With the support and participation of over 800 members, and generous corporate and event sponsors, the LSPA was able to accomplish a great deal in 2015. 

Some highlights include:

Courses, Meetings, and Events
  • Hosted 1,390 LSP and non-LSP participants at more than 20 courses, including several with MassDEP
  • Recorded member meetings and posted to website for members to see anytime
  • Held 11 membership meetings, 10 for LSP credit, in W. MA and E. MA
  • Held 5 events for young professionals and those new to the practice, with 20 to 40 in attendance at each
  • Hosted annual dinner for nearly 300 members, sponsors, supporters, and guests
Advocacy and Awareness
  • Recommended regulatory reforms to LSP Board of Registration, including:

          -Reduction of required LSP credits from 48 to 36 for parity with similar professions
          -Ability to carry over LSP continuing education credits in 6 month period
          -Electronic renewals and payments 
          -Substantial revisions to disciplinary process

  • Provided comments to MassDEP on draft LNAPL guidance and the interim draft reclamation soils policy, and input on practice issues, including telemetry systems
  • Met with MassDEP Commissioner and legislators regarding updating the LSP Board of Registration statute 
  • Testified before legislative committees on five bills: two directly impacting LSPs, one on brownfields tax credits, and two on waiving MCP compliance fees for municipalities 
  • Met several times each with the Senate and House Chairs of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture to discuss issues that affect our practice
  • Filed an amicus brief in response to a request from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Spoke at three meetings of the MA Health Officers Association and the MA Association of Health Boards
  • Delivered presentations to students and professors at area universities to foster next generation of environmental consultants and LSPs
  • Planned and coordinated with fellow organizations in Connecticut (EPOC), New Jersey (LSRPA), and one being formed in Colorado
For more information: Visit www.lspa.org or Contact info@lspa.org