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.

Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) & Licensed Site Professional (LSP) Services

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 four 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)

Actually, there’s a little more to real estate than 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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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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Environmental Management, Pollution Prevention, & Regulatory Compliance Services

You might say we get the gold medal when it comes to red tape. We not only speak the language of government regulations, we also know what it takes to meet the requirements they set – all while helping you improve per­for­mance with regard to envi­ron­men­tal goals.

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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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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.

  • Part 2: What property owners need to know about indoor air AEPMMs?

    Part 2: What property owners need to know about indoor air AEPMMs?

    20th March 2017

    There are multiple stages to installing an Active Exposure Pathway Mitigation Measure (AEPMM) to mitigate vapor intrusion conditions: engineering, installation, and maintenance. When looking to install an AEPMM to manage indoor air quality at your property, whether commercial or residential, we recommend choosing a company that has years of experience in all three areas of...

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    EPA’s 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Remediation General Permit (RGP)

    EPA’s 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Remediation General Permit (RGP)

    13th March 2017

    The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Remediation General Permit (RGP), now called the General Permit for Remediation Activity Discharges (GP), is finally available, but what does this mean for you? If you are the owner or operator of an existing discharge, you can expect to hear from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) soon....

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    Brownfield Tax Credit Helps Create The Washington Apartments

    Brownfield Tax Credit Helps Create The Washington Apartments

    28th February 2017

    The Washington Apartments, Melrose’s new boutique luxury apartments, offers spacious apartment living in an intimate setting. The Washington Apartments offers state of the art residential living amenities in just a short walk from the Orange Line T stop and a close commute to Downtown Boston. Developed by Wood Partners, a leading Atlanta based developer with...

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  • Top in MA Brownfields Tax Credits for Fifth Consecutive Year

    Top in MA Brownfields Tax Credits for Fifth Consecutive Year

    16th January 2017

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

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    Brownfield Tax Credit Helps Create Girard Building

    Brownfield Tax Credit Helps Create Girard Building

    03rd January 2017

    The Girard building, Boston’s newest high-end residential building located in the city’s South End at 600 Harrison Avenue, recently opened and is quickly filling up. The Girard offers a residential experience of the highest quality that brings a content-rich living experience to a premier location. Developed by New Atlantic Development, a premier developer with decades...

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    Update on EPA’s Remediation General Permit

    Update on EPA’s Remediation General Permit

    13th December 2016

    Many of you know that the 2010 Remediation General Permit (RGP), issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 (EPA) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), expired in September 2015. As noted in the LSPA email blast sent on September 15, 2016, the Draft RGP was published in the Federal Register...

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  • Cooperstown Participates in Outreach and Education Initiative

    12th December 2016

    Isaac Anderson, a Project Manager at Cooperstown, recently participated in the Licensed Site Professional Association’s (LSPA) outreach and education initiative aimed at informing local health officials about environmental cleanups and the MCP. Isaac, along with LSPA Board Member Cosmo Gallinaro, presented “Case Study of a Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup” at the Massachusetts Association of Health...

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    The Importance of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

    The Importance of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

    29th November 2016

    When it comes to environmental contamination of real estate, the legal principle of “you break it, you buy it” does not apply – in fact, the reality is much worse! Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) legislation (commonly known as Superfund), as well as state laws like Massachusetts’ C. 21E,...

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  • Cooperstown Environmental LLC Consulting Team Grows

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC Consulting Team Grows

    11th October 2016

    Cooperstown Environmental is pleased to announce that Lisa Scott has joined the company as Project Geologist. Lisa graduated from Dartmouth College with a Master of Science in Geology. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University. Lisa, an Andover resident, previously worked as an environmental consultant in Vermont and Massachusetts conducting monitoring...

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    Why Is Everyone Talking About Sub Slab Depressurization Systems (SSD Systems)?

    Why Is Everyone Talking About Sub Slab Depressurization Systems (SSD Systems)?

    25th September 2016

    Introduction – Why Sub Slab Depressurization is the “new big thing.” Environmental contamination of soil and groundwater is an unfortunate but common fact. Releases of oil and hazardous materials from spills, tank leaks, past industrial disposal practices, or accidents have resulted in conditions that potentially can affect the health of residents and workers. Whether you...

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  • Cooperstown Environmental Employee Wins Scholarship for Environmental Education

    Cooperstown Environmental Employee Wins Scholarship for Environmental Education

    22nd July 2016

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC, an environmental consulting firm based in Andover, Massachusetts, wishes to congratulate its employee, Eric Gulbicki, the 2016 recipient of the Licensed Site Professional Association (LSP) Scholarship. The purpose of the LSPA scholarships is to support continued education in the environmental field in Massachusetts and the New England Region. These scholarships are available...

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  • Changes Coming to Telemetry Registration Process in the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP)

    Changes Coming to Telemetry Registration Process in the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP)

    15th March 2016

    Sub slab depressurization systems (SSD Systems or SSDSs) in Massachusetts require telemetry systems to communicate with system owners and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). This requirement is relatively new (2014) and MassDEP has been working cooperatively with the Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA) to ensure that the regulations are effective, workable, and compliant....

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    Future of Solar Energy in Massachusetts is Cloudy

    Future of Solar Energy in Massachusetts is Cloudy

    23rd February 2016

    The solar photovoltaic energy market in Massachusetts is in disarray due to uncertainty in both the Solar Carve-Out II Program, better known as SREC II, and the net metering program. For both programs, the capacity limits set by the state have apparently been reached in part or in whole. Over the coming days, greater clarity...

