2022 NJ Site Remediation Conference Instructors

 

Gary Angyal, P.E., Ramboll

Instructor for: How In Situ Thermal Remediation Can Meet Your Remediation Deadlines Quickly and Efficiently

Gary Angyal, P.E. is a Vice President at Ramboll with over 30 years of professional engineering experience in environmental programs, regulatory strategy, and site remediation. He has been responsible for numerous in-situ thermal remediation projects (stand alone and in combination with other technologies) and co-chairs Ramboll’s in-situ thermal practice area. He directs in situ thermal project planning, remedial design in coordination with technology providers, permitting, remedial action oversight and attainment verification to achieve regulatory case closures.  He has served as LSRP for in-situ thermal remediation of AOCs at New Jersey SRP sites, and has issued RAOs upon successful attainment of treatment objectives.


 

Candace Baker, LSRP - Langan

Instructor for: Order of Magnitude Requirements and Determinations

Candace Baker is a Senior Project Manager at Langan with 25 years of experience in the environmental field.  She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Simon’s Rock College and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  She has worked as a consultant in New Jersey since 2001 and is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional.  Candace is a member of the LSRPA Board of Trustees and currently holds the office of Treasurer.  She is also active on LSRPA’s Communications and Risk Management and Loss Prevention Committees.

 

Caryn Barnes, LSRP - Langan

Instructor for: PFAS 202 and Remediation Standards: Proposed Rules and Amendments and Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Updates and Practical Applications of the NJDEP’s Guidance

Ms. Barnes  has  30  years  of  experience  in  all  aspects  of  environmental investigations, feasibility testing, NAPL, soil and groundwater remediation, soil vapor investigations and site closure. Caryn has worked extensively in New Jersey, on both New Jersey and USEPA-led projects. Her extensive knowledge  of  the  regulations,  coupled  with  her  strong  technical  skills, enables   her   to   be   an   effective   client   advocate,   determining   and implementing  cost-effective  environmental  remedies  that  are  protective  of human health and the environment.  Caryn is the Project Coordinator for a multiple-party  Superfund  site  in  New  Jersey,  and  is  addressing  issues associated  with  emerging  contaminants,  including  1,4-dioxane  and  Per- and  Poly  Fluoroalkyl  Substances  (PFAS).  Ms.  Barnes  has  worked  with Fortune  500  Companies  developing  environmental  portfolios  of  greater than    100    projects,    managing    regulatory,    technical,    and    financial responsibilities.   As  an  LSRP,  Caryn  has  certified  numerous  Response Action  Outcomes  (RAOs)  and  has  prepared  dozens  of  LSRP  submittals.  Caryn  has  been  the  LSRP  of  record  for  more  than  20  projects.   She  is President emeritus of the LSRP Association, a professional organization of over 1000 members.

 

Shelly Beitler, Langan

Instructor for: Order of Magnitude Requirements and Determinations

Shelly Beitler is a Senior Project Manager at Langan with 20 years of experience in the environmental field. She holds a BS in Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Drexel University. She has worked as a consultant in New Jersey since 2001 and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

 

Robert Blauvelt, LSRP, GEI Consultants

Instructor for: The Geology of NJ for Non-Geologists

Bob Blauvelt is a NJ LSRP with more than 30 years’ experience in the investigation and remediation of soil and ground water contamination. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in geology from Rutgers University and his doctorate in environmental science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. During the course of Mr. Blauvelt’s career, he has assisted clients in complex, multi-site due diligence assessments, regulatory compliance audits, and in litigation as an expert witness. This work has been done within the context of a variety of regulatory programs in NJ as well as in Connecticut, Ohio, and Massachusetts.  As a Senior Consultant with GEI, Mr. Blauvelt has developed and led projects involving in situ and ex situ management of soil impacted with petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. His ground water remediation experience runs the gamut from the development of enhanced bioremediation to providing technical support in the design and installation of multi-level air sparge, soil vapor extraction, and related treatment systems.


 

Keith Brodock, P.E., PP, Integral Consulting

Instructor for: Navigating PFAs Investigation Process and Developing Remedial Strategies

Mr. Keith Brodock is a licensed professional engineer and project manager with 17 years of experience in environmental engineering, remediation design, and construction.  As a professional engineer, Mr. Brodock has responsibilities ranging from oversight of investigation and remediation to cost estimation and project execution.  His experience includes sites impacted with chlorinated solvents, petroleum compounds, PCBs, and constituents of emerging concern, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  One of his primary responsibilities is serving as president of Integral Engineering, P.C., which provides engineering services in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Michigan.
 

Robert Crespi, Esq., Chiesa Shahinian and Giantomasi

Instructor for: Wetlands Delineation During Site Remedation

A Member in the Environmental and Renewable Energy practice groups at Wolff & Samson. Represent a diverse client base in transactional and development issues as well as regulatory, compliance and litigation matters. Board Member of Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, past Co-Chair of Sustainability Committee, past Co-Chair of the Education Committee, and a Member of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of NJ-NAIOP. Chair of the Membership Committee and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute - Northern New Jersey District. Lectured: International Council of Shopping Centers National Law Conference; NJ-NAIOP seminars; and the Rutgers University, Cook College, Continuing Education Program.

 

Jeffrey Entin, LSRP, AKRF

Instructor for: Wetlands Delineation During Site Remediation

Jeffrey Entin has over 30 years of experience serving industry, corporations, landowners, developers, private equity, financial institutions, and governmental entities. Mr. Entin’s practice concerns the management and mitigation of hazardous materials and the assessment of impacts to human health and ecological receptors, under various federal and state programs. He has successfully assisted clients in completing the redevelopment of old landfills and urban sites. He has conducted environmental due diligence for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and property sales and compliance assessments for owners, buyers, sellers and lenders of a commercial, retail, residential, heavy industry, mining, power, and manufacturing facilities. He leads remedial investigation and remediation efforts at a range of industrial and commercial sites within the NJ LSRP program. He provides litigation support in matters involving brownfield redevelopment cost and feasibility; the distribution, fate and source of soil and groundwater contamination; and building sciences. He actively provides pro-bono services to watershed protection, land preservation and community development organizations.

 

Allison Gabala, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics and Environmental Justice: Recent State and Federal Initiatives, Developments and Impacts on Site Remediation

Allison’s practice focuses on affirmative and defensive environmental litigation, environmental regulatory matters, and corporate and real estate transactions where potential environmental liabilities may inform contract provisions or insurance policies included in the transaction. She represents clients in Superfund and hazardous waste cases; natural resource damage (NRD) suits; and federal and state cleanup, cost-recovery, and contribution actions, as well as in the federally sponsored allocation processes that determine responsibility and cost accountability in large federal and state regulated environmental/hazardous waste sites.With extensive regulatory, transactional, and litigation experience in both government and private practice, Allison advises companies on compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; management of environmental investigation and remediation at contaminated properties; obtaining and defending licenses, permits, and other approvals from state, regional, and federal regulatory bodies; and obtaining insurance coverage. She works closely with property owners and developers, nonprofit organizations, industrial manufacturers, and life sciences and pharmaceutical companies to provide comprehensive environmental assessments of purchase and sale documents, lease agreements, and the terms of access agreements, including conducting due diligence to identify  environmental issues in corporate and commercial real estate transactions and providing strategies to mitigate or transfer the risks associated with said transactions.
 

Steffen Griepke, TerraTherm

Instructor for: How In Situ Thermal Remediation Can Meet Your Remediation Deadlines Quickly and Efficiently

Steffen Griepke is the Technology Director at TerraTherm. In this role, he helps clients determine if a thermal remedy would work on their project site and if so, which thermal technology or combination of technologies would be the most cost-effective. He then leads the design of the remedy and guides its implementation, operation, and optimization through project completion. Steffen has spent more than20 years working with thermal technologies and has been involved in more than 75 successful thermal projects. These projects include sites with former dry cleaners, chemical manufacturing plants, chemical storage facilities, MGP sites, brownfields, military installations, and tank areas. Steffen also supports TerraTherm’s clients in their communication with oversight agencies and regulators. Steffen’s experience in designing, operating, and using real-time data for optimizing thermal projects makes him an excellent partner for clients with complex sites and/or recalcitrant compounds.

