LSPA News & Blog

LSPA Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
March 27, 2023
The LSP Association Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for educational scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Deadline for submission is Friday, May 26, 2023. The scholarship program supports continued education within environmental fields of study at colleges and universities throughout New England. Learn more.

US EPA Announces Proposed PFAS Drinking Water MCL
March 23, 2023
On March 14, 2023, EPA announced the proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, HFPO-DA (commonly known as GenX Chemicals), PFHxS, and PFBS. The proposed PFAS NPDWR does not require any actions until it is finalized. EPA anticipates finalizing the regulation by the end of 2023. For more details click here.

LSPA Introduces March 2023 Practice Tip of the Month
March 14, 2023
Click here to view the LSPA practice tip regarding health/safety requirements for MCP response actions that was presented at the March 2023 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on March 14, 2023.  Learn more here.

LSPA Provides Comments on EEA's Environmental Justice Strategy
February 15, 2023
Last week, the LSPA sent this letter to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs ("EEA") as part of its public comment period on the secretariat-wide draft Environmental Justice (EJ) Strategy. The comment period ends on Friday, February 17, 2023. Learn more here.

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.

Environmental Justice Grants Launched

2023 is the 30th anniversary of the LSPA. We are recognizing this milestone with our first request for proposals to support environmental/natural resource projects in Environmental Justice (EJ) Populations in Massachusetts.

The LSPA will distribute $30,000 in 2023 to grantees serving EJ populations in each of the four MassDEP regions, totaling $7,500/region. See MassDEP regional offices by community.

The grant cycle began on March 20, 2023. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated no later than 5:00pm EST on June 30, September 29, and December 15, 2023. Once a given MassDEP region’s grant threshold has been met, applications in that region will close and a notice will be posted here.

More information and details are here. Please write us at [email protected] with questions.

 

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Emerging Professionals Resources 

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 addition to several other events, the EPC holds two annual events of great interest.  

LSP Exam Prep & Overview features newly licensed LSPs discussing their experiences preparing for and taking the LSP exam.  The most recent videos, which include Q & A sessions, are provided below. 

2022 recording (90 minutes)
2021 recording (90 minutes)

To LSP or Not to LSP: Career Path Considerations in Environmental Consulting presents a panel discussing and answering questions about various career track options in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Industry, their backgrounds, and how they landed in their current roles.

2021 recording (65 minutes)

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