LSPA News & Blog

LSPA Introduces Practice Tip of the Month for June 2024
June 18, 2024

For nearly eight years, the LSPA has been sharing compliance and practice tips for waste site cleanup practitioners. A compilation of all LSPA published compliance and practice tips since Fall 2016 is available on the LSPA website blog. Click here to learn more.

Public Comment Period on NEW Chapters of Risk Characterization Guidance, Chapters 6-10
June 18, 2024
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued the newest installment of and opened a public comment period on its Risk Characterization Guidance; this draft guidance covers Chapters 6-10 of the longer document. All pertinent information can be found here

MassDEP Technical Assistance Grant Program FY25-26 Opportunity and Application
June 7, 2024

The MassDEP announced the application for the FY2025-26 Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) is now available. Application deadline is Friday, September 6, 2024. Click here for more information.

LSPA Comments on Two BWSC Draft Guidance Documents
June 6, 2024
On June 5, 2024, the LSPA sent our comments to MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) as part of its public comment periods on two draft guidance documents: Risk Characterization Guidance, Chapters 1-5, Public Review Draft and Interim Guidance on Implementing Activity and Use Limitations (Interim AUL Guidance). Click here for details.  

Ballot for 2024-2025 LSPA Board Elections
May 22, 2024
Voting is now open for the 2024-2025 LSPA Board of Directors election. Board positions will take effect July 1, 2024. There are three open seats on the Board for this election; the three-year term is from FY '25 through FY '27. Click here to view the candidates on this year's ballot.

LSPA Environmental Justice Grants

We received so many strong applications in 2023.  Thank you!  We’re just sorry that we couldn’t fund them all.  Congratulations to the six grant recipients for their impressive projects (most of which are still underway).

More information to come.

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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.

2023 recording (80 minutes)
2021 recording (65 minutes)



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