Expertise:

  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Bedrock Aquifer Contaminant/Hydraulic Evaluations
  • Vapor Intrusion Investigation & Mitigation
  • Monitored Natural Attenuation

  • Full Profile

    Drew has over 18 years of environmental consulting experience for private industry, financial institutions, legal counsel, and state and federal regulators. He has a consistent track record of executing geologic/hydrogeologic investigations, site management, project management, environmental compliance, subcontracting, interpreting multimedia analytical data, and successfully negotiating with regulators. Drew is well versed at identifying potential sources of contamination at commercial/industrial sites, designing site sampling and analysis programs, evaluating the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment, assessing the potential risks associated with environmental contamination, and evaluating remedial options to deliver cost-effective solutions for clients.

    Education

    • B.S., Geoscience, Hobart College, Geneva, NY 2000

    Professional Affiliations

    • Professional Geologist, New Hampshire License No. 0783 (2009)
    • Professional Geologist, Pennsylvania License No. PG005226 (2015)

    Certifications and Training

    • ICS-100 & 200 Introduction to Incident Command System & Basic Incident Command System (FEMA 2010)
    • 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health Training Course, OSHA 29 CFR 1926 (2007)
    • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Course, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i), (2000)

    Key Experience

    Confidential Utility Provider, Lambertville, NJ

    Project Manager

    Managed project life cycle from scope, schedule, and budget development through final deliverables, including insurance requirements, health and safety, subcontracting, and client/stakeholder coordination for the post remedial investigation (RI) phase under New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). Managed the post-RI delineation of a dissolved benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) ground water plume impacting floodplain sediments and fractured bedrock at a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) Site occupied by a multi-tenant assisted living facility in a mixed residential/commercial portion of the city. Developed ground water remedial alternatives, prepared workplans, acquired permits for groundwater In-situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) remediation with activated sodium persulfate and sediment remediation by vacuum excavation. Liaised between client and current property owner while negotiating permits with state regulators. Prepared biennial certifications for the existing engineering controls associated capped soil at the site.

    Confidential Shopping Plaza Owners, Carteret/Hanover, NJ

    Project Manager/Senior Geologist

    Managed the delineation of a dissolved contaminant plumes through glacial till at multiple shopping plazas in northern New Jersey. Coordinated the monitoring, maintenance, and technical reporting for a sub-slab depressurization system (SSDS) associated with vapor intrusion (VI) originating from the release of tetrachloroethene (PCE) used in former dry-cleaning operations. Developed the ground water remediation scope of work and executed ground water remediation with emulsified vegetable oil to reduce contaminant concentrations via reductive dechlorination.

    Confidential Apartment Building Ownership Group, Montclair, NJ

    Senior Geologist

    Executed the property owner’s licensed site remediation professional (LSRP)-developed soil remediation plan by injection of catalyzed hydrogen peroxide (CHP) to address extractable petroleum hydrocarbon (EPH) soil impacts that remained following an initial soil remediation by excavation and off-site disposal. The EPH contamination was associated with a former diesel fuel underground storage tank (UST) removed by prior consultants prior to sale of the property. In accordance with the purchase and sale agreement, no institutional controls could be applied. Due to the location, access limitations, and costs associated with additional excavation, the remaining EPH soil impacts were to be addressed by the CHP remedy. To achieve compliance and demonstrate to the purchaser’s LSRP that the soil remediation was complete, despite point-by-point analytical compliance, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Technical Guidance for the Attainment of Remediation Standards and Site-Specific Criteria and Protocol for Addressing Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons were employed. Compliance averaging was used to address the remaining EPH and contingent naphthalene Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation Standards exceedances while the Development of Site-Specific Impact to Groundwater Soil Remediation Standards Using the Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure guidance was used to develop a site-specific impact to ground water soil remediation standard for contingent 2-methylnaphthalene concentrations in excess of the default impact to ground water soil remediation standards.

    Multiple Responsible Parties, Irvington, NJ

    Project Manager

    Managed the preparation and submission of a combined RI, Remedial Action Workplan (RAW), and Remedial Action Report (RAR) for multiple stakeholders with differing responsibilities for legacy soil and groundwater contamination associated with prior operations. Eighteen years after the initial Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) triggering event, oversaw the installation of off-site delineation monitoring wells to complete ground water RI activities and evaluated the existing soil analytical data set to determine if soil remediation for dioxin was complete. Upon finishing the soil data evaluation, performed an additional dioxin soil excavation and established the appropriate engineering/institutional controls for the historic fill material present across the Site.

    The New York Times Company, Edison, NJ

    Project Manager/Senior Geologist

    Managed the source area remediation system monitoring/maintenance system shut down and performed the technical reporting for the combined source area VI mitigation/remediation system that incorporated an SSDS, soil vapor extraction – air sparge system with accelerated remediation technology well recirculation system. Managed the off-site delineation of the narrow 2,200-foot-long dissolved contaminant plume through a highly transmissive overburden sand aquifer in central New Jersey to complete the RI for the Site within the regulatory timeframe established by SRRA. Coordinated access to off-site properties to install monitoring wells and perform both ground water and VI sampling during delineation activities. Upon completion of RI delineation activities, performed a fate and transport analysis to predict the duration of impacts to the aquifer for the purpose of establishing a classification exception area (CEA).

    Confidential Client, Trenton, NJ

    Senior Geologist

    Developed the scope of work and executed the remedial investigation to delineate a contaminant plume through a crystalline bedrock aquifer in a complex faulted geologic environment in central New Jersey’s Wissahickon Formation. Performed the review of historic investigations and remedial actions to develop a preliminary conceptual site model (CSM) for the purpose of directing additional contaminant delineation to depths below 500 feet below ground surface. Directed the bedrock investigations, which included borehole geophysics and straddle packer testing to characterize the bedrock both structurally and hydraulically to complete the RI in accordance with the NJDEP’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation guidance and timeframes. Performed the records review and executed the additional delineation to support the CSM for the RI within a 6-month window to prevent direct oversight by state regulators. Following technical review of the RI by NJDEP geologists, the CSM was successfully defended during technical consultation with NJDEP.

    Confidential Nationwide Freight Company, Hillsborough, NJ

    Project Manager/Senior Geologist

    Technical lead for the remedial investigation of a chlorinated volatile organic compound (VOC) plume in New Jersey’s Passaic Formation. Performed the review of the on-site RI history and available bedrock lithologic and hydrogeologic data to select the location for additional off-site horizontal and vertical delineation monitoring wells that will support the existing monitoring well network. Oversaw and actively managed the evaluation of the leaky multi-unit aquifer system utilizing a modified temporary test hole approach which included borehole geophysics, temperature and conductivity logging, and salt tracing, followed by straddle packer testing. Evaluated pressure transducer data to identify hydraulic connectivity between off-site and on-site fractures. Negotiated access for an off-site VI investigation and completed reporting activities.

    Confidential Client, Lodi, NJ

    Senior Geologist

    Evaluated the existing ground water data set and prepared a groundwater RAR and associated ground water remedial action permit (RAP) for a former fabric dyeing and printing mill Site whose historic operations adversely impacted groundwater with chlorinated VOCs. Performed a monitored natural attenuation (MNA) evaluation, including statistical demonstration (Mann-Kendall trend test and linear regression) using Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) software to demonstrate that both the shallow and deep overburden plumes were stable and shrinking. In addition, employed BIOCHLOR (version 2.2) Solute Transport modeling software to demonstrate that plume attenuation is consistent with the existing CEA’s predicted attenuation rates. Demonstrating MNA is occurring and selecting it as the final remedy obviated the need to conduct an active remediation.

    Al’s Sunoco, Hopewell Township, NJ

    Project Manager

    Managed the effort to bring a 30-year-old leaking underground storage tank (UST) case into regulatory compliance by evaluating the site investigation and remediation history and completing a combined RI, RAW, and RAR. The combined reported incorporated an additional UST closure and groundwater RAP request, as well as residential potable well sampling for the completion of receptor evaluation activities.

