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Expert No. 2089

July, 1984 – Present
Consulting Engineer

Expert 2089 has consulted in environmental engineering, industrial
hygiene and hazardous waste management. Environmental projects have
included completing emission inventories for industrial and commercial
clients including woodworking operations, chemical manufacturing
facilities, printing operations and coating operations; inventory
questionnaire evaluation and verification for the State of Missouri, EPA
and industrial facilities; environmental audits of manufacturing,
commercial and light commercial facilities; industrial hygiene
monitoring for chemical exposure at several facilities; hazardous waste
site remediation activities; risk assessment for waste sites
remediation; computer programming of personal computers to create
waste water and hazardous waste databases, to provide real-time
measurements data acquisition, and to provide reports; and evaluation of
air pollution control devices.

Education

  • Ph.D., 1977, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri
  • M.S., 1971, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri
  • B.S., 1969, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri

Specializations

  • Industrial Hygiene
  • HSE
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Cerlca & Rcra Remediation
  • Environmental Audits
  • Asbestos
  • Computer Programming
  • Training

Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer, 1982, State of Missouri
  • Registered Professional Engineer, 1988, State of Kansas
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice, 1983, American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Expert 2089 has conducted industrial hygiene audits, employee exposure
personal and area sampling, hazard evaluation and Hazard Communication
program training. Sampling has included chemical concentrations for
coating operations, chemical manufacturing, plating operations,
woodworking, office building operations and noise levels for various
operations. Expert 2089 has conducted investigation into general
building exposure problems resulting in employee discomfort. He has
served as the Certified Industrial Hygienist for asbestos abatement
projects involving developing and reviewing removal plans, on-site
coordination and inspection, air sampling, and final clearance
inspections.

Expert 2089 has evaluated plant operations and developed waste
management plans for RCRA facilities. The investigations include
evaluating the wastes, planning storage routines, training, manifest
use, and disposal selection.  He has created and reviewed SPCC plans for
both TSCA and RCRA facilities. He has participated in closure and post
closure permitting projects. He has developed Health Profiles, health
studies, toxicological impact studies, and conducted risk assessments
and pollutant impact studies.

Expert 2089 has served as CIH and Closure engineer for both RCRA and
CERCLA remedial action projects.  He has developed Site Health and
Safety Plans for such actions, evaluated the hazards, acted as on-site
coordinator, and conducted on-site training as a CIH. He has conducted
activities as the closure engineer and provided the signed closure
statement for remedial actions.

Expert 2089 has provided Health and Safety training to meet the 40 hour
and 24 hour Hazardous Operations training required by OSHA for
individuals working on sites and individuals working in emergency
response. He developed the manual and provides the instruction for the
course for the 24-hour and 40-hour training, the 8-hour annual training,
the 8-hour supervisory training and the 24-hour in-field training.
Expert 2089 has trained over 3,000 individuals since 1987.

Expert 2089 has developed and conducted seminars on indoor air quality,
which discuss the sources of indoor air quality problems, sampling
methods, remediation methods, and guidelines.  The seminars provide
information for people who wish to conducted remediation covering
ventilation methods, containment, cleaning techniques, personal
protective equipment and site restoration.  The seminar also covers
sampling methods for biological materials and well as gas, vapors and
solid particles.

Expert 2089 has developed and presented seminars providing an
introduction into the weapons of mass destruction, the types of
biological, chemical, and radiology weapons that may be used, sampling
techniques, remediation techniques and preventive engineering to reduce
the impact of a biological or chemical agent attack.  The seminar
provides the attendee with basic knowledge in each of these areas and
any current information from the developing field of terrorist response.
Expert 2089 has provided consulting services to both commercial and
industrial clients. Expert 2089 has provided the leadership and
technical expertise for the projects completed during this time period.

