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 committee chair:

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

Newsletter Articles:

March: Practice Tips and Key Takeaways from MassDEP Audit and Enforcement Team Meeting with LSPA's Loss Prevention Committee
March: Review of Vapor Intrusion Notice of Audit Findings, FY 2017
March: Risk Characterization Findings From Fiscal Year 2017 NOAF Review

October: Overview of Temporary Solution Requirements and FY17 TS Enforcement Notices
October: Filing A DPS Opinion?
October: FY17 NOAFs: Nature and Extent, LNAPL, NONs to LSPs, and Historic Fill
March: NOAFs and Enforcement at Vapor Intrusion Sites
March: What the LSPA Learned From MassDEP Regional Audit and Enforcement Chiefs
March: New Property Owners Must File DPS Documents to Keep Status

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: Why Do We Do What We Do? Understanding Why MassDEP NOAFs Continue to Identify Noncompliance Associated with Determining Nature and Extent 
June: Monitoring Risk From Dust at MCP Sites
June: Really Searching MassDEP Databases

January: Considerations for Appending Limitations and Conditions to Waste Site Cleanup Opinions
January: Getting Entangled in Local Rules - A Member Survey

June: Why I Joined the Loss Prevention Committee - Wesley Stimpson

November: Local Regulation of Moderately Contaminated Soils
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
May: Have You Checked the Condition of Your Monitoring Wells?
May: Observations on FY 2013 NOAFs Addressing LNAPL
March: What is Loss Prevention?


The Loss Prevention’s Committee’s FY ‘20 meeting schedule
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

via Zoom
Please contact Committee Chair for login information.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

via Zoom
Please contact Committee Chair for login information

Thursday, June 18, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

via Zoom
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

via Zoom
Please contact Committee Chair for login information