EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Webinar: Climate Change and the MCP – Resilient Cleanups in a Changing World


Date: July 28, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

The effects of climate change in Massachusetts will take different forms including changes in precipitation, sea level rise, rising temperatures and extreme weather.  Upcoming amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan include provisions intended to emphasize that these anticipated effects of climate change are relevant to site assessment, and the selection and maintenance of Permanent Solutions under Chapter 21E.

For this EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment program, a representative of DEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup will discuss implementation of the amendments to the MCP relating to climate change, and an LSP will examine how some more commonly-recognized climate change impacts might affect decision-making under the MCP.  Finally, we will be introduced to the use of models for predicting the nature and extent of climate-change impacts.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 MassDEP regulatory credit hours from the Massachusetts LSP Board.

Final Agenda – Site Remediation Webinar – Climate Change and the MCP


Program Chair:

  • Thomas G. Fiore, Of Counsel, PretiFlaherty

Speaker Agenda:

MCP Regulatory Approach to Climate Impacts at Disposal Sites

  • Ken Marra, PE, Program & Policy Development, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Prioritizing and Informing Resilient Design through Climate Change Modeling

  • Joseph Famely, Senior Environmental Scientist, Woods Hole Group

Municipal LSP Perspective – Vulnerability and Risk Evaluation

  • Michele Paul, Director of Resilience and Environmental Stewardship, City of New Bedford

LSP Site Example & Case Study

  • David Foss, Senior Vice President – Principal Geologist, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.

Attendee List

Caroline Armstrong BETA Group, Inc. Engineering Designer
Marylou Armstrong BETA Group, Inc. Vice President
Randi Augustine MassDEP
David Austin AECOM Project Manager
David Billo Sovereign Consulting Inc. Office Manager
Jim Bossange
Susan Chapnick Town of Arlington / NEH Chair, Conservation Commission
Yee Cho
Michael Cronan Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Guy Dalton GZA Associate Principal – Office Manager
Lawrence Feldman GZA Senior Principal
Jeanine Grachuk Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Principal
Stella Keck Roux Associates Staff Scientist
Neal Kelly Atane Consulting Environmental Manager, LSP
Richard LaMothe NRC East / US Ecology LSP, Senior Project Manager
Daniel Martin WSP Manager
Clifford Pascarella CMBG3 LAW Attorney
Dianne Phillips Holland & Knight LLP Partner
Flora Su GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Engineer I

The available presentations from the EBC Site Remediation & Redevelopment Webinar: Climate Change and the MCP completed on July 28, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Site Remediation Webinar – Climate Change and the MCP

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