Brent Cortelloni, B.Sc., CHMM

 
Education
 
B.Sc. Chemistry, Illinois State University, 1989
 
Other Hazardous Materials/Waste Manager Course, University of Alabama, 1995
Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Water and Waste, ACS, 1991
 
Employment
 
1998-Present Principal
Environmental Management Associates, LLC
 
1990-98 Project Manager/Environmental Chemist
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
 
1989-90 Analytical Chemist
Whitehall Laboratories - Division of American Home Products Corporation

 
Certifications  
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager - Senior Level, Certification #6418, 1995-Present
Confined Space Supervisor Certification, 2000
Trench Shoring OSHA Certification, 2000
40 hour HAZWOPER Certification, annual 8-hour updates, 1990-Present
 
Affiliations  
Member, Georgia Water & Pollution Control Association
Member, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
Past Member, American Chemical Society
Past Member, Solid Waste Association of North America

 
Profile of Professional Activities
Underground/Above-ground Storage Tank Project Management Experience

  • Prepared CAP-Part A, CAP-Part B, and remediated soil and groundwater contamination for several clients throughout Georgia and Tennessee.  Remediation included free product removal systems, Dual-Phase extraction, SVE/AS, ISCO using activated persulfate, and enhanced natural attenuation, 1998 to 2012.
  • Conducted 14 UST investigations for the City of Augusta/Richmond County, GA. Work included subsurface investigations, UST removal, preparation of Corrective Action Plans (Part A and B), soil and groundwater remediation, and negotiations with Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), 1995-2001
  • Responsible for subsurface investigation and report preparation associated with a petroleum release at the A. T. Aviation Property in Atlanta, GA, 1996
  • Conducted the subsurface soil and groundwater investigation associated with a UST release at the former GMC Lakewood facility in Atlanta, GA. Investigation involved the characterization of the subsurface conditions with direct-push (Geoprobe) technology. Results were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing SVE/Air Sparging and groundwater extraction and treatment systems and to prepare a CAP-Part B, 1997-1998
  • Conducted the UST subsurface investigation and responsible for the development of the CAP-Part A for the Hertz Equipment Rental Facility in Norcross, GA, 1995-1996
  • Conducted over 10 Phase II Assessments involving UST and aboveground storage tank releases in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, 1997-2001
  • Managing the semiannual groundwater monitoring and reporting for three UST sites in Augusta, GA 1999-2001
  • Supervised the removal of free product using Enhanced Fluid Recovery (EFR) technology at the former Sheriff's Office Site in Martinez, GA. Developed and implemented the Site Investigation Plan (SIP) for the delineation of the extent of the groundwater contamination, Prepared CAP-Part B, currently managing the free product remediation and long-term groundwater monitoring, 1998-2001
  • Supervised the removal of over 50 USTs for 20 different clients throughout Georgia (i.e., The Paideia School, Colony Holding Company, Stephens County, VA Hospital, Adams Transfer, etc.). Work included soil and groundwater sampling, over excavation, receptor surveys, and preparation of Closure Reports, 1995-2012
  • Prepared Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan for the bulk storage of petroleum at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA, 1999

Municipal Landfill Project Management Experience

  • Responsible for the groundwater and surface water monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, report preparation, and negotiations with Georgia EPD for the Richmond County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in Augusta, GA. Revised the Hydrogeologic Investigation Report and SAPs. Prepared several Requests for Minor Modifications to the existing permit. Prepared the MCL Exceedance Evaluation Report arguing against the need for an Assessment of Corrective Measures. Received approval from EPD for detection monitoring only, 1996-2001
  • Responsible for the groundwater monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, and the semiannual report preparation for the City of Macon/Walker Road Landfill in Macon, GA, 2001 to 2005
  • Responsible for the groundwater, surface water, and methane monitoring at nine municipal solid waste landfills in Georgia (Lamar County, Fannin County, Lincoln County, Bartow County, Turner County, Talbot County, Stewart County, Stephens County, and Scales Road Landfill), 1998-2012
  • Conducted the Feasibility Study for the Assessment of Corrective Measures for the Fannin County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, 1999
  • Responsible for the groundwater and surface water monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, and the semiannual report preparation for the Fort Gordon Gibson Road and 17th Street Landfills in Richmond County, GA, 1999, 2001, 2008 to 2012
  • Responsible for the groundwater monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, and the semiannual report preparation for the Roane County Landfill in Midtown, TN, 1999-2001

