We are Cooperstown Environmental

From creative engineering techniques that restore the integrity of the environment, to recouping the Brownfields Tax Credits that can make a real difference in project financing.
Our Services

Cooperstown Environmental is a business with big-city expertise in all areas of environmental engineering. We really know our stuff when it comes to environmental engineering consulting services and the Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit program.

Licensed Site Professional (LSP) Services and Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Compliance

When oil and hazardous materials are found, somebody has to clean it up. We hope that somebody is us. We are Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs) who are well versed in complying with the intricate regulations of the Mass­a­chu­setts Con­tin­gency Plan (MCP) and can help guide you through the process in a practical way.

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Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit Program

We like to say that we turn Brownfields Green – both your property and your bank account! According to Massachusetts Department of Revenue statistics, Cooperstown Environmental has been the top consulting firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit awards for five years in row. Whether you have a contaminated property you’d like cleaned up for reuse, or you’ve already completed a project and want to seek a rebate –
you’re at the right place!

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Sub Slab Depressurization System (SSDS) Services

Sub Slab Depressurization Systems are used to counteract vapor intrusion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into occupied buildings and protect the health of residents and workers. Cooperstown is a leading expert in this emerging field. Our services range from site assessments of contamination to identify the need for an SSDS, to system design, implementation, and operation. A particular expertise is the telemetry system that communicates with regulatory agencies and site owners to ensure proper SSDS operation 24/7/365. Hire Cooperstown – and breathe easier!

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Brownfields Redevelopment & Contaminated Soil Management Services

Helping you navigate the Brownfields Tax Credit application program is an important part of what we do. We don’t stop there; in fact, often we don’t start there. Call on our Brownfields Redevelopment experience to help you maximize your future Brownfield credits while minimizing site redevelopment costs. Contaminated soil management often is the largest cost component of a Brownfields redevelopment project, and our depth of experience and industry contacts can preserve your capital.

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Real Estate Environmental Assessments (Due Diligence)

There is a little more to real estate than just location, location, location – especially if the location might be affected by contamination. How do you know whether the property has an environmental issue? What are the risks involved during sale or acquisition? And what do you do about it? We can help.

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Underground Storage Tank (UST) Services

Underground storage tanks (USTs) are a common source of environmental impact – and regulations with regard to their removal are strict. We can provide services for all tanks, including the removal, replacement, or upgrade of existing tanks and remediating leaks.

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit & Environmental Regulatory Compliance Services

We are experienced with all aspects of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) dewatering permits and any associated treatment systems. Additionally, our expertise in environmental regulatory compliance services extends to Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans to meet EPA requirements for helping facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.

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Public Involvement and Expert Witness Services

Sometimes engineers perform tasks you might not expect, like testifying in court or providing an educational presentation to a municipal audience. At Cooperstown Environmental, it’s all in a day’s work – which means we go all out to provide high-quality service that meets the specific needs of our clients.

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Sustainability Services

When it comes to the environment, it’s not enough just to make things better. The key is to make sure they stay that way. Cooperstown Environmental is committed to cre­ating and expanding programs that promote sus­tain­abil­ity.

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Recent Posts

Challenging new projects. Creative yet practical solutions. Innovative ways to protect the planet – one property at a time. Catch up on the latest news from Cooperstown Environmental here.

  • MS2 2019 Career Fair

    MS2 2019 Career Fair

    12th August 2019

    For the seventh year in a row Cooperstown Environmental attended the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students (MS2) career fair held at Phillips Academy. MS2 has been bringing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to Andover since 1977 to spend their summers not only studying math and science, but also developing aspirations for their futures. This...

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    Cooperstown President Presents at 2019 EBC Brownfields Seminar

    18th July 2019

    Cooperstown Environmental President James T. Curtis, PE, LSP, recently presented at the Environmental Business Council’s (EBC) 2019 Brownfields Seminar. The talk, called “Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, included a brief introduction to the tax credit program and some of the pitfalls that can waylay an otherwise good application....

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    Soil Management

    Soil Management

    08th July 2019

    What can be done with excess soil generated during site redevelopment activities which cannot be reused onsite? Determining how to manage this excess soil is a complicated process, even for those who deal with the issue daily. The costs associated with properly managing excess soil can vary greatly depending on the contents of the soil...

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  • Cooperstown Environmental LLC Supports VietAID’s Housing Development with the Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC Supports VietAID’s Housing Development with the Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit

    10th June 2019

    The Upper Washington Apartments offers 35 affordable residential units in a mixed use and affordable housing development in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester. These apartments include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as 3,200 square feet of commercial/retail space. The apartment buildings include a community room, laundry facilities, and 25...

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    Not an EDA, but it Should Be

    Not an EDA, but it Should Be

    27th May 2019

    James T. Curtis, PE, LSP   President, Cooperstown Environmental LLC Q: My site isn’t in an area designated as an Economically Distressed Area (EDA) according to the state, but it seems like it should be. Am I out of luck? A: It depends… while there are some areas that are correctly not listed as EDAs, there...

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    Monitoring Risk From Dust at MCP Sites

    Monitoring Risk From Dust at MCP Sites

    13th May 2019

    Dust inhalation as a health issue has received increasing scrutiny at construction and remediation sites nationwide and in Massachusetts. Historically, the focus has been on the inhalation of respirable particulates by workers; fortunately, instrumentation is readily available that provides real-time worksite data for particulate concentrations in air. However, the focus is now broadening to include...

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  • Is the Recapture of Brownfields Tax Credits Common?

    Is the Recapture of Brownfields Tax Credits Common?

    29th April 2019

    James T. Curtis, PE, LSP  President, Cooperstown Environmental LLC Q: My lawyer is worried about Recapture – a “claw back” – of my Brownfields Tax Credit. Is that a big problem?   A: Theoretically you can receive a tax credit and have it reversed or “clawed back” later. This is called recapture and the provisions for...

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    Isaac Anderson Earns Esteemed Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL)

    Isaac Anderson Earns Esteemed Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL)

    15th April 2019

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC Senior Project Manager Isaac Anderson, leader of the firm’s vapor intrusion practice, recently was awarded an unrestricted Construction Supervisor License (CSL) from the State of Massachusetts. This highly-regarded license is considered very difficult to obtain and demonstrates a high degree of proficiency across a range of construction topics. Mr. Anderson passed a...

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    Gulbicki Earns Treatment Plant Operator Certification from Massachusetts

    Gulbicki Earns Treatment Plant Operator Certification from Massachusetts

    01st April 2019

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC congratulates its employee, Eric Gulbicki, Environmental Technician, on obtaining his Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification recently from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This designation allows Mr. Gulbicki to conduct and supervise operations treatment plants designed and operated to improve water quality at remediation sites. Gulbicki earned the certification by passing a rigorous examination...

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  • Key Insights into Brownfields Tax Credit Terms & Definitions

    Key Insights into Brownfields Tax Credit Terms & Definitions

    25th March 2019

    James T. Curtis, PE, LSP  President, Cooperstown Environmental LLC Massachusetts has a well-established incentive program designed to provide financial relief to innocent parties (“Eligible Persons” is the term in the law) who incur significant costs to remediate contaminated properties. There is a significant amount of information available about the program available on-line, including the application forms,...

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    Sponsorship of Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.

    04th March 2019

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC is pleased to share that it made charitable donations in 2018 to Groundwork Lawrence, Inc (GWL).  Specifically Cooperstown sponsored Groundwork Lawrence’s entry in the 2018 Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race and its 2018 Glow Gala.

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    Cooperstown Environmental’s 2018 Year in Review

    Cooperstown Environmental’s 2018 Year in Review

    12th February 2019

    What did 2018 hold for Cooperstown Environmental? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker visited our offices, the Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit was extended in the year of its 20th Anniversary, Cooperstown is again the top firm issued Brownfield Tax Credits, we had a company growth spurt, and we take a spotlight look at vapor intrusion solutions. Governor Baker’s visit...

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  • Lauren M. Konetzny, LSP Joins Cooperstown Environmental

    Lauren M. Konetzny, LSP Joins Cooperstown Environmental

    16th January 2019

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC is pleased to announce that Lauren M. Konetzny, an experienced Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and chemical engineer, has joined our Andover-based environmental consulting firm. Ms. Konetzny has more than 15 years of professional experience in the environmental consulting field since graduating from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. LSPs...

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    Tax Credit Transparency Report – Top Firm 7th Year Running

    Tax Credit Transparency Report – Top Firm 7th Year Running

    31st December 2018

    Andover, MA – For an incredible seventh consecutive year, Cooperstown Environmental LLC is the top consulting firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit awards, according to official statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). Yet again, most recipients of the state’s Brownfield tax credit were clients of Cooperstown, as reported in the state’s recently-released 2017 Tax...

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    Cooperstown Environmental LLC Adds to Consulting Team

    15th November 2018

    Andover, MA – Cooperstown Environmental is pleased to announce that Mark Westervelt joined the company as Environmental Consultant. Mark most recently was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for leading a global software development organization and held a Series 99 FINRA license. Mark is a graduate of Bentley University with degrees in Computer...

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  • Governor Charlie Baker Visits  Cooperstown Environmental

    Governor Charlie Baker Visits Cooperstown Environmental

    06th September 2018

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker along with several other state/federal office holders and candidates recently made a planned visit to the offices of Cooperstown Environmental LLC to gain feedback from employees of the firm on a range of environmental issues related to site contamination, two of the state’s primary financial reimbursement mechanisms, stormwater permitting, and other...

