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Dave Palmerton, PG, has more than 35 years of experience in environmental consulting in the areas of environmental liability assessment, investigation, remediation, due diligence, and construction quality control. His experience includes consulting to a variety of large commercial, industrial, and academic entities. He also has extensive experience with the energy industry, specifically oil and gas upstream operations. He has managed strategic and technical environmental consulting issues for Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States. Mr. Palmerton is a professional geologist in several states and is also a former Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

    • Mr. Palmerton provides senior technical oversight, strategic support, and cost control for large multi-component environmental sites. Consulting assignments have included environmental science-based investigations, including soil, sediment, groundwater, and dense non-aqueous phase (DNAPL) investigations and remediation at some of the nation’s most high-profile sites. He also provides litigation support regarding contaminant transport, hydrogeology, geology, geographic information systems, and hazardous waste remediation.
      His knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements has resulted in successful negotiations with regulatory agencies on the behalf of several clients.
      He has managed and performed numerous Phase I, Phase II, due diligence, and remediation projects, including a solar farm geotechnical and environmental projects. He has managed the closure of large oil fields, plugged over 1,000 oil and gas wells, deconstructed oil and gas pipelines and facilities, and performed remediation of petroleum contaminated soil and groundwater.
      Additional experience includes sampling and assessment of Superfund sites; underground storage tank remediation; groundwater, DNAPL, sediment, soil and biota sampling and analysis; and quality control for a uranium hexafluoride processing facility construction project.
      Additional experience includes sampling and assessment of Superfund sites; underground storage tank remediation; groundwater, DNAPL, sediment, soil and biota sampling and analysis; and quality control for a uranium hexafluoride processing facility construction project.

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Mr. Parker is a Project Director and industry leader in solid waste facility planning and design. He has over 35 years of experience in the assessment, planning, design, and construction of transfer stations, household hazardous waste facilities, compost facilities, and landfills. He is a certified Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, New Mexico, and Texas, and a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).

    • Mr. Parker is a Project Director and industry leader in solid waste facility planning and design. He has over 35 years of experience in the assessment, planning, design, and construction of transfer stations, household hazardous waste facilities, compost facilities, and landfills. He is a certified Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, New Mexico, and Texas, and a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).

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Mr. Parra is a Senior Project Professional in our Tracer division. His primary responsibility is to assist facilities that use anhydrous ammonia in addressing EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) and OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM). Those duties include facilitating onsite Process Hazard Analysis studies, Process Safety Management auditing, and Risk Management studies.

    • Mr. Parra is a Senior Project Professional in our Tracer division. His primary responsibility is to assist facilities that use anhydrous ammonia in addressing EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) and OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM). Those duties include facilitating onsite Process Hazard Analysis studies, Process Safety Management auditing, and Risk Management studies.
      He began his career in ammonia refrigeration shortly after obtaining his degree working at Polar Brewery in Venezuela as an Engineering Services Mechanical Maintenance Analyst. Polar Brewery utilizes an ammonia refrigeration system containing 150,000 pounds of ammonia and is one of Latin America’s largest breweries by volume. After several years of working in Venezuela he relocated to the United States where he continued to work with ammonia refrigeration on a 99,000-pound system at Unilever Ice Cream North America in Henderson, NV as an Engineering Services Maintenance Supervisor. He had responsibilities that included managing the facility refrigeration system, related PSM/RMP Programs and Nevada’s Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP).
      Prior to joining SCS Tracer environmental Juan worked for Lineage Logistics as the Engineering / Maintenance Manager for their 700,000 sf. cold storage facility in Mira Loma, CA. Once again his key responsibilities included managing the facility’s ammonia refrigeration system, PSM/RMP programs and California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program. He additionally managed environmental and safety programs, budgeted and executed capital projects, prepared and managed budgets, achieved significant energy savings, among others.

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Navin Patel is a Project Professional with our Remote Monitoring & Control Services (RMC) Group. He is an engineering leader with experience managing projects and developing new products. He has been awarded nine patents and has a passion for developing new and innovative products.

    • Navin Patel is a Project Professional with our Remote Monitoring & Control Services (RMC) Group. He is an engineering leader with experience managing projects and developing new products. He has been awarded nine patents and has a passion for developing new and innovative products.

Shashank Patel, PE, provides engineering support services for design, permitting, construction management, liner installation CQA services, and reporting for landfill projects. He also supports GCCS system design, construction, and regulatory compliance. He is also responsible for tasks involving regulatory compliance of several sites subject to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) throughout the state of Georgia and Alabama, specifically the review of monthly LFG data and system design and construction quality assurance (CQA). He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Michigan and Georgia.

