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LSPA News & Announcements

June 15, 2015 
LSPA Board of Directors Elected  

The LSPA membership has elected Susan O'Brien, LSP of Amec Foster Wheeler, for a first term on the LSPA Board.  Two current Board members were re-elected for second terms:  Mike Billa, LSP of Tetra Tech, and Mike Penzo, LSP, Consulting Hydrogeologist.  They were each elected for three year terms and will take office on July 1, 2015. 

May 27, 2015 
MassDEP Publishes Draft Interim Policy on Reclamation Soils 
MassDEP has prepared a DRAFT Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects; the draft policy is now available on MassDEP’s Reclamation Soil blog (https://reclamationsoil.wordpress.com/).  Comments are due to MassDEP by June 17, 2015. Read More

May 5, 2015 
Candidates for 2015-2016 LSPA Board of Directors
Voting will open on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and Board positions will take effect July 1, 2015. Mike Billa, Susan O'Brien, and Michael Penzo are the three candidates. Read More

April 28, 2015 
Massachusetts Geological Society is Formed 
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April 13, 2015 
Governor Baker Issues Executive Order to Reduce Unnecessary Regulatory Burden
On March 31, 2015, Governor Baker issued Executive Order No. 562 requiring all state agencies to review regulations based on a variety of criteria found in the document.  Read some reactions here

March 9, 2015
Scholarship Fund is Now Accepting Applications for Educational Scholarships
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February 26, 2015
Call for Golfers:  LSPA Scholarship Fund 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
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February 2, 2015
LSPA Submits Comments to MassDEP on Public Review Draft, Vapor Intrusion Guidance 
The LSPA sent a cover letter and matrix of comments to MassDEP on its October 2014 Public Review Draft of Vapor Intrusion Guidance, Policy #WSC-14-435. 
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January 2015
Overview of 2014 MCP Regulatory Changes: Characterizing and Closing Out NAPL Sites 
The LSPA has prepared an overview as part of a series of topic discussions and resources pertaining to the 2014 MCP changes; this first in the series provides a discussion of key aspects of  the investigation and closure of NAPL sites. Read more.

December 2014
MassDEP Publishes Guidance on Best Management Practices ("BMPs") for Non-Commercial Gardening at Disposal Sites, WSC # 14-910.  Read More 

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Watch for Falling Snow: Adventures of Brad Cousineau, Environmental Scientist, SAGE Environmental
What a difference a few weeks can make....
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2014 MCP Regulatory Changes: Characterizing and Closing Out NAPL Sites
The recent revisions to the MCP, most of which became effective June 20, 2014, ...
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Local Regulation of Moderately Contaminated Soils - Town of Dartmouth 
When doing any project, consider whether local Board of Health, Planning Board, Wetlands... 
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New Good Samaritan Law Protects LSPs
Starting on January 1, 2015, LSPs will have liability protection when they provide voluntary...
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