EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar: MEPA & EJ 101 – Crossing the Professional Threshold

Details

Date: March 1, 2023

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Thank you to our Program Partner:

WTS – Boston Chapter

This EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar will help introduce new practitioners and professionals to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (“MEPA”) and its recent incorporation of Environmental Justice (“EJ”) principles. This program will teach you about MEPA’s background and purpose, when it applies to projects, and the necessary filings and materials to ensure compliance. It will also cover the new Environmental Justice Protocols, which became effective on January 1, 2022, and the most recent regulatory amendments, which became effective January 6, 2023. These Protocols and regulations created new obligations for Proponents, including additional public involvement and analysis. This program will also explore some of the tools available to you, such as the Environmental Monitor and the EJ Maps Viewer. The MEPA & EJ 101 Webinar will provide perspectives from a variety of MEPA practitioners and technical advisors.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (1.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Chairs:
  • Jessica Bardi, Associate, Robinson + Cole
  • Julie Goldberg, Environmental Planner, VHB, Inc.
Program Speakers:

MEPA Legal Basics

  • Jonathan Schaefer, Partner, Robinson + Cole

Overview of MEPA EJ Protocols, Lessons Learned, and Mapping Tools

  • Tori Kim, Director, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA)
  • Page Czepiga, Assistant Director and Environmental Justice Point of Contact, MEPA

MEPA Benefits & Challenges: A User’s Perspective

  • Stephanie Kruel, Senior Regulatory and Resilience Advisor, VHB

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar: MEPA & EJ 101 – Crossing the Professional Threshold can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Ascending Professionals Webinar: MEPA & EJ 101 – Crossing the Professional Threshold

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Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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