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SCS professionals are active in, and leaders of industry and professional associations. We organize and participate in workshops and conferences, author and present technical papers, conduct research, and participate in national and state-level legislative and rule-making processes and regulatory policy. Our engineers, environmental consultants, and scientists work in close coordination on environmental solutions.

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James Law
Project Director
O. (919) 662-3015

Mr. Law is SCS Engineers’ National Geotechnical Expert. He has over three decades of engineering and management experience in geotechnical engineering, solid waste management, landfill engineering and construction quality assurance services.

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    • Mr. Law is SCS Engineers’ National Geotechnical Expert. He has over three decades of engineering and management experience in: geotechnical engineering and subsurface soil investigation/exploration programs (including embankment and MSE Wall evaluation), solid waste management, landfill engineering and closure design, LFG blower and flare foundation design, geotechnical and geosynthetic/soil material testing and analysis, resident/construction engineering and construction quality assurance services, project scheduling and construction cost estimate, foundation bearing/settlement analysis and design, liquefaction analysis, static and seismic slope stability analyses using STABL program, seismic permanent displacement analysis, geosynthetic reinforced slope, embankment and pavement design, writing of geotechnical soil reports, and construction completion certification reports.
      Mr. Law’s solid waste management experience also includes landfill gas collection and utilization as alternate energy, LFG equipment procurement for overseas, material recovery facilities, solid waste transfer station facilities, aerobic bioreactor landfill remediation, bioreactor slope stability analysis, leachate recirculation evaluations in obtaining RD&D permit, and many other major permit amendments for alternate bottom liner (including final cover system) and leachate collection systems through performance equivalency demonstrations using HELP and MULTIMED modeling throughout US.
      In 2012, he served as a panel judge at the US EPA’s Peer Review Panel Meeting for Grants: People, Prosperity, and the Planet – P3 – Phase II Competition in Washington D.C. for projects related to solid waste management, recycling and reused of materials, and the alternate renewable green energy sources. For the last 3 years since 2013, he served as a judge for the AAEES 2013 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science Awards E3 Competition, for entries in Research, Planning, Design, and Operations/Management categories. Other paper/publication review experience includes publishing papers at national and international conferences, as well as serving as a paper reviewer for the Editorial Board of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) on regular basis.
      Contact James at 919-662-3015 or JLaw@scsengineers.com

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Michelle Leonard
Vice President/Project Director
O. (626) 792-9593

Ms. Leonard is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and our National Expert in Solid Waste Planning & Recycling and Sustainability. She has over 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management, with emphasis in Sustainable Materials Management, including solid waste management planning and facilities.

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    • Michelle Leonard is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and our National Expert in Solid Waste Planning & Recycling and Sustainability. She has over 30 years of experience in sustainable materials management, including environmental consulting and project management with an emphasis on solid waste management planning and facilities. She has assisted public and private sector clients in the preparation of solid waste management plans; designed and implemented waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs; and evaluated existing programs to identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle solid waste. Ms. Leonard has prepared plans and permits for transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and drop-off and buy-back centers. As part of these projects, she has completed environmental impact assessments, facility permit applications, odor and dust control plans, and other support documents. Ms. Leonard has a strong working knowledge of solid waste management regulations and practices, and has presented numerous successful projects to city, county, and state regulators.
      Ms. Leonard is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), including International Board Immediate Past President; Past Director of SWANA’s Recycling and Special Waste Technical Division; and is on the Board of Directors of SWANA’s Southern California Founding Chapter (2009 to present). She is also a Past Director of the Southern California Waste Management Forum and Past President of the Women’s Environmental Council.
      Contact Michelle at 626-792-9593 or MLeonard@scsengineers.com

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