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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Northeast Section

NEWSLETTER Winter 2016 As Published on 2/22/16

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AIPG NORTHEAST SECTION NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2016

EDITION NO. 142

PUBLISHED BY THE NORTHEAST SECTION OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS TABLE OF CONTENTS: 2016 NEAIPG Executive Committee Directory .................................... 5

Click here! 2016 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule .................................... 7 2016 Index of Advertisers ............................................................. 8-9 Presidential Ramblings .................................................................. 11 NEAIPG EXCOM Meeting Minutes 12/7/15 ...................................... 15 Horizontal Biosparge Wells ........................................................... 23 Get to Know NEAIPG ExCom .......................................................... 25 NYSCPG 2016 Summary ............................................................... 28 Return on Remediation Investments .............................................. 33 Successful Injection Projects .......................................................... 42 GSA National Meeting ................................................................... 56 GEI Supports Expansion of Great Falls National Park ........................ 65 NEAIPG ExCom Meeting Minutes 10/14/15 .................................... 68 NYS PG Licensure—January 2016 Update ....................................... 80 NE/AIPG 2016 Publication Schedule ............................................... 86 NE/AIPG Spring Meeting ............................................................... 90

Angelo Tagliacozzo Scholarship Perpetual Trust Fund Contribution Form

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NEWSLETTER EDITOR

PUBLISHER & ADVERTISING MANAGER

Christopher Proce Roux Associates, Inc. 209 Shafter Street Islandia, NY 11749 631-232-2600 (Office) 631-232-2600 (Fax) neaipg.editor@gmail.com

Dick Young Consulting Geologists, LLC 179 Intervale Road Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-335-2289(Office) 973-335-9799 (Fax) RYoungNJ@aol.com

The Newsletter of the Northeast Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is digitally published four times annually at www.issuu.com/neaipg/docs. Design and layout by Christopher Proce and Dick Young. Section Members and Advertisers are alerted to each issue by e-mail. Many thanks are extended to all who helped in compiling this issue.

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2016 NEAIPG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND ASSOCIATES PRESIDENT Jeff Frederick, CPG-10989 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 565 Taxter Rd., Suite 510 Elmsford, NY 10523 Office: (914) 798-3762 Email: jfrederick@louisberger.com PRESIDENT ELECT Jessica McEachern, MEM-0395 37 Spencer Street W Farmingdale, NY 11735 Office: (516) 694-5212 E-mail: geode78@verizon.net SECRETARY Michael G. Grifasi, CPG-11489 FPM Remediations, Inc. 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 Office: (315) 336-7721 X215 Fax: (917) 336-7722 Cell: (917) 767-2662 Email: m.grifasi@fpm-remediations.com TREASURER Robert P. Blauvelt, CPG-06508 GEI Consultants 1 Greenwood Ave, Suite 210 Montclair, NJ 07042 Direct Dial: 973-873-7127 Cell: 973-803-0167 Fax: 973-509-9625 rblauvelt@geiconsultants.com MEMBERS Christopher Brown, CPG-10599 PVE Sheffler, LLC 48 Springside Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Office: (865) 454-2544 Cell: (914) 475-2650 E-mail: cbrown@pvesheffler.com Luke E. Mahier, CPG –8948 Parsons Brinckerhoff One Penn Plaza New York, NY 10119 Office: 212-465-5255 E-mail: mahier@pbworld.com Jean M. Neubeck, CPG 11438 Alpha Geoscience 679 Plank Road Clifton Park, NY 12065 Office: 518-348-6995 E-mail: jneubeck@alphageoscience.com

Laurie Scheuing, CPG-9898 46 Homestead Rd Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5808 Office: (518) 695-9445 Fax: E-mail: lescheuing@aol.com William (Tom) West, CPG-08935 Haley & Aldrich of New York 200 Town Centre Drive, Suite 2 Rochester, NY 14263-4264 Office: (585) 321-4201 Fax: (585) 321-8201 E-mail: twest@haleyaldrich.com Luanne Whitbeck, CPG-07923 P.O. Box 637 Singerlands, NY 12159 Office: 518-475-1008 E-mail: Luanne.whitbeck@gmail.com Christopher Proce, CPG-11717 Roux Associates, Inc. 209 Shafter St. Islandia, NY 11749 Office: (631) 630-2382 Fax: (631)-232-9898 E-mail: cproce@rouxinc.com SCREENING BOARD CHAIRMAN Charles A. Rich, CPG-04433 CA Rich Consultants, Inc. 17 Dupont Street Plainview, NY 11803-1602 Office: (516) 576-8844 Fax: (516) 576-0093 E-mail: crich@carichinc.com NEWSLETTER EDITOR Christopher Proce, CPG-11717 Roux Associates, Inc. 209 Shafter St. Islandia, NY 11749 Office: (631) 630-2382 Fax: (631)-232-9898 E-mail: cproce@rouxinc.com DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS EDITOR Curtis A. Kraemer, CPG-06019 111 Van Cedarfield Road Colchester, CT 06415 Office: 860-861-4644 email: curtkraemer@comcast.net PUBLISHER & ADVERTISING MANAGER Richard H. Young, CPG-03356 Consulting Geologists, LLC 179 Intervale Road Parsippany, NJ 07054 Office: 973-335-2289 Fax: 973-335-9799 E-mail: ryoungnj@aol.com

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(Executive Committee continued from page 5) WEBMASTER Jeff Frederick, CPG-10989 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 565 Taxter Rd., Suite 510 Elmsford, NY 10523 Office: (914) 798-3762 Email: jfrederick@louisberger.com

2016 NORTHEAST SECTION SUBCOMMITTEES Advertising Sales: Dick Young Advisory Board Delegate: Open Financial Planning and Treasury: Bob Blauvelt, Curt Kraemer, Dick Young

Legislative Liaison and Registration: Tom West (NY), Russell

Slayback (CT), Sam Gowan, Tim Stone, Dorothy Richter (NH), Laurie Scheuing (NY)

Membership: Open Nominating: Bob Blauvelt Public Affairs: Dennis McGrath Scholarship: Sam Gowan, Dean Herrick, Len Rexrode, Craig Werle, Laurie Scheuing, Tom West, Dennis McGrath

Section Directory: Curt Kraemer, Dick Young Section Meetings: Open Section Newsletter: Christopher Proce, Editor; Dick Young, Publisher Screening Board: Charles Rich (Chairman), Don Bruehl, Carol Graff, William Penn, Daniel Toder, Andrews Tolman, William Prehoda

2016 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule: January 11 March 7 May 18 (Spring Meeting TBA) July 11 September 12 October 19 (Fall Meeting TBA) December 5

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2016 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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Presidential Ramblings

The New Year is upon us once again; a time for new beginnings, identifying goals, and working to make affirmative changes. The past year brought many great opportunities here at the Northeast Section of AIPG, including our firm commitment to host the national AIPG meeting in 2019!! We have several ideas regarding the selection of a host location for the national meeting, but we want to extend the call to all of you. Are you already involved with, or have you been wanting to get involved in NEAIPG? Have you always thought your town/area would be a great place to host a high profile, national meeting? Are you situated near lots of great geology that AIPG members from around the country would just love to see? This is your chance to get involved!! (Ramblings continued on Page 12)

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If you can answer affirmatively the preceding questions… then we want to hear from you. Please send an email to info@ne-aipg.org outlining your proposal for hosting the 2019 National AIPG Meeting. The more detailed the proposal (meeting location, geologic resources i.e. universities and organizations that would be willing to participate, field trip opportunities, short course ideas, etc.) the better. Also, please indicate if you are willing to become active with the Section, and join the 2019 Meeting sub-committee to help us plan and coordinate the meeting. These meetings require some leg work, and we will need local resources to help us along the way. We look forward to hearing from you. Also and update on support on one of our student chapters!

The Northeast Section has provided our newest student chapter at SUNY Geneseo a $250 grant to seed their organization and help them to recruit new members. Student Chapters provide a great entry point into the organization and a grass-roots introduction to the business of running a non-profit organization. We at the NE Section believe that AIPG Student Members ARE the future of our profession. NE Section Members Dennis McGrath and Tom West attended one of their first organizational events in Fall 2015, and were impressed by their student leadership and early organization. As we all know, volunteer organizations require a great deal of energy and commitment from their members, but let’s face it, the occasional pizza party doesn’t hurt either! Please join me in welcoming the SUNY Geneseo Student Chapter into the organization, and we look forward to seeing and hearing great things out of their group. Jeff

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WINTER MEETING MINUTES NE SECTION – AIPG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Monday December 7, 2015 Conference Call Bob Blauvelt, Jeff Frederick, Michael Grifasi, Jessica McEachern, Luke Mahier, Dennis McGrath, Chris Proce, Samantha Eckes, Mike Greenman, Luanne Whitbeck, Dick Young, Mike O’Shea

Call to Order: 4:06 pm Secretary’s Report: Review of October 2015 meeting minutes was deferred until the January 2016 meeting. Treasurer’s Report: Bob Blauvelt arrives at 4:34 pm. The NE Section budget is currently in good standing. Costs were associated with meeting fees, bank card and Star Chapter fees, as well as an ExCom registration at the AIPG National meeting in Anchorage, AK. The NE Section balance is consistent with the 2014 year-end balance. The status of the Angelo Tagliacozzo Memorial Geological Scholarship (ATMGS) fund was reviewed. The ATMGS fund experienced a net increase between October and November. The fund is more or less at the same balance as last year, same time. An ATMGS fund donation request was sent out to NE Section membership and two donations were received to date. Dick Young requested that the ExCom consider donating to the ATMGS fund. Bob Blauvelt indicated that a draft 2016 NE Section budget would be submitted to the ExCom prior to the January 2016 meeting. Correspondence: 

SUNY Geneseo Section Sponsorship: Tom West and Dennis McGrath visited SUNY Geneseo and met with the AIPG student chapter members and other interested students. As part of the visit, Tom and Dennis received a department tour and also held a Q&A with the students. It was estimated that 20 to 25 students participated in this dialogue. Dennis praised Samantha Eckes for her role in promoting this effort.

