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Updated as of February 2, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of the EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Committee is to identify and address ocean and coastal resource issues and opportunities that are of concern and of interest to EBC members and their clients. Issues include but are not limited to legislative, regulatory and policy developments, innovative technologies, and business development opportunities at the federal, state, regional, and local level. These issues are addressed by providing objective information from up-to-date and reliable sources including government officials, technology developers, and business experts.

To implement this mission statement, the committee will:

  • Organize quarterly or monthly committee meetings where guest speakers can address topics of concern.
  • Organize morning, half day program and full day programs on major topics of concern.
  • Foster networking occasions that create opportunities for the EBC membership to engage with important stakeholders including existing and potential clients and other EBC members.
  • Organize focus groups to provide federal and state regulators, regional planners and policy makers with ideas, experiences and opinions on defined draft policies or regulations.
  • Create and foster an open and ongoing exchange with policy makers, legislators and regulators.

Program Topics include:bodypic13

  • Ocean Management Plans
  • Offshore Electrical Transmission
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Coastal and Offshore Hydrokinetics, including tidal and wave energy
  • Dredging and dredging material management
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Shoreline Change
  • Coastal Wetlands Management

And Work with Federal and State agencies that include:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management(BOEM)
  • Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council(CMRC)
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES)
  • National Ocean Council
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Committee Leadership

Committee Chair

Payson Whitney, Vice President
ESS Group, Inc.
100 Fifth Avenue 5th Floor, Waltham, MA  02451
781.419.7750  //  pwhitney@essgroup.com

Committee Vice Chair

Lisa Lefkovitz, Vice President | Senior Research Scientist
141 Longwater Place, Norwell, MA 02061
781.952.5238  //  lefkovitzl@battelle.org

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Committee Leadership team meet routinely with the committee chair to identify topics for future EBC programs. As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this committee.

Current members of the EBC Ocean & Coastal Resources Committee Leadership Team include:

Harlan M. Doliner, Vice President, Legal/Compliance
Senior Project Manager | Director, Marine Technology-Maritime Professionals Services Group
Mabbett & Associates, Inc.
5 Alfred Circle, Bedford, MA 01730-2318
781.275.6050  //  doliner@mabbett.com

Bob Hamilton, President
Woods Hole Group
81 Technology Park Drive, East Falmouth, MA  02536
508.540.8080  //  bhamilton@whgrp.com

Stacy Minihane, Senior Associate
Beals and Thomas, Inc.
32 Court Street, Plymouth, MA  02360
508.746.3288  //  sminihane@bealsandthomas.com

Jim Occhialini, Vice President of Technical Sales
Alpha Analytical
8 Walkup Drive, Westborough, MA  01581
505.898.9220  //  jocchialini@alphalab.com

Edward Sailer, Associate
Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
146 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT 06040
860.646.2469 x5377  //  esailer@fando.com

Michele Simoneaux, PWS, CESSWI, Senior Project Manager, Environmental Services
400 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
508.591.4348  //  Michele.Simoneaux@stantec.com

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