Dr. Agovino is
an environmental professional with over 30 years of diversified experience in environmental science, ecological science, public,
environmental and occupational health. His areas of technical expertise include; soils, wetlands, sewage disposal, contamination
assessment, site remediation, environmental health program administration, project management, regulatory enforcement and
technical training. He has extensive experience in working with federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies
throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland, including the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (USACOE), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), United States Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(NYSDEC) and others.
He has conducted approximately 5,000 soil
evaluations, 2,000 wetland evaluations and habitat assessments throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts
and Maryland utilizing currently accepted methodologies. He has also conducted identification and evaluations of habitats
of numerous rare or endangered species in New Jersey and Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York, including the
timber rattlesnake, Indiana bat, upland sandpiper, prairie wedge grass, northern running-pine, Pine Barrens tree frog, snowy
egret, northern harrier, black-crowned night herons, osprey, least tern, tricolored heron, black skimmer, common tern, little
blue heron, great blue heron, barred owl, red-shouldered hawk, Blanding’s turtle, wood turtle and bog turtle. In
addition, he has authored or co-authored approximately 300 Environmental Impact Statements pursuant to local ordinances in
New Jersey and New York, as well as papers published in professional journals.
He has testified as an expert witness in numerous
municipalities before planning boards, boards of adjustment and environmental commissions, as well as in Superior Court and
Federal District Court in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He served as a Community Noise Advisor (CNA) with the former Federal
ECHO program and the National League of Cities and was one of three original CNA's for New Jersey's first ECHO program.
He also served as Vice Chairman of the Technical Committees to revise the New Jersey Regulations (NJAC 7:9-2.1, et seq.) pertaining
to soils evaluation and onsite sewage disposal and is a faculty coordinator and instructor for several continuing education
courses at Cook College, Rutgers University.
Dr. Agovino is a licensed New Jersey Health Officer, Registered
Environmental Health Specialist and a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). He is also a certified Professional
Wetland Scientist with the Society of Wetland Scientists and a Registered Sanitarian with the National Environmental Health
Association. He holds certifications from the NJDEP as a Subsurface Evaluator and the New Jersey Department of Health and
Senior Services as a Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor.