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Matthew Figueiredo, EIT, works for our Energy division and has experience with landfill gas to energy systems.

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    • Matthew Figueiredo, EIT, works for our Energy division and has experience with landfill gas to energy systems.

Shane Fischer, PE, is a Vice President with two decades of professional experience in civil engineering and solid waste management consulting. He serves as Project Director and Engineer of Record on municipal solid waste landfill engineering projects and material recovery facilities involving planning, permitting, design, bidding, and construction of solid waste facilities.

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    • Shane Fischer, PE, is a Vice President with two decades of professional experience in civil engineering and solid waste management consulting. He serves as Project Director and Engineer of Record on municipal solid waste landfill engineering projects and material recovery facilities involving planning, permitting, design, bidding, and construction of solid waste facilities including; site investigations, feasibility studies, project reports, preparing and checking engineering design drawings, preparing construction specifications, leachate collection, pumping and transport systems, surface water management systems and drainage structures, engineer’s estimates, construction scheduling, geosynthetic/soils testing and design, resident engineering, and construction quality assurance (CQA).

Mr. Fisher has over two decades of professional solid waste management experience. He has worked as a field engineer for VOC Testing, Recology, and the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority. He serves as a Quality Support Team Manager for the Field Services OM&M practice by implementing quality assurance programs and standard operating procedure training. David’s field teams use data to guide decision-making, generating landfill operations, monitoring, and management efficiencies.

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    • Mr. Fisher has over two decades of professional solid waste management experience. He has worked as a field engineer for VOC Testing, Recology, and the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority. He serves as a Quality Support Team Manager for the Field Services OM&M practice by implementing quality assurance programs and standard operating procedure training. David’s field teams use data to guide decision-making, generating landfill operations, monitoring, and management efficiencies.

Michael Flanagan is a Project Manager in our OM&M division. He has nearly a decade of operational/construction experience involving operation monitoring and maintenance, construction of LFG collection systems including installation of blower/flare stations components, leachate/condensate collection and pumping systems, groundwater pump and treatment system and activated carbon vent systems, pipe line installation (both PVC and HDPE) and automated methane gas detection systems.

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    • Mr. Flanagan is a Project Manager in our OM&M division. He has nearly a decade of operational/construction experience involving operation monitoring and maintenance, construction of LFG collection systems including installation of blower/flare stations components, leachate/condensate collection and pumping systems, groundwater pump and treatment system and activated carbon vent systems, pipe line installation (both PVC and HDPE) and automated methane gas detection systems. His experience includes operating and maintaining LFG environmental control systems to meet Bay Area and Central Valley APCD, Title V, and state regulations and requirements. His experience includes implementation of necessary routine and non-routine repairs and maintenance required to keep the systems operational and in compliance with various prescribed operating parameters and goals; perform, supervise and/or assist in required maintenance and repairs and interact and/or manage subcontractors and vendors needed to assist with maintenance of the systems. He is also responsible for preparing monthly reports, invoicing, recording field observations, and recommending repairs or other system modifications to maintain compliance.

Tim Flanagan is an SCS Engineers Project Director in our Pleasanton, California, office. Mr. Flanagan is putting his three decades of recycling and solid waste expertise to work for SCS clients and as the current President of SWANA. As the former General Manager of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Tim has extensive experience championing and establishing cutting-edge waste reduction and recycling programs. He has directed multi-state domestic and export recycling tonnage marketing and sales efforts through key strategic industry partnerships in the public and private sectors.

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    • Tim Flanagan is an SCS Engineers Project Director in our Pleasanton, California, office. Mr. Flanagan is putting his three decades of recycling and solid waste expertise to work for SCS clients and as the current President of SWANA. As the former General Manager of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Tim has extensive experience championing and establishing cutting-edge waste reduction and recycling programs. He has directed multi-state domestic and export recycling tonnage marketing and sales efforts through key strategic industry partnerships in the public and private sectors.
      Mr. Flanagan has successfully managed multi-million dollar capital improvement projects for construction of new recycling and materials processing facilities, restoration projects, and key public works projects from design through CEQA, permitting, and construction. He is well-known in the waste industry and continues to make significant contributions in North America and globally. He’s accomplished many successful waste diversion and recycling programs and sustainable facilities, including a key role in developing a pilot anaerobic digestion facility that processes food waste and other organics into energy. This facility was the first in California to process organics from the municipal solid waste stream

Mr. Foland has over 33 years of experience in LFG control and field supervision and implementation of environmental gas testing, monitoring, and construction services. He conducts field activities in energy resource development for municipal and industrial solid waste site owners and operators, as well as site developers.

