The network is currently providing morning meetings for local facilities to stay up to date on what they need to know about cutting environmental costs and realizing new green opportunities. Representatives of the Central Massachusetts BEN, which has provided quarterly meetings at the Worcester Chamber for many years, talked about the value of that organization’s regular meetings and information sharing. Of particular use was the Matrix of Regulatory Requirements that the group developed with the help of the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and is now maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
November 1, 2011, 8-10am
Agenda: “New Proposed Rules Regarding Processing of Hazardous Materials and Preventive Emergency Planning"
Speakers: Timothee Rodrique, Director of the Fire Marshall’s office, on the new proposed rules, intended to prevent another incident such as the explosion in Danvers.
Rick Reibstein, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance, on the concept of making emergency planning actually preventive: “the bomb can’t go off if it’s not there”.
Scott Graves, Insurance Center of New England, on whether or not you have coverage, and what you might consider pertaining to hazardous materials use.
March 3, 2011: Summary of Massachusetts’ gas and electric energy efficiency programs that provide technical assistance, incentives, and other services to business customers, and a quick environmental regulatory overview and update. See the presentation here.
December 1, 2010: OTA provided fact sheets on energy and water conservation and a guide for safe nanotechnology, and brought three speakers:
If you have any suggestions about future topics, would like to participate in creating meeting agendas, or any other question, please do not hesitate to contact Rick Reibstein at Mass Office of Technical Assisance at (781) 861-0204 or John Harden, Economic Development Specialist for the NCM Development Corporation at (978) 353-7607 x240.