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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.

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new York state department of transportation (nysdot)

Term Contract

EPM has provided asbestos assessment, remediation design, and abatement oversight services on nine consecutive 3-year term contracts throughout NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties. 

Assignments have included roadways, bridges and buildings. As part of the   assessment phase, EPM is responsible for bulk sample collection and   assessment reports preparation.  As part of the design phase, EPM is responsible for identifying and specifying abatement procedures, which include preparation of special notes to be added to Contract Plans, identification of NYSDOT blanket variances, and identification of NYSDOL Applicable Variances. The oversight for asbestos abatement includes asbestos abatement project monitoring and air sampling.

EPM’s most recent term contract has 19 assignments thus far, including asbestos abatement oversight at maintenance repairs of  thirteen (13) bridges throughout Manhattan, Bronx and Richmond Counties, Taconic State Parkway Bridge Rehabilitation project, Robert Moses Causeway deck repairs and Cross Bronx Expressway signage and lighting improvements.

 

Kosciusko Bridge

EPM conducted Asbestos Investigation, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and prepared abatement design plans, specifications, and cost estimates for hazardous material at the design of the Kosciuszko Bridge  Reconstruction Project.

The investigation included sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, soil vapor, and Newtown Creek sediment, plus asbestos containing materials  sampling at the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway approaches, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and 25 commercial structures to be acquired by NYSDOT for  demolition.

Design services included preparing  asbestos remediation documents for properties slated for demolition, preparing a Project Health and Safety Plan and a Contaminant  Management Plan to guide the Contractor during construction for worker and community health and safety protocols.

EPM in coordination with NYSDEC and USEPA attended Community Board Meetings and Public Information Sessions to share results and to answer questions for the community.

 

 Alexander Hamilton Bridge

EPM, performed various construction inspection and oversight activities in support of the overall rehabilitation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. Tasks included but not limited to:

  • Reviewed all contract drawings for  proposed excavations throughout  project corridor.
  • Prepared Phase II Work Plan and performed Phase II investigation for  proposed areas for excavation.
  • Inspected excavations and load-outs of contaminated soil and reviewed   contractor submittals regularly to verify safety in handling material.
  • Reviewed final contaminated soil waste manifests and asbestos contractor’s Site Specific Variance requests.
  • Monitored asbestos abatement of water main pipe and gas main pipe and reviewed contractor submissions.
  • Monitored abrasive and non-abrasive lead disturbance which included air sampling, assessment of visible emissions and containment integrity.