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GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore: Dennis McGrath recapped his attendance at the GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Over 7,400 attendees, representing 58 countries, were present. Dennis attended as a show of support for the SUNY Geneseo AIPG student chapter. Additionally, AIPG (National) was represented by William Siok and Vickie Hill. Dennis indicated that he would prepare a meeting summary for inclusion in the next NE Section newsletter.

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It was noted that seven students at Brooklyn College have been awarded the ATMGS in the last several years. Student Chapter Update: Geneseo chapter president Samantha Eckes and vice president Michael O’Shea provided a chapter update to the NE Section. Samantha thanked Dennis McGrath for participating in a successful panel discussion as well as for supporting students at the GSA National Meeting in Baltimore. Student feedback indicated that it was beneficial to hear from professional geologists not working in an academic setting. It was also indicated that future panels should include geology-based careers in addition to consulting. The SUNY Geneseo student chapter is intending to begin a mentoring program during the Spring 2016 semester. Mentoring participation from AIPG membership would potentially include career discussions, resume review, periodic meet-ups, workplace shadowing, etc. Dennis indicated his availability to help identify AIPG membership interested in becoming a mentor, as well as to help match those willing with students, as best as possible. Old Business: 

NE Section Dues Increase: The ExCom briefly discussed increasing the NE Section dues. Jeff Frederick indicated that he would prepare and submit the appropriate paperwork to National. The agreed upon increase would be from $10 to $20 annually.

National Conference Sub-Committee Update: Jeff Frederick indicated that the sub-committee was in the process of planning the 2019 AIPG National Meeting. To date, a couple of sub-committee conference calls have occurred, largely in part to discuss potential conference locations. While a couple of locations have been discussed, all options are on the table. A call would be made to NE Section membership to nominate a prospective location, as well as to sign up as a volunteer to help. Current locations of interest include north of NYC (Beacon, Newburg) and Burlington, VT.

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NE Section Election Results: NE Section ExCom election results were briefly discussed. The three people on the ballot (Chris Proce, Laurie Scheuing, and Chris Brown) were re-elected for another 2-year term. A total of 85 votes were received (lower than previous year). (Minutes continued on Page 21) -19-


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2016 NE Section Meeting Dates: The ExCom briefly discussed the 2016 ExCom meeting schedule. Jeff Frederick indicated that he would circulate a list of proposed meeting dates for 2016 via e-mail.

Scholarship Update: The deadline for ATMGS application submission was December 10th. To date, 11 applications had been submitted. It was noted that a majority of applications so far are from women. The possibility of setting aside one scholarship award specifically for student chapters was discussed. One proposition was to add a criterion to the selection process for applicants currently in student chapters. It was speculated that this could potentially incentivize the formation of student chapters at other universities. The ExCom also discussed the possibility of providing free issues of TPG to scholarship recipients.

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ExCom members. Dick Young noted the importance of keeping publications on track and complimented Chris for making this happen. 

Advertising: Jeff Frederick asked Dick Young if advertisers are content with the content they’re seeing in the newsletters. Dick indicated that responses from most advertisers were positive. Some advertisers indicated that they missed printed newsletters. However, the current approach (web posting/pdf) was providing much broader coverage for advertisers than before.

Adjournment – 5:22 pm: A motion was made and seconded with no discussion. Motion for adjournment passed and the meeting adjourned.

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Get To Know the NE-AIPG Executive Committee Listed below are several short bios from members of the NEAIPG ExCom If you would like to submit your own bio to further expand your social footprint and network, please submit proposed content to the editor: cproce@rouxinc.com Jessica McEachem Jessica McEachern is an Associate Geologist with JR Holzmacher PE, LLC, and an independant contractor working with Walden Associates, PLLC. A native Long Islander, you could say geology runs in my family. When I started college I ended up following my father, Michael McEachern, into the world of geology/environmental science. I received a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 2001 and a Master of Science in Geological Sciences in 2003, both from State University of New York at Stony Brook. I went to work for my father's then new firm, MC Environmental, LLC, in 2003 and stayed until 2011 when I relocated to Dutchess County and began working as a geologist at HydroEnvironmental Solutions, Inc. A year later, I found myself back on Long Island and began working with Walden Associates as an independant contractor. In March 2015, I joined JR Holzmacher PE as an Associate Geologist working on permit applications for specific projects and doing Stormwater Pollution Protection inspections. I am still retained by Walden Associates as well, mainly working on data management/interpretation. I'm more of a hard rock geologist with a specialization in sedimentology, but I've learned a lot working in the hydrogeology/environmental area and have grown to appreciate it very much. In the past few months, I've started thinking seriously about the future and my desire to start up my own environmental consulting firm on Long Island. I've already begun researching and speaking with colleagues who share an interest in my venture. It's a very exciting time, and I hope to have more to share about this in the near future. (Profiles continued on page 26) -25-


