LSPA Members Fill Two Vacancies at LSP Board of Registration
 

Congratulations to long-time LSPA members, Gregg McBride and Marc Richards, for their recent appointments to the LSP Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (aka The LSP Board). Gregg McBride fills the LSP in manufacturing seat and Marc Richards was appointed to the LSP at large seat. Please see below for more information on our new Board members!

With these two new appointments, one vacant seat remains on the 11 member Board of Registration. 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. 

If you or someone you know may interested in the open seat, please contact Wendy Rundle, LSPA Executive Director at lspa.wendy@gmail.com or 617-484-4027.

Gregg McBride is a Senior Principal with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. He has been an LSP since 1997, and has more than thirty years of experience as an environmental scientist specializing in the impact of contaminants in the environment. In his work with industrial and power clients, Mr. McBride has directed projects in ecological and public health risk assessment, regulatory compliance, permitting and environmental investigations of subsurface soil, groundwater and surface water. He has also developed a number of clean-up strategies for Brownfield projects in Massachusetts. Much of his work involves multi-faceted efforts where investigations, risk assessment and risk management decisions are made across different regulatory programs. He is experienced with TSCA, RCRA, MCP and other cleanup programs. Prior to his association with GZA, Mr. McBride was with the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School (1973-1976), USEPA Health Effects Research Laboratory (1977-1979) and Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation (1980-1987) where he was responsible for public health impact assessments for utility and process industry development. Mr. McBride has also served in local government as a Conservation Commissioner for eighteen years and has been a Selectman in the Town of Norwell, Massachusetts for seven years.

Marc J. Richards is Vice President of Environmental Services at Tighe & Bond. He has been an LSP since 2003. Mr. Richards has over twenty years of experience managing projects related to Brownfield development, environmental assessment and cleanup, building deconstruction/demolition, and construction management. He currently provides integrated services for complex environmental construction projects that involve environmental permitting, LSP/MCP services, site cleanup, both above and below ground, and construction phase services. His expertise also includes assessment and cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl ("PCB") sites, managing PCB issues located within building materials, assessing and mitigating vapor intrusion issues, historic/urban fill soils management, and in-situ remediation using a variety of remediation additives. 

A resident of Westborough, Massachusetts, Richards earned his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mr. Richards is also a licensed engineer in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.