Part 3: What LSPs need to know about Indoor Air AEPMMs
As LSPs, we have all been there: your client’s site has an indoor air issue and you need a sub-slab depressurization system (SSDS), maybe it will need remote telemetry, or maybe it will pass a risk assessment. You want to call your local radon contractor to install the SSDS, like you have in the past, but you’re not sure that the system will be in compliance with the recent changes to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) if telemetry is needed. You should know, telemetry or not, there are important differences between radon systems and MCP vapor intrusion systems that mitigate exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To reduce your risk, the professional that installs (and designs) your SSDS should intimately understand these differences and current MCP performance standards.
Keeping track of policy changes can be a time consuming and frustrating task – we know. Luckily for Cooperstown, a member of our staff is a part (and former co-chair) of the Licensed Site Professional Association’s (LSPA) Technical Practice Committee (TPC), a committee dedicated to keeping up with the latest advancements in the practice. During his time as co-chair, the TPC focused on partnering with MassDEP to streamline the telemetry reporting process for practitioners. Through the LSPA, Cooperstown has also worked with MassDEP to troubleshoot their system for receiving telemetry notifications. Our staff expert, Isaac Anderson, has also presented the findings of a LSPA telemetry survey to the MassDEP Advisory Committee at a Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup Meeting, and presented to LSPs for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on the subject of telemetry and AEPMMs through the LSPA.
At Cooperstown, we continually work with regulators to stay current with the latest guidance recommendations. We do this to keep the projects of our clients, as well as the other engineering firms that we sub-contract to, in compliance with the latest requirements.
Cooperstown Environmental LLC is a leading expert in the analysis of site contamination and design, implementation, and operation of SSD systems. Our employees have significant, real-world experience; serve in leadership positions in the professional industry groups, and consult with the MassDEP and other industry colleagues on the latest practices. Cooperstown’s subject matter expert is Isaac Anderson, an acknowledged authority in the field who has provided numerous presentations to explain various aspects of AEPMMs and Telemetry.