LSPA News

LSPA Shares January 2021 Resource Tip
January 13, 2021
The LSPA resource tip was presented at the January 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on January 13, 2021. View the resource tip here.

LSPA's Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill Stalled as Massachusetts Legislature Closes Out This Session
January 11, 2020
After an unprecedented year, the state legislature closed out its 2019/20 session early Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and began the new session (formally "The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts") later the same day. Unfortunately the LSPA's home heating oil legislation, S. 594 which would mandate insurance coverage, did not proceed past the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Read the latest updates here.

LSPA Urges Covid-19 Vaccine Priority for LSPs
January 8, 2020
Earlier this week the LSPA sent a letter to the two Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials leading the Massachusetts Covid-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, urging them to consider appropriate Covid-19 vaccine priority for LSPs and other workers who address spills of oil and hazardous materials, and conduct waste site assessment and remediation. More detail can be found here.

Ethan Mascoop Presented with First LSPA Environmental Justice Award
December 23, 2020
At our December 15, 2020 member meeting, Ethan Mascoop was honored with the LSPA's first Environmental Justice Award. This award is presented to an individual or organization from the public, non-profit, or private sector for recent or continuing outstanding contributions in increasing awareness of environmental justice (EJ) issues and/or supporting EJ communities. Learn more here

LSPA Unveils December 2020 Compliance Tip
December 15, 2020
The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the December 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on December 15, 2020.  Read compliance tip here

Legislative Updates

LSPA's Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill Receives Favorable Report
In February 2020, the LSPA-sponsored Senate Bill 594 - An Act relative to the remediation of home heating oil releases received a favorable report from the MA Legislature's Joint Committee on Financial Services. The bill is now awaiting action by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

The purpose of S. 594 is to mandate that insurance coverage be provided for all Massachusetts households that use fuel oil. Read the LSPA's written testimony here.

Watch this NBC10 Boston news segment.

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Job Postings

January 6, 2021
Environmental Analyst III
MassDEP (Central Regional Office)

January 6, 2021
Environmental Analyst III
MassDEP (Southeast Regional Office)

November 5, 2020
Environmental Consultant – Licensed Site Professional
Axiom Partners, Inc.

 

 

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