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Health Care II Seminar: Solid Waste Management Issues for New England Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
October 14, 2005 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Details: Plan to attend this program to learn about the latest developments in the management of medical waste, hazardous and radioactive waste and solid waste at New England’s hospitals and health care facilities. Learn about alternative available technologies for managing these waste streams. A continental breakfast will be served.
This Networking event will also provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their services or equipment with a table top display.
|7:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:20 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction: Kevin McManus, EBI Consulting|
|8:30 a.m.||Regulatory Update from the US EPA
Speaker: Lisa Papetti,
Senior RCRA Enforcement Coordinator
US EPA New England
|9:00 a.m.||Massachusetts Construction and Demolition Debris Ban
Speaker: Peggy Harlow, Chief
Commercial Waste Reduction Branch
Massachusetts DEPLearn about MassDEP’s recently promulgated C&D debris waste ban on asphalt paving, brick, concrete, metal and wood and what impact this regulatory change will and will not have on facilities and facility managers.
|9:20 a.m.||Resource Management-Innovative Solid Waste Contracting Method
Speaker: Julia Wolfe
Commercial Waste Reduction Planner
Massachusetts DEPResource Management contracting (RM) is a contracting method that uses incentives to increase recycling and lower disposal costs. Come hear how the MassDEP has worked with the Shattuck Hospital to initiate, go out to bid, and award an RM contract which is saving them $11,000/year.
|9:45 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|10:15 a.m.||Preparing for the Audit
Speaker: Donald D. Cooper, Nixon Peabody LLP
|10:45 a.m.||Waste Management Issues & Concerns – Control, Costs & Compliance
Speaker: Lawrence G. Doucet, P.E., DEE
Assistant Vice President-Director of Environmental Engineering & Health Services
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.Major waste management, treatment and disposal issues and problems at New England hospitals and health care facilities will be reviewed. Learn about recommendations for improving waste program management procedures, for reducing waste management and disposal costs, and for helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Also included will be a review of current medical waste treatment technologies and recommendations for determining best technologies for individual facilities.
|11:15 a.m.||Real Time Waste Management in the Health Care Facility
Speaker: Gerry Beland
Northeast District Sales Manager
Onyx Environmental Services
|11:45 a.m.||Open Discussion with all Presenters
Moderated by: Kevin McManus, EBI,Inc.
|Kevin R. McManus
Senior Program Director EBI Consulting
4 A Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Mr. McManus has 21 years of environmental management and consulting experience within industry, public utilities and government agencies. As a former director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s industrial pretreatment program, he was responsible for compliance with EPA pretreatment regulations and federal/state permit conditions related to industrial wastewater permitting, health and safety, toxics management and emergency response. At EBI, he is a Senior Program Director specializing in the implementation of environmental compliance and waste management programs for dental, health care, institutional and biotechnology facilities. Mr. McManus holds BA and MA degrees in marine resource management and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
Northeast District Sales Manager Onyx Environmental Services
398 Cedar Hill Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
|Donald D. Cooper, Esq. Partner Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Donald Cooper’s practice is in environmental law and land use planning. He is a registered professional civil engineer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He advises clients on environmental compliance, permitting and litigation on a broad range of environmental and land use issues.
|Lawrence G. Doucet, P.E., DEE
Assistant Vice President-Director of Environmental Engineering & Health Services Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Five Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Branch Chief – Commercial Waste Reduction Massachusetts DEP
1 Winter Street
Peggy Harlow is the Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction at the MassDEP. Her branch develops and implements programs and policies related to the Solid Waste Master Plan s waste reduction and recycling goals for businesses, institutions and industry in Massachusetts. Ms. Harlow has over 15 years experience in public sector environmental planning, including positions with the both the State of Connecticut, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Senior RCRA Enforcement Coordinator US EPA New England
1 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Lisa Papetti has worked at the USEPA in the RCRA program for sixteen years.
In addition to being the Senior Enforcement Coordinator for RCRA, she is the Massachusetts State Coordinator. She has her BS in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University.
Commercial Waste Reduction Coordinator MA Department of Environmental Protection
One Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Julia Wolfe currently works as the Commercial Waste Reduction Coordinator for the MassDEP. She assists in developing state policy and programs for commercial sector waste reduction programs. Her current areas of focus include resource management contracting, the Supermarket Organics Recycling Network, and the Massachusetts WasteWise Program.
Health Care Assistance Coordinator US EPA – New England
1 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Janet Bowen currently works in the Assistance and Pollution Prevention Program with the healthcare sector at the US EPA New England. Since 1998, she has worked with the healthcare sector to reduce mercury and solid waste. Janet Bowen started working at EPA in 1991 in the Air Program.