You are on page 1of 40

EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership:

Update from Commissioner Suuberg and

the Central Regional Leadership Team

WiFi Password: Bedwo2017


Daniel K. Moon
Executive Director & President
Environmental Business Council of New England

Environmental Business Council of New England

Energy Environment Economy

Martin Suuberg
Department of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Environmental Business Council of New England

Energy Environment Economy
EBC Program Series
Leadership Team
Friday, September 8, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
Worcester, MA
Commissioners Overview -
MassDEP Generally
FY 18
3(d) Rules
Going Forward
Commissioners Overview
Lead in Drinking Water
FY 17 and FY 18 Schools Initiative

IT Improvements EIPAS!!!
Some permits on line; data sharing portal
More to follow
Commissioners Overview
Municipal Partnerships
MS4 Stormwater Coalitions
Urban Compliance Initiatives
Better Use of Technology/Web
An Open Invitation
Update from MassDEP
Central Leadership Team

Mary Jude Pigsley, Regional Director

Mark E. Baldi, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
Brian Postale, Bureau of Air and Waste
Dave Boyer, Bureau of Water Resources
Andrea Briggs, Bureau of Administrative Services

Environmental Business Council of New England

Energy Environment Economy
EBC Program Series
Leadership Team
Friday, September 8, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
Worcester, MA
Regulatory Review
Title 5 (310 CMR 15.000) &
Groundwater Discharge Permits
(314 CMR 5.00)

Dave Boyer, Section Chief, Water Pollution Control

A number of stakeholders asked MassDEP to consider changes to
the Title 5 regulations (310 CMR 15.000) and related changes to the
Groundwater Discharge Permitting regulations (314 CMR 5.00).
Due to the number and nature of the comments received the
Department formed a Stakeholder Group in 2017 to discuss each
Stakeholder Group is made up of state and local officials, builder
associations, environmental groups, business and realty
representatives and engineers.
Title 5 vs. Groundwater Discharge

Title 5 regulates flows up to 10,000 gallons per day. Treatment is

typically handled through septic systems.

Groundwater Discharge is usually associated with package

wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) for flows > 10,000 gpd.
Comments for Consideration
Uniform State (Title 5) Code
WWTF Design for peak flows and use of holding tank for peak flows
Use of unused capacity at existing WWTFs
Allow reduction in GW separation for new construction
Revise residential and other design flow rates
Increase the 10,000 gpd threshold for Groundwater Permit
Revise designation of Nitrogen Sensitive Areas
Use of moldering privies
Reuse of compost toilet leachate
Status of Comments:
Camps, Privies and compost leachate comments will be
discussed in subgroups this fall to determine how best to
move forward on each topic.

For the remaining topics, the Stakeholders are gathering

information for each one. The group will reconvene in the fall
to evaluate this information and next steps.

Any regulatory revisions that come from these discussions will

proceed through the normal regulatory review and public
hearing process
Stakeholder Group Next Steps
Original text of external comments and information received
can be viewed online at:

For further information contact Marybeth Chubb at:, or David Boyer at
(Additional information will be posted online at the URL

Next full stakeholder group meeting to be planned for early

fall 2017 with other smaller sub-group meetings targeted as
Mark Baldi
Deputy Regional Director

Emergency Response
Compliance & Risk Reduction

What is the average number of years CERO-BWSC

staff have worked in the environmental field?
Spills & Thrills
In 2016, Central Regions BWSC was notified of 330 spills &

40% were spills on roadways

22 were for indoor air impacts
8 were for Imminent Hazards
4 were for private well contamination

Which Central Massachusetts

roadway had the most spills?
Diggin & Haulin

124,470 tons of contaminated soil were excavated for off-site disposal

from CERO sites in 2016

52,982 tons of contaminated soil were disposed at landfills from CERO

sites in 2016

55,808 tons of contaminated soil from CERO sites were recycled as

asphalt in 2016

How much soil has been imported to CEROs soil

reclamation facilities?
Turning Sites from Brown to
49% of brownfields are located in the cities of
Worcester, Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, and

83 property owners extended their cleanup

deadlines as an Eligible Person

68% of CERO brownfields are located within 2

miles of access to a major highway

How many former mill sites

are there in CERO?
We Have
the Technology
Since 2014:

37 Sites in CERO have used soil vapor extraction

45 Sites in CERO have used remedial additives
89 Sites in CERO have used Monitored Natural Attenuation
29 Sites in CERO have sub-slab depressurization systems to treat
vapor intrusion

How many Licensed Site Professionals are based in the Central

The End is Near
80% of CERO sites reach Permanent closure in 1 year

94% of CERO sites reach Permanent closure in 6 years

99% of CERO sites reach Permanent closure in 14 years

8% of CERO sites reach Permanent closure with Activity & Use

Limitation deed notices

How long on average does it take a

CERO to perform a Level 1 screening
Waste Site Cleanup Contacts

MARK BALDI, Deputy Regional Director


KEVIN DAOUST, Section Chief, Emergency Response


REBECCA WOOLLEY, Section Chief, Audits


MICHAEL LEBLANC, Section Chief, Compliance & Risk Reduction


MATTHEW FITZPATRICK, Data Manager, 508-849-4041
CERO Environmental
Justice Urban
Compliance Initiative
Worcester District 4
Brian Postale (508) 767-2888
Worcester has a
population of
181,045 in an area
of 38.61 sq miles
and 70.7% of
population is in an
EJ community.
District 4 accounts
for 20% of the
population in 6.7%
of the area and the
majority of the area
meets all 3 criteria
of an EJ community;
Minority, Income
and English
Outreach Technical Assistance
Auto Body / Auto Repair Shop

Map depicts Worcester District 4

Auto Body and Auto Repair Shops,
Sensitive Receptors, Hazardous
Waste Generators, and AULs

Approximately 200 shops located in

District 4 and CERO performed 91
compliance inspections with the
Worcester Fire Department

The shops were invited to attend

free training provided by the Office
of Technical Assistance (OTA) in
collaboration with DEP and Clark
University. The Massachusetts
Clean Auto Repair (MassCAR)
training in compliance and best
management practices
Online Interactive Mapping
Application for Brownfields
The Massachusetts Data Portal
The Data Search Tools
Public Access Portal
Permits filed in or after May 2017 for specific AQ and
Drinking Water programs

EEA working to incrementally make additional types of

permits available for online filing and public access

Link to Public Access Portal:
Public Access Portal
Application Information: application type, application status, and date

Applicant information: includes applicant name and city/town;

Permit-related Documents which may include: a summary of the

permit application (Proof of Record), and other documents submitted
with the application as well as the final permit document or permit

Public Comment Information: For those online permits that could have
a public comment period, the following information may be published: a
list of public comments when the public comment period has ended and
the Agency Response to public comment document.

Public Comment: Ability for citizens to provide/make comments online

for the permit applications that have a public comment period.
Currently, only certain Air Quality Permits are available for online
Public Access Portal
The Massachusetts Data Portal!/home

The Massachusetts EEA ePLACE

Contact Information
Mary Jude Pigsley Brian Postale
Regional Director Acting Deputy Regional Director
508-767-2834 Bureau of Air and Waste 508-767-2888
Marielle Stone
Deputy Regional Director Andrea Briggs
Bureau of Water Resources Deputy Regional Director
508-767-2827 Bureau of Administration 508-767-2734
Mark Baldi
Deputy Regional Director
Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup

Follow MassDEP on Twitter:

Moderated Discussion

Bob Cox, Vice Chair, EBC Board of
Directors; Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Keynote Speaker:
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MassDEP

Environmental Business Council of New England

Energy Environment Economy