There are currently three vacant seats on the 11 member Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (aka The LSP Board). The LSPA is soliciting interest from qualified professionals to serve on the LSP Board. 
 
Why is the LSPA involved with helping to identify possible Board candidates?
LSPs are the key constituents of the LSP Board, and the LSPA is the professional association for LSPs, so it is only logical that the LSPA would have an interest in identifying qualified candidates for the LSP Board. The LSPA has been involved in the past in assisting and supporting persons interested and qualified to serve on the LSP Board. 
 
The LSPA is very invested in maintaining the LSP Board as a credible, responsive, and fully functioning entity in this privatized program, with all 11 seats filled. The success of the program depends on it.  
 
What seats are vacant?
  1. Three Board members must be members of "statewide organizations that promote the protection of the environment at the time of appointments and who are knowledgeable with respect to issues involving responding to releases of oil and hazardous materials." One of these environmental seats is vacant and has been for over three years.
  2. An "at large" LSP seat has recently become vacant; this is one of five seats for currently-licensed LSPs.
  3. A seat for an LSP who is a "full-time employee of a manufacturing firm engaged in the utilization of hazardous materials" has recently become vacant; this is another one of the five seats for currently-licensed LSPs. 
What are the expectations for a Board member?
At present, LSP Board meetings are held nearly every month, usually at one of the MassDEP regional offices, including Boston. At meetings, Board members review and vote on applications for course credits and license applications, and oversee investigations of complaints lodged against LSPs who may have violated the LSP Rules of Professional Conduct set forth in 309 CMR 4.00.
 
The term of service is four years. Besides attending meetings of the full Board, Board members are expected to participate on Application Review Panels (reviewing applications for licensure) and Complaint Review Teams (investigating complaints against LSPs).  Service on the Board is without compensation.
 
Click here for more information about the current Board. 
 
Where can I get more information?
If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Wendy Rundle, LSPA Executive Director at lspa.wendy@gmail.com or 617-484-4027 to discuss. 
 
What is the application review process?
Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter to:
 
Beverly Coles-Roby, Esq.
Executive Director
Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
One Winter Street 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5985