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Michael G. Grifasi AIPG – Secretary I’m a senior geologist and field operations manager for FPM Remediations, an environmental remediation services firm currently located in Oneida, New York. I graduated from the University at Albany with a BS in Geology in 2000. In 2001, I joined the FPM Group only to leave a couple of years later to join the New York City Teaching Fellowship as an 8th grade Earth science/math teacher, as well as to pursue a master’s degree in secondary education at both Brooklyn College and Pace University. In 2010, after two years of working as a teacher and a couple consulting gigs later, I moved to Syracuse, NY with my wife Karly, dog Coleman, and then almost two year old daughter (now seven). Since then I’ve returned to FPM, now FPM Remediations (affiliate of FPM Group), added a son into the mix (now 3), and, more or less, have loved every minute of it. Today, I’m busy managing a performancebased DoD contract with sites located in the vicinity of Wichita, Kansas. While it’s worth mentioning the remedial design I’m currently working on (TCE contamination in bedrock at a former Titan II Missile facility), these days I’m much more focused on being present for my wonderful family, growing hops, and talking endlessly about beer. Jeffrey J. Fredrick, RG, CPG AIPG – President I am currently serving as a Program Manager (Hydrogeology) for Louis Berger U.S. I graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology in 1994. At that time, I was primarily interested in “hard rock” geology, and conducted undergraduate (senior thesis) research on the genesis and emplacement of massif anorthosites (primarily Ca-rich plagioclase feldspar) found in the Adirondack Mountains. I spent many summer’s in the field, swatting at black flies and collecting samples from primarily gabbroic bodies in close proximity to the anorthosite massifs; whole rock chemistry was used to reveal the chemical and physical differentiation processes that lead to the creation and emplacement of the famous Adirondack anorthosites. I jumped directly into a graduate geology program at the University of Vermont, earning a Master of Science degree. My thesis research there was focused on structural geology and isotope geochemistry; working closely (Profiles continued on page 27) -26-


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New York State Council of Professional Geologists Happy New Year from the New York State Council of Professional Geologists! Although our first newsletter of 2016 will be sent out in midFebruary, there are a few things that we wanted to share with you now. Geology and Wine Event - June 2016 NYSCPG is considering a summer event for geologists and their families in June 2016. The event would consist of a Saturday night dinner and presentation focusing on the connections between wine and geology. We hope to discuss the effects of geology on NYS wine production and sample wines from across the state. The dinner would be held at the Museum of the Earth/Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, NY. We might also arrange a field trip for Sunday morning. Costs have not been determined for the dinner meeting at this time but are expected to be in the range of $45 per person and would include food and full access to the museum. A block of hotel rooms in Ithaca may be arranged to obtain the best pricing available, but registrants would be responsible for their own lodging and travel. Please let NYSCPG know whether there is enough interest in this type of event and if there is, we will go ahead and make the arrangements. Let us know simply by reaching out to us via email; this will only take a moment, and your response is greatly appreciated. NEGSA Map & Career Networking Blast - March 2016 The Council is planing a series of presentations on licensure in NYS at the Northeastern Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Albany, NY from March 21-23, 2016. Although the meeting attracts a varied and diverse audience, our hope is to use this to reach academia. The "Map & Career Networking Blast" is a free event that will be held from 7:30-9:00 on Monday, March 21st. The Council will be represented there, but this could also provide your company or organization with access to tens or possibly hundreds of students and professionals that are looking for employment and internship opportunities. Please see the attached flyer, if you are interested. (Geologist continued on page 31) -28-


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provide your client's with an attractive RORI for TCE mass flux reduction. It's time we implemented realistic approaches to meet the challenges of these complex sites to provide predictable and manageable life-cycle costs. The objective of this seminar is to combat the implementation of unsuccessful remedies and unrealistic treatment expectations by presenting proven remediation approaches often supported by high resolution site characterization. Smaller consulting firms that lack a national presence or technical centers of excellence may be at a disadvantage to effectively tackle these complex sites for their clients. It's imperative for all stakeholders to be current with proven remediation approaches and technologies whether they be individual or combined remedies. All attendees will receive our newly published whitepaper, "Return on Remediation Investments (RORI) for Complex Chlorinated Solvent Sites," which will be an important reference document for developing your remediation strategies for future TCE sites. Additionally, all attendees will be provided direct access to the technical experts presenting for future support or to discuss your site remediation technical challenges. This will be accomplished through a dedicated email contact web page. What You Will Learn 

"Why vapor intrusion of TCE will be an increased driver for remediation," Neil Hey, Program Manager and Chlorinated Solvent Bioremediation Technical Lead, Cascade Technical Services (Formerly CB&I Environment and Infrastructure)"

"Overcoming the uncertainties associated with site heterogeneity and matrix back diffusion," Eliot Cooper, National Director of Remediation, Cascade Technical Services (Formerly Vironex, Inc.)

