Creativity Quality Leadership
GSA Award for USCG Property Remediation, Rochester, NY
October, 2016 - The United States Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit awards FPM $110K through its GSA Contract. FPM’s Environmental Engineering Department was tasked to provide remediation services in Monroe County, NY. The project included excavating non-hazardous contaminated soils containing metals and semi-volatiles and transporting the materials off-site to a licensed non-hazardous waste landfill, NYSDOT criteria backfill, preparation of Work Plan, Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan, Remedial Action Report and permits.
NYS OGS Selects FPM to Provide SWPPP Services
April, 2016 - FPM was selected to provide SWPPP services for the NYS OGS at NYS Police Headquarters in Hempstead, NY.
USPS Selects FPM to Provide A/E Services
April, 2016 - FPM was selected to provide A/E services for the United State Postal Service for Constructing the LI District Training Center at W. Nassau P&DC.
NYS OGS Selects FPM to Provide Design Services
April, 2016 - FPM's Facilities Department managed by Chris Schwarz, was retained by NYS OGS for design services of Roor Replacement, Building 75, Creedmoor Phychiatric Center, Queens Village, NY.
Corporate Fun Run
April, 2016 - FPM's will be participating in a 5K Corporate Fun Run on May 18, 2016.
FPM at the Long Island Marathon
May, 2016 - Congratulations to Christine Pinkosh for completing the Long Island Half Marathon. Christine finished 13 of 50 in her age group; 132 of 576 of females and 506 of 2,630 overall.
FPM at Suffolk County Marathon Training Run
May, 2016 - Christine Pinkosh, Accounts Receivable Department and Louis Ceja, Faciltieis Department, participated in yesterday's training run for Suffolk County marathon scheduled for October 30, 2016. Christine Pinkosh is also participating in NYC's Marathon in November, 2016.
May, 2016 - NYS OGS selected FPM for Design and Bid Phase Services Water Supply Improvements at Oswego, NY Rest Area. These services are being provided by FPM's Facilities Department team.
FPM Group's Ben Cancemi Featured in LIBN Who's Who Edition
April, 2016 - The following was featured in LIBN’s Who’s Who in Environmental Consulting and Engineering Section, a compilation of profiles of the region’s top business leaders:
Ben Cancemi, CPG is a senior hydrogeologist/department manager of hydrogeology at FPM Group in Ronkonkoma. Cancemi joined FPM in 2001 and has diversified experience in geology and hydrogeology.
Cancemi's professional experience includes Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), subsurface investigations, soil vapor intrusion assessments, design and management of soil remediation projects, installation and maintenance of groundwater remediation systems, aquifer testing and analysis, geotechnical studies, environmental compliance, and litigation support.
Investigating and remediating blighted and underutilized properties across the metropolitan New York area and Long Island for redevelopment are some of the most interesting projects Cancemi said he is currently involved with a FPM Group.
"One of my most challenging projects included the redevelopment of a former aerospace manufacturing facility, which as the senior hydrogeologist, I was tasked with interviewing the facility personnel to evaluate historic operations and their potential impacts to subsurface media (soil, groundwater and soil vapor), developing and implementing subsurface investigations to identify and determine the nature and extent of identified impacts," Cancemi said.
"Upon completion of this investigation, these data were used to determine the most cost effective solutions to remediation the site and meet regulatory requirements," he noted. "The solution at this site included the proper closure of aboveground and underground storage tanks, the excavation and proper disposal of contaminated soils, and the development of environmental plans to manage residual contaminated soil."
Cancemi earned a master's degree in hydrogeology from SUNY Stony Brook and a bachelor's degree in geology for SUNY Stony Brook. He is a Certified Professional Geologist from the American Institute of Professional Geologists and is a NYC Office of Environmental Remediation Gold Certified Professional.
FPM Group is a full service multi-discipline engineering and environmental consulting firm launched in 1968. FPM's headquarters in located in Ronkonkoma, NY with regional offices in Rome, NY, San Antonio, TX and Lancaster, CA. FPM's clients include federal, state, municipal and private entities including the US Air Force, NYC Transit Authority, NYC Office of General Services, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and several municipalities in Suffolk County.
