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 Expert  108451

Expert in Environmental Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.

Clean Air Act


new source performance standard

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.

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

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.

environmental site auditing


environmental regulation


Hazard Communication Standard

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.


environmental management


environmental standard

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   BS   Chemical Engineering   Lehigh University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1986 to


Expert's Firm




1984 to 1986


Matlack, Inc.


Manager of Environmental Affairs


1981 to 1984


Sun Refining and Marketing Company


Environmental Engineer


1979 to 1980


PQ Corporation


Wastewater Market Specialist


1977 to 1979


BCM, Inc. (Environmental Consulting Firm)


Technical Representative


1975 to 1979


Eastman Kodak




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Environmental Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Sludge handling expert for consulting on engineering services for treatment and disposal system.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on CERCLA.
  • Utility sewer expert witness for consulting on sewer maintenance.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of hydrogeological and disposal services (local to Philadelphia).


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