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EBC Evening Program: Evolving Role of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office
September 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This EBC evening program will provide attendees insight into the ongoing and innovative activities of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; an agency important to the environmental business sector.
The guest speaker is Deirdre Buckley, Director of the MEPA Office. The Director will focus part of her presentation on climate change adaptation and resiliency programs and policies.
The MEPA Office conducts environmental impact reviews of certain projects requiring state agency action as required by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). On behalf of EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton, the MEPA Office conducts reviews of the environmental impacts of development projects and other activities that require one or more State Agency Actions and that exceed MEPA review thresholds, as specified in the MEPA regulations. State Agency Actions include the granting of state permits or licenses, providing state financial assistance, or transferring state-owned land.
Following the presentation there will be a moderated panel discussion with the speaker and thought leaders focusing on MEPA issues of concern. There will be ample time for participation from the audience.
Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
- Francis J. Hoey, Vice Chair – Membership, EBC Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, Tighe & Bond
- Deirdre Buckley, Assistant Secretary of Environmental Review and Director, Executive Office of Energy, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office
- Page Czepiga, Environmental Analyst
- Erin Flaherty, Program Coordinator
- Alex Strysky, Environmental Analyst