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As a result of language contained in the 2014 state budget, the MassDEP has developed an Interim Policy governing large soil reclamation projects – that is, projects that are expected to accept 100,000 cubic yards or more of soil for the reclamation/filling of a quarry, gravel pit, or sand pit.
This Interim Policy provides notice of MassDEP’s intent to issue site-specific approvals, in the form of an Administrative Consent Order, to ensure the reuse of large volumes of soil for the reclamation of sand pits, gravel pits and quarries poses no significant risk of harm to health, safety, public welfare or the environment and would not create new releases or threats of releases of oil or hazardous materials. MASS DEP Website
At this EBC program, policy drafters from MassDEP will explain the Interim Policy and the types of projects it governs. They will also discuss the process for gaining approval for such a project under the Policy. Additional speakers will discuss the logistics of applying the Policy to a project.
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours).
Massachusetts LSP Continuing Education Credits are approved for 2.5 continuing education credits from the Massachusetts LSP Board under Course Number 1551.
Please select one or both of these options during registration if you wish to receive a certificate(s).
- Michelle N. O’Brien, Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP
- Sarah Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Prevention, MassDEP
- Paul Locke, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, MassDEP
- Kevin Francis Gervais, Owner, Lighthouse Environmental Management LLC
- Kevin Hardiman, P.E., Town Engineer, Town of Tewksbury Department of Public Works
The available presentations from the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program: MassDEP Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects, completed on September 25, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.