CURRICULUM VITAE of George D. Cascino
June, 1984 - Present
George D. Cascino, P.E., P.P., is a Consulting Engineer and Planner, with principle offices in West Caldwell, New Jersey. In 1984 he established his own consulting firm of which he is the owner and principal. His firm provides clients, both in government and in the private sector, with civil and environmental engineering and planning services for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
For the private sector (See Attachment A), his firm has represented hundreds of different clients specializing in site plan preparation, wetland identification, and land use planning. His firm provides expertise to these clients for obtaining permits, such as Zoning, Flood Hazard Areas, Solid Waste, NJPDES, Air Pollution Control, and Soil Conservation, from various governmental agencies. (See Attachment B). His firm has represented these private clients on projects pertaining to municipal zoning regulations, regulations of the NJSEA and regulations of the NJDEP and Army Corps of Engineers relative to wetlands (See Attachment C). His firm also specializes in the area of solid waste and recycling. He has appeared as an expert witness before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 8 Superior Courts in New Jersey, the Office of Administrative Law, the NJDEP, the N.J. Board of Public Utilities, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission/NJSEA, and 86 Municipalities in 10 Counties in the State. (See Attachment E).
For the public sector, his firm has represented the Municipalities of Fort Lee, Secaucus, Wayne, Edison, Oradell, Tinton Falls and Harrington Park in various professional capacities drawing on his expertise in engineering, planning, wetlands and solid waste. He has also served as an expert on behalf of the Counties of Bergen and Passaic, and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (aka HMDC & NJMC).
1970 -1984: Chief Engineer (1972-1984), Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission (HMDC), State of New Jersey, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Responsibilities included final approval of all permits issued by the HMDC relating to subdivisions, building permits, variances, zoning and occupancy certificates, all matters relative to the HMDC Solid Waste Management Plan, and for enforcement of the HMDC Regulations governing environmental standards in the 32 square mile Hackensack Meadowlands District.
Supervised a 4-Section Engineering Division with a staff of 119 people, including 12 graduate engineers (6 P.E.'s), 4 licensed plan examiners, 9 accountants, 3 administrators, 16 inspectors, 12 secretarial and support personnel, and 63 members of the Operating Engineers Union. Responsibilities included administering a $1.5 million budget in the Permits and Special Services Section, an $8 million budget in the Baler Section, and a $.80 million budget in the Rate Averaging Section.
Major accomplishments included: Issued over 1500 permits to private developers representing over $500 million in construction dollars; preliminary design and project management of the world's largest solid waste baling facility ($10.5 million); project management of the 50,000 square foot HMDC Office/Environmental Complex ($5 million); conceived, designed and supervised the country's first solid waste rate averaging system ($4 million base); designed and administered 3 landfill/bale/fill operations which handled half of New Jersey's solid waste; recruited, trained and directed a staff of engineers who were recognized by the N.J. Society of Professional Engineers in 1977 as the best professional staff in State Government.
1967 - 1970: Senior Assistant Sanitary Engineer, Public Health Service, H.E.W., (forerunner of U.S.E.P.A.), 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut; Arlington, Virginia; Washington, D.C.
Responsibilities included administering Federal financial and technical aid to local and State Air Pollution Control Agencies in northeastern United States, including determination of eligibility for federal funding, from both in-field and Washington, D.C. headquarters.
1967: Junior Engineer, General Electric Corporation, Metropolitan Transportation Development, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Responsibilities included the resolution of administrative and technical problems related to rapid transit vehicles designed to serve urban areas.
B.S. Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 1966
Graduate: "Air Pollution Control Administration," PSU-1968
Professional Engineer in New Jersey
Professional Planner in New Jersey
National Society of Professional Engineers
N.J. Society of Professional Engineers, Bergen County Chapter
2006 - Appointed to Penn State Engineering Advisory Council (IPAC)
1996 - Granted Professional Engineers License, PA #PE-050583-E
1992 - Speaker at Columbia Univ. Seminar On Environmental Issues
1987 - Hackensack Meadowlands Construction Board of Appeals
1984 - N.J. Governor Kean Commendation for HMDC Performance
1981 - Expert Witness, Senator Bill Bradley's Energy Committee
1980 - Granted N.J. Construction Official License
1977 - N.J. Governor Byrne Commendation For HMDC Engineering Staff
1977 - N.J. Governor Byrne Commendation For HMDC Performance
1977 - Citation by N.J. Assembly as N.J. Young Engineer of Year
1977 - Young Engineer of Year - State of N.J. - N.J.S.P.E.
1976 - Young Engineer of Year - Bergen County, N.J. - N.J.S.P.E.
1972 - Granted Professional Planners License, N.J. #1096
1971 - Granted Professional Engineers License, N.J. #18411
1969 - Air Pollution Control Commendation, Conn. & U.S.P.H.S.
