Professional Air Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME) with 20 years experience in interpreting state regulations and federal laws, determining regulatory compliance requirements, assessing sample analysis plans, performing data evaluation, report writing, and evaluating/selecting applicable environmental management software programs.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers - Former Member
Demonstrated ability to interface with IT organizations
Focused on positive interaction between environmental and other company departments
Ability to work well under pressure
Bi-lingual - fluent in Spanish
Air Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME)Feb 2015 - Mar 2017 WRPSRichland, WA
Served as SME for Hanford Radioactive Air Emissions program and Air Operating Permit by interpreting and addressing radiological and toxic air pollutant regulations and compliance issues.
Prepared position papers and written assessments for field representatives regarding air quality compliance determinations.
Participated in select review of Notices of Construction (NOC) application(s).
Managed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)/40 CFR part 63 subpart ZZZZ at 200 E. and 200 W. tank farm locations.
Technical reviewer for TFC Plan 71 - Quality Analysis for Radioactive Air Emissions Sampling, Monitoring and Reporting.
Interfaced with DOE, other Hanford contractors (OHCs), and regulators in the Radioactive/Air Toxics Schedule Interface (RATSI) and Contractor Air Interface Meetings.
Chaired monthly RTAM (with WDOH) and Air Peer Team meetings.
Prepared annual and
sustainability Greenhouse Gas, Criteria and Toxics Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory,
and Radiological Air Emissions reports.
Co-developed High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter Management Plan - WDOH accepted.
Participated in negotiation of regulatory air issues with local, and state regulatory agencies.
Backup audit coordinator with environmental regulatory agencies (Ecology, Health and EPA) for conducting regulatory air quality and RCRA site inspections.
Reviewed and approved asbestos work plans, notices of intent and construction for submission to local agencies (Ecology and Benton Country Clean Air Agency).
Served as senior environmental lead and led technical team for Title V air quality permit (permitting, BACT, PSD, and NSR compliance curriculums) for two refinery facilities (Artesia & Lovington).
Provided technical guidance for selecting/installing stack sampling devices for monitoring sulfur, mercury, VOCs, hexavalent chrome, and ammonia.
Implemented RICE/MACT program for stationary and non-road engines (coordination with purchasing, construction, maintenance and operations groups).
Assessed fenceline monitoring strategy and evaluated CEMS/CPMS technologies for analysis selection and data integration.
Provided regulatory compliance support to other departments (engineering, operations, maintenance and safety) to ensure capital projects were aware of potential air quality environmental impacts.
Ensured good working relationships with federal, state and local regulatory agencies during site audits/field inspections, environmental meetings and quarterly meetings.
Updated and maintained environmental management system (EMS) software program so that data quality, analysis and permit/report requirements were addressed and submitted on a timely basis.
Developed budget, historical analysis and forecasting.
Implemented compliance inspections that evaluated air quality permit conditions and developed action plans to reduce environmental liabilities.
Participated in quarterly consultant/contractor/regulator meetings and presentations that addressed environmental issues and proposed plans of action.
Provided input to develop training program with IT (computer-based training modules) for staff, applicable department employees and contractors.
Senior Program Manager/Project ConsultantFeb 2011 - Mar 2014 Port of TacomaTacoma, WA
Managed and lead crucial air quality, emission reduction initiatives, environmental sustainability programs that were in compliance with local, state and federal air quality laws and regulations.
Advised and provided senior level environmental air quality guidance to engineering/construction/maintenance departments for new/existing construction projects.
Member of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy to further reduce maritime-related diesel emissions from cargo-handling equipment, rail, harbor craft, ocean-going vessels and trucks.
Oversaw Clean Truck Program to help drayage trucks reduce emissions so that by Jan. 1, 2018, all drayage trucks must have 2007 or newer model year engines.
Obtained funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant program to partner with Tacoma Rail to re-power or replace a locomotive with a cleaner engine and idle-reduction technology to reduce emissions by more than 50 percent.
Involved with technical team to develop environmental software program that scheduled sampling, evaluated data, performed trend analysis, and checked for compliance with laws, regulations, and reporting requirements.
Environmental ManagerOct 2006 - Oct 2011 Murphy Oil USAEl Dorado, AR
Managed environmental permitting and compliance programs for air, water and waste at site facilities throughout the U.S.
Provided analysis and interpretations for new and existing environmental regulations to engineering, construction, and operations departments for capital projects.
Worked with engineering/consultants to install new and upgraded pollution reduction equipment to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) by nearly 1,400 tons per year, as well as minimizing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter and carbon monoxide.
Evaluated ambient air monitoring stations for installation near adjacent communities to track emissions.
Assessed effectiveness of proposed covers on two wastewater tanks to reduce odors and control VOC emissions.
Promoted corporate environmental policy by educating and assisting operations staff to seek innovative ways to ensure environmental compliance at site facilities.
Coordinated with legal team in key client, regulatory, public meetings, negotiations to resolve NOVs, Consent Orders, and enforcement actions.
Assisted in implementing an Environmental Management System software program managed field data, track compliance issues, conduct inspections, and identify deadlines for submitting reports required as part of the permit.
Environmental Compliance ManagerMar 2004 - Oct 2006 Tetco - Flying J IncNorth Salt Lake, UT
Managed regulatory compliance program for site operations involving multi-media impacts with air, water, and waste.
Provided technical guidance for compliance with Title V permits including federally enforceable emissions limits, compliance schedules, monitoring, record-keeping and reporting requirements.
Evaluated proposed emission controls technology (caustic scrubber, ultra-low nitrogen oxides (NOx) burners on heaters and boilers, and flue gas filter system) to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), NOx, and particulate matter (PM).
Assessed upgrades to leak detection and repair program, including the installation of low-leaking valves, and proposal to minimize or eliminate fugitive benzene emissions from waste operations.
Provided direction and guidance to site's key managers regarding state's environmental climate by proactively discussing critical issues that potentially impacted site operations and recommended action plans.
Ensured that all capital improvement projects involving environmental permits, and emissions reporting complied with regulatory requirements.
Interfaced with State and Local environmental agencies for site inspections; and discuss permit compliance issues, negotiations, regulatory interpretations, NOVs, Consent Orders, and provide corrective measures status updates.
Assisted in selection and development of Environmental Management System (EMS) software program to schedule, track and manage environmental testing results, data analysis, permits, plans, and report submittals to EPA/State Regulatory Agencies.
Conducted and provided training for compliance audits for all facilities.
Environmental ConsultantJan 2002 - Jan 2004 Crawford EnvironmentalLehi, UT
Provided senior level technical support and strategic advice for: SPCC/SWPP Plans, NPDES permits, chemical profiling - waste disposal, emergency response, Ph1-2 ESA, geotechnical site investigations, geologic fault studies, site assessment and remediation with RCRA/CERCLA programs, and indoor air quality studies with vapor intrusion/mold/radon mitigation.
Senior Environmental ProfessionalJan 2001 - Jan 2002 Pentacore - StantecSalt Lake City, UT
Provided technical support regulatory compliance, permitting and remediation issues to private industry.
Interfaced with company personnel and regulatory agencies to resolve NOVS, consent orders and citizen complaints.
Secured NPDES permits, prepared SWPP/SPCC plans.
Evaluated best management practices (BMPs) and evaluated new treatment technologies for application.
Conducted due diligence evaluations (Ph1-2 ESA) during site acquisitions to minimize or eliminate potential environmental liabilities.
Managed and directed assessment and remediation projects to meet requirements CWA, RCRA, CERCLA programs.
Regional Environmental ManagerJan 1995 - Jan 2001 Terracon - Sunrise EngineeringDraper, UT
Prepared storm water, SPCC and pollution prevention discharge plans, NPDES-Wetland permits for private industry.
Directed spill response team, assessment/remediation and waste management/disposal services.
Completed Ph1-2 ESA, geotechnical evaluations, environmental permits, and NEPA (EA/EIS) studies to support planned construction projects.
Developed drinking water source protection plans and conjunctive use studies.
Conducted water resource evaluations/development and secured water rights for small, rural communities.
Evaluated new treatment technologies and best available practices for project implementation.
Master of Science: EH&S2019 (Online - Enroll in Fall of 2017) University of FindlayOH Environmental Health & Safety
MBA: Business Management2005 University of PhoenixProvo, Utah Business Management
Master of Science: Environmental Science1985 University of HoustonClear Lake, TX Physical Science - Geology
Bachelor of Science: Geology1981 The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH Geology
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish1980 The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH Spanish Business
Training & Continuing Education
Radioactive Air Monitoring
and Sampling Training– TMS Technical Specialists
NSR/PSD, Title V Permitting – Trinity Consultants
Air Quality Regulations in WA – Trinity Consultants
NSPS & NESHAPS Quad I, J and Z Training – Trinity Consultants
Air Quality Control Training
– California Air Resources Board (ARB)
NW Opacity Certification – Visible Emission Evaluation - EPA Method 9: Yakima Clean Air Agency: WA, OR
Asbestos Worker, Management Planner, Project Designer, Inspector: WA Department of L&I, EPA
OSHA 40-, 24-and 8-hour
Hazardous Waste Operator Training - Hammer
Master of Science : EH&S 2019 (Online - Enroll in Fall of 2017) MBA : Business Management 2005 Master of Science : Environmental Science 1985 Bachelor of Science : Geology 1981 Bachelor of Arts : Spanish 1980
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