Example Residential Project Experience

Taking water and mud samplesPhase I ESAs, Remedial Investigations, Remedial Action Work Plans, Remediation

McCloskey Consultants, Inc. has compiled a partial list of projects done to support residential development. These are just the larger and more technically challenging projects among a much larger set of total projects.

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments at hundreds of developed sites to evaluate the historic uses, hazardous material releases, vapor intrusion issues, and potential environmental concerns. Fully compliant with ASTM E1527-05. All Appropriate Inquiries standards for Phase I’s which involved legal review for compliance.

  • Phase I/RI/RAP/RDIP/Remediation for 152 acre former Agnews State Facility with $30 million remediation for agricultural chemicals, lead-based paint residues, 1906 landfill removal, and groundwater interceptor trench for VOC plume containment.

  • Corrective Action Plan for vapor migration control for an apartment complex overlying groundwater affected by gasoline and diesel.

  • Corrective Action Plan and remediation of solvent releases that involved soil vapor extraction and injection of solvent degradation compounds.

  • Soil, soil vapor, and groundwater characterization of gasoline and diesel release in Redwood City and obtained case closure.

  • RI/RAP/Remediation for former town gas plant with PAHs and petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, some of which was encapsulated on-site beneath a parking lot.

  • RI/RAW/Remediation for 41 acre former golf course and orchard with pesticides, arsenic, lead, and mercury for wetlands creation.

  • RI/RAW/Remediation for former cannery in San Jose contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons from several USTs, PCBs, and metals.

  • RI/FS/RAP/Remediation for hydrogeologic investigation of VOC plume and installation of two 750 foot long horizontal wells and 12 vertical extraction wells.

  • Phase I and II’s at over 20,000 acres combined on agricultural land throughout the Central Valley for due diligence evaluation prior to land acquisition.


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Example School Project Experience

McCloskey Consultants Inc. has compiled a partial list of school projects where our highly trained and skilled personnel have had direct experience in performing environmental site assessments. Feel free to take a look and then get in touch with us for your site assessment needs.

Tom McCloskey P.G. C.E.G. C.Hg. was the Project Manager on all of the following school site projects. These projects all involved working with the DTSC.

Previous School Projects We Have Worked On Includes:

  • PEA, SSI, RAW, and Title 5 Safety Factors evaluation for a 55 acre facility called the Agnews West former State Hospital in San Jose, California. A large amount of sampling was performed around numerous older buildings, underground storage tanks, and naturally-occurring asbestos. PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division.  PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division in October, 2011.

  • PEA for the Voices College-Bound Language Academy Charter School in San Jose.  Contaminants of concern at this expansion school included agricultural chemicals and naturally-occurring asbestos. PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division in July, 2013. Removal Action Work Plan approved in December, 2014, school construction and NOA dust monitoring performed in Winter, 2015.

  • PEA for the Visalia Unified School District’s planned K-12 complex.  160 acres of farmland required sampling for residual agricultural chemicals and metals, and spraying residues and lead-based paint around older buildings.  PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division in February, 2014. Removal action for pesticides performed in Summer, 2014.

  • PEA for the Alpaugh Union School in Alpaugh, California.  Required sampling for pesticides, metals, science lab, and maintenance facility contaminants.  PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division in April, 2012. Removal Action Work Plan and Mitigation is pending.

  • Phase I, PEA, RAW, remediation oversight, Remedial Action Completion Report for the Hayward Unified School District, New Burbank School.  Site contaminated with pesticides, arsenic, petroleum hydrocarbons, PCBs, arsenic and lead.

  • PEA for the Kit Carson School expansion in Hanford, California.  Required sampling for pesticides and metals.  PEA was completed and approved by the DTSC Schools Division in September, 2011.

  • Phase I, Phase II, and soil remediation of pesticides on property acquired by the Tulare County Office of Education in 2013.

  • Phase I, PEA, RAW, remediation oversight, Remedial Action Completion Report, and Annual Reporting for the Franklin-McKinley School District, new Ramblewood School, San Jose.  Site affected by naturally-occurring asbestos (NOA).

  • Phase I, PEA, RAW for the King City School District, new school.  Site contaminated with naturally-occurring asbestos.

  • Phase I, PEA, RAW, remediation oversight, Remedial Action Completion Report for the San Leandro School District, Jefferson School Expansion.  Site contaminated with pesticides and lead.


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Naturally-Occurring Asbestos (NOA)

Naturally-Occurring Asbestos is widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area rock and soils, frequently at concentrations that could be a health threat if dust is not controlled. McCloskey Consultants is a leader at NOA sites and the following is a partial list of project experience.

  • Preliminary Endangerment Assessment, Removal Action Work Plan (RAW), Dust Control Plan for three elementary school expansion projects in San Jose with naturally-occurring asbestos (NOA) in soils. Responsible for contractor compliance with RAW, OSHA personal exposure monitoring, and perimeter dust and asbestos fiber air sampling and analysis, dust control and track out controls, and reporting. Two of the sites were DTSC Schools Unit oversight projects.

  • Site characterization of 50 acre property underlain by NOA that was extensively graded for residential development. Responsible for writing the Dust Control Plan and oversight of contractor during grading activities. Extensive dust control was required and performed, including OSHA personal exposure monitoring, and perimeter dust and asbestos fiber air sampling and analysis, dust control and track out controls.

  • Preliminary Environmental Assessment, Removal Action Work Plan (RAW), Dust Control Plan for new Ramblewood Elementary School in San Jose that is situated on serpentinite bedrock containing NOA. Responsible for contractor compliance with RAW, OSHA personnel exposure monitoring and perimeter dust and asbestos fiber air sampling and analysis, dust control and track out controls, and compliance reporting. Provided Annual Inspection Monitoring of soil cap, Personnel Awareness Training and Reporting. DTSC Schools Unit oversight project.

  • Preliminary Environmental Assessment, Removal Action Work Plan (RAW), Dust Control Plan for new school on 50 acres in King City with NOA in soils. Responsible for preparation of RAW and Dust Control Plan. DTSC Schools Unit oversight Project.