010, and 2012, and the potential impact dams can have on our communities. As dam professionals, owners, contractors, responders, and regulators, it is important that we are prepared for emergency situations; that we have the tools to protect the downstream resource areas, the public, and the downstream infrastructure.

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This EBC Dam Management Program will discuss the anatomy of an EAP, provide some explanation of what goes into dam break modeling, plan and provide lessons learned from a first immediate responders to an actual dam emergency, and what contractors consider in their construction phase EAPs.

Following the presentations, a question and answer panel discussion between presenters and attendees will take place.

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

  • Matthew Taylor, P.E., Co-Chair, EBC Dam Management Committee; Principal / Senior Vice President, GZA

Speaker Agenda

The Anatomy of an Emergency Action Plan

  • J. Matthew Bellisle, P.E., Senior Vice President, Pare Corporation

Dam Break Analysis and Mapping

  • Christine Suhonen, P.E., Water Resources Engineer, GZA

Real Time Emergency Response Lessons

  • Rick Ferreira, Emergency Management Director, City of Taunton

 Emergency Response During Construction

  • Dan Galante, Vice President, T Ford Construction

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Matthew Taylor of GZA.

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 November 15 Through November 27 After November 27
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $30 $50 $50
MACC Member: $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 Tuesday, November 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, November 28. 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.

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