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).
Scroll down of EEAC updates and actions.
The mission of the committee 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 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.
Updates (most current at the top):
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
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.