    Matrix Development Group, NJ/PA

    Senior Associate Geologist

    Prepared Pennsylvania ACT 2-compliant RIs and Cleanup Plan reports. Closed USTs in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Closure Requirements for Underground Storage Tank Systems. Coordinated and executed a methane gas extraction test to evaluate methane gas generation associated with a closed landfill that was anticipated to be redeveloped for residential use.

    Saint Gobain, Hoosick Falls, NY

    Senior Associate Geologist

    Prepared the sampling and analysis plans for the initial per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) samples collected at the McCaffery Site, prior to being listed on the National Priority List. Coordinated directly with the subcontracted laboratory and performed oversite of a third-party consultant during overburden drilling and soil sampling activities.

    NHDES, Turners Well, Salem, NH

    Senior Geoscientist

    Generated work scopes and budgets to assess methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination that is impacting one of Salem’s drinking water supply wells. Conducted historical records research and coordinated the unification of the monitoring well networks at five area New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) regulated sites to better assess area hydraulic conditions. Performed subsurface investigations using case and wash and bedrock coring techniques to assess widespread subsurface MTBE impacts. Completed overburden lithology description and bedrock core logging. All borings were completed with permanent polyvinyl chloride (PVC) monitoring wells. Performed oversight of borehole geophysical contractors, interpreted borehole geophysical logs, executed straddle packer sampling, and generated a conceptual site model. Responsibilities included procuring an analytical laboratory, drilling subcontractor, coordinating off-site access to multiple properties, and conducting and overseeing all field activities. Field activities included monitoring well installation and sampling, performing rod and level, and real-time kinematic (RTK) global positioning system (GPS) wellhead elevation survey, hydraulic conductivity testing, and documenting it all with an NHDES-approved report. Coordinated the area residential potential receptor drinking water quality sampling and assessment. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and safety air monitoring. Presented investigation findings during multiple meetings with the NHDES, potential responsible parties, and adversely impacted property owners.

    NHDES, Stafford Residence/Crown Point Road Area, Rochester, NH

    Senior Geoscientist

    Generated work scopes and budgets for investigations including soil boring and monitoring well installations and aquifer tests. Performed subsurface investigations utilizing hollow-stem augers, case and wash, in addition to air hammer drilling techniques to assess subsurface VOC impacts. Soil borings were completed with monitoring wells, and bedrock boreholes were left open. Responsibilities included procuring an analytical laboratory, drilling subcontractor, New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) excavation permit, conducting and overseeing all field activities including drilling oversight, monitoring well installation and sampling, wellhead elevation, site-wide topographic survey, property deed/historical research, and documenting all work with a NHDES-compliant Supplemental Site Investigation Report. Coordinated and conducted tri-annual residential water quality sampling. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    NHDES, Time and Joni’s Towing/Auto Salvage, Epping, NH

    Senior Geoscientist

    Conducted contaminated soil delineation investigation, including soil sampling with a Geoprobe® drill rig, and performed oversight during bedrock monitoring well installations. Coordinated and conducted numerous residential drinking water quality sampling events at this high-profile MTBE contaminated site. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project, ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, chemical and material handling, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    NHDES, Groveton Pit Stop, Northumberland, NH

    Senior Geoscientist

    Generated the work scope and budget. Conducted multiple subsurface investigations utilizing hollow-stem augers to assess subsurface VOC impacts. Responsibilities included procuring an analytical laboratory, drilling subcontractor, and off-site access. Conducted oversight of all field activities including drilling, monitoring well installation and sampling, surface water sampling, indoor air quality assessment, wellhead elevation, site-wide topographic survey, property deed/historical research, and documenting all work with NHDES-compliant Supplemental Site Investigation Reports. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper personal PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    NHDES, Former Munces Petroleum, Lincoln, NH

    Senior Geoscientist

    Conducted multiple subsurface investigations utilizing case and wash and ODEX drilling techniques. Responsibilities included procuring an analytical laboratory and drilling subcontractor. Conducted oversight of all field activities including drilling, monitoring well installation and sampling, wellhead elevation, site-wide topographic survey, and documented the work in an NHDES-compliant Level II Site Investigation Report/Site Activity Report. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    USACE, Atlas Tack Superfund Site, Fairhaven, MA

