2015 Seminars

March WasteWater

How secondary treatment Unit can be used for new construction and upgrades. Claire Golden, MassDEP, view presentation (PDF, 2.2 MB, 27 pages).

How local upgrade approvals & variances are handled under Title 5, Claire Golden, MassDEP, view presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB, 22 pages).

MassDEP Updates, , Claire Golden, MassDEP, view presentation (PDF, 0.2 MB, 7 pages).


2014 Seminars

 March WasteWater

The effect of pre-treatment on the removal of nitrogen in the soil absorption systems of onsite septic systems: George Heufelder, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, view presentation (PDF, 2.3 MB, 10 pages).

MASS DEP’S STU Standard Conditions for Remedial Use Approval: Daniel Ottenheimer, Mill River Consulting, view presentation (PDF, 1.4 MB, 57 pages).

The removal of selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products by two shallow-placed soil dispersal systems: George Heufelder, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center, view presentation (PDF, 11.3 MB, 52 pages). 


2013 Seminars

 November Air Quality

Air Quality Nuisance Complaints: Odor, Dust and Noise: Michelle Delemarre, MassDEP, view presentation (PDF, 2.6 MB, 63 pages).



2012 Seminars

November WNV/EEE

Massachusetts Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan: Dr. Catherine Brown, view presentation (PDF, 1.8 MB, 24 pages).

Massachusetts Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan


WNV Overview - Local and Country Wide: David Henley, view presentation (PDF, 4.2 MB, 18 pages).

WNV Overview - Local and Country Wide


 EEE Overview - Local and Country Wide: Doug Bidlack, view presentation (PDF, 5.9 MB, 34 pages).

EEE Overview - Local and Country Wide


 Emerging Disease and Mosquitoes: Ellen Bidlack, view presentation (PDF, 5.1 MB, 25 pages).

Emerging Disease and Mosquitoes


Interventions - Controlling Arboviruses: Priscilla Matton, view presentation (PDF, 8.0 MB, 47 pages).

Interventions - controlling arboviruses



Anaerobic Digestion: Craig S. Coker, view presentation (PDF, 5.2 MB, 85 pages).

anaerobic Digestion


Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel: James Manwell, Sheryl Grace, Wendy Heiger-Bernays, view presentation (PDF, 0.7 MB, 38 pages).

wind Turbine


 Backyard Chicken Farming: Ed Hegeman, view presentation (PDF, 2.5 MB, 58 pages).

 poultry Program


Emergency Preparedness/Response: Meeting the Emergency & Disaster Needs of People with Disabilities: Sue Wolf-Fordham, view presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB, 37 pages).



Onsite Wastewater Systems & Title 5 Rules: Basic Concepts: by Daniel Ottenheimer, view presentation (PDF, 1.7 MB, 102 pages).



MassDEP, Groundwater Permit Program Overview and Requirements: by Alan Slater, view presentation (PDF, 1.8 MB, 75 pages).



 A Green Approach to Campground Wastewater Improvements: by Jeremy Cigal and Joe Ducharme, view presentation  (PDF, 3.9 MB, 92 pages).

Campground Wastewater


2011 Seminars

Public Health Response to Mercury Spills: by Brendan Boyle, view presentation 1 (PDF, 2.1 MB, 42 pages), view presentation 2 (PDF, 280 kb, 10 pages), view presentation 3 (medical aspects) (PDF, 1.4 MB, 44 pages).

mercury presentation

mercury presentation

mercury presentation


Second Hand Smoke Exposure: The Real Truth by Timothy R. McAuley, MS, PhD view presentation (PDF, 1 MB, 36 pages).

Second Hand Smoke


Environmental Noise. Prepared by: Cynara Cannatella by John Hovsepian view presentation (PDF, 2.1 MB, 60 pages).

Environmental Noise


Rat Control, an Issue for Food Establishments, Residents and Municipalities by Don Rivard  view presentation (PDF, 4.2 MB, 48 pages).

Rat Control


Managing Animal Waste in Public Parks & Conservation Land by Randy Mickley view presentation (PDF, 2.4 MB, 19 pages). 


2010 Seminars

PCBs in the Indoor Environment: An Emerging Public Health Issue view presentation (PDF, 762 KB, 12 pages)



Lead-based Paint: Rennovation, Repair, Painting view presentation (PDF, 500 KB, 13 pages [note: 2 slides per PDF page]).


Basic Housing Inspections, Hoarding and Abandoned Properties view example inspection form (Microsoft Word 2003 document, 274 KB, 4 pages).

Communicating Your Message to the Public and Media. Dr. Bob Howard view presentation (PDF, 512 KB, 30 pages).



2009 Seminars

MA Cert Of Death: Data and Public Health Uses 18Nov2009 view presentation (PDF, 1.4 MB, 45 pages).


Standardized Pandemic H1N1 Flu Public Health Perspective 18Nov2009 view presentation (PDF, 1.9 MB, 41 pages).


2007 Seminars

Polyethylene Tanks Onsite Wastewater Treatment 27Sept2007 view presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB, 26 pages).

Regional Summary Of Outdoor Wood Boilers Activities 27Sept2007 view presentation (PDF, 742 KB, 27 pages).