Smith Point Bridge 5K Run
September, 2016 - FPM Group's Louis Ceja, Christine Pinkosh, Suzanne Ubriaco and Lisa Luizzi participated in Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy.
Proceeds help support the Community Library’s Family Literacy Project, the William Floyd High School Scholarship Fund, and the Reach Out and Read program at the HRHCare Marilyn Shellabarger Health Center.
The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote family literacy in the area served by the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. It was created exclusively to provide programs and services that encourage and support literacy for all ages.
The William Floyd High School Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to college bound students. Reach Out & Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to families and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children.
Christine Pinkosh and Niels van Hoesel at Cow Harbor 10K
September, 2016 - Congratulations to FPM Group's Christine Pinkosh and FPM Remediations' Niels van Hoesel on their performance at Cow Harbor 10K Race, Saturday 9/17! Christine finished 28th out of 324 in her age group at 51:19 minutes with an 8:16 pace. Niels finished 61st out of 237 in his age group at 50:20 minutes with a 8:07 pace.
NYS OGS Awards FPM $243K for Engineering Services
September, 2016 - Congratulations to FPM's Facilities Engineering Department and Chris Schwarz, VP on Award of $243,000 for engineering services to rehabilitate Campus Infrastructure, Pavements and Reconfigure Main Gate at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn, NY.
DASNY Awards FPM $700K
September, 2016 - Under the NYS Office of Storm Recovery Community Reconstruction Program (GOSR) FPM’s Facilities Engineering Department was awarded $700K for design phase services in connection with Storm Hardening Alteration Work, Feasibility Assessments, and Resiliency Retrofits at various NYC metropolitan area locations. Chris Schwarz, VP, Facilities along with his professional staff continue to work diligently with DASNY on these projects. Projected completion dates vary throughout 2017.
Timely Petroleum Spill Closure Facilitates Redevelopment
2017 - FPM Group successfully closed a #6 fuel oil spill at a former hospital site that was targeted for redevelopment. Over a period of several months FPM delineated the nature and extent of contamination, obtained NYS Department of Environmental Conservation approval for the remedial approach, and completed remediation. The remedial approach included excavating nearly 4,000 tons of impacted soil and vacuuming over 4,500 gallons of fuel oil from the water table surface, with all wastes properly disposed offsite. Once the fuel oil was confirmed removed, the excavation was backfilled with clean soil, leaving the site clear for redevelopment. The NYSDEC approved the completed work and closed the spill. FPM’s remedial approach saved the client nearly $500,000 relative to other remedial approaches and resulted in prompt spill closure, achieving the client’s objectives for this project.
FPM Group's Ritu Mody Featured in LIBN Who's Who Edition
December, 2015 - The following was featured in LIBN’s Who’s Who in Environmental Consulting and Engineering Section, a compilation of profiles of the region’s top business leaders:
Ritu A. Mody, P.E. is an environmental engineer at FPM Group in Ronkonkoma. Mody has environmental engineering experience in several areas including environmental impacts/assessments, evaluation of site compliance with environmental regulations and environmental permitting, soil, air and groundwater investigations at various hazardous waste sites; and air dispersion modeling.
Mody joined FPM Group in 2001 and has an extensive list of experience in the field.
Among her projects, Mody has provided engineering and environmental services during remediation of a former landfill situated in the Town of Huntington, as part of NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program; performed landfill gas monitoring at various landfill locations in Long Island to determine levels of methane, oxygen, and carbon dioxide in the subsurface and uploaded data to database for analysis and reporting; has collected groundwater samples as a part of long-term monitoring projects at several landfills in Suffolk County; and worked with NYSOGS and NYSDEC to remediate prioritized waste tire dump sites across New York State.
Mody earned a master's degree in environmental sciences from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Mody is a Professional Engineer/New York State and has certification/training as a LEED® Green Associate, NYSDEC Stormwater Qualified Inspector Training; OSHA-approved 40-hr Health & Safety Training; OSHA-approved 8-hr Refreshed Training; OSHA-approved 8-hr HAZWOPER Supervisor Training.
