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Environmental Consulting


When it comes to solving your environmental challenges, we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. From environmental due diligence and site investigations to remediation and soil management to compliance and sustainability, Cooperstown Environmental provides expert service – always with a personal touch.

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are in the hands of experts.

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When oil and/or hazardous materials are released to or discovered in the environment, someone has to clean it up. 

We are Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs), Professional Engineers and Geologists, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, and licensed construction professionals who are well versed in complying with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) as well as other state and federal regulations. With our breadth of experience and perspective, we can help guide you through the process in a practical way.

Working together with our clients and regulators, our full-service firm strives to develop and implement reasonable solutions.

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There is more to real estate than location, location, location – especially if the property is 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.

At Cooperstown Environmental, environmental due diligence and ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are a fundamental part of our toolkit. We routinely review properties to analyze the risks involved on behalf of buyers, sellers, and lenders. Should we find actionable environmental conditions, we have the credentials and expertise to stay with the project, including on-staff LSPs, PGs, and PEs. And if your property is eligible for a Brownfields Tax Credit, we are your best option. Truly full-spectrum services!

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Our services address a broad range of environmental regulatory programs and statutes including the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and Chapter 21E, the Underground Storage Tank regulations, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and others. We frequently provide American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)-compliant Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. Additionally, we pursue cost reimbursement programs including the Massachusetts 21J program, the Brownfields Tax Credit program, and New Hampshire’s cleanup funds.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, we routinely perform such studies including a Phase I (Level 1) site assessment, or due diligence, for sellers, buyers, or lenders. A Phase I ESA is a “book study” that does not include sampling. A Phase I that identifies recognized environmental conditions (RECs) typically proceeds to a Phase II ESA, which often entails the collection of soil, groundwater, or indoor air samples.

Oil tanks or tanks that hold other regulated substances or hazardous chemicals generally must be removed from the ground when no longer in use. Federal and state regulations require that an environmental professional check for evidence of a release as part of the tank closure process.

Generally, any soil leaving a contaminated or potentially contaminated site must be tested or “characterized” in order to be accepted at a licensed disposal facility. In Massachusetts, the COMM-97 guidelines stipulate testing protocols for such soils. The array of potential receiving facilities includes Similar Soils or <RCS-1 facilities, lined and unlined landfills, asphalt batch recycling facilities, and out of state landfills. The cost of such soil transport and disposal (T&D) can be very significant and it is imperative that an experienced firm be involved to identify cost-efficient soil handling.

Yes, we have significant experience assisting clients with legal cases, c. 21E §4(a) demand letters, and litigation support.

Our firm does not itself own drilling rigs, perform laboratory testing, or excavate contaminated soil; rather, we work with qualified subcontractors to provide these services. Our projects typically include these types of services, and we provide a turn-key solution employing our own staff and associated firms.

Our primary service areas are Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut but we have worked throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic states including New York and New Jersey. We provide radon and vapor intrusion mitigation design services nationally.  

Complete the contact forms on this web site, email us [email protected], or call our office (978) 470-4755.

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