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2015 ECOS Fall Meeting

August 31, 2015 - September 2, 2015



Final Agenda (Printed Brochure Available at Registration Desk)

Draft List of Attendees


Compilation of Open Session Agendas

Agenda Discussion of New Directions for the Shale Gas Caucus

Agenda Maximizing Complementary Benefits of Multiple Air Rules –Innovating, Improving Results, and Getting Credit

Agenda Budget Wizardry and Creative Outreach through Twitter and Facebook

Agenda Navigating the Perfect Storm: New Water Solutions

Agenda Bright Ideas for Brownfields, Former Farms, Federal Facilities, Landfills, and More

Agenda Corporate Roundtable on Innovative Technologies to Achieve Sustainability

Agenda Innovating to Improve Compliance Results, Even With Fewer Boots on the Ground

Agenda Side Meeting of the Data Management Workgroup

Agenda Expanding Joint Governance to the State-U.S. EPA Partnership

Agenda Managing Risk - Federal Facilities Forum Follow-On Session


FULL REGISTRATION-Early rate (paid by 7/17): $675 member/state/nonprofit; $775 federal/dues-paying Alumni Association; $875 other. Add $75 for registration 7/18-8/21. Add $50 more after 8/21. ONE-DAY REGISTRATION-Early rate (paid by 7/17): $350 member/state; $400 federal/alumni association; $450 other. Add $50 for registration 7/18-8/21. Add $50 more after 8/21. IMPORTANT NOTES-Cancellation by 7/17 subject to $35 fee. Non-emergency cancellation after 7/17 non-refundable. ***ECOS cannot comp attendees who plan to attend one session only, unless they are speakers for that session.

Online Registration


Attendees should make their own room reservations at The Hotel Viking at (800) 556-7126. The special ECOS group rate is available until July 30 or sellout of the room block, whichever is sooner. ECOS' room rate is the prevailing federal per diem rate (currently $165) plus applicable city and state taxes (currently 13%) in effect at the time of checkout. ECOS room nights include August 30 and 31 and September 1, with limited availability on the bookend nights of August 29, September 2, and September 3. Check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m. ***The hotel has a 72-hour-prior cancellation policy. Inquire with hotel for details. JULY 24 ROOM BLOCK UPDATE: While the ECOS group rate at The Hotel Viking has just sold out, attendees may still make reservations outside the block at a current rate of $359 or higher (depending on the night). Alternatively, guests may wish to reserve rooms at the Newport Harbor Hotel or Newport Marriott. Today's rates at the Newport Harbor Hotel are: August 30 $289, August 31 – September 2 $269. Today's rates at the Newport Marriott are: Regular Rate: August 30 $349; August 31 – September 2 $309; Advance Purchase Rate (non-refundable): August 30 $314; August 31 – September 2 $278. JULY 30 UPDATE: The Homewood Suites Hilton Newport Middletown, located approximately seven minutes by car from Newport, currently is offering government rate rooms.


Newport is served by T.F. Green Airport in Providence/Warwick, RI (26 miles) and Boston Logan International Airport (74 miles). Convenient shuttle service between T.F. Green Airport and The Hotel Viking in Newport is available through Orange Airport Shuttle (, see schedule link below) at a rate of $30 each way. Reservations are recommended. The bus schedule between Boston Logan International Airport and Newport is more limited. Peter Pan/Bonanza offers a few trips a day at a one-way cost of approximately $30, but note that the trip time ranges from 2 hours 45 min. to 3 hours 45 min. each way (whereas driving would take as little as 90 minutes). Attendees interested in sharing a rental car from either airport should email their flight information to Meghan McNeley (, who will contact you if there is a match in either direction.

Orange Shuttle Schedule

Sponsor: ECOS
Venue: Hotel Viking
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI
Venue Website:
Contact Info: Lia Parisien,
Registration: See above.

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