NECA Environmental Conference – June 15, 2017


8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Joseph Sabato, Senior Scientist, Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Keynote: Michael McKenna, President, MWR Strategies

9:15 a.m. Panel I: Regulatory Climate Under Trump Administration

Moderator: Ellen Cool, Vice President and Principal, Levitan & Associates, Inc.

  • EPA Perspective – Ethan Shenkman, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP
  • ISO Perspective – Patricio Silva, Senior Analyst, Environmental & Strategic Issues, ISO New England
  • NGO Perspective – Roger Reynolds, Legal Director, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Panel II: Permitting in Different States: A New Gas Turbine Power Plant Mock Project

Moderator: Bob Fraser, Principal, ERM

  • A J Jablonowski, Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
  • Mike Feinblatt, Practice Leader, EIS, ESS Group, Inc.
  • Michael Anderson, Principal Consulting Scientist & Project Manager, TRC Companies

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote – Don McCasland, Program Director, Blue Hill Observatory Science Center

1:00 p.m. Panel III: Transmission/Linear Permitting Issues

Moderator: Thomas Burack, Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

  • Stormwater – Trey Martin, Of Counsel, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • Wetlands – Jeff Nelson, Director, Energy & Environmental Services, VHB
  • Endangered Species – Brian Butler, President, Oxbow Associates

2:15 p.m. Break

2:40 p.m. Panel IV: Regulatory Changes/Updates

Moderator: Seth Jaffe, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

  • Marc Wolman, Branch Chief, Facility Air Regulations, Massachusetts DEP

3:55 p.m. Closing Thoughts – Harold Blinderman, Partner, Day Pitney LLP

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Member: $380
Non-member: $430
Government: $200
Young Professional Member: $210
YP Non-member: $240
Student Member: $110
Student: $125