LSPA News & Blog

LSPA Introduces January 2023 Compliance Tip of the Month
January 26, 2023
Click here to view the LSPA compliance tip that was presented at the January 2023 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on January 26, 2023.  Learn more.

Top Takeaways for EPA's New DRGP Permit, with New Deadlines
December 20, 2022
The U. S. EPA and EPA Region 1 have issued the Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for discharges of pollutants to Waters of the U.S. in waste waters from certain dewatering and remediation-related activities. View the top takeaways here.

Notice of Listening Sessions and Opportunity for Public Comments on EOEEA Draft Environmental Justice Strategy
December 12, 2022
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) recently announced the release of its draft EEA secretariat-wide Environmental Justice (EJ) Strategy. Learn more here.

LSPA Emerging Professionals Event: Soil Classification
December 1, 2022
What's the difference between a fine sand and a silt? What is the modified Burmister System? Earlier this week, the LSPA’s Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) held a soil classification training that answered those questions, and more.

Those who heat with oil face even greater price shock: cost of a leak
November 8, 2022
The LSPA continues to work for the passage of our bill to mandate that all homeowners’ policies automatically include coverage for spills and leaks from oil heating tanks. Read our letter in today’s Boston Globe.   

Legislative Updates

One More Push for Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill
The LSPA’s bill, An Act relative to the remediation of home heating oil releases, is with the House Committee on Ways and Means.  The LSPA is working to move the bill through the House of Representatives before Jan. 4, 2023 when the legislative session ends.  

On April 14, 2022, the MA Senate passed the bill unanimously.  Many thanks to Sen. Anne Gobi for championing this bill for three legislative sessions, to Sen. Michael Rodrigues, and to the many media outlets that helped bring widespread visibility to this issue.








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Emerging Professionals Resource 

Career Path Considerations 

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 November 2021, the EPC presented, “To LSP or Not to LSP" Career Path Considerations in Environmental Consulting. A panel of four speakers discussed various career track options in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Industry, their backgrounds and how they ended up in their current role. This video will provide new professionals and college/grad students with information about various careers they can pursue within the industry.

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