 

Mark S. Heinzelman, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics and Environmental Justice: Recent State and Federal Initiatives, Developments and Impacts on Site Remediation

Mark S. Heinzelmann of Lowenstein Sandler’s Environmental Law & Litigation group, counsels business clients on regulatory issues, dispute resolution, and federal and state court litigation. He is well-versed in the current enforcement and regulatory agendas driving the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, in the Environmental Enforcement and Cost Recovery section.  There, he worked on many matters involving the Spill Compensation and Control Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Underground Storage Tank Act, Industrial Site Recovery Act, Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, and Site Remediation Reform Act. He also advised on the establishment and enforcement of liens, executed enforcement actions, worked extensively on issues involving the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund and Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund claims programs, advised on the legal impact of new hazardous substance remediation standards.

 

Jeff Krohn, Enfuse Environmental

Instructor for: Advancements in Chemical and Biological Remediation Technologies


 

Elizabeth Limbrick, LSRP, PG, NJEDA

Instructor for: Advancing Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment: Funding, Financing and Technical Assistance

Elizabeth Limbrick is the Director of Brownfields & Sustainable Systems at the New    Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). In this role, she leads the   Authority's efforts on brownfields to create thriving and inclusive communities by addressing environmental and economic justice issues using holistic integrated approaches. Elizabeth brings 25 years of experience in many facets of brownfield redevelopment to her position at the  NJEDA. Her public sector background includes posts at  the New Jersey Department  of Environmental Protection and the   New    Jersey Schools Development  Agency. She has added to her expertise through conducting brownfield research at  New Jersey Institute of Technology and managing    a wide variety of private sector brownfield projects as an environmental consultant. Elizabeth is a licensed Professional Geologist in the state of New York and a Licensed  Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in the State of New Jersey. In  addition, she is  an Advisory Council Member of the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE).


 

Marlene Lindhardt, CHMM, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Ms. Lindhardt is a Senior Associate for Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc in Somerset, NJ. She has been an LSRP since 2012 and has over 40 years of experience in the environmental industry working for the federal government, emergency response remediation contractors and engineering consultants. Ms. Lindhardt is responsible for multiple projects ranging from preliminary assessments through site remediation for government and commercial clients.  She has addressed wetlands, threatened and endangered species, and historic sites within the scope of site remediation. Ms. Lindhardt has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (1981). She is a member of the LSRPA Board of Trustees and participates in various committees including Risk Management, Governance, Contaminants of Emerging Concern, Regulatory Outreach, and is the LSRPA liaison to the SRPLB meetings. She has been a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) since 1985 and is a member of the ITRC committee for development of technical guidance for optimization of in-situ remediation technologies.

 

William Lindner, NJDEP

Instructor for: Environmental Justice: Recent State and Federal Initiatives, Developments and Impacts on Site Remediation

Bill Lindner is the Administrator of the Office of Brownfield and Community Revitalization (OBCR) at NJDEP. OBCR is charged with coordinating remediation and reuse efforts at specific brownfield sites and  piloting  innovative  approaches  to  expedite  the  revitalization  process.  Bill  also  leads  the  Community  Collaborative  Initiative  (CCI)  Program.  The  CCI  works  closely  with  diverse  partners  in  urban communities to support their vision for revitalization and growth.

 

Troy Lizer, P.E., Provectus Environmental Products

Instructor for: Advancements in Chemical and Biological Remediation Technologies

Mr. Troy Lizer is an engineer with over 20 years of technical and professional design and sales experience. Mr. Lizer received Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  from  the  University  of  Akron  and  began  his  career  as  an  Application  and  Design  engineer in machining and grinding applications for over a dozen years before transitioning into the environmental and remediation industry as the North American Sales Manager for a chemical manufacturing  company.  Mr.  Lizer  focused  on  technology  application  and  selection  through  proper implementation to ensure project success. Mr. Lizer would coordinate laboratory services to  provide  analytical  testing  and  confirmation  data  on  amendment  selection  and  loading  to  determine  the  best  practice  approach  as  well  as  economic  justification  for  design  criteria.  His  experience  is  in  oxidative  and  reductive  technologies  as  well  as  biological  remedies  for  sites  striving to eliminate common contaminants (chlorinated, SVOC, BTEX, etc.) as well as emerging contaminants (1,4-dioxane) both in situ and ex situ. In January 2020, Mr. Lizer assumed the role of  Technical  Sales  Director-North  America  with  Provectus  Environmental  Products  in  order  to  focus on product and process development in the environmental industry with a company and colleagues that are dedicated to the successful application of proven and evolving technologies.

