When: September 12, 2024
Location: Highfields Golf & Country Club, 42 McGill Drive, Grafton, MA
Proceeds benefit the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair's Scholarship Fund
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MCTA 2023 Continuing Education Program
PFAS & Industry: The Present & the Future
MCTA's November 15th Program at the Publick House in Sturbridge focused on PFAS, the status of state and federal regulations, and what industry can expect moving forward. Speakers for the first session, facilitated by Jeff Porter, Chair of the Environmental Law Practice at Mintz, were John Beling, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Planning, MassDEP and Analisa Puzzanghero, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Alliance for Chemical Distribution. Speakers for the second session, moderated by Emilee Mooney Scott, Partner, Robinson + Cole, were Robert Rio, RAR Strategies and MCTA's Legislative & Regulatory Advisor; Shawn Swearingen, Director of Chemical Products & Technology, and Heather Tenney, TURA Program Manager.
John Beling, MassDEP; Analisa Puzzanghero, ACD (formerly NACD); and Jeff Porter, Mintz
Robert Rio, RAR Strategies; Heather Tenney, TURI; Shawn Swearingen, American Chemistry Council; Emilee Mooney Scott, Robinson + Cole
MCTA Retains Beacon Hill Veteran Robert Rio as Legislative & Regulatory Advisor
Bob Rio is coming to MCTA after spending 26 years at Associated industries of Massachusetts (AIM). While at AIM, he was heavily involved on advocacy efforts on regulations, bills and laws impacting the chemical industry in the Commonwealth. That list includes, but is not limited to, PFAS and Flame Retardants, Climate Change, Air Permitting, Environmental Justice, Producer Responsibility, TURA and TURA fees. Rio has also established himself as a respected expert on energy-related issues including energy efficiency, gas and electric issues and alternative energy, such as hydrogen and RNG. He has authored and presented hundreds of testimonies and public comments for legislative hearings and regulatory proceedings on these and other topics.
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