Who is the Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO)?
The present Environmental Compliance Officer is Bob Bois. Bob can be reached by phone at (508) 647-6458 or by e-mail at email@example.com or in his office with Community Developement on the second floor of Town Hall.
Why did the Town need to hire an Environmental Compliance Officer?
The Town hired the ECO in February of 2002 to help it comply with an Administrative Agreement and Order issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency in November of 2001. Under the Agreement, the Town has three years to complete over 24 pollution prevention projects, Town-wide. The projects are collectively called the Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) in the Agreement with EPA and the Agreement requires that the Town include the following language with any public statement making reference to the SEP. “This project (SEP) was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Clean Water Act.”
What are the other job duties of the Environmental Compliance Officer?
In addition to complying with the Agreement with EPA, the ECO helps Town Departments comply with a myriad of environmental regulations like, filing the appropriate air source registrations for emissions from furnace boilers or meeting mandated clean-up schedules on Town-owned contaminated property. The ECO is also the Town’s Conservation Agent helping the Conservation Commission oversee and enforce the Town’s Wetland Bylaw and Regulations.