Stockton State College, B.S., Environmental Sciences, 1983
Colorado State University, Graduate Studies, 1986
Ocean County College, Civil Engineering Curriculum, 1990
|1997 – Present
||Air, Land & Sea Environmental Management Services, Inc.
|1992 - 1997
||Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc.
|1989 - 1992
||Maser Sosinski & Associates
|1987 - 1989
|1986 - 1989
||Dover Township, Conservation Officer
|1985 - 1986
|1983 - 1985
||Goodman, Allgair & Scott
- Qualified Wetlands Expert, Ocean County Superior Court, Monmouth County Superior Court, and Ocean County Board of Tax Appeals
- Qualified Land Use – Environmental Planning Expert, Tax Court of NJ, Monmouth County Superior Court
- Qualified Dune Expert, NJDEP Office of Administrative Law
- Qualified Environmental Expert witness before Municipal Planning Boards and Environmental Commissions
- Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
- Certified NJDEP Subsurface Evaluator #3527
- Certified NJDEP Underground Storage Tank Closure #3527
- Registered "Site Evaluator", N J DEP, Division of Water Resources
- Habitat Evaluation Procedures, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Member, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)
Land Use Development – Environmental Permitting
As a Project Manager, with over 15 years experience in land development, Mr. Zingis has completed over 650 applications with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Land Use Regulation Element. Experience includes numerous Freshwater Wetland applications (transition area waivers, buffer averaging, Individual and General Permits), wetland boundary verifications with the letters of interpretation (LOI), Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA), and Environmental Impact Statements demonstrating compliance with regulations. Mr. Zingis has assisted real estate investors, engineers, surveyors and attorneys in procuring other environmental permits from the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and United States Army Corps of Engineers. His expertise has been recognized in courts of law and before land use boards.
NJDEP Preliminary Site Assessment – Phase I – Environmental Site Assessments
Since 1989 Mr. Zingis has performed over 150 Phase I – Environmental Site Assessments, Environmental Site Assessment Checklists and NJDEP Preliminary Assessments. His services were provided to the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), many lending institutions, real estate investors and environmental attorneys. These assessments are intended to complete a due diligent inquiry of properties and determine the potential presence of environmental conditions that may pose a liability to the property owner. In New Jersey the NJDEP’s due diligent inquiry directs the inspector to follow guidelines enumerated within the NJDEP’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (NJAC 7:26E et. seq.) to complete Preliminary Assessments to identify potential Areas of Environmental Concern.
NJDEP Site Investigations & Remedial Investigations
Mr. Zingis has successfully pooled professional teams of attorney’s, engineers, surveyors, laboratories and drilling contractors to perform various levels of environmental investigations associated with discharges of hazardous substances to the environment or to complete due diligence investigations for real estate transactions. These services include a commanding knowledge of NJDEP’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (NJAC 7:26E et. seq.) and experience in communicating with the NJDEP to restore environmentally distressed properties. Professional environmental assessments have included EPA Superfund Sites (Sayreville Landfill and Denzer – Schafer X-Ray), junkyards, former gasoline stations and industrial buildings, to list a few.
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Management
Mr. Zingis has over 7 years of experience in preparing NJDEP Closure Plans, overseeing tank removals, implementing site investigations, soil and ground water sampling and laboratory analysis. When required, he has cost effectively managed the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination resulting from leaking underground storage tanks (LUST’s). His expertise lies with the working knowledge of the technical regulations and implementing cleanup programs with NJDEP approval. Services include the preliminary site assessment of UST’s for commercial and residential real estate transactions, UST removal, and case closure management. Mr. Zingis has also provided litigation support in several cases to identify and defend potential responsible parties in litigation matters. Often his expertise has lead to settlements, avoiding costly trail proceedings.
Brownfield Property Re-development
Since the EPA and NJDEP have offered Brownfield Re-development initiatives, contaminated property restoration is becoming an integral part of industrial / commercial investment opportunities. Mr. Zingis has participated in Phase II – Environmental Site Investigations, assessed levels of soil contamination, characterized ground water contaminants and flow direction, assessed sensitive environmental receptors, and often successfully negotiated favorable cleanup standards, on a case by case basis, with the EPA and NJDEP. His expertise has specifically been called upon to redevelop municipal landfills, garages and junkyards. Mr. Zingis has also received NJDEP approvals to implement natural attenuation and bioremediation technologies to treat contaminated properties in a cost-effective manner. He has also been a frequent lecturer to governmental agencies, real estate investors and attorneys, through the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).
Governmental Consultant – Environmental Matters
Mr. Zingis has served as a Special Environmental Consultant for several municipalities throughout the State of New Jersey. His professional services included being appointed by Ocean Township, to characterize the Southern Ocean Landfill; appointed by Jackson Township, to assess existing junk yards, publish a Children’s version of the Township’s Natural Resource Inventory and monitor the Legler Landfill (former EPA Superfund Site); appointed by the Boroughs of Avon and Bradley Beach to assess their inland lakes; appointed by Woodbridge Township to prepare a Natural Resource Inventory; and the Borough of Helmetta to perform a Remedial Investigation and prepare a Remedial Action Workplan to name a few projects.