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    • Mr. Foland has over 33 years of experience in LFG control and field supervision and implementation of environmental gas testing, monitoring, and construction services. He conducts field activities in energy resource development for municipal and industrial solid waste site owners and operators, as well as site developers.
      Mr. Foland performs LFG construction projects for large public, private waste firms, gas developers, and municipalities. He is experienced in every aspect including design, plan check, cost estimating, project management, oversight of LFG control/recovery system construction, including installation of extraction wells, trench excavation, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fusion, header line survey and placement, installation of condensate holding tanks, pumps, blowers, and flares (including concrete pads and electrical). He monitors and operates gas recovery collection systems and recovery process plants at landfill sites, participates in landfill gas recovery potential evaluation testing, operates various types of instruments, meters, measuring devices, analytical equipment for landfill gas migration and control system evaluation and control testing. He performs plant startup, shutdown, and maintenance overhauls.

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Mr. Fong has over 12 years of experience in operations, maintenance, and monitoring (OM&M).

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Mr. Foster has more than a decade of experience in the environmental consulting industry. His skills include Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment site visits and reporting; asbestos, mold, air quality, point source emission, radon, and lead paint testing and reporting; Part 58 reporting; and groundwater and Landfill Gas sampling. He is a licensed Asbestos Inspector in Virginia, and a DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector

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    • Mr. Foster has more than a decade of experience in the environmental consulting industry. His skills include Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment site visits and reporting; asbestos, mold, air quality, point source emission, radon, and lead paint testing and reporting; Part 58 reporting; and groundwater and Landfill Gas sampling.

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Robert Fowler, PG, works on several solid waste disposal facilities in Arkansas to help bring the landfills into compliance with applicable Federal and State solid waste regulations. He performs subsurface drilling, geologic and lithologic logging, aquifer testing, groundwater monitoring system installation, lithologic logging of soil and rock core samples, groundwater sampling and analysis, soil sampling, storm water sampling, analytical evaluation, statistical analysis of groundwater data, landfill flare and gas monitoring systems, regulatory compliance, NPDES services and decibel testing.

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    • Projects performed by Mr. Fowler include working with several solid waste disposal facilities in Arkansas to assist in bringing the Landfills into compliance with applicable Federal and State solid waste regulations. Additional tasks associated with projects Robert Fowler, PG, works on several solid waste disposal facilities in Arkansas to help bring the landfills into compliance with applicable Federal and State solid waste regulations. He performs subsurface drilling, geologic and lithologic logging, aquifer testing, groundwater monitoring system installation, lithologic logging of soil and rock core samples, groundwater sampling and analysis, soil sampling, storm water sampling, analytical evaluation, statistical analysis of groundwater data, landfill flare and gas monitoring systems, regulatory compliance, NPDES services and decibel testing.
      Mr. Fowler has experience in the areas of Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and Limited Site Investigations (LSIs). Job duties for projects of this type have included assessment, characterization and remediation of contamination at various sites throughout the State of Arkansas. While working on these projects, Mr. Fowler performed such tasks as soil sampling, soil gas surveys, subsurface drilling and monitoring well installation, and sampling of temporary monitoring wells, as well as collection of soil and rock core samples.

Ms. Fraley is responsible for managing environmental due diligence projects and environmental compliance for public and private sector clients. She is experienced in environmental consulting, including Phase I and Phase II ESAs, contamination assessments, and ongoing monitoring efforts for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and mined land. She is responsible for coordinating sampling activities required for regulatory compliance and composing technical reports for a variety of agencies. She currently works with private clients and regional regulatory agencies to complete due diligence assessments for land acquisition and development efforts.

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    • Ms. Fraley is responsible for managing environmental due diligence projects and environmental compliance for public and private sector clients. She is experienced in environmental consulting, including Phase I and Phase II ESAs, contamination assessments, and ongoing monitoring efforts for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and mined land. She is responsible for coordinating sampling activities required for regulatory compliance and composing technical reports for a variety of agencies. She currently works with private clients and regional regulatory agencies to complete due diligence assessments for land acquisition and development efforts.
      Experience includes project management, due diligence, environmental site assessments, contamination assessments, and geographical information systems (GIS). She is also experienced with RCRA hazardous waste sites, preconstruction site investigations, tank closure assessments, geotechnical investigations, and risk assessments as well as field geology, oil and gas logging, and site management for petroleum drilling operations.

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Ryan Francis, PG, has nearly two decades of experience, including senior management of a nationwide portfolio of petroleum storage tank closures; technical and project management of petroleum soil and groundwater site investigations and remediation; third-party technical review; property administrative controls; and geologist on record for multiple environmental projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

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    • Ryan Francis, PG, has nearly two decades of experience, including senior management of a nationwide portfolio of petroleum storage tank closures; technical and project management of petroleum soil and groundwater site investigations and remediation; third-party technical review; property administrative controls; and geologist on record for multiple environmental projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

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Mr. Franco is experienced in the areas of solid waste management and construction quality assurance (CQA). He regularly serves as a Project Engineer or CQA Technician for SCS landfill permit and construction projects. He also conducts construction oversight and general engineering support on landfill projects.

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    • Mr. Franco is experienced in the areas of solid waste management and construction quality assurance (CQA). He regularly serves as a Project Engineer or CQA Technician for SCS landfill permit and construction projects. He also conducts construction oversight and general engineering support on landfill projects.

Mr. Franks has nearly two decades of experience with a diverse range of projects serving as project manager and leading teams on multi-faceted landfill and environmental projects.

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    • Mr. Franks has nearly two decades of experience with a diverse range of projects serving as project manager and leading teams on multi-faceted landfill and environmental projects. His duties on several landfill facilities have included the completion of groundwater monitoring plans, oversight of groundwater monitoring well installation, monitoring well and pump maintenance and repair, stormwater and leachate sampling and reporting, groundwater sampling via traditional and low-flow techniques and reporting (including statistical analysis), quality assurance oversight and reporting, oversight of gas extraction well installation, operational maintenance on active gas/leachate extraction systems, and Tier II landfill gas sampling and reporting. On numerous environmental projects, Mr. Franks responsibilities and duties have included asbestos sampling/abatement oversight; lead soils analysis; PCB contaminated soils/concrete and remediation; wetland delineation; preparing, collecting and analyzing technical data for Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESA’s); field sampling of groundwater, soils, and soil gas extraction for intrusive Phase II ESA’s; and plume delineation by overhead vapor monitoring, gas chromatographic analysis, membrane interface probe, and laser-induced fluorescence. Mr. Franks is closely involved in the technical aspects of remedial investigations, design, implementation, and operational maintenance.

Mr. Frederick is experienced at operating, monitoring, and maintaining (OM&M) landfill gas (LFG) systems and conducting field activities related to liquids and gas sampling and monitoring. He provides construction services and LFG well monitoring, extraction well balancing and adjustment, blower/flare station data collection and adjustment/maintenance, condensate system/sump maintenance, perimeter probe monitoring, groundwater well monitoring, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) surface emissions monitoring, and non-routine scheduled repairs (leaks, pipe repair, etc.). He provides maintenance and repairs on extraction pumps, pneumatic condensate injection pumps, pneumatic condensate sump pumps and air compressors.

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    • Mr. Frederick is experienced at operating, monitoring, and maintaining (OM&M) landfill gas (LFG) systems and conducting field activities related to liquids and gas sampling and monitoring. He provides construction services and LFG well monitoring, extraction well balancing and adjustment, blower/flare station data collection and adjustment/maintenance, condensate system/sump maintenance, perimeter probe monitoring, groundwater well monitoring, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) surface emissions monitoring, and non-routine scheduled repairs (leaks, pipe repair, etc.). He provides maintenance and repairs on extraction pumps, pneumatic condensate injection pumps, pneumatic condensate sump pumps and air compressors.

Mr. Free is a Senior Project Manager in our Utah operations.

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    • Mr. Free is a Senior Project Manager in our Utah operations.

Ms. Freeman has a diverse background in engineering support services. She has experience supporting engineers and compliance reporting for landfill and landfill gas (LFG), environmental compliance. She also has experience in right-of-way easement and securing permits for construction/engineering projects.

