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Expert in Environmental Management

Expert ID: 108451 Pennsylvania, USA

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A significant portion of Expert's expertise is involved with assisting industrial manufacturing companies with determining their air emission sources, their facility's emissions, and Potential to Emit. This includes evaluation of whether the company is a Natural Minor, Synthetic Minor or Major Source. She has completed all types of facilities of permits, as well as operating permits such as Plan approvals, permits to construct, and Title V applications. Her analysis includes determining the proper classification of a company, what permits are required, what permit requirements a facility needs to comply with. This includes different performances standards established in the EPA regulations as well as state source standards, and Title III NESHAPS Requirements. She also provides compliance assistance by either advising companies in the setup of compliance planners and manuals or developing these compliance tools for them. These compliance tools divide and specify the requirements for a facility in a manner that is easily understandable or implementable by the facility personnel. She has also designed and computerized air emissions recordkeeping required by many permits. She and her staff also provide outsourcing services regarding air emissions recordkeeping and emissions calculations that are required on a monthly and 12 rolling average basis. Her expertise also includes extensive background in documenting and developing supporting information for agency review and approval regarding key enforcement areas such as classification of facilities, potential to emit pollutants, permitting, etc. Expert has extensive background in negotiating with agencies regarding permit conditions. She has 20 years of experience working with a wide range of industries including petroleum distribution, metal finishing, chemicals, electroplating, solvent degreasing, surfacing coatings, electronics, and coal fired electrical power plants.

SARA is the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act that reauthorized the Superfund Act ("Superfund" was a nickname for CERCLA). Expert has extensive experience in the Title III portion which was added on when SARA was instituted. The Title III portion involves various community right to know laws such as Tier I and II reporting and Toxic Release Reporting (Form R). She has in-depth knowledge of the requirements regarding who is covered and the report completion. Her expertise in this area started in the 1980's with the inception of the requirements and includes detailed evaluations of facility's operations and assessment of the applicability to the operation. She has extensive knowledge of the various exemptions contained in Form R reporting and extensive experience in obtaining legal exemption from the regulations as well as substantiating and documenting the exemption for agency review and approval. She has assisted companies in onsite EPA Form R inspections and their claims of non-applicability, enforcement actions. Her level of expertise and knowledge regarding these regulations is exceptional in the field. She has also been a presenter on the various Form R topics with EPA officials at trade organization seminars.

Companies often want to know how they measure up, compared to all the environmental requirements that are applicable to their company (federal and state). Expert has been conducting audits on a formal basis since 1987, and on an informal basis as a former corporate manager of environmental affairs. Expert has a working knowledge of a broad range of requirements and the capability to research (in a meaningful way) environmental compliance, interpretations, and appropriateness for any company's situation. Based on this background, and her audit experience, Expert can conduct an on-site audit of practically any facility.

Expert has spent many years assisting companies in assessing what they need to do to comply with environmental regulations as well as manage their liabilities. Her background includes significant expertise in not only defining what needs to be done, but also key planning and strategy functions as well as the most cost-effective methods of implementation. Her analysis and assistance includes identifying the appropriate resources consistent with the associated risk level for company, personal assignment, planning and systems documents, procedures, and training needs.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Lehigh University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Matlack, Inc. Title: Manager of Environmental Affairs Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: Sun Refining and Marketing Company Title: Environmental Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1980 Employer: PQ Corporation Title: Wastewater Market Specialist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: BCM, Inc. (Environmental Consulting Firm) Title: Technical Representative Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1979 Employer: Eastman Kodak Title: Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Fields of Expertise

Clean Air Act, new source performance standard, SARA Title III regulation, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liab. Act, CERCLA regulation, right-to-know law, state right-to-know law, community right-to-know law, employee right-to-know law, nonhazardous solid waste management regulation, hazardous waste management regulation, hazardous-waste characterization, Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act regulation, sewer system statute, stormwater permitting, environmental site auditing, environmental regulation, Hazard Communication Standard, environmental management, environmental standard, hazardous waste sampling, hazardous waste storage, environmental compliance, water, industrial solid waste, primary treatment, hazardous-material transportation statute, flotation separation, hazardous-waste disposal, hazardous waste cleanup statute, hazardous-waste cleanup, air-quality assessment, municipal wastewater treatment regulation, municipal wastewater treatment, primary municipal wastewater treatment, industrial waste management, waste management regulation, waste-management guidance, waste disposal statute, tertiary municipal wastewater treatment, nonhazardous solid waste management, integrated waste management, hazardous-waste management, air pollution control, water pollution assessment, hazardous waste treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, hazard communication, industrial wastewater treatment statute, hazardous waste packaging process, air pollution process, nonhazardous solid waste incineration, nonhazardous solid waste landfilling, hazardous-waste source reduction, waste minimization, industrial sludge disposal, municipal wastewater treatment facility, primary wastewater treatment, nonhazardous solid waste, materials recycling, water pollution control, wastewater, hazardous waste, hazardous material, oil, waste, environmental effect, waste recycling, waste management, waste disposal, toxic chemical safety code, sludge management regulation, physical industrial wastewater treatment, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, nonpoint source management regulation, health effect, Good Manufacturing Practice, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, environmental engineering, Clean Water Act

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