1967 - Outstanding Speaker, General Electric Company
1967 - Granted Commission as Lt. in U.S. Public Health Service
1966 - Award winner, National Competition/Innovative Projects
- President, Sigma Chi National Fraternity, Penn State
REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF PRIVATE CLIENTS – 11/1/20[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]
Specializing in obtaining governmental permits from local, county, regional state and federal agencies. Services to clients for residential/commercial/industrial projects are provided in the following areas:
Site Plan/Zoning Permits from municipalities
Zoning/Variances from municipal planning/zoning boards
Professional Planning in relation to the MLUL
Site Plan/Drainage Permits from counties
Solid Waste Management Plan Inclusions from counties
Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Permits from SCS Districts
Zoning/Site Plan/Variance Approvals from N.J.Meadowlands Comm.
Letters of Interpretation (wetland delineations) from NJDEP
Permits (wetland disturbance & transition areas) from NJDEP
Waterfront Development Permits from NJDEP
Flood Hazard Area Permits from NJDEP
NJPDES/Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Permits from NJDEP
Solid Waste/Recycling Operating Permits from NJDEP
Wetland Delineations/General Permits from the US Army Corps
Environmental Impact Assessments
WETLANDS - 11/19/20
EXPERIENCE RELATIVE TO THE WETLANDS JURISDICTION OF THE
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS & NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SCOPE OF PROJECTS:
Applications to U.S. Army Corps: Total
A) Wetland Delineations 47
B) Nationwide Permits #7, 14, 18, & 26 15
C) Alternative Site Studies 6
D) Mitigation Plans 3
E) Significant Nexus 1
F) Isolated Wetlands 5
Federal Projects Total: 77
Applications To N.J.D.E.P:
A) Letters Of Interpretation 19
B) General Fill Permits 5
C) Transition Area Waivers 9
D) Alternative Site Studies 1
E) Mitigation Plans 1
State Projects Total: 35
State & Federal Projects Sub-Total: 112
For Client Exclusively:
A) Wetland Identifications 88
B) Expert Court Reports 8
C) Tax Appeals Re: Wetlands Impact 12
Client Projects Sub Total: 108
Projects Grand Total: 220
ATTACHMENT "D" - 11/19/20
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING PROJECTS
HACKENSACK MEADOWLANDS DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 1972 - 1984
Wrote HMDC/State Sanitary Landfill Regulations.
Regulated all private landfills in Hackensack Meadowlands District.
Administered 3 HMDC landfills/balefills, 8,000 Tons/Day. Obtained NJDEP and NJBPU approval.
Administered $12 Million, 2,000 Tons/Day HMDC baling facility. Obtained NJDEP and NJBPU approval. Administered $8 Million budget and 80 operating personnel.
Designed $4 Million, Solid Waste Rate Averaging System. Obtained NJDEP and NJBPU approval. Administered $1 Million budget and 10 operating personnel.
PRIVATE PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE LIST - 11/19/20
Transfer Station/Materials Recovery Facility, 700 cu.yd./Day. Application (Site Plan & EIS) to NJDEP (85-6, Industrial Haulage).
Bergen County Resource Recovery Facility, 3,750 Tons/Day. Application (Site Selection) to Army Corps of Engineers. (85-7).
Bergen County Sanitary Landfill Facility, 3,500 Tons/Day. Application for Rate Averaging approval to NJBPU. (85-1).
Hackensack Meadowlands Solid Waste (Balers & Landfills) Facilities, 8,000 Tons /Day. Rate Averaging approval to NJBPU. (84-16)
Transfer Station/MRF, 800 Tons/Day. Application (Planning Report) to N.J.D.E.P. (85-28, EGRC, Inc.)
Transfer Station/MRF, 250 Tons/Day. Application (Planning Report) to Morris County, N.J. (85-41, Filiberto Sanitation, Inc.)
Passaic County Interim Disposal Facilities, 1,600 Tons/Day. Consultant to the Passaic County Freeholders. (85-32).
Solid Waste Municipal Contract, 200 Tons/Day. Consultant to the Township of Wayne, N.J. (86-36).
Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), 500 Tons/Day. Planning, Site Plan & EIS to NJMC & NJDEP. (88-20, Allegro Sanitation, Inc.)
Materials Recovery/Recycling Facility, 800 Tons/Day. Site Plan and application to Bergen County/NJDEP. (86-45 & 94-5, United Carting, Inc., Browning Ferris Industries, Allied Waste).
Materials Recovery Facility, 400 Tons/Day. Site Plan, EIS & O&M to Hudson County & NJDEP. (84-29, Cardella Trucking Co., Inc.)
