Vineyard Engineering


Environmental Links

Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA): The LSPA is a professional association with approximately 1,000 members. It was founded in 1993 with a mission to promote sound business and technical practices amoung member LSPs. The LSPA represents its membership concerning the standards of practice and the roles and responsibilites of the LSP, and serves as an education, information and communication resource to its membership and the general public.

MA Department of Environmental Protection: The Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup is a Division of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responsible on a state level for regulation of hazardous waste site assessment and remediation.

Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP): The MCP is the State of Massachusetts Regulations governing assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites. To look up a Listed Site or Address: To report a spill: Contact your local Fire Department AND the Massachusetts DEP 1-888-304-1133

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA): Region 1 New England is the Federal Agency that regulates hazardous waste site assessment and remediation.

Survey Links

Code of Massachusetts Regulations for Land Survey (250 CMR 6.0): This link will connect you to the Masschusetts regulations governing various types of land survey services.

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE): MALSCE is an association thats assists with maintaining a standard of practice in the land survey and civil engineering fields:

MA City and Town On Line Land Use Regulations; All land survey services begin with research. In addition to research at County Registries of Deeds, local research to obtain zoning information, street layout and any exisiting field survey notes or other survey related data must be performed to complete a legal survey. This link provides other links to local on-line information:

Registry of Deeds: Registries are operated by County government. As previously mentioned, all land survey services begin with research. Ownership information is obtained from research completed at County Registries of Deeds. A legal retracement survey requires that the land being surveyed be traced back to its original parcel. This differs significantly than a 50 year title search typically performed by a closing attorney. All registries with information on-line, can be accessed through this link:

ALTA/NSPS Standards: American Land Title Association/ National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (formerly known as ACSM-American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) sets standards for completion of Title Insurance Survey: