Michael A. Stafford, Ph.D., P.E.
Mr. Stafford has over twenty years of experience in air pollution evaluation
and control, hazardous waste management, and other environmental areas.
Much of his experience involves regulatory compliance from both the industrial
and regulatory agency perspectives, including compliance with requirements
of RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
and several state and local agencies. His experience includes nearly
six years of enforcement, permit review, regulation development, and data
analysis as an Engineer with environmental regulatory agencies in Texas
and Missouri, and more than twelve years in consulting.
1996-Current Environmental Consultant: Assist industrial
clients in complying with various environmental regulatory requirements,
including RCRA reporting, air permitting, SARA reporting, etc.
1994-96 Associate: FBA Environmental, Inc.--Responsible
for marketing and directing air consulting services for company.
Managed various projects involving Title V evaluation, permit application,
emission inventory, air compliance evaluation, risk assessment, and wastewater
treatment issues. Prepared proposals and cost estimates and met with
potential clients to present company capabilities and to discuss technical
aspects of proposal scopes.
1987-94 Sr. Project Engineer: Metcalf & Eddy,
Inc.--Managed a staff of approximately twenty engineers, geologists,
and scientists conducting all kinds of environmental consulting work.
Directed air services for M&E's central region. Managed various
projects involving hazardous waste remediation and management, air pollution
control, and health risk assessment. Provided technical leadership
in areas of air pollution control and air quality evaluation, air toxics
evaluations, data analysis and management, and environmental compliance.
Prepared proposals and cost estimates and met with potential clients to
present company capabilities and to discuss consulting opportunities.
1986-87 Air Quality Specialist: Battelle Project
Management Division--Provided technical management and support to U.S.
DOE Salt Repository Project in evaluating potential sites for disposal
of high level nuclear wastes. Managed air quality emissions calculations,
control technology evaluations, and air quality and visibility modeling
exercises. Managed development of background environmental radiological
1982-85 Engineer: Texas Air Control Board--Reviewed
engineering designs for compliance with air pollution regulations.
Reviewed air quality data and monitoring network designs. Conducted
modeling evaluations. Assisted in development of regulations.
1978-80 Environmental Engineer: Missouri Dept.
of Natural Resources--Reviewed engineering designs for compliance with
air pollution regulations. Supervised permit engineers conducting
similar reviews. Drafted and presented for public comment state air
Professional Memberships and Registrations
Professional Engineer, Texas (No. 54801)
American Chemical Society - Environmental Division, Industrial Chemistry
Ohio Academy of Science
Ph.D., Civil Engineering;
University of Texas - Austin
M.S., Environmental Health Engineering;
University of Texas - Austin
B.S., Electrical Engineering;
University of Missouri - Columbia
Evaluated offsite consequences (thermal, pressure, and toxics effects)
for chemical plants in Canada (similar to RMP evaluation). Prepared
emission inventories, air compliance assessments, Title V and synthetic
minor permit applications for several Ohio industries. Prepared numerous
permit applications for clients in Ohio and other states. Conducted
and managed Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Best Available
Technology (BAT) studies for several industrial facilities in various states.
These studies evaluated available process modification and add-on air pollution
control technologies for technical feasibility and economic reasonableness,
following state guidance on reasonable control cost per ton of pollutant
removed. Reports were submitted to state agencies to support permit
applications and variance requests. Designed air sampling and analysis
plans and conducted sampling to determine emission factors for a tire making
facility for use in a permit application. Conducted air sampling
and dispersion modeling study to evaluate most likely source and most effective
controls for an odor problem from a paint line. Conducted several
air toxics modeling studies as part of hazardous waste site evaluations,
permit applications, and risk assessments.
Prepared TRI reports for steel production and metals finishing plants.
Performed air dispersion modeling at 22 chemical manufacturing and distribution
plants to determine offsite health effects from TRI releases.
