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
Download the PPT Presentation to ACEC/MA EEAC
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.