"Optimizing Bioremediation designs and implementation for source areas and plumes," Neil Hey, Program Manager and Chlorinated Solvent Bioremediation Technical Lead, Cascade Technical Services (Formerly CB&I Environment and Infrastructure)

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"Where and how best to apply thermal technology with and without combined remedies for source areas," Dr. Gorm Heron, Chief Technical Officer, Terratherm, Inc.

"The role of chemical reduction in source areas and plumes including biogeochemical considerations," Dr. Fayaz Lakhwala, Technology Applications Manager, Chemical Reduction, PeroxyChem Environmental Solution

"Effective delivery of microscale ZVI in source areas and PRBs," Dr. Bob Kelley, Program Manager and ZVI Fracturing Technical Lead, Cascade Technical Services (Formerly ARS Technologies).

"Capitalizing on biogeochemical reactions to support plume MNA strategies," Dr. Fayaz Lakhwala.

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Pilot Test of In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Applied with KAPSDIDS A study was conducted to evaluate in-situ chemical oxidant distribution and contact with KAPSDIDS. The initial soil contamination of the study area consisted of petroleum impact, 6-12 feet below grade. The soils were unconsolidated Pleistocene glacial deposits, comprised of poorly sorted, fine to coarse sands, with trace amounts of fine gravel. Groundwater depth was approximately 6.5 feet below grade, in an unconfined aquifer, about 60 feet thick, bound at depth by a semi-confining clay unit. 330 pounds (lbs) of oxidant and an equal mass of iron activator were mixed on-site. Injection rods were installed with a direct-push probe device to injection depths at 18 feet, 13 feet, and 8 feet below grade. In total, 1,500 gallons were injected into the subsurface through an injection nozzle attached to the lead direct-push drill rod at an average flow rate of 36 gpm. Onsite injection activities took one day to complete. Performance monitoring wells (PMW) were installed at varying depths, distances, and bearings from the injection points. Changes in groundwater elevation and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentrations in groundwater were monitored during injection. Soil samples were collected preand post -injection from temporary soil borings (SB) in the test area for field screening and laboratory analysis. Below is a plan view of the performance monitoring network:

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GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA – NATIONAL MEETING BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER BALTIMORE, MD NOVEMBER 1 – 4, 2015 BY Dennis McGrath I had the pleasure this year to attend GSA’s national meeting in Baltimore, MD, for two days (November 3 – 4, 2015). The primary purpose of my attendance was to lend support for technical and poster presentations given by students from SUNY – Geneseo. As many of you know, SUNY – Geneseo recently became the NE Section’s first Student Chapter, and I currently serve as their Section Sponsor. SUNY-Geneseo sent about 19 students and three faculty members to this meeting, so the department was very well represented. (Geology continued on page 57)

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In addition, I was also able to do many other things while attending the meeting, including, but not limited to: meet many individuals from the large student contingent from Brooklyn College (including several past Angelo Tagliacozzo Memorial Scholarship winners); spend some time at the AIPG exhibit booth with both Bill Siok (Interim Executive Director of AIPG) and Vickie Hill (Membership Services) from AIPG National; speak with and attend a presentation by Bret Bennington of Hofstra University (Bret was the field trip leader and guest speaker at the October 2015 Fall Meeting); attend other technical presentations; and participate in the AGI/GSA Geoscience Careers Networking lunch for students.

The students from SUNY – Geneseo that made presentations at the GSA National meeting included: Samantha Eckes – President of the student chapter; Michael O’Shea – Vice President of the student chapter; Michael Reed; Abby Dennett; Michael Braunegel; Rebecca Rost; Neil Wagner; Julianne Sweeney; Kendall Fitzgerald; and Matt Nigro. Erika Danielson, a recent graduate of SUNY-Geneseo and now pursuing an advanced degree at University of Iowa, also presented on the work she performed while at SUNY-Geneseo. (Geology continued on page 59) -57-


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The networking lunch was an event where over 200 students were given an opportunity to meet with over 60 geoscience professionals with various backgrounds and experience to ask questions pertaining to career pathways and opportunities. The professionals were scattered at high tables throughout a large room and the students circulated among them to ask questions. Many students indicated to me afterward that they found the session very informative. After the meeting concluded and everyone had gone home, I received an email from GSA with some interesting statistics on the recently completed national meeting. It certainly was a large meeting, but here are few numbers to demonstrate just how large:          

Attendees: 7,400 Countries Represented: 58 Students and Early Career Professionals: 3,333 Abstracts Accepted: 4,709 Technical Sessions: 342 Presentations by Professionals: 2,705 Presentations by Students: 1,995 Field Trips: 29 Short Courses: 15 Exhibit Booths: 251

In 2016, the GSA National meeting will be held in Denver, CO. While it is unlikely that I will attend that meeting, I do plan to attend the NEGSA meeting in March that will be held in Albany, NY. GSA offers great opportunities for students to make technical presentations at their national and regional meetings. Additionally, several of the students that I met received graduate school acceptance offers following their technical or poster presentation. Looking back now, after attending both the NE-GSA meeting and the GSA National meeting in 2015, I saw first-hand how many students seize that opportunity and actively participate in the meetings. That observation was further confirmed after I read the Angelo Tagliacozzo scholarship application packages that were recently submitted: 13 of the 20 scholarship applicants this year attended a 2015 GSA meeting or plan to attend one in 2016. I would encourage other NE-AIPG members to attend the upcoming NEGSA meeting Albany. If any of the above mentioned 13 applicants are awarded a scholarship, you will have an opportunity to meet one or more of this year’s scholarship recipients. Hope to see you there! (End) -63-


