Norwood, Mass – Larry Feldman of Newton, MA, senior principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the LSP Association (LSPA) at its 20th anniversary dinner at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The award was granted in recognition of his contributions to the professional practice as well as to the development of the Commonwealth’s hazardous waste site laws, regulations and policies. It was the first lifetime achievement award bestowed by the organization.
Feldman was instrumental in the creation of the Commonwealth’s privatized cleanup program in 1993, and was an integral member of the committee that established the regulations and guidelines governing the first-in-the-nation privatized system. He was an original member of the LSP Board of Registration, which licenses environmental consultants and disciplines those who violate the standards of the profession, and a founding member of the LSPA. Feldman served on the organization’s board from 2004 to 2008, including a term as president.
Feldman, who joined GZA in 1979, specializes primarily in the assessment and remediation of sites contaminated by oil and/or hazardous material, and on providing litigation support in cases involving such sites. He has written and spoken often on a variety of environmental issues, including the redevelopment of urban sites and the relevance of site assessments to the legal and real estate communities.
Feldman has achieved numerous industry distinctions. In addition to his tenure on the LSP Board of Registration, he currently sits on MassDEP’s Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee, and in the past has served as Governor’s Appointee to the Water Resources Management Act Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission, and as an appointee to the Massachusetts Brownfields Advisory Committee. He has also served for many years as co-chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP’s 21E Subcommittee, and is a three-time recipient of NAIOP’s annual Public Affairs Award. He is an associate member of the Boston Bar Association and sits on the Board of EnvironMentors, a Washington, DC-based organization committed to mentoring underserved high school students in environmental sciences and stewardship.
Feldman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in geology from Harvard, and his Ph.D. in Geology from Boston University.
“It is with great pride that we announce Larry Feldman as the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the LSPA,” said William Hadge President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. “His commitment to identifying and remediating hazardous waste sites in Massachusetts is unequaled. It is an honor to have Larry as a member of the GZA family and it is fitting that he has been recognized for his accomplishments by the prestigious LSP Association.”