HSRA Project Experience
  • Prepared Voluntary Investigation and Remediation Plan (VIRP) for the Professional Cleaners Site.  Designed and managed groundwater remediation activities using in-situ chemical oxidation technology, 2011 to 2012
  • Removed lead impacted soils and prepared CSR for 1065 Howell Mill Rd (Welcome Years Site) in 2009.
  • Prepared CSR for 1071 Howell Mill Rd (also Welcome Years Site) in 2009.
  • Removed impacted soils and prepared CSR for U.S. Plating Burn Site in 2009.
  • Responsible for preparing the investigation work plan, conducting the subsurface investigation, and preparing the Prospective Purchaser Corrective Action Plan (PPCAP) in accordance with Georgia's Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act for a former metal recycler located in Atlanta, GA. PPCAP called for a combination of limited hazardous soils removal and the application of a protective cover (cap) versus contaminated soil removal. Managed remediation which included hazardous soils treatment and removal and installation of clay cap. Prepared CSR, 1999-2006
  • Responsible for preparing the investigation work plan, conducting the subsurface investigation, and preparing the Compliance Status Report (CSR) in accordance with Georgia's HSRA regulations for a pesticide mixing facility located in Dawson, GA. The investigation involved the delineation of contamination in on-Site and off-Site soils, groundwater, sediment, and surface water. The investigation areas included a 3-acre inactive area, an adjacent 5-acre dump, downgradient wetlands, and an adjacent creek. Participated in negotiations with Georgia EPD, 1997-1998
  • Conducted the subsurface investigation and prepared the CSR for a HSRA site located in Augusta, GA involving a release of pesticides and herbicides, Site subsequently removed from HSI, 1997-1999
  • Represented Kraft Foods, Inc. during negotiations for the formation of a PRP group for the investigation and remediation of a HSRA Site located in Tucker, GA, 1997-1998

 

RCRA Facility Investigations
  • Completed activities as part of RFI involving post-closure groundwater monitoring, statistical data evaluations, and annual reporting. Managed soil and groundwater delineation investigations and remediation for the closure of several SWMUs. Prepared and managed the Corrective Measures Study (CMS) and Corrective Action Plan for the remaining SWMUs including a 7 acre landfill, National-Standard Company, Columbiana, Alabama, 1998-2012
  • Completed activities associated with RFI for the delineation of a groundwater contaminant plume and preparation of a Supplemental Groundwater Assessment Report, National-Standard Facility, Niles, Michigan, 1999
  • Completed activities as part of the RFI involving post-closure groundwater monitoring, statistical data evaluation, and reporting for closed in-place SWMU, National-Standard, Mt. Joy, PA, 2003-2008

Groundwater and Wastewater Treatment Project Experience
  • Developed and implemented program to treat PCE contaminated groundwater plume via in-situ chemical oxidation using activated persulfate, Professional Cleaners HSI Site, Norcross, GA 2011 - 2012
  • Responsible for the installation and the operation, maintenance and monitoring of a 130 gallon per minute groundwater extraction and treatment system at the former Mallory Capacitor Co. Superfund Site in Waynesboro, TN. Treatment included oil/water separation, resin filtration, air stripping, and carbon adsorption. Prepared correspondence to USEPA including: Permits; Annual and Monthly Progress Reports; Operation, Maintenance and Monitoring Plan; and Final Construction Report, 1995-1998
  • Conducted the waste audit, wastewater characterization, and the evaluation of the wastewater treatment system at a food processing plant in Rome, GA. Results were used to decrease organic loadings to the treatment system and optimize the organic removal efficiency of the system, 1996
  • Developed and implemented a program for groundwater treatment by injecting hydrogen peroxide into an aquifer to help increase the natural biodegradation of petroleum-related contaminants at the Raw Water Pumping Station in Augusta, GA. Results were used to argue for a monitoring only status, 1996-1998
  • Conducted an evaluation of the organic removal efficiency of a wastewater treatment system at a Nabisco's food manufacturing plant in Atlanta, GA, Results were used to optimize organic removal efficiency of the system 2000

Hazardous Waste Experience
  • Conducted hazardous and solid waste compliance audit for a major north east university and medical center. Audit consisted of the evaluation of existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, and the inspection of over 600 academic laboratories, 2000-2008
  • Responsible for the waste characterization and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, and TSCA wastes at the Wilson Concepts Superfund Site in Pompano Beach, FL, 1995; the Augusta/Richmond County Utilities Department in Georgia, 1997; the Mallory Capacitor Company Site in Tennessee, 1995-1998; the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA, 1999; Grant Street Site in Atlanta, GA in 2001, and the National-Standard Facility located in Columbiana, TN, 1999-2000
  • Decharacterized 45 cubic yards of lead contaminated soils with chemical fixation agent and arranged for disposal, Grant Street Site located in Atlanta, GA, 2000
  • Prepared all permits and biennial reports for the generation and disposal of TSCA and hazardous wastes for a large quantity generator in Waynesboro, TN, 1997-1998
Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and Compliance Audits
  • Conducted over 150 Phase I and II ESA's for property transactions throughout Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 1996-2012
  • Conducted hazardous and solid waste and OSHA compliance audit for a major north east university and medical center. Audit consisted of the evaluation of existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, OSHA compliance, and the inspection of over 600 academic laboratories, and 200 research laboratories. Results of subsequent EPA Region II audit resulted in awarding EMA with an annual contract for continued audit updates and the development of an audit database to track progress, 2000-2008
  • Conducted environmental compliance audit for a worldwide leader in high-voltage electrical switch manufacturing (Southern States, Inc.), 2000