Aug., 1979 – July, 1984
Mobay Chemical Corporation
Senior Air Quality Engineer Staff of nine technicians

The air quality section was responsible for monitoring emissions of all
pollutants, both criteria and others now classified as air toxics,
monitoring the air pollution control devices, conducting community
patrols for odors from the facility, permitting of new sources,
inventorying all emissions from all sources, environmental impact
statements for new source permitting, and design of control devices. 
The facility produced pesticides for agricultural use. The processes
included distillation, blending, chemical reaction, incineration, carbon
absorption, steam generation and many others. The chemicals included
mercaptans, organophosphates and various gases, which resulted in
emissions of several air toxics. Among Expert 2089’s duties were
managing the staff of the Section, operating the Section’s odor
laboratory, guiding emission inventory efforts, sampling and process
definition. Pollution control equipment operated at the facility
included process ventilation, scrubbing and thermal incineration. Expert
2089 served on the company’s emergency response team.

Expert 2089 assisted the Company Industrial Hygienist in performing
industrial hygiene duties and computer control of sampling and exposure
data. Expert 2089 served on the company emergency response team for the
company. He responded to emergency situation involving chemicals
releases and spills.  He also was involved in the completion of the
company’s RCRA Part B permit for a hazardous waste incinerator.

Nov. 1976 – Aug., 1979
Midwest Research Institute
Associate Engineer

Project leader for a project to define and measure volatile organic
compound emissions from natural and quasi-natural sources. The project
involved the measurement on site and in the laboratory of emissions of
VOCs from various sources. United States and global emissions of VOCs
from natural sources were also estimated. Other projects included 1)
estimating VOC emissions from urban sources; 2) dispersion modeling of
criteria pollutants from stationary sources; 3) computerization of
dispersion models, emission inventory data and source data and 4)
measurement of particulate emission factors from various sources.

Expert 2089 also directed computer-modeling efforts to predict pollutant
concentrations downwind of pollutant sources. Modeling of point and
area sources were conducted. One project required the alteration of
available models to predict the concentrations in complex terrain.

Expert 2089 received his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering and a
Specialty in Environmental Sciences in 1977 from the University of
Missouri at Columbia. He worked with Midwest Research Institute for
three years and then with Mobay Chemical Corporation for five years.
While at Midwest Research he worked on several projects involving the
monitoring and modeling of indoor and outdoor exposure of people to
criteria pollutants. He also directed computer dispersion modeling of
pollutants from various source types and conducted emission inventories.
Expert 2089 was involved with field operations to measure emission
factors from several different industrial source types. At Mobay
Chemical Corporation Expert 2089 served as the air quality engineer in
the Industrial Hygiene/Air Quality Section. During the five years, he
became involved in the industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management
and emergency response field. He directed the permitting of air
pollution sources, designed pollution control equipment, directed odor
studies and conducted emission inventories of facility emissions. He
conducted area monitoring for identification of chemicals and exposure
data. He also programmed computers to record and report exposure data,
employee data and limited health data. He aided in the analysis of
exposure data and recommended corrective action. He was involved in
on-site emergency spill activities, taking part in identifying the spill
source, recommending repairs and actions to limit exposure, and
evacuating personnel if needed. In July, 1984, Expert 2089 became a
consultant in industrial hygiene, environmental pollution sampling and
control and hazardous material control and management.

Industrial hygiene

Expert 2089 received his Certification in Industrial Hygiene in
Comprehensive Practice in 1983. He has experience in personnel
monitoring, area monitoring, hygiene audits, computerization of exposure
data and general investigation of industrial hygiene problems. Other
industrial hygiene areas in which he consults are hazard communications
(right-to-know), indoor air quality, and asbestos monitoring. To date,
Expert 2089 has conducted several hygiene monitoring projects to
identify airborne chemicals and then determined corrective actions for
over-exposure situations. The monitoring has involved chemicals,
respirable particulate and nuisance odor exposures. He has been involved
in an industrial hygiene audit of commercial facilities in which he has
reviewed chemicals on site, protective actions and equipment, emission
control devices, fire and noise hazards and general hygiene compliance.
He has been involved in facility review for both safety engineering and
exposure control. He has consulted to industry concerning industrial
hygiene and worker protection. Expert 2089 has been active in hazardous
waste remedial action in preparing site health and safety plans,
monitoring site activities and performing site compliance review.

In 1996, Expert 2089 began evaluating locations suspected of being used a
methamphetamine production laboratory to determine if the locations are
clean of chemicals residue.  Expert 2089 has evaluated houses and
buildings in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Raytown and in rural areas.  The
methodology has included inspection of the houses, determining the
appropriate sampling requirements and the determining if the house is “clean”.  Most of the houses have been previously cleaned by the
authorities and have required minimal testing.

Indoor Air Quality

Expert 2089 has conducted industrial hygiene investigations into the
causes of indoor air pollution, odor occurrences, personnel response and “sick building syndrome”, investigating indoor air pollution incidents
requires interviewing the affected personnel, investigating potential
sources, monitoring air concentrations and sorting the various clues to
deduce the source of the pollution.  Potential chemical and biological
sources need to be considered.  Sampling of substances has involved
direct reading instruments for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide,
temperature, humidity, formaldehyde, ammonia, and several other
chemicals. Chemicals in very low concentrations require sampling with
adsorbent tubes to concentrate the chemicals for analysis by laboratory
means.  Biological agents are collected by sampling plates using an N-6
type impactor or using a glass slide collector with a sampling pump.
Ventilation systems must be evaluated for the air supply, contamination
flow patterns and effectiveness for individual comfort.
Environmental Engineering

Expert 2089 has consulted with government and industry on projects to
determine air emissions, design control devices, and permit facilities.
He has completed emissions questionnaires for several industrial
facilities involved with printing, healthcare, warehouse storage,
chemical production, coating operations, and woodworking operations.
Expert 2089 consulted with the EPA and State of Missouri to review and
complete emissions inventory questionnaires for approximately 1,300
sources. Nine of the questionnaires were from large facilities and
required several weeks to be reviewed. Expert 2089 has worked with
industrial clients to measure the emissions of air pollutants for
estimates of air toxic releases and to determine the minimum removal
efficiency of control devices. Expert 2089 has provided design
parameters for selection of control devices for particulates and
gas/vapor control devices. Expert 2089 has been involved with permitting
new sources of air pollutants for facility expansion.  The permitting
has involved data collection, permit generation, and interfacing with
the state and federal representatives.  Related environmental projects
include determination of emissions impact on surrounding structures,
investigating structural damage by acid gas pollution, and plume
trajectory calculations for identifying the route plumes will travel
under various weather conditions.  Expert 2089 has conducted two
projects involving the determination of the cause of damage to paint
finishes of vehicles.  The projects involved the determination of the
exact cause of the damage and then the potential sources of the
chemicals.  Determination of the sources involved studying the processes
of nearby sources and modeling the projected plume routes and behavior
to determine if the plume impact would have been at the location of the
damaged vehicles.  Expert 2089 was involved in the pollutant dispersion
modeling of a power plant plume through complex terrain for a distance
of nine miles.  The project was conducted to determine the appropriate
locations of downwind air pollution monitoring stations to monitor the
air quality in the plume impact zone in future years.  Monitoring over
the next several years indicated that the plume route had been
accurately predicted.

CERCLA and RCRA Remediation

Expert 2089 has served as the closure engineer for remedial action
projects since 1986. Sites have included a disposal site for paints and
paint thinners; an underground tank farm containing RCRA waste in which
the tanks had leaked contaminating the groundwater and soil; sites with
heavy metal contamination, sites with PCB contamination; and several
underground storage tank removal operations. He has served as the
industrial hygienist at remedial action sites. He has performed general
safety and health activities at the sites. These included respirator
selection, exposure control, record keeping and hearing protection. He
held site safety meetings as well as developed the site safety plan. 
Expert 2089 has developed and implemented confined space entry plans,
conducted air monitoring and has provided the training recommended for
confined space entry. Expert 2089 has completed the mandatory 40 hours
of safety and health training (OSHA 1910.120) required for individuals
working on RCRA and CERCLA remedial action sites.