    • Shashank Patel, PE, provides engineering support services for design, permitting, construction management, liner installation CQA services, and reporting for landfill projects. He also supports GCCS system design, construction, and regulatory compliance. He is also responsible for tasks involving regulatory compliance of several sites subject to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) throughout the state of Georgia and Alabama, specifically the review of monthly LFG data and system design and construction quality assurance (CQA). He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Michigan and Georgia.
      His education focused in water, solid waste, and air quality regulations and water quality, energy systems, and solid waste design.

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Wayne Pearce, PG, has over four decades of environmental project experience, with emphasis in groundwater impact assessment, groundwater and soil gas monitoring, environmental remediation, and solid waste/hazardous waste management. He manages environmental projects ranging from small site inspections to multi-year evaluation and monitoring investigations. Many of these projects involve evaluation of environmental impacts, and monitoring and compliance for both closed and active solid/hazardous waste management facilities, including establishing monitoring systems, preparing monitoring and compliance plans, performing ongoing monitoring through sample collection and analysis, evaluation of field and laboratory analysis results, and preparation of regulatory compliance reports for detection monitoring, evaluation monitoring, and corrective action implementation and assessment. Currently, Mr. Pearce serves as Project Manager for multiple landfill monitoring and compliance projects; Practice Area Leader for groundwater; and National Partner for Quality Management.

    • Wayne Pearce, PG, has over four decades of environmental project experience, with emphasis in groundwater impact assessment, groundwater and soil gas monitoring, environmental remediation, and solid waste/hazardous waste management. He manages environmental projects ranging from small site inspections to multi-year evaluation and monitoring investigations. Many of these projects involve evaluation of environmental impacts, and monitoring and compliance for both closed and active solid/hazardous waste management facilities, including establishing monitoring systems, preparing monitoring and compliance plans, performing ongoing monitoring through sample collection and analysis, evaluation of field and laboratory analysis results, and preparation of regulatory compliance reports for detection monitoring, evaluation monitoring, and corrective action implementation and assessment. Currently, Mr. Pearce serves as Project Manager for multiple landfill monitoring and compliance projects; Practice Area Leader for groundwater; and National Partner for Quality Management.
      Mr. Pearce also directs projects for investigation of hazardous waste sites and related impacts, and conducts Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs) for property transactions and development. In addition to site assessments for development and Brownfields projects, he conducts Phase II assessments to define the nature and extent of environmental impacts at hundreds of sites throughout the United States. In addition to extensive experience in California, he has managed projects in approximately 30 states, plus Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. He also has participated in the first Groundwater Scientific Trade Mission between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
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Mr. Pearson is a Project Director in our Kansas City office. He is a water/wastewater engineer with over 40 years’ experience in water treatment plant design and process design. Project experience includes sewer and waterline extensions, water treatment plant design, and well system design, client management, mentoring of project designers, and project management from preliminary design through construction phase engineering. Mr. Pearson is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas, and a qualified Environmental Professional.

    • Mr. Pearson is a Project Director in our Kansas City office. He is a water/wastewater engineer with over 40 years’ experience in water treatment plant design and process design. Project experience includes sewer and waterline extensions, water treatment plant design, and well system design, client management, mentoring of project designers, and project management from preliminary design through construction phase engineering. Mr. Pearson is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas, and a qualified Environmental Professional.

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Mr. Pernu is a Project Professional in our Energy division. He has six years of experience and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

    • Mr. Pernu is a Project Professional in our Energy division. He has six years of experience and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Eric Peterson
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Eric Peterson
Vice President/Project Director/National Expert on Elevated Temperature Landfills and on Landfill Gas Control
Medford, NJ
National Expert: Landfill Gas Control; Elevated Temperature Landfills
O. (609) 654-4000

Mr. Eric Peterson, PE, is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and the manager our Medford, New Jersey, office. He is also our National Expert on Landfill Gas Control and one of our National Experts on Elevated Temperature Landfills. Eric directs landfill-gas (LFG) investigations and energy utilization studies, provides due diligence for energy and carbon emission reduction investors and designs LFG systems for energy recovery and control of emissions, odors, and migration. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in several states.