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    Inspiring Future Scientists & Environmental Professionals

    Inspiring Future Scientists & Environmental Professionals

    22nd August 2018

    Cooperstown Environmental was pleased to have attended, for the sixth year in a row, the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students (MS2) career fair held this summer at Phillips Academy. Since 1977, MS2 has been bringing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to Andover to spend their summers not only studying math and science, but also...

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    Brownfields Tax Credit 20th Anniversary

    Brownfields Tax Credit 20th Anniversary

    15th August 2018

    The month of August 2018 marks twenty years since the Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit was created as part of the “Brownfields Act,” more formally a law (Chapter 206 of the Acts of 1998) with the unwieldy title of An Act Relative to Environmental Cleanup and Promoting the Redevelopment of Contaminated Property. Originally a little known,...

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  • Brownfield Tax Credit Extended to 2023

    Brownfield Tax Credit Extended to 2023

    15th June 2018

    Developers, not-for-profits, commercial property owners, and others conducting environmental remediation projects in Massachusetts can again rely on the state’s Brownfields tax credit. On May 31, 2018, the Housing Bond Bill (H.4536) was signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Included in this bond bill was legislation, sponsored by Senator Michael Rodrigues, which extended the...

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    Courts Side with Colleges in Case Over Denied Brownfields Tax Credits

    04th May 2018

    A long-running, high-profile lawsuit originally filed in 2014 has finally ended with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) declining to overturn an Appeals Court decision in the colleges’ favor. By letting the prior decision stand, the three colleges – Boston University, Wellesley College, and Northeastern University – will receive millions of dollars of state Brownfields...

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  • Cooperstown Sharing Benefits of Corporate Tax Cuts with Employees

    Cooperstown Sharing Benefits of Corporate Tax Cuts with Employees

    07th February 2018

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC recently announced that it was joining the growing list of companies across the country that are taking steps to share the fruits of the recent tax reform passed by Congress with its employees. Specifically, as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Cooperstown expects to benefit from the deduction allowed for pass-through entities. Cooperstown Managing Principal Susan...

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    Top Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit Firm – Yet Again!

    Top Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit Firm – Yet Again!

    31st January 2018

      For the sixth consecutive year, Cooperstown Environmental LLC is the top consulting firm in Massachusetts Brownfield Tax Credit awards, according to official statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). Once again, most recipients of the state’s Brownfield tax credit were clients of Cooperstown, as reported in the state’s 2016 Tax Credit Transparency...

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    Looking… Towards a Cleaner 2018!

    Looking… Towards a Cleaner 2018!

    26th December 2017

    The Cooperstown Environmental team is thankful for our wonderful clients and for the interesting projects on which we have had the pleasure of working in 2017. We are looking forward to another fantastic year ahead. With 2018 right around the corner… have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Cooperstown Environmental is once again committing to helping make New England’s environment cleaner!...

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  • LSPA Member of the Year Awarded to Isaac Anderson

    LSPA Member of the Year Awarded to Isaac Anderson

    06th November 2017

    The Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA), a professional organization that represents environmental scientists, engineers, laboratories and LSPs in New England, awarded Isaac Anderson of Cooperstown Environmental with one of this year’s 2017 LSPA Member Awards. Isaac accepted this award, along with Jim Occhialini of Alpha Analytical, on October 27, 2017 at the LSPA’s Contribution to...

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    Another Way to View the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Another Way to View the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

    25th October 2017

    On Monday, August 21, 2017 millions of people across the United States donned special glasses and headed outside to watch the Moon pass in front of the Sun. If you didn’t make it outside yourself, you probably saw fantastic photos of the eclipse on the internet or television. Depending on your location in the US,...

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    Is your Spill Prevention Plan Up to Date?

    Is your Spill Prevention Plan Up to Date?

    25th September 2017

    August 2017 has come and gone, and with that the first Massachusetts deadline for removal or permanent closure of all single-walled steel underground storage tanks (USTs). If you have recently removed and/or replaced a tank on your property, your facility’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan may need to be updated! A SPCC Plan...

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  • Brownfield Tax Credit Incentivizes Cleanup in Milford

    29th August 2017

    Cooperstown was contracted to perform environmental remediation and LSP Services on a contaminated property in Milford, Massachusetts. Pre-purchase environmental due diligence activities had revealed a release of petroleum in groundwater and soil. The contamination was associated with the former use of the site by a straw hat factory, a leather dealer, a coal and oil...

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    Project Highlight – Andover Residence

    Project Highlight – Andover Residence

    15th August 2017

    Today we are highlighting a remediation project that occurred at a single family residential property. Previous owners had converted to natural gas heat from #2-fuel oil, which was stored in an underground storage tank (UST) that was likely installed in the 1950s when the house was built. Upon the passing of the previous property owners,...

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“We are so happy with your service. The process was painless and such a surprise – we never thought it would work out as well as it did. Thank you for supplying the confidence and expertise, and especially for being a straight shooter throughout the process. ”

- Kevin McCall, President & CEO, Paradigm Capital Advisors|Paradigm Properties