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EBC Rhode Island Program: The State of Stormwater in Rhode Island – Water Quality, Stormwater Permits & Sea Level Rise

May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Room 300
235 Promenade St
Providence, RI 02908

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The state of RI waters, climate change and sea level rise, coastal resilience, forth coming MS4 regulations and the draft MSGP permit – these are all issues that currently face Rhode Islanders that are connected to stormwater. This EBC Rhode Island Chapter program will provide attendees with an update on the status of stormwater in RI including: the state of stormwater in New England from the U.S. EPA Region 1, the RI Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance initiatives and Industrial Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) from the State of RI perspective, and sea level rise impacts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service representative.

This EBC Rhode Island program will provide the opportunity to hear from the original permit writers and regulatory officials on the proposed new requirements and from scientists on anticipated impacts and changes to stormwater in RI that should be considered when evaluating your stormwater management needs.

Final Agenda – The State of Stormwater in Rhode Island – Water Quality, Stormwater Permits & Sea Level Rise

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.

General 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.



Program Chair:

  • Cynthia Baumann, P.E., BCEE, CFM, Principal, CDM Smith

Speaker Agenda:

State of Stormwater in New England

  • Thelma Murphy, Chief, Stormwater and Construction Permits Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Water Quality in Rhode Island

  • Elizabeth Scott, Deputy Chief, Surface Water Protection, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Managament

2018 RI Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) Reissuance Update

  • Margarita Chatterton, Senior Sanitary Engineer, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Joseph Haberek, P.E., Supervising Sanitary Engineer, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

RI Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit Initiatives

  • Jennifer Stout, Senior Sanitary Engineer, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual and RI Construction General Permit Reissuance Update

  • Eric Beck, P.E., Chief of Groundwater and Freshwater Wetlands, Office of Water Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Climate Change in New England

  • David Vallee, Hydrologist-in-Charge, National Weather Service

Coastal Green and Resilient Infrastructure Project in RI

  • Pam Rubinoff, Associate Coastal Manager, Coastal Resilience Extension Specialist, Coastal Resource Center, University of Rhode Island

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Cindy Baumann of CDM Smith.


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 April 30,After April 30
EBC Member:,$60,$80


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 Monday, April 30 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 Tuesday, May 1. 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.

Attendee List

Brent Beauchene
Chelsea Bierkan Woodard & Curran Project Engineer
David Boyes HDR Senior Project Manager
Nasser Brahim Kleinfelder Senior Climiate Change Planner
Kerry Britt Narragansett Bay Commission Pretreatment Manager
Brian Card RIRRC Director of Engineering
Joseph Carmody Apex Company LLC Staff scientist
Renee Codega vhb Senior Engineer
Dylan Conlon EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc., PBC Engineer
James Crowley Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney
Ryan DaPonte GZA Engineer
Robert Daylor Tetra Tech Senior Vice President
Sarah DeSimone GZA Environmental Scientist
Sheila Dormody
Jessica Frascotti Clean Ocean Access Program Coordinator
Chelsea Glinka VHB Environmental Scientist
Roger Gosciminski ESS Group, Inc. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
Rowan Hayes GZA GeoEnvironmental Environmental Engineer
Lance Hill Pare Corporation Managing Engineer
Nicole Iannuzzi BETA Senior Project Manager
Jacqueline Kelley State of Rhode Island Associate Director
Kelly Knee RPS ASA Technical Director
Briscoe Lang Pare Corporation Principal Environmental Scientist
Laura Lefebvre TRC Senior Project Manager
Jared Linhares BETA Engineer
Jim Lyons Rinker Materials Sales Manager
Nancy Marshall Ransom Consulting, Inc. Project Manager
Shawn Martin Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Vice President
Alan McLevy Wilcox & Barton, Inc. Senior Environmental Engineer
Matt Medeiros Read Custom Soils Sales
Eric Monkiewicz VHB Project Manager
Robert Otoski CDM Smith Associate
Lisa Philo University of RI Communications Specialist
Kristina Richards Woodard & Curran Project Manager
John Siedel Apex Company LLC Project Manager
Andrew Silvia City of Pawtucket Chief of Project Development
Emily Tully Tighe & Bond Environmental Planner
Melissa Wilson Roux Associates Staff Engineer
John Zuba Narragansett Bay Commission Permits Manager