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

516-328-1194

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

New York City Department of Transportation

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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Brooklyn Bridge

EPM has provided Resident Engineering and Inspection Services for all hazardous material activities during the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project since 2010.

EPM’s responsibilities include: 

  • Monitor lead containing paint disturbance emissions using Method 22, DataRam and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) adhering to Lead 40 CFR 50;
  • Ensure contractor compliance with OSHA Lead in Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.62;
  • Ensure contractor compliance with testing, handling, labeling, storing, manifesting, and track hazardous and universal wastes transported off-site; 
  • Frequently visually inspect work area to verify containment integrity;
  • Prepare Daily Environmental Compliance Report;
  • Review monthly industrial hygiene reports of lead disturbance activities;
  • Conduct asbestos materials surveys and air monitoring during remediation;
  • Monitor daily ambient noise levels to meet NYS Nose Code requirements.
 

Williamsburg Bridge

Since 1998, EPM has provided Resident Engineering and Inspection Services for all hazardous material activities during the Williamsburg Bridge Reconstruction.

EPM’s responsibilities included: 

  • Monitor lead containing paint disturbance emissions using Method 22, DataRam and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) adhering to Lead 40 CFR 50;
  • Ensure contractor compliance with OSHA Lead in Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.62;
  • Ensure contractor compliance with testing, handling, labeling, storing, manifesting, and track hazardous and universal wastes transported off-site; 
  • Frequently visually inspect work area to verify containment integrity;
  • Prepare Daily Environmental Compliance Report;
  • Review monthly industrial hygiene reports of lead disturbance activities;
  • Conduct asbestos materials surveys and air monitoring during remediation;
  • Air monitor area for toxic and potential harmful chemical and microbiological agents including  lead and silica.
 

Manhattan Bridge

For 14 continuous years, EPM has provided Resident Engineering and     Inspection Services for all hazardous   material activities under multiple       Manhattan Bridge Rehabilitation Contracts.

EPM has monitored lead containing paint disturbance emissions during abrasive blasting and steel rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge at the suspended and approach spans, the travelers platform, the maintenance platforms at the towers and anchorages, and canopies for both towers; the lower roadway suspended  span; the steel support structures within the anchorages; and all the main cables, suspender ropes and related hardware.

Responsibilities included:· 

  • Ambient air monitoring using Method 22, DataRam and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) adhering to Lead 40 CFR 50;
  • Waste collection oversight including handling, storing, classifying, testing, transporting, and disposing of hazardous materials;
  • Final documentation summarizing all lead  disturbance activity monitoring.
  • Radiation monitoring.
 

 Roosevelt Island Bridge

EPM has conducted asbestos, lead and pigeon waste investigations, provided subsequent abatement oversight and construction support services during the reconstruction of the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

The investigations determined and characterized appropriate management of health and safety precautions, and recommended disposal and remediation  actions for any contaminated material identified during construction activities.

EPM provided supervision and support services during the removal of asbestos, lead, and any additional hazardous materials encountered with remediation.

EPM’s ensured all remediation work conducted was performed in accordance within the technical specifications and all applicable laws, codes, rules and       regulations, and all applicable licenses of the abatement contractor were current.  All requisite air monitoring was performed, and all contractor submittals were reviewed and commented on by EPM.

Following completion of any remedial activity, EPM submitted status reports to the Project Engineer and NYCDOT.