LSPA News & Blog

eDEP unavailable on June 6, 2023, 8 am to 6 pm
May 22, 2023
Please be advised that MassDEP’s online filing system, eDEP, will be intermittently unavailable due to server maintenance on June 6, 2023, from 8 am to 6 pm. More details here

LSPA Requests Nominations 2023 Contribution to the Practice Awards
May 19, 2023
The LSP Association requests your nominations for our 2023 "Contribution to the Practice" Awards. If you know of a deserving candidate and wish to nominate the person and/or organization, please complete this form. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 11, 2023. Learn more here

LSPA Introduces May 2023 Compliance Tip of the Month
May 19, 2023
Click here to view the LSPA compliance tip regarding AUL Guidance. This compliance tip was presented at the May 2023 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually via Zoom on May 18, 2023.  Learn more here.

Notice of Ballot for 2023-2024 Board Elections
May 18, 2023
Voting will open on Thursday, May 25, 2023 for the 2023-2024 LSPA Board of Directors election. Board positions will take effect July 1, 2023. Read about each candidate here.

Updates: New Legislative Session
May 10, 2023
The General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, aka the Massachusetts State Legislature, began a new two-year session in early 2023. Committee leadership has been appointed, and hearings have begun. The LSPA recently submitted two letters of written testimony. Learn more.

Environmental Justice Grants Launched

2023 is the 30th anniversary of the LSPA. We are recognizing this milestone with our first request for proposals to support environmental/natural resource projects in Environmental Justice (EJ) Populations in Massachusetts.

The LSPA will distribute $30,000 in 2023 to grantees serving EJ populations in each of the four MassDEP regions, totaling $7,500/region. See MassDEP regional offices by community.

The grant cycle began on March 20, 2023. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated no later than 5:00pm EST on June 30, September 29, and December 15, 2023. Once a given MassDEP region’s grant threshold has been met, applications in that region will close and a notice will be posted here.

More information and details are here. Please write us at [email protected] with questions.


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Emerging Professionals Resources 

The LSPA's Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is dedicated to providing educational & social programs for professionals who are new to environmental consulting in Massachusetts. In addition to several other events, the EPC holds two annual events of great interest.  

LSP Exam Prep & Overview features newly licensed LSPs discussing their experiences preparing for and taking the LSP exam.  The most recent videos, which include Q & A sessions, are provided below. 

2022 recording (90 minutes)
2021 recording (90 minutes)

To LSP or Not to LSP: Career Path Considerations in Environmental Consulting presents a panel discussing and answering questions about various career track options in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Industry, their backgrounds, and how they landed in their current roles.

2021 recording (65 minutes)

Connect with EPC Here