What EPA’s Future Permit Limits for Long Island Sound Mean to You

The goal of this complimentary seminar is to provide you with the information and tools you need to start planning for significant NPDES permitting and regulatory changes associated with the EPA’s nitrogen control program aimed at improving Long Island Sound (LIS) water quality. Anticipated future nitrogen permit limits, which impact Massachusetts wastewater treatment facilities that ultimately discharge to the Long Island Sound, may trigger the need for extensive upgrades at many wastewater treatment facilities.

Join us for breakfast and an information packed seminar in our Westfield, MA office.
The agenda follows, and three TCH credits are available.

8:00 AM
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM
Tighe & Bond’s Senior Project Manager/Vice President Ian Catlow, P.E. provides an overview of the watershed, the LIS Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) and permitting trends across the region.

8:55 AM
Lynne Hamjian, Deputy Director, Office of Ecosystem Protection, will provide a discussion on Long Island Sound Nitrogen Reduction Strategy Overview.

9:20 AM
William Taylor, a CWA attorney and former NEIWPCC commissioner from Pierce Atwood, LLP has considerable experience in NPDES permit appeals and negotiations. He will speak about the NPDES permitting process, timing and technical requirements for appeals, and the likelihood of success or at least delayed implementation.


10:00 AM
Roger Jansen, recently retire EPA regulator and former NEWEA President, on insight on how NEWEA can help municipalities and POTWs.

10:10 AM
Tighe & Bond’s Vice President Tracy Adamski, AICP will provide an overview of wastewater master planning versus integrated planning. This includes how integrated plans have (or have not been) useful in increasing TN discharge limits or increasing implementation timelines.

10:35 AM
Tighe & Bond’s Principal Engineer Fred Mueller, P.E. will discuss TN removal upgrade options from optimization to major upgrades.

11:05 AM
Doug Fine Assistant Commissioner and Steve McCurdy, Director, Division of Municipal Services, Bureau of Water Resources from MADEP will discuss project affordability and Funding/State Revolving Fund.

11:30 AM
Ending Commentary

This seminar is designed to provide you with insight on these pending regulatory issues that are likely to impact your wastewater facilities, so we hope you can attend!


  • September 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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