About Us - Key Personnel

Chris Miller
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Technical Specialties

Construction Management and QA/QC Management, MGP Remediation, Decontamination and Demolition, Drum Removal, Asbestos Abatement, UST and AST Removal/Demolition, Thermal Treatment of Contaminated Soils, Waste Water Handling and Treatment.

Experience Summary

25 years of experience at hazardous waste sites as a project manager, construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager, Health and Safety Officer and Technician. Prior positions of increasing responsibility with TN Associates, ENVIROCON, Sevenson Environmental Services, RUST Remedial Services, Chemical Waste Management, and Rollins Environmental Services. Extensive experience in project management, quality control and health and safety on remedial projects involving waste excavation, in stream excavation, sheeting and shoring, revetment construction, building decontamination and demolition, drum removal, asbestos abatement, UST and AST removal/demolition, thermal treatment of contaminated soils, waste water handling and treatment, construction, O&M of groundwater treatment systems and landfill closure projects.

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Drexel University, Environmental Science Philadelphia, PA (1990)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management For Contractors (1995, 2000)
  • Nuclear Gauge Safety Refresher Training 49 CFR 172, Subpart H, Certificate No. 0223200202 (2002)
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management for Supervisors (1990, 1992)
  • 40-Hour and 8-Hour OSHA Certified Training
  • Hazardous Waste Operations 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(8) (2002)
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Training Program
  • 4-Hour HM 181/126 F Training (1993)
  • Nuclear Testing Equipment Training; Radiological Safety and Gauge Operation, Certificate No. 035420 (1994)
  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety

Key Projects

  • Construction QA/QC Manager for Design/Build Bulk Fuel Oil Storage and delivery system at the Naval Station Newport. The project involved the preparation of design plans and specs for the demolition of two (2) 900,000 gallon underground concrete storage tanks and construction of two (2) 400,000 gallon above ground storage tanks, loading and unloading facilities and delivery systems to a boiler house, which required upgrades including asbestos abatement, new equipment and piping modifications. Responsible for review of Plans and Specs during design prep, preparation and execution of all required Plans (work plan, safety plan, quality control plan, demo plan, abatement plan). Also responsible for procurement of subcontractor services, oversight of subcontractor personnel performing demolition and construction services. Prepared and updated the project schedule (350 activities) and prepared all invoices and project correspondence.
  • Construction QA/QC Manager for Design/Build Landfill Cap at the Naval Weapons Station Earle. The project involved the excavation of 3,000 cy of impacted sediments from 1 acre of an adjacent cedar forest wetlands, stabilization of the sediments and placement under the 2 acre RCRA cap. The excavated wetland area was restored "in kind" (by Enviroscapes, Inc.) and over 5,000 trees and shrubs were planted. A 2 acre RCRA cap was constructed over the footprint of the existing landfill and drainage improvements in the surrounding area were also performed to divert water away from the landfill. Responsible for preparation and execution of all project specific work plans, quality control plans and safety plans. Conducted bi-weekly quality control and safety inspections/audits and conducted oversight of subcontractors. Also responsible for coordination of all equipment and material deliveries as well as interaction with the Navy and QA oversight contractor.
  • Construction QA/QC manager for a Design/Build Seawall Repair at the Marine Corps Reserve Center on Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, NY. The project involved the replacement of 1200 linear feet of seawall including the removal of the existing deteriorated steel sheet-piling seawall, excavation of 6,000 cubic yards of fill, removal and offsite disposal of 1,000 cubic yards of debris. The sheet-piling was replaced by a sloped stone revetment seawall constructed from 10,000 tons of stone ranging in size from 6" to 36" 450 pound armor stone which was delivered and offloaded by barge. Responsible for preparation and execution of all project specific work plans, quality control plans and safety plans. Conducted bi-weekly quality control and safety inspections/audits and conducted oversight of subcontractors.
  • Construction QC System manager for $3.2-million Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation/Replacement Project at the Langley Air Force Base. Project was executed under a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Project Scope includes the replacement of 4,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer system, the rehabilitation of 11,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe with pipe liners and the rehabilitation of 4 lift stations. The replaced sanitary sewer was replaced via a combination of conventional open trenching and directional drilling/pipe boring. The rehab portions were repaired using a combination of cured in place pipe liners and fold and form pipe liners. 100 manholes were rehabbed using epoxy liners and coatings.
  • Construction Quality Control Manager responsible for enforcement and execution of the Contractor Quality Control Plan prepared for the Nascolite Corporation Superfund Site Phase II Remedial in Millville, NJ. Project was a USACE Kansas City District PRAC Contract Award managed by the Philadelphia District of the USACE. Project scope included the demolition of concrete pads and foundations from former process buildings, excavation, onsite and offsite testing and analysis, stockpiling, transportation and offsite disposal of 67,000 tons of soils impacted with heavy metals, volatile and semi volatile organic compounds, 2,500 cubic yards of recyclable debris and 950,000 gallons of impacted water. Responsible for testing and quality oversight of field crews. Prepared all required Quality Control documentation, reports and submittals, submitted daily QC reports via the USACE Web based Resident Management System. Prepared and updated the project schedule. Oversaw the layout and horizontal and vertical "control" provided by the project surveyors. Assisted the cost account with daily cost tracking during a tight EPA budget period where acquiring monies to keep the project operating were a weekly challenge.
  • Project Manager for project involving the excavation, transportation and offsite disposal of 2,000 tons of contaminated soils in Middlesex, NJ. Project involved the surgical excavation of "hot spots" and a general excavation of 12" of contaminated soil from commercial properties. Properties were capped with a 12" geotextile and soil cap. All disturbed areas were re-landscaped and several new trees were planted. All work was completed without any interruption to the operation of the business.
  • Assistant Project Manager/Superintendent for a 52-acre (ERM designed) landfill capping project at a Superfund Site in Egg Harbor, NJ. Project involved the clearing of 52 acres, excavation, relocation and placement of 140,000 cubic yards of municipal garbage and demolition debris, excavation of 3 percolation basins generating 40,000+ cubic yards of clean fill that was reused for 50% of the soil cap. The remaining fill was imported from an offsite source. 78,000 tons of topsoil were imported and placed in a 6" lift. 10,000 tires were collected and shredded onsite. The shredded tires were reburied in the landfill under the cap. Responsible for daily onsite management of all work required, scheduling manpower and equipment, coordinating subcontractors and suppliers and maintaining all relevant project documentation. Also responsible for coordination with the QA Engineer's (ERM) personnel.
  • Project Superintendent for a hazardous waste site remediation project at the Port of Wilmington, DE. Responsible for the field management of work crews, coordination with subcontractors and vendors for project involving the excavation of contaminated sediments from drainage ditches, relocation and placement of excavated materials, installation of geotextile and rip-rap channel lining and the excavation/construction of 2 storm water basins in a tidal marsh area.
  • Superintendent responsible for quick paced excavation and paving project in an operating chemical facility in Newport, DE. Project involved removal of excess stone and subgrade materials in support of placement of 200,000 square feet of asphalt capping in numerous locations scattered around an operating chemical facility. The work had to be done in Level C PPE in August and with minimal impact to the daily operations of the facility.
  • Project Engineer responsible for daily onsite management and administration of a large remediation project in Danville, IL at a former auto salvage yard bordering a river. The project involved site improvement, constriction of a 5 acre RCRA cap and installation of steel sheet piling in the river to facilitate excavation of impacted river sediments. In addition, the site required clearing and regrading, excavation of contaminated sediments from drainage ditches, placement and consolidation of excavated waste and capping with a geosynthetic liner system. Additional responsibilities included creating the layout, managing quality control measures, preparation of schedule and coordination of work by all subcontractors and vendors.
