Scott Brubaker

Scott Brubaker is Director of the Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review (PCER) at the Department of Environmental Protection. PCER coordinates and facilitates the review of large, complex projects that require permits from multiple programs at DEP, as well as managing the federal NEPA process for the Department. PCER has been designed as the point of intake for waiver applications and performs a completeness review prior to forwarding the request on to the appropriate program at DEP for substantive review and decision.

Tony DiLodovico

Regulatory Consultant Mr. DiLodovico, President of Tony D Environmental Permitting, LLC has over 30 years of technical experience. He provides regulatory and environ-mental consultation services regarding all Federal, State and local Land Devel-opment and Environmental Engineering permit, and regulatory compliance programs. His many years of administrative and technical experience, while working with and for governmental agencies on the State and Federal levels, provides Mr. DiLodovico with the necessary insight to develop, expedite and resolve complex permit and regulatory compliance issues. He is considered by both the regulators and the regulated community as an “expert” in Regulatory Compliance for regulatory programs including water, wastewater, solid waste, planning, land use, enforcement, soil erosion, flood plain management, pollution prevention and stormwater management. He is an active representative in numerous NJDEP stakeholders groups and task forces including those dealing specifically with NJPDES, the Surface Water Quality Standards, Stormwater Management, Sustainable Communities, Individual Subsurface Disposal Systems, Water Supply and Water Quality/Wastewater Management Planning. Since 1992, Tony has been the regulatory compliance consultant for the New Jersey Builders Association representing NJBA at all meetings with NJDEP senior staff and numerous stakeholder meetings. He is also an environmental consultant for the Association of Environmental Authorities, the Environmental Business Council, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce providing technical and regulatory advice on all permitting issues. Mr. DiLodovico has established strong, professional working relationships with the NJDEP Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, Directors and associated staff at all NJDEP Elements and Divisions as well as other Federal, Local and special jurisdictional areas. These relationships coupled with his permitting and compliance experience enable him to assist clients to effectively and efficiently navigate through regulatory programs, thereby reducing processing time, costs and non-compliance. Mr. DiLodovico previously served as Branch Chief with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 2 for both the Construction Grants and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pro-grams. He was also a USEPA Region 2 project manager in the superfund pro-gram, the Federal Coordinator for an interagency agreement between USEPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers and promulgated State of New Jersey regulations and policies while on a special assignment with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

John Gray

John Gray is Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner at the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Prior to his current work, John was the NJDEP’s Environmental Justice Coordinator in the Office of Environmental Justice, and a case manager in the Division of Water Quality. Prior to work at the NJDEP, John was a consultant on land use, site remediation, and air permitting projects. He is a student at Seton Hall University School of Law and focuses studies on corporate governance, international trade, and environmental law.

Michael J. Gross

Mr. Gross, chair of the Environmental Law Practice Area at Giordano, Halleran and Ciesla, handles all aspects of New Jersey and federal environmental law, including permitting and litigation, CAFRA, sewage disposal and water supply, wetlands, riparian (tidelands) law, solid waste, flood hazard areas, siting of energy and other industrial facilities, site remediation, Pinelands, Highlands, cultural resources, stormwater, wastewater planning, water and air pollution. Mr. Gross also appears before planning and zoning boards and has handled complex construction litigation matters. Mr. Gross is environmental counsel to the New Jersey Builders Association and general counsel to the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. The Environmental Law Department authored the environmental law section of The New Jersey Land Use and Environmental Law Treatise and Mr. Gross co-authors the New Jersey Water Law Survey updates to the Waters and Water Rights Treatise. He has been involved in major litigation both before the New Jersey courts and the Office of Administrative Law and has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division. Mr. Gross has served as an expert witness in cases before the New Jersey Superior Court and the U.S. District Court.

Michael L. Pisauro, Jr.

