EBC Water Resources Program: Massachusetts NPDES Primacy


Date: March 7, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program can be administered either by states or federally by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Massachusetts is one of only four non-delegated states in the country where the NPDES program is administered by the EPA. This timely EBC Water Resources Program (occurring the week a House Bill on this topic will be decided in Massachusetts) will examine the potential for delegating this authority to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

Final Agenda – EBC Water Resources Program Massachusetts NPDES Primacy

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:

  • Virginia Roach, P.E., Vice President, CDM Smith

Speaker Agenda:

The Massachusetts Regulatory Perspective

  • Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Planning, MassDEP
  • Douglas Fine, Assistant Commissioner, Water Resources, MassDEP

The Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship Position

  • Philip Guerin, President and Chairman, Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Virginia Roach of CDM Smith.

Attendee List

Thomas Champion State Auditor/Div. of Local Mandates Policy Analyst
Jason Coy CDM Smith Civil Engineer
Marc Gabriel Nitsch Engineering Project Manager
Jane Madden CDM Smith Senior Vice President
Nancy Marshall Ransom Consulting, Inc. Project Manager
Natalie Pommersheim Environmental Partners Senior Project Scientist
George Preble Beals and Thomas, Inc. President
Gabby Queenan Massachusetts Rivers Alliance Policy Director
Marian Rambelle CDW Consultants, Inc. Sr. Environmental Engineer
Corey Schutzman BSC Group Project Manager
Karlis Skulte Civil & Environmental Consultants Principal
Spence Smith CH2M now Jacobs Principal Technologist/PM
Margaret Van Deusen Charles River Watershed Association Deputy Director
Dianne Velardocchia CDM Smith Environmental Engineer
Christopher Walton Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
David Young CDM Smith Vice President



The available presentations from the EBC Water Resources Program: Massachusetts NPDES Primacy completed on March 7, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Water Resources Program – Massachusetts NPDES Primacy

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