The Energy and Environmental Affairs Committee (EEAC) provides a discussion forum for members of ACEC/MA to discuss business issues related to the field of environmental engineering and consulting (regulatory, policy, funding sources, networking opportunities).
The EEAC's mission is to:
Managed by two co-chairs, the EEAC has a membership organized around particular areas of membership expertise and interest. These areas include: water resources and wastewater, regulatory compliance, 21E MCP and site cleanup, wetlands and wildlife, energy and environment, solid waste, and storm water. All committee members are volunteer representatives from ACEC/MA member firms. Additional participants from member firms are always welcome.
The EEAC meets every month at Aldrich Center at The Engineering Center and presents a general agenda which typically includes: 1) pending regulations being tracked by the committee, 2) status of member involvement in various work groups, 3) coordination of liaison meetings, 4) new issues/policy topics on horizon, and 5) informational session from member(s). Action items are prepared and approved for each meeting. Goals for the committee include: establishing a partnering relationship with state regulatory agencies; participating in study and policy groups; playing an active role in professional groups; and providing comment on pending regulation and policies that impact the environmental consulting field, as requested by the Executive Director and the ACEC/MA Board of Directors.
Updates (most current at the top):
Presentation from 10/12/17 Member briefing with: Sorraia Tavares Strategic Sourcing Services Lead Operational Services Division
EEAC + Member Briefing, 9/19/2017 with The Nature Conservancy on Natural and Nature-Based Solutions for Vulnerability Reduction and Resilience:
Sara Burns, Water Resource Scientist and Steve Long, Director of Government Relations.
EEAC + Member Briefing, 8/29/2017 with Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
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EEAC, 5/30/2017 Meeting: Culvert Replacement Presentation
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Engineers and Land Surveyors Day: Water Infrastructure Investment Creates Jobs
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4-11-2017: Division of Local Mandates, State Auditor's Office: The Cost of Water Infrastructure: Implications for State Policy and Municipal Budgets
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Report Executive Summary
1-17-2017: EOEEA Dam and Seawall Repair and Removal Fund - FY2017 Update to ACEC/MA EEAC
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1-11-2017: MassDOT's ESA compliance efforts for the Northern Long-eared Bat - Tim Dexter, MassDOT
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1-11-2017: Northern Long-eared Bat briefing from Stacy Minihane, PWS, Beals + Thomas
10/25/2016: Presentation from MA DOER Commissioner Judith Judson
9/22/2016: Presentation from Brian Dudley, MA DEP, on Cape Cod Water Issues
8/18/2016: Presentation from Kate Kerigan, Director for the Office of Regulatory & Permit Ombudsman & Special Projects.
5/17/2016: Presentation from Norman Orall, PE, DCR Chief of Planning and Engineering
4/5/2016: Mass DEP: Upcoming Changes to Infiltration/Inflow Requirements
3/10/2016 and 4/5/2016: Clean Water Trust and DEP Presentation to Water Infrastructure Alliance
6/24/2015: Presentation on state funding for Dams and Seawalls
6/24/2015: Presentation on SB1722, the Water Infrastructure P3 Bill
9/9/14: Presentation on Contract Assistance from MA Clean Water Trust
7/10/14: ACEC/MA Comments on Water Management Act Draft Regulations (310 CMR 36.00) and Guidance, filed on July 10, 2014
4/15/2014: Presentation on Enterprise Funds by Mark D. Abrahams, CPA President, The Abrahams Group.
2/25/2014: EOEEA Dam and Seawall Repair and Removal Fund - Program Overview 2014 by John Clarkeson, Director, Dam and Seawal Repair and Removal Fund Presentation to ACEC/MA EEAC
11/19/2013: DCR Commissioner Jack Murray's Presentation to ACEC/MA EEAC
ACEC/MA Comments on Wetlands & Waterways, Water Quality Certification, and Wastewater regulations submitted on May 30, 2013 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: Link
ACEC/MA Comments on the proposed Dam and Seawall Fund Regulations, submitted to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on May 21, 2013: Link
Briefing on Regulatory Process for Dam and Seawalls Funds, March 2013: Link
Availability Study: Mass. Department of Environmental Protection and the Mass. Water Pollution Abatement Trust, November 4, 2010: Link
In FY2009, ACEC/MA sought and received clarification from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT) regarding the "CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER WITH REGARD TO USEFUL LIFE."
As a result of ACEC/MA's efforts, MWPAT implemented this form.
Joseph W. Freeman
BETA Group, Inc.
315 Norwood Park South
Norwood, MA 02062
Director of Water Resources
101 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Francis W. Yanuskiewicz
Sr. Vice President
Weston & Sampson
5 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960-7906
ACEC/MA members only pay the ACEC/MA member rate for registration. Check the ACEC/MA member directory to see if your firm is an ACEC/MA member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.
Important: You must use the account, including the username and password, of the individual you wish to register.
Please note: Altering your name or contact information during registration may overwrite your record in our membership database.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact us at 617/227-5551 or email@example.com.
Registration is processed through the ACEC/MA associated website, www.engineers.org. ACEC/MA is supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust.