New York Asbestos Handling License & EWMA Magazine Feature

EWMA Obtains New York Asbestos Handling License!
Kevin Seise, Senior Project Manager, is proud to announce that EWMA has obtained an Asbestos Handling License in the state of New York. Under Kevin's lead, EWMA has expanded our services to perform asbestos testing, inspections and air sampling, as well as abatement design and management plan preparation for New York City and New York State.
EWMA is licensed to perform these projects for government, schools, commercial and private sector clients from renovation to demolition.  Kevin is also licensed as a New York State Mold Assessor.
If you would like more information about our asbestos services in New York City and state, please contact Kevin Seise at 973-560-1400 ext. 177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EWMA Featured in Business in Focus Magazine!
EWMA is being featured in Business in Focus' August edition.  The article focuses on who we are, what we do and the future of our company. 

Michael Sylvester, Executive Vice President, was interviewed for the article and talked about how we've rebranded ourselves in recent years and how we currently market our services. 

The article can be viewed on pages 284 - 289 at Business In Focus: EWMA's 30th Anniversary! 

Kevin Seise

Kevin Seise
Senior Project Manager
Parsippany, New Jersey
973-560-1400 x177
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Mr. Seise is a Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in the environmental industry. He has worked with corporate initiatives to incorporate new technologies, provide cross discipline capabilities, expand geographically, and enhance overall safety programs. He has extensive experience in a high pressure seller-doer project management and business development. Kevin has been a technical leader in support of projects in a wide variety of facilities, including schools, power plants, construction sites, and abandoned properties. He has diverse experience with soil and groundwater investigations and remediation, facility decontamination, demolition management, vapor intrusion assessments and industrial hygiene.

Team Members on the Move!


EWMA would like to congratulate the following employees for their recent accomplishments:

Christine Arico has passed the Licensed Site Remediation Professional exam!
Christine is an Assistant Project Manager with more than ten years of environmental consulting experience. Her responsibilities include supervising and implementing field activities, collection and reduction of field data, remedial design, and report preparation.Ms. Arico is proficient in preparing various types of reports, including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigation Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, and Remedial Action Reports, as well as numerous other NJDEP Guidance Documents outlining protocols and procedures. Christine has worked for a wide range of industrial and commercial clients evaluating facilities for the presence of environmental concerns in soil, ground water, and vapor media.
   Jacob Strauss has received his New York Engineering License! 
Jacob is a Senior Project Engineer who is responsible for the preparation, design, and oversight of remediation systems for EWMA's clients. He completed an excavation project in which he provided air monitoring and remediation oversight for a construction project in New York City, and also assisted in a restoration project in which he provided landfill gas management and design services for a large retail building in central New Jersey. Jacob performs various field operations and site investigations, assists with remediation systems, prepares reports, handles permit applications, and provides in-house drafting services.

EWMA Offers Expanded Compliance Services

EWMA is proud to announce that we are now certified in the New York areas to perform our compliance services, as well as adding new services to better assist our clients.  Our newest member of senior staff, Kevin Seise, has 20 years of experience managing complex asbestos projects. In addition to our previous services for asbestos inspection and management, we now offer asbestos abatement project design and monitoring services, which enables us to help you through every step of your project.
We also offer asbestos management plan preparation under the AHERA requirements to assist you in maintaining compliance with asbestos materials you are not ready to remove yet. We provide periodic surveillance, training, and management plan updates, program management, audit evaluations, abatement cost estimating, and construction management services.
As of January 1, 2016, New York State is requiring licensing for anyone who performs mold inspection, assessment or remediation work. We offer licensed mold assessments and remedial design services in New York utilizing licensed personnel.
EWMA continues to offer our established expertise in hazardous waste identification, characterization, management, removal, and disposal including lead, PCBs, universal wastes, fluorescent lighting, mercury containing equipment, laboratory wastes, and CFCs.
We offer these services as needed, or as part of a larger building decontamination and demolition management project.  We can also assist with industrial hygiene complaints for noise, dust and particulates, sick building syndrome, odor complaints, vapor intrusion investigation and mitigation, as well as drinking water testing.
For more information about these expanded services, please contact Kevin Seise at 973-560-1400 ext. 177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NJDEP Posts Compliance Alert!

On April 12, 2017, the NJDEP posted a Compliance Notice for businesses and individuals who have received a Departmental issued limited restricted use or restricted use No Further Action Letter (NFA), and have not complied with the "continued protectiveness" conditions of the NFA.   Such conditions may include a biennial certification of institutional controls (e.g. deed notice and classification exception area) and engineering controls (e.g. cap, slurry wall) required to protect the public health and safety and the environment.  The Site Remediation Reform Act, which became effective May 7, 2009, authorizes the NJDEP to regulate compliance with this continued protectiveness obligation through the issuance of Remedial Action Permits.  A person's failure to comply with these requirements allows the NJDEP to rescind the NFA letter and the covenant not to sue indicated in that letter and to take other enforcement actions. 

According to the NJDEP, the Department will be increasing its enforcement in response to noncompliance with biennial certification of the institutional and engineering controls and remedial action permit obligations.  The failure to retain a Licensed Site Remediation Professional, failure to apply for a remedial action permit, and failure to pay annual remedial action permit fees collectively carry a minimum per day penalty of $30,000 plus 100 percent of the outstanding annual remedial action permit fees.

Those who may be affected by this Compliance Alert:

  • Acquired a property with known environmental concerns (even if the responsible party is the previous owner)
  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Real Estate Developers

If NJDEP rescinds an NFA Letter, the current property owner may be required to bring the site into compliance and may be required to meet current regulatory standards and guidelines. 

If you would like to find out if your site is currently in compliance with the Site Remediation Program (SRP) or you have a site or property which received a Departmental issued NFA Letter, please contact Mindy Chaturgan at 973-560-1400 ext. 179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..