EBC Announces Leadership Change for the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd., is now serving as the Vice Chair of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee.

Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager
EnviroTrac Ltd.
2 Merchant Street Suite 2, Sharon MA 02067
781.793.0074 | M 978.930.3777 | email

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Jessica is a Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd. She has 20 years of experience in the environmental field not only as a private consultant but also with Federal, state, and local government. With EnviroTrac, she manages subsurface soil and groundwater investigations of petroleum and hazardous material contamination at industrial and commercial properties, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) response actions, Phase I property assessments (MCP and ASTM), property redevelopment, construction site health and safety audits, SPCC plan development and UST investigations and closures. Jessica has previously worked for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as a hazardous waste inspector and for the U.S. EPA Region I Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contractor providing technical support during removal actions, site investigations and emergency responses, as well as serving as a member of the Level A Counter-terrorism Team and providing response services in Washington D.C. after the 2001 anthrax attacks. Jessica received a BS in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a MS and a MPA in Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management from Indiana University.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Frank Riccardi, Vice President at Weston & Sampson, will now serve on the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as Vice Chair of TSCA & Emerging Contaminants. He previously served as the Chair of the EBC PCB/TSCA Subcommittee.

Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President
Weston & Sampson
5 Centennial Dr, Peabody, MA 01960
978.532.1900 | email

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Mr. Ricciardi is a registered Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional with 20 years of experience in project management, environmental engineering, remediation system design, and hazardous waste site assessments. Mr. Ricciardi has extensive experience in the design and implementation of remediation alternatives for many PCB contaminated sites and buildings. He has managed the assessment/remediation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites and state hazardous waste sites including the U.S. Army’s Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts; the abandoned Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site in central Vermont; and several Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) heavy maintenance facilities in Massachusetts. He is the Environmental, Geotechnical, and Energy (EG&E) Program Manager at Weston & Sampson Engineers.

TSCA and Emerging Contaminants programming will focus on:

  • TSCA/PCBs: The TSCA/PCBs committee will focus on all aspects of PCB remediation the science /abatement including environmental media and building materials. There is a considerable amount of uncertainty in the industry currently regarding the assessment, remediation and disposal practices associated with PCB impacted environmental media and building materials (caulking, paint, concrete, etc.). This EBC group will serve to understand and provide guidance for EPA-compliant approaches for remediation of these sites. A significant focus will be to interact with the EPA Region 1 TSCA administrator on a frequent basis to understand what approaches have been both proposed and approved.
  • Emerging Contaminants: Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including Perfluorinated alkylated substances or PFAS and 1-4 Dioxane, are increasingly being detected at low levels in environmental media at concentrations above EPA/state health advisory levels/cleanup standards. We will focus on the most recent advancements in the science of assessment and remediation for these substances. We will also follow the regulation of these substances by USEPA and state environmental protection agencies.

Daniel K. Moon, President and Executive Director
Environmental Business Council of New England
(617) 262-4050 | email