Stephen M. Szulecki, M.S., INCE

 

116 Highland Avenue w Highlands w New Jersey 07732

(732) 872-7688

steve_noiseconsultancy@comcast.net w www.noiseconsultancy.com

 

Education

 

1990                            Rutgers , the State University of New Jersey

                                                B.S. Environmental Sciences

                                                Minor: Science Teaching Certification

 

1996                            Rutgers , the State University of New Jersey

                                                M.S. Environmental Sciences

                                               

Employment History

 

2000 - Present             Vice President - The Noise Consultancy, LLC, 309 Van Neste Road ,

                                    Flemington , NJ .

 

2000 - Present             Visiting Lecturer - Rutgers , the State University of New Jersey -                   

                                    Department of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick , NJ .

 

1991 2000                Director - Rutgers Air Pollution Training Program. Department of                    

                                    Environmental Sciences. Rutgers , the State University of New Jersey ,

                                    New Brunswick , NJ . 

 

1996 - 2000                 Assistant Instructor (Faculty Position) - Department of Environmental 

                                                Sciences. Rutgers , the State University of New Jersey , New Brunswick , NJ

 

 

Professional Experiences

 

Member (actively serving) - New Jersey Noise Control Council.  Formal appointment pending from NJ Governor Corizine.  October, 2008 - present. 

 

Consultant - Research Scientist to Rutgers University on the research project, "Railroad Noise in Teaneck , NJ ."  Granting Agency:  US Environmental Protection Agency, September 2005 - Present.  Providing expertise in the areas of environmental acoustical measurement and modeling.

 

Acoustical Consultant to the Township of Lawrence , Lawrenceville , New Jersey , 2000 - present.

 

Occupational Noise Exposure Assessment for US State Dept., Embassy Security Division (Security Agent Trainees & Driving Course Instructors and Trainees), Summit Point , WV , December 2008.

 

Occupational Noise Exposure Assessment for US State Dept., Embassy Security Division ( Agent Trainees & Firing Range Instructors), Summit Point , WV , July 2008.

Subject Matter Expert and Author/Editor to US Environmental Protection Agency for the Revision of EPA 435, Atmospheric Sampling, Student Manual and Laboratory Workbook, June 2007 - June 2008.

 

Subject Matter Expert and Author/Editor to Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Sciences - Air Pollution Training Center, for the Revision of EPA 464, Analytical Methods for Air Quality Standards, Student Manual and Laboratory Workbook, March 2007 - June 2008.

 

Presented Expert Testimony in New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation Administrative Law Hearing, Monticello, NY, representing the objector, Mountain Lodge Estates in the matter of Sullivan County Landfill Expansion Application - May 2007, July 2007, September 2007, and July 2008.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Planning Board Hearing, City of Clifton , NJ , representing the applicant, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Inc., April & May 2008.

 

Acoustical Consultant to the Township of Bridgewater, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Turtle & Hughes Application, January 2007 - September 2007.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Planning Board Hearing, Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, representing the applicant, Terrace Properties, Inc., March 2007.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Zoning Board Hearing, Borough of Tinton Falls, NJ, representing the applicant, Clayton Companies, Inc., March 2007.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Zoning Board Hearing, Borough of Sea Bright, NJ, representing the applicant, Surf Rider Beach Club, October 2006.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Planning Board Hearing, Union Township , PA , representing the objectors, Union Township United, April & May 2006.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Zoning Board Hearing, Borough of Shrewsbury, NJ, representing the applicant, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Inc., March 2006.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Planning Board Hearing, Borough of Old Tappan, NJ, representing the applicant, Colonial Manor, January 2005, February 2005, March 2005, & July 2005.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony at Planning Board Hearing, Hopewell Township , NJ , representing an objector in the Lexicon, Inc., Application, July 2004.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony in Superior Court, Jasper County , Missouri , regarding: William C. Beall vs. James A.Wilbert, Mo-Kan Dragway, Inc., et al., March 2004.

 

Occupational Noise Exposure Assessment for US State Dept., Embassy Security Division ( Firing Range Instructors), Virginia , May 2003.

 

Consultant as a Research Scientist to Rutgers University on a research project entitled: "Road Noise Educational Outreach Program," for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, January 2002-September 2002.  Provided expertise in the areas of residential acoustical construction, the efficacy of low cost sound attenuation measures, and the development of training/outreach materials for professionals and the public at large.

 

Presented Acoustical Expert Testimony on Acoustical Study for City of Long Branch , NJ vs. Koplitz, November 2001, finding for Client.

 

Acoustical Studies/Modeling: City of New York; NYC, NY, New York City Police Department; NYC, NY; Nissan Corporation, Canton, MS; Roche Inc., Branchburg, NJ; BFI, Inc. Tremley Point Marine Transfer Station, Linden, NJ; McDonald's Inc., East Brunswick and Somerset, NJ; Ethicon, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ; Pewter Village Apartments, Collingswood, NJ; Air Management Services, City of Philadelphia, PA; Manalapan Township vs. Raceway Park, Inc., Manalapan, NJ; Recycling Specialists Inc., Jersey City, NJ; Sullivan County (NY) Landfill, (partial listing).

 

Technical Content Reviewer: EPA Course 452: Principles and Practices of Air Pollution Control (Student Manual and Instructors Guide for a classroom/lecture based training course).  Produced by Ices, LTD., under contract from USEPA, Air Pollution Training Institute, September 2002-February 2003.

