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Wethersfield Country Club
76 Country Club Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109

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Past Meetings

June 5, 2019

At this meeting John Truscinski, the new Director of Resilience Planning at CIRCA, gave a brief update on upcoming efforts lead by the team at CIRCA.

We also welcomed Jason Dunion, from NOAA, who gave a hurricane-centric talk that spanned from the very early days of hurricane hunting and forecasting to highlights of our current state-of-the-art understanding/ technology/prediction capabilities with a focus on what we might expe...

May 1, 2019

Today's meeting was a discussion with Mike Demicco, co-chair of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Environment Committee.  Representative Demicco provided a general overview of the legislation currently before the committee and the committee’s priorities for the 2019 session.


About the Presenter

In 2012 Mike Demicco was elected to represent the 21st Assembly District of Farmington and Unionville in the General Assembly. Mike is...

April 3, 2019

Today, the Forum got to meet Katie Dykes, the Commissioner-designate of the Connecticut Department of Energy and the Environment (DEEP). Katie shared

with us her plans for DEEP and what the regulated community can expect from the department in the coming years.

About the Presenter

Katie Dykes is the Commissioner-designate of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Commissioner-designate Dykes was n...

March 6, 2019

At this month's meeting, Ray Frigon from the Remediation Division of CTDEEP,  gave updates on the program as many changes are coming for Connecticut businesses, including:

  • Remediation Division staff attrition,

  • Initiatives for internal efficiency and improved customer service,

  • Update on RSR Wave 2 proposed legislative amendments, and

  • Property Transfer Act Compliance Project.

Here is a copy of the presentatio...

February 12, 2019

At this meeting Ozzie” Inglese discussed changes to the Miscellaneous General Permit and the Significant Industrial Users General Permit, both of which went to public notice on Monday, January 14, 2019.

About the Presenter

Oswald “Ozzie” Inglese, Jr. has been the Director of the Department’s Water Permitting and Enforcement Division since 2003.  The Division administers federal and state water pollution control and safe dri...

January 2, 2019

This month's meeting  was a general overview of the “Who?, What?, Where? Why? And How?” of the Air Emissions Industry.  We will discuss what Stack Testing is,  who does it, who needs it, why we do it, and how we get it done.  It's as simple as “putting the probe in the stack.”    

About the Presenter

Will Beckwith is a Project Engineer at Air Tox Environmental Company, Inc. Will started his career i...

December 5, 2018

Designed to spur new private sector investment into the neediest communities, opportunity Zones are a cool new federal initiative that will be hitting Connecticut now that regulations have been drafted. Opportunity zones in Connecticut are expected to include 72 low-income neighborhoods in 27 municipalities.

Launched as part of the new tax code created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22, 2017, there is potential intere...

November 9, 2018

Our featured speaker was, Bob May from Fuss and O'Neill who talked about considerations, pitfalls, and regulatory requirements for demolition projects with PCBs, asbestos, and lead.

Robert (Bob) May, Jr. is the Senior Vice President, Business Line Leader, Environment at Fuss and O'Neill. Bob’s fascination with solving environmental hazard challenges in the built environment began early in his career as an architect. Eventually,...

October 3, 2018

Up until recently, most recycling markets have traditionally been in Asia. Increasingly and accelerating, over the past year those markets have closed and recyclers are having to find new markets. In this meeting, recycling expert, Lynn Rubinstein, told us why the landscape is shifting, what that means in terms of recycling costs, what is being recycled, and the ability to meet recycling and sustainability goals. Also, we lear...

June 6, 2018

This month was a three part meeting focusing on living in a world with a changing climate. Speakers include:

Todd Berman, CEF president, gave a micro run down of the recently passed  SB 7, An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency.

James O’Donnell from CIRCA discussed the latest in Connecticut sea level rise projections.  

David Kooris discussed his involvement in the Resilient Bridgeport Project--the largest cli...

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