    Project Geoscientist

    Responsibilities included review of historical documents related to the metals, VOC, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination impacting the tidally influenced wetland at the site – feasibility study (FS), Phase II Site Investigation, Record of Decision (ROD), and analytical data. Reviewed previously installed boring and monitoring well logs; created cross-sections, groundwater contour plans, bedrock contour plans; selected the location and installed test borings; performed aquifer hydraulic testing; and presented findings to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) during pre-remediation meetings. Authored the site-specific Field Sampling Plan (FSP), Accident Prevention Plan (APP), and selected sections of the Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) and Environmental Protection Plan (EPP). All plans were submitted to and approved by USACE. Managed all analytical data (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment toxicity) and performed all surveying with RTK GPS survey equipment. Performed stream flow gauging and discharge calculations. Worked with USEPA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to amend the cleanup criteria set forth in the ROD. Worked with Town of Fairhaven Department of Public Works (DPW) (a town with no industry requiring discharge to municipal sewer) and negotiated the discharge of rainwater accumulated in excavations to the municipal sewer system. Worked with USEPA to develop and execute a long-term monitoring plan for groundwater, surface water, and sediment, including determining the placement of new monitoring wells to better characterize and monitor groundwater post remedy conditions on-site.

    NHDES, NHDOT Patrol Shed #301, Conway, NH

    Project Geoscientist

    Conducted soil boring investigation utilizing hollow-stem augers and case and wash, in addition to air hammer drilling techniques to assess subsurface VOC impacts. Borings were completed with monitoring wells. Responsibilities included procuring an analytical laboratory, conducting and overseeing all field activities including drilling oversight, monitoring well installation and sampling, hydraulic conductivity testing, wellhead elevation, site-wide topographic survey, property deed/historical research, negotiating access to adjacent properties, and documenting all work with an NHDES-compliant SI Report. Served as Site Safety Officer for the project ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    USACE, Pesticide Investigation/Remediation, Fort Devens, MA

    Field Team Leader/Health and Safety Officer

    Led a field team that routinely collected more than 1,000 pesticide soil samples per week during pesticide-contaminated soil delineation. Primary responsibilities included oversight of drilling subcontractors and laborers; managing the soil sample collection effort from Geoprobes®, excavations, or contaminated soil stockpiles; and providing daily feedback to both internal and external clients. Served as Site Safety Officer, ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, heavy equipment operation, chemical and material handling, drill rig safety, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    Merrimack Valley Works, North Andover, MA

    Field Team Leader/Health and Safety Officer

    Conducted multiple investigation efforts, which included oversight of air hammer, roto sonic, drilling and coring subcontractors, and waste handling and disposal. Performed ISCO treatment, which utilized either sodium permanganate or activated sodium persulfate and sodium hydroxide in pressurized and non-pressurized injections of the chemicals inside and outside an active facility and coordination with facility personnel. Performed oversight of borehole geophysical contractors, interpreted borehole geophysical logs, executed straddle packer sampling for the purpose of completing boreholes with permanent PVC monitoring wells at hydraulically active fracture zones. Served as project Site Safety Officer, ensuring compliance with health and safety protocols, safe work environment, chemical and material handling, drill rig safety, traffic avoidance, daily safety briefings, proper PPE use, and safety air monitoring.

    Multiple New Hampshire Gas Station Owners

    Environmental Geologist

    Conducted site investigations and remediation activities under the Oil, Discharge, Disposal and Cleanup Fund (ODD). Conducted ASTM Phase I assessments and various due diligence activities throughout the United States (FL, MA, NH, ME, NY, NJ, CT, TN, OH, SC, and Washington DC) for various banking/lending institutions.

    Various Banking and Lending Institutions

    Environmental Geologist

    Conducted ASTM Phase I assessments and various due diligence activities throughout the United States (FL, MA, NH, ME, NY, NJ, CT, TN, OH, SC, and Washington DC).