RISEP Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 13, 2018




RISEP will hold its Winter Party on Tuesday, February 13, at Easy Entertaining in the Rising Sun Mill, 166 Valley Street, Providence, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  The guest speaker will be Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit.  




Registration Deadline-February 6, 2018 

FEBRUARY 12, 2018






Please join us on February 12th at Save the Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence for a joint RISEP/RENEW Energy Initiative (REI) technical luncheon.  Jeffrey Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer of Deepwater Wind will discuss their work, as well as the status of and prospects for expanding the U.S.'s offshore wind capacity in the coming years.  REI members are encouraged to register through REI's event announcement via Eventbrite. 


Mr. Grybowski manages the company's portfolio of offshore wind, solar and transmission  He has been intimately involved since its inception in the development of America's first offshore wind farm, the path-breaking Block Island Wind Farm.  The project closed on a $300 million commercial financing in early 2015 and completed construction in the summer of 2016.  Deepwater Wind is also developing the 1,000 MW Deepwater ONE site to serve the New England and New York power markets with the next round of US offshore wind projects.


Please join us for this interesting program and a delicious catered lunch.  We welcome you to sponsor this program, which supports RISEP's scholarship funds. Please contact Rick Carlone about sponsoring the event at the Gold, Silver or Bronze level.








Friday, January 26, 2018



The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in conjunction with RISEP will be providing a training on upcoming changes to hazardous waste reporting, on January 26, 2018 at Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, Rhode Island.  This training will focus on hazardous waste e-manifest and biennial report requirements, using a new USEPA created system that requires handlers to enter their own data for e-manifests, handler notification and biennial reporting.  These requirements may impact yourselves and your clients.  The cost for the training is $20. 

For more information please contact Mark Dennen from RIDEM at mark.dennen@dem.ri.gov.



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Meet the Members Opportunity

RISEP invites member firms to sign up for a “Meet and Greet” presentation at a RISEP technical luncheon: a 2-5-minute overview of your business and a reserved display space on our registration table.  This provides an opportunity to encourage networking among  members and luncheon participants.  To sign up your firm for a presentation date, please contact info@risep.org.  Please spread the word to colleagues who are not yet RISEP members.





December 5, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon - Thermal Remediation Technology Overview and Practical Applications, presented by TerraTherm, Inc.  Held at the Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.


November 9, 2017 - RISEP 2017 Fall Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 - RISEP Scholarship Award Ceremony/RISEP 2017 SUmmer Party.  Held at Twelve Acres in North Providence, Rhode Island from 5-8 PM.


October 12, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "Environmental grade potassium persulfate and its applications in insitu remediation," presented by PeroxyChem.   Held at Save the Bay, Providence, RI.


OCTOBER 10, 2017 - JOINT RISEP/EBC Program, Briefing by the RIDEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Leadership.  Held at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) from 1 to 5 pm.


June 12, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "The Biogeochemical Toolbox: Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes," presented by Karen Kinsella from GZA, Geoenvironmental, Inc.  Held at Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.


March 30, 2017 - RISEP 2017 Spring Networking Event, Breaktime Bowl and Bar, Pawtucket, RI, 5:30-8:30.


March 7, 2017 - RISEP Technical Luncheon, "Sea Level Rise and Resilience" presented by Grover Fugate, Director, CRMC.  Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  Download the presentation here.



January 25, 2017 - RISEP Winter Party with RIDEM Direct Janet Coit.  Local 121, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.




November 3, 2016 - RISEP Networking Event at Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.

August 18, 2016 - RISEP/EBC Summar Garden Party at Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, Pawtuckey, RI, 5:30-8:30 PM.

May 14, 2016 - RISEP Technical Luncheon on High Resolution Site Characterization presented by Cascade.  Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI.

March 24, 2016 - RISEP 2016 Spring Networking Event at the Breaktime Bowl and Bar, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 5:30-8:30 PM.