    • Mr. Eric Peterson, PE, is a Vice President of SCS Engineers and the manager our Medford, New Jersey, office. He is also our National Expert on Landfill Gas Control and one of our National Experts on Elevated Temperature Landfills. Eric directs landfill-gas (LFG) investigations and energy utilization studies, provides due diligence for energy and carbon emission reduction investors and designs LFG systems for energy recovery and control of emissions, odors, and migration. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in several states.
      Mr. Peterson directs LFG investigations and energy utilization studies, provides due diligence for energy and carbon emission reduction investors, designs LFG systems for energy recovery and control of emissions, odors and migration, and provides training and consulting for system operations and optimization. He also is involved in bioreactor and leachate recirculation system engineering and operations consulting.
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      His projects involve permitting, design, construction engineering, system start-up and trouble-shooting. He has designed over 150 LFG systems including LFG recovery systems; emissions and odor control systems; and systems to protect buildings located adjacent to and on landfills. As an expert in landfill emissions, air regulations and associated permitting and compliance requirements, he has conducted training air compliance seminars to both private waste firms and regulatory agencies.
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Mr. Petoyan directs SCS’s nationwide Operations, Monitoring, and Maintenance, (OM&M) practice. He has technical and management experience in environmental engineering, including design, construction, and operation of regulatory compliance systems and energy recovery facilities.

    • Galen Petoyan directs SCS’s nationwide Operations, Monitoring, and Maintenance (OM&M) practice. He has technical and management experience in environmental engineering, including design, construction, and operation of regulatory compliance systems and energy recovery facilities.
      Practice Areas
      Mr. Petoyan’s experience has primarily involved landfill gas (LFG) control and recovery; landfill fire containment, control, and emergency response; surface emission monitoring and control; odor detection and management; liquids management, including leachate collection, treatment, and disposal; volatile organic compound (VOC) vapor extraction and disposal; groundwater pump and treat; landfill post-closure monitoring, maintenance, and reporting; data management, validation, and reporting; remote telemetry; compliance auditing; and health and safety program deployment and implementation.
      Mr. Petoyan is also responsible for implementing the firm’s technical review, quality assurance, health and safety, and compliance audit programs. Other remediation experience includes underground storage tank (UST) removal, dig-and-haul, and bioremediation cleanup of contaminated soil.

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Christopher Petro
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Christopher Petro
Project Manager
Santa Maria, CA
O. (805) 348-4208

Mr. Petro is a Project Manager for our Tracer division, providing technical and managerial support for environmental, regulatory, and land use projects. He has 15 years of experience in planning, engineering, grant writing and construction development. He currently manages projects in SCS’s Central California Compliance environmental services group with offices in Santa Maria and Bakersfield, California.

    • Mr. Petro is a Project Manager for our Tracer division, providing technical and managerial support for environmental, regulatory, and land use projects. He has 15 years of experience in planning, engineering, grant writing and construction development. He currently manages projects in SCS’s Central California Compliance environmental services group with offices in Santa Maria and Bakersfield, California.
      Additional experience includes working as an engineer for the City of Santa Maria, CA. He worked extensively with CEQA, MPO, county, state and federal government regulatory bodies, including environmental review, clearance, permitting and all logistical issues pertaining to inter-jurisdictional needs for capital improvement projects.
      Mr. Petro planned, scoped, designed and managed the construction of capital improvement projects worth millions of dollars for the City of Santa Maria. He managed development and application of over $5M in county, state, and federal grants, and served as project manager for a two-year development of the City of Santa Maria’s first Active Transportation Plan, a multi-disciplinary plan detailing existing city infrastructure, harmonizing the bicycle, pedestrian, ADA and Safe Routes to School plans by analyzing different metrics (e.g. level of traffic stress, land use criteria) for existing and future infrastructure opportunities including accounting for right of way and zoning constraints. The project included working collaboratively with public and private stakeholders, political interests, and inter-departmental collaboration

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Anthony Pezzotti, PG, has been an environmental professional since 2011. He is experienced in field sampling, reporting, assessment, and remediation of contaminated sites and manages many projects related to redevelopment of contaminated sites. He also provides in-depth technical knowledge of regulatory agency and county codes, statistics, and sampling methodologies. Experience includes due diligence and site investigations, environmental studies, soil management oversight, and groundwater and gas sampling and monitoring. Facilities include former/current agricultural and commercial sites, lake fill sites, and former landfills.

    • Anthony Pezzotti, PG, has been an environmental professional since 2011. He is experienced in field sampling, reporting, assessment, and remediation of contaminated sites and manages many projects related to redevelopment of contaminated sites. He also provides in-depth technical knowledge of regulatory agency and county codes, statistics, and sampling methodologies. Experience includes due diligence and site investigations, environmental studies, soil management oversight, and groundwater and gas sampling and monitoring. Facilities include former/current agricultural and commercial sites, lake fill sites, and former landfills.
      He is familiar with regulatory policies and reporting requirements and has prepared technical reports including site assessments, soil management, health and safety plans, and continued groundwater monitoring reports and analysis.
      Mr. Pezzotti has performed due diligence work for Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, including communication with regulatory agencies, acquiring and interpreting environmental database reports, site reconnaissance, and field sampling. He has expertise in geographic information systems, and is experienced using ArcMap, ArcGIS online, Surfer, ProUCL, Visual Sampling Plan, R statistical software, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD.

