Bernadette Sarmiento, PE, is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the environmental and solid waste industry. She has an in-depth knowledge of landfill design and permitting, and environmental regulations, including solid waste, air, stormwater, and wastewater. Experience includes landfill engineering, construction, operation, permitting and compliance. She has extensive experience in construction/installation of clay and synthetic liner and final cover systems, gas collection systems, leachate management systems, surface water management systems, composting pads, groundwater monitoring wells and gas monitoring probes. She has authored, reviewed and/or submitted permit applications to renew or modify landfill operating permits, stormwater/NPDES permits, air/CAAPP permits, and wastewater discharge permits. She also has experience in landfill closure and certification for the 30-year post closure care.
Ms. Sarmiento has also provided technical support to compost facilities, transfer stations and hauling operations. She has developed site-specific plans like Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and associated inspection logs as required by permits and regulations, and established/managed compliance tracking databases for new landfills, landfill expansions, compost facilities, transfer stations and hauling operations.