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    Uh-oh! Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out II Program (SREC II) is full!

    Uh-oh! Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out II Program (SREC II) is full!

    09th February 2016

    In a shocking and potentially disastrous announcement on Friday, February 5, 2016, Michael Judge, the Director, Renewable and Alternative Energy at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), explained that the full capacity of the Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out II Program (better known as SREC II) may have been reached for projects larger than 25 kW...

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  • Thinking of Preparing Your Own Brownfields Tax Credit Application?   Cautionary Tales for Do It Yourselfers (DIYers)

    Thinking of Preparing Your Own Brownfields Tax Credit Application?   Cautionary Tales for Do It Yourselfers (DIYers)

    26th January 2016

    ANDOVER, MA – Massachusetts has a robust package of liability protections and financial incentives for developers of properties, commonly known as “Brownfields,” which have been impacted by the presence or suspicion of environmental contamination. Due to the legacy of past uses, properties in areas across the state meet this definition. One of the best incentives that is...

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    Cooperstown Environmental Completes Solar Installations on Two Reading Cooperative Bank Branches

    Cooperstown Environmental Completes Solar Installations on Two Reading Cooperative Bank Branches

    19th January 2016

    Cooperstown Environmental LLC announced that it has completed rooftop solar photovoltaic installations on two Reading Cooperative Bank branches in North Reading and Wilmington, Massachusetts. With a placed in service date of November 2015, the systems are already producing clean, renewable energy – a projected 45,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. Cooperstown’s client was Park Middlesex LLC,...

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    Four Straight – Cooperstown Environmental Top Firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credits in 2014

    Four Straight – Cooperstown Environmental Top Firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credits in 2014

    28th December 2015

    For the fourth consecutive year, Cooperstown Environmental LLC is the top consulting firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit awards, according to official statistics just released by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). Once again, nearly two-thirds of the Brownfields tax credit recipients were clients of Cooperstown Environmental LLC, according to the state’s Tax Credit Transparency...

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  • Cooperstown Presents LSPA Telemetry Survey Results to DEP Advisory Committee

    Cooperstown Presents LSPA Telemetry Survey Results to DEP Advisory Committee

    23rd December 2015

    As LSPs, we know that keeping track of policy changes is critical. Luckily for Cooperstown, our Project Manager Isaac Anderson co-chairs the Licensed Site Professional Association (LSPA) Technical Practice Committee (TPC), a committee dedicated to keeping up with the latest advancements in the practice. Currently the TPC is partnering with MassDEP to streamline the telemetry...

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    Cooperstown Environmental Adds Senior Staff

    Cooperstown Environmental Adds Senior Staff

    02nd December 2015

    Due to continued growth, Cooperstown Environmental LLC announced that it has added Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and Professional Geologist, Jim Young, to the Andover-based environmental consulting firm. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Young was in the original class of LSPs licensed upon creation of the program in 1993. LSPs are experienced...

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    Judge Finds MassDOR Decision “Unlawful” in  Denying Brownfields Tax Credits to Colleges

    Judge Finds MassDOR Decision “Unlawful” in Denying Brownfields Tax Credits to Colleges

    16th November 2015

    A closely watched Massachusetts Superior Court case regarding Brownfields Tax Credit applications has been decided in favor of three Boston-area colleges, setting the stage for the schools to collect more than $16 million of the state tax credits. In 2012, Northeastern University, Boston University, and Wellesley College each independently applied to the Massachusetts Department of...

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  • Building on the Building Boom in Boston

    Building on the Building Boom in Boston

    10th November 2015

    Maybe you’ve heard: Boston is in the midst of an unprecedented building boom. According to the Boston Globe, we are in the third “great age of development” of the city, and this one, focused on residential development, has no rival in terms of construction volume. Not surprising, then, that real-estate site Trulia recently ranked Boston as...

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    Cooperstown Environmental Adds Project Engineer

    Cooperstown Environmental Adds Project Engineer

    12th October 2015

    Cooperstown Environmental is pleased to announce that Eric Andrews has joined the company as a Project Engineer. Eric graduated in 2014 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Previously, Eric worked on a variety of environmental remediation projects and has experience conducting different types of...

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  • Is Your Brownfields Property in an Economically Distressed Area?

    Is Your Brownfields Property in an Economically Distressed Area?

    22nd September 2015

    To qualify for a Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit, a property must be located in an “Economically Distressed Area” (EDA). Contrary to what that implies, many of the state’s more affluent towns – including Beacon Hill and Back Bay, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Bolton, Pride’s Crossing, even parts of Belmont and Lexington – are classified as EDAs. Therefore, projects...

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    What the June 2014 MCP Amendments Have Meant for Our Clients

    What the June 2014 MCP Amendments Have Meant for Our Clients

    17th August 2015

    In June 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) promulgated a significant set of changes to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). The changes were designed to make the MCP more efficient and to simplify the classification of sites. Cooperstown Environmental has adopted the new changes to the program to directly benefit our clients. Two...

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    Cooperstown Inspires the Next Generation of Engineers

    Cooperstown Inspires the Next Generation of Engineers

    20th July 2015

    Cooperstown is grateful to have been invited to participate in the (MS)², Mathematics & Science for Minority Students at Phillips Academy, career fair for the third year in a row this July. (MS)² 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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“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