Senior Staff

William L. Going, president

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William Going has more than 30 years of experience in environmental site assessment, including multi disciplinary investigations of hazardous waste management facilities, industrial/utility plant sites, transportation corridors, and residential/commercial properties. His administrative responsibilities include personnel management, financial control of environmental studies, and environmental services marketing.

His technical responsibilities include environmental study design; coordination of field logistics; supervision of data collection by aquatic and terrestrial ecologists, chemists, toxicologists, hydrogeologists, land-use planners, and engineers; and data analysis and report writing/editing in the development of environmental site assessments. He is also active in litigation support and strategy.

Professional Experience:

Environmental Site Assessments In Real Estate Transaction: Conducted more than 1200 Phase I and II "due diligence" investigations, Preliminary Site Investigations, and Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies at commercial/industrial and high density residential properties for purposes of identifying and abating environmental impairment and liabilities, e.g. leaking underground storage tanks and electrical transformers, asbestos contaminated buildings, PCB and metal contamination in soils and sludge, and petroleum and solvent contamination in soil and groundwater. Participated in preliminary field investigations at more than 100 inactive hazardous waste disposal sites throughout New York State under the auspices of the NYSDEC Superfund Program (Phases I and II). Responsible for planning and conducting file searches, site reconnaissance, and data interpretation efforts designed to: (1) characterize former disposal operations and any potentially hazardous substances that may be present at sites, (2) identify pathways by which pollutants might be migrating from the original sites of disposal, and (3) determine what population or resources might be affected by pollutants from the sites.

Regulatory Compliance Audits: Conducted numerous environmental regulatory compliance audits for private industry and for government which focused on RCRA, SARA, OSHA, and CWA, e.g. conducted three-month long audit at major petroleum refinery in Bayonne, New Jersey; conducted audit at textile dye house/printing facility in Newburgh, New York, including indoor air and noise sampling, and wrote HAZCOM program and conducted worker training; conducted audits of SARA Tier I and II/ Form R at 40 representative industrial facilities for State of Rhode Island. Arranged a program for a workshop on federal RCRA, DOT, TSCA, and state regulatory requirements for storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous wastes for the Hudson River Environmental Society.
Environmental Impact Assessments: Experienced with environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and various regulatory environmental exhibits (such as NEPA/SEQR EISs, 316[a] and 316[b] Demonstrations, and FERC exhibits) for projects ranging from nuclear and coal-fired power plant sitings to hazardous waste management facility sitings to proposed residential/commercial developments. Responsible, as project manager, for preparation of "NEPA type" draft environmental impact statements for one multifaceted (municipal, industrial, and hazardous) waste disposal site and three proposed hazardous waste disposal facilities operated by CECOS International, Inc. Prepared and used an assessment checklist to evaluate the environmental suitability of sites proposed to be used for storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes by DJC Conversion Systems, Inc.
Remedial Investigation and Risk Assessment: Directed sampling of surface water, groundwater, sediments, and biological specimens and subsequent assessment of risk to human and environmental health that could result from an outbreak of contaminated, oily wastes from the Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill into Jamaica Bay on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Co-authored “An assessment of the potential impact to human health from operation of a chemical waste management system, in Proceedings of 1980 Nations Conference on Control of Hazardous Materials Spills. Vanderbilt University Press.”

Biothreat Ranking: Designed and directed efforts to develop a biological threat-ranking model for the NYSDEC Bureau of Hazardous Site Control. The model examined the natural environment of inactive hazardous waste sites all across New York, and ranked potential threat to fish and wildlife resources.
Aquatic Ecology: Supervised limnological baseline and predictive impact assessment studies in Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, the Hudson River, the Mohawk River, and numerous smaller freshwater lakes, strip-mine ponds, and streams from Maine to North Carolina and west to Illinois for the Hudson River Utilities, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, C.T. Main, Inc., and the Illinois Coal Gasification Group, among others. Directed hiring and training of field biologists to collect fishery, benthos, plankton, and water quality data and was responsible for field logistics and quality control of aquatic ecological studies.

Terrestrial and Wetlands Ecology: Conducted surveys of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and vegetation in terrestrial habitats, including northern coniferous forest, eastern deciduous forest, southeastern coastal plains, and both coastal and freshwater wetlands throughout the Northeast for electric utilities, engineering firms, and government, including the New York Power Authority, Wehran Engineering, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the NYSDEC. Reviewed project impacts and alternatives utilizing habitat evaluation procedures; collected baseline data and projected environmental effects, so as to qualify and quantify changes to fish and wildlife resources.
Lake Reclamation and Management: Supervised "314" Clean Lakes Program studies on several lakes in the Northeast to examine the nutrient dynamics and sediment loading of the aquatic systems and to identify realistic techniques for abating the eutrophication process. Examined mechanical, chemical, and biological techniques, and conducted research on biological control of aquatic macrophytes using the white amur. Clients included the Town governments of Sussex, New Jersey and Monroe, New York, as well as private lake associations.

Education:

B.S.; North Carolina State University; Biology; 1973

Training:

OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Safety Training EA Expert Witness Training

Certifications:

Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM, Master Level 1997-2005)
NYSDOL Asbestos Inspector (1996-2005)
Habitat Evaluation Procedures by USFWS
Wildlife Biologist by Wildlife Society
NAUI Certified Scuba Diver

Employment History:

William L. Going & Associates Inc. 1993-Present

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
Dates of Employment: 1977 - 1993
Title: Manager, Environmental Site Assessment Studies.

Texas Instruments
Dates of Employment; 1973-1977
Title: Field Biologist, Ecological Services Group


Stephen V. Cackowski, Senior Associate, Environmental Scientist

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Stephen. Cackowski has more than 31 years of experience as an environmental scientist. His responsibilities have included Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance assessments, confined space hazard assessments, asbestos and lead-based paint inspections, Phase I and II environmental site assessments, indoor air quality investigations, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) surveys, soil and lead-based paint x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrum analysis, soil vapor contaminant assessments (SVCA®), environmental regulatory database searches, database management and quality assurance/quality control, occupational health and hazardous waste site safety and health monitoring.

Mr. Cackowski has authored and assisted in preparation of site safety and health plans, work plans, and in-house training manuals for lead-based paint inspections, asbestos surveys, waste characterization surveys, groundwater/soil/sediment surveys, and confined space assessments. He has interfaced with project managers, field and laboratory technicians, property owners/buyers, labor union representatives, governmental officials, and military officials. He has been responsible for training 20-25 technicians, setting up work schedules, and meeting project deadlines and budgets.

Professional Experience

OSHA Compliance Assessments: Served as industrial hygienist technician for a project involving 11 Federal Aviation Administration airports and 4 U.S. Department of Defense distribution centers. Performed assessments; calculated hazard risk based on accident probability and severity; operated and calibrated analytical equipment utilized in atmospheric testing; entered, managed, and provided quality assurance/quality control of data; interfaced with airport/distribution center points-of-contact, project/site managers, and crew members.

Confined Space Hazard Assessments: Served as senior technician for assessments on 5 U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command air bases and 5 U.S. Air Force Europe air bases. Performed assessments; examined public safety requirements, engineering controls, personnel protection, respiratory protection, and rescue equipment necessary for confined space entry; completed hazard inventory; operated and calibrated analytical equipment utilized in atmospheric testing; managed and provided quality assurance/quality control of incoming data from team partners; trained Air Force personnel in operation of Confined Space Management System database; interfaced with air base points-of-contact, project/site managers, and crew members.

Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Surveys: Served as asbestos database coordinator for a major soft drink manufacturer. Created a database that tracked homogeneous area descriptions/locations/quantities, homogeneous area abatement hazard ranking/response actions, sample collection/results, facility real estate data, asbestos abatement contractor quotes, and facility asbestos abatement costs/removal events; tracked project progress from initial facility visit through final report and datafile archive. Developed operational procedures for various field activities, thereby ensuring data consistency for all field inspectors and database operators, as well as expediting production and accuracy of reports. Inspected military, commercial, industrial, and residential properties for the presence of suspected asbestos-containing materials. Performed asbestos sampling, served as crew leader on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asbestos bulk survey; served as mentor to asbestos inspectors on Washington D.C. Public School AHERA compliance project. Inspected military high priority facilities and residential properties in United States and Europe for the presence of suspected lead-based paint. Performed lead-based paint sampling; served as site manager and quality assurance/quality control auditor on 3 U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command air bases; served as senior site manager and quality assurance/quality control auditor on 3 U.S. Air Force-Europe air bases; trained new personnel; conducted pre and post-inspection briefings; and interfaced with air base points-of-contact, project/site managers, and crew members.

Hazardous Waste Investigations: Served as safety and health supervisor on New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Class II Inactive Hazardous Waste Site Closures and U.S. Air Force BRAC base landfill closures. Prepared site-specific Emergency Response/Action Plans and Site Safety and Health Plans. Conducted ground/surface water/wastewater and soil sampling during remedial investigation/feasibility studies; assisted in implementing associated “right-to-know” programs. Assisted in Indoor Air Quality Assessment at Westchester County Courthouse. Performed airborne chemical sampling, noise surveys, and quarterly wastewater sampling at major textile facility; conducted SVCA studies at military, commercial, and industrial properties; performed soil XRF spectrum analysis sampling, served as site manager and quality assurance/quality control auditor on U.S. Navy facility.

Environmental Site Assessments In Real Estate Transactions: Conducted more than 500 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments of commercial, industrial, and residential properties per ASTM protocols, and more than 150 Phase II Environmental Site Assessments designed to examine “recognized environmental conditions”. Responsible for “due diligence” record searches and interviews, site inspections, installation of soil borings and monitoring wells, sample collection of groundwater, soil, air and asbestos-containing materials, as well as hazardous materials handling/sampling, and report writing and production.

Education

Certified Medical Technician; Dutchess Community College
A.S.; Biology; Dutchess Community College

Registrations/Certifications

Asbestos Inspector—New York; 1991-2005
(AH 91-05397)

Asbestos Sampling Technician—New York; 2001-2003
(AH 91-05397)

Asbestos Project Monitor—New York; 2001-2003
(AH 91-05397)

Asbestos Investigator—New York City; 1998-2002
(83211)

Certified Laboratory Assistant; Dutchess County Community College

Specialized Training

EPA and HUD Accredited Lead Inspector Training
EPA AHERA Asbestos Inspector Training
OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Safety Training
OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations Supervisor’s Training
OSHA 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Refresher
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training
OSHA Confined Space Training
Confined Space Hazard Assessment Training
RMD’s LPA-1 XRF Spectrum Analyzer-Lead Paint Inspection System Factory Trained Operator
Niton 700 Series multi-element XRF Spectrum Analyzer Factory Trained Operator
Multimedia CPR and First Aid Training

Employment History

William L. Going & Associates, Inc.
Senior Associate, Environmental Scientist
2003–Present

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
Technician/Senior Environmental Technician/Environmental Scientist
1976–2003


Katherine J. Beinkafner, Consultant/Associate, Geologist/Hydrogeologist

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Expertise:

Investigation & Remediation of Subsurface Contaminants
Groundwater, Hydrology, and Wetland Studies
Environmental Regulatory Compliance, HazMat
QA, Senior Review, Expert Testimony
Surface and Borehole Geophysics
Computer Modeling of Groundwater Systems
Risk Assessment of Subsurface Contaminants

Education

B.S.; North Carolina State University; Biology; 1973
B.A; S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz; Geology; 1965
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Geophysics; 1966
M.S.; University of Pennsylvania; Physics; 1969
Ph.D.; Syracuse University; Geology; 1980

Registrations/Certifications

Petroleum Geologist Number 2683 by American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Professional Geological Scientist Number 6611 by American Institute of Professional Geologists

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Institute of Professional Geologists

Association for Women Geoscientists

Geological Society of America

National Ground Water Association

Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologists Association

Professional Honors

Fellow of Geological Society of America

Publications

  • Beinkafner, K.J., 2000, Increasing Water Resources with a Horizontal Well, Illinois Mountain, Highland Water District, Highland, NY: National Groundwater Association Eastern Focus Conference, Newburgh, NY October 5, 2000, 10:40 AM

Unpublished Publications

  • "Radionuclide Transport to Human Access Locations, Transport Mechanism – groundwater and surface water (for Illionis LLRWSF License Application)," Dames and Moore, 1991.
  • "Subsurface Investigation Report, Town of New Paltz Landfill, Ulster County, New York." Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1991.
  • "Sharkey Landfill Remedial Design, Groundwater Flow Model," Burns and Roe Industrial Services Co., 1991.
  • "Hydrogeologic Study of Wallkill Public Water Supply Watershed and Aquifer (Critical Environmental Area)," Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1992.
  • "Ecological Risk Assessment of Benzene and Barium, Liquid Disposal Inc. Site, Michigan." EA Engineering, 1993.
  • "Complying with Hazardous Waste Laws and Requirements in New York State" notes for short course sponsored by NYS DOT Bureau of Environmental Analysis & Mid-Hudson Geosciences (Katherine Beinkafner), 1993 and 1994.
  • "Hydrogeologic Investigation: Van Etten Mobil Station, Liberty, New York." Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1994.
  • "Closure Investigation Report for Youmans Flats Landfill in Harriman State Park: Geologic, Hydrogeologic, Gas Venting, and Vector Study," 2 Volumes. Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1995.
  • "Groundwater Resources in the Town of Gardiner, Ulster County, New York." Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1995.
  • “Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Aquifer Tests Applicable to New York State’s Hydro-Geologic Conditions” Mid-Hudson Geosciences in conjunction with Hydrogeologic, Inc. and HKS Environmental, Inc. 1997 for 4-day NYS DEC training course.
  • “Hydrogeologic Investigation of Underground Fuel Oil Tank at Highland High School, 320 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY NYSDEC Spill No. 97-06013” Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1998.
  • “Hydrogeology of Leipold Field, Ellenville Central School District, Edwards Place, Ellenville, NY” Mid-Hudson Geosciences, 1998.
  • “Investigation Summary and Remedial Plan Site No. 18 NYCDOT Nott Avenue Garage, Addendum No. 1” for NYC Dept. of Design & Construction, Ballard Engineering PC, March 20, 1998.
  • “Investigation Summary and Remedial Plan Site No. 13 NYCDOT Brookville Yard,” for NYC Dept. of Design and Construction, Ballard Engineering PC, April 12, 1999.
  • “Investigation Summary and Remedial Plan Site No. 11 NYCDOT Flatlands Garage Addendum No. 1” for NYC Dept. of Design & Construction, Ballard Engineering PC, February 4, 1998.
  • “Final Site Investigation Report for Irvington Waterfront Park … Village of Irvington, Weschester County, NY” (NYS DEC Brownfields Program)Chapters on Physical Characteristics of the Site, Nature and Extent of Contamination, Contaminant Fate and Transport, and Exposure Assessment, Ecosystems Strategies, Inc. March 18, 1998.
  • “Report: Phase I: Exploration and Assessment for Development of Groundwater Resources on Illinois Mountain Watershed Property, Highland Water District, Highland, NY” Mid-Hudson Geosciences, December 1, 1999.
  • “Report: 72-Hour Pumping Test, Sunset Ridge Subdivision, Phillipsburg Road, Town of Goshen, Orange County”, NY for Clients of Lanc & Tully Engineers by Mid-Hudson Geosciences, July 29, 2002.
  • “Shawangunk Recharge Area and Groundwater Management Plan” for New York-New Jersey Trail Conference by Mid-Hudson Geosciences, September 2002.
  • “Report: Aquifer Protection Study, Town of Hurley, Ulster County, NY” for Environmental Conservation Commission, Town of Hurley, Ulster County, December 2003, revised June 2004.
  • “Pumping Test Report for High Meadow School, Stone Ridge, NY” prepared for James L. Reynolds, Architect and Barry Medenbach, PE, Stone Ridge, NY October 28, 2004. Letter Reports: “Hydrogeologic Analysis of Operation of Proposed Septic System Project,” “Hydrogeologic Analysis of Rainstorm and Operation of Proposed Septic System Project,” “Hydrogeologic Analysis of Water Table Variation During Monitoring Period, “ and “Method of Calculating Hydraulic Conductivity from Slug Testing, Addendum to Hydrogeologic Analysis of Operation of Proposed Septic System, Project: Plaza South, Newtown,” CT for PW Scott, PE of Brewster,NY, April through October 2005.
  • Several Papers RE: “Calculations and Actions for Pesticide Remediation in Former Orchards, now Residential Subdivisions in Orange County:” Greiner and Wildflower Vista Subdivisions, BCM Develop- ment in Town of Newburgh, Palladino and Double R Subdivisions 2004-2005.
  • “Review of FEIS (November 18, 2004) and DEIS (July 28, 2004) for Proposed Mushroom Production and Processing Facility by Yukiguni Maitake Manufacturing Corporation of America in the Town of Mamakating” and “Review of DEIS (July 28, 2004) for Proposed Mushroom …” and associated testimony at Planning Board Hearings for Bashakill Area Assocation, Wurtsboro, NY, April through October 2005. Additional Work in 2006, 2008
  • “Report: Aquifer Protection Study, Town of Marbletown, Ulster County, NY,” for Environmental Conservation Commission, Town of Marbletown, Stone Ridge, NY, September 2005.
  • “Report: Pumping Tests for Dewatering Site for Construction, Former Mobil Gas Station, Christie Place, Scarsdale, NY,” for Clients of Ecosystems Strategies, Poughkeepsie, NY (April through June 2006).
  • “Pumping Test Report: Vertical Well V3, Illinois Mountain Watershed Property” for Highland Water District, Town of Lloyd, Ulster County, NY. (July through November 2006).
  • “NYS DEC Spill No. 0306540, Heating Fuel Oil on 09/19/03 at Mary White Residence, 128 Main Street, Gardiner, Ulster County, NY 12525” for Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner and Martuscell, LLC, Kingson, NY (2006)
  • “Well Installation and Remedial Selection Report for Wallkill Wellfield Site, Middletown, NY,” for Clients of Ecosystems Strategies, Inc. Poughkeepsie, NY (November 2006, revised October 2007).
  • Letter Report and Testimony at Public Hearing: “Review of DEIS for Proposed Mahamudra Buddhist Hermitage, Cragsmoor, NY, Dated: June 30, 2006 for Cragsmoor Association (December 26, 2006). Additional report September 20, 2007.
  • “Geologic Assessment of the Hudson Landing Site,” in conjunction with Ecosystems Strategies, Inc. for City of Kingston and Town of Ulster, Ulster County, NY (November 2007)
  • “Gulf Station NYS DEC Gasoline Spill Number 9406827 Route 52 and Lake Drive, East Fishkill, NY” for Paul C. Garner, Esq. Of New York City, Conklin vs Gulf (June 2008)
  • “Technical Report: Review of Documentation for NYSDEC Spill Number 0514017, Milepost 74.5 NY Thruway March 7, 2006 RE: Potential Damage on Properties…” for Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner and Martuscell, LLC, Kingson, NY (August 2008)
  • Technical Report: Environmental Impacts of Geologic Conditions and Steep Slopes on the West Side of Byram Lake RE: Seven Springs DEIS, Siccardi & Schiff, Inc dated June 2008” for private client and Town of Bedford, Westchester County, NY (August 2008).
  • Letter Report and Testimony at Public Hearing: “Review of DEIS for Basher Kill Subdivision at Deerpark dated July 23, 2008” for Basha Kill Area Association (September 2008)

Employment History

William L. Going & Associates, Inc.
Senior Associate
1998–Present

Ballard Engineering
Senior Hydrogeologist
1997-1998

Ramapo College
Adjunct Professor
Fall 1996

EA Engineering
Senior Hydrogeologist
1991-1993

Dames & Moore
Senior Hydrogeologist
1989-1991

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Adjunct Professor - Groundwater Hydrology
Fall 1987

Milton Chazen Engineering Associates
Senior Consulting Hydrogeologist
1986-1987

Lawrence Allison West, Operations Contractor for Naval Petroleum Reserve #3
Senior Reservoir Geologist
1984-1986

Terrasciences, Inc.
Dipmeter Consultant
1985

Sohio Petroleum Company
Senior Development Geologist
1980-1984

ARCO Oil and Gas Company
Summer Geologist
1979

Petroleum Kirby Exploration Co.
Consulting Geologist
1979

College of St. Rose
Adjunct Teaching - Geologist
1975

New York State Museum (Oil & Gas Geology) & Science Service
Scientist - Geological Survey
1972-1979