MassDEP/LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

New VPH Method and Other MCP Current Issues

On Tuesday, May 2 at 11:00 AM, registration will open for half the seats for the upcoming MassDEP/LSPA course entitled, "New VPH Method and Other MCP Current Issues". This is a new course and will be limited to 150 attendees for this session. Registration for the remaining 75 course seats will open on Wednesday, May 3 at 1:00 PM.   This workshop has been approved by the LSP Board for 4.0 hours of DEP Regulatory continuing education credit (#1601). 

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 12:30 PM)
Location: Boxboro Regency, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA


Registration for Training for Laboratory Staff, Chemists and Data Quality Professionals

MassDEP’s New Method for Analysis of Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons (VPH) by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) in Support of Response Actions under the MCP

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Central Regional Office, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Space is limited and registration is required to attend the training.  Register Here

MassDEP has recently published a new analytical method and associated CAM protocol (WSC-CAM-IV C) which can be used as an option for measuring volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (VPH) in aqueous and soil/sediment matrices.  The method utilizes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to measure the collective concentrations of volatile aliphatic and aromatic petroleum hydrocarbons and the target analytes, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, naphthalene, and MTBE.  This method is known as MassDEP “VPH by GC/MS.”   


MassDEP/LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

MCP Audit/Enforcement 2016 

On Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00 AM, registration will open for half the seats for the upcoming MassDEP/LSPA course entitled "MCP Audit/Enforcement 2016". This course is limited to 100 attendees per session. We will be offering four sessions. Registration for the remaining 50 course seats in each session will open on Wednesday, September 21 at 1:00 PM.  

This course is approved for 4.0 LSP DEP/Regulatory continuing education credits. This course includes 1 hour homework and 3 hours of classroom. This is a new course.  

When: Tuesday, November 15 AND December 1, 2016 
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn, 242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA

December2016 - Enforcement Wrap  docx format of December2016 - Enforcement Wrap

Training Overheads & Study Materials

Demystifying the Audit Process

Characterization of #2 Fuel Oil Spills

Siting Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land in Massachusetts Workshop

  • November 2012

    MassDEP BWSC in conjunction with the LSPA hosted a six-hour workshop for LSPs titled "Siting Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land in Massachusetts." The workshop granted continuing education credits to the 160 LSPs and featured speakers from MassDEP 's Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup as well as its Clean Energy Results Program partners from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. MassDEP's clean energy partners introduced LSPs to Massachusetts' renewable energy mandates, goals, incentives and interconnection standards involving solar photovoltaic installations. MassDEP staff focused on Massachusetts specific statutory and regulatory provisions commonly associated with siting renewable energy facilities on contaminated land. In addition, representatives from National Grid and Northeast Utilities/Western Massachusetts Electric along with MassDEP presented several case study examples of successful renewable energy developments on contaminated land in Massachusetts.

  • cer1.pdf  pdf format of cer1.pdf
ppt format of                             cer1.ppt                file size 1MB
  • cer2.pdf  pdf format of cer2.pdf
file size 1MB ppt format of                             cer2.ppt                file size 3MB
  • cer3.pdf  pdf format of cer3.pdf
file size 3MB ppt format of                             cer3.ppt                file size 2MB
  • cer4.pdf  pdf format of cer4.pdf
file size 2MB ppt format of                             cer4.ppt                file size 6MB
  • cer5.pdf  pdf format of cer5.pdf
ppt format of                             cer5.ppt
  • cer6.pdf  pdf format of cer6.pdf
ppt format of                             cer6.ppt
  • cer7.pdf  pdf format of cer7.pdf
file size 1MB ppt format of                             cer7.ppt                file size 2MB
  • cer8.pdf  pdf format of cer8.pdf
ppt format of                             cer8.ppt                file size 2MB
  • cer9.pdf  pdf format of cer9.pdf
ppt format of                             cer9.ppt
  • cer10.pdf  pdf format of cer10.pdf
file size 11MB ppt format of                             cer10.ppt                file size 13MB

Managing Construction Activities at Disposal Sites

  • June 2011

    The presentation outlines MCP requirements regarding construction and redevelopment activities at Disposal Sites with an emphasis on post-RAO projects. An RAO is not always an endpoint, but often just the beginning of a redevelopment or construction project. The presentation includes a review of key issues such as soil management, feasibility, construction of buildings, Activity and Use Limitations.

  • Overheads: Managing Construction Activities at Disposal Sites  pdf format of Managing Construction Activities at Disposal Sites
file size 1MB ppt format of                             Managing Construction Activities at Disposal Sites                file size 1MB

Ecological Risk Assessment

The MCP Audit 2010/2011: Homework reading assignment

The MCP Audit 2010/2011:Written homework questions

Operation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Comprehensive Remedial Actions

Overseeing the "Little" Dig - Construction at Contaminated Sites

RSI Audit Pre-Inspection Screening Checklist

Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) Information Sheet