  • Assistant Project Manager/Project Engineer for a project involving the surgical excavation of 11,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from a former manufacturing facility in Middlesex, NJ. This project also involved the installation of concrete cutoff walls in drainage ditches, removal and reinstallation of rail road sidings, installation of geosynthetic liner systems, and installation of fabric formed revetment and reconstruction of drainage ditches in railroad right of ways. Responsible for project/task scheduling, material and supplies acquisition, coordination with subcontractors, layout and quality control of the "work". Was also responsible for preparation and submission of all contract required submittals, operated heavy equipment and performed field layout and surveying.
  • USEPA Region 11 Long Term Operation and Maintenance of Superfund Sites with Groundwater Treatment - Project Manager/Quality Control Manager responsible for development and implementation of project work plans, inspection, and conformance testing to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications, project oversight, interfacing with project management teams and client representatives for 5 year contract for the operation and maintenance of groundwater treatment systems at Superfund Sites in NY and NJ. Project Manager responsible for O&M of four (4) groundwater treatment systems. Prepared all bids for contract work, relevant project documentation, invoicing, daily/monthly reports, collected required monthly compliance samples and quarterly groundwater monitoring well samples, etc. Systems were run by NJ & NY licensed treatment plant operator who reported directly to Project Manager.
  • Project Manager for Groundwater Treatment System at a major Superfund site located at a horse farm and riding school located in Princeton, NJ. Supervised 2 operators, who ran plant, prepared all relevant project documentation, daily reports, monthly reports, invoicing, collected monthly and quarterly compliance samples and interfaced with client representative and engineer.
  • Project Manager - Groundwater Treatment System Operation & Maintenance, Brewster, NY - Supervised plant operators, prepared all relevant project documentation, daily reports, monthly reports, invoicing, collected monthly and quarterly compliance samples and interfaced with client representative and engineer. Performed required preventative and corrective maintenance, prepared and submitted Sampling Plan and Work Plans. Prepared bid and proposals for additional work.
  • Project Manager - Groundwater Treatment System Operation & Maintenance, Minitola, NJ. Managed O&M Project. Supervised 2 operators and prepared all relevant project documentation, daily reports, monthly reports, invoicing, collected monthly and quarterly compliance samples and interfaced with client representative and engineer. Assisted with preventative and corrective maintenance. Prepared bids and proposals for additional work.
  • Construction Quality Control Manager - Containment Cell Construction, Lima, OH - responsible for the quality oversight of clay cell construction for radioactive material containment cell. Performed daily QC testing and supervised placement and compaction of clay. Assisted project surveyor with layout and control. Performed 85% of the clay compaction.
  • Construction Quality Control Manager for a Superfund Site in Minotola, NJ - Construction of Groundwater Treatment System — Performed required quality control functions as per USACE requirements. Oversaw work in the field including extraction/injection well installation, piping and electrical installations, system component construction and installation. Controlled documentation and testing tasks.
  • Project Manager for a groundwater treatment operation in Pemberton, NJ. Supervised 2 operators, who ran plant, prepared all relevant project documentation, daily reports, monthly reports, invoicing, collected monthly and quarterly compliance samples and interfaced with client representative and engineer. Performed preventative and corrective maintenance tasks, prepared bids and proposals for 3 consecutive 1-year contracts.
  • Project Manager/Quality Control Manager solely responsible for all facets of three consecutive projects at a chemical R&D facility in Princeton, NJ. Two projects involved bypassing an in-service underground waste water collection sump, decontamination, demolition and disposal, installation of new precast concrete vaults, installation of 2,000-gallon tank with automatic pumping systems, installation of dual containment piping systems outside of the vaults, testing, trouble shooting and site restoration. The third project involved the construction of poured-in-place concrete containment area with a loading dock for the loading of waste hauling transport vehicles. This project also involved the excavation of a water quality basin and the placement of approximately 5,000 square feet of new asphalt roadway. Responsible for estimating, bidding, procurement, management, quality control, engineering, and execution of all tasks associated with these three projects.
