LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Method 3 Risk Characterization: A Short Course for LSPs

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Onsite check-in begins at 8:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA - Directions to location
Pricing: Member: $250 | Non-member: $400
Instructor: Anne Marie C. Desmarais, MSPH, LSP, Tufts University (Click here for Instructor Biography)

This course is approved for 6.0 LSP "non-DEP"/Technical continuing education credits (#1494). This course was previously offered in May 2016. It is also approved for CT-LEP credits (CTLEP-371). This course is being submitted to NYPE for PDH credits. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM; the course will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Course Description: 

This course will provide LSPs with the fundamentals of Method 3 Risk Characterization under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). This course is intended for LSPs and others who have little or no experience performing Method 3 Risk Characterization. The goals of this course are as follows: 
  • Introduce LSPs to the Risk Assessment paradigm
  • Provide a basic understanding of the Risk Characterization process
  • Use the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) and other Dose-Response databases and information sources
  • Understand how to assess cancer risks and non-cancer systemic effects risks
  • Develop exposure scenarios based on site-specific conceptual models
  • Calculate exposure for ingestion of soil, dermal contact with soil, and ingestion and inhalation of particulates
  • Calculate exposures from potable water uses
  • Calculate exposures from indoor air based on IAQ data
  • Calculate risk and interpret a spreadsheet
  • Use the MCP Risk Assessment Guidance to reinforce what was learned in this brief course. 

This course is designed for LSPs who want to do Method 3 Risk Characterization for uncomplicated sites such as most leaking UST sites.  It is also intended to help LSPs interpret the results of Method 3 Risk Characterization, particularly LSPs in small practices who have subcontractors do their Method 3’s and who want to ensure that the work is consistent with MCP guidance before they submit RAOs. 

This course is not intended for LSPs or others who already do Method 3; this will be a basic course that addresses fundamentals and will assume limited experience with Method 3.  The course will assume that participants have some experience with Method 1 and understand selection of Contaminants of Concern and calculation of Exposure Point Concentrations. 

This course will be given over six hours.  It is recommended that participants bring a laptop with Excel available for practicing calculations. 

To view full course description and agenda, click here.

Please email Kristi Lefebvre with any questions.