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING PROJECTS Continued
Class A & B Recycling Facility, 400 Tons/Day. Site Plan to Paterson, Passaic Co. & NJDEP. (92-2, TCF Glass Recycling Inc.)
Materials Recovery Facility, 100 Tons/Day. Site Plan, and O&M to HMDC & NJDEP. (86-51, C. Pyskaty & Sons).
Class A & B Recycling Facility, 400 Tons/Day. Planning, Site Plan, EIS and applications to West Milford (92-6, SRT).
Materials Recovery Facility, 1200 Tons/Day. Site Plan, EIS, O&M & Applications to Hudson County/NJDEP (Eagle Recycling of NJ 04-15)
Materials Recovery & Recycling Facility, 250 Tons/Day. Site Plan and Application to Bergen County/NJDEP. (95-8, Miele Sanitation).
Leaf Compost Facility, 10,000 cu.yd./Year, Site Plan and Applications to Morris County and NJDEP (96-5, Dan Como & Sons).
Marine Transfer Facility, 10,000 Tons/Day. Consultation to Union County & NJDEP, (00-7, BFI).
Materials Recovery Facility, 450 Tons/Day. Site Plan, EIS and O&M to NJDEP (Interstate 04-1 f/94-5/G BFI/Allied/Garofalo).
Transfer Station/MRF, 100 Tons/Day. Site Plan & O&M to NJDEP (94-5/D BFI/Allied/DiRese).
Materials Recovery Facility, 400 Tons/Day. Site Plan, EIS and O&M to NJMC & NJDEP (01-17, Crossroads Recycling).
Intermodal Facility, 1200 Tons/Day. Site Plan and O&M to Union County and NJDEP. (02-23, Allied/ECDC).
Class B Recycling Facility, 100 Tons/Day. Site Plan and Application To Essex County/NJDEP, (07-5, Silva Recycling).
Class B Recycling Facility, 700 tons/day. Site Plan and Application to Morris County/NJDEP (11-7, Jefferson Recycling).
Class B Recycling Facility, 1000 tons/day. Site Plan and Application to Passaic County/NJDEP (08-1, FYC Recycling).
Class B Recycling Facility, 500 tons/day. Site Plan and Application to Passaic County (19-18, KJ Renzland Excavating Inc.)
Transfer Station/MRF, 100 tons/day. Site Plan and O&M to Somerset County & DEP (15-4, Old Quarry Road Assoc.)
Transfer Station/MRF, 900 tons/day. Site Plan, EIS & O&M Application to NJDEP (18-19 Van Keuren, LLC).
ATTACHMENT "E" - 11/1/20
EXPERT TESTIMONY AS AN ENGINEER AND/OR PLANNER
TESTIFIED AS EXPERT WITNESS BEFORE FOLLOWING COURTS
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (4)
Bergen County Superior Court - Law & Chancery Divisions (7)
Gloucester County Superior Court – Law Division (1)
Hudson County Superior Court – Law & Chancery Division (7)
Passaic County Superior Court - Law & ChanceryDivision (2)
Mercer County Superior Court – Law Division (1)
Monmouth County Superior Court - Law Division (2)
Union County Superior Court – Law Division (1)
Morris County Superior Court - Law Division (2)
N.J. State Tax Court (2)
Bergen County & Hudson County Tax Courts
N.J. Office Of Administrative Law
TESTIFIED AS EXPERT BEFORE FOLLOWING COUNTY FREEHOLDERS
Morris Hudson Bergen Passaic Essex Union
TESTIFIED AS EXPERT WITNESS BEFORE FOLLOWING AGENCIES
New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (previously the HMDC/NJMC)
New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities
Bergen County Utilities Authority, Hudson County Improvement Authority
Bergen County Planning Board, Hudson County Planning Board
TESTIFIED AS EXPERT WITNESS BEFORE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES (86)
Bergen County:Allendale, Bergenfield, Closter, Demarest, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Fairlawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Hillsdale, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Montvale, Norwood, Oradell, Paramus, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teterboro, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Twp., Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff.
Essex County: Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Fairfield, Irvington, Livingston, Montclair, Newark, Orange, Verona, West Caldwell.
Hudson County: Bayonne, Jersey City, Kearny, No. Bergen, Secaucus, Union City.
Mercer County: East Windsor Twp.
Middlesex County: South Brunswick
Monmouth County: Eatontown, Keyport, Ocean Twp.
Morris County: Chester Twp., Denville, Hanover, Jefferson, Montville, Morris Twp., Mount Arlington, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Passaic Twp., Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Washington Twp.
Passaic County: Clifton, Hawthorne, Passaic, Paterson, Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Totowa, Wayne, W. Milford.
Somerset County: Bernards Twp., Watchung, Bernardsville
Union County: Carteret, Cranford, Elizabeth, Linden, Union