  • Quality Control System Manager responsible for the full implementation of all phases of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Quality Control System for a Superfund Project involving the decontamination and demolition of a former chemical manufacturing facility in Wallington, NJ. The project involved asbestos abatement, TSCA waste removal and disposal, waste stream sampling and characterization, decontamination, demolition and removal of two chemical production buildings. Responsible for the implementation of the three phase inspection process, preparation of all project documentation, waste transportation manifests, required transmittals, weekly schedule updates, project closeout documents and assisting the Superintendent and Site Safety Office with oversight of demolition subcontractor.
  • Quality Control Manager responsible for the oversight of a project involving the thermal treatment of 21,000-tons of contaminated soil, excavation, characterization, and disposal of 500 drums of unknown hazardous substances and the placement and grading of 30,000 cubic yards of fill material at a site in Deerfield, OH. Performed daily reviews of incinerator CEMS data and prepared all required reports and daily documentation of the site work. Also performed daily inspection of all excavation/backfill area grades, and inspected all work for compliance with the project plans and specifications.
  • Quality Control Supervisor responsible for daily quality control for project involving the excavation and placement of stabilized sludge from an onsite-settling basin at a chemical treatment facility in Deepwater, NJ. Responsible for construction layout, compaction testing of placed materials, sample collection, interfacing with client QC personnel and preparation of daily project quality control documentation. Quality Control Manager responsible for all quality control on a project involving the conversion of a 15-acre settling basin, which contained 400,000 cubic yards of sludge, into a RCRA landfill cell. Duties included daily inspection of lines and grades, performance of compaction testing of placed materials (fill and sludge), preparation of daily Quality Control report, performance of conformance testing for all imported materials and structures. Performed daily supervision of work crews and assisted with overall management of project and adherence to site health and safety requirements. Also responsible for the management of all project waste streams.
  • Project Manager/Quality Control Manager responsible for managing project involving the excavation of wooden ditches (through an operating facility) and the installation of an HDPE piping system at a chemical treatment plant in Deepwater, NJ. Performed daily management of subcontractors, interfaced with client and plant support persons, inspected materials, products, lines, grades and completed work for compliance with project plans and specifications. Also enforced site health and safety requirements, prepared daily Quality Control reports, project documentation and correspondence, and negotiated with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager/Health and Safety Manager responsible for daily management, quality control and health and safety functions for the excavation, offsite transportation and disposal of 20,000-tons of PCB contaminated soil, 15,000-tons of debris in Brandywine, MD. The project also included the decontamination and demolition of three warehouse buildings, UST, and AST closure, and onsite treatment of contaminated water. Responsible for excavation and backfill grades, loading and shipping of waste materials, operation of on-site scale, preparing all project documents, correspondence and performing daily cost tracking. Interfaced with the client's personnel and actively participated in the completion of the work. Ensured adherence to the project plans and specifications and site health and safety requirements and operated equipment.
  • Project Coordinator/Quality Assurance and Quality Control/Health and Safety Manager responsible for daily oversight of subcontractor performing landfill closure at a municipal landfill site in New Windsor, NY. Project involved dewatering, excavation and placement of 17,000 cy of refuse, drum removal, installation of leachate collection system and construction of geotextile/soil cap. Prepared and implemented Work and Quality Control Plans, performed daily inspection of lines and grades, collected samples for conformance testing, enforced site health and safety requirements and performed all required site safety training and air sampling/monitoring. Performed all administrative functions and interfaced with the Client and Engineer.
  • Project Engineer for radium contaminated and lead contaminated soil excavation and offsite disposal project at a former manufacturing facility in Sayreville, NJ. Soils were excavated by hand and with equipment, loaded into roll-off containers and shipped offsite. Responsible for field supervision of crew and quality control.
  • Project Manager/Quality Control Manager responsible for demolition project in Middlesex, NJ. The project involved asbestos abatement, demolishing above ground storage tanks (20), building demolition, removal, and disposal/recycling of demolition debris, tank contents (200 drums) and tank steel. Responsible for daily oversight of field crews and asbestos removal subcontractor interfacing with client, preparing all reports and correspondence, negotiating with vendors and subcontractors, and performing the required health and safety monitoring.