Watershed Assessments/NPDES Permitting/Stormwater

  • Preparation of NPDES Part I and II Permit Application for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). Field reconnaissance of Outfalls/Basins, Development of Geographic Information Database (GIS), Conducted Dry Weather Screening and Prepared Storm Water Management Plan, 1999-2000
  • Prepared Watershed Assessment for City of Cochran, Georgia. Work Included Dry and Wet Weather Sampling, Develop GIS Database, Modeling of Water Quality, Biological Evaluation, and Preparation of Assessment Report, City of Cochran, GA, 2000
  • Responsible for the Wet Weather Storm Water Sampling required under NPDES Phase I/Part II Permit Application for Countywide Storm Water Quality Monitoring Program, Fulton County, GA, 2000
  • Prepared numerous Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3) for industrial clients located in Georgia and Alabama, conducted annual sampling and report preparation, 1998-2001

Treatability Study Experience
  • Development of a Treatability Study involving chemical fixation technology for PCB contaminated soils at a Superfund Site in Baldwin, FL
  • Development of a Treatability Study and Chemical Fixation Paper involving chemical fixation technology for lead contaminated soils at the United Scrap Lead (USL) Site located in Troy, OH
  • Development of a Treatability Study involving chemical fixation technology for lead contaminated soils at the Muncie Racetrack Site located in Muncie, IN
  • Development of a Treatability Study involving chemical fixation technology for lead contaminated soils at the National-Standard Company Site located in Columbiana, AL, 2000

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Experience
  • Development of Remediation Goal Verification Plan for the Jadco-Hughes Superfund Site in Gaston County, NC, 1994
  • Analytical data assessment and liaison with project laboratories in support of various investigative and remedial projects
  • Development of field sampling Comprehensive Quality Assurance Plan (CompQAP) for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Responsible for the annual renewal of this document
  • Development of QAPP for the Multi-Turf, Inc. Site in Palm Beach County, FL
  • Development of RI/FS QAPP for the Kraft Food Ingredients Site in Memphis, TN
  • Development of operation and maintenance QAPP for the Hardeman County Landfill Superfund Site in Tennessee
  • Development of Performance Standards Verification Plan QAPP for the Hardeman County Landfill Superfund Site in Tennessee
  • Development of Response Design QAPP for the Hi-Mill Manufacturing Site in Highland Township, Oakland County, MI
  • Development of QAPP for Caldwell Systems, Inc. (CSI) Facility (abandoned hazardous waste incinerator) located in Lenoir, NC
  • Development of QAPP for the IBS Inc. (IBS) Facility located in Peoria, IL
  • Development of RFI QAPP for the Detrex Corporation Facility in Melrose Park, IL
  • Development of Remedial Action QAPP for WDE Landfill located in Andover, MN
  • Development of RFI QAPP and SAP for the Century Resources, Inc. (CRI) Facility located in Alsip, IL
  • Development of RI/FS QAPP for J. I. Case Site in Terre Haute, IN
  • Development of Remedial Design and Remedial Action QAPPs for the Organic Chemicals, Inc. (OCI) Superfund Site located in Grandville, MI
  • Development of RI/FS QAPP for Wood-Ridge Site located in Wood-Ridge, NJ
  • Development of RI/FS QAPP for the Newstead Superfund Site located in Newstead, NY
  • Development of SAPs for various environmental investigations
  • Assist in negotiations and develop project specifications for analytical contracts
  • Supervise and assist in CERCLA and RCRA field sampling programs
  • Performed PCB field screening analyses on soil samples using a Dexsil L2000 Chloride Analyzer at the Lutex Site in Chattanooga, TN
  • Analytical Chemist performing chemical and physical testing on raw materials and finished products with a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation including: potentiometric, colormetric (UV), IR, HPLC, AA and TLC methods
  • Responsible for method development of HPLC analytical analysis on pharmaceutical finished products
     
Research  
Research at Illinois State University under the direction of Dr. G. D. Clark. Revised Monte Carlo Program for two-dimensional Ising Model and rewrote the computer program in Scientific Pascal. Used computer simulation to study small aggregates of molecules, 1988

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