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LSPA January 13, 2021 Membership Meeting: Climate Change and the MCP: Status Update
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: Membership Meeting

LSPA January 2021 Membership Meeting: 

Climate Change and the MCP:  Status Update

The LSPA and its Climate Change Subcommittee cordially invites you to its January Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, which will be held virtually from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM using the Zoom Webinar platform.

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021  
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  EST (Please note: registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.) 
Live Webinar via Zoom
Important 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. 

Presenter(s) & Schedule 

  • Ken Marra, MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Policy and Program Development

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


MassDEP and the LSPA Climate Change Subcommittee have had discussions on a variety of topics pertaining to climate change requirements as proposed in the 2019 Amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) related to considering potential climate change impacts at disposal sites.  In general, the discussions have identified four topical categories:

  1. Site Vulnerability Assessment
  2. Resilience and Adaptation
  3. Modelling and Forecasting
  4. Administration and Applicability

This presentation will provide a status update on key outstanding questions and issues on the topic of Site Vulnerability Assessment.  These include but are not limited to:

  • What are the terms to be used in the implementation of climate change evaluations under the MCP, and how are they defined?  Key terms are vulnerability assessment, resilience, and adaptation.
  • When might a site vulnerability assessment be conducted?
  • How might site vulnerability be assessed relative to the MCP and the Conceptual Site Model?   
  • What might be the timeframe for “reasonably foreseeable future” for an MCP site vulnerability assessment? 
  • What public agencies and other organizations are involved with this work? 
  • What key reference materials currently exist?

There will be time set aside at the end of the webinar for Q & A.  

2:45 PM  Welcome and Announcements  
2:50 PM  Sponsor Introductions
2:55 PM  Speaker Introductions
3:00 PM  Program Begins
3:50 PM  Questions & Answers
4:00 PM  Presentation Ends 

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