Southampton Hospital Selects FPM to Provide Engineering Design Services
July, 2015 - FPM was selected to provide HVAC design services at Southampton Hospital Patient Facility in Westhampton Beach, NY.
NYS OGS Selects FPM to Provide Engineering Design Services in NYS DOT Region 1
June, 2015 - FPM was selected to design Heating System Conversion for NYS DOT Region 1, Bridge Crew Building, Defreestville, NY.
FPM Provides Remediation Services for Manhattan Psychiatric Center
June, 2015 - FPM was retained by NYS OGS to remediate asbestos at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Wards Island, NY.
USPS Awards FPM IQ Contract
June, 2015 - The United States Postal Service awarded to FPM the Architect/Engineering Indefinite Quantity Contract for New York Metro. FPM has an excellent success rate with USPS with over 25 years providing A/E services.
FPM at Inaugural Suffolk County Marathon & Half Marathon
September, 2015 - Congratulations to Christine Pinkosh (accounting department) and Louis Ceja (facilities engineering department) for running the 1st Suffolk County Marathon & Half Marathon. Christine came in 3rd in her age group.
The Suffolk County Marathon & Half Marathon helped to raise funds for local veteran service groups.
NYS OGS Selects FPM Engineering Group, PC to Provide Engineering Services in at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center
September, 2015 - FPM was selected to provide professional services for the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center in New Hampton, NY.
FPM's Exhibit at Hauppauge Industrial Association 7th Annual Energy Conference
October, 2015 - Annual Energy update, discussing initiatives from PSEG-LI and National Grid impacting Long Island Business.
FPM Group Announces Promotions
December, 2013 - The Board of Directors of FPM Group, Ltd., is pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher Schwarz, P.E., LEED AP (Facilities Engineering); Kevin Loyst, P.E. PMP (Environmental Engineering); and Stephanie Davis, CPG, RG PG (Hydrogeology) to Corporate Vice Presidents effective immediately.
All three will continue with their respective Department Manager responsibilities.
FPM Group Awarded Town of Islip Landfill Monitoring and Reporting Services Contract
October, 2013 - FPM’s Hydrogeology Department has just been awarded a contract from the Town of Islip for monitoring and reporting services for the Town’s three closed solid waste landfills for the next three years. This project was competitively bid and FPM was selected on the basis of our significant experience with this client’s facilities, our high degree of technical expertise, and our cost-competitive proposal. This project will be supported by our landfill gas, greenhouse gas (GHG), and soil vapor intrusion monitoring capabilities and our ability to timely complete not only routine monitoring reports but also the USEPA’s eGGRT reports for GHG emissions. FPM looks forward to continuing our long and successful partnership with the Town of Islip!
FPM Group Awarded Contract for NYS Parks Spill Prevention Project
September, 2013 - FPM was awarded a task order to provide environmental and engineering services to NYS Parks for preparation of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCCPs). The work will include updating 11 SPCCPs and preparing 5 new SPCCPs for various parks across LI. The SPCCPs are used by the NYS Parks to inventory and prevent and respond to discharges of petroleum products at their facilities.
FPM Group Retained by Honeywell International, Inc. Through Arnold & Porter for Litigation Support, Engineering & Hydrogeological Services
September, 2013 - Services will be required because of a law suit initiated by the City of Glen Cove for contaminating one of their water supply wells.
Christine Pinkosh at the Great Cow Harbor Race
September, 2013 - Congratulations to Christine Pinkosh in Accounts Receivable. She ran the Great Cow Harbor Race (10K), an AAU sanctioned race, in 53.49 minutes. She was 51 out of 327 in her age group. 5,500 people ran the race and the winning time was just a little over 29 minutes by a man from Boulder, CO.
FPM Group Holds Kick-Off Meeting for East Hampton Wastewater Management Plan
August, 2013 - FPM Group, teamed with Lombardo Associates, Inc. and the Woods Hole Group, held a televised kick-off meeting on August 26, 2013 to present the Town of East Hampton with the framework for a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan. FPM’s role in developing the Plan is to prepare a comprehensive assessment of groundwater quality throughout the Town in support of improved wastewater management practices to provide long-term protection of the Town’s drinking water and surface water quality. Future public meetings will focus on an assessment of the Town’s scavenger waste plant, recommendations for optimum wastewater treatment, and development of a water quality monitoring program.