 

Michael Martin, P.E., Integral Consulting, Inc.

Instructor for: Navigating PFAs Investigation Process and Developing Remedial Strategies

Mr. Mike Martin is a registered professional engineer with 24 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering.  Mr. Martin specializes in soil, groundwater, and stormwater treatment alternatives analysis, cost estimation, and design and implementation of remedial actions, from pilot- to full-scale systems.  He has substantial experience developing cost-effective alternatives for site remediation, including CERCLA remedial actions, RCRA corrective actions, and state-led projects.  In addition, Mr. Martin’s background includes litigation support and insurance recovery, specifically reviewing engineer-procure-construct contracts, managing design-build contracts, and conducting chemical plant process analyses.  Mr. Martin has evaluated and implemented remedial actions for emerging contaminants including perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 


 

William Moody, Provectus Environmental Products

Instructor for: Advancements in Chemical and Biological Remediation Technologies

Will is an environmental scientist with over 17 years of professional experience focusing primarily on in situ remediation technologies to address soil and groundwater contamination. He began his professional career as an environmental consultant, which was followed by 10 years of in situremedial design and field implementation at an international remediation firm. Will’s laboratory and field project experience includes the application of a wide range of in situ solutions including chemical oxidants, chemical reductants, biological amendments, and surfactants to address common (e.g., BTEX, chlorinated VOCs, etc.) and emerging contaminants (e.g., 1,4-dioxane and Freon). His experience includes the utilization of zero valent iron, hydrogen peroxide, sodium/potassium persulfate, sodium/potassium permanganate, and other site-specific reagents in overburden and bedrock systems. Will has been involved with over 100 in situ remediation projects in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. 


 

Polly Newbold, MS, ddms

Instructor for: Lab Analytics: Data Quality and User Perspective

Ms.Newbold has over 30 years of experience in the environmental industry. Her background includes sample collection, preparation and analysis, data validation, data review, and project management. She has collected samples of various matrices for both field and laboratory analyses, prepared and analyzed samples in a laboratory setting, and has performed field analyses. Her experience as a quality assessment/quality control (QA/QC) manager has provided her with a thorough understanding of the entire laboratory process. Ms. Newbold has extensive experience in the data review process having examined data for a variety of matrices for compliance with state and federal validation guidelines. She has also collaborated with state agencies to write validation guidelines when none existed for a particular method, and she has written data review courses to be used by the data end-user for internal data screening purposes. She has prepared Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs) for Superfund sites and assisted in developing laboratory QA/QC acceptance criteria. Ms. Newbold has served as project manager for numerous contaminated sites in which she provided oversight during sampling events, coordinated with the analytical laboratories, compiled and reviewed generated data, mapped laboratory results to observe trends in contamination, and prepared documents including expert reports. She has performed environmental site investigations evaluating the nature and extent of site contamination, and she is experienced in performing property transfer evaluations including Phase I and Phase II investigations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

 

Erin Palko, P.G., LSRP, Integral Consulting

Instructor for: Navigating PFAs Investigation Process and Developing Remedial Strategies and Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Updates and Practical Applications of the NJDEP’s Guidance

Ms. Erin Palko is a licensed geologist and site remediation professional with 22 years of consulting experience in the environmental field. Her primary focus is on soil and groundwater investigations and remediation, work at active chemical and manufacturing industrial sites, due diligence, and site investigation and remediation. She is routinely responsible for project scoping, coordination of multidisciplinary technical teams, client communication, scheduling, and work product delivery. She has experience working at sites affected by an array of chemicals, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at refinery complexes and industrial facilities. Ms. Palko has directed projects involving multiple subcontractors and consultants, stakeholders, and regulatory oversight personnel on a wide variety of complex and large sites. Ms. Palko has successfully closed projects, both state and federal led, in multiple states. 
 

