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LSPA News & Announcements

January 8, 2016
Happy New Year, and A Look Back at 2015
With the support and participation of over 800 members, and generous corporate and event sponsors, the LSPA was able to accomplish a great deal in 2015. Some highlights include. 

December 18, 2015

LSPA Comments on MassDEP's Second Public Review Draft LNAPL Guidance 
The LSPA submitted comments on December 18, 2015 to MassDEP on its Second Public Review Draft of Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) and the MCP: Guidance for Site Assessment and Closure, Policy #WSC‐14‐450. Read our cover letter and comments 

November 5, 2015

MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup Updates -  
The second public review draft of the Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) Guidance is posted under “Draft Policies & Guidance” here.  This document has been updated to reflect public comments received on the first (July 2014) draft.  BWSC will be holding a meeting on the revised draft on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 10:00 am at MassDEP’s Boston Office, One Winter Street 2nd floor conference rooms A & B.  Please submit any written comments on the second public hearing draft by Friday December 18, 2015 to Kendall.Marra@MassMail.State.MA.US.

October 8, 2015

LSPA 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting Held 

The LSPA held its 22nd annual dinner meeting on October 8, 2015, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, MA.  Over 280 guests were in attendance to schmooze, nosh, bid on an appealing array of silent auction items, applaud their colleagues receiving awards, and listen to guest speaker Stephen Puleo, historian and author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. 

Click here for more details.

September 30, 2015
LSPA Files Amicus Brief with MA Supreme Judicial Court  
On September 30, 2015, the LSPA filed an Amicus Curiae (“Friend of the Court”) brief with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Peterborough Oil Company, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection.  The case is on appeal from Worcester County Superior Court.   

At issue in the case is the technical application of a section of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (the “MCP,” 310 CMR 40.0000) that addresses the “Identification of Exposure Points” in groundwater within an Aquifer Protection District or the Zone II of a Public Supply well (310 CMR 40.0924(2)(b)(3)(a)).  

Click here to read a summary of the LSPA's internal process and issues.

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard oral arguments on October 8, 2015.  The SJC webcast of the oral arguments can be seen here. We are told to expect a decision on the case within 4 to 6 months of the oral argument.  

August 28, 2015
MassDEP Finalizes Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects
MassDEP’s Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects (#COMM-15-01) is final and may be found here.   

More information is provided in this article and at www.ReclamationSoil.org.

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