Past Training: Resource Material | MassDEP BWSC

Resource & reference material from past MassDEP Waste Site Cleanup training courses.

MassDEP training is provided to update Licensed Site Professionals, property owners, neighbors, and other interested parties on new regulations, policies and technical approaches. 

If you cannot attend a training course, the material provided - including handouts and slides - are made available here for reference.

Meeting the Requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Remediation General Permit

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel, 242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA

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Ensuring Approval and Acceptance of Contaminated Soil

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Classroom and Field Portions: Springfield and Chicopee, MA 

New VPH Method and Other MCP Current Issues

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Location: Boxboro Regency, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
Location: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Central Regional Office

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.”   

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MCP Audit/Enforcement 2016

When: Tuesday, November 15 AND December 1, 2016 
LocationHoliday Inn, 242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA

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Geothermal/Ground-Source Heat Pump – Application Opportunities Under the MCP

May 2015

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Greener Cleanups Under the MCP

December 2014

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Demystifying the Audit Process

This presentation was given at the MassDEP/LSPA course held on October 30, 2013 in Springfield.

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Audit Case Study: Remedy Operation Status (2010-11)

The 2010-2011 Audit Case Study focuses on Remedy Operation Status submittals. MassDEP provides a selection of the reports we have in our files and asks the participants to approach this as if they are a DEP auditor with a couple of hours to briefly review the case before making some determinations about the effectiveness of the remedy.

Included in the documents below are several (partial) reports from MassDEP's files.  We leave it up to you to play auditor, and decide:

  • Is the ROS a sufficient "stand alone" document that helps you to determine whether or not the remedy is working?
  • If so, what can you determine about the remedy (i.e., working/not working)?
  • If not, what additional information will you likely review to make decisions about the ROS?
  • If you are unsure whether the ROS is "working" or not, what is "missing" or "unclear"?
  • If you can't review all the documents, what documents will you review?
  • Are there things you would add to the ROS report without recreating all previous documents?

The purpose of this training is to foster better understanding of what is involved in a MassDEP audit.  

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