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Expert in Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) Compliance

Expert ID: 731387 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has 29 years of experience in inspecting commercial and industrial facilities to determine their compliance with environmental regulations, particularly compliance with hazardous waste regulations. Expert's expertise includes knowledge of environmental regulations and policies, especially those of Massachusetts; the federal hazardous waste regulations (RCRA); inspection techniques; procedures and documents utilized to develop and support enforcement actions; the drafting of enforcement actions; testifying in appeal hearings and in court to support enforcement actions; knowledge of environmental chemistry; and making hazardous waste determinations.

Expert's years of experience performing inspections of commercial and industrial facilities have been brought to bear in supporting environmental crime investigations. He has worked on cases of alleged criminal behavior: conducting interviews of facility personnel and others, drafting inspection reports; and analyzing documents and sampling environmental media. Expert has supported enforcement against environmental crimes by using his expertise with regulations and in environmental chemistry to provide regulatory and technical support to attorneys and other investigators and to testify in court at grand jury and trial proceedings.

Expert has (29) years of continuing involvement in the hazardous waste regulatory program and has developed expertise with hazardous waste regulations and policies, both at the State and Federal levels (RCRA). Expert has contributed to the development of regulations and policies regarding all aspects of hazardous waste management at the State level by writing draft polices and regulations, serving as a liaison between the State of Massachusetts and USEPA on regulatory development and providing his technical expertise to regulatory personnel. Expert has (29) years of experience providing technical and hazardous waste regulatory compliance assistance to commercial and industrial facilities, including in the areas of hazardous waste determinations, compliance requirements for hazardous waste generators, transporters, recyclers and treatment,storage and disposal facilities.

Expert provided technical and regulatory compliance assistance to business and industry for (29) years as a staff member of a state environmental protection agency.April, 2014--- present
Senior Consultant (on-call)., in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management. Provide input on projects to support regulatory compliance by company's clients nation-wide.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: M.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1964 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Brandeis University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Consultant (on-call) Department: Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. Responsibilities: He provides regulatory and technical expertise in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management to support environmental compliance by employer's clients nationwide.
Years: 1990 to 2013 Employer: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Title: Environmental Analyst V Department: Bureau of Waste Prevention Responsibilities: He provided compliance assistance to regulated entities.
He drafted regulations and policies in hazardous waste management.
He performed or oversaw inspections of hazardous waste transporters and facilities.
He conducted enforcement conferences with violating entities.
He drafted and issued administrative enforcement actions.
He supported enforcement activities of other regulatory programs.
He supervised (4) professional staff.

Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Title: Investigator Department: Environmental Crimes Strike Force Responsibilities: He investigated allegations of environmental crime.
He sampled environmental media to collect evidence.
He drafted reports of inspections and interviews of personnel.
He participated in formulating enforcement case strategies.
He testified in court proceedings to support environmental litigations and prosecutions.
Years: 1984 to 1988 Employer: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Title: Environmental Analyst III Department: Division of Hazardous Waste Responsibilities: As a member of the Hazardous Waste Major Case Unit, he performed inspections and investigations of alleged violators of the hazardous waste law and regulations.
He drafted reports of inspections and investigations.
He sampled hazardous waste and environmental media.
He helped develop enforcement strategies and testified in civil and criminal proceedings.
He drafted and issued administrative enforcement actions.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Title: Junior Air Pollution Control Inspector Department: Division of Air Quality Control Responsibilities: He inspected sources of air pollution to determine compliance with Mass. air quality regulations.
He drafted inspection reports.
He supported permit writers drafting air pollution permits.
He drafted notices of violation.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1982 to 2013 Agency: Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection Role: Environmental Analyst Description: His service with a Government Agency is described in the section, Work Experience.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified in state grand juries and trial courts as an expert on the Mass. hazardous waste regulations to support criminal prosecutions by the State Attorney General.

During his career with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) serving as an environmental compliance inspector or investigator for MassDEP’s Environmental Crimes Strike Force, He gave testimony on multiple occasions in court in civil litigation and criminal prosecution cases on behalf of the Massachusetts Attorney General or county District Attorneys. Testimony in court was before grand or trial juries in criminal cases and before trial juries in civil cases. He also provided testimony in negotiation sessions with alleged offenders to attempt to settle civil litigation cases before a trial.
Expert's areas of expertise are the Massachusetts hazardous waste management law, and its implementing regulations, and their Federal analogues, RCRA (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act) and its implementing regulations, 40 CFR 260 et al, respectively. His background in Chemistry allowed him to also give expert testimony on technical issues in the regulations such as on laboratory test methods for analyzing waste materials.
Typical criminal prosecutions in which he provided testimony involved allegations of illegal storage and/or disposal (abandonment) of hazardous waste threatening human health, welfare and safety and/or the environment. Some of these prosecutions resulted in jail time for those persons convicted of environmental crimes. Typical civil litigation cases involved management or storage of hazardous wastes in a manner not in compliance with regulations and resulted in assessment of civil penalties.
Training / Seminars
Expert developed and delivered portion of seminar on Remediation Waste devoted to hazardous waste regulations affecting environmental media. Seminar was attended by private industry professionals who re-mediate hazardous waste sites.
Marketing Experience
Expert has witnessed business trends in the hazardous waste industry, servicing of hazardous waste generators by consultants and hazardous waste transporters; and operations of treatment, storage & disposal facilities.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has provided compliance assistance by telephone and advisory letters primarily to hazardous waste generators & hazardous waste transporters and consultants to hazardous waste handlers. He was primary lead on developing several fact sheets in areas of hazardous waste management that provide compliance assistance to industry.

Fields of Expertise

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