LSRPA Gets New Board Member (USA)
Scott Drew, L.S.R.P., a senior environmental scientist and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in New Jersey, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA).
This professional organization of more than 500 members incorporated in 2009 in response to the creation of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional certification under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). The act moved the direct supervision of site remediation projects from case managers with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to LSRPs.
These independent professionals are responsible for conducting such work with the objective of expediting site closure. LSRPs have an obligation to protect public health and safety and the environment, as well as the authority to review and approve investigation and remediation work plans, develop closure documents, and exercise professional judgment to efficiently move sites through the assessment and remediation process to closure.
The mission of the LSRPA is to advance the LSRP profession, acting as an educational and technical resource and assisting its membership to use standards of care and informed professional judgment when performing the work of a LSRP in protecting public health, safety and the environment. The organization works closely with NJDEP officials and other regulatory agencies on issues related to the continued evolution of the SRRA.
Mr. Drew has been an LSRP since 2010 and has been a member of the LSRPA Steering Committee for the past two years. He has been a member of the association’s Regulatory Outreach Committee and has represented the LSRPA on two NJDEP stakeholders committees responsible for developing technical guidance for vapor intrusion investigations and evaluating contaminated groundwater discharges to surface water.
Mr Drew is a frequent presenter at conferences and technical training sessions in New Jersey on the technical and regulatory aspects of conducting vapor intrusion investigations. He currently serves as an LSRP for 12 project sites.
Press Release, January 15, 2014