Matthew J. Mauro, LSRP, Sr. Project Manager
- B.S., Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior, 1997; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND AFFILIATIONS
- Licensed Site Remediation Professional, State of New Jersey, License No. 575022
- New Jersey Certified Underground Storage Tank (UST) Subsurface and Closure
- New York State Asbestos Inspector
- New York City Asbestos Investigator
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)/NY State Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Risk Assessor
- EPA/NY State LBP Inspector
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Mr. Mauro has over 15 years experience with a wide range of diverse environmental site investigation and remediation projects for both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Preliminary Assessments (PA), Site Investigation (SI), Remedial Investigation (RI), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). Mr. Mauro is highly experienced in a variety of field activities, including the collection of soil and groundwater samples and installation of monitoring wells using various drilling and direct push methodologies, implementation of various types of insitu and exsitu remediation technologies, and management of small and large-scale remediation and UST removal projects. Mr. Mauro has over five years of experience in planning and implementing LBP and asbestos investigations and surveys and his analytical background includes four years as an analytical chemist and field technician under the direct supervision of the USEPA.
2007 to Present
Excel Environmental Resources, Inc., North Brunswick, New Jersey
Mr. Mauro is responsible for a variety of technical and field activities, including project management, subcontractor oversight, and Remedial Action (RA) design. Mr. Mauro is responsible for the management of the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) Grant Program Sites which includes the performance of PA, SI, and RI activities for municipal clients, including daily management of existing projects and fine-tuning and implementation of the HDSRF Program growth and development. Mr. Mauro also conducts large, complex site investigation and remediation projects, including investigations in support of redevelopment, Brownfields, and UST closure projects.
2000 to 2007
MATRIX New World Engineering, Inc.
Project Scientist/Project Manager
Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included planning and directing soil, surface water, groundwater, and bedrock investigations for environmental projects and oversight of UST and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) decommissioning and system modification activities, tank tightness (pressure) testing, and tank system evaluations in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Investigations performed involved numerous environmental characterization studies relative to hazardous waste screenings, PA, SI, RI, EIS, and remediation activities, and UST/AST investigations. Mr. Mauro was also responsible for planning and implementing of LBP and asbestos investigations and surveys for schools, private entities, and city and state agencies including visual inspection and sampling of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and LBP, development of asbestos and lead removal specifications, daily monitoring of contractors’ work efforts, construction quality assurance, and documentation of field work.
1997 to 2000
Lockheed Martin: US Environmental Protection Agency – Region 2, Research Engineering Analytical Contract (REAC) and Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Analytical Chemist/Field Technician/Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC)
As an analytical chemist and laboratory coordinator, Mr. Mauro was responsible for the preparation of organic and inorganic samples for analysis, laboratory certification and maintenance, screening and analytical analysis for pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), staff management and training, data validation using USEPA Contract Laboratory Procedures (CLP), QA/QC procedures, and laboratory logistics. Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities also included performance of SI and RI activities at Superfund sites throughout New Jersey and New York.
- United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York State: Responsibilities included review of all Phase I, II, and III investigations and reports; inspection of UST and AST systems and review of all tank system permits, registration forms, and tank tightness (pressure) testing documentation; verification of environmental acceptability and completeness of all submitted properties in accordance with HUD, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), federal, state, and local regulations; site inspections; and implementation and maintenance of environmental data resources.
- County of Middlesex, On-Call Contract for Environmental Services, Middlesex, New Jersey: The project involved quarterly groundwater monitoring at numerous County of Middlesex facilities. In addition, the project performance of PA, SI, and RI activities, remediation design and implementation, oversight of UST and AST decommissioning activities, tank tightness testing, and modifications to tank systems, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) studies, and waste classifications studies.
- County of Union, Underground Storage Tank Management Program, County of Union, New Jersey: The UST/AST management program involved the decommissioning, upgrade, or replacement of over 70 USTs at 28 facilities throughout the County of Union. In addition, the project performance of PA, SI, and RI activities, remediation design and implementation, oversight of UST and AST decommissioning activities, tank tightness testing, and modifications to tank systems, GPR studies, and waste classifications studies.
- NJ Transit, Access to the Regions Core Project, New York/New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for the preparation of hazardous materials sections of the Environmental Assessment/EIS for this project which will expand Trans-Hudson rail service to Midtown Manhattan. Work under this contract included the identification of areas of environmental concern in buildings and/or properties to be acquired (due diligence), impacted, and/or demolished; identification and delineation of the extent of areas of contaminated and hazardous materials; management (handling, transportation and disposal) of contaminated materials during construction (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, ballast, asbestos, lead-based paint, construction debris); and preparation of appropriate environmental documents (National Environmental Policy Act – NEPA), contract documents (plans and specifications), and permits for construction.
- Metropolitan Transit Authority/Long Island Rail Road (MTA/LIRR), Grand Central Terminal Exterior Rehabilitation, New York, New York: Mr. Mauro assisted in hazardous materials investigation and testing of materials, including asbestos and LBP, that may be impacted during the rehabilitation of the exterior of Grand Central Terminal, including interior light court roofs, light court windows, skylights, façade walls, ornamental metal paneling, exterior doors and air wells. As part of this work, previous inspection and survey reports were reviewed and existing data utilized in the investigation. Reports on the findings of the investigations, together with abatement/management plans and cost estimates, were prepared.
- United States Military Academy (USMA), On-Call Contract for Environmental Services, West Point, New York: This project involved inspection and oversight of the installation, decommissioning, and tank tightness (pressure) testing of UST and AST systems, the performance of environmental investigations, the removal and disposal of contaminated soil, subsurface remediation using Enhanced Fluid Recovery (EFR), and report preparation for numerous sites at the USMA and the former Stewart Army Sub-Post in New York State. Responsibilities also included the preparation and submission of written reports to the USMA and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).
- New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation (NJSCC), Elizabeth, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro’s work for the site feasibility evaluation for the Elizabeth Academic High School included asbestos and lead-based paint surveys at the existing facility, geotechnical investigations, and the performance of a preliminary assessment/site investigation in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Technical Requirements for Site Remediation.
- NJSCC, Paterson Public School Nos. 4 and 28, City of Paterson, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for environmental surveys of both buildings in anticipation of the construction of additions to the existing schools, upgrades, alterations and improvements to the building and grounds. Services provided included the preparation of preliminary assessment and limited site investigation in accordance with the NJDEP Technical Requirements for Site Remediation; wetlands investigation and preparation of a letter of interpretation; a comprehensive asbestos, LBP, PCB, and mercury containing materials survey of all buildings on site; drinking water sampling; preparation of an Executive Order 215 (EO-215) Report; and a geotechnical investigation.
- NJSCC, William Brown and Boylan Street Schools, Newark, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was involved in the hazardous materials, asbestos and lead-based paint surveys for multiple structures and residences included within the scope of work to expand both schools. He conducted X-Ray Fluorescence technology testing in general accordance with the HUD guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing for hazardous materials that may have been present in areas to be impacted as part of this work, including, but not limited to PCBs, radioactive exit lights, mold and mildews, and stained soil. He also prepared Protective Action Evaluator for Chemical Emergencies (PAECE) Reports.
- US Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES), Lakehurst, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for performing the weekly maintenance and monitoring of soil vapor remediation systems and submitting a monthly written report. For the groundwater treatment system, around-the-clock monitoring, daily maintenance and monitoring were performed. In addition, groundwater samples were collected from 94 monitoring wells semi-annually for laboratory analysis to monitor the effectiveness of the groundwater treatment systems. Monthly operation and monitoring reports were submitted to NAES for each of the groundwater treatment systems, including two additional reports to document the semi-annual monitoring. Mr. Mauro was also responsible for the modification of Health and Safety Plans (HASP), sampling plans, Quality Assurance Plans (QAP), and quality/waste management plans for both the soil vapor remediation systems and the groundwater treatment systems, as required.
- MTA/LIRR, East Side Access Project, Grand Central Terminal and Arch Street Yards, New York, New York: Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included the preparation of site-specific Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAP) for the collection of environmental data for the eventual management of contaminated materials (soil, ballast, timber ties, asbestos, LBP, sediments, surface water and groundwater) at the Arch Street Yard and Maintenance Facility and Grand Central Terminal (Madison Yard and East Yard). They also included the completion of visual inspections, sampling execution, contractor oversight for LBP sampling, finalized results, and report preparation.
- New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), Newark Public Schools, Life Safety Improvements, Newark, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for hazardous materials, lead, and asbestos surveys completed for 14 Newark public schools. The project required visual inspection and development of sampling plans, sampling execution, finalized results, reports, and abatement specifications. The inspection included surveys in accordance with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) guidelines and HUD protocol all within a short turn-around time.
- Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York: Mr. Mauro’s work for the LBP and asbestos survey at the 15-story former American Book Bindery facility, which was proposed to be converted into dormitory space, included a survey of the building, sampling implementation, finalized results, report preparation, and abatement cost estimates.
- NJ Transit, New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP) Grand Street Extension, Jersey City, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included subsurface soil and groundwater investigations to identify potential areas of concern prior to pier installation, coordination of sub-contractors, and the preparation and submission of a written report to NJ Transit.
- USMA, Mollusk Investigation, West Point, New York: Mr. Mauro was Matrix’s primary diver for this project involving field surveying and collection of freshwater mollusks for five primary watersheds on the 16,000-acre military reservation. The investigation was performed using both shallow water survey techniques and deepwater diving surveys. Several species and habitat types were identified, collected and reported to the USMA and New York State Museum for environmental documentation.
- US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), Integrated Environmental Assessment and Ecosystem Restoration, Spring Creek, Queens, New York: This project encompassed the Hazardous, Toxic, Radioactive Waste (HTRW) environmental assessment, Beneficial Use Determination (BUD), and remediation phase of the 26-acre site. Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included coordination and management of sub-contractors, the execution of field operations, and the preparation and submission of written reports. Field operations included delineation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metal-contaminated soil for disposal and site characterization of soil for beneficial use placement of cut materials from targeted restoration areas.
- USACE, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Ecosystem Restoration, Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, New York: This project encompassed the HTRW environmental assessment and remediation phase of the Yellowbar and Elder’s Point Island restoration. Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included coordination and management of sub-contractors, the execution of field operations, and the preparation and submission of written reports. Field operations included supervision of barge drilling activities, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation, and environmental, agronomic and geotechnical soil logging and sample collection.
- USACE, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Ecosystem Restoration, Brooklyn Union Gas (BUG) Site, Staten Island, New York: This project encompassed the HTRW environmental assessment and remediation phase of the 10-acre site. Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included coordination and management of sub-contractors, the execution of field operations, and the preparation and submission of written reports. Field operations included troll data collection of creek parameters and coordination and planning of soil remediation.
- Verizon Wireless, Environmental Services, New Jersey Statewide: Mr. Mauro was responsible for providing professional environmental services for development, design, and construction of wireless communications facilities located throughout the State of New Jersey. Services included preparation of Phase I ESAs, NEPA Checklists prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and environmental impact statements.
- NJ Transit, Northern Bus Maintenance Facility, Clifton, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for the preliminary assessment and site investigation of contaminated soil, groundwater, and bedrock at this bus facility. These responsibilities included installation of groundwater and bedrock monitoring wells, subsurface soil delineations, an asbestos and lead survey, evaluation and quality assurance/quality control of the data collected, coordination and management of sub-contractors, and the preparation and submission of a written report to NJ Transit.
- USACE, Develop and Monitor Blasting Impacts to Fin Fish in Area 5 of the Kill Van Kull, New York: This project involved the collection of blast monitoring data during the deepening of the navigational channel of the Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay. The blast monitoring data was needed as a condition of a water quality permit issued by the NJDEP to assess the impact of blasting rock to resident and migratory fish. Mr. Mauro’s responsibilities included the construction of pressure transducer monitor supports, deployment of underwater pressure transducers in relation to the blast location, obtaining GPS data, and the collection of fish immediately after a blast to observe in-situ impacts to fish.
- Essex County Resource Recovery Facility (ECRRF), Newark, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for the operational noise survey and truckload and ash sampling program in accordance with the NJDEP facility waste and operational permit. These responsibilities included a day and night time survey of various high noise areas within ECRRF and along the facility’s residential and commercial property perimeter, sampling and inspection of inbound waste haulers from New Jersey and New York, sampling of ash, and permit compliance report preparation for ECRRF and NJDEP.
- Township of Maplewood, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for UST investigation and decommissioning activities associated with township facilities, parks, and public works garages, including the development and execution of environmental SIs, RIs, and monitoring programs. He was also responsible for developing Request for Proposal (RFP) scopes for environmental services needed by the township. He developed and implemented RIs to delineate the vertical and horizontal extent of soil and groundwater contamination at numerous sites in the township. The RIs involved a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, Geoprobing, test pitting, GPR, groundwater sampling, and laboratory analysis.
- City of Clifton, New Jersey: Mr. Mauro was responsible for UST investigation and decommissioning activities associated with township facilities and public works garages, including the development and execution of environmental SIs, RIs, and monitoring programs. He developed and implemented RIs to delineate the vertical and horizontal extent of soil and groundwater contamination at the City’s Department of Public Works Garage and Police Station. The RIs involved a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, Geoprobing, groundwater sampling, and laboratory analysis.
- 40-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Safety and Health Operations, 1997
- 8-Hour OSHA Refresher Training for Hazardous Waste Operations
- 8-Hour Site Supervisor Training for Hazardous Waste Operations
- USEPA Certified Basic UST Tank Inspector
- First Aid/CPR – National Safety Council
- Confined Space Entry – National Environmental Trainers (NET)
- Understanding Mold Contamination in the Indoor Environment – EMSL Analytical, Inc.
- Community Noise Enforcement Certification – Rutgers University
- Practical Applications in Hydrogeology – Rutgers University
- Advanced Technologies for Natural Attenuation – Regenesis
- Advanced Open Water SCUBA Certification – Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)