Loss Prevention Committee

  • Want to be in a room with LSPs, environmental attorneys, risk assessors and other allied practitioners to learn what they think and say about topics of interest to the practice?  
  • Do you have lessons learned about contracting, business practices and technical practice issues you would like to share with the membership?
  • Want to be able to see all of MassDEP’s Notices of Audit Findings to gauge where your practice is and how you might improve it? 
  • Are you curious about issues related to LSP Board complaints?

You need to be part of this committee.

The LSPA’s Loss Prevention Committee is dedicated to promoting increased awareness among the LSPA membership of how to manage risk, and identifying practice areas that might benefit from applying proactive risk management procedures.  The standards of practice studied by the Committee fall into four categories:  Technical Practice, Business Practice, Legal Strategies, and Insurance.  The Committee develops and offers risk management tools to the LSPA membership based on the review and compilation of:

  • Lessons learned from MCP submittals,
  • MassDEP audit findings,
  • Meetings and discussions with MassDEP staff, and
  • LSP Board actions on complaints and licensing matters.

These Risk Management tools are offered via newsletter articles, LSPA Membership presentations, compliance tips, and other correspondence.

The Loss Prevention Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 8am – 10am (please see schedule below).  For more information, contact the chair.


Crista Trapp

The Vertex Companies, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 857-523-0196


The Loss Prevention’s Committee’s FY ‘18 meeting schedule
Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00am - 10:00am
The Vertex Companies
1 Congress St, 10th Floor, Boston, MA

Newsletter Articles

August: A Review of FY2016 Temporary Solution Audits and Enforcement Actions 
August: Review of 2016 NOAFs Involving the Response Action Performance Standard, Historic Fill, and Nature & Extent
August: Four Risk Characterization Issues and a Practice Tip from Fiscal Year 2016 NOAF Review 
March: Building Code and Zoning Compliance Under Chapter 21E 

December: Did You Update Your SHE?
December: Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Impact LSPs 

December: LSPA's Loss Prevention Committee Meets with MassDEP Audit and Enforcement Chiefs 
December: Why Do We Do What We Do? Understanding Why MassDEP NOAFs Continue to Identify Noncompliance Associated with Determining Nature and Extent 
December: Learning from Risk Characterization Mistakes: Fiscal Year 2015 NOAF Review
June: Monitoring Risk From Dust at MCP Sites
June: Really Searching MassDEP Databases
June: FY15 NOAFs Involving Vapor Intrusion

February: Review of FY 2015 NOAFs Involving Nature and Extent Issues 
February: Learning from AUL Mistakes: FY 2015 NOAF Review
January: Considerations for Appending Limitations and Conditions to Waste Site Cleanup Opinions
January: Getting Entangled in Local Rules - A Member Survey
January: The Loss Prevention Committee's Look at the MassDEP Audit Process

June: Why I Joined the Loss Prevention Committee - Wesley Stimpson
March: Why I Joined the Loss Prevention Committee - Allen Wyman 
January: Why I Joined the Loss Prevention Committee - Jane Parkin Kullmann

November: Lessons Learned from 2013 Audits of Remedial Systems
November: Local Regulation of Moderately Contaminated Soils
November: Summary of Observations of FY 13 NOAFs Addressing Vapor Intrusion
August: Highlights from FY '13 Notice of Audit Findings - Nature and Extent 
June: Who's Paying for This Cleanup? Insurance at CERCLA and 21E Sites
June: Summary of FY 2013 NOAFs Concerning Downgradient Property Status Submissions
May: Have You Checked the Condition of Your Monitoring Wells?
May: Observations on FY 2013 NOAFs Addressing LNAPL
March: What is Loss Prevention?
January: Lessons from the FY 2011 NOAFs
January: The LSPA Loss Prevention Committee's Review of FY '13 Notice of Audit Findings - Risk Assessment

June: Considerations for Site Management: LSP Practice in Uncertain Times
December: Top Takeaways from the FY2012 NOAF Review