The Massachusetts Contingency Plan, or MCP, is the set of regulations that governs the
notification, investigation and cleanup of oil and hazardous material releases in the
Commonwealth. Taken together, the MCP and supporting implementation guidance documents fill
bookshelves. OTO’s principals have been providing services in this field since the MCP
was first established. We assist our clients with:
On MCP projects, OTO focuses on understanding conditions from our client’s
perspective. We then craft a technical approach that respects client needs and also achieves
regulatory compliance. We are not in business to sell specific remedial technologies or
patented investigation. Instead, we incorporate knowledge of those techniques as needed and
always remain guided by sound engineering and project management skills.
OTO staff includes seven full-time, registered Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs). An
LSP is involved with the management of every MCP project. Our in-house ability to complete challenging Method 3
Risk Characterizations means we routinely review MCP projects to assess whether less costly cleanup
alternatives are available. We enjoy a congenial relationship with the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MADEP). This helps us stay well informed of new regulations and thereby
protects our clients throughout a project’s duration.
The originality in our work is not limited to MCP response actions. Many MCP remediation projects take place during the earthwork phase of construction projects. In such cases, we may creatively combine our geotechnical engineering expertise with our remediation capabilities to produce MCP compliance solutions that are comprehensive and cost-effective.