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Greg Cooper GCC 2015

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Presentation at Massachusetts Green Careers Conference 2015

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Greg Cooper GCC 2015

  1. 1. Greg  Cooper   Division  Director  –  Business  Compliance  &  Recycling   Bureau  of  Air  &  Waste  
  2. 2.      The  Department  of  Environmental  Protection  is  the   state  agency  responsible  for  ensuring  clean  air  and   water,  the  safe  management  of  toxics  and  hazards,  the   recycling  of  solid  and  hazardous  wastes,  the  timely   cleanup  of  hazardous  waste  sites  and  spills,  and  the   preservation  of  wetlands  and  coastal  resources.  
  3. 3. —  MassDEP  –  Boston  Headquarters   —  MassDEP  Bureaus   —  Bureau  of  Air  and  Waste   —  Bureau  of  Water  Resources   —  Bureau  of  Waste  Site  Cleanup   —  Bureau  of  Administrative  Services   —  MassDEP  Regional  Offices   —  Northeast  –  Wilmington   —  Southeast  -­‐    Lakeville   —  Central  –  Worcester   —  Western  -­‐  Springfield  
  4. 4. —  Permitting   —  Assistance   —  Compliance   —  Enforcement   —  Regulation  
  5. 5. —  Engineers   —  Environmental  Scientists/Analysts   —  Planners   —  Program  Coordinators   —  Administrators  
  6. 6. —  Shifting  to  smaller  sources     —  More  pollution  prevention   —  Work  tied  to  climate  change/energy   —  Electronic  reporting     —  Compliance  monitoring   —  Third  Party  Inspectors   —  Significant  staff  loses  in  Department   —  Re-­‐staffing  at  all  levels/focus  on  entry   —  TPI     —  Monitoring/sensing  technologies  
  7. 7. —  Business  Undergraduate   —  Newspaper  Distribution     —  MBA  Environmental  Management   —  Started  as  Recycling  Intern  at  MassDEP  (1992)   —  Held  Several  Positions  at  MassDEP   —  Currently  –  Division  Director  –  Business  Compliance  &   Recycling  
  8. 8. —  Network   —  Set  Realistic  Expectations   —  Don’t  wait  for  the  perfect  opportunity   —  Whatever  it  takes  –  initiative  -­‐    deliver   —  Everybody  does  the  grunt  work   —  It’s  about  the  relationships  –  everybody’s  a  professional    
  9. 9.           Greg  Cooper   Division  Director  –  Business  Compliance  &  Recycling   Greg.cooper@state.ma.us  

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