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Remediation Construction

John Schwaller, B.Sc., PG



Biology/Geology, University of Rochester, New York, 1990


College of Federal Regulations (Understanding and Using Environmental Regulations), 1998
North Carolina Registered Environmental Consultant Guidance Workshop, 1998
USEPA Seminar on DNAPL Characterization and Remediation, 1994
Biology/Geology Field Camp, Isle of Shoals, Maine, Cornell University, 1990





Environmental Management Associates, LLC


Project Manager/Geologist
Conestoga‑Rovers & Associates



Professional Geologist (GA# 1617, TN # 4690, AL # 1035)

Confined Space Supervisor Certification, 2000
Trench Shoring OSHA Certification, 2000
40 hour HAZWOPER Certification, annual 8-hour updates, 1990-Present


Member, National Ground Water Association
Member, Atlanta Geological Society

Profile of Professional Activities

Environmental Compliance Project Management Experience
  • Responsible for providing initial audit followed by corporate management of health and safety and environmental compliance for a worldwide leader in high-voltage electrical switch manufacturing (Hampton, Georgia). Compliance activities include OSHA program development, hazardous waste management, EPCRA reporting, solid waste management, storm water management, and regulatory negotiation/interaction

Completed preparation of EPCRA Tier 2 and TRI reports, biennial hazardous waste reports and waste minimization plans for client noted above, 2000 - present

  • Conducting hazardous and solid waste compliance audit for major university located in Manhattan. Audit consisted of the evaluation of this university’s existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, EPCRA programs, UST/AST management, SPCC Plan development and the inspection of over 600 academic laboratories, 2000-present
  • Conducting hazardous and solid waste compliance audit for major New York medical center located in Manhattan. Audit consists of the evaluation of this medical center’s existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, EPCRA programs, UST/AST management, SPCC Plan development and training, and the inspection of over 400 academic laboratories, 200 mechanical areas, and 100 clinical areas,  2000-present
  • Conducting hazardous and solid waste compliance audit for a New York state medical center. Audit consists of the evaluation of this medical center’s existing RCRA management practices and contingency plans, UST/AST management, and EPCRA programs, 2009
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment Experience
  • Performed focused air quality testing and source evaluation in response to “sick building” syndrome for a major telecommunications company. In conjunction, performed baseline air quality assessments including HVAC system inspection, chemical use, and limited air quality testing. The assessments included 14 facilities located throughout the southeast US
  • Performed baseline air quality assessment for a telecommunications call center in response to employee sickness.
  • Performed indoor air quality assessment of a state judge office in response to previous indications of mold

Performed industrial hygiene air sampling for OSHA compliance for cadmium and lead
Performed industrial hygiene air sampling for arsenic and dust during industrial vacuuming project at a major southeast coal burning power plant
Performed industrial hygiene air sampling for cadmium at a major southeast military airplane manufacturer

  • RCRA/UST Facility Project Experience
  • Project coordination of a former municipal landfill Superfund Site (Cedartown Municipal Landfill Site, Cedartown, GA) including performance of all RI/FS and RD/RA field activities and report preparation, data/cost analysis, client/agency relations, and subsequent deletion from the National Priorities List (NPL). Represented PRP Group providing technical support during negotiations with USEPA Region IV for deletion from the NPL
  • Responsible for the comprehensive site assessment and on-going remediation of a high voltage electrical switch manufacturing facility (Hampton, GA). Work included the delineation of dissolved solvent-related constituents in groundwater and subsequent design and implementation of a combined overburden and bedrock groundwater extraction treatment system, and operational oversight of the groundwater treatment system. Represented client during negotiations with and presentation of work plans to the Georgia EPD Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Project coordination of comprehensive site assessments for twelve solid waste sites at ten individual furniture manufacturing facilities throughout the state of North Carolina. Activities included the characterization of subsurface/surficial solid waste, identification of soil/groundwater contamination, subsequent closure of sites without contamination, and development of corrective action plans for sites requiring additional work. Represented client and presented work to the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources Division of Solid Waste and Inactive Hazardous Waste Site Branch
  • Responsible for the investigation and report preparation for numerous petroleum product UST and aboveground storage tank projects in GA, FL, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN. Investigations and reports include initial site characterization, preparation of corrective action plans including active remediation, free-product removal, and groundwater monitoring only to assess natural attenuation. In the state of Georgia, conducted all phases of CAP Part-A and CAP Part-B reports.
  • Wastewater Management Experience
  • Responsible for all industrial wastewater discharge monitoring and reporting for several industrial facilities within the City of Atlanta, metro-Atlanta, Georgia, and various cities and counties in Georgia. Discharge monitoring includes grab sample collection, time/flow proportionate composite sampling, analysis, and reporting. The facilities encompass high temperature plastic mold injection, bakeries, cardboard packaging, heavy duty truck repair, carpet manufacturers, and automotive parts repair.
  • Provide wastewater characterization and associated permit application for several companies within Fulton County.

