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Expert in Waste Management, Waste Treatment, Incineration, Air Pollution Control, Combustion, and Environmental Issues

Expert ID: 725487 New York, USA

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Expert has more than 40 years of comprehensive consulting and engineering and experience with specialized expertise in air pollution control (APC) systems and equipment; solid, medical and hazardous waste management, treatment, disposal and incineration; combustion and combustion control; environmental compliance and permitting. His experience comprises compliance assessments; loss/cause claim investigations; technical and economic feasibility studies; design and construction documents; construction management; and expert witness testimony.

He has worked for more than 600 private and public sector clients in 43 states and abroad including:
-- More than 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities
-- More than 50 colleges and universities
-- More than 75 industrial, manufacturing and commercial firms
-- More than 40 state and federal government agencies
-- More than a dozen U.S.EPA projects
-- Numerous attorneys, law firms and insurance companies
-- Numerous vendors and manufacturers of APC and waste treatment systems
-- Numerous off-site, contract waste treatment and disposal firms

APC EXPERIENCE
-- Virtually all types of APC systems and applications including dry systems, wet systems, combination wet and dry systems, and thermal systems, such as afterburners, catalytic converters, and regenerative heaters for controlling virtually all types of particulate and gaseous emissions and odors
-- APC regulatory compliance, permitting, emissions inventories, compliance testing, air quality modeling assessments, Title V, other

COMBUSTION and INCINERATION EXPERIENCE
-- Combustion and combustion control systems of all types
- Incinerators, gasifiers, pyrolysis, oxidizers, others
-- Fossil fuel-fired boilers, industrial furnaces, others

WASTE MANAGEMENT, TREATMENT and DISPOSAL EXPERIENCE
-- Solid, infectious, hazardous, pathological, pharmaceutical, low-level radioactive, industrial and other special wastes
-- Collections, transport, handling, reduction, recycling and reuse
-- Incineration, cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, dry rendering, et.
-- Chemical, mechanical, thermal and radiological treatment, disinfection and sterilization systems
-- Waste Management Plans; Hazardous Waste Identification Plans, Transport Permits, etc.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE and PERMITTING EXPERIENCE
-- Multimedia environmental audits
-- Environmental permitting and violations remediation
-- Environmental Management Systems; ISO 14001

MECHANICAL SYSTEM EXPERIENCE
-- Boilers, heating plants, power plants, others
-- Fuel handling systems; USTs and ASTs, piping and distribution, etc.

BUILDING and FACILITY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS and RESTORATION MANAGEMENT

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY and INSURANCE CLAIMS INVESTIGATIONS

AUTHOR
Expert has authored dozens of technical articles and publications, including Technical Documents for AHA, ASHE and ASHES, and technical trade journals on environmental compliance, incineration, combustion, combustion controls, air pollution control, waste treatment, and resource and energy.

TESTIMONY and LECTURING
Testimony and presentations at numerous public hearings, environmental review boards, and other meetings in connection with obtaining permit and board approvals for environmentally-related projects. Testimony before the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, U.S. Science Advisory Board and House Science Committee-Subcommittee on Energy and Environment on topics related to proposed environmental regulations and related issues. Lecturer, speaker and presenter of the U.S.EPA, various colleges and universities, and technical trade associations on an array of environmental compliance topics related combustion, incineration, energy recovery, waste management, air pollution control.

As described above in detail under Primary Areas of Expertise, Expert has more than 40 years of comprehensive environmental engineering experience – including the management, treatment, and disposal of solid, medical, biological, pathological, hazardous, and low-level radioactive waste; incineration systems and equipment; combustion and combustion control systems and equipment; air pollution control systems and equipment; air quality modeling and risk assessment analyses; emissions and compliance testing and monitoring; waste heat recovery and utilization; construction management and administration services; and personnel training and certification. His experience also includes environmental compliance assessments; environmental permitting; technical and economic feasibility studies; environmental violations remediation and associated support for legal responses and negotiations; expert testimony and representation. He has provided or been responsible for providing environmental consulting and engineering services for more than 600 institutional, industrial, commercial, municipal, and governmental clients in 43 states and abroad.

More than 40 years of in-depth, comprehensive experience as a consulting environmental engineer. Worked for more than 600 clients in 43 states and abroad on literally 1,000s of projects for public and private sector clients

