MassDEP/LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Online Course: Managing Construction in Contaminated Areas

Registration: Registration must take place during business hours (8 am to 6 pm Mon. - Fri.). Within 24 hours of registration, the LSPA will provide your registration information via email. The course will stay open for registration through the end of 2018 and all of 2019.
Availability: Once you have your login information, the course may be accessed at anytime for 30 days through a web browser. At the end of 30 days, your access is terminated. No extensions will be offered. 
Technology: The course may be accessed using a computer, tablet or mobile device. All you need is a web browser and access to the Internet.

Pricing: $150 for each course attendee. 
Course Authors: 

  • John Fitzgerald, BWSC, Northeast Regional Office, Regional Engineer
  • Elizabeth Callahan, BWSC, Acting Division Director, Policy and Program Development 
  • Paul Locke, BWSC, Assistant Commissioner

This course has been approved for 2.0 DEP Regulatory continuing education credits (#1648). This is a new course and is being offered online only.   

Course Description: 
This two-hour course will provide LSPs with a comprehensive overview of MCP regulations (310 CMR 40.0000) and other considerations that need to be taken into account when working at construction sites in contaminated or potentially contaminated areas. The course begins with an overview of some of the situations that can occur during construction activities at contaminated sites, including exposures that could potentially impact human health, and potential liability issues related to exacerbating contaminant conditions or managing contaminated media. The course addresses where the MCP may apply during construction activities. It outlines considerations should an LSP encounter contamination, including whether such contamination must be addressed using one of the MCP regulatory vehicles. Three case studies are provided to illustrate construction activities and relevant MCP requirements. The case studies describe findings from MassDEP audits or other investigations, and identify what went wrong, and how it was or could be corrected. Special emphasis is placed throughout the course on consideration of potential TCE contamination.

Once the user has finished the course, s/he will be required to successfully complete a short quiz, after which a CEU form will be emailed to the user. The online course also offers a resource section which allows you to download the course slides for future reference. 

Registration Process:
Once you complete your registration form for the course, you will receive two emails from the LSPA:

  1. Your registration confirmation which also acts as a paid receipt.
  2. An email containing your log-in information and link to directly access the online course. Once this email is sent, you will have 30 days to complete the course. Access to the course and the quiz will automatically expire in 30 days. There will be no extensions or exceptions. 

If you have any questions, please email Kristi Lefebvre. To view course agenda and instructor biographies, please click here.