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RPS Opening New Boston Office

Posted October 12, 2017 by

Please join RPS at a cocktail reception to celebrate the opening of our Boston office.  Our new office is being managed by Kristen Magee and will specialize in:

  • Transaction Advisory Services
  • Regulatory Compliance/Permitting
  • Site Investigation/Remediation/Engineering
  • Real Estate & Facilities

Ms. Magee is Vice President of Transaction Services for RPS and has over 12 years of experience providing environmental management and consulting to a wide range of clients and industries. She specializes in advising US-based and international M&A and industrial clients on coordination, management and execution, and strategy associated with global mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She evaluates, prioritizes and estimates environmental liabilities and provides sound solutions and technical support for managing liabilities.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Brahmin
33 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116

We look forward to seeing you.


HMMH Sponsors AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference!

Posted October 5, 2017 by

HMMH is excited to announce that we are the sponsor of the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 11th at the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference in Savannah, Georgia. We are proud to support the organizations that have provided this platform to HMMH and our colleagues in the industry. We look forward to participating in the many AAAE and ACI-NA events to come.

Connect with us at our booth during exhibit hours; see what we’ve been working on, and enter to win a prize! If you can’t make it this year, be sure to keep up with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Take a look below to see what, and who, you can expect from HMMH at this year’s conference!

Session Highlights:

Moderator: Gene Reindel, Vice President

“Community Engagement” – Oct. 12, 11:15 am:

Airports and federal agencies will share stories of how they approached growth and change while balancing and understanding the effects on local stakeholders.

“Open Discussion on Research and Potential Implications” – Oct. 13, 1:30 pm:

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide comments and ideas for future research.

Moderator: Katherine Preston, ENV SP

“Operations Research to Address Noise” – Oct. 12, 10:30 am:

Attendees will hear from the FAA, an airport and an airline about some ongoing operations research projects that have the potential to reduce noise.

About HMMH

HMMH is an international leader in environmental and transportation planning including noise and vibration control, air quality analysis, airport and airspace planning, and climate and energy consulting. With three offices throughout the country, we serve government and private industry clients with a broad range of innovative and effective solutions. HMMH is certified as a Woman-Owned (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and is recognized as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, visiwww.hmmh.com.


Rubber Duckies Race to Raise Money for Science Education: Family Friendly Festival to Support the “e” inc. Museum – Saturday, Oct. 14

Posted October 4, 2017 by

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. – On Saturday, Oct. 14, 3,000 rubber ducks will be released into the Little Mystic Channel to race in the inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash. Funds raised through the family friendly festival, which will include music, food, fair games and science activities, will go to support the second rotating exhibit, “Our House: Rethinking Home in a Changing Climate,” at the newly opened “e” inc. Environment Science Discovery & Action Museum.

“e” inc. is the leading nonprofit bringing science and civics to youth and families in Metro Boston. The nonprofit’s Museum teaches visitors of all ages about the beings, biomes, resources and systems of our planet through a combination of hands-on experiences and traveling exhibits. “Our House” will offer children inspiration and ideas about how they can make changes to combat the challenges posed by climate change within their own homes and neighborhoods. The exhibit is slated to open in January, 2018.

How it works: Rubber ducks are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. Each duck will have a corresponding number for participants to monitor their progress during the race. The first place winner will receive a $350 cash award. Other Duck Dashers will have the opportunity to win prizes donated from local and Boston-based businesses.

“e” inc. will have fun fair games, science activities, and kite-making from recyclables. Amy Kucharik and the Second String Band will provide the music. Mediterranean cuisine from the Chubby Chickpea food truck will be available for purchase. The event goal is to raise $20,000.

The inaugural “e” inc. Duck Dash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the Little Mystic Channel in the Charlestown Navy Yard, located at 114 116th Street in Charlestown. The event will take place rain or shine (ducks love water)! For more information about the event and to purchase your lucky ducky, visit: http://www.eincmuseumtkts.org/duck-dash.


Allison Epstein
(617) 269-7171


Covanta Energy Awards SAK Environmental Solid Waste Ban Compliance Contract

Posted September 20, 2017 by

SAK Environmental was recently selected by Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable solid waste management and energy production, to manage their solid waste ban compliance program at its three (3) Massachusetts waste-to-energy facilities.  With this award, SAK now manages similar programs at all six (6) waste-to-energy plants in Massachusetts.

SAK provides independent inspection of each facility’s in-coming municipal solid waste stream, which is used as fuel to generate electricity, for excessive amounts of paper, cardboard, metal, yard and food waste, plastic, and other recyclable material dubbed “waste ban” material. With over 50% of the trash generation in Massachusetts fueling these facilities, the data SAK collects reveals the status of state recycling efforts.  Additionally, SAK’s work allows Covanta to earn carbon credits under the Massachusetts Green Communities Act with proceeds from credit sales funding private and public recycling programs.

“This is important work and reinforces our commitment to sustainability services, and to supporting leading companies like Covanta Energy in doing the same” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.

About SAK Environmental LLC (www.sakenvironmental.com) – SAK Environmental is a privately owned environmental consulting business founded in 2003 and based in North Andover, Massachusetts.  We specialize in pollution assessment and remediation, sustainable development, environmental support during construction, and environmental permitting and compliance.  Our approach is to deliver technically sound advice and practical solutions enabling our clients to proceed with their initiatives with confidence and peace of mind.  We strive to promote sustainable development and environmentally compatible business practices to allow business, industry and communities to thrive.

SAK Environmental | info@sakenvironmental.com | 231 Sutton Street

North Andover, MA  01845 | phone: 978-688-7804  | fax: 978-688-7801



W.L. French announces MassDEP renewal of W. L. French’s Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project

Posted September 18, 2017 by

W.L. French announces MassDEP renewal of W. L. French’s Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project located in Tewksbury, MA ~  renewal effective September 14th 2017. 

The Reuse Facility is accepting large volumes of < RCS – 1 soils through November 2017. 

The continuance of this ACO allows for grading and shaping completion for St. Mary’s future cemetery expansion. 

St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project was the first ACO permitted facility in the State of Massachusetts in 2013.

For pricing and disposal options please email soils@wlfrench.com or contact us at 978.663.2623.

For more information on our second ACO Permitted reuse/reclamation facility in Dudley, MA accepting BOTH < RCS -1 and -2 soils – please see our website at http://www.wlfrench.com/dudley-reclamation-project-123-oxford-avenue-dudley-ma/

For more information, please contact Lisa Kelley at 978-663-2623 or email at lkelley@wlfrench.com


Lisa Kelley  |  Principal

W.L. French Excavating Corporation  | 3 Survey Circle | North Billerica, MA | 978-663-2623

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