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GEI Consultants is providing Brownfield site investigation and remediation services to the City of Paterson as it prepares to transfer title for 14 properties to the National Park Service ,as part of the final development of the Paterson Great Falls National Park. Paterson, New Jersey, was America's first planned industrial town, centered on the 80-foot high Great Falls of the Passaic River. The City’s industries inspired Alexander Hamilton’s Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers or S.U.M., which pioneered methods for harnessing water power for industrial use. This was the entity that, in 1792, purchased 700 acres of land above and below the Great Falls and established the City of Paterson, named for New Jersey Governor William Paterson. Governor Paterson was an ardent supporter of Hamilton's plans, and he signed S.U.M.'s charter in November of 1791. The businesses that sprang up around the Great Falls included textile mills for cotton fabrics, railroad locomotive and firearms manufacturing, as well as jute and silk spinning, weaving, and dyeing mills. At Paterson, many of the technologies that enabled the young United States to become a major economic player were developed and promoted. In the process, Paterson experienced all the highs and lows that go with being an industrial center. Today, the Great Falls National Park is seen as one way to invigorate the City’s struggling economy. Before the National Park Service will take title to the various parcels that will encompass the complete Paterson Great Falls Paterson National Park, the City of Paterson must provide Response Action Outcome letters by a Licensed Site Remediation Professional. The RAO is the statutory equivalent of a No Further Action letter previously issued by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. GEI is one of two environmental consulting firms investigating the designated parcels and working with the City to achieve a protective and cost-effective cleanup solution.

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OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES NE SECTION – AIPG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday October 14, 2015 Linncroft Inn, Linncroft, NJ Mike Greenman, Mike Machern, Jeff Frederick, Luke Mahier, Thomas West, Dennis McGrath, Jean Neubeck, Luanna Whitbeck, Dick Young, Jessica McEachern, Bill Prehoda, Bob Fakundiny.

Call to Order (4:15 PM) Secretary’s Report (by W. T. West)  September 2015 Ex Com Minutes: The draft meeting minutes were circulated electronically prior to the meeting and several revisions and clarifications had been proposed. The revised meeting minutes were reviewed and a motion was made to accept the updated meeting minutes. The motion was seconded, and there were no further discussions; the motion passed and the September meeting minutes are approved for publication in the Holiday Newsletter. Treasurer’s Report September 2015: The September Treasurer’s report was circulated electronically prior to the meeting; note that treasurer Bob Blauvelt was not in attendance at the meeting. The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and the status of the Section and Scholarship accounts were briefly discussed. Correspondence: Jeff Fredrick received correspondence from John Nadeau of the New York State Council of Professional Geologists (NYSCPG). The correspondence included an update on the status of the current draft state licensure regulations expected to be published in January 2016; an announcement of an upcoming joint Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologist Association (HMPGA-NYSCPG) meeting; and a request for continued financial support from the NE Section. There was a brief discussion and Jeff indicated that he would follow-up with John Nadeau to secure an article on the status of NY licensing for the Newsletter. Jeff would also check with Bob Blauvelt to determine when and how much the Section had recently donated to NYSCPG. (Minutes continued on Page 72) -68-


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NE Section Ballot: Dennis McGrath provided a synopsis of current NE Section elections and balloting. There are three (3) at-large members who are up for re-election this year, including Chris Proce, Laurie Scheuing, and Luanne Whitbeck. Dennis had spoken with each and confirmed their willingness to continue to serve on the Ex Com. Dennis was going to have National issue an electronic ballot in early November and expected to have the results of the election by the December Ex Com meeting.

Raising NE Section Dues (next year, approval from National Ex Comm.): The Ex Com has agreed to increase Section dues from $10 to $20 annually. However, National needs to approve changes in Section dues, and the approval process is completed at the Annual meeting, which was recently held. As a result, the Section dues will remain at $10 for 2016 memberships, and the Ex Com will re-propose an increase in the Section dues for next year’s National approval and would take effect for membership renewals in 2017.

