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Job Posting – Town of Avon – Assistant DPW Director

Assistant DPW Director Town of Avon   Highly responsible position in new public works department.  The Town seeks candidates with a solid commitment and record of exceptional public service, a breadth and depth of public works, and commitment to best practices. Functional areas are filed operations supervision, drinking water treatment and distribution, highway and grounds, […]

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Job Posting- Halifax Water – Administrative Assistant

  HALIFAX WATER DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT   The Halifax Water Department is seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant.  Candidates for this 40 hour/week position must possess exceptional public service, record-keeping, customer service and administrative support skills.  Responsibilities include payroll, accounts payable, water billing, customer contact, monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting, budgets and daily customer contact.  […]

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new OSHA Silica in Construction Standard is effective September 23, 2017

• Exposures to crystalline silica dust occur when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products and operations using sand products (such as in glass manufacturing, foundries, sand blasting, and hydraulic fracturing). • 2.3 million workers are exposed to silica annually. 2 million in construction and 300,000 in general industry. • […]

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Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System

FROM MASS EEA, AUGUST 2, 2017: Massachusetts’ Environmental Agencies Launch Innovative Online Data Information and Public Access System System Delivers Online Permitting, Greater Data Accessibility, and Government Transparency BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today launched the first phase of a transformative environmental data and public information access system. The new system will deliver online permitting, […]

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House Bill 2777 – An Act to enable the Commonwealth’s administration of the Massachusetts pollutant discharge elimination system

This bill, filed by the Governor, is necessary to enable Massachusetts to receive federal delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘NPDES’), which is a water quality program mandated by the federal government that includes permitting, compliance and enforcement activities relating to the discharge of pollutants. Under the Clean Water Act of 1972, the […]

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House Bill 463 – An Act to assist municipal and district ratepayers

This bill would apply the term ‘local mandate’ to any requirement by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and its agencies (collectively EOEEA) that a city or town expend funds on water-related projects, and requires an impact statement and public review process prior to the implementation of any rule or regulation. See H.463 […]

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