FPM Group - A Proud Sponsor of Camp Galaxy
August, 2013 - FPM Group was a proud sponsor of Camp Galaxy at the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach, NY on August 13, 2013. Shown in the picture are the kids, their teams, a creative base camp, and the flag that each team made. There were lots of activities and recognition, all day long, for tomorrow’s leaders.
FPM Group Awarded Subcontract for NYCT Superstorm Sandy Project
July, 2013 - A subcontract to provide services to New York City Transit (NYCT) has been awarded to FPM to study the effects of Engineering Solutions to protect the NYC subway system from Superstorm Sandy. Under the subcontract, FPM will provide Hydrology, Engineering and Planning Services. Typical projects include replacement of water damaged equipment, sealing of ventilator gratings, installation of floodwalls, plugging subway tubes with an inflatable device, and waterproofing of subway openings.
FPM Group Awarded Subcontract for East Hampton Town-Wide Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan
July, 2013 - The Prime for this award is Lombardo Associates, Inc. As a subcontractor FPM will prepare the Water Quality Monitoring Program component of this Plan. FPM’s role includes compiling and evaluating groundwater quality data Town-wide, assessing groundwater quality in detail in proximity to a landfill and the scavenger waste facility, conducting groundwater shed mapping, assessing deep flow recharge, and developing a Water Quality Monitoring Program. The Team was selected based on our recognized expertise in wastewater management planning and our comprehensive knowledge of East Hampton's water quality and wastewater challenges.
Kevin Phillips Guest Speaker at Touro Law Center
July, 2013 - Kevin Philips, PE, Ph.D. spoke to Professor Rajotte's class along with Lilia Factor, Esq. of the Law Office of Frederick Eisenbud on oil spills and other environmental issues. Here Dr. Philips is demonstrating an example of a light non-aqueous phased liquid (LNAPL).
FPM Engineering Group, PC Becomes at Town of Smithtown Qualified Professional Services Firm
May, 2013 - FPM has been added to the Town of Smithtown’s list of Qualified Professional Services Firms. Under a two year agreement, FPM will provide Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, and Civil Engineering on an as-needed basis as various projects pertaining to the design and maintenance of the Town's infrastructure arise.
FPM Group's Kevin Loyst Featured in Who's Who in Long Island Business News
April, 2013 - The following article was featured in LIBN’s Who’s Who In Environmental and Consulting and Engineering Section, a compilation of profiles of the region’s top business leaders:
Kevin F. Loyst, PE PMP is environmental engineering department manager at FPM Group with more than 20 years experience in civil/environmental engineering providing services in regulation compliance/permitting, environmental impact analysis, hydrology, solid waste management, site investigation, remediation and design, remediating prioritized waste tire dump sites across New York State for the New York State Office of General Services and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation were among the most interesting projects he has worked on at FPM.
"As the project manager/engineer, site reconnaissance, surveying and enumeration activities were performed to develop plans and specifications for processing the waste tire material into beneficial shred material to be used by the New York State Department of Transportation in road construction projects Loyst said." Processing involved specialized activities such as bulk material movement, derimming, debeading, shearing, shredding, classifying, metals removal, storing and transporting tire material." Prior to site processing, site preparation and permitting work involved the construction of access roads, processing and storage pads, and utility connections, Loyst said." Following the development of plans and specifications, bid phase services and construction/remediation/ restoration oversight services were provided.
"In total, approximately 4 million tires were enumerated and recycled at multiple sites located in Long Island and within the mid-Hudson and northern New York regions." Loyst is a professional engineer in New York and is a certified project management professional. He has a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic University and two Bachelors of Science degrees from Clarkson University, in Civil/Environmental Engineering and Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management. FPM is a full service multi-discipline engineering and environmental consulting firm launched in 1968. FPM's headquarters are located in Ronkonkoma, NY with regional offices in Rome, NY, San Antonio, TX and Lancaster, CA. FPM clients include federal, state. municipal, and private entities including the US Air Force, US Postal Service, US Coast Guard, New York City Transit, New York State Office of General Services, NY State Parks and Towns in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties.