  • Project Coordinator/Quality Control Manager responsible for daily oversight on project involving asbestos abatement, UST closure, excavation, partial demolition, and decontamination of chemical plant in Belleville, NJ. Provided management of field crews and required exposure monitoring. Collected conformance samples and provided necessary training, conducted inspections, prepared daily Quality Control reports and coordinated transportation and disposal of materials. Also negotiated with vendors and participated in the completion of the work.
  • Project Engineer responsible for all site work on project involving the excavation and disposal of 100 cubic yards of PCB contaminated soils from a manufacturing facility in New Brunswick, NJ. Excavation was backfilled with certified clean fill and the work area was restored.
  • Project Engineer responsible for management and execution of field work for project involving decontamination of a former chemical manufacturing facility in Ambler, PA. Surfaces of the building were contaminated with chromium. The concrete floor had to be scarified and the scarified material drummed.
  • Project Supervisor at an MGP site located in Glens Falls, NY. Managed subcontractors during installation of steel sheet piling, dewatering and excavation of contaminated soils, onsite storage and offsite disposal of contaminated waters, and preparation of all safety documentation. Site Health & Safety Officer on project involving the filter pressing of dioxin contaminated sediments from the city storm sewers of North Tonawanda, NY. Performed the required project health and safety monitoring, performed daily health and safety inspections, etc. Niagara Mohawk Electric Company Residential Properties, Cumberland, RI (October 1991) - Project Engineer responsible for fieldwork or project involving the excavation and offsite disposal of PCB contaminated soils from a residential property. Loaded 16 dump trailers with PCB contaminated soil dug from the backyard of a building lot in a residential neighborhood. Prepared all relevant project documentation as well as typing hazardous waste manifests.
  • Project Coordinator/Health & Safety Coordinator responsible for coordinating the excavation, stockpiling, loading, transportation, and disposal of 160,000 tons of contaminated soil. Performed daily exposure monitoring, conducted daily inspections, operated light and heavy equipment, conducted daily safety meetings, and interfaced with the Project Engineer. Ran the onsite truck scale and coordinated the loading of dump trailers. Also completed daily cost tracking forms and reports.
  • Health & Safety Officer responsible for monitoring field crews during the initial cleanup phases of a 60-acre landfill capping project. Performed real-time monitoring of work areas and field crews.
  • Health & Safety Officer responsible for daily implementation and enforcement of HASP on project involving the dewatering and excavation of two ponds contaminated with lead and mercury. All excavated soils were screened, processed through a crushing plant, and loaded into rail containers for offsite disposal. Performed exposure monitoring, conducted daily inspections, and submitted required reports. Also collected Quality Assurance samples, prepared correspondence, and performed all project administrative functions.
  • Health & Safety Officer for several hazardous waste sites and Superfund sites between 1988 and 1991. Sites involved a variety of activities including excavation, dewatering, capping, etc. In addition to construction hazards theses sites included contaminants such as lead, mercury and other chemicals representing a variety of potential health hazards. Each of the projects is described below:
    • Health & Safety Officer for buried drum investigation project. Excavated metal anomalies, photographed and over packed drums, sampled contents for identification and staged onsite for future disposal. Performed daily perimeter and real-time air monitoring and sampling for level B project.
    • Health & Safety Officer responsible for implementation and enforcement of HASP for RCRA impoundment closure involving dewatering and filter pressing sludge, repair and installation of hypalon liner system and placement of dewatered sludge in impoundment. Performed daily exposure monitoring, conducted daily safety meetings and necessary training, and inspected work areas for hazards and compliance issues. Also interfaced with the client's Health & Safety representative.
    • Health & Safety Technician during Phase One of the BROS site remediation which involved the emptying and demolition of 100 storage tanks, demolition of 5 buildings, removal of asbestos insulation, emptying and removal of above ground and underground piping, construction of a temporary water treatment system and treatment of 40 million gallons of water from the waste oil lagoon. Was responsible for performing real time air monitoring and sampling, issuance of confined space entry permits, employee monitoring, safety audits and inspections and enforcement of the site specific HASP. Also prepared daily safety reports, air monitoring logs and personal sample collection and analysis.

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