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MACC Request for Proposals

Posted September 29, 2010 by

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) is a private non-profit organization located in Belmont whose primary mission is to support and educate Conservation Commissions. MACC has five staff members, an educational consultant, and a working Board of Directors. MACC received a grant to develop new statewide educational programs on erosion and sedimentation control. An Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program Coordinator has been hired to coordinate 20 workshops throughout the state over the next year. MACC is interested in retaining the services of 1 or more erosion and sediment control instructors to teach or co-teach erosion and sedimentation control workshops throughout Massachusetts.

Tasks and Deliverables:

Teach or co-teach a number of 2-day and/or 1-day erosion & sediment control training program(s) geared toward Conservation Commissioners, site inspectors, construction site supervisors, and project designers to be implemented throughout Massachusetts.  The training program content will be provided by MACC, although edits and additions may be provided by the vendor, provided the final format and content are mutually agreed upon by the vendor and MACC. These training programs shall include both coastal and inland versions.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A current Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC or CESSWI), or another equivalent certification in Erosion and Sediment Control is preferred. Substantial field experience with erosion and sedimentation control in the northeast will be considered as a substitution for formal certification.
  • The vendor shall have a thorough understanding of current erosion and sediment control technologies, of state and federal environmental regulations and the roles of EPA, DEP, and Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts.
  • The vendor shall have extensive experience with construction best management practices, wetland and resource area protection measures, and preferably with Conservation Commissions.
  • The vendor shall be a dynamic and interesting speaker and have extensive experience teaching adult professionals and volunteers in construction site management practices, environmental regulations and compliance.
  • The vendor shall be able to communicate clearly and collaborate easily with the ESC Program Coordinator, other MACC staff and members of the ESC Technical Advisory Committee, as necessary.
  • When applicable and with prior approval by MACC, travel and expenses shall be billed at cost.

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) announces that Scott Kirschner has joined the firm as a Vice President

Posted September 27, 2010 by

Mr. Kirschner comes to WGA with over 24 years of employee benefits related experience, most recently with The Bostonian Group where he served as Director of the Employee Benefits Practice. His other experience includes senior positions with Towers Perrin, KPMG LLP and Watson Wyatt Worldwide. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

His responsibilities at WGA include developing relationships and serving as a resource for WGA clients in all areas of employee benefits services.


Boreal Renewable Energy Development Summer Projects

Posted September 13, 2010 by

Summer 2010 was a busy time at Boreal Renewable Energy Development (www.notuscleanenergy.com) needed only four months from construction start to generating electricity serving Teledyne/Webb Research in the Falmouth Technology Park in Falmouth, MA.

In August, Boreal moved its offices to 406 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington Center to make room for new company director and lawyer Maura McCaffrey plus solar analyst Sneha Sriwastawa. McCaffrey has deep experience securing regulatory approvals for complex renewable energy, brownfields redevelopment and utility-scale projects, which are Boreal