FPM Group Awarded East Hampton Contract
March, 2013 - FPM was awarded a contract to monitor landfill gas and groundwater for two Town of East Hampton landfills. FPM has provided these services to the Town for over a decade and our repeated selection is a testimony to the high quality work and value that the Town of East Hampton receives from FPM.
FPM Engineering Group, PC Awarded NYS OGS Term Contract
February, 2013 - FPM has been awarded a New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS) Term Contract to provide Engineering/Architectural Services. With a maximum value of $2,000,000 over 5 years, this contract allows the OGS to task FPM with E/A Services for just about any State building or site for any NYS Agency with the vast majority of the work expected to be within the metro NYC, Long Island, and Westchester areas.
FPM Group Retained by Islip Resource Recovery Agency for Title V Air Permit Renewal
December, 2012 - The Islip Resource Recovery Agency (IRRA) has retained FPM to provide Professional Engineering Services for their Title V Air Permit renewal as required by the NYSDEC and USEPA for the Blydenburgh Road Landfill Complex. The IRRA owns and operates an approximately 109-acre parcel committed to solid waste management and disposal located in the Hamlet of Hauppauge, Town of Islip, New York. FPM is also working with the IRRA on the preparation and submission of Semi-Annual and Annual Title V Compliance Certification Reports as well as their Annual Emission Statements.
Congratulations to Kevin Loyst for Attaining PMP Certification
November, 2012 - The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and especially valued by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects. Requirements include a four year bachelors degree and 4,500 hours of managing projects before they let you take a grueling test.
FPM Group Awarded Subcontract on FAA Design-Build Contract
July, 2012 - FPM Group, Ltd. has been awarded a subcontract to provide design services on an 8-year contract for the FAA. The mission of the FAA En Route Facilities Planning and Modernization Team is to modernize and sustain the air traffic control and radar approach facilities which comprise almost 400 million gross square feet in the FAA regions. Current major projects include renovations which focus on maintenance backlog reductions, mitigation of risks to operations which are facility based, abatement and rehabilitation of administrative offices and training/classroom facilities, and critical infrastructure backlog projects which include roofing, plumbing, electrical distribution HVAC systems, and life safety issues.
Stephanie Davis' Presentation at NYS Bar Association Conference
June, 2012 - On Friday, June 15 (Albany) and Friday, June 22 (New York City) FPM’s Hydrogeology Department Manager, Stephanie Davis, CPG, PG, spoke at the NYS Bar Association conference Marcellus Shale: New Regulations and Challenges. Stephanie discussed “Natural Gas Hydrofracking: The Technical Details”.
FPM Awarded A/E Services Contract from Tempo Group
April, 2012 - FPM has been selected to provide A/E services for the renovation of a building for the Tempo Group. Construction funds are in the range of $600k to $1 million and will support the renovation of their existing building and garage to better address the needs and concerns of their clientele. The planned scope of work consists of many repairs to the existing building and site consisting of space planning improvements and cosmetic upgrades and potentially the construction of a yoga studio.
April, 2012 - Dr. Kevin J. Phillips, PE and Stephanie Davis, CPG gave a public presentation to the Town of East Hampton regarding groundwater monitoring at the Springs-Fireplace Road Landfill and Scavenger Waste Treatment Plant. The presentation summarized the results of over 15 years of monitoring and suggested modifications to more fully evaluate groundwater quality and to assist the Town with decision-making for the future of the Scavenger Waste Treatment Plant.
Watch the presentation on YouTube
FPM Engineering Group, PC Wins Professional Design Services Term Contract
April, 2012 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation awarded FPM Engineering Group, PC a term contract for Professional Design Services. This is a three year $1.0M contract that involves the following disciplines: civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental engineering, architecture, and surveying.