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Mr. Phillips has over two decades of designing and implementing Integrated Solid Waste Management – ISWM programs. He works with a growing number of solid waste management clients interested in integrating sustainable materials management into their solid waste master plans. His expertise includes a comprehensive list of individual tasks and services, including facilitating strategic planning and consensus-building sessions, performing waste and recycling industry market analyses, developing and presenting comprehensive financial plans to solid waste agencies, identifying, authoring, and managing federal and state grants. He also designs, performs, manages waste characterization analyses, authors and produces videos for training and education purposes, and is involved in community outreach events for solid waste agencies, city councils, and the public.

    • Mr. Phillips has over two decades of designing and implementing Integrated Solid Waste Management – ISWM programs. He works with a growing number of solid waste management clients interested in integrating sustainable materials management into their solid waste master plans. His expertise includes a comprehensive list of individual tasks and services, including facilitating strategic planning and consensus-building sessions, performing waste and recycling industry market analyses, developing and presenting comprehensive financial plans to solid waste agencies, identifying, authoring, and managing federal and state grants. He also designs, performs, manages waste characterization analyses, authors and produces videos for training and education purposes, and is involved in community outreach events for solid waste agencies, city councils, and the public.

Mr. Pierce is a Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in operations, maintenance, and monitoring (OM&M).

Mr. Pierce has 40 years of experience in energy and environmental facilities project development, engineering, construction management and operation/maintenance. He has been responsible for a wide range of activities and services on energy and environmental projects, including: feasibility studies; conceptual engineering; construction and operating cost estimating; negotiation of energy sales and energy purchase contracts; financial studies and modeling; facility siting; air and wastewater permitting; power line and pipeline routing and right-of-way work; detailed design; construction management; operations training; operation/maintenance manuals; start-up; performance testing; and ongoing operation.

    • Mr. Pierce has 40 years of experience in energy and environmental facilities project development, engineering, construction management and operation/maintenance. He has been responsible for a wide range of activities and services on energy and environmental projects, including: feasibility studies; conceptual engineering; construction and operating cost estimating; negotiation of energy sales and energy purchase contracts; financial studies and modeling; facility siting; air and wastewater permitting; power line and pipeline routing and right-of-way work; detailed design; construction management; operations training; operation/maintenance manuals; start-up; performance testing; and ongoing operation.

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Mr. Popken specializes in groundwater and environmental services, including phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Remedial Action Plans and construction work plans, Periodic Review Reports, hazardous waste management, routine site monitoring reports, and spill & site closure requests. He is experienced with active and former retail petroleum sites, petroleum distribution terminals, landfills, inactive hazardous waste disposal sites, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, state superfund sites, and stream bank restoration projects. He also has experience with a wide range of contaminants including petroleum LNAPL, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and metals. Mr. Popken is a licensed Professional Geologist in New York.

    • Mr. Popken specializes in groundwater and environmental services, including phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Remedial Action Plans and construction work plans, Periodic Review Reports, hazardous waste management, routine site monitoring reports, and spill & site closure requests. He is experienced with active and former retail petroleum sites, petroleum distribution terminals, landfills, inactive hazardous waste disposal sites, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, state superfund sites, and stream bank restoration projects. He also has experience with a wide range of contaminants including petroleum LNAPL, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and metals. Mr. Popken is a licensed Professional Geologist in New York.
      Mr. Popken also has experience overseeing and executing environmental field activities including soil boring/monitoring well installation in both soil and bedrock, UST & soil remedial excavation oversight, installation of remediation system components, soil vapor intrusion sampling & mitigation, and community air monitoring.
      His prior experience includes stewardship of company and client required health & safety standards, including the Loss Prevention System (LPS) – an industry leading behavior-based health and safety management system widely used by major petrochemical corporations; as well as performing environmental tasks related to petroleum spill sites, including soil and groundwater analytical sampling and depth measurements, assisting in the installation of groundwater and soil remediation systems, and contamination site investigations.

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Betsy Powers, PE, is a Vice President with SCS Engineers. She is a civil and environmental engineer with two decades of consulting experience. She has consulted on diverse site development and environmental compliance projects and has helped clients work cooperatively with regulatory agencies and their constituents to successfully complete projects.