New Business  National Meeting Report: Jeff Fredrick provided a summary of the National Annual meeting that was held in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 19-22. Jeff had recently been elected to the National Advisory Board, and as a result, he participated in National business meetings, but missed the main/social portion of the meeting. One key topic discussed during the meeting is the vacancy at the National Executive Director position. The Executive Director position remains open and National is actively interviewing potential candidates and, considering increasing the position’s salary to attract additional qualified applicants. Jean Neubeck also attended the Annual meeting and reported that the venue was great, the field trips spectacular, and the general turnout for the meeting was ~150 members. Hosting the 2018 or 2019 National AIPG Conference: Jean Neubeck reports that the Annual meeting will be held in New Mexico in 2016 and Chattanooga, TN in 2017. The first available opportunity for the NE Section to host the Annual meeting would be in 2018, with 2019 also available. It was noted that even if National is handling the general meeting logistics and contracts, a dedicated/active person or group of people will be needed to make the meeting a http://issuu.com/neaipg/docs/ dom_2014-verissuu (Minutes continued on Page 74) -72-


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success. Ray Talkington was one of several people who were being considered as a possible candidate for “championing” a NE Section hosted Annual meeting, largely due to his active role at National, as a former TPG editor, and for his New Hampshire location, since the Mt. Washington Hotel is being considered as one of several potential meeting sites. 

Selection of a National Conference Sub-Committee: It was agreed that the NE Section will establish an Annual meeting subcommittee in order to help focus efforts and delegate responsibilities to make the meeting a success. Several people already have expressed an interest in participating in the Annual meeting subcommittee, including Jean Neubeck, Luanne Whitbeck, Jeff Frederick, and Chris Brown. Jeff indicated that the group should reconvene as a smaller group to get organized and begin outlining priorities, and the subcommittee would report progress back to the Ex Com, at an upcoming meeting.

Teaming with National for a NE Short Course: This topic was tabled due to the absence of Bob Blauvelt, who has been a key individual involved in prior NE Section short course development. (Minutes continued on Page 76)

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Scholarship Update: Dennis McGrath provided a brief summary of the status of the 2015-2016 Scholarship efforts. The ATMGS scholarship applications and announcements have been sent out to over 100 colleges and universities, and the deadline for this year’s application submittal is December 10th. Dennis also had been contacted to determine if the scholarships were only available to US citizens or if international students attending a college/university in the NE would also be eligible. Dennis wasn’t sure, since this issue isn’t addressed in the Scholarship by-laws, but Dennis noted that it was a topic worth exploring.

Student Chapter activity and potential gifting: Dennis indicated that we had established the NE Section’s first Student Chapter at SUNY Geneseo and he had scheduled a visit to the university to meet with the students and professors for October 23rd. In addition to SUNY Geneseo, Dennis reports that several students at Richard Stockton College (renamed Stockton University in February, 2015) have also expressed an interest in starting a Student Chapter at their university. Finally, Dennis inquired about having the Section potentially providing a modest fund (~$100) to each Student Chapter to help better organize the students; costs could go to a pizza party or some other event to increase student participation in the Chapter. This idea is similar to funding that National provides to match Section sponsorship of Student Chapters. 

Publications Newsletter Update: Dick Young provided a brief update on the status of the Newsletter. He indicated that Chris Proce is doing an excellent job and getting the newsletter drafted and out on time; Dick recognizes and commends Chris’s efforts. The current deadline for material to the editor for inclusion in the Holiday Newsletter is October 16th, and Dick encourages everyone to provide content and News of Members to Chris to help in meeting the growing demand for Newsletter content. Advertising Sales Update & Income: Dick reports that he is just starting the 2016 Newsletter advertiser renewal process and expects a similar level of renewal and income to what we had experienced this year. Dick will report back during upcoming Ex Com meetings on how the Newsletter advertiser renewal effort is progressing. Dick also took the opportunity to remind the Ex Com to direct any new potential advertiser leads his way. Adjournment (5:35 PM) (End) -76-


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MAP & CAREER NETWORKING BLAST “Connecting Students With Opportunities” Everyone is seeking motivated and qualified geotechnical employees, but it can be frustrating to find them via the usual methods. Here’s a local, fun and efficient way to meet a virtually unlimited number of potential applicants. Come to the Map & Career Networking Blast at the Northeast Section meeting of the Geological Society of America in Albany. Your firm or organization will be provided with unrestricted access to up to 800 qualified students and professionals seeking employment and internship opportunities. This is a great chance to meet potential employees in a casual setting, without the formality of the usual hiring process. There will be FREE pizza dinner and a cash bar available. Monday, March 21, 2016 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Convention Hall Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY No GSA meeting registration is required for this special evening program. Come by yourself or bring members of your staff, along with a supply of business cards, a project poster or two, or a more elaborate corporate display if you like. Free poster stands will be available. If you are interested in participating, please contact meeting CoChair Helen Mango (helen.mango@castleton.edu). Information about the meeting is available at the frequently updated website (http:// www.geosociety.org/Sections/ne/2016mtg/). A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Albany Hotel. Individual and double rooms for professionals at $172 per night can be reserved by calling 1-800-445-8667 and referring to the “NEGSA conference.” Rates do not include 14% New York tax. This FREE event is made possible by the generous support of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.