 

Technical Content Reviewer: EPA Course 413: Control of Particulate Emissions (Student Manual and Instructors Guide for a classroom/lecture based training course).  Produced by Ices, LTD., under contract from USEPA, Air Pollution Training Institute, May-October 1999.

 

Technical Content Reviewer: OL2000: Basic Concepts in Environmental Sciences-Module 1 (computer based training course).  Produced by North Carolina State University , under contract from USEPA, Air Pollution Training Institute, January 1998.

 

Provided Technical Assistance to NJDEP/NJDOT/NJDMV to establish training for DMV personnel to audit privatized vehicle inspection facilities and existing inspection & repair facilities under the new I/M program, 1998.

 

Consultant to Liberty Lakes ( Burlington , NJ ) regarding odor impact at their facility from a local landfill, 1998.

 

Consultant to Township of Roxbury , New Jersey .  Provided advice regarding the air pollution implications of the decommissioning of 150-year-old explosive facility in their jurisdiction, 1997.

 

Provided technical assistance to NJDEP/NJDOT on the use of exhaust carbon monoxide as a surrogate for the evaluation of smoke output from heavy-duty diesel vehicles, 1996. 

 

 

Relevant Skills, Professional Education Courses and Certifications

 

Certified in Community Noise Investigations in the State of New Jersey at Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ, 1999 - present (recertified biannually).

 

Attended the Professional Training Course, Noise Control for Buildings, Manufacturing Plants, Equipment and Products, November 10-14, 2003 in Orlando, FL. Sponsored by Hoover & Keith, Inc, Houston, TX.  Awarded Certificate of Achievement.

 

Attended the Professional Training Course, FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM), November 4-7, 2003 in Franklin, TN. Sponsored by Bowlby & Associates, Inc., Franklin, TN.  Awarded Certificate of Achievement.

 

Attended the Professional Training Course, Noise Control and Low-noise Product Design, October 25-26, 2001 in Portland , ME at Noise-Con 2001.  Sponsored by The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA . .  Awarded Certificate of Achievement.

 

Proficient in the use and application of CadnaA, 3-dimensional, graphical, noise modeling software.

 

Proficient in the Use and Application of Federal Highway Administration sanctioned Traffic Noise Model (TNM).

 

Certified as an Instructor in Visible Emissions Evaluation by Successful Completion of Visible Emissions Evaluation Instructor's Course, sponsored by USEPA, Research Triangle Park , NC ,

December 1990.

 

Developed and administered a professional education program at Rutgers University , Department of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick , NJ .

 

Prepared grant proposals and contracts.

 

Developed professional education courses and associated teaching materials.

 

Operated air quality and acoustical field/laboratory analytical instrumentation and equipment.

 

Evaluated and designed emission capture, transport, and measurement/monitoring systems.

 

Supervised technical and non-technical personnel.

 

Teaching Experience

 

Professional Education Courses:

            Source Sampling for Pollutants (EPA 450)

            Odor Field Enforcement

            Visible Emissions Evaluation Certification/Recertification

            Analytical Methods for Air Quality Standards (EPA 464)

            Atmospheric Sampling (EPA 435)

            Control of Particulate Emissions (EPA 413)

            Control of Gaseous Emissions (EPA 415)

            Industrial Ventilation

            Continuous Emissions Monitoring (EPA 474)

            Principles and Practice of Air Pollution Control (EPA452)

            Air Sampling for Air Toxics

 

Undergraduate Courses:

            Air Sampling and Analysis ( Rutgers University )

            Environmental Science I ( Middlesex County College )

 

Associations, Awards, and Other Activities

 

Member, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, 2007- Present.

 

Air and Waste Management Association-member, Noise & Vibration Committee, 1992-1998.            

 

Certificate of Appreciation from American Industrial Hygiene Association, New Jersey Section, June 2000.

 

Faculty Advisor, Environmental Sciences Club, 1997-2000.

 

Mid-Atlantic States Section of Air & Waste Association 42nd Annual Conference, Pre-conference workshop Co-Chairman, October 1996.

 

American Industrial Hygiene Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor, 1992-93, 1997-2000.

 

Conference Presentations and Lectures

 

Status of Training at the Rutgers Area Training Center .  Presented at the 5th Annual Air Pollution Training Contracts' Conference, December 2-5, 1997 , Raleigh , NC , Invited.

 

Fundamental of Air Sampling.  To be presented at the 42nd Mid-Atlantic States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association Pre-Conference Workshop, Environmental Testing Issues Impacting Industries, October 28, 1996 , Invited. 

 

Classroom Courses vs. Distant Learning Courses, Training Curriculum Development and the Status of Training at the Rutgers Area Training Center .  Presented at the 4th Annual Air Pollution Training Contracts' Conference, September 25-27, 1996 , in Raleigh , NC , Invited.

 

Publications

 

Evaluation of Visible Emissions, (Student Manual), 119 pages, Revised 2004, Robert Hague and Stephen Szulecki. 

 

Odor Enforcement, (Student Manual), 47 pages, Revised 2008, Stephen Szulecki.

 

The Clean Air Act (CAA) and New Jersey , (Fact Sheet), 1996.  B.Turpin, M. Achtau, S. Szulecki , L. Zussman and B. Motherwell. Rutgers Cooperative Extension Publication, Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ.

 

Critical Assessment of Methodologies for the Detection and Measurement of Odors in Ambient Air, 1995, 49 pages, Stephen Szulecki. 

 

Air Sampling and Analysis Laboratory Manual, Manganelli, R.M., Szulecki, S.M., 1999.  Copyright pending.