The Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) 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 mission of the committee is to:
Managed by two co-chairs, the EAC 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 EAC meets every other month at The Engineering Center, on even numbered months, 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). Meeting notes 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.
Briefing on Regulatory Process for Dam and Seawalls Funds, March 2013: Link
Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Finance Commission Report, May 9, 2012: 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 thisform.