EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar: Environmental Justice in the Solid Waste Industry


Date: May 24, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

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

One of the most important developments in our communities and our businesses is the focus and attention on the issues of environmental justice. While there has been an awareness and attention to environmental justice in the past, the recent regulatory changes to weave environmental justice considerations into all environmental permitting has elevated these issues to the forefront of all project planning exercises.

In the specific area of solid waste facility permitting, environmental justice presents some distinct challenges: How to address EJ concerns on historic parcels that already enjoy a site assignment? To what extent should the industry address potential EJ concerns that may arise from out-of-state disposal facilities that might not have the same level of attention and scrutiny on environmental justice issues?

In this EBC Solid Waste Management program, the goal is to take a close look at environmental justice issues in the solid waste sector. Our presenters will provide a nuts & bolts discussion of the practical considerations that project proponents need to address in the permitting contexts. We will also explore the implications for continuing operations under current permit approvals and the implications for the regions’ increasing reliance on out-of-state disposal.

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

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 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 “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Peter F. Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, P.C.
  • David Murphy, Vice President, Tighe & Bond
Speaker Agenda:

EJ Outreach and Permitting: New MEPA Requirements

  • Tracy Adamski, AICP, Vice President, Tighe & Bond

Legal Basis of EJ Requirements

  • Thomas A. Mackie, Member, EBC Board of Directors; Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, P.C.

Case Studies: EJ Analysis & Outreach

  • A.J. Jablonowski, PE, Principal, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Ida Weiss, Staff Engineer, Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Environmental Justice, Community Engagement & Investment

  • Scott Henderson, Senior Director of Government Relations, Covanta
  • Alyssa Wilds, Manager, Community Engagement, Covanta

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar: Environmental Justice in the Solid Waste Industry completed on May 24 2022, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Solid Waste Management Webinar: Environmental Justice in the Solid Waste Industry

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

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