Joseph J. Hochreiter, CGWP | Senior-Level Experience in Environmental Consulting
Phone and Fax: 215-493-0343

Senior Environmental Consulting…

provides scientific and engineering solutions to the environmental challenges facing Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, brownfields site redevelopers, environmental attorneys, trade associations, and municipalities. With over 40 years of experience in both government research (USGS, starting as a student trainee in 1973 and ending as a senior hydrologist in 1987), and environmental consulting, SEC possesses the scientific understanding and "hands on" consulting experience needed to develop the best approach for understanding and addressing environmental problems.

"The best approach for understanding and solving complex environmental problems."
SEC routinely assists clients in:
  • Developing good, effective science in support of resolving environmental disputes and conflicts,
  • Assisting developers and municipalities with environmental compliance on brownfields redevelopment projects,
  • Resolving the technical and policy issues associated with potable water supply development,
  • Auditing and optimizing complex, multi-site environmental compliance and remediation programs, including peer review,
  • Providing project management and/or senior-level consulting for complex site remediation projects, including River-System NPL sites,
  • Formulating public communication plans and conceptual site model development.

Expert Services

Served as a technical expert for a major New Jersey development company in a cost-recovery litigation against an insurance company. Prepared an expert report in support of the environmental response and cleanup conducted by ...
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Brownfields Redevelopment

Over a 10-year period, assisted the property owner (the Borough of Northvale, Bergen County, NJ) with evaluating options for the brownfields redevelopment of a former chlorinated-solvent manufacturing site. In the late 1960s, hundreds of drums ...
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Water Supply Consulting

As a senior hydrologist with the New Jersey District of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Mr. Hochreiter developed a specialty in coastal plain hydrogeology where he designed, managed, and participated in a variety of benchmark studies of the New Jersey Coastal Plain...
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Remediation and Risk Management

Served as Owners Representative in 2011 to a brownfields redevelopment company that owns a property in Woodbridge, NJ where a former specialty chemical company was being remediated by a third party. Assisted in the regulatory process that led to approval by NJDEP of all Remedial Action work performed for NAPL and site soil. ...
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Multiple Site Coordination, Allocation, and NPL-Site Management

Mr. Hochreiter represents clients involved with the Passaic River (NJ), Portland Harbor (OR), and Gowanus Canal (NY) NPL-River-System sites. Example projects include: Representing a ferrous and non-ferrous metals recycling company ...
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Conceptual Site Model Development and Public Communication

Prior to commencing an investigation, there is always some public domain information from which a Conceptual Site Model (CSM) can be developed. A CSM begins to tell a story about site conditions and possible pathways for constituent exposure...
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