FPM Group Receives "2012 Best of Rome Award"
March, 2012 - FPM Group has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Best of Rome Awards in the Engineers category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Awards Program recognizes local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Current Environmental Consulting Issues Presentation
March, 2012 - Stephanie Davis, FPM’s Hydrogeology Department Manager, gave an informative presentation to students at SUNY Maritime on the subject of Current Environmental Consulting Issues in the Greater New York Metro Area. Topics covered included the current regulatory framework, recent issues (soil vapor intrusion), emerging issues (pharmaceuticals, nitrogen to surface water), and typical investigation and remediation techniques, all illustrated by examples of recent projects that involved cleanup of discharges to New York metro area surface waters. The presentation concluded that despite over 30 years of environmental regulation, there are still environmental sites being found and created; that emerging issues will continue to drive new regulations; and there is a continuing need for educated and dedicated environmental hydrogeologists and engineers.
FPM Group, Ltd. Involved in Fascinating 2nd Avenue Subway Project
February, 2012 - FPM is involved in a 17 billion dollar construction project at the 2nd Avenue subway which extends from the Upper East Side to Lower Manhattan. The picture shows Kevin Phillips (CEO, FPM Group, Ltd.), Peter Torres (Chief Engineer, New York City Transit) and Tim Gianfrancesco (PM for 2nd Avenue, NYCT Capital Construction) in the newly completed east and west tunnels (from 92nd Street to 63rd Street) that were created by boring through solid rock (Manhattan schist) with a tunnel boring machine (TBM). This is a fascinating project that is being drilled and blasted through the bedrock of NYC along 2nd Avenue. When it is completed in 2016, it will transport 1.2 million people a day.
FPM Engineering Group, PC Appointed Town of Brookhaven Professional Service Provider
January, 2012 – At the Brookhaven Town Board meeting of January 5, 2012, FPM was appointed as a qualified Professional Service Provider to the Town. The resolution enables FPM to engage in contracts for individual projects and grants within the Engineering Division. Typical projects include drainage review, subdivision review, site plan review, project design, surveys, stake-out, management, and inspection.
FPM Group Completes and IRA at Plattsburgh AFB for AMEC
December, 2011 – Here are some comments from AMEC’s Project Manager:
“The field crew executed back breaking field work under extremely challenging conditions. This positive performance has been recognized by AMEC’s program management, home owners, client (Dave Farnsworth, AFCEE), AFCEE’s client (Val de la Fuente, AFRPA BRAC), as well as up Val’s chain of command.
The specific FPM personnel that that worked on the project and should be recognized are listed below. Folks that were instrumental in executing the work:
Jack Pratt, Jack of All Trades Extraordinaire; Peter Morat, Talented Excavator Operator and Field Project Executioner.
The field folks below were real troopers and the project could not have been completed without their participation and fortitude and brawn in getting the manual effort completed.
Josh Wenzel; Mark Grifasi; Spencer Noyes.
I also want to recognize Shane Chargo, who was fundamental in getting the field work started.
Last but not least, Niels van Hoesel, Project/Field Manager, showed great dedication, leadership, and was very responsive to all requests. While it is challenging to wear multiple hats on a project this size, Niels managed to be project manager, field manager, report author, and prepare proposals during the last five months…. and he did so with a positive attitude. My sincere thank you to Niels for ALL his hard work.”
Update on the Marcellus Shale in New York State
December 15, 2011 - Stephanie O. Davis, CPG, FPM’s Hydrogeology Department Manager, together with James Rigano, Esq. of Rigano LLC, gave a presentation to the Nassau County Bar Association on the status of the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale in New York State. The presentation was attended by about 40 practicing Nassau County attorneys who were deeply interested in the subject, judging by the lively and lengthy debates that ensued. Stephanie’s presentation was designed to provide a general understanding of the geology and natural gas properties of the Marcellus Shale, the estimated reserves (potential and recoverable), the recent advances in horizontal drilling and high-volume fracturing that have made exploitation of this resource economically feasible, and some of the potential environmental concerns. Specific concerns covered included potential contamination of groundwater aquifers, frac water source issues, and wastewater management and disposal issues. Mr. Rigano’s portion of the presentation covered the current status of New York State’s Draft Supplemental GEIS for high-volume fracturing operations and horizontal well drilling, and New York’s draft regulations for the development of the Marcellus Shale. FPM is tracking the progress of Marcellus Shale development in New York State; this emerging market looks promising for many of the services that FPM provides to existing clients.
