In the early days we worked on "Pollution" in one of the first Government-built Rubber Reserve facilities. Copolymer Rubber & Chemical was progressive and proactive and one of the few to survive the 1980's. We did stack sampling and general environmental work, which led me to Industrial Hygiene (link). My experience includes Petro-Processors NPL (Superfund) site characterization, groundwater monitoring wells for an activated sludge (RCRA) bio-treatment facility, Toxic Reduction Evaluations (TRE), and a QA plan for the 2004 LA-DEQ Ozone Administrative Order.
We worked on an IISRP source emissions subcommittee that developed the residual styrene test protocol written into EPA's MACT regulations (40 CFR 63.112).
An LSU friend asked me to direct QA activities for his EPA-sponsored technology firm developing electrochemical soil remediation. We wrote the Quality Assurance Project Plan, made compliance audits, and trained project engineers on documentation requirements and metrics. This process isolated Uranium yellowcake and was applied to a military site.
We implemented several NPDES and LWPDES permits, including Form 2C applications, Daphnia and Pimephales biomonitoring and general compliance monitoring. We coordinated regulatory inspections, replied to nonconformance and completed Discharge Monitoring Reports. We attained EPA-DMRQA "Special Recognition" for twenty years’ blind sample performance. (Credit to Mike Dennis!). The 2005 Toxic Reduction Evaluation (TRE) had no recurring failures and saved $12K/yr on testing.
Current activities include laboratory assessments to the NELAC standards, LEED (Green Building) compliance testing and sampling for lead, asbestos and silica dust. Currently a Louisiana accredited Lead Inspector, Risk Assessor, Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner and Project Designer.