LSPA 2019 Contribution to the Practice Award
Isaac Anderson, Senior Project Manager at Cooperstown Environmental, was honored with the Licensed Site Professional Association’s (LSPA) 2019 “Contribution to the Practice Award”. Anderson shared the award with co-recipient Brian Roden of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), in recognition of the impressive cooperation between industry and regulators.
The contributions to the practice that were the basis for the award included a remote monitoring (or telemetry) program, a first-of-its kind in the nation program that employs remote monitors to ensure human health and safety at contaminated properties. The telemetry program grew out of regulatory changes in 2014 that ensure contaminated properties with active exposure mitigation systems (such as sub-slab depressurization systems or SSDSs) maintain safe conditions for building occupants. Cooperstown Environmental and Anderson are well-known for expertise with all facets of these systems, which are increasingly common in the industry as a means to prevent exposure to harmful vapors that can migrate from the ground into buildings.
This year’s Contribution to the Practice award is not the first Isaac has been awarded by the LSPA. He was also a recipient of the 2017 Member Award, in part for providing educational presentations at multiple LSPA seminars and MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee Meetings, but also for his work bridging industries following substantial revisions to EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process. During that time Isaac provided public comment and worked to bring together laboratories, and state and federal regulatory agencies to ensure that stakeholders and practitioners alike were aware of their regulatory obligations.
Anderson is a dedicated member of the LSPA; the extent of which is made possible by the support of his employer, Cooperstown Environmental. Since joining in 2013, he has become increasingly involved in the practice and the organization. He has been a part of and/or chaired several committees, including the Technical Practices, Legislative, Emerging Professionals, and Regulations Committees, and was invited to serve on the LSPA Steering Committee twice. On behalf of the LSPA, Isaac has also provided outreach and continuing education opportunities to other professionals in the industry and the general public. His tireless work has spanned technical expertise, regulatory interpretations, and social events, all for the benefit of the LSPA membership, and the profession in general.
Cooperstown Environmental is an Andover, MA-based environmental consulting firm with a focus on site testing and cleanup, Brownfields Tax Credits, and sub slab depressurization systems (SSDS). It has four Licensed Site Professional (LSP) among its staff of engineers, risk assessors, geologists and environmental professionals.