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LSPA News & Announcements

June 10, 2016
LSPA Requests Your Comments on Draft Technical Update 
MassDEP has recently released the Historic Fill / Anthropogenic Background Public Comment DRAFT Technical Update. A copy is available here on the MassDEP website. The LSPA Regulations Committee is assembling comments on this 12-page draft guidance document and would like your input. Please send your comments, suggestions, and revisions to the LSPA Regulations Committee Co-Chairs by Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Click here for more information about how to do this.

June 9, 2016
LSPA Board of Directors Election 
Election results are in for the LSPA's Board of Directors.  Marilyn Wade, LSP,  Brown & Caldwell, was re-elected for a second term.  Marilyn currently serves as the LSPA Treasurer.  Two new Board members were elected:  Patrick Corcoran, LSP, EnviroTrac, and Matthew Young, Senior Project Manager, Cumberland Farms. They were each elected for three year terms and will take office on July 1, 2016.  They will replace outgoing Board members, and Past Presidents, Matt Hackman and Paul McKinlay.  Click here for more information about these new Board members. 

June 7, 2016
Court Decides Peterborough Oil vs. MassDEP
On June 6, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its opinion in Peterborough Oil Co. v. MassDEP upholding MassDEP’s interpretation that the word “oil” in the Zone II exemption does not include leaded gasoline. Read on for a brief summary of the decision. The LSPA submitted an amicus brief in this case.

May 10, 2016
LSPA Opposes H. 695 - A Bill That Would Affect the LSP Board Process
The LSPA has written to the Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature expressing its strong opposition to H. 695 which would create an appeals board to hear from those aggrieved by determinations of the current LSP Board of Registration. Read our letter here. And contact the committee with your opinion. 

May 2, 2016
LSPA Board of Directors Election 
The LSPA announces Board candidates and voting to begin on May 9th. Click here to learn more about candidates and the election.

June 2, 2016
LSPA Scholarship Fund 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
The LSP Association (LSPA) Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. For more information, click here. 

March 25, 2016
LSPA Scholarship Fund Applications Due May 2, 2016
The LSP Association (LSPA) Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for educational scholarships for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. The purpose of the scholarship program is to support continued education within environmental fields of study at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts and New England. Application information is available here.

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 

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MassDEP Revisiting TCE Sites
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a chlorinated volatile organic compound present at many Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Sites.  In 2013, following a reassessment of TCE toxicity, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced that its research indicated that relatively low concentrations of TCE in indoor....

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