February 29, 2016 - Joint RISEP and APA Leap Day Luncheon with the RIDEM Division of Planning and CRMC, discucssing Rhode Island's Statewide Water Quality Management Plan Update.  DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE.

January 13, 2016 - RISEP Winter Party with RIDEM Director Janet Coit.  Rising Sun Miil/Easy Entertaining, Providence, RI, 6-9 PM.




November 4, 2015 - RISEP & EBC. Fall NEtworking Event.  Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI, 5:30-8:30.

October 20, 2015 - RISEP & EBC Joint Technical Luncheon. RIDEM presentation on recent changes to RIDEM's RI Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) stormwater permitting program.  Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI, from 12-2 PM.

September 10, 2015 - RISEP Annual Summer Party at Kempenaar's Clambake Club, 323 Valley Road, Middletown, RI., from 5:30-8:30 PM.

July 22, 2015 - EBC Rhode Island Chapter and RISEP program on the Resilient Rhode Island Act, at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, in Providence Rhode Island, from 8:30 AM to 12 noon.

May 26, 2015 - RISEP Technical Luncheon on the Coventry Landfill Contaminated Soil Beneficial Reuse Program.  Save the Bay, Providence, RI.  See RISEP Recent Meeting Downloads for a copy of the presentation.

April 30, 2015 - RISEP Spring Networking Event.  Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI.


March 24, 2015 - Technical Luncheon with Ashley Blauvelt of RIDEM, discussing the new RIDEM "Guidelines for the Management of Historically Agricultural Properties for Future Use as Open Space and/or Recreational Use".  Radisson, Warwick, RI. 

See RISEP Recent Meeting Downloads for a copy of the presentation.






December 12, 2014 - RISEP Fall Luncheon, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Networks and Compliance, Save the Bay Center, Providence, RI.


November 20, 2014 - RISEP 25th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner, Rising Sun Mills, Providence, RI.


October 30, 2014 - RISEP Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI.


September 16, 2014 - RISEP and SWEP-CT Joint Networking Event, Mystic Seaport, CT.


May 15, 2014 – RISEP Board of Director’s Meeting, Valley Country Club.


May 13, 2014 – RISEP Spring Luncheon, Update on Rhode Island's Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.


April 30, 2014 – RISEP Annual Business Networking Event, Valley Country Club.


March 27, 2014 – RISEP Continuing Education Course, “FUNdamentals of Organic Chemistry”, Amica.


January 16, 2014 – RISEP Annual Dinner and Winter Bash, Squantum Club.





December 4, 2013 – RISEP December Lunch and Learn Program with RIDEM.


November 7, 2013 – RISEP Annual Networking Event, Trinity Brewhouse.


September 18, 2013 – RISEP September Lunch and Learn Program. Fundamentals of In Situ Injection Remediation with Redox Tech, LLC.


September 11, 2013 – RISEP Annual Summer Social, Yawgoo Bakes.


June 26, 2013 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  Performing Due Diligence: Updates on the ASTM E-1527-05 Standard and Legal Perspectives of Deals with Environmental Data Resources, Inc. and Robinson & Cole LLP.


April 26, 2013 – Joint RISEP and American Planning Association, RI Chapter Lunch and Learn. Rhode Island Sustainable Communities Initiative.


February 28, 2013 – Joint RISEP and Environmental Business Council Winter Bash, Trinity Brewhouse.





December 12, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  RIDEM Office of Waste Management, New Initiatives Briefing and Joint Presentation of the new Guidelines for Expedited Excavation and Disposal Response Actions General Permit.


November 7, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn.  Green Biofuels with Tomorrow Biofuels.


September 13, 2012 – RISEP Summer Bash and Sailing on the schooner Aurora, Regatta Place, Newport.


October 23, 2012 – RISEP Technical Tour of Providence Water’s Holton Purification Plant, Scituate.


March 22, 2012 – RISEP Lunch and Learn with Julian Dash, Director of RI Economic Development Corporation's Renewable Energy Fund.