Happy New Year, and a Look Back at 2016

With the support and participation of over 800 members, and generous corporate and event sponsors, 
the LSPA was able to accomplish a great deal in 2016. Some highlights include:

Courses, Meetings and Events:

  • Holding professional development and social events for young professionals and those new to the practice.  
  • Establishing the first student chapter of the LSPA at Bridgewater State University.  
  • Offering young professionals discounts on many LSPA courses.
  • Holding 12 membership meetings in Eastern and Western Massachusetts, nearly all for LSP credit, including a presentation by the LSP Board of Registration.
  • Posting membership meetings on the LSPA website for member viewing.  
  • Offering 25 courses, and filling over 1000 seats with LSPs and non-LSPs.
  • Celebrating the LSPA’s 23rd year with a sold-out annual dinner.

Advocacy on Issues Affecting Our Practice:

  • Working closely with MassDEP on the most recent version of LNAPL guidance, and developing an approach to MCP telemetry requirements. 
  • Helping to stop passage of H. 695An Act Establishing a Department of Environmental Protection appeals board, including soliciting letters from individual LSPA members to state leadership.
  • Soliciting comments from LSPA members and committees, and sending a letter to MassDEP on its Historic Fill / Anthropogenic Background Public Comment DRAFT Technical Update. 
  • Meeting with MassDEP’s Regional and Boston Audit and Enforcement Chiefs to discuss our questions and observations about the audit process.
  • Meeting with key state legislators to share our positions and discuss issues that affect our practice.
  • Attending all meetings of the LSP Board of Registration to track disciplinary actions and trends.
  • Covering MassDEP BWSC Advisory Committee and topic-specific meetings. 

Communication and Other Member Services:

  • Announcing our courses by “semester”.
  • Developing a social media presence (LinkedIn, Facebook, and the LSPA Blog) and providing interactive opportunities. 
  • Introducing a new team of LSPA contractors who bring innovation and stronger skills to our work.
  • Scoring exemplary results on our first comprehensive financial audit.

For more information: Visit www.lspa.org or Contact [email protected]

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