Expert 2089 has conducted Health Profiles, Risk Assessments, contaminate
dispersion modeling, health impact statements and public notification
procedures for the closure and post-closure of RCRA and CERCLA sites.
The projects have required the determination of the emissions of
pollutants to the atmosphere, surface waters and ground waters;
estimates of the pollutant concentration at the receptor, location of
potential receptors, evaluation of the population distribution of the
receptors; and determination of the appropriate clean up goals for the
contaminates. Two
projects required the location of wells within 1 to 3 miles of the
source property, determination of the property owners and accumulation
of the well data.
 
Environmental Audits/Assessments

Expert 2089 has conducted environmental audits/assessments on properties
to determine the environmental liabilities of the properties. The
audits were conducted to determine if any contamination of the property
existed from various pollutants.  These contaminates included asbestos,
PCB’s, hazardous wastes, underground storage tanks, and past chemical
storage and usage at the facility. He has conducted environmental audits
on residential commercial and industrial properties.

Hazardous Waste Management

In the areas of hazardous materials, Expert 2089 has obtained operating
permits for a toxic waste firm and aided in the preparation of a Part B
RCRA application. His involvement included planning and writing plans
for storage, waste processing, tank farm designs, contingency plans,
SPCC plans, closure plans and disposal planning. He is familiar with
federal, Kansas and Missouri hazardous waste regulations, hazardous
waste training and management, stack sampling of POHC’s and the
operation of hazardous waste incinerators. In 1987, he created a
computer program to manage, inventory, track and manifest hazardous
materials at TSD facilities. Expert 2089 has conducted two public health
assessments for RCRA permits and one risk assessment for a proposed
remediation of a RCRA facility.

Asbestos

Expert 2089 has conducted bulk sampling, surveying and removal
monitoring for asbestos containing materials to identify asbestos
containing materials and to determine the airborne fiber concentrations.
He has authored and reviewed asbestos removal plans for removal
technique, monitoring, decontamination, isolation and disposal. He has
reviewed and developed management plans for operation and maintenance.
He has conducted asbestos awareness training programs. He has been
involved in overseeing removal operations for clients to insure proper
removal and air monitoring has been conducted and that OSHA and EPA
regulations have been followed. Expert 2089 has been involved with
asbestos abatement projects since 1987.

Computer Programming

Expert 2089 has been programming computers for fifteen years in BASIC
and FORTRAN languages on main frames, mini-computers and microcomputers.
He has applied programming to emission inventories, meteorology data
collection and analysis, air pollution calculations, stack sampling
calculations, databases, water pollution parameter tracking and
prediction, hazardous waste manifesting, and dispersion modeling.

Training

Expert 2089 has provided training on a variety of subjects related to
environmental topics and health and safety topics over a period of
fifteen years. He has trained personnel on laboratory handling and
analysis of hazardous materials, emergency response, hazardous waste
remediation, and the handling and removal of asbestos containing
materials. He has written the training manuals for the subject matter
covered in the various training courses including the 24 and 40-hour
Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response training course. He has
provided over 40 training sessions related to hazardous waste
operations and emergency response in the past four years with over 3,000
students trained.  Expert 2089 has attended EPA sponsored classes and
been certified to work on hazardous waste sites. Expert 2089 served as
an emergency responder to chemical spills and releases for 4 years
during his employment at Mobay Chemical Corporation. His experience on
remedial action sites and emergency response has contributed to his
presentations in the classroom. His experience as a Professional
Engineer at hazardous waste site remediation’s contributes to the
discussion of site management, soil and water sampling, and site
security. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Expert 2089 is familiar
with respiratory protection, protective clothing, toxicology, monitoring
instrumentation and exposure limits. His background in engineering and
regulations provides experience in regulatory compliance and engineering
controls.

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