LSPA News & Blog

Interested in Participating in an LSPA Work Group on Historic Fill/Anthropogenic Background?
August 10, 2022
Members of the LSPA’s Technical Practices Committee are creating a Work Group to review these documents on Historic Fill/Anthropogenic Background. Learn how you can participate in the Work Group here 

Resources for Evaluating the Dust Inhalation Pathway and Impacts for Residents
July 28, 2022
Dust inhalation as a health issue has received increasing scrutiny at construction and remediation sites nationwide and in Massachusetts. Historically, the focus has been on the inhalation of respirable particulates by workers; fortunately, instrumentation is readily available that provides real-time worksite data for particulate concentrations in air. Learn more here

Action Alert: Clock is Ticking for LSPA's S. 2830 on Home Heating Oil Insurance
July 27, 2022
The LSPA's bill S. 2830, which would require insurance companies to provide first- and third-party coverage for home heating oil releases, is under consideration by the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means. Click here to learn how you can help in the next two days.    

MassDEP’s Technical Assistance Grant Application is Now Available
July 15, 2022
MassDEP has announced that the application for the FY2023-24 Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) is now available. More information about The TAG application and this grant opportunity can be found here.

LSPA Awards 3 WES Grants in 2021 and 2022
July 12, 2022
The LSPA is pleased to have awarded three WES Professional Practice Grants, totaling $17,500, over the past two years. Details on the most recent projects and links to research findings can be found here.   

Legislative Updates

MA Senate Passes Home Heating Oil Insurance Bill

The LSPA is excited to announce that on April 14, 2022, the MA  Senate passed the LSPA’s bill, An Act relative to the remediation of home heating oil releases.   

This is a significant step forward but there is more work to be done before this bill becomes law.   The bill is now with the House Committee on Ways and Means for consideration.  The LSPA’s Legislative Committee will work on moving the bill through the House of Representatives before July 31, 2022.  

Many thanks to Senator Anne Gobi for sponsoring and championing this bill for three legislative sessions, to Senator Michael Rodrigues, and to the many media outlets that helped bring widespread visibility to this issue.




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Emerging Professionals Resource 

Career Path Considerations 

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 November 2021, the EPC presented, “To LSP or Not to LSP" Career Path Considerations in Environmental Consulting. A panel of four speakers discussed various career track options in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Industry, their backgrounds and how they ended up in their current role. This video will provide new professionals and college/grad students with information about various careers they can pursue within the industry.

The 90-minute video of this event is available here for your viewing, and also includes an extended Q&A session.   

Learn more about the EPC and connect with committee chairs here.

Connect with EPC Here