Provide regulatory interaction and corrective action due to permit exceedances
Provide routine monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual sampling for over 15 facilities throughout Georgia

  • Storm Water Management Experience
  • Coordination of storm water sample collection and preparation for microbial analysis in conjunction with a NPDES Part I MS4 permit application (Columbia County, GA)
  • Coordination of storm water sample collection and preparation for microbial analysis as required under NPDES Phase I/Part II Permit for countywide storm water quality monitoring program (Fulton County, GA)

Provided assessment of storm water and wastewater process separation to eliminate wastewater exceedances and provide facility with a storm water management system which included the design and installation of a 4,000 gallon concrete detention basin
Development of numerous SWPPP plans, training, and assessments of over 20 facilities for both construction of major power generating facilities and manufacturing facilities

  • Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment Experience
  • Performed or assisted in over 30 Phase I ESA’s throughout the southeastern United States in accordance with current ASTM and AAI requirements
  • Coordination, reporting, and interpretation of numerous Phase II site assessments with subsequent recommendations involving major industrial and commercial facilities throughout the United States
  • Industrial facilities include: industrial waste landfill facilities, silica production, metal fastener production, heavy equipment manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and blending, rubber roofing material manufacturing, metal wire/cable manufacturing, alcohol distillation and production, metal container manufacturing, lithographic facilities, furniture manufacturing, and textile manufacturing/dyeing
  • Commercial facilities include: petroleum product dispensing facilities and vehicle repair facilities, funeral homes, cemeteries, dry cleaning facilities, sod farms, commercial carrier maintenance and repair facilities, heavy equipment rental/repair facilities, and beverage bottling/distribution facilities
  • Performed oversight of other consultants and state/federal agencies during data collection programs and provided technical review/assessment of environmental reports for third parties
  Geologic Experience
  • Supervision and implementation of hydrogeologic investigations to determine aquifer characteristics including single well response tests, step-drawdown tests, and constant rate pumping tests at several Superfund, RCRA, and numerous industrial/commercial facilities throughout the United States
  • Conducted numerous field investigations including soil/groundwater sampling programs, design and oversight of overburden and bedrock monitoring well construction activities conducted at various hazardous waste disposal sites and other industrial facilities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico
  • Responsible for the implementation of long term injection tests in conjunction with extraction well pumping tests to aid in the design of a groundwater extraction/injection treatment facility (Former OxyChem-Tacoma Facility).
  • Performed aquifer parameter analysis using Telog and AQTESOLV computer programs in aiding groundwater treatment facility design at numerous Superfund, RCRA, and various state hazardous waste program sites
  • Coordination of groundwater flow modeling to aid in groundwater resource management and contaminant transport
  • Supervision of drilling, construction, and air testing contractors for construction quality control and health and safety
  • Primary client contact for the proposed groundwater resource development project for a major tire manufacturer located in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Project management for microbial sample collection and analysis of groundwater and microbial growth to aid in the treatment and subsequent disinfection of treated groundwater in conjunction with the remediation of chlorinated solvents at an industrial facility (Hampton, GA)
  • Project management for the proposed treatment and subsequent disinfection of several groundwater production wells producing up to 900,000 gpd due to severe microbial iron growth for a major industrial facility (Augusta, GA);
  • Provided siting, permitting, and drilling oversight for an industrial water well for a major bottle manufacturer
  • Provided geologic and hydrogeologic assessments of numerous municipal landfill sites within the southeastern United States