LSPA News

New UST Board Meetings for 2022
January 26, 2022
LSPA members who are stakeholders of the MassDOR UST Reimbursement Program are encouraged to participate in the public meetings of two subcommittees recently formed by the 21J Board.  Click here to learn more about each subcommittee, including upcoming meeting dates. 

Don't Forget to Update Your LSPA Member Profile Specialties
January 13, 2022
We encourage you to fully complete the "Specialty Field" section of your member profile, as this will allow visitors to the LSPA website to find you by your specialties. You can edit this field at any time. Please visit here to learn more.  

Job Postings on LSPA Website
January 12, 2022
The LSPA website homepage has a drop down menu called Job Postings where a visitor can find the LSPA Job Board; it had ten job openings listed at the time of this writing. If you or someone you know is looking for a job, please remember to bookmark and check this LSPA webpage regularly.  
 
Three LSPs Discuss LSP Exam Prep
January 10, 2022
In April 2021, the Emerging Professional Committee (EPC) presented “LSP Exam Prep & Overview" in which three LSPs discussed their experiences preparing for, and taking the LSP exam in 2019 and 2020 (under Covid restrictions). This presentation continues to be timely for anyone planning to take the exam soon, as well as for those curious about and perhaps intimidated by the prospect. The 90-minute video of this event is available here for your viewing, and also includes an extended Q&A session.   

MassDEP's Listening Session on Management of Contaminated Soil
December 22, 2021
On Thursday, December 16, 2021, MassDEP held a listening session to learn more about the issues and challenges related to managing contaminated soil. For more information about this topic from discussion at a September 2021 MassDEP meeting as well as information on closed and open landfills and other solid waste data and regulations, please click here.

Legislative Updates

LSPA’s Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill 

NBC Boston ran this story on September 22, 2021 to again highlight the devastating and costly impacts of residential heating oil spills, especially for those without insurance coverage.  The LSPA continues to work with Senator Anne M. Gobi to pass S. 676, our bill that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the approximately 700,000 homeowners who do not have it.  For two sessions, this bill has received a favorable report from the legislature's Joint Committee on Financial Services.  

For more information about the LSPA's bill, please read our fact sheet and this additional information which includes TV news coverage.

 

 

 

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Emerging Professionals Resource 

LSP Exam Prep & Overview

The LSPA's Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is dedicated to providing educational & social programs for professionals who are new to environmental consulting in Massachusetts. 

In April 2021, the EPC presented LSP Exam Prep & Overview" in which three LSPs discussed their experiences preparing for, and taking the LSP exam in 2019 and 2020 (under Covid restrictions). This continues to be a timely event for anyone planning to take the exam soon, as well as for those curious about and perhaps intimidated by the prospect.

The 90-minute video of this event is available here for your viewing, and also includes an extended Q&A session.    

Learn more about the EPC and connect with committee chairs here.

Connect with EPC here.