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LSPA May 2022 Western MA Membership Meeting: Updates on BWSC's Natural Resource Damages Program
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:05 PM EDT
Category: Membership Meeting

LSPA May 2022 Western MA Membership Meeting: Updates on BWSC's Natural Resource Damages Program     

The LSPA cordially invites you to its Membership Meeting, which is being held in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield, MA, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM.

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:05 PM  EST  
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA Directions
Presenter: Michelle Craddock, Natural Resource Damages Program Coordinator, MassDEP (View Speaker Biography)
Credit: 1.0 DEP Regulatory Credit (#1683B)

This one-hour membership meeting was presented by Karen Pelto in November 2019 (#1683) and is also offered in on-demand course format (#1683A). If you have already received credit for one of the above courses (#1683 or #1683A), you may not receive credit again for attending this meeting. 


Meeting Description:  
This presentation will provide LSPs with the most up-to-date information on the status of MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Program and will cover the NRD standard method for assessing damages from small to medium oil spills to surface waters. The standard method has been used on a case-specific basis for settlements for surface water releases of oil in the Mystic River and North Coastal watersheds. MassDEP is developing draft regulations to implement the method routinely in the event of a qualifying spill.    

The presentation will cover a range of topics including --

  • Objectives and general approach of the NRD Program: Assessment, Settlement, Restoration Planning, Implementation and Monitoring
  • NRD restoration highlights
  • Components of and regulatory considerations for NRD standard method for small to medium oil spills to surface waters, and how information from the MCP notification and response action process is relevant to the NRD method and damage claim
5:30 PM – Meeting room opens for networking and light dinner
6:00 PM – Introduction of sponsor(s) and speaker
6:05 PM – Presentation begins
7:05 PM – Presentation ends (meeting room open until 7:30 for more networking)

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