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MALSCE News - Week of September 20, 2010

Type:  Featured News  

News and Upcoming Events from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)


October 1 – 2, 2010:  MALSCE’s Annual Convention at the Delaney House, Holyoke, MA - Educational Sessions, Exhibits, Awards and More.  
PLS and SIT Exam Refresher Courses will be held on Saturday, October 2.


Convention brochure:  http://www.malsce.live.getfused.com/malsce/file/2010%20MALSCE%20Convention%20Brochure%20(Online%20Color)(1).pdf


Register Today:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MALSCE_10CON


Exhibitors:       http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10445&pid=10386

More information:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10413&pid=10386


Storm Water - Impaired Waters Training -- Co-sponsored by MassDOT,  ACEC/MA and BSCES
Monday,  September 27, 2010, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms 2 & 3  
REGISTRATION For This Program is now OPEN. 
This is a repeat of the September 1 Training;  if you attended the workshop on September 1, you do not need to attend this session.
Register by September 20, 2010 at:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S7776RZ       If you need to cancel your participation, please email:  acec/ma@engineers.org
Space is limited to the first 100 people that sign up.  There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance.  If you attended the September 1 workshop, please do not register for this session.
The MassDOT Environmental  Division is holding a StormWater - Impaired Waters Training.  
The purpose of this training is to ensure that no highway project discharging storm water runoff to an impaired water body, is designed without incorporating measures to treat the highway’s contribution to the impairment.
This is designed for:  Project Development, Design and Environmental Practitioners who design and permit MassDOT projects
Beginning in October 2010, all MassDOT projects will need to ensure storm water compliance.  This training will provide information on identifying impaired water bodies as well as guidance for determining the most appropriate storm water BMPs. Topics also covered will include DEP's 303(d) list of Impaired Waters and a new Water Quality Data Form to be used during the design process.  
MassDOT – Environmental Division Personnel will present an overview of NPDES requirements for highway projects.  

Henry Barbaro, Supervisor of the Wetlands and Water Resources Unit
Mr. Henry Barbaro has been an employee of MassDOT Highway for over 15 years.  Prior to his employment at MassDOT, he served as a wetland specialist at MassDEP.  In his capacity at MassDOT, he serves as the Supervisor of the Wetlands and Water Resources Unit, which is responsible for the procurement of all necessary State and Federal wetland permits in support of roadway construction and maintenance.  Henry is well versed in all aspects of wetland and storm water regulations, permitting and policy.
Alex Murray, Storm Water Specialist
Mr. Alex Murray is the Storm Water Specialist in the Wetlands Unit.  He is the point person for MassDOT’s Storm Water Retrofit Program and is involved in wetland and storm water permitting for MassDOT projects.


September 23 - MALSCE Eastern MA Chapter Dinner  
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Social Hour  6:00-7:00 pm,  Dinner  7:00 pm, Speaker  8:00 pm
(Eastern MA Chapter Board meeting:  5 PM at Harrington's)
Harrington's Food & Spirits, 17 Water Street, Wakefield, MA,  (781) 245-1525
$20.00 per person, please make your check payable to:   EMC/MALSCE 
Perspectives on the Future of the Surveying Profession
Speaker:  A. Richard Vannozzi,  Assistant Professor of Civil Technology / Surveying & Mapping, Thompson School of Applied Science University of New Hampshire

Mr. Vannozzi is a graduate of the University of Maine where he earned a BS in Forestry with High Honors with concentrations in both Forest Management and Surveying in 1984 and an MS in Forestry (with a surveying emphasis) in 2006.   He is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on GIS Applications and Education for Land Surveyors.  He is registered as a Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts.  He is a Past-President of MALSCE and represents MALSCE on the National Society of Professional Surveyors Board of Governors. He was named MALSCE's Surveyor of the Year in 1998.  He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the New England Section of ACSM.
For More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA-EASTDIN-9-23-10 
To register, contact: Laurie Twohig, Tel:  781/ 935- 6889, Fax:  781/ 935-2896, Email:   ltwohig@allenmajor.com
Register on or before 9/21/2010 

Dues Renewal - MALSCE Dues Waiver Program 
We've mailed MALSCE Dues invoices for the new membership year that started July 1, 2010.  Renew your dues as soon as possible or apply for the Dues Waiver Program, if you are unemployed or underemployed.

The MALSCE Board of Directors has extended the Dues Waiver program for any unemployed and underemployed members for FY2011, this membership year.
More information and form:   http://www.malsce.org/malsce/file/MALSCE%20Dues%20Waiver%20Program%20FY2011--updated.pdf
Under the Dues Waiver Program, MALSCE will waive FY2011 Annual Dues for any Registered or Associate Member who is currently unemployed or underemployed*, provided that he/she provides documentation OR a letter to the MALSCE Board to show this current status, along with current contact information, including email, and a signed Affidavit on the form. Members who participate will have access to all MALSCE member benefits, including the ability to attend MALSCE seminars and the Convention at the Member Rate.  In addition, scholarships are available for some MALSCE seminars for unemployed members.


*Underemployed:   If you are working, but working less than 30 hours a week in the land surveying or engineering fields, the MALSCE Board views this as underemployment. You are eligible for the Dues Waiver Program. Please include that information in your letter with your form.

Important Dates

10/19/2010, 3:00 PM  MALSCE Board Teleconference Meeting
10/29/2010,12:00 PM  MALSCE Proprietors Council Lunch, with Paul Tyrell at The Engineering Center 
11/5/2010, 8:00 AM Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2010 Annual Convention
11/13/2010, 8:00 AM  ACSM Fall Business Meetings  Link
11/19/2010, 8:00 AM Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2010 Convention
11/20/2010 9:00 AM MALSCE Board Meeting


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