Eric Raes, P.E., PP, LSRP, Engineering & Land Planning Associates

Instructor for: Advancements in Chemical and Biological Remediation Technologies

Eric J. Raes is the founder and President of Engineering & Land Planning Associates, Inc. (E&LP) with  nearly  30  years  of  experience  as  a  civil  and  environmental  engineer.  Mr.  Raes  has  extensive  experience, including expert testimony, in all aspects of civil and environmental engineering, from Phase I environmental assessments to complicated bio-remediation projects, to land development, professional planning and site plan approvals. In addition, Mr. Raes has extensive experience in forensic investigations in support of litigation and cost allocation negotiations, and risk management strategy development and implementation   for   several   foundries   and   large   paint,   coal-tar   sealant,   and   metal   fabrication   manufacturing facilities in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

 

Robert Rech, P.E., AKRF

Instructor for: Wetlands Delineation During Site Remediation

Robert Rech is a Vice President in AKRF’s Water and Natural Resources Group and co-leads the firm’s energy practice.  Mr. Rech is an environmental scientist/Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience. His regulatory support services have included local, State and Federal environmental permits and land development approvals associated with a variety of energy projects, including new facility development and existing facility improvements.  He serves as field team and project lead for wetlands delineation, permitting, and mitigation projects and AKRF’s utility right-of-way vegetation management services.  His project experience includes feasibility studies, multimedia permitting, environmental site investigation, soil and groundwater remediation, wetlands permitting, threatened and endangered species surveys, invasive species management, stormwater management, construction permitting and inspections. He has provided regulatory support services for new generating facilities, upgrade projects at switchyards and substations, and large-scale linear development projects.  This work includes securing all required construction and land use permits through the state and local construction and zoning offices as well as applicable Federal coordination and approval.  In addition, Mr. Rech provides New Jersey Land Use and Federal permitting support for AKRF’s New Jersey LSRP and Site Remediation practitioners.Mr. Rech earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science from Drexel University.

 

Frederick Shoyer, Montrose Environmental Group

Instructor for: Environmental Justice: Recent State and Federal Initiatives, Developments and Impacts on Site Remediation

Mr. Shoyer is a Senior Project Consultant for Montrose Environmental Group and he is based in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Montrose provides permitting & compliance, disaster preparedness & response services, air emissions and LDAR testing services, remediation and engineering services to the chemical, power, oil & gas, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Shoyer is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and an N-2 licensed operator in the State of New Jersey.  He has 35+ years of experience in the environmental industry.  Mr. Shoyer’s experience includes working on brownfields, industrial cleanups, Superfund sites, PFAS projects, and PFAS research. 

 

Kathi Stetser, P.G., LSRP - GEI Consultants

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Ms. Stetser, a Vice President and Industrial Practice Leader at GEI Consultants, has 27 years ofconsulting experience and specializes in environmental program management and New Jerseysite remediation services for clients within the chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing andutility business sectors.  Kathi is a NJ regulatory specialist and is expert in matters relating to the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA).  A licensed professional geologist (PA, FL and GA) and a New Jersey LSRP, Kathi received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geology from theUniversity of Delaware.
 

Joanne Vos, Esq. Maraziti Falcon

Instructor for: LSRP Ethics

Joanne Vos focuses her practice in environmental law, including compliance, transactional matters and environmental litigation, as well as redevelopment.  She routinely counsels clients regarding environmental liability in connection with  Real  Estate Purchase and  Sale  Agreements, Lease Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Access Agreements and Redevelopment Agreements.  She also counsels clients on various contamination and remediation issues including Federal and State due diligence requirements and ISRA compliance.  She  has  successfully litigated numerous complex environmental matters involving both private and public entities.  She previously served the Township of North Brunswick as Special Environmental Counsel and currently serves the Borough of Morris Plains and the City  of Newark in that capacity.  She also represents the City of Hoboken and the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency in  connection  with  redevelopment transactions. Prior  to  joining the   rm, Joanne practiced environmental law and litigation at several large law  rms in New  Jersey.  From  1998 to  1999, she  served as  Judicial Law  Clerk  to  the Honorable Stephen E. Mochary, J.S.C., in Essex County.

 

Sonya Ward, PG, CPG CGWP, LSRP, LRS, SHMM, H2M

Instructor for: Lab Analytics: Data Quality and User Perspective

Ms. Ward is a hydrogeologist with 30 years of experience in site evaluation and remediation (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and soil gas/indoor air), permitting, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), and compliance projects for numerous manufacturing, petroleum, solid and hazardous waste disposal companies, foundries, chemical facilities, and utilities. Her work has given her a strong working knowledge and experience on UST cases, spills, and Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) transactions, and has provided her with an in-depth knowledge of the Site Remedial Reform act (SRRA), Administrative Requirements for Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), and Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rules). Project experience also includes work throughout the US, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, and Europe.