LSPA Membership Meeting

MassDEP Audits: Lessons Learned from NOAFs

When: Wednesday, September 2, 2020  
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM  EST
Live Webinar via Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration" for this topic. Please complete this registration. Once registered with Zoom, you will receive reminder emails with the course materials as well as other webinar details. Please note: registration closes on September 2 at 10:30 AM. 

  • Deborah Marshall-Hewlitt, Audit Section Chief, MassDEP BWSC SERO
  • Crista J. Trapp, Senior Scientist, The Vertex Companies
  • Lawrence McTiernan, P.G., LSP, Principal Hydrogeologist, Roux Associates
  • James H. Zigmont, P.G., LSP, Project Manager, CDM Smith 
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This membership meeting presentation has been approved by the LSP Board of Registration for 1.5 DEP Regulatory credits (#1690). This membership meeting has been rescheduled from March 2020.

Presentation Description: 
This joint MassDEP and LSPA presentation will provide LSPs with practical takeaways and lessons learned from MassDEP's Notices of Audit Findings (NOAFs).  NOAFs provide insight into the practice areas that MassDEP audits to ensure that response actions conducted at disposal sites comply with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (the MCP). Notices of Noncompliance (NONs) identify violations MassDEP has identified that cause a disposal site to be out of compliance and specify actions to be taken to return to compliance. Understanding common mistakes helps LSPs pro-actively develop more thorough and defensible assessment, remediation, and documentation activities and remain in compliance with the MCP.
The presentation will include:
  • An overview of the LSPA's annual NOAF review process, site issues and categories reviewed, including statistics from previous years, and key takeaways (LSPA).
  • Three NOAF review categories to be presented in more depth, including examples and lessons learned from violations (LSPA).
    • Risk Characterization
    • Temporary Solutions
    • Downgradient Property Status
  • Top Five Things LSPs should know about AUL audits, including emergency excavation and some historical info on amnesty AULs. 
There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

10:45 AM  Welcome & Announcements
10:50 AM  Sponsor Introductions
10:55 AM  Compliance Tip and Speaker Introductions
11:00 AM  Program Begins
12:20 PM  Q&A
12:30 PM  Program Ends
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