Recent LSPA Advocacy Actions

The LSPA actively advocates for the practice in a variety of arenas: regulatory, legislative, administrative, and the media.

January 21, 2015
LSPA sent a letter to MassDEP regarding the role of LSPs in its yet-to-be-released proposed interim policy for facilities receiving more than 100,000 cubic yards of soil. 

November 3, 2014
LSPA Submits Comments on MassDEP's Draft Guidance for LNAPL Site Assessment and Closure
The LSPA sent a cover letter and a compilation of comments to MassDEP on its July 1, 2014
Public Review Draft, LNAPL and the MCP: Guidance for Site Assessment and Closure - Policy #WSC-14-450.

September 22, 2014
LSPA Submits Comments on MassDEP's Draft Activity and Use Limitations (AUL) Guidance
On September 22, 2014, the LSPA sent a letter and submitted comments to MassDEP on its June 2014 Public Review Draft, "Guidance on Implementing Activity and Use Limitations – Policy #WSC14-300". 

July 1, 2014
Comments to MassDEP on Draft “Greener Cleanups” guidance

June 18, 2014
Letter to State Senator Brewer and State Representative Dempsey re:  Senate Budget Amendment No. 2160, Section 123I, requesting that “Licensed Site Professional” be added to the amendment

April 4, 2014
Letter to the LSP Board of Registration requesting an LSP licensing exam in May or June 2014  

March 31, 2014
Comments to MassDEP on the Proposed Underground Storage Tank Regulations, including 310 CMR 80.00.  

March 3, 2014
The LSPA’s Letter to the Editor was published in Boston Globe letters section. The letter was in response to a front-page February 23, 2014 Boston Globe article that drew the ire of many LSPA members.  

February 25, 2014
The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, picked up the (above) Globe story.  The LSPA's Susan Chapnick, Board member and Treasurer, was quoted.

January 31, 2014
Cover letter and detailed suggestions to the LSP Board for amendments to the LSP Board regulations at 309 CMR.  The LSPA’s suggestions covered a wide range of topics. 

December 9, 2013
OpEd in the Worcester Business Journal
by Larry Feldman of the LSPA, entitled "Brownfields Program Has Paid Off for Mass. Business." 

March 22, 2013
Letter to MassDEP urging adoption of current EPA Toxicity Info for PCE

January 24, 2013
Letter to Secretary Richard Sullivan, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs with LSPA observations and concerns about the LSP Board of Registration.

January 2, 2013
Recommendations to MassDEP regarding solid waste landfill space and soil management under the MCP.