Our quarterly newsletter captures project spotlights, conferences and events attended, and recent staff updates.

ISSUE NO. 23 / July 2018 
ProjectCritical New York Transmission Line Project Under Construction

Construction on the Cricket Valley Transmission Project in Dutchess County is well underway, and tower erection will begin soon on this highly anticipated energy project! Epsilon has been the lead environmental consultant since late 2013 for Cricket Valley, and is currently providing comprehensive environmental monitoring and compliance management for the Project. We have provided environmental consulting support from the Article VII application through to Environmental Management & Construction Plan (EM&CP) development and approval, and are pleased to be able to continue to support the Project as construction progresses. The New York State Public Service Commission approved the Project's EM&CP in September 2017, and Project construction has been successfully advancing since that time. Epsilon congratulates Advanced Power on their impressive progress!
Winthrop Square Receives Key Approval

MCAF Winthrop LLC is set to break ground soon on its 115 Winthrop Square
Project, which recently received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The proposed mixed-use tower will replace a City-owned garage with residential, office, retail, restaurant, parking and other commercial space. The Project is comprised of a thoughtfully assembled mixed-use building that will engage the public realm and drive pedestrian activity throughout the week as well as through the evenings. The Project features the Great Hall, which will be a space where Bostonians can meet, work, collaborate, pass through, or just reflect in a beautiful urban setting.
Epsilon was pleased to provide environmental permitting and historic services associated with this new Project. We prepared the Project Notification Form, Draft Project Impact Report and Supplemental Information Document for submittal to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, as well as an Environmental Notification Form, Draft Environmental Impact Report and Final Environmental Impact Report in compliance with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. Epsilon is also coordinating the review of the project by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
Epsilon Shapes Boston Skyline

Epsilon has played a significant role in the development of several new high-rise buildings in downtown Boston, including One Dalton. It is great to see One Dalton nearly complete, which will be the tallest residential tower in New England standing at 740 feet and 61 stories tall. The development will consist of residential, retail, residences and a Four Seasons luxury hotel. Epsilon led the preparation of the Article 80 documentation for the development on behalf of the Carpenter Companies and The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

We are pleased and proud to help bring this as well as other prominent and exciting projects to the Boston skyline.
EventsWhere We've Been (And Where We're Going)
We have been busy exhibiting at and attending events throughout the spring and early summer.

Exhibiting - We exhibited at the following events:
  • AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 Conference: Epsilon was excited to continue our streak of exhibiting at what was our 12th consecutive AWEA WINDPOWER Conference. Attending on behalf of Epsilon was Rob O'Neal, Rich Lampeter and Ryan Callahan. The conference is great opportunity to connect with colleagues and clients in the wind industry.
  • IPPNY Spring ConferencePrincipals David Klinch, Dwight Dunk and Steve Slocomb attended and staffed our booth at the IPPNY Spring Conference this year. We regularly exhibit at this event, which includes sessions on the latest energy regulations in the State of New York and provides the ability to connect with our clients and colleagues in New York.
  • 25th Annual New England Energy Conference and ExpositionPrincipal Dale Raczynski and Senior Consultant Joe Sabato attended this conference and staffed our booth. We also regularly attend this conference and look forward to the informational panels and speakers that focus on the energy sector.
  • U.S. Offshore Wind Conference: This was a new-to-us event to attend and with the event taking place in Boston, we knew we should take advantage of the event's proximity. Attending for Epsilon was Managing Principal Rob O'Neal, Principals Ted Barten and Maria Hartnett and Senior Consultant Holly Johnston. This was a great conference to attend given the recent Vineyard Wind decision and provided the opportunity to learn about a range of offshore wind developments happening in the U.S.
  • A&WMA 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition: Several Epsilon staff members from the Air Quality group attended this 4-day conference, which took place in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, Senior Consultant Joe Sabato presented his paper "Use of Risk Assessment Framework in an Enhanced Environmental Justice Analysis - A Case Study" during the Environmental Crisis Management and Risk Assessment/Environmental Justice Case Studies session. 
Staff Moderating Air Quality Program Senior Consultant Dorothy Buckoski served as the Program Chair and Moderator for EBC's Air Quality Program on New MassDEP Air Regulations (310 CMR 7.00) - Recip Engines  . The event provided attendees with an update on the newly promulgated MassDEP air regulations as they pertain to reciprocating internal combustion engines and presented an overview of industry trends. Presentations from the event can be found on the EBC Website .

Our upcoming events include:
MAMA Annual Conference   | September 9-11, 2018 |   More Info
Epsilon exhibiting at event

IPPNY Fall Conference | September 14, 2018 |  More Info 
Epsilon attending

AWEA Offshore Wind Conference | October 16-17, 2018 |  More Info 
Epsilon exhibiting at event
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CompanyWhat's New At Epsilon
Recent Promotion.  We are excited to announce the recent promotion of Maria Hartnett as the newest Principal of Epsilon Associates! Maria will take a more active role in the leadership and management of the firm helping to shape the firm's strategy. She has more than 18 years of consulting experience and we are confident that her proven consulting skills, her energy, her people skills and her judgment will make her a key player in Epsilon's success going forward.

Kudos! Epsilon Principal Mike Howard along with representatives from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, GEI Consultants, Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc., Exponent, DeRosa Environmental Consulting, Inc., and SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC recently received the EBC Nicholas Humber Environmental - Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration for their joint effort on the Senator Joseph Finnegan Park at Port Norfolk. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding collaboration resulting in the full remediation and transformation of the contaminated Shaffer Paper Site into a park that now provides passive recreation and extends the Greenway through the Port Norfolk neighborhood.

Welcome Rachel and Carolyn. Epsilon recently welcomed   Rachel Dowley as a summer intern. She will be working primarily with our Ecological Sciences group this summer before beginning her M.S. degree program in Environmental Planning and Policy at Tufts University later this fall. We were also pleased to announce that Carolyn Gorss joined the company as a new Staff Scientist in the Ecological Sciences group. She will be assisting with a range of services including wetland delineations, GPS surveys, wildlife hazard assessment field work, water quality data collection and monitoring projects as well as the full complement of environmental permitting.

Congrats Dwight!  Principal Dwight Dunk, PWS was recently elected President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) . Dwight has been an SWS member for many years and is looking forward to his new role as chapter President.

New certification . Both Senior Scientist Amanda Atwell and Project Scientist Rhianna Sommers recently passed the Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) Exam; receiving their CESSWI Registrations. Erosion control, stormwater and sediment control are critical components of almost every construction project. During construction, qualified personnel, like Amanda, Rhianna and several other staff at Epsilon, work closely with our clients and site contractors to ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations and permit conditions. Having a skilled inspector on-site during construction, saves our clients' time and money by avoiding schedule delays and enforcement actions from regulatory agencies.

In the community. Senior Consultant Vincent Tino, who is treasurer of the TriCounty Strutters, (a local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation) helped raise over $5,000 at the organization's recent banquet in April. The money raised goes to funding local habitat conservation projects.