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ISSUE NO. 12 / September 2015 
Seen as experts in their fields, many employees at Epsilon are often asked to provide their expertise when a client's project ends up in court.
Sand and gravel trial held at Washington County Courthouse.
In June, Principal Rob O'Neal testified for a sand and gravel company whose project was being contested in Vermont Superior Court, Environmental Division, Montpelier, Vermont. Rob provided his expertise surrounding noise issues for the local sand and gravel operator during the four-day trial.

The following month, in New York, Managing Principal Ted Barten, Principal Mike Guski and Associate Dave Klinch testified at the adjudicatory hearing for Advanced Power's Cricket Valley Energy Project. The project includes nearly 15 miles of new overhead 345 kV transmission line and 3 miles of re-conductoring of an existing Con Edison 345 kV transmission line that travels from Pleasant Valley to Dover, New York. Following much of the environmental permit filings, New York's Department of Public Service decided that the case should be litigated primarily on issues related to visual impacts. Ted, Mike, and Dave all worked closely with Cricket Valley's counsel to prepare rebuttal testimony and provided expert witness testimony on the subsequent adjudicatory hearing.
Historic Project Recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission

North Bennet Street School in
the North End.
In May, Secretary Galvin recognized the North Bennet Street School with a Massachusetts Historical Commission 2015 Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation & Restoration. Epsilon provided historic consulting support, which helped the school secure state and federal historic rehabilitation credits.

The project also received a Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts and an Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance.
ConferencesWhere We've Been (And Where We're Going)
After a busy spring, our employees did not slow down. Throughout the remainder of the spring and into the summer, we attended and spoke at multiple events.

Pictured (from left to right) Dan Fefer, Dale Raczynski, Steve Slocomb, and AJ Jablonowski at the welcome dinner at the JFK Library & Museum.
Epsilon took advantage of International District Energy Association's IDEA2015 Annual Conference held in  Boston this year, and participated in a number of events throughout the conference. Principals Dale Raczynski and AJ Jablonowski both presented. Epsilon also attended the site tours , which Epsilon was proud to be able to sponsor. For a full recap, click here .

Principal Rob O'Neal traveled to San Francisco for the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) Board of Director meetings as well as to attend INTER-NOISE 2015.

Amanda and Art Allen (from EcoTec, Inc.) talk with workshop attendees.
Project Scientist Amanda Atwell who is a Certified
Professional  Soil Scientist,  co-taught a  class on  hydric soils for  the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions . The class included a morning  session reviewing basic hydric soil descriptors as they relate to the  "Field Indicators of Hydric Soils" published by the USDA-NRCS followed by an afternoon in the field.

Principal Doug Kelleher presented at the Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference during the Gateway Cities Program: Historic Preservation as a Strategy for Economic Success session. He provided his expertise on the link between historic preservation and economic growth.

Most recently, Dale Raczynski was a speaker at EBC's Air Quality Program: PSD Permitting Changes & Their Impact on Major Source Project Design & Development providing insight on PSD project permitting considerations. He was also a member of the panel for the discussion, which took place at the end of the event.

Our upcoming events include:
IPPNY 30th Annual Fall Conference |  September 22, 2015  |  More Info
Epsilon Attendees: Ted Barten, Mike Guski and Dave Klinch
MAMA Conference 2015  |  September 28-29, 2015  |  More Info
Epsilon Exhibiting: Amanda Atwell, Alyssa Jacobs
MACC Fall Conference 2015  |  October 17, 2015  |  More Info
Epsilon Speaker: Mike Howard; Epsilon Attendees: Ecological Sciences Group
PIANC Dredging 2015 Conference  |  October 19-22, 2015  |  More Info
Epsilon Speaker: Maria Hartnett; Epsilon Moderator: Rob O'Neal

Click here  to learn more about these and other upcoming events.  
CompanyWhat's New At Epsilon
Epsilon was recently recognized as one of the nation's  Best Firms To Work For  by the Zweig Group. Epsilon is honored to be among such great companies in the Environmental category.

Want to work for one of the nation's
Best Firms to Work For?  We are hiring! Epsilon has openings for air modeling experts, wetland scientists, cultural resource experts, GIS specialists, scientists and planners. For more details, click here.  
Epsilon is excited to welcome Dwight Dunk, Jack Vaccaro and Nicholas DeFilippo to the family! Dwight and Jack have joined our Ecological Sciences group and Nicholas has joined our Air Quality group.
In July, Managing Principal Peggy Briggs received a Woman of FIRE (Financial, Insurance and Real Estate) award from Banker & Tradesman at a luncheon held in Boston. She was among 15 talented women who received the award. With an extensive track record of successfully assisting clients through the regulatory processes associated with development, institutional, and infrastructure projects, Peggy is well deserving of this recognition! For more details, click here.
Coming up at the end of September, Principal Steve Slocomb will be participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for the third year in a row. Steve will walk the entire 26.2-mile Boston Marathon route in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission to conquer cancer.  Steve is grateful to all his colleagues and clients who have supported him on this mission to help conquer cancer.