Rem-Con
office (770) 271-4628
Remediation Construction

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

2000-Present

Principal
REM-CON, LLC

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, 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

Past 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 Storage Tank Project Management Experience Municipal Landfill Project Management Experience
  • Responsible for the groundwater and surface water monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, report preparation, and negotiations wConducted over 12 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 25 Phase II Assessments involving UST and aboveground storage tank releases in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, 1997-2008
  • Managing the semiannual groundwater monitoring and reporting for three UST sites in Augusta, GA 1999-2002
  • 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, 1998-2003
  • Supervised the removal of over 25 USTs for eight 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, 1995-2003
  • Prepared Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan for the bulk storage of petroleum at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA, 1999ith 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, 1996-2005
  • 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, 2001-2003
  • Responsible for the groundwater monitoring, potentiometric mapping, statistical analysis, and the semiannual report preparation for the Baker Place Road Landfill in Evans, GA. Prepared the Assessment of Corrective Measures and Methane Remediation Plan, 2002-2009
  • 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), 1998-2009
  • 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, 2003-2007, 2009
  • 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
  • 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, 1999-2001
  • 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
  • Prepared the CSR and PPCAP for the U.S. Plating Burn Site, 78 Milton Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, HSI No. 10264, 2006
  • Prepared the Risk Assessment portion of the CSR for the Former Southern Pipe Coating Operation, Norcross, GA, HSI No. 10757, 2008
  • 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
  • Conducted the subsurface investigation and prepared the CSR for a HSRA site located in Atlanta, GA involving a release of lead, 1071 Howell Mill Rd, Sunlow, 2004-2007
  • Conducted the subsurface investigation and prepared the CSR for a HSRA site located in Atlanta, GA involving a release of lead, 1061 Howell Mill Rd., MK Management, Inc., 2006
  • 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 for closure of several SWMUs. Prepared and managed the Corrective Measures Study (CMS) and the cleanup under the Corrective Measures Implementation Plan for the remaining SWMUs including a 7 acre landfill, National-Standard Company, Columbiana, Alabama, 1998-2008
  • 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 RFI involving post closure groundwater monitoring, statistical data evaluations, and annual reporting for National-Standard’s Mt. Joy, PA wire manufacturing facility, 2003-2006                
Groundwater and Wastewater Treatment Project Experience
  • 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
  • Responsible for the installation and the operation, maintenance and monitoring of SVE/AS system at the Former Southern Pipe Coating Operation, Norcross, GA, HSI No. 10757, 2008.
  • 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
Hazardous Waste Experience
  • Conducted hazardous and solid waste compliance audit for major university located in the northeast. Audit consisted of the evaluation of this university’s existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, and the inspection of over 600 academic laboratories, 2000
  • 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; and the National-Standard Facility located in Columbiana, TN, 1999-2000
  • Prepared all permits and biennial reports for the generation and disposal of TSCA and hazardous wastes for a large quantity generator in Tennessee, 1997-1998

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, Ohio
  • Development of a Treatability Study involving chemical fixation technology for lead contaminated soils at the Muncie Racetrack Site located in Muncie, Indiana
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 Tennessee
  • 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 RI/FS QAPP for J. I. Case Site in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 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 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, 1988-1989