LSPA November 2020 Membership Meeting 

Understanding Audits and Avoiding Common Issues, Perspectives from MassDEP Audit Staff 

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020  
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM  EST  Please note: registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. 
Live Webinar via Zoom
Important New Registration Note: Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process. 1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration". You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials. 

  • John Ziegler, Audit Section Chief, MassDEP, BWSC-WERO (View Biography)

This membership meeting presentation has been approved by the LSP Board of Registration for 1.0 DEP Regulatory credit.


The presentation will review the various audit types and processes and provide LSPs insight on how MassDEP selects sites for audit, and how audits for selected sites are conducted.  This webinar will address how to interpret screening level audits by reviewing the screening checklists MassDEP uses.  In addition, the presentation will also review LSP responsibilities during audits and discuss how enforcement can be generated from audits.  Finally, the presentation will look at common issues identified by MassDEP audit staff and provide suggestions to avoid commonly cited violations and improve the quality of MCP submittals. 

Webinar objectives include:

  • Review/understand how audits are selected and conducted;
  • Understand the LSP’s role in different types of audits;
  • Understand how enforcement plays a role in audits; and
  • Review common issues that lead to possible enforcement and how to avoid them.
4:15 PM  Welcome and Announcements  
4:20 PM  Sponsor Introductions
4:25 PM  Contribution to the Practice Award
4:30 PM  Speaker Introduction, Program Begins
5:20 PM Questions & Answers
5:30 PM  Presentation Ends 

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