    • Betsy Powers, PE, is a Vice President with SCS Engineers. She is a civil and environmental engineer with two decades of consulting experience and has consulted on diverse site development and environmental compliance projects and has helped clients work cooperatively with regulatory agencies and their constituents to successfully complete projects. Betsy’s expertise includes erosion control and storm water management; solid waste facility design, permitting and construction; and drainage district compliance. She has performed construction oversight and office administration support services for several construction projects including landfills and site developments. Betsy is a strong communicator and her positive attitude makes her a good addition to any team.

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Mr. Prattke has more than 29 years of experience with environmental issues at a variety of solid waste, industrial, and voluntary action sites. His experience includes the application of proven management skills and technical training to address diverse engineering and environmental issues related to facility management, regulatory implementation, risk management, permitting, and compliance.

    • Mr. Prattke has more than 29 years of experience with environmental issues at a variety of solid waste, industrial, and voluntary action sites. His experience includes the application of proven management skills and technical training to address diverse engineering and environmental issues related to facility management, regulatory implementation, risk management, permitting, and compliance. Mike has been responsible for establishing and/or managing environmental programs for several major industrial parties to provide strategic development (technical, legal, financial); budgeting and cost forecasting (annual and long-term); scientific, technical, and regulatory issue resolution; community relations; cost recovery and insurance litigation; and agency and PRP negotiations in support of his management of clients.

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Emily Prosser, PE, is experienced in civil and environmental design and permitting. She has experience with civil and marine structure projects, analyzing impacts of sea level rise and storm surges to existing marine and upland infrastructure, and preparing engineering drawings and design specifications for potable water distribution, sanitary sewers, and WWTP improvements. Ms. Prosser is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.

    • Emily Prosser, PE, is experienced in civil and environmental design and permitting. She has experience with civil and marine structure projects, analyzing impacts of sea level rise and storm surges to existing marine and upland infrastructure, and preparing engineering drawings and design specifications for potable water distribution, sanitary sewers, and WWTP improvements. Ms. Prosser is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.
      She is experienced with project and database management and computer design (AutoCAD).

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Lee Pyle
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Lee Pyle
Vice President/Business Unit Director/National Expert on Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management
Carlsbad, CA
National Expert: Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management
O. (760) 744-9611

Ms. Pyle is a Vice President of SCS Engineers, the Business Unit Director of our SCS Tracer Division, and our National Expert on Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management. Ms. Pyle serves as lead engineer on many projects and has been involved in the preparation of over 100 Risk Management and Safety Management Programs. She is a key element in the development of the Risk and Safety program at SCS Tracer Environmental, including document preparation for specific Administrating Agencies throughout the state of California and ensuring that all our risk programs are acceptable to these agencies.

    • Ms. Pyle is a Vice President of SCS Engineers, the Business Unit Director of our Tracer Environmental Division, and our National Expert on Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management. Ms. Pyle serves as lead engineer on many projects and has been involved in the preparation of over 100 Risk Management and Safety Management Programs. She is a key element in the development of the Risk and Safety program at SCS Tracer Environmental, including document preparation for specific Administrating Agencies throughout the state of California and ensuring that all our risk programs are acceptable to these agencies.
      Ms. Pyle specializes in risk programs for chemical processes – in particular, ammonia refrigeration facilities and water/wastewater treatment facilities. Ms. Pyle has developed EPA Risk Management Program submittal documentation (Risk Management Plans) for dozens of facilities, including developing Executive Summaries detailing each facility’s safety features, management structure, and potential risks associated with the process for EPA review and approval.
      Ms. Pyle has worked with industry groups to develop standardized Process Safety Management Programs (PSM) for industry members to ensure compliance with OSHA’s 1910.119 regulation (Cal-OSHA Title 8, §5189). She has also been involved in auditing facility PSM programs. Ms. Pyle’s experience includes all aspects of preparing documentation for PSM and California’s Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP) programs. This includes participating in Hazard and Operability Studies as the team leader, quality control, preparing qualitative risk assessments, and conducting off-site consequence analyses. Her vast experience in developing programs for numerous facilities has generated new approaches and innovative methods for managing and implementing individual PSM programs.
      Additional experience includes preparing Operations Manuals for facilities transferring bulk oil; supporting SCS Tracer’s RECLAIM and Clean Air Act Amendment – Title V permitting programs by developing potential-to-emit and actual emission profiles as well as outlining detailed process flow diagrams for industrial facilities; developing emissions inventories for natural gas storage facilities and refineries; and conducting detailed air quality inspections of industrial facilities in support of developing federal operating permits.
      Contact Lee at 760-744-9611 or

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