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 - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: City College of New York, NYC
Year: 1969 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical / MarineEngineering Institution: U.S. merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Professional Engineer-Regional Manager Department: Eastern Regional Responsibilities: He is responsible for the regional operations, management, and business development for environmental consulting and engineering firm with corporate responsibility for projects involving environmental compliance and permitting; waste management, treatment, incineration; and air pollution control.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Parson Brinckerhoff Title: VP - Director of Environmental Health & Safety Department: PB Facilities Responsibilities: He was responsible for the management, operations, and business development of environmental division within PBQD, a world-wide firm comprising more than 9,000 professionals.
Years: 1980 to 2005 Employer: Doucet & Mainka, P.C. Title: Owner / Principal Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for the management, engineering, operations, and business development of multidisciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm specializing in waste management, treatment, incineration; air pollution control; and environmental compliance & permitting.
Years: 1970 to 1978 Employer: Syska & Hennessy, Inc Title: Project Manager Department: Central Utilities Responsibilities: He was the project engineer and manager in Thermal Division related to environmental compliance, incineration & waste disposal.
Years: 1969 to 1970 Employer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Title: 3rd Assistant Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was the licensed operating engineer.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1969 to 1970 Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Role: Licensed Operating Engineer Description: He was responsible, as 3rd Assistant and Chief Engineer (Temporary) for engine operations of survey vessels and hopper dredges

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a Diplomat in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (DEE) and the Chairman Emeritus of NFPA Section 82-Incinerators & Waste Handling Systems.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in New York, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee & Texas. Also NCEES certified
Professional Appointments
Previous appointments included American Hospital Association selection for testimony before the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Science Advisory Board, and the House Science Committee-Subcommittee on Energy and Environment on topics related to proposed or pending environmental regulations and related issues of national importance.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of dozens of technical articles, textbooks, seminar training manuals, and publications, including Technical Documents for AHA, ASHE and ASHES, and technical trade journals on environmental compliance and impacts, waste management, alternative waste treatment technologies, combustion and incineration, air pollution control, and resource and energy recovery.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He served as expert witness for numerous attorneys and law firms involving personal injury litigation, environmental claims and issues, and related matters. His work included expert testimony, expert analyses and reports, depositions, interrogatory support, trial testimony, and expert advice and opinions.
Training / Seminars
He was a lecturer, speaker, developer and presenter of numerous seminars and technical symposia on topics covering environmental compliance, incineration, waste management and treatment, resource recovery and utilization, combustion, air pollution control, and energy recovery for the U.S.EPA, the AHA, various colleges and universities, and technical trade organizations.
Marketing Experience
He is a highly qualified, nationally-recognized expert in incineration, combustion, combustion control, medical and solid waste treatment, and related environmental issues relative to all public and private sector facilities; i.e., municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial, and governmental.
Other Relevant Experience
He has been a manager, leader, and director of numerous projects, project teams, and environmental firms; adept in identifying and executing optimum, creative solutions to difficult, complex problems; able to synthesize complex, difficult-to-understand concepts into readily understandable terms and clearly written documents; committed to excellence and the highest standards in all professional and personal endeavors.

Fields of Expertise

1990 Clean Air Act Amendment, Clean Air Act, air pollution, air pollution control, air pollution control system, air pollution process, air-pollutant control equipment, emission control device, flue gas, gas scrubber, gaseous pollutant disposal, high-temperature air pollution control, stationary source air pollution control, toxic air pollution control, air-pollution control regulation, biological waste incineration, environment, environmental compliance, environmental engineering, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, environmental regulation, federal environmental regulation, hazardous waste incineration, hazardous waste management incineration, hazardous waste treatment, industrial solid waste, inorganic solid waste, nonhazardous solid waste management, solid waste treatment, solid-waste management, solid-waste-related equipment, toxic waste treatment, waste assessment, animal nonhazardous solid waste management, chemical waste disposal, dry scrubber, environmental air quality, Environmental Protection Agency compliance, gaseous air pollution, industrial air pollution, Medical Waste Tracking Act, nonhazardous waste disposal, solid waste, solid waste collection equipment, solid waste handling equipment, solid waste storage equipment, toxic waste, air-quality assessment statute, best available control technology, Boiler and Industrial Furnace regulation, combined hazardous waste treatment, continuous air emissions monitoring system, emission monitoring, energy-related waste, environment program, environment-related assessment, environmental code, environmental data, environmental due diligence investigation, environmental economic analysis, environmental impact assessment, environmental impact statement, environmental management, environmental protection, environmental site assessment, environmental site auditing, environmental technology, environmental waste, fuel economy and cost savings programs, hazardous waste, hazardous waste solidification, hazardous waste stabilization, hazardous-waste disposal, hazardous-waste management, mixed hazardous waste, municipal solid waste, nonhazardous solid waste, nonhazardous solid waste landfilling, nonhazardous waste incineration, particulate pollution process, environmental condition, nitrogen oxide scrubber, Hazard Communication Standard, environmental air sampling, environmental air sample, environmental organic chemistry, environmental monitor, biomass, fugitive-dust control, solid waste land disposal equipment, mobile hazardous waste treatment, municipal solid waste management, acid deposition, hazardous chemical, catalytic destruction, radioactive waste, air, environmental impact, solid waste separation equipment, solid waste monitoring equipment, solid waste personal protection equipment, solid waste sampling equipment, environmental effect, indoor air pollution control, household hazardous waste, environmental modeling, environmental health, environmental chemistry

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