Columbia and Hicks Streets, Brooklyn, NY
Columbia and Hicks Streets, Brooklyn, NY: Prepared an environmental assessment statement for an affordable housing development consisting of 187 mixed-income housing units. The project required the modification of the Columbia Street Urban Renewal Plan, compliance with the Waterfront Revitalization Program, and impact analyses and planning for open space, air quality, parking, school seats, daycare centers, and noise.
Industrial site in Burlington County, New Jersey
Equity managed the remedial investigation through the New Jersey Industrial Site Remediation Act (ISRA) process from the investigation of on and off-site contamination, through remedial activities including pilot studies and quarterly sampling for an industrial site in Burlington County, New Jersey. The site was contaminated from a previous operation that involved boiler cleaning. Waste materials from the boiler cleaning were discharged to the ground surface, eventually contaminating the groundwater.
Activities conducted during this phase of the project included the preparation of Site Evaluation Submissions (SES), preparation of Remedial Investigation sampling plans, soil and groundwater sampling, data evaluation, report preparation, agency negotiation, interaction with local government representatives, preparation of documents, and working closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Remediation conducted at the site has included excavation and disposal of solvent contaminated soil, removal of underground storage tanks, and groundwater treatment followed by re-injection. A recent effort to inject hydrogen release compound (HRC) into the subsurface was completed to stimulate the biodegradation of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Superfund site remedial investigation under the RACS contract.
Superfund site remedial investigation under the RACS contract. This site was the location of a former metal plating facility that discharged its liquid wastes into onsite, unlined, lagoons which contaminated the soil and local groundwater. As the Project manager for this site our duties included developing and monitoring the project scope and budget, procuring a drilling contractor for and coordinating the restoration of existing and installation of new monitoring wells, collecting soil and both potable and groundwater samples, and procuring a contractor and the necessary permits for and overseeing the construction of a new site access road, and interacting with the EPA Site Coordinator. During the project, previously unknown, non-point discharges were observed on several downgradient, private properties. The quality and source of these discharges was investigated as additional tasks to the original scope of work. A completion report was prepared documenting the above activities and the results of the sampling for the EPA.
Residential property located in Budd Lake, NJ
Equity provided oversight at a residential property located in Budd Lake, NJ, where a former 550-gallon underground storage tank (UST) containing No. 2 heating oil was removed from the property. Soil and groundwater was investigated by a certified Clean-Up Star from Equity to determine the presence (if any) of a petroleum discharge from the tank. Activities conducted during this project included the collection of soil samples per the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(NJDEP) Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (NJAC 7:26E), data evaluation, preparation of a Remedial Action Report and Health and Safety Plan, oversight of site restoration, and interaction with government officials.
Newark Liberty International Airport
Project Manager for the removal of seven existing jet fuel and gasoline USTs and the installation of a series of new USTs at Newark Liberty International Airport for Continental Airlines. There were two tank locations, one for jet fuel and one for ground vehicles in Terminal B. The replacement USTs were double-walled with cathodic protection and the new piping was also double-walled. In addition to the new USTs, interstitial monitoring systems were installed in both areas and operational manuals prepared for the Port Authority. The project included regular interactions with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey.