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Table of Contents

Company Overview 1

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Services 2

Personnel 3

Clients 4

Project Experience 5

Company Overview Whitestone Associates, Inc . provides complete, integrated environmental and geotechnical engineering and consulting services to its client base of international and national corporations, law firms, engineering companies, real estate developers and investors, financial institutions, insurance underwriters, government and municipal agencies, and private sector clients. History Whitestone was founded in 1994 to provide specialized environmental compliance and consulting services. Geotechnical engineering capabilities were added in 1995. Today, Whitestone provides a full range of integrated environmental and geotechnical consulting and engineering services.

Location

Whitestone’s service area spans New England through the Mid-Atlantic states with offices located at:

N EW J ERSEY H EADQUARTERS 30 Independence Boulevard, Suite 250 Warren, NJ 07059 908.668.7777 P ENNSYLVANIA B RANCH O FFICE New Britain Corp. Center 1600 Manor Drive, Suite 220 Chalfont, PA 18914 215.712.2700 M ASSACHUSETTS B RANCH O FFICE 352 Turnpike Road, Suite 320 Southborough, MA 01772 508.485.0755

C ONNECTICUT B RANCH O FFICE 16 Old Forge Road, Suite A Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860.726.7889

N EW J ERSEY B RANCH O FFICE 2430 Highway 34

Building B, Suite 101 Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.592.2101 S ATELLITE L OCATIONS Evergreen, CO 303.670.6905

Insurance

Whitestone is fully-insured to provide the environmental and geotechnical engineering and consulting services outlined in this SOQ. Current coverage includes:

 Environmental & Professional Liability - $4,000,000  General Liability - $2,000,000  Automobile Liability - $1,000,000  Worker’s Compensation - Statutory Limits  Commercial Umbrella (G/L, Auto, Worker’s Compensation) - $5,000,000

Certificates of Insurance are available upon request.

Statement of Qualifications

Services Whitestone Associates, Inc. provides a full range of integrated environmental and geotechnical engineering and consulting services. E NVIRONMENTAL services provided by Whitestone include:  Due Diligence Investigations and Property Transfer Related Site Evaluations (Phase I ESAs, Phase II Site Investigations/Remedial Investigations, Remedial Action Feasibility Analyses and Budgetary Cost Estimates, and Environmental Liability Protection/Insurance Procurement Assistance).  Brownfields Redevelopment (Site Evaluation and Remediation).  Remedial Design/Remediation Management.  Underground Storage Tank system evaluation and closure.  Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, and Wetlands Evaluation, Abatement, Management, and/or Restoration Programs.

Environmental Services • Due Diligence Investigations • Site Remediation Budgeting & Management • UST Evaluation & Closure • Brownfields Redevelopment • Permitting & Compliance Management • ACM, LBP, IAQ, Mold, Wetlands Evaluations • Expert Reporting & Testimony

 Permit Coordination and Compliance.  Waste Management and TSDF Auditing.  Litigation Support/Expert Witness Services.

Geotechnical Services • Geotechnical Investigations • Pavement Evaluation/Rehab • Stormwater Management Basin/Seasonal High Groundwater Permeability Testing • Foundation Design • Retaining Wall Evaluation & Design • Septic System Design & Permitting • Construction Phase Testing & Inspection • Forensic Evaluation • Expert Reporting & Testimony

G EOTECHNICAL services provided by Whitestone include:  Subsurface Geotechnical Investigations and Engineering Evaluation including design parameters and construction recommendations for foundations, pavements, floor slabs, retaining walls, ground improvement, earthwork and grading, groundwater control, seismic site classification and spectral response analyses.  Seasonal high groundwater determination and permeability testing for use in stormwater management and/or septic system design.  On-site wastewater treatment system design and permitting.  Existing pavement assessment and life-cycle oriented repair and maintenance recommendations including plan and specification preparation, bid review, and construction phase inspection.  Construction Phase Testing and Inspection Services, including soil density testing; footing/foundation inspections; pile load testing; concrete, masonry, mortar, steel, pavement testing and inspection, etc.  Client consultation services including final document review, budget analyses, bidding assistance, construction phase through service-life troubleshooting.

Statement of Qualifications

Personnel Whitestone's environmental and geotechnical managers and staff have extensive training and experience in litigation support, waste management, environmental auditing, remedial design, remediation management, geotechnical exploration and engineering, and construction oversight. The company's multi-disciplined staff includes licensed professional engineers, environmental auditors, certified professional geologists, licensed asbestos and lead inspectors, certified hazardous waste supervisors, and experienced construction inspectors and managers. Whitestone is managed by:  Thomas K. Uzzo, LSRP, PEA – President/Owner: Former USEPA Enforcement Officer with 30+ years of experience. Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and professional environmental auditor. NJDEP certified for UST closure and subsurface evaluation, and UHOT.  Keith T. D’Ambrosio, PE, LSRP – Vice President and Pennsylvania Branch Manager: Licensed professional engineer in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania with 26+ years of experience. NJDEP LSRP and certified for UST closure and subsurface evaluation, and UHOT.  Laurence W. Keller, PE – Principal, Geotechnical Services (NJ Office): Licensed professional engineer in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia with 25+ years of experience.  Christopher Seib, LSRP – Principal, Environmental Services (NJ Office): Environmental manager with 18+ years of experience. NJDEP LSRP and certified for UST closure and subsurface evaluation, and UHOT.  Ryan R. Roy, PE – Principal, New England Region (MA & CT Offices): Licensed professional engineer in 13 states with 22+ years of experience.  Jeffrey T. Bauer, PG, LSRP – Principal, Environmental Services (PA Office): Environmental manager with 17+ years of experience. NJDEP LSRP and certified for UST closure and subsurface evaluation, and UHOT.  Kenneth J. Luperi, PG, LSRP – Manager, Remediation Services: Environmental manager with 28+ years of experience in the formulation and implementation of risk-based corrective action solutions.  James M. Morgan – Senior Project Manager: Civil engineer with over 23+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction management.  Kevin A. Feath, PE – Project Manager: Licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and New York with over 19+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction phase consulting.  Jeremy H. Hassett – Asbestos Program Manager: Certified EPA/ AHERA asbestos building inspector with 18+ years of experience licensed in New York State, New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

Licenses & Certifications

Professional Engineers Licensed in: CT, DE, District of Columbia, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT

Certified Professional Geologist Licensed in: DE, IN, PA, TN, WY Environmental:

 NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals  CT Licensed Environmental Professionals  Professional Environmental Auditor  NJDEP Licensed UST Closure & Subsurface Evaluation  GIS Systems Certifications  Licensed Asbestos Inspectors/Designers  Licensed Asbestos Safety Technician  Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor/Designer  Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor  Certified OSHA Hazardous Waste Supervisors  Certified Wetlands Delineator  American Red Cross - First Aid/CPR Geotechnical:  Certified Subsurface Sewage Disposal System  Site Evaluator and Designer  Certified Concrete Field Testing Grade 1 Technicians - American Concrete Institute  Certified Radiation Safety Officer  Certified Nuclear Density Gauge Operators - Troxler Laboratories  Certified NJ Special Inspectors in Structural Steel Bolting, Concrete Placement, Reinforced Concrete, and Structural Masonry  Certified ICC Reinforced Concrete Special Inspectors  Certified ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspectors  Licensed NYC Special Inspection Agency

Statement of Qualifications

Client References Whitestone’s client base includes international and national corporations, law firms, engineering firms, real estate developers and agents, lending institutions, insurance underwriters, government and municipal agencies, and private sector clients.

Mr. Edward A. Hogan, Esq. Partner Norris McLaughlin, P.A. 400 Crossing Boulevard 8 th Floor Bridgewater, NJ 08807 908.722.0700

Mr. Kenneth Shaw ConstructionManager The Wendy’s Company 40 General Warren Blvd., Suite 260 Malvern, PA 19355 610.232.2121 Mr. Bill Weisgerber Area Construction Manager - Northeast McDonald’s USA, LLC 111 Wood Avenue South, Suite 400 Iselin, NJ 08830 732.623.8516

Mr. Leonard Bier Executive Director Rahway Redevelopment Agency

One City Hall Plaza Rahway, NJ 07065 732.828.8866

Ms. Danielle DeVita, Esq. Senior VP – Development & Acquisitions

Mr. Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr., Esq. Partner Maraziti, Falcon &Healey, LLP 150 John F. Kennedy Parkway Short Hills, NJ 07078 973.912.9008

Simon Property Group 105 Eisenhower Parkway Roseland, NJ 07068 973.403.6810

Ms. Judith D. Knop, PE Urban Edge Properties 210 Route 4 East Paramus, NJ 07652 201.587.1000 Mr. Thomas Richards Engineering Team Leader Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2001 Southeast 10th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 479.273.4000

Mr. Marc Slayton Managing Partner Post Management Self-Storage, LLC

204 West 84th Street, 3rd Floor New York, New York 10024 212.799.8800

Mr. Adam J. Volanth, PE President, CEO Bohler Engineering, PC 35 Technology Drive Warren, NJ 07059 908.668.8300

Statement of Qualifications

Project Experience Whitestone specializes in delivering comprehensive and innovative solutions to your environmental and geotechnical concerns. We are your environmental and geotechnical evaluation, remediation, and development partner from initial due diligence through construction and remediation. Quality, customer service, and integrity define our professionals, exemplify our work product, and ensure the success of your project.

Whitestone has completed over 13,000 environmental and geotechnical projects throughout the United States since 1994 with representative examples depicted below.

Specific project descriptions are highlighted in the pages that follow.

Specialty Foundation Design & Inspection

Subsurface Investigation

CPT&I – Rebar Cage

UST Closure

Forensic Evaluation – Retaining Wall Failure

Soil Vapor Extraction and Sub-Slab Depressurization System

Contaminated Soil Management

Pavement Evaluation/Rehab

CPT&I – Concrete Slab Pour

Statement of Qualifications

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Corporate Headquarters Redevelopment

C LIENT

Canon USA, Inc.

C ONTACT

Mr. John B. Maulbeck Project Manager (732) 919-3700

Whitestone Associates, Inc. completed an exploration and evaluation of the subsurface conditions for the approximately 52.7 acre Canon USA, Inc. North American Headquarters office building and parking garages located in Melville, Suffolk County, New York. Whitestone also provided environmental due diligence and remediation management services for the site. The subject site is former agricultural land located within an area of glacial outwash sand/gravel and moraine deposits. The moraine deposits at the site are the constituent material of the Ronkonkoma Moraine (which marks the maximum advance of this Wisconsinan-age glacier) for the western 37 miles of its length, where it merges with the Harbor Hill Moraine near Huntington Station. Whitestone performed preliminary and final subsurface explorations and geotechnical evaluations for the development and construction of the 740,000 square feet, five-story office building complex with full basements, two multi-level, approximately 82,852 square feet, at-grade and below-grade, parking garage structures, recreational areas, stormwater management (SWM) facilities, and associated utilities, driveways, and landscaped areas. Cuts of up to 13 feet and fills of up to 10 feet were required to achieve design grades. Whitestone evaluated subsurface information relevant to the feasability of shallow foundations and below grade structures as well as soil re-use options and impacts of potential problematic subsurface conditions. Whitestone’s concurrent environmental investigations identified soil contaminants above regulated standards. Whitestone’s findings led to revising site plan concepts to minimize impacts due to export of contaminated soil and mitigation measures for poor subsurface bearing conditions associated with loose soil conditions and topsoil mitigation. Whitestone developed cost-effective recommendations including:

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2008 to 2012

L OCATION

Melville, New York

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Identified site constraints early in design to value engineer site and structural plans

Developed detailed site recommendations and design details to mitigate potential adverse conditions associated with poor bearing strata and provided recommendations for foundations Evaluated topsoil re-use options and material blending to preclude off-site management of environmentally impacted soil

Performed environmental due diligence investigations

Provided Value Engineering and Pre-Bid Consultation Services

 topsoil blending and on-site re-use options to minimize off-site management; and  foundation subgrade stabilization to utilize conventional shallow foundations;

Designed and implemented a workplan for the on-site management of impacted soil

Whitestone was an active part of the civil and structural design team and provided specific analyses to substantiate cost-effective mitigation measures that were accepted by the regulatory agencies. In accordance with Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) guidance, Whitestone prepared a workplan for the remediation/management of contaminated soils at the site. The workplan included options for soil blending, soil capping, and soil relocation. During the implementation of these corrective actions, Whitestone performed full-time air monitoring and health & safety oversight. Whitestone also monitored compliance with the site’s approved workplan.

Performed air and health & safety monitoring during construction activities

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Urban Redevelopment Site Consulting

C LIENT

Acadia Realty Trust 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 200 White Plains, NY 10605

Whitestone Associates, Inc. originally was retained by Post Management, LLC to perform environmental and geotechnical due diligence investigations of a proposed self-storage facility site located at 3317 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Acadia Realty Trust took control of the project in June 2006 and ordered Whitestone to conduct a follow-up investigation prior to site re-development. The site development plan included partial demolition and modification of an existing site building and construction of an approximately 20,491 square feet, four-story facility with a two-level cellar, associated pavement, and utilities. E NVIRONMENTAL S ERVICES . Whitestone initially conducted Phase I ESAs, asbestos surveys, and Phase II Remedial Investigations to evaluate environmental conditions at the site and establish budgetary cost estimates. Whitestone’s environmental staff subsequently managed and coordinated the closure of 13 USTs ranging in size from 550 to 17,000 gallons, one oil/water separator, and two hydraulic lifts. Whitestone also managed the characterization and off-site disposal of clean sand, petroleum impacted soil, and historic fill in conjunction with the site redevelopment. Soil samples were collected to confirm that petroleum impacted soil was successfully excavated. A Closure Report was prepared to document these activities as well as the installation of a vapor mitigation system designed by Whitestone. Whitestone also designed and implemented a groundwater monitoring plan which included installation of nine monitor wells to evaluate dissolved-phase petroleum contamination and free product associated with historic site operations. A Corrective Action Workplan was developed based on the investigation results. Whitestone’s subsurface exploration included the installation of 12 soil test borings, groundwater level observations, and soil sample collection for analyses. The borings were drilled to depths ranging between 50 and 102 feet below ground surface using hollow stem augers and driven casing with mud rotary techniques. Data from the exploration were analyzed by Whitestone’s geotechnical engineers who presented recommendations for foundation design (structural foundation mat bearing on approved glacial deposits and/or structural fill materials); pavement support (including potential subgrade stabilization); and groundwater control (dewatering during construction). G EOTECHNICAL S ERVICES . Whitestone’s geotechnical staff performed pre-construction surveys to document the physical condition of accessible portions of residences located within 100 feet of the cellar portion of the proposed self-storage building. Residential exteriors, garages, and basements were inspected and crack monitors installed as permitted by the property owners. A comprehensive written and photographic record of the survey efforts was prepared to fully document the existing condition of surrounding structures prior to construction. Vibrations generated by demolition and pile driving operations were monitored by Whitestone personnel using seismographs positioned between the site and nearby residential structures and near an active underground subway track associated with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Results were recorded in histograph format and evaluated using action limits established by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

C ONTACT

Timothy Clark (914) 288-3310

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2006 to 2009

L OCATION

Self-Storage Facility Site 3317 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services

Phase I ESAs, Asbestos Surveys, and Phase II/Remedial Investigations

Geoprobe boring and monitoring well installation

UST, OWS, and hydraulic lift removal

Design and Inspection of a Vapor Barrier Mitigation System

Characterization and beneficial re-use of clean fill

Remediation management

Subsurface soil investigations with field testing, utility mark-out, and in-house analyses

Soil boring installation to depths of 102 fbgs

Pre-constriction surveys of 26 nearby residential structures

Vibration monitoring

Post-construction surveys

Preparation and submittal UST Closure Report, Corrective Action Workplan, and Geotechnical Summary Reports of Finding.

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Proposed Warehouse Property

C LIENT

I.J. Litwak Realty I, LLC

C ONTACT

Whitestone Associates, Inc. provided environmental investigation, remedial design, and remediation management services at a 1.55-acre site in Brooklyn proposed for redevelopment as a warehouse facility. The Site is located at Ralph Avenue between Chase Court and Preston Court in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, the subject property houses a partially-constructed, steel-framed commercial building, an undeveloped gravel lot, a one-story office building/ shed, and two metal containers. The proposed future use of the Site will consist of the demolition of the existing structures and construction of a 48,000-square foot (footprint), one-story, slab-on-grade warehouse structure and associated asphalt-paved parking areas. I.J. Litwak Realty I, LLC enrolled in the New York City Voluntary Cleanup Program (NYC VCP). Based on Whitestone’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Whitestone’s initial Phase II Site Investigation (SI) was conducted in 2012 to evaluate potential impacts to subsurface conditions at the property. Whitestone subsequently conducted additional SI and Remedial Investigation (RI) to further evaluate/delineate soil contamination. The activities included surveys which refuted the presence of USTs and boring, well, and vapor port installation to facilitate the collection of soil, groundwater, and soil vapor samples. As outlined in Whitestone’s Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP), the proposed remedial action are proposed to consist of the establishment of Track 4 Site-Specific Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs) for the top two feet of soil across the property; excavation and removal of soil/fill exceeding Track 4 Site-Specific SCOs in hot-spot areas and excavation for utilities (five hot-spot areas including B-1 (to 3 feet), B-2 (to 4 feet), B-5 (to 2 feet), MW-3 (to 12 feet), and MW-4A (to 2 feet) will be excavated), of which select locations contain soils at hazardous waste levels; construction and maintenance of an engineered composite cover consisting of a minimum of four [4] inches of concrete and asphalt pavements, concrete building slabs, and associated subbase; performance of a Community Air Monitoring Program (CAMP) for particulates and volatile organic carbon compounds; submission of a Remedial Action Report (RAR) that describes the remedial activities; submission of an approved Site Management Plan (SMP) in the RAR; and recording of a Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.

Irving Litwak (561) 272-4000

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2012 to Present

L OCATION

Ralph Avenue and Preston Court Brooklyn, New York

NYC VCP Number: 15CVCP123K

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services – NYC BCP Site

Planned Commercial Redevelopment

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Site Investigation / Remedial Investigation

Remedial Action Work Plan

Hot-Spot Soil Remediation

Engineering and Institutional Controls  Engineered Soil Vapor Barrier  Soil Cover System Health & Safety Plan Development  Site/Remedial Investigation  Construction / Earthwork

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Proposed Residential Redevelopment Site

Whitestone Associates, Inc. is providing environmental investigation, remedial design, and remediation management services at a 9.7-acre site in Staten Island being redeveloped for residential development. The site formerly housed storage and distribution facilities for linseed oil and bulk sand and gravel storage. The proposed redevelopment includes 86 detached, two-story, two-family residential structures with partially below-grade basements and associated roadways, driveways, landscaped areas, and utilities (water, gas, sanitary sewer). Drywells are planned for stormwater management. Whitestone’s initial SI was conducted in 2003 as a follow-up to initial subsurface investigations conducted by others in 1998 and subsequent discussions with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP). The activities included ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electro-magnetic inductance (EM) surveys which refuted the presence of USTs and test pit excavation to facilitate the collection of soil samples. A localized removal action subsequently was performed to excavate and off- site dispose of semi-volatile organic (SVO) contaminated soil marginally exceeding NYSDEC’s Recommended Cleanup Objectives (RCOs). NYCDEP and NYC DOHMH requested a radiological site survey in 2005 based on suspected World War II era shipment of uranium ore in the vicinity of the property. Whitestone conducted a MARSSIM survey which did not document radiological contamination in excess of unrestricted use values. An E Designation for Hazardous Materials was placed on the Site by NYCDEP as part of Richmond Avenue Rezoning. Supplemental investigations conducted by Whitestone in support of the proposed redevelopment have included installation of 30 soil borings and six groundwater wells across the site to facilitate soil and groundwater sample collection and installation of 16 soil vapor probes for the collection of soil gas samples. Additional soil samples were collected following Super Storm Sandy to evaluate changes in soil chemistry and potential impacts from flooding. Soil/fill samples collected during the 2012 Remedial Investigation (RI) detected PAHs and barium in three hot-spot areas at concentrations exceeding their NYSDEC Residential Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs). These areas were excavated for off-site disposal at a permitted facility in accordance with the Remedial Action Workplan (RAW) and Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) developed by Whitestone to cover general construction phase grading activities and limited soil remediation. Additional remedial actions included installation of a vapor barrier system beneath the building slabs and applying vapor-waterproofing to foundation sidewalls; installation of a soil vapor passive venting system beneath the building slabs; and screening of the soil during excavation and performance of community air monitoring for particulate and VOCs during removal action. Based on RI findings, Whitestone incorporated an engineered vapor barrier and passive sub-slab venting system (SSVS) into the remedial design to address potential future sources of off-site vapor.

C LIENT

Nicholas Avenue Estates HOA

C ONTACT

Mr. Getz Obtsfeld (914) 235-7865

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2003 to Present

L OCATION

Nicholas Avenue & Richmond Terrace Staten Island, New York

CEQR No. 99 DCP 012R NYCOER No. 13RHAZ041R E Designation No. E-230

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental Engineering and Consulting Services – E-Designation Site

Planned Residential Redevelopment

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Site Investigation / Remedial Investigation

Radiological Survey

Corrective Action Workplans

Hot-Spot Soil Remediation Management

Construction Elements and Institutional Controls  Soil Vapor Barrier  Passive Sub-Slab Venting System Health and Safety Plan Development  Site Investigation  Construction / Earthwork

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Brownfields Redevelopment Site Consulting

L OWER E SSEX S TREET R EDEVELOPMENT . Whitestone conducted Preliminary Assessment (PA), Site Investigation (SI), and Remedial Investigation (RI) activities at 18 underutilized, blighted commercial properties on Lower Essex Street along the Rahway River that were being redeveloped as a residential townhome complex and public park. Whitestone subsequently coordinated soil Remedial Action (RA) efforts and negotiated an engineering control/deed notice and groundwater monitoring and natural attenuation corrective action program with NJDEP. Whitestone also assisted the City in obtaining approximately $2M in Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) and Green Acres State funding. H AMILTON L AUNDRY R EDEVELOPMENT . Whitestone conducted a PA/SI and RI activities at a former commercial laundry and dry cleaning facility and adjoining residential property. The redevelopment project includes a Performing Arts Center and Amphitheater with additional commercial components. Whitestone secured an initial $500K in HDSRF grant funding from the State and has obtained Brownfield Development Area designation (October 2009) that allowed for additional RI and RA funding as the project progressed. T IMKO -K AGAN P ROPERTIES R EDEVELOPMENT . Historic on-site commercial operations included a launderette, tailor, barber, grocery, electronics printing, a picture frame facility, a religious center, a plumber and residential use. Whitestone commenced SI/RI activities and managed/coordinated the necessary remedial actions in pursuit of the NFA determination from NJDEP. Whitestone also procured HDSRF grant monies from the State to cover the SI/RI. The site subsequently was redeveloped for mixed commercial/residential uses including a ground-floor restaurant with residential apartments above. 80 E AST M ILTON A VENUE R EDEVELOPMENT P ROJECT . Whitestone conducted PA/SI, RI, and soil and groundwater RA efforts at a former gasoline service station property that was redeveloped as a high-rise mixed use condominium, hotel, and retail structure with parking garage. Whitestone also assisted the City and the Redeveloper in obtaining $1.3M in HDSRF grants and reimbursement pursuant to New Jersey’s Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act (BCSRA). W ARWICK L ABORATORIES S ITE R EDEVELOPMENT . This former industrial facility manufactured, blended and distributed specialty lubricants and oils. After the business ceased operations, the City of Rahway foreclosed on the property and a subsequent fire destroyed the site building. Firefighting actions and building demolition exacerbated contaminant conditions. Whitestone took over RI activities from a prior consultant and subsequently procured additional HDSRF grants to cover supplemental investigation costs. In addition, Whitestone coordinated emergency response actions to address a release of elemental mercury. Whitestone also has pursued Brownfields reimbursement approval for the site redeveloper to recoup remediation expenditures pursuant to BCSRA. O LD C ITY L IBRARY S ITE R EDEVELOPMENT . Whitestone conducted asbestos and LBP surveys on the old City library building. Whitestone subsequently developed a Bid Solicitation Package (Contract Drawings and Project Specifications) for asbestos abatement and building demolition. Whitestone also served as the Project Engineer during remedial construction. C ITY -W IDE UST C LOSURE . Whitestone managed the closure/removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) at multiple City owned locations including City Hall, Fire House, Police Department, Public Library, Senior Center, and Art Museum. Projects included preparation of project specifications, contractor management/oversight, subsurface evaluation, and NJDEP reporting. On-going groundwater monitoring and NJDEP reporting continue at several sites, and other sites have received NFA determinations from NJDEP.

C LIENT

Rahway Redevelopment Agency and The City of Rahway, New Jersey

C ONTACT

Mr. Jim Housten Agency Contact (908) 391-4684

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

1997 to Present

L OCATION

Multiple Locations

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Provide environmental investigation and corrective action services at City owned/controlled/foreclosed sites in support of urban redevelopment efforts.

Prepare and implement NJDEP-Approved Remedial Investigation Workplans (RIWs).

Prepare and oversee implementation of NJDEP- Approved Remedial Action Workplans (RAWs).

Conduct pre-demolition asbestos, lead-based paint (LBP), and microbial surveys.

Develop bid solicitation packages (Plans and Specifications) for remedial construction.

Work with City officials and developers to obtain HDSRF and/or Brownfields reimbursement funding for investigation and remediation to accommodate redevelopment.

Provide testimony at Rahway City Council meetings and hearings

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Proposed Self-Storage Facility

C LIENT

Metro Storage NY, LLC

C ONTACT

Whitestone Associates, Inc. provided environmental investigation, remedial design, and remediation management services at a 2.55-acres site in Brooklyn being redeveloped as a self- storage facility. The Site is located at Knapp Street and Voorhies Avenue in the Sheepshead Bay section in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, the Site previously was undeveloped and used as a parking lot and contains no on-site structures. The proposed future use of the Site will consist of a four-story, approximately 25,734-square feet (footprint), approximately 99,670-square feet (gross), commercial self-storage facility and associated asphalt-paved parking (8,361 square feet), pervious paver (13,948 square feet), and landscaped (33,407 square feet) areas. An E-Designation for Hazardous Materials (E-297) was placed on the Site by the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) as part of an April 24, 2013 rezoning action (CEQR number 12DCP160K). Based on Whitestone’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), Whitestone’s Phase II Site Investigations (SIs) were conducted in 2012 and 2013 to evaluate impacts to subsurface conditions at the property. The activities included boring, well, and vapor point installation to facilitate the collection of soil, groundwater, and soil vapor samples. As outlined in Whitestone’s Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and based on soil sampling performed during construction, remedial actions consisted of the establishment of Track 4 Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs) for contaminants of concern; excavation and removal of soil/fill at the site in the areas of three soil borings, where concentrations exceed Track 4 SCOs; construction and maintenance of an engineered composite cover consisting of clean fill cover/demarcation, asphalt pavement and associated gravel subbase, concrete slabs and associated gravel subbase, pervious pavers and associated gravel subbase, a restrictive fence/building wall and partial-thickness clean fill cover (slope areas only), and rip-rap and a gabion-cage wall along the bank of Shell Bank Creek; the installation of a vapor barrier system beneath the building slab; conducting remediation oversight; and submission of a Remedial Closure Report (RCR) that describes the remedial activities, and describes the Engineering and Institutional Controls to be implemented.

Marc Slayton (212) 799-8800

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2011 to 2015

L OCATION

Knapp Street and Voorhies Avenue Brooklyn, New York

OER Project No.: 13EHAZ259K CEQR No.: 12DCP160K E-Designation No.: E-297

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services – E-Designation Site

Planned Commercial Redevelopment

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Site Investigation / Remedial Investigation

Remedial Action Plan

Hot-Spot Soil Remediation

Engineering and Institutional Controls  Engineered Soil Vapor Barrier  Soil Cover System Health and Safety Plan Development  Site Investigation  Construction / Earthwork

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Proposed Self-Storage Facility

Whitestone Associates, Inc. provided environmental investigation, remedial design, and remediation management services at a 1.01 acre site in the Bronx proposed to be redeveloped as a self-storage facility. The Site is located at 1538 Stillwell Avenue and 1540 Bassett Avenue in the Bronx, New York. A portion of the subject property is situated between Stillwell Avenue and Bassett Avenue and houses a vacant, one- and two-story commercial structure. The remaining portion of the subject property is situated to the east of Bassett Avenue and houses several fenced storage yards formerly used for the storage of construction equipment and materials and automobiles. The proposed future use of the Site was intended to consist of the demolition of the above- grade portions of the existing structure and construction of a 45,000-square feet (gross), three-story with cellar self-storage structure and an approximately 9,271-square feet, one-story storage structure without a cellar. Stillwell Self Storage, LLC was to enroll in the New York City Voluntary Brownfield Cleanup Program (NYC VCP). Based on Whitestone’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), Whitestone’s initial Site Investigation (SI) was conducted in October 2011 to evaluate potential impacts to subsurface conditions at the property. The activities included surveys which refuted the presence of underground storage tanks (USTs) and boring and well installation to facilitate the collection of soil and groundwater samples. A Remedial Investigation (RI) was later conducted to evaluate chlorinated volatile organic (VO) impacts identified in groundwater as well as delineate soil hot-spot areas. Soil vapor investigations were also performed. As outlined in Whitestone’s Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) submitted to OER, the proposed remedial action was proposed to consist of establishing Site-Specific (Track 4) Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs); excavation and removal of soil/fill exceeding SCOs; excavate to depths of six feet across the majority of the Site for the new cellar level; excavate minimally for footings and a stormwater management system on other portions of the site; a hot-spot for metals (B-1) was to be excavated to a depth of 5.0 feet below ground surface (fbgs) and a second hot-spot for VOCs in soil gas (SV-6/6A) was to be excavated to a depth of 7.0 fbgs; removal of USTs; the installation of a passive sub- slab venting system; the installation of a vapor membrane system beneath the building slabs; application of a vapor coating on existing interior below grade foundation walls; construction and maintenance of an engineered composite cover consisting of a minimum of four inches of concrete and asphalt pavements, concrete building slabs, and associated subbase; performance of a Community Air Monitoring Program (CAMP) for particulates and volatile organic carbon compounds; submission of a RAR that describes the remedial activities; submission of an approved Site Management Plan (SMP) in the RAR for long-term management of residual contamination; and recording of a Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.

C LIENT

Stillwell Self Storage, LLC

C ONTACT

Eric Helstrom, AIA, LEED AP Senior Project Manager (973) 630-9815

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2011 to Present

L OCATION

1538 Stillwell Avenue and 1540 Bassett Avenue Bronx, New York

OER Project No.: 15CVCP086X

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services

Planned Commercial Redevelopment

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Site Investigation / Remedial Investigation

Remedial Action Work Plan

Hot-Spot Soil Remediation

Engineering and Institutional Controls  Engineered Soil Vapor Barrier/Coating  Passive Sub-Slab Depressurization System  Soil Cover System

Health and Safety Plan Development  Site Investigation  Construction / Earthwork

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Remediation Phase Consulting Services

Whitestone Associates, Inc. was engaged by the City of South Amboy’s General Contractor to provide environmental health and safety oversight and monitoring services during construction of the Radford Ferry Road (Phase I) and adjacent Conrail rail line. The construction site extended from Lower Main Street toward the Lower Manhattan Ferry Terminal Site and ended just east of the Amboy Aggregates access driveway in the northeastern end of South Amboy. Prior to construction, this former Conrail site had historically been used for railroad operations. The work was performed in 2008 through 2009 as part of a larger waterfront redevelopment project by the City of South Amboy to construct a ferry facility (including access roadway, 900 car parking lot, terminal, and in-water improvements). Contamination was known to be present in both soil and groundwater at the former Conrail site. As such, it was necessary to develop and implement site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) to protect site personnel and the surrounding public during excavation, earthwork, utility/landscape/roadway/railway removal and installation, and other potentially contaminated soil management activities. Contaminants of concern in site soils included select base neutral organics (BNs) and metals exceeding NJDEP’s most stringent Soil Cleanup Criteria (SCC) and select pesticides, polychlorinated (PCBs), total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHC), and volatile organics (VOs) detected SCC and TPHC action levels. Contaminants of concern in groundwater at the site consisted of bis(2-etihylhexl)phthalate and select metals (arsenic, antimony, and lead). Whitestone’s HASP was prepared and implemented in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(b)(4). It identified identify potential chemical, physical, and biological hazards associated with the Work and provided appropriate abatement procedures including required levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by site personnel. The HASP also identified required personnel training and medical monitoring requirements and included plans for work zone and perimeter air monitoring; dust control; personnel and equipment decontamination; spill prevention and control; and accident prevention and response. Prior to the start of construction, Whitestone met with involved City representatives to discuss the work. Once the project was underway, Whitestone provided a site safety officer (SSO) to implement the approved Air Monitoring Program. Ambient air monitoring was performed during construction in compliance with 40 CFR Part 58 using a Q-Rae Multi-Gas Detector for organics and Mini-RAE Particulate Monitor for dust. Whitestone’s SSO notified the GC when dust controls were necessary. Whitestone’s site representative also screened on-site soils with a photoionization detector (PID) for potential VO contamination when suspect material was encountered.

C LIENT

Stavola Contracting Co., Inc. P.O. Box 482 Red Bank, NJ 07701

C ONTACT

John Black, Project Manager (732) 542-2238

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2008 to 2009

L OCATION

Radford Ferry Road Phase I Construction South Amboy, NJ

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental consultant to the City of South Amboy’s General Contractor (GC)

Developed and implemented a site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP).

Attended pre-construction meetings with representatives from the City, GC, and other involved parties Provided qualified site safety officer (SSO) to monitor construction activities involving contact with potentially contaminated soil and groundwater

Designed and implemented ambient air monitoring program

Field screened potentially contaminated soils

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Brownfield Redevelopment Site Consulting

C LIENT

Village at Newark, Urban Renewal, LLC

C ONTACT

The Student Housing Redevelopment included construction of a 13-story building with retail space at the ground level, a six-story student dormitory, and a five-story parking deck. The presence of a 15-feet high historic retaining wall constructed by NJ Transit in 1926 created a challenging engineering/economical solution for foundation design and construction. Prior to the start of construction, Whitestone conducted various environmental due diligence investigations in support of the proposed redevelopment project. Specifically, Whitestone performed a Phase I ESA, ACM survey, and Phase II Site Investigation (SI) prior to and following the demolition of the site buildings. Environmental Services. Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and contaminant conditions identified during the ESA and SI initially were addressed by the property owner’s environmental consultant. These RECs included a former sump pit, nine USTs, two contaminated soil hot spots, a below ground hydraulic lift, a hazardous material spill area and potential impacts to on-site groundwater conditions within the underlying bedrock. Due to the inability of the property owner’s site contractor to complete the work within the required time frames, Whitestone was retained to complete the remainder of the RI/RA activities including installing groundwater monitor wells, additional post-excavation soil sampling, contaminated soil disposal, and NJDEP reporting. Documentation from prior environmental due diligence investigations, remedial investigations, and remedial actions conducted by the site owner’s contractor and Whitestone were compiled into a comprehensive report for submittal to NJDEP with a request for No Further Action. Whitestone provided environmental consulting services throughout the construction phase of the project in addition to acting as a liaison between NJDEP, the property owner, and financial institutions. Geotechnical Services. In order to maintain the project schedule, Whitestone investigated subsurface conditions at the site in several phases. The Pre-Demolition Phase was preliminary in nature and included limited soil borings to provide preliminary geotechnical design parameters. The Post-Demolition phase consisted of drilling soil borings, rock coring, oriented rock coring, and detailed laboratory analyses to evaluate rock durability and the feasibility of constructing an underground stormwater infiltration system. The Post-Demolition geotechnical investigation also included rock joint mapping based on information gathered from oriented rock coring; slope stability analyses; and geotechnical value engineering analysis which resulted in two foundation systems (drilled piers and shallow foundation). Upon completion of the pier design – and in an effort to expedite the construction schedule – Whitestone recommended utilizing percussion drilling technology to evaluate the depth to the top of the rock and the rock quality in each drilled pier location. This allowed for pre- fabrication of the steel gage and reduction of individual pier rock socket length.

Mr. Jake Newman, Vice President (512) 732-1000

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2003 to 2006

T OTAL R EDEVELOPMENT V ALUE

$60,000,000

L OCATION

Student Housing Project Newark, New Jersey

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services

Site Investigation, Remediation Management, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Asbestos Survey, UST Closure

Value Engineering

Work Near Historic NJ Transit Rail Line

Percussion Drilling

Vibration Monitoring

Backfill Inspection

Construction Phase Testing & Inspection

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Brownfield Redevelopment Site Consulting

C LIENT

Sunshine Lighting Company 744 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Whitestone Associates, Inc. conducted environmental remedial investigation and remediation management services at a NYCEDC-managed property in Brooklyn.

C ONTACT

Mr. Mordechai Kohn, CEO (718) 923-9750

Whitestone’s remedial investigation (RI) of the Sunshine Lighting Site included supplemental soil and groundwater sampling and analyses to determine the nature of previously documented on-site contamination by others that warranted further investigative and corrective action by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Whitestone’s RI included:  utilizing concrete coring, limited-access air-rotary drilling, and limited-access geoprobe drilling equipment to advance 13 soil borings throughout the site;  logging and screening soils with a photoionization detector (PID) for the potential presence of volatile organic (VO) contamination;  installing temporary wellpoints (TWPs) in select borings to facilitate groundwater gauging and sampling activities; and  submitting select soil and groundwater samples for VO, semi-volatile organics (SVO), and/or priority pollutant metals (PP Metals) analyses. The RI identified petroleum impact to soil and groundwater beneath site’s existing warehouse building in an area historically occupied by Texaco as a petroleum bulk storage facility. Elevated concentrations of select SVOCs and metals also were detected in the site’s historic fill material which is common throughout New York City. Because the petroleum contaminated soil and groundwater at the site is located beneath two layers of concrete (existing and older floor slab) separated by four feet of fill material, excavation for off-site disposal was not feasible without significant disruption to current site operations and damage to the building. Therefore, Whitestone recommended in-situ remediation and monitoring the site soil and groundwater via installation of shallow groundwater monitor wells and the use of oxygen release compound (ORC) to reduce contaminant concentrations. Whitestone subsequently prepared a Pilot Study/Corrective Action Monitoring Report that was approved by NYSDEC in November 2008. Injection of ORC within a pilot study treatment area was performed in January and April of 2009. Post-treatment samples have demonstrated a reduction in VOC levels in a downgradient monitor well. Quarterly groundwater sampling and monitoring is ongoing and Corrective Action Progress Reports are being provided to NYSDEC to document results. Investigation derived waste (IDW) is being characterized and managed for proper off-site disposal.

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2006 to Present

L OCATION

Sunshine Lighting Site 744 Clinton Street Brooklyn, New York (NYCEDC-Managed Property)

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Environmental Peer Review

Supplemental Soil and Groundwater Investigations

Contaminant Delineation

Remedial Design

Regulatory Reporting

Monitoring Well Installation

Quarterly Groundwater Sampling and Monitoring

Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) Pilot Study With Post-Treatment Sampling and Analyses

Investigation Derived Waste (IDW) Characterization and Disposal

P ROJECT D ESCRIPTION

Brownfield Redevelopment Site Consulting

C LIENT

PCBs and multiple priority pollutant metals were detected in soil samples collected during Whitestone’s initial 2005 Phase II Site Investigation (SI) of the proposed Pepsi Distribution Center in Bronx, New York. Detections exceeding typical urban historic fill, TAGM, and/or Eastern U.S. Background levels were documented in Whitestone’s November 10, 2005 Supplemental Site Investigation/Corrective Action Workplan (SIR/CAW). Proposed corrective actions were discussed during meetings attended by representatives of Pepsi, the Site Owner, Whitestone, and/or the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Based on these discussions, Whitestone developed budgetary estimates for the remedial work which included “hot-spot” soil delineation, excavation and management; in-situ waste classification sampling and analyses; construction, fill placement, and engineering control oversight; and regulatory coordination and reporting. Vertical and horizontal hot-spot delineation sampling and analyses for PCBs and mercury was completed in May 2006 in the vicinity of former test pit locations. As directed by NYCDEP, Whitestone collected perimeter soil samples equidistant from original sample locations. Vertical soil samples were collected at a depth of two feet below the original detection levels in order to confirm the extent of each hot-spot. Samples were analyzed for PCBs and/or PP Metals as appropriate. Whitestone also collected composite samples from each of the identified hot-spot areas for in-situ waste classification analytical parameters concurrent with the hot-spot delineation sampling and analyses efforts. These samples were analyzed for TPHC, full toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) volatiles, semi-volatiles, metals, pesticides, RCRA characteristics, PCBs, total metals, and percent solids. Several thousand tons of impacted excess soil was excavated and transported off-site for treatment/disposal. Residual site soils are being managed through engineering controls capping via the proposed concrete building slab, asphaltic paved areas, sidewalk areas, and landscaped areas). Site earthwork, soil excavation, and construction activities were conducted in accordance with a NYSDEP-approved, site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) prepared by Whitestone on behalf of Pepsi. Whitestone provided experienced environmental personnel to oversee site excavation and soil/fill management activities. Upon completion of the site development, Whitestone prepared a Remedial Action Report and Project Close-Out Report for NYCDEP’s review and approval. The report was certified by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of New York and included documentation confirming the appropriate off-site management of impacted soils and capping activities.

NY Brush LLC c/o Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Inc. 112-02 15 th Avenue College Point, NY 11356

C ONTACT

Mr. Cheng Lu, Project Engineer (718) 358-2000

P ERIOD OF P ERFORMANCE

2005 to 2009

T OTAL R EDEVELOPMENT V ALUE

$22,000,000

L OCATION

Proposed Pepsi Distribution Center 605 Brush Avenue Bronx, New York NYCEDC-Managed Property in the Zerega Industrial Business Zone)

P ROJECT H IGHLIGHTS

Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting Services

Regulatory Coordination and Reporting

Impacted Soil Delineation, Excavation and Management

In-Situ Waste Classification Sampling and Analyses

Construction, Fill Placement, and Engineering Control Oversight

Health and Safety Plan Development, Environmental Monitoring

Close-Out Reporting

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