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Management Manager

8822, United States
March 09, 2011

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Leon S. Vannais, E.P.


Environmental Professional

Over 14 years of experience in the field of environmental science,


1. ? Excellent oral and written communications skills; extensive writing,

editing, and public speaking experience, for both technical and non-

technical audiences.

2. ? Proven track record for effective facilitation, skillful problem-

solving, strong analytical abilities, and production of high quality work


3. ? Extensive supervisory experience with professional/technical staff.

4. ? In-depth knowledge of federal and state regulations.

5. ? A diverse range of experience in various environmental disciplines.

Primary areas of expertise/current activity:

Environmental Claim Review / Mitigation and Litigation

. Eligibility Evaluations

. Financial Assurance Reviews

. Claim processing and determinations

. Litigation Support

. Expert Testimony

. Depute Resolution

CERCLA/Liability Assessment

. Soil, Sediment, Surface Water, ASTM Transaction Screen, Phase I, Phase


. Prospective Purchaser Agreements

. Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigations (PA/SI)

. Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS)

. Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA)

. Institutional and Engineering Controls

Environmental Media Sampling

. Soil, Sediment, Surface Water, Groundwater

. Waste Profiling/Management

. Hazardous, Special, Universal and Solid Waste Disposal

. NIOSH / OSHA Air Sampling

. Asbestos / Lead Based Paint / Mold

Air Quality/Permitting

. Title V and Non-Title V Permit Application Preparation

. Major and Minor Modifications

. Emission Inventory (EI) Preparation

. Dust Control Plans

. Air Test Protocol Design

Compliance Reporting/Health and Safety

. Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCCs)

. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

. Pollution Prevention Plans (P2)

. Hazardous Material Identification Systems (HMIS)

. Top-Screen/Chemical Security Assessment Tool Reporting

. Form R Reporting

Environmental Program Development

. Environmental Management Systems

. Sustainable Development Programs

Professional experience / work history:

Envirosure Solutions LLC, Tempe, AZ January 2008 to September 2010,

Director of Environmental Services

. Supervision of 16 FTEs, including Environmental Scientists, Technicians,

Engineers and Geologists for multi-disciplinary program.

. Management of Turn-Key Site Development Projects for Recycling and Solid

Waste Facilities in Arizona and Colorado. Tasks included development of

Conditional Use Permits, Operations Plans, Material Acceptance Plans,

Soil Waste Facility Permits, Air Quality Permits, SWPPPs, HMIS, CFC

Recovery Policy and Training, Lockout/Tag out programs.

. Management of Automobile Shredder Residue management programs for 12

facilities in 6 states and Canada. Included design of sampling

protocols, quarterly waste profiling, transport and disposal, design and

operation/maintenance of waste storage areas in compliance with State

and Federal Regulations.

. Management of PSM/RMP and P&ID programs for multiple ammonia facilities

ranging in size from 5,000 to 90,000 lbs. anhydrous ammonia. Included

scheduling of field assessments, final review of system schematics,

mechanical integrity audits, "virtual" internet application for use by

client, Fire Departments, and other First Responders, Standard Operating

Procedure development, Management of Change validation, and Risk

Management programs.

. Phase I / Phase II and remedial actions for multiple facilities in Utah,

Phoenix, California, Colorado, and Texas.

. NOV / Compliance & Consent Order negotiations, site assessment plan

development, site assessment report and corrective action report

management for multiple facilities in Arizona under the Solid Waste


Tierra Dynamic Company, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, 2002 to 2007, Program Manager

. Program Manager of UST/State Assurance Fund (SAF) projects, constituting

over 90% of firm income. Procedural and technical oversight of

Professional Engineers and Registered Geologists. Development of policy

and procedure for cost-effective preparation of reports and claims.

Reviewed all technical and financial determinations issued by regulatory

authority for adequacy and appropriateness. Extensive litigation support

before Office of Administrative Hearing.

. Authored multiple proposals for Federal, State, City and private

clientele, resulting in award of sole source contracts, indefinite

delivery/indefinite quantity, and competitive bid projects ranging from

litigation support services, Phase I, Phase II and Phase III

Environmental Services, UST/LUST projects, and innocent landowner defense


. Management of Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments; UST removal and

site restoration projects; LUST Investigations and Remedial Actions; All

Appropriate Inquiries and Prospective Purchaser Agreements; CERCLA and

WQARF Preliminary Assessments, Remedial Investigations; RCRA and waste

disposal projects.

. Participation and key support to the ADEQ UST Policy Commission Technical

Subcommittee chair, providing research and professional evaluation of

effects of policy position in relation to work completed under the ADEQ

UST program.

ADEQ, UST Corrective Action and State Assurance Fund Sections, Phoenix, AZ,

1998 to 2002, Hydrologist

. Supervisor of State Assurance Fund Technical Review Unit - reviewed

reimbursement and preapproval work plan claims for technical adequacy,

financial reasonableness, claimant eligibility of over 7,000


. Technical oversight of over 120 LUST sites in Arizona, including review

and approval Work Plans, Site Characterization Reports, Corrective Action

Plans, and other State mandated reporting for technical adequacy and


. Negotiated with regulated parties, both informally and within the context

of the Office of Administrative Appeals..

. Revised various departmental correspondence templates and UST guidance

documents to accurately reflect statutory authority, compliance with

state laws regarding notification of respondent rights and duties.

BEM Systems, Phoenix, AZ, and Chatham, NJ, 1994 to 1998, Environmental


. Conducted Preliminary Assessments and developed Remedial Acton Plans on

behalf of NJ DOT of residential, commercial and industrial properties

intended for taking and demolition for highway and light rail

construction projects. Management of cost and schedule progress reporting

for contracts held with AFCEE. Project locations include Williams Air

Force Base (AFB), AZ; Luke AFB, AZ; Holloman AFB, TX; Mountain Home AFB,

ND; and Nellis AFB, NV. Duties included contract negotiation, scheduling,

subcontractor oversight, and cost/performance reporting. Performance-

based award fees reliant on budget and schedule presentation increased

from less than $10K to over $85K yearly during management.

. Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos and lead-

based paint surveys, and biological assessments for varies sites located

nationwide for multiple clientele, including Merrill Lynch Hubbard,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Midland Loan Services, Great

American Federal Savings Association, Resolution Trust Corporation, The

Nature Conservancy.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite BioPlume II Word Perfect

GIS / GPS ModFlow Various Risk and Cost

Relational Databases Microsoft Project Model Programs

(Access) CADD

Toxicology Assessment



B.S., Environmental Studies, Richard Stockton College, NJ, 1993

Soil Science Statistical Analysis Hydrology Geology Dendrology

Chemistry Physics Philosophy


City of Phoenix Brownfield Mentor, 2007 40-Hour Hazwopper Training

Environmental Professional (40 CFR 312)


Outdoorsman (Hiking/Camping/Fishing) Spelunking Member, Rio Salado

Vizsla Club

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