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Manager Program

North Bel Air, Maryland, 21014, United States
October 29, 2018

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Howard M. Syvarth

**** ***** **** **., *** Air, Maryland 21014

Home: 443-***-**** - Cell: 732-***-****

Professional Experience

Program Manager SPCC/AST Compliance, Maryland Oil Permit Manager. Dec. 2016 to Present NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

• Ensured compliance with applicable Maryland environmental regulations pertaining to the on-site storage of petroleum, drafted NASA GSFC Maryland Large Quantity Oil Operations permit.

• Authored and edited the GSFC Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP), which encompasses hazardous waste plan, Oil Pollution Prevention Plan and Storm Water Plan. Assisted other operational groups with their roles as specified in a response as defined in 29CRF1910.129

• Provided the requisite training to ensure compliance with internal and external mandates

• Provided internal consulting to NASA for unique and complex environmental issues Program Manager SPCC/UST-AST Compliance/Emergency Response, Regional Environmental Protection Specialist. Feb 2014 to Nov 2016 US Army Reserve, 99th Regional Support Command Fort Dix, NJ

• As Program Manager for SPCC and all storage tank compliance ensured compliance across a thirteen (13) state region for the 99th United States Army Reserve Regional Support Command (RSC).

• Budgeted for field operations, worked with contractors that generate various compliance reports for US Army Reserve facilities.

• As Regional Environmental Protection Specialist (REPS) ensured full spectrum environmental compliance for facilities in New Jersey.

• Profiled all waste streams for disposal through DLA. Hydrogeologist /Project Manager June 2007 to January 2014 Tecom-Vinnell Services - Ft. Monmouth, NJ

● Oversaw the UST/UHOT removal and inventory processes of approximately 600 locations at the base.

● Directly involved with all phases of soil and groundwater remediation.

● Assisted in the development of a site wide groundwater flow model using MODFLOW.

● Provide staff assistance with all aspects of environmental compliance and regulation.

● Search for and review research articles or environmental, historical, and technical reports. Provided QA/QC for all analytical data generated to ensure data met the data quality objectives established.

● Fort Monmouth underwent a BRAC closure and all currently held Federal property is being transferred to private concerns. During the property transfer insured that all NJDEP environmental regulations and criteria were being met by the US ARMY to expedite the property transfer.

● Performed environmental audits of fully regulated Class D facility for environmental compliance.

● The fort has a major UST program that involved both petroleum and chemical storage tanks. Conducted a full review of the UST removals and real property records for structures that are currently standing and those that are demolished discovered a significant number of USTs that were not captured during the initial UST removals. Project Manager February 2004 to June 2007 Hydroscience, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

● Provided project oversight for regulated and unregulated tank removals.

● Worked with various insurance companies in determining cost allocations.

● Generated soil remediation proposals using the most recent and accepted cost guidelines.

● Prepared and generated various reports to NJDEP for both residential and commercial clients.

● Obtain all necessary municipal permits and licenses for heating oil tank removals.

● Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.

● Prepared and submitted Classification Exemption Area (CEA) plans for both residential and commercial properties to NJDEP for site closure. Assisted in the design of groundwater treatment systems, oversaw installation of soil vapor capture systems.

● Generated all AUTO-CAD drawings for reports submitted to NJDEP.

● Developed and implemented the Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation program for day schools and child care centers as per NJDEP requirements. Developed programs for partnering with small dry cleaners for environmental compliance in association with various local, state and regulations. Conducted multiple Phase I and Phase II investigations in accordance with ASTM methodologies

● Performed audits of various machining operations and operational close downs at several major industries in our service area.

Remedial Support Team Environmental Scientist April 2001 to April 2004 Weston Solutions - Edison, NJ

● Provided contractor oversight and cost tracking for EPA Region II in conjunction with the removal and remediation activities at various SUPERFUND sites. Performed extensive remediations in tank farms and along underground pipelines.

● Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects and surveys.

● Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders, or consent decrees.

● Investigate and report on accidents affecting the environment.

● Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological and mineralogical information, and soil or water samples.

● Provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public.

● Submitted sampling and analysis plans as per USEPA request in conjunction with field activities for site investigations and the extent of contamination at Federal sites.

● Conducted air sampling for various toxic materials in conjunction with EPA' s efforts at Ground Zero and the recovery efforts at the landfill

● Assisted USEPA Region II conducts EH&S Audits of RCRA facilities within the EPA region.

● Performed inspections of various facilities to ensure environmental compliance with all applicable permits.

● Conducted numerous multi-media environmental audits.

● Oversaw installation of SSDS systems at multiple residences as part of a long term indoor air monitoring program. Safety Manager April 1997 to April 2001 S&W Waste - Kearny, NJ

• Conduct environmental audits and inspections, of facility to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

• Evaluate violations or problems discovered during inspections to determine appropriate regulatory actions or to provide advice on the development of corrective actions.

• Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements.

• Prepare various waste streams for off-site shipment; preparation included waste profiling, waste classification, obtaining price quote and ensuring that all paperwork was in compliance with facility permit and all applicable regulations. Filled the role of primary Emergency Coordinator in the event of a facility incident during off-hours.

• Provide advice on proper standards and regulations or the development of policies, strategies, and codes of practice for environmental management.

• Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects and surveys.

● Investigate and report on accidents affecting the employees and the environment.

● Develop and implement OSHA/RCRA/DOT training for a fully regulated hazardous waste disposal and transfer facility. A majority of the staff were not fluent in English. The training courses developed emphasized hands on and reorganization of work place hazards.

● Ensured that all wastes leaving the facility were properly profiled and classified for disposal. Field Operations Supervisor June 1992 to April 1997 Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. - Edison, NJ

• Provided direction to environmental services field crews conducting industrial services for a number of commercial clients including CON-EDISON, PSE&G, LILCO and NYNEX.

• Developed a good working knowledge of power generation stations for CON-EDISON, PSE&G and LILCO.

• Confined Space Entry Supervisor for all permit requiring confined spaces. Worked extensively in tank farms and at various junctions of underground piping for fuel oils and gasoline.

• Ensured all wastes generated through field activities were properly manifested for ultimate disposal.

• Provided Emergency Response services to multiple clients for a wide variety of hazardous and non-hazardous materials lost during transportation, equipment failure or any unforeseen incidents.

• Performed audits of client property as a means of business development.

• Ensured that field activities were conducted in a manner that was cost effective and ensured protection of private property and the environment.

• Provided health and safety direction to field crews. Generated site specific health and safety plans.

• Ensured all truck drivers were within DOT compliance for hours of service.

• Developed a good working relationship with state regulators in both New York and New Jersey.

Staff Scientist/Assistant Health and Safety Officer August 1987 to June 1992 Roy F, Weston, REAC Contract EPA Environmental Response Team - Edison, NJ

• Member of Emergency Response Team

• Conducted multiple environmental audits and Phase I/II investigations to determine ownership of waste and waste locations.

• Conducted multiple soil gas and indoor air samples using state of the art materials and equipment. Assisted in the development of EPA air sampling and analytical protocols. Laboratory Technician July 1984 to August 1987 PAS/IT Corp, Edison, NJ

• Prepared a wide variety of matrices for chemical analysis

• Ran laboratory hazardous waste disposal program prepared various waste streams for shipment in accordance with applicable regulations. Authored facility contingency plan in accordance with State and Federal Regulations

• Performed quality control review on analytical data HAZWOPER/OSHA training certified

STI AST Certified Tank Inspector

Holds an Active Security Clearance

Fit Test certified

Cook College, Rutgers University 1984

New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Plant Science, B.S.

40hr OSHA HAZWOPER/8hr. Site Supervisor/DOT training/First Aid-CPR/8hr OSHA/RCRA refresher training.

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