LSPA News & Blog

MassDEP Slides and Recording from LSPA's September Member Meeting
October 4, 2023 
The LSPA was pleased to have Acting Assistant Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) Commissioner Elizabeth Callahan and Acting Director of BWSC’s Policy and Program Development Division Ken Marra speak at our September 21, 2023 meeting at the Newton Marriott. Learn more about the meeting here

LSPA Introduces Practice Tip of the Month for September 2023
September 21, 2023
The LSPA introduced a new practice tip regarding the LSP Board of Registration's online portal, which is called ePlace/Accela. Click here to read the full practice tip, which was introduced at the September Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2023.  

Soliciting Feedback on Brownfield Tax Credits
September 8, 2023
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (the “Department”) promulgated 830 CMR 63.38Q.1: Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit on July 23, 2021. The Department committed to soliciting feedback on the regulation and the process for claiming the credit after the regulation had been in effect for two years. That time has come! Click here to learn more about how you can submit your comments. 

LSPA 30th Anniversary Dinner
August 31, 2023
The LSP Association's Board of Directors cordially invites you and your guests to join us for the LSPA 30th Anniversary Dinner to take place Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. We look forward to commemorating 30 years of “cleaning up the Commonwealth.” And also, to celebrate being together after three years of no LSPA annual dinners. Ticket and sponsorship information can be found here.

LSP Board of Registration - IMPORTANT UPDATE
August 28, 2023
The LSP Board of Registration has informed the LSPA that the following email was sent out to every active LSP to inform them that they can now sign up for the online portal called ePlace/Accela. This will allow LSPs to start using the online platform to submit renewal applications, pay invoices, change address, and many other actions. Learn more.

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)

Connect with EPC Here