Who's Who - Dr. Kevin Phillips
December, 2011 - Dr. Kevin Phillips, CEO of FPM Remediations and FPM Group was Voted "Who's Who" by Long Island Business Community.
Hydrofracking in New York State
December, 2011 – FPM’s Hydrogeology Department Manager, Stephanie Davis, together with James Rigano, Esq., presented a two-hour seminar to the Nassau County Bar Association covering the technical, regulatory, and legal issues associated with the emerging topic of Marcellus Shale hydrofracking in New York State. NCBA CLE Director, Barbara E. Kraut, commented afterwards: “Hydrofracking in New York State was a hit! Much pertinent, timely and practical information was shared. It was a treat for the attendees to be enlightened by such an outstanding panel. On behalf of the Nassau Academy of Law, thank you for your role in the success of the program and for keeping the Long Island legal community up-to-date in this evolving area of law.”
GSA Contract Extension
October, 2011 – FPM Group, Ltd.’s GSA contract for Environmental Services has been extended through 2015. Under GSA Contract GS10F0006L, FPM will continue to provide services under SIN 899-1 Environmental Planning Services and Documentation, SIN 899-7 Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and SIN 899-8 Remediation.
Brownfield Remediation Program Nearing Completion at the Town of Huntington's Veteran's Nature Study Area
October, 2011 – FPM Engineering Group, P.C. is nearing completion of engineering services for a Brownfield Remediation Program at the Town of Huntington’s Veteran’s Nature Study Area (VNSA). This site included an historic three-acre landfill, which was removed during the remedial project, enabling the restoration of the VNSA to park use. This work was overseen by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Ongoing Services for the City of Tulare, California
Since 2002, the City of Tulare has contracted FPM to perform groundwater monitoring and provide compliance sampling and reporting services for the 32 monitoring wells located in and downgradient of the City of Tulare Wastewater Treatment Plant. On a quarterly schedule, the water levels in the wells are measured, the wells are purged using the dedicated pumps, and samples are retained for laboratory analysis of the full range of Title 22 constituents, including radioactivity and perchlorate for 5 of the monitoring wells. A quarterly report with analytical data interpretation and a water table map is prepared.
New NYS Parks Department Task Order
October, 2011 – Under our New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation contract for A/E Design Services for the Long Island State Park Region, FPM is providing Pre-Engineering Tasks involving surveying, concrete testing, and underwater exploration to better evaluate design options for repairing/replacing the 100 year old historic Connetquot River Dam.
FPM Group to Work with the United States Army Garrison, West Point on Environmental Assessment
September, 2011 - FPM Group, Ltd. has been selected by the US Army Garrison, West Point, NY to perform an Environmental Assessment for the Mine Lake Dam Rehabilitation project at West Point, NY. This project was awarded via FPM Group, Ltd’s GSA contract. This assessment will outline the Proposed Action and Alternatives and Environmental Impact involved in the rehabilitation of the Mine Lake Dam.
SSDS Design for Werfel & Associates
September, 2011 - FPM Group, Ltd. was retained by Werfel & Associates, Architects PC to design a Methane Mitigation System for a facility located at 3 Corporate Drive in Peekskill, New York. FPM designed a sub-slab depressurization system (SSDS) for the building consisting of a horizontal well system to mitigate methane intrusion into the building.
FPM Group Partners with Tetra Tech to Perform Remediation Services at Edwards AFB, CA
September, 2011 - FPM Group, Ltd. in partnership with Tetra Tech, Inc. has been selected by the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) to provide Remedial Action-Operations at various sites at Edwards AFB, California. FPM Group, Ltd. will coordinate with Tetra Tech on the installation of Injection and Monitoring Wells, Baseline Sampling and Monitoring and Implementation and Annual Remedial Action reporting.
Tom Doriski, CPG, Receives USACE CQMC Certificate
August, 2011 - FPM Geologist, Tom Doriski, received a USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors certificate. One of FPM’s biggest clients is the USACE and every Corps construction contract stipulates that the contractor’s quality control representative is required to have this training. The training identifies responsibilities of all parties which enhances effective communication through all construction phases.