MassDEP/LSPA Continuing Education Online Course:

BWSC and MassDEP Program Updates and Year-in-Review

Registration: Registration must take place during business hours (8 am to 6 pm Mon. - Fri.). Within 24 hours of registration, the LSPA will provide your registration information via email. 
Availability: Once you have your login information, the course may be accessed at any time for 30 days through a web browser. At the end of 30 days, your access is terminated. No extensions will be offered. 
Technology: The course may be accessed using a computer, tablet or mobile device. All you need is a web browser and access to the Internet. Preferred browsers include: Google Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. Please note: Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is not a supported browser. 
Cost: $75 for each course attendee
Course Authors: 

  • Elizabeth Callahan, MassDEP Acting Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Paul Locke, MassDEP, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Operations

Presenter Biographies

This on-demand course has been approved by the LSP Board of Registration for 1.0 DEP Regulatory credit (#1788). This course was originally presented at the LSPA's September 14, 2022 Membership Meeting. Depending on your LSP renewal date, if you received credit then, you may be unable to receive credit for taking this course. Refer to 309 CMR 3.09(2)(c).

Course Description: 

Acting Assistant Commissioner Callahan and Acting Deputy Commissioner Locke identify and discuss key initiatives that will be the focus of MassDEP and Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) actions in the coming year. In particular, the relationship between MassDEP-wide initiatives and BWSC-specific activities, regulations and guidance are discussed, including climate change and Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).  This presentation updates the LSP community on the status of budget, hiring/staffing, personnel changes and office migration and the effect these changes will have on BWSC operations in the upcoming year.  Finally, the annual exploration of BWSC-related measures of success is unveiled.

Registration Process:
Once you complete your registration form for the course, you will receive two emails from the LSPA:

  1. Your registration confirmation which also acts as a paid receipt.
  2. An email containing your log-in information and link to directly access the online course. Once this email is sent, you will have 30 days to complete the course. Access to the course and the quiz will automatically expire in 30 days. There will be no extensions or exceptions. 
  3. To receive your CEU, you must successfully complete the quiz and log out of the Learning Management System.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].  

Please click here to review the LSPA Course Cancellation Policy.