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1983 Marcus Ave
North New Hyde Park, NY, 11042
United States


EPM is an environmental consulting firm, serving the NYC metropolitan area for over 25 years in hazardous material assessments, design, and abatement oversight.

MTA Long Island Railroad

case histories


Three Freight Bridges

EPM performed hazardous materials surveys for asbestos and lead based paint in all accessible areas to be impacted by the Rehabilitation of Three (3) freight bridges during the Design and Construction phase of the project. The locations are 65th Street North Bridge (Span A), Fresh Pond Yard Bridge, and the Flushing Avenue Bridge.

The scope of work included:

  • Reviewing record plans for identified and suspect hazardous materials that may be impacted by proposed rehabilitation
  • Performing asbestos and lead investigations at all three bridges
  • Preparing report summarizing all data collected
  • Preparing asbestos and/or lead paint abatement specifications if required.

Ellison Ave Bridge

EPM, as sub-consultant, is providing environmental engineering consulting services for the Preliminary Design of the Ellison Avenue Bridge Replacement Project in Westbury, New York.

EPM participated in the following tasks:

  • Prepared Sampling and Analysis Plans for both the subsurface environmental investigation and the hazardous materials investigation for the bridge.
  • Performed asbestos and lead based paint material investigation, Phase I and Phase II ESAs.

The soil investigation identified shallow soils excavated around project site as contaminated but non-hazardous.

Hazardous materials identified asbestos containing paint on abutments, asbestos containing waterproofing is presumed, and lead paint was found primarily at the bridge under deck structure as well as other areas.

EPM will prepare remediation design documents, bid documents and provide bid support services in the future.


Jamaica Station

As a sub-consultant, EPM provided Environmental Soil Sampling and Analysis from the Geotechnical Borings associated with the Design Services for Jamaica  Capacity  Improvements—Phase I.

EPM assisted in developing a site specific work plan explaining the requirements to complete the subsurface investigation.

EPM performed soil investigations concurrently with the geotechnical investigations, to determine the quality of the proposed excavation subsurface areas. The four  areas investigated were Johnson Avenue Yard, Met Interlocking, Dunton, and J-55 in Queens, New York. 

A final environmental soil investigation report was prepared and discussed the findings of the investigation and provided recommendations for soil management and health and safety precautions for the public and workers during construction.  In addition, EPM prepared special notes and a cost estimate for managing the contaminated soil.

As an addendum to this contract, EPM prepared asbestos abatement design specifications and design notes for the Johnson Avenue Yard Reconfiguration project.