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    • Ms. Freeman has a diverse background in engineering support services. She has experience supporting engineers and compliance reporting for landfill and landfill gas (LFG), environmental compliance. She also has experience in right-of-way easement and securing permits for construction/engineering projects, prior to joining SCS. In addition she has experience in the accounting field working along engineering/construction services.

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Mr. Fregoso is a Project Manager for our OM&M Division serving the LA/Ventura California area.

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    • Mr. Fregoso is a Project Manager for our OM&M Division serving the LA/Ventura California area.

Kevin Frinak, EIT, is a Project Professional with solid waste management experience, including operational consulting, compliance, and permitting for solid waste management facilities. He has experience overseeing landfill construction projects, including bid phase support, construction management, and CQA. He has developed SPCC, BMP, Landfill Operations, and Solid Waste Management Plans, and has assisted industrial clients with regulatory compliance and corrective action plans.

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    • Kevin Frinak, EIT, is a Project Professional with solid waste management experience, including operational consulting, compliance, and permitting for solid waste management facilities. He has experience overseeing landfill construction projects, including bid phase support, construction management, and CQA. He has developed SPCC, BMP, Landfill Operations, and Solid Waste Management Plans, and has assisted industrial clients with regulatory compliance and corrective action plans.
      Additional experience includes performing Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, field sampling, and reporting for stormwater, groundwater, soil, and landfill gas. He has also led a technical research project related to leachate management at CCR landfills.

Gil Gabaldon, PG, has over 25 years of experience working primarily on oil and gas projects including soil and groundwater sampling and remediation of hydrocarbons and metals. His project experience includes soil and groundwater sampling, monitor well installation and plug and abandonment, regulatory reporting, client interaction, supervision of field and office staff, and emergency response. He is professional geologist in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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    • As a project geologist and project manager, Mr. Gabaldon has completed numerous risk-based investigations both conducting the fieldwork and managing the project. Mr. Gabaldon has over 25 years of experience working primarily on oil and gas projects including soil and groundwater sampling and remediation of hydrocarbons and metals. Project experience includes soil and groundwater sampling, monitor well installation and plug and abandonment, regulatory reporting, client interaction, supervision of field and office staff, and emergency response. He has prepared reports for various regulators including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). He is professional geologist in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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Mr. Gaither’s experience includes landfill design, field engineering/O&M support, hydraulic piping and pump station design, and control equipment troubleshooting and calibration. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

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    • Mr. Gaither’s experience includes landfill design, field engineering/O&M support, hydraulic piping and pump station design, and control equipment troubleshooting and calibration. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

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Mr. Gallagher is responsible for coordinating and performing site assessment activities including soil and groundwater sampling, as well as being involved in project management as an Assistant Project Manager (APM). Aidan works closely with SCS’s southeast regional offices and clients. Since joining SCS in 2019, he has completed environmental assessment, reporting, client service, and many other environmental tasks for municipal and private clients.

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    • Mr. Gallagher is responsible for coordinating and performing site assessment activities including soil and groundwater sampling, as well as being involved in project management as an Assistant Project Manager (APM). Aidan works closely with SCS’s southeast regional offices and clients. Since joining SCS in 2019, he has completed environmental assessment, reporting, client service, and many other environmental tasks for municipal and private clients.
      Mr. Gallagher participates in or coordinates due diligence investigations, site investigations, environmental studies, soil management, construction services, and has assisted with writing Site Assessment Reports, GW Monitoring for Drainage Approval, Iron and Arsenic Subregional Background Studies, Response to Comments, Source Removal Reports, GW Sampling Reports, and Soil Management Operating Reports. Facilities include former landfills, landfill sites, industrial sites, and agricultural sites prior to redevelopment. Other projects have included preparation of various documents for local and state regulators.
      His experience includes numerous environmental site assessments, contamination assessments, remedial action plans, and remedial construction projects throughout South Florida. Chemical contamination encountered in both soil and groundwater media includes petroleum, heavy metals, pesticides, PAHs, and solvents.

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Mr. Gant has more than two decades of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, permitting, environmental compliance, due diligence, environmental auditing, and underground storage tanks, and assessment and remediation. Mr. Gant has managed hundreds of projects representing a diverse range of clients that have included many private, municipal, state, and industrial sectors. Mr. Gant also manages our Nashville, Tennessee office.

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    • Mr. Gant has more than two decades of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, permitting, environmental compliance, due diligence, environmental auditing, and underground storage tanks, SPCC plans, TRI reporting, assessment and remediation.
      His facility experience includes MSW, C&D, and CCR landfills, fuel storage terminals, medical waste transfer facilities, public safety facilities, and metal processing plants, among others.
      Mr. Gant has managed hundreds of projects representing a diverse range of clients that have included many private, municipal, state, and industrial sectors.
      Mr. Gant also manages our Nashville, Tennessee office.

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Kacey Garber, PG, is an experienced groundwater project manager for active and closed landfills, including routine groundwater monitoring and statistical analyses; reports and permit applications; designing sampling and analysis plans; special groundwater studies; and conducting groundwater well construction planning and design. She has also been involved in PFAS work groups. Ms. Garber has a Masters degree in Geoscience.

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    • Kacey Garber, PG, is an experienced geologist and hydrogeologist. Her areas of expertise include groundwater program management and related solid waste permitting for landfills (both active and closed/actively within post-closure care period), geologic and hydrogeologic site characterizations, groundwater monitoring well design and installation oversight, and groundwater reporting and special studies for coal combustion residuals (CCR) impoundments and landfills. Ms. Garber works closely with solid waste and CCR facility owners/operators, drilling contractors, local government officers, municipal employees, and private property owners.
      Ms. Garber is a member of SCS Engineers’ Underground Injection Control (UIC) practice, and contributes to Class I and Class VI deep injection well projects.
      Field work experience includes collection of groundwater, surface water, landfill leachate, industrial and municipal wastewater, and soil; oversight of groundwater monitoring well installation; logging and sampling soils for well drilling operations; groundwater well maintenance and development; inspection of final landfill covers for post-closure care; and routine wetland monitoring and delineation activities.

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Robert Gardner
Robert Gardner
Senior Vice President/National Expert on Solid Waste Collection and Routing and on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies
Virginia Beach, VA
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Robert Gardner, PE, BCEE, is a Senior Vice President and leads SCS’s nationwide solid waste management practice, including landfill engineering, landfill gas management, solid waste studies, landfill environmental systems, liquids management, operation and maintenance, and construction. He works closely with SCS’s national and regional clients. Mr. Gardner is also our National Expert on Solid Waste Collection & Routing and on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies.

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    • Mr. Gardner is a Senior Vice President and leads SCS’s nationwide solid waste management practice, including landfill engineering, landfill gas management, solid waste studies, landfill environmental systems, liquids management, operation and maintenance, and construction. He works closely with SCS’s national and regional clients. Mr. Gardner is also our National Expert on Solid Waste Collection & Routing and on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies.
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      Since joining SCS in 1980, Mr. Gardner has completed solid waste, hazardous waste, environmental assessment, facility design, compliance audit and other environmental study projects for municipal and private clients. Projects typically have involved feasibility studies, due diligence investigations, facility siting, site investigations, environmental studies, permitting, design and construction services.
      Facilities have included landfills, landfill gas control facilities, material recovery facilities, transfer stations, wastewater treatment plants, and support facilities (e.g., roadways, buildings, stormwater, utilities). Other projects have included waste composition studies, rate studies, compliance audits, site assessments, and preparation of various procurement documents.
      Mr. Gardner has participated in or directed numerous environmental site assessments, contamination assessments, remedial action plans and remedial construction projects throughout the United States. Project sites have included fuel storage facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, truck stops, chemical processing plants, active and closed landfill sites, abandoned chemical disposal sites, and superfund sites. Chemical contamination encountered in both soil and groundwater media has included petroleum, heavy metals, dioxin, pesticides, heavy metals, PCBs, and solvents.
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Mr. Gearing is a Vice President of Engineers and a Professional Engineer with nearly two decades of experience working on solid waste landfills, ash disposal facilities, and geotechnical related projects. He has experience in permitting/ reporting and construction design for landfill expansions and CCR pond closures.

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    • Mr. Gearing is a Vice President of Engineers and a Professional Engineer with nearly two decades of experience working on solid waste landfills, ash disposal facilities, and geotechnical related projects. He has experience in permitting/ reporting and construction design for landfill expansions and CCR pond closures.
      His CQA knowledge and experience includes installation of various geosynthetics, gas extraction systems, clay liner construction, and drainage system construction. Phil’s project experience also includes groundwater and air monitoring and various geotechnical related analyses including slope stability and settlement.

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