Born in Trenton, I have been a local resident for most of my life. I received my Bachelor of Science in Economics from James Madison University and my J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. I am actively involved in my community. Hopewell Township appointed me to the Hopewell Valley Green Futures Task Force. In 2010 I was nominated by the Governor and approved by the Senate to serve on the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board. I served on the board of the Pennington Business and Professional Association from February 2004 to March 2010, first as Secretary and later as Vice President. In 2008 my article “Renewable Energy and Land Use Law” was published in the Natural Resources and Environment Journal. I have also contributed material to one of the newsletters produced by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. In 2011 and 2012 I was a panelist discussing New Jersey’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional Board at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section Forum Weekend. My 2011 presentation and 2012 presentation about the LSRP Board can be downloaded. I concentrate my practice in all matters involving business and the environment. I represent businesses from their inception – providing guidance in choosing form of entity for formation, and preparing the necessary operating documents, including by-laws, shareholder agreements, operating agreements – and through the company’s growth in negotiating and preparing contracts, employment agreements. I also represent clients in the lending process and both individuals and businesses in the sale/purchase of companies. My environmental practice involves representation of non-profit and local groups in the promotion of a better environment. I am the registered lobbyist for a local group. I have also reviewed draft environmental impact statements and submitted comments to public agencies on proposed projects and regulations. I have tried many matters, including consumer fraud, personal injury, breach of contract, and eminent domain.. I have also aided clients whose property has been taken by eminent domain (condemnation) by a public authority. I am a member of the American Bar Association and its section of Environment, Energy and Resources, as well as the Business Law section. I am also a member of the Environmental Law Institute. I am admitted to the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Goerge T. Vallone

President of the Hoboken Brownstone Company in Hoboken, New Jersey. For over 32 years, Mr. Vallone has been developing real estate along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.” The firm focuses on the redevelopment of large-scale mixed use urban brownfields, including the successful redevelopment of 1.8 MSF of mixed-uses at the Maxwell House Coffee property on the Hoboken waterfront. “Maxwell Place on the Hudson” was voted Best Urban Large Scale Mixed Use Development in 2010 by NJ Future. Together with his general contracting company, Mr. Vallone has helped build over 1,000 units of affordable housing in New Jersey. Since 2005, Mr. Vallone has been redeveloping the former Van Leer Chocolate Factory site and two other Brownfield properties in downtown Jersey City, which will turn 10 acres of former industrial properties into over 700 residential units, retail, and parking. “Van Leer Place” won the 2010 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for Innovative Technology. Aside from his professional endeavors, Mr. Vallone is actively involved in numerous trade groups and community development activities: Vice President of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and Chairman of the NJBA Mixed Use Developers Affiliate; President of Our House, a non-profit housing and services provider for adults with disabilities; Member of the Rutgers Graduate School of Business Finance Department’s Advisory Board; as a Professor he teaches Real Estate Development Finance to graduate students and is a regular guest lecturer for the Rutgers Short Course series on Environmental Redevelopment and Finance. His company sponsors internships for Rutgers and Fordham University’s MBA Candidates interested in careers in real estate. Mr. Vallone has vast experience presenting to various audiences on a multitude of topics. Recent speaking engagements include: Winning Land Negotiation Strategies at the Urban Land Institute of the National Association of Realtors, Redevelopment Financing at the Environmental Banker’s Association; Structured Selling Financing & JVs at the National Brownfield’s Association; and lastly, various topics related to entrepreneurship, real estate development, finance, and sustainability to students of Rutgers Graduate School of Business, NYU, & NJIT. George earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Gettysburg College in 1976. He also earned an MBA in International Finance & Marketing from Fordham’s Graduate School of Business in 1978. He has been a licensed NJ Real Estate Broker since 1986.

Lucy Vandenberg, AICP

Lucy I. Vandenberg joined PlanSmart NJ as its Executive Director in the Spring of 2011. She has a broad background in land use planning, community development, housing, and urban revitalization. She is a licensed professional planner. Lucy Vandenberg most recently served as Planning and Redevelopment Aide for Mayor Dana L. Redd in the City of Camden. Her focus included creating new energy-efficiency programs for the City and developing a strategy to revitalize abandoned properties. Previous to this, Ms. Vandenberg was the Executive Director of the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) from 2003 until 2010, where she supervised a staff of 25. Ms. Vandenberg reviewed and approved municipal affordable housing plans and local land use ordinances for over 300 municipalities participating with COAH, the state agency established by the NJ Fair Housing Act of 1985 to implement the Mt. Laurel Supreme Court affordable housing decisions. Earlier in her career, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor for housing and urban revitalization in Governor James E. McGreevey’s administration. From 1997 to 2002, Ms. Vandenberg worked in the non-profit sector, serving as the Associate Director of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, a statewide association of affordable housing and community development organizations working to build communities. She has a master’s degree from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Ms. Vandenberg is a member of the Board of Directors of Preservation New Jersey and serves as a member of the Mercer County Open Space Preservation.

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