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Location:
Somerset, Kentucky, United States
Posted:
April 04, 2018

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Robert Hughes

Environmental Manager

Professional summary

He served as Environmental Manager for an electric utility for over 33 years. He was responsible for the permitting, compliance, and planning for the operation and environmental related construction of power generating facilities and transmission lines and substations.

Education

B.S. University of Kentucky 1970 Major-Botany

M.S. University of Kentucky 1973 Major-Fresh Water Algae

Languages

English

Employment history

Professional Summary

Mr. Hughes has served as an environmental manager for an electric utility for more than 33 years. He was responsible for the permitting, compliance, and planning for the operation of power generating facilities and transmission line and substation construction.

Selected LBG Experience

Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA), Floyd Hill Distribution Tie Line Project. Technical lead for the development of an environmental analysis for approximately three miles of transmission line through the Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest. The transmission line is being developed for the Int4ermountain Rural Electric Association. Ongoing

Basin Electric Power, North Dakota 345 kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Project manager for the preparation of an EIS for two transmission line segments for the Western Area Power Administration and the Rural Utilities Service. One segment is approximately 130 miles long and the other is approximately 60 miles long. The lines cross both the Missouri River and the Little Missouri River and are planned to serve the developing oil industry in the Williston, North Dakota area. Ongoing

Previous Experience

NorthEast Power Alliance (AMEC), National Grid, Regional Delivery Venture, Syracuse, New York. Environmental manager. NorthEast Power Alliance provides engineering, construction, and other support services for the transmission (115 kV and above) line renovations and substation construction projects for National Grid, an international energy delivery company. The multiple-year contract is for more than $1 billion including projects in New York and New England. Individual projects range in size from $1 million to $50 million and from simple to complex, both live line work and through managed outages. June 2010-December 2010

East Kentucky Power, Winchester, Kentucky. Environmental manager total responsibility for environmental program. Responsible for compliance with all regulatory environmental requirements in the operation of three coal-fired power plants, one combustion turbine facility (six units), and three landfill gas generators. October 1973-January 2007

Continental Refining Company, Senior Lab Technician (June 2012-Present)

Louis Berger Group, Senior Project Manager, Washington DC (February 2011-June 2012)

North East Power Alliance (AMEC), Environmental Manager, Syracuse, NY (June 2010-December 2010)

CRJ Environmental Management Consulting (January 2007-January 2010)

Environmental Report Presentations, Audits, and Permitting

East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc. Environmental Affairs Manager April 1974-January 2007

Environmental Representative October 1973-April 1974

University of Kentucky

Teaching Assistant 1970-1973

Representative projects

North East Power Alliance (AMEC)

National Grid, Regional Delivery Venture, Syracuse, NY

Environmental Manager. NEPA provides engineering, construction and other support services for the transmission (115kV and above) line renovations and substation construction projects for National Grid, an international energy delivery company. The multiple year contract is for over $1B including projects in New York and New England. Individual projects range in size for $1M to $50M and from simple to complex both live line work and through managed outages. Examples: Lockport/Mortimer Reconductor, Gardenville/Homerhill Reconductor

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East Kentucky Power

Winchester, Kentucky

Responsible for compliance with all regulatory environmental requirements in the operation of three coal-fired power plants(William C Dale, J S Cooper,H L Spurlock) one combustion turbine facility with six units(J K Smith)and three landfill gas generators(Laurel Ridge, Bavarian, Green Valley).

Responsible for the permitting and compliance necessary to operate over 2800 miles of transmission lines and over 240 substations in 87 0f the 120 counties of Kentucky.

This responsibility included the determination of permitting requirements, obtaining of permits, and all compliance reporting activities required by the permits.

Responsible for the review and input to management on new environmental related regulatory proposals affecting the company’s activities.

Responsible for the development of environmental studies for both power generation and transmission facilities necessary to meet the requirements of NEPA(National Environmental Policy Act) and the development of reports necessary to meet the requirements of NEPA for the RUS. These studies include, but not limited to, the subject areas of floodplains, wetlands, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, land use, and aquatic studies.

Developed compliance plans for the operation of the company’s generating facilities(William C Dale at Ford, KY, John S Cooper at Burnside, KY, H L Spurlock at Maysville, KY, J K Smith at Winchester,KY) and recommended to management steps necessary to insure continued operation.

Served as liaison to both state (Environmental Protection Cabinet and Kentucky Public Service Commission) and federal agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, Corp of Engineers, and Rural Utility Service) in the review and operation of facilities in compliance with environmental requirements.

Responsible for the operation of Central Laboratory used for analysis and reporting of environmental data to the required agencies. Analyses performed included fuel, oil, water, and hazardous and solid waste.

Responsible for the selection, operation, and maintenance of Continuous Emission Monitoring equipment. This includes the submittal of all data required for demonstration of compliance with the Clean Air Act and state reporting requirements.

Served as the Designated Representative under the Clean Air Act.

Developed and implemented training programs required by the various environmental agencies. Training areas included Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, Hazardous Waste, Asbestos, PCB, and Stormwater.

Served as expert witness in hearings before state environmental agencies and the USEPA on environmental issues.

Served as one of the founding members of the NREEA (National Rural Electric Environmental Association).

Served as the lead on the development of four Environmental Impact Statements for power generation and transmission projects.(Separate Statements for HL Spurlock Unit 2, 3, 4, JK Smith Units 1 & 2) Served as lead on the development of numerous environmental reports for transmission lines and substation construction projects. Voltages of the transmission projects included 69, 138, 161, and 345 KV. The Forest Service properties (Daniel Boone National Forest) was crossed numerous times during the construction of these lines. Served as a the lead on the development of Environmental Analysis reports for the construction of combustion turbines (JK Smith)

Responsible for the development and implementation of SPCC plans for all the power generation and transmission facilities.

Responsible for the management of all hazardous and PCB wastes for the utility.

Provided assistance to Distribution Cooperatives on environmental matters including PCB management, waste management, environmental report preparation, asbestos removal, underground storage tanks, and discussions with the US Forest Service on distribution transmission line construction.

Served on a committee reviewing the development and revisions of the Rural Utility Services environmental bulletin (7CFRpart1794).

Continental Refining Company

Somerset, Kentucky

Responsible for the daily collection, analysis, and reporting of production related samples for the operation of a refinery.

Performs daily analysis of gasoline, diesel, and heavy oil products for process control and marketing purposes. These analyses include, but not limited to API, sulfur content, RVP, distillation, flash point, and benzene



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