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New York State Council of Professional Geologists January 2016 Update The NYSCPG continues to advocate for the profession of geology in New York State and to provide input about how best to implement the licensure law, when it comes into effect in November of this year. Membership continues to grow, and, as of Dec. 31st, we had 375 active members. The Legislative Committee, under the leadership of John Nadeau and guidance of lobbyist Peter O’Connell, has been very active and attended numerous meetings with several different state agencies. The Council also is looking ahead and is starting to shift its primary focus from passage of the licensure bill to advocacy, professional development, outreach, and education about our profession. Last spring, the New York State Education Department (SED) added Geology to the existing State Board to form the “NYS State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology.” The Board of Regents then appointed geologists Dr. Dave Franzi, Dr. William Kelly, and Ms. Jean Neubeck to the expanded State Board to help craft the initial regulations and to oversee the initial rounds of PG applicants. Representatives from the Council and Peter O’Connell attended the September board meeting, where they were introduced to the proposed frameworks for geological education and experience requirements for licensure. Given the varying requirements for geoscience degrees in NYS and the lack of an ABETlike accrediting body for the geosciences, the State Board recognizes that they need to pay particular attention to the baseline education standards for NYS licensure applicants. The Council was asked to participate in the review of the draft documents as part of an Advisory Board. The Legislative Committee assembled twelve people from across the state, representing different backgrounds and sectors, to review the documents. (Update continued on Page 82) -80-


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The committee reviewed the documents was impressed with the overall framework proposed and proposed, only minor changes. The documents were discussed further and were approved with some additional amendments at the State Board meeting in November. The documents will be provided to SED’s legal staff to be converted into the draft regulations that will be submitted to the Regents. The draft regulations will be made available to the public for comments, likely sometime in the spring of 2016. John Nadeau and Peter O’Connell have been working closely with SED to develop Chapter Amendments to the law to outline the corporate restructuring process so that companies can begin to offer professional geologic services, once the law takes effect. Language for these amendments are being negotiated between stakeholders, currently, to allow all eligible corporations to offer geological services starting at the same timeframe. This is a more complex task than initially recognized by multiple parties involved. The Council thanks AIPG for its support and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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ANGELO TAGLIACOZZO MEMORIAL GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP PERPETUAL TRUST FUND LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS SINCE 1987 (List Updated Through November 2014)

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SAVE THE DATE! NE Section AIPG Spring Meeting Thursday, May 19, 2016 Location To Be Determined The Northeast Section’s Spring Meeting is coming in May so be sure to hold the date (Thursday, May 19th)! We have invited researchers from Lamont Dougherty to present their drilling project to assess the potential for carbon sequestration in the Newark Basin. The general locality will be in the vicinity of Palisades, NY. Plans include an afternoon field trip, followed by networking at a local venue where we will enjoy dinner and socializing before introducing the evening’s feature speaker and presentation.

Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York: Characterization of the Triassic Newark Basin for Potential Geologic Storage of CO2 In 2009, Conrad Geoscience Corp. (now PVE Sheffler LLC) partnered with Sandia Technologies LLC to form the TriCarb Consortium for Carbon Sequestration. TriCarb’s goal was to design and complete a geologic characterization study of the Triassic-aged Newark Basin, which extends from Rockland County, NY through northern New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. This work was funded by grants from the U.S. Dept. of Energy and New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of a national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. TriCarb’s primary question: Is there potential for commercial-scale carbon dioxide storage within the Newark Basin? TriCarb was assisted by a technical advisory team that included Dr. David Goldberg, director of Lamont-Doherty’s Borehole Research -90-


Group; Dr. Paul Olsen, an expert on Newark Basin geology; Dr. Dennis Kent of Rutgers University; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Schlumberger Carbon Services; and the New York State Museum. The TriCarb project built upon Columbia University’s Newark Basin Coring Project (NBCP), which in the early 1990s established Basin stratigraphy and depositional environments. Basin characterization consisted of both field and laboratory efforts. First, the team photographed and analyzed approximately 3,700 feet of existing rock core from the earlier NBCP, including preparation and analysis of thin sections for mineral composition, porosity, and pore type; plus lab analysis of porosity and permeability. In March 2011, TriCarb completed a seismic survey, which consisted of two perpendicular seismic lines traversing parts of Rockland County, NY and northern New Jersey along the shoulders of the New York State Thruway and Garden State Parkway. Seismic data were used to evaluate thickness, depth, geometry, orientation, and structural features of different rock layers within the Basin. The centerpiece of the field effort was a stratigraphic borehole, which was situated on State-owned land on the highway interchange at Exit 14 of the NY State Thruway in Rockland County, NY. The borehole extended to a depth of 6,885 feet, penetrated thick lacustrine sequences and the Palisades Sill diabase, and terminated in the Passaic Formation. Vertical and horizontal cores were collected from selected intervals, followed by a comprehensive program of geophysical borehole logging. Fluid and core samples underwent geochemical experiments and modeling at LawrenceBerkeley National Lab to estimate CO2 dissolution rates and mineralization of injected CO2. The TriCarb team will present an overview of Newark Basin geology, explain TriCarb’s field and laboratory work and results, and discuss prospects for carbon sequestration in the Newark Basin during the evening presentation. Details on the field trip and entire program will be forthcoming. Spread the news to other interested friends, peers, and plan on attending this event. It will be an interesting and informative geologic day! -91-

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