Remedial Options Analysis
Design and Construction of Soil and Groundwater Remediation Systems
Remedial Action Plans for Brownfields Cleanup Sites
Design of Natural Media and Engineered Wetlands Systems for Treatment of Wastewater and Stormwater
M.B.A., Management - Adelphi University
B.C.E., Civil Engineering - University of Delaware
Expert settlement support services provided to a county municipality in New York. The case involved an EPA Order for underground storage tank (UST) compliance for over 50 county-operated facilities with over 125 USTs. The project involved the field inventory of the USTs at each facility and development of both interim and final compliance plans to comply with the EPA, NYSDEC, and local UST regulations. Detailed cost estimates were prepared for multiple scenarios for upgrading USTs, including tightness testing, manway repairs, leak detection and overfill protection monitoring systems, UST removal and replacement, and new piping. The upgrade evaluation and negotiations included incorporation of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in accordance with EPA requirements. SEPs included centralized monitoring systems for leak detection and inventory control.
Independent expert engineering review of change orders for the New York MTA Office of the Inspector General associated with electric utility substations reconstruction damaged during the 2012 Superstorm Sandy. The cost review focused on contracting procedures, waste classification of impacted structures and soils, and proper waste management and disposal. Findings were compiled in a report to determine if costs were legitimate and justifiable and providing recommendations for improved specifications for bidding and of management waste handling contracts.
Expert report and expert witness for a former valve manufacturing facility remediation project in New York. The report was prepared on behalf of counsel for a contractor who performed remedial construction work for this State Superfund site. The actions were against the holder of the construction contract, a state agency. The remedial action included building demolition, remediation of soils impacted by chlorinated VOCs, removal of DNAPL source areas, treatment of excavated soils using low temperature thermal desorption, and consolidation and capping of metals-impacted soils. The expert project work involved a detailed review of the RI/FS, remedial action plans, and construction progress documentation to formulate opinions regarding the contract documents' industry acceptable accuracy.
Independent expert environmental consulting services for a large landfill O&M contract under review by the New York City Department of Investigation. The work entailed reviewing the scope of routine vs. non-routine work performed over a one-year period for compliance with contract requirements. The O&M Work included routine cover maintenance, groundwater and gas monitoring, landfill gas extraction, major system repairs, and waste handling. Memos of findings were prepared assessing acceptability of work, compliance with permit regulations, and providing recommendations for improvements.