Environmental Consulting Firm

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATES, LLC. (PEA) is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm, with staff expertise in both human and natural resources. PEA’s staff consists of individuals retaining a multitude of licenses and certifications. They are highly qualified in many environmental fields including:

  • Regulatory Compliance and Licensing
  • Enforcement Action Resolution
  • Ecology – Terrestrial, Wetland, Aquatic, Estuarine, Marine
  • Water Quality
  • Geology and Soils
  • Hydrology – Surface and Ground Waters
  • Planning – Environmental, Recreation, Land Use
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Restoration and Remediation
  • Asbestos, Mold, Lead, Radon
  • Underground Storage Tanks and subsurface evaluation
  • Toxicology
  • Contamination/Pollution
  • Construction

David L. Poling, President of PEA, has over 40 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and actively participates on every project we complete. This includes not only management but he often times is intimately involved in completion of tasks because of 1) his extensive technical background and training, 2) his vast experience in the environmental and consulting fields and 3) his attitude that each project is a reflection of himself. Besides his extensive eduxation and training, Mr. Poling holds a multitude of licenses and certifications in the environmental consulting field. Those licenses include Licensed Site Remediation Professional (NJDEP) and Indoor Environmental Consultant (NJDH&SS). Mr. Poling’s professional resume is as follows:

Education

Rutgers University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science,
B.S., Forestry and Wildlife Biology, 1974
Rutgers University, Graduate School. M.S., Environmental Science, 1977
Rutgers University, Graduate School. M.S., Zoology, 1985
Rutgers University, Graduate School Ph.D. (A.B.D.) (Completed Thesis Research on mercury contamination in water, sediments and aquatic organisms in and adjacent to Berry’s Creek. Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey).

Licenses/Certifications

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional, Permanent, License #587232
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, Indoor Environmental Consultant License #1195-276
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
Permit/ID #020184
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Building Inspector
& Management Planner
Certified Microbial Investigator/Certified Microbial Consultant
HazMat, Supervisor

Professional Memberships

Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association
Indoor Air Quality Association
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Society of Wetlands Scientists
New Jersey Association of Environmental Professionals – Trustee and
Executive Officer

Academic Positions

Warren County Community College, Washington, New Jersey – Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies, 2001 to 2008; and Ecology, 2003 to 2008, and General Biology I and II, 2004 to 2008.

County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey – Adjunct Professor, Biology of Environmental Concerns, Fall 1995 to Spring 2001; Environmental Regulations, Spring 2000; Principles of Occupational Health and Safety, Spring 2001

Columbia University, New York City – Associate Member, University Seminars on Water Pollution and Water Resources, Sept. 1989 to Dec. 1990. University Seminars on Environmental Issues, Jan. 1991 to 2001.

Sussex County College, Newton; New Jersey – Adjunct Professor, General Biology Fall 1995.

Rockland County Community College, Suffern, New York – Professor of General Ecology and Aquatic Ecology, 1976.

Special Training

Health and Safety Training For Hazardous Waste Site Operations:
Woodward-Clyde, Philadelphia, Pa:
40 Hour OSHA Basic Training; October 9-12, 1990
Supervisor Training; January 11, 1991
Emilcott Training Institute, Chatham, NJ:
40 H&S for Hazardous Waste Site Operations, June 6, 2008
OSHA Hazard Communication, N.J. Consortium for Workforce and
Economic DCC, February 25, 2011
Hazardous Material Education:
CleanVenture/CycleChem-RCRA Generator Training,
October 20, 2011

Asbestos:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Abatement Center,
Temple University:
The Building Inspector Course, June 10-12, 1991
The Management Planners Course; June 13-14, 1991
National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute:
3-Day New York State/EPA/AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
Program, December 29-31, 2008
2-Day EPA/AHERA Asbestos Management Program,
January 29-30, 2009;

Lead:
New Jersey/U.S. EPA Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Program,
December 8-12, 2008
Renovator. N.J. Consortium for Workforce and Economic DCC,
February 23, 2011
Dust Sampling Technician, N.J. Consortium for Workforce and Economic
DCC, February 24, 2011
N.J. Regulations on Lead Safe Work Practices, N.J. Consortium for
Workforce and Economic DCC, February 23, 2011

Remediation/Contamination, Rutgers University, Continuing Professional Education:
Practical Applications of the Site Remediation Program, August 10, 2011
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation, December 9, 2009
Site Remediation Reform Act & LSRP Program, November 24, 2009
Practical Applications in Hydrogeology With Optional Lab Day,
May 7-28, 2009
Ecological Risk Assessment: Practices and Protocols, March 24-25, 2009
Site Remediation Basics, February 10, 2009
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks, December 4, 2008
NJDEP’s Soil Remediation Standards, October 30, 2008
Technical & Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks,
May 4 -5, 1992

Mold:
Certified Microbial Investigator/Certified Microbial Consultant,
August 31-September 2, 2009

NJ Natural Resources Conservation Program: The Life of a Stormwater
Management Basin, March 5, 2005

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Seminars:
Suggested Practices for the Design and Installation of Groundwater
Monitoring Wells; August 21-22, 1991
Remedial Approach for Sites with Contaminated Groundwater Sediments;
June 20 & 21, 1991

Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Seminars or
Workshops: Underground Storage Tanks; March 6, 1991

The Cambridge Institute Seminar: Tracking Environmental Issues in
New Jersey; May 1990

Selected Professional Experience

1986 to Present – President; Professional Environmental Associates, LLC.; Rockaway, New Jersey. Responsible for daily operations of the firm, which includes assisting private and public clientele in environmental studies associated with 1) alternate development policies, 2) investment strategies, 3) site development plans, 4) regulatory permits, 5) natural resource inventories and conservation, 6) environmental monitoring programs and 7) Phase I and Phase II’ Environmental Site Assessments or Audits, including monitoring of contaminated sites and clean-up planning.

1985 to 1986 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant; Fredric R. Harris/PRC Engineers,New York, N.Y. Responsible for 1) Environmental Impact Statements, 2) ecological studies, 3) pollution monitoring programs; 4) the determination of environmental requirements for regulatory compliance; 5) environmental licensing and permit analysis; and 6) project site selection, planning and constraint analysis in relationship to environmental aspects. The particular projects were interstate highways.

1984 to 1985 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant; Dresdner, Robin and Associates, Jersey City, N.J. For this environmental firm, was responsible for 1) Environmental Risk Assessments and Statements, 2) ecological evaluation. 3) pollution monitoring programs; 4) the determination of environmental requirements for regulatory compliance; 5) environmental licensing and permit analysis; and 6) project site selection, planning and constraint analysis in relationship to environmental aspects.

1983 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant; Edwards and Kelcy, Livingston, N.J. Responsible for ecological studies on a major state highway.

1982 to 1986 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant; Louis Berger and Associates, Inc./Louis Berger International, Inc. East Orange, N.J. Rejoined firm to continue work similar to that from 1977 to 1981.

1982 to 1986 – Consultant; Converse Consultants, Caldwell, N.J. Responsible for 1) evaluation of the feasibility of expanding sanitary landfills; 2) identification of regulatory requirements and constraints to and for expanding, constructing and/or maintaining landfills; and 3) for evaluation of alternative sites.

1982 to 1983 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant; Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor, Environmental Engineers. Warren, New Jersey. Responsible for 1) environmental impactassessments and statements; 2) pollution monitoring programs; 3) the determination of environmental requirements for regulatory compliance; 4) environmental licensing and permit analysis; and 5) project site selection, planning and constraint analysis in relationship to environmental aspects.

1981 to 1982 – Manager of Environmental Studies/Consultant, VEP Associates, Inc., West Caldwell, New Jersey. Major responsibilities included 1) preparation of all environmental reports, 2) coordination of project teams composed of in-house personnel and subconsultants, varying from one individual to several, and 3) interaction with existing and prospective clients. Major environmental topics covered include toxic and hazardous materials and wastes, wastewater, solid waste, air pollution, noise, surface and ground waters, ecology, socioeconomics, industrial hygiene, safety, geology and soils, aesthetics and land use.

1977 to 1981 – Senior Environmental Specialist/Consultant. Louis Berger and Associates, Inc./Louis Berger International, Inc. East Orange, N.J. Involved, with major environmental studies including environmental impact statements, park design, natural resource inventories, pollution studies, and environmental monitoring programs, Most studies required extensive environmental inventories and sampling programs, analysis of existing conditions, assessment of the impact from development of another activity, and evaluation of mitigation measures.. Responsible for all ecological studies and water quality monitoring programs. Involved in projects concerning air pollution, noise, solid waste, water and wastewater treatment, historical architecture, prehistoric and historic archaeology, aesthetics, landscaping and land use. Participated in international projects and has been on assignment overseas.

1975 to 1976 – Project Environmentalist/Consultant – Havens and Emerson. Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Responsible for preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and special ecological studies associated with several large scale, wastewater treatment plant projects and wastewater management plans.

Presentations

“Water Resources and Pollution in Sri Lanka”. Columbia University, New York City, University Seminars on Environmental Issues. January 23, 1991.

“Mercury Contamination in Water, Sediments and Aquatic Organisms In and Adjacent to Berry’s Creek, Hackensack Meadowlands. New Jersey”. Columbia University, New York City. University Seminars on Water Pollution and Water Resources, October 1989.

“Contamination of Berry’s Creek and Its Potential Ecological Impact”. Fairleigh Dickinson University, College of Science and Engineering, Hackensack River Symposium III (October 1989), Symposium II (September 1988) and Symposium I (September 1987).

“Feasibility Studies For Replacement of Impacted Wetlands”. The Coastal Society Ninth Annual Conference (1986).

“The Wetlands Law and Implementing the Wetlands Law”. February 1989, Conference 89, New Jersey Society & Professional Land Surveyors; Speaker and Workshop Moderator.

“Freshwater Wetlands”; Conference ’88, February 1988, N.J. Society of Professional Land. Surveyors; Speaker and Workshop Moderator.

“Replacement and Enhancement of Freshwater Wetlands – Case Histories in New Jersey”. The 13th Annual Conference in Wetland Restoration and Creation. May 15-16, 1986, Tampa Florida.

“The Use of the FHWA’s Wetland Functional Assessment Methodology in New Jersey”. National Wetlands Assessment Symposium, June 17-20, 1985, Portland Maine.

“The Effect of Contaminated Sediments on the Regeneration and Molting of the Fiddler Crab (Ucaminax).” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Fifth Annual Meeting; November 1984.

“Feasibility Studies For Replacement of Impacted Wetlands.” The Coastal Society Ninth Annual Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 1984.