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LSPA Introduces NEW September 2021 Practice Tip

The following LSPA practice tip was presented at the September 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on September 14, 2021.  

Practice Tip - MassDEP’s Private Well PFAS Testing
MassDEP is conducting free PFAS testing for a limited number of private wells, focusing on 84 Massachusetts towns where 60% or more of residents are served by private wells. Practitioners should know about MassDEP’s Story Map which is regularly updated to present the results of this private well sampling to date.

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LSPA Announces April 2021 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the April 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on April 15, 2021.  

Compliance Tip of the Month

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LSPA Announces March 2021 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the March 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on March 16, 2021.  

Compliance Tip of the Month

The four criteria for a Tier I site are related to IRA conditions, and a Tier I site cannot be initially classified or reclassified as Tier II until the IRA condition has been resolved and an IRA Completion Statement has been filed.  If a site meets at least one of these criteria it must be classified as Tier I:  evidence of groundwater contamination with OHM at concentrations equal to or exceeding the applicable RCGW-1 Reportable Concentration at a location within an Interim Wellhead Protection Area or Zone II, or within 500 feet of a Private Water Supply Well; 2) an Imminent Hazard is present; 3) one or more remedial actions are required as part of an IRA pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0414(2); or 4) an IRA is necessary to eliminate or mitigate a Critical Exposure Pathway pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0414(3).  

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LSPA Presents February 2021 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the February 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on February 9, 2021.  

Not all LSP Board-approved “Regulatory” continuing education credits are also “DEP Course” credits. To qualify as a “DEP Course,” an otherwise qualifying course must also be “taught in whole or in substantial part by Department of Environmental Protection personnel.” Only those credits specifically listed as “DEP Regulatory” can be applied toward both the 12-credit DEP Course requirement and the eight-credit Regulatory requirement.  

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LSPA Shares January 2021 Resource Tip

The following LSPA resource tip was presented at the January 2021 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on January 13, 2021.  

ResilientMA.org is the MA Climate Change Clearinghouse, which provides resources and tools for evaluating climate change and community resiliency.  The site also includes multi-model climate forecasts and maps developed by the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at UMass Amherst (NECASC); these forecasts are one focus of the LSPA’s Climate Change Subcommittee’s on-going work.  A video tutorial for using these forecasts is here: Tutorial  

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LSPA Unveils December 2020 Compliance Tip

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.  

During the COVID-19 State of Emergency declared by the Governor, MassDEP will apply its enforcement discretion with respect to the use of email to send notices to local officials provided that the sender employs some way of confirming that the intended recipient has received the email (e.g., using the read receipt function or requesting an email response confirming receipt).

It is expected that the proposed MCP amendments in the 2019 public hearing draft would allow email notification of local officials.


Click here to view all published compliance tips. This document is also posted in the Members Only section of the website under Technical Resources.

LSPA Unveils November 2020 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the November 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on November 18, 2020.  

Compliance Tip

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LSPA Unveils October 2020 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the October 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on October 28, 2020.  

If you have not earned all of the LSP credits needed for your license renewal, then you may apply to the LSP Board of Registration for a 90-day extension of your renewal date. To apply, you must have already earned at least 36 credits toward the required 48 total credits AND you must remit the license renewal processing fee. Use this form.

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LSPA Unveils September 2020 Compliance Tip

The following LSPA compliance tip was presented at the September 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on September 24, 2020.  

The MCP requires that a sketch plan be attached as an exhibit to an AUL.  Don’t be fooled by the informality of the term “sketch;” specific information must be included in the plan including:

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LSPA Unveils June 2020 Resource Tip

The following LSPA resource tip was presented at the June 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on June 18, 2020.  

LSPA Resource Tip for More Resilient and Sustainable Remediation Solutions 

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LSPA Unveils April 2020 LSPA Tip

The following LSPA tip was presented at the April 2020 Membership Meeting, which was held virtually through the Zoom webinar platform, on April 28, 2020.  

LSPA Tip for eDEP Submittals During the Time of COVID-19

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LSPA Launches November 2019 Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the November 2019 Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, MA on November 21, 2019.  

COMPLIANCE TIP OF THE MONTH

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May 2019 LSPA Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the May Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree in Westborough, MA on May 16, 2019.  

COMPLIANCE TIP OF THE MONTH 

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April Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the April Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA on April 23, 2019.  

COMPLIANCE TIP OF THE MONTH 

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March 2019 Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the March Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, MA on March 19, 2019.  

Compliance Tip of the Month
LSPs must not delete the note at the top of the first page of Form 1075 
"[Confirmatory] Notice of Activity and Use Limitation."   
The note is part of the document; it is not optional.
310 CMR 40.1099 Forms for Activity and Use Limitations



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February 2019 Compliance Tip of the Month

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the February Membership Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Woburn, MA on February 12, 2019.  

Compliance Tip of the Month

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January 2019 Compliance Tip of the Month

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the January Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA on January 16, 2019.  

Compliance Tip of the Month

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November Member Meeting Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the November Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, MA on November 13, 2018.  

Compliance Tip of the Month

An Activity and Use Limitation (AUL) cannot be used to limit the activities and exposures of utility workers conducting emergency excavation and repair of existing subsurface utilities. If the property has a utility line or easement, then at a minimum that area of the site must be cleaned up to a level that poses No Significant Risk for emergency excavation and repair of existing subsurface utilities by workers without personal protective equipment.

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September's Monthly Compliance Tip

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the September Membership Meeting at the Newton Marriott in Newton, MA on September 25, 2018.  

Compliance Tip of the Month
 

The LSPA’s review of recent Notices of Audit Findings indicates that a common violation of sites in Remedy Operation Status (ROS) is the failure to fulfill reporting obligations. 

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June Compliance Tip of the Month

The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the June Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA on June 13, 2018.  

Conducting Public Involvement at PIP Sites

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