Special EBC Board Meeting

Host: Russell J. Wilder, Vice President & Director Environmental Engineering

EBC Water Resources Committee Meeting

Topic: Massachusetts Water Policy and the status of previous, existing, and future Working Groups

Details: Kathy Baskin will provide an update on the Massachusetts Water Policy and the Working Groups that have been formed to address (1) water conservation, (2) desalination, and (3) water reclamation and reuse.

Speaker

  • Kathleen Baskin, Executive Director, Mass. Water Resources Commission
    Massachusetts EOEA
    100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

7th Annual Golf Tournament – to benefit the Massachusetts Science Fair

The EBC Golf Tournament benefits the Massachusetts Science Fair.

This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company as a:
– Tournament sponsor
– Golf Cart sponsor
– Lunch sponsor
– Contest sponsor
– Tee sponsor
– Prize contributor

EBC Young Environmental Professionals Committee Meeting

Topic: Effective Professional Presentations

Speaker: Paula Green, Conover and Company, Communications Inc.

At this meeting for young environmental professionals, Paula Green from Conover and Company, Communications Inc. will lead a short seminar on giving effective professional presentations.

Speaker

  • Paula Green, Vice President
    Conover and Company Communications, Inc.
    245 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772

 

Third Annual EBC Breakfast Meeting with MA DEP Commissioner Bob Golledge

At this breakfast the Massachusetts DEP Commissioner will discuss those environmental issues that are priorities for the Commonwealth this year. Commissioner Golledge will also provide insight into those issues that have implications and provide opportunity for the environmental industry.

In June of 2003, Commissioner Golledge was appointed by Secretary Roy Herzfelder to lead the Massachusetts DEP. Make plans now to attend this breakfast meeting, almost a year to the day since he last spoke to the EBC. Learn about the Commissioner’s successes over the past 12 months and about his programs and priorities for the future. Gain insight into issues that have implications for both you and your clients.
Budget DEP FY-06 funding levels

  • DEP FY-06 priorities
  • Measures of Success
  • Regional Office Structure
  • Enforcement activities and priorities
  • Sector and issue-based Environmental Results Programs (ERP)
  • Water Management Act ? policy, changes to Title 5
  • Wetlands Protection
  • Dredging Regulations
  • Water Infrastructure ? regional planning for SRF funding
  • Implementations of Solid Waste bans
  • SRF funding and approval process
  • As well as other issues.

3rd Annual Government Procurement Program and Matchmaking Forum

Are you interested in learning about future government procurements?

Mark Otis, Director of Public Works for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will discuss contracting opportunities with the USACE.

Does your company provide environmental services, an environmental technology or environmental product?

Is your company interested in contracting to the government or subcontracting to government contractors?

Is your company a small business in one of these categories?

  • Hubzone (SBA certified)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SBA certified)
  • 8(a) (SBA certified)
  • Veteran-owned
  • Service Connected Disabled Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
  • Native American-owned

Is your company a government contractor that must subcontract to small disadvantaged businesses?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then plan to participate in the 3rd Annual EBC Matchmaking Program on September 30.

To participate, you have four options:

  1. Register to be a presenter.
  2. Register to showcase your company (this registration includes one staff person).
  3. Register to attend to listen to the presentations or provide additional staffing if your company is showcasing.
  4. Sponsor this event at the Platinum, Gold, or Silver level.

This EBC Matchmaking Event will provide an opportunity for large, small and disadvantaged companies to learn about each other’s services as they seek teaming opportunities for the future. Businesses will learn first-hand from other businesses about the services or equipment they provide or are interested in procuring for government and other contracting opportunities.

This Matchmaking event will also provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their services or equipment with a table top display.

This matchmaking event will provide for a series of brief (5 minute) presentations by businesses followed by networking opportunities. This is a “must attend” event to help all firms develop their strategic alliances for government procurements and other future bidding opportunities.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Each attendee will receive a detailed handout of all participating companies with contact information and services/equipment provided.

EBC Government Affairs Committee Meeting

Host: Keegan Werlin, LLP

Topic: Issues the EBC is working on with MA DEP

Details: The Committee will discuss several pending endeavors it’s working on with Massachusetts DEP – some in concert with other EBCCommittees. Attending this meeting will be your opportunity to hear about and participate in issues that are important to enforcement, permitting, Brownfields re-development and our industry’s overall professional relations with DEP. Subsequent meetings will occur on the 1st Thursday of the month.

EBC Young Environmental Professionals Committee Meeting

The Young Environmental Professionals Committee will be volunteering at the Broad Meadow Brook Conservancy in Worcester, a 400-acre property managed by the Audubon Society. This should be a great fall day to be outside!

Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Together with Sanctuary Director Deb Cary and other Mass Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, help build a boardwalk, tend the gardens, distribute program information. Carpentry skills welcome.

EBC Board of Directors Retreat

8:00 a.m. Welcome – Light Breakfast Served
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Key Trends in EPA Regulatory Programs and Initiatives
Speaker: Ira Leighton
Deputy Regional Administrator
EPA New England
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. The Corporate E, H&S Strategic Perspective
Speaker: Michael Rottas
Environmental Manager, Pfizer, Inc.
11:15 – 12:00 Noon Key Trends in the Field of Energy
Speaker: Fred Sellars
Senior Vice President, TRC Environmental Solutions
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Opportunities in DOD and Governmental Markets
Speaker: Bob Beinstein
Federal Client Service Manager, CH2M Hill
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Strategic Planning (3 Year Plan) for the EBC, including: Programming
Membership
Governmental Affairs
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Health Care II Seminar: Solid Waste Management Issues for New England Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

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.
Agenda

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.

PROGRAM CHAIR

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.

PARTICIPANTS

Gerry Beland
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
Peggy Harlow
Branch Chief – Commercial Waste Reduction Massachusetts DEP
1 Winter Street
Boston, MA
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.
Lisa Papetti
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.

Julia Wolfe
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.

Advisor

Janet Bowen
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.