Prepared annual Hazardous Waste Management Reports for metals finishing
plants. Managed, conducted, and provided technical QA reviews of
activities related to the RCRA Corrective Action Program, including RFAs,
RFIs, and CMSs. Technical activities included reviewing technical
documents; evaluating sampling and analysis data; performing site inspections;
preparing reports; conducting health and environmental risk assessments;
and evaluating alternative corrective measures. Managed $6 million
RFI at Fort Campbell, KY, for US Army Environmental Center.
Completed Hazard Ranking System scoring for Brookhaven National Laboratories
site. Prepared supplemental RI and FS documents and provided technical
review and interpretation of air sampling and modeling data for Wauconda
Landfill site and others. Provided technical QA review of air sampling
and modeling activities at Ormet site and others. Assisted in risk
assessments at Buckeye Reclamation site and others. Reviewed remedial
design documents and specifications and provided technical oversight of
remediation activities at PetroProcessors site.
Prepared Environmental Compliance Handbooks for chemical facilities
in Texas and Ohio. Handbooks describe how federal and state environmental
requirements apply to each particular facility, including step-by-step
procedures to be followed by facility personnel in various typical circumstances,
e.g., an environmental release or a planned process modification.
Assisted in development of air quality regulations for Texas and Missouri.
Managed development of detailed lead inventory and air dispersion modeling,
and evaluated emission control effectiveness and cost, for a Texas regulation
to control of lead emissions from primary and secondary lead smelters.
Designed strategy, drafted regulation, presented draft at public hearing,
and responded to public comments, for Missouri’s air permit regulation
that initially adopted Federal PSD and NSR provisions.
Prepared risk assessments for Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations
(BUSTR) and CERCLA sites. Provided technical leadership and air pathway
analyses for several RCRA risk-based closures and CERCLA remedial investigations.
Chaired session on comparative risk assessment at A&WMA national meeting
in San Antonio. Co-authored poster session at Ohio Academy of Science
meeting on risk assessment uncertainty evaluation.
Provided technical review of air emissions calculations, air dispersion
modeling, and dry and wet deposition modeling for Environmental Impact
Statements for wastewater sludge handling in Boston, including landfilling,
composting, heat drying and palletizing, and incineration options, and
the Philadelphia Resource Recovery Project, a 2250 ton per day mass-burn
facility at the Navy Shipyard. Calculated air pollutant emission
rates and managed air quality modeling for Environmental Assessment documents
(EAs) for potential high-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Utah, Texas,
and Mississippi. Coordinated calculations with noise analysis to
ensure consistency and co-authored air and noise evaluation documents to
support EAs. Analyzed visibility impairment for the Davis Canyon,
Utah, site. Managed development of background environmental radioactivity
monitoring program for site in Deaf Smith County, Texas.
Prepared operating manual for municipal wastewater treatment plant.
Conducted economic analysis of industrial wastewater treatment system (metals
removal, including chromium reduction). Evaluated 503 regulation
applicability to municipal sludge incineration system and provided technical
leadership in the air sampling and dispersion modeling required to demonstrate
Developed computer applications in Lotus 123, Excel, dBase, Access,
FORTRAN, and BASIC for analysis and management of air quality data, visibility
analysis, air pollutant emission calculations, and risk assessment.
Wrote 123 and WordPerfect macros to automate proposal preparation, project
management, and data presentation. Assisted in data base development
and training for air quality /emission inventory data for the State of
Taught receptor modeling fundamentals and VOC emissions calculations
and controls as part of annual one-week course designed to teach basic
air pollution engineering concepts to practicing civil, chemical, and environmental
engineers in industry and government. Served as technical reviewer
for Receptor Models Applied to Contemporary Problems, SP-48, Air Pollution
Control Association, 1982. Taught portions of short course on Continuous
Emissions Monitoring Systems for personnel at Pine Bluff Arsenal.
Presented numerous papers on receptor modeling, acid rain, and risk assessment
at national and international technical conferences.
Provided expert witness services in litigation involving alleged health
effects near an industrial landfill. Evaluated probable air emissions
during landfill operation and conducted air dispersion modeling to estimate
off-site pollutant levels for health risk assessment purposes.
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