Scott T. Saroff, CPG, PG
Environmental Consultant / Senior Project Manager
**** **** ***** ******, *******, NY 13104
M.S., Geology, Syracuse University, 1987
B.S., Forest Biology (Forest Biology - Aquatic Ecology/Geology), State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1977
• More than 27 years of professional geology/environmental experience as a consultant for industry, utilities, and government.
• Experienced managing medium to large environmental consulting groups – CH2M HILL Site Management Practice, BBL Hydrogeology Division, etc., with P&L and technical performance quality responsibilities.
• Served as project manager and/or senior technical consultant on more than 100 environmental projects, including wide range of compliance, permitting, investigation and remediation, due diligence projects, etc.
• Former environmental enforcement experience, both State and Federal laws (CERCLA, RCRA, USTs, Clean Water Act, NEPA).
• Project manager for large hazardous waste site projects with groundwater, soil, and/or sediment contamination issues.
• Considerable utility experience, environmental compliance, remedial investigations/feasibility studies, MGP sites, due diligence (acquisitions), etc.
• Extensive public speaking experience, including college-level teaching, professional paper presentations at conferences and workshops, instructor of short courses, and presentations to community stakeholder groups.
• Experienced in environmental litigation support (civil and criminal cases) and expert/material witness testimony in both federal and state courts.
• Certified Professional Geologist, AIPG, 7745 (1989), expires 12/31/09
• Professional Geologist, PA, 2908 (1995), expires 9/30/2011
• Professional Geologist, WI, 944 (1997), expires 7/31/2010
• Harvard Business School, Leadership in Professional Service Firms, 1999
• ASTM Risk-Based Corrective Action (ASTM Standard E 1739), 1999
• Conflict Management & Confrontational Skills, Fred Prior Seminars, 1999
• MGP Site Remediation, BBL Technology Transfer Seminar, 1998
• Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management: Theory, Practice and Outdoor Field Demonstration, 1997
• Writing Winning Proposals, Capturing Commercial Business, Shipley, 1994
• Technical Writing, The Writing Center, 1994
• Frontline Management, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
• Employee Appraisal Evaluations, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
• Time Management, Eagle Time Management System, 1991
• Princeton Groundwater and Pollution Course, 1991
• OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour Training Course, 1988, and Annual 8-hour Refreshers (1989 to 2008)
• Graduate School Coursework Completed Post-MS Degree (90 credit hours), Geology, Syracuse University, 1984-1988
• Schlumberger Well Logging Course, 1978
2009 (August) to Present – Senior Technical Consultant, Haley & Aldrich, Syracuse, NY. , Manufactured Gas Plant site management program: Confidential Large MGP site investigation (part time).
2009 (May) to Present – Remediation Specialist, Innovea Technologies, Inc., Syracuse, NY. Environmental monitoring and remediation technologies sales and consulting. Recently assigned chemical oxidation technology evaluation for MGP sites by USEPA (part time).
2009 (June) to Present – Principal Hydrogeologist and Senior Project Manager (part time), KEMRON Environmental Services, Inc., Syracuse, NY. Serve as principal-level consultant on industrial and government projects and support major government proposal development (part-time).
2008 (October) to 2009 (May) – Principal Hydrogeologist and Vice President,
VeruTEK Technologies, Bloomfield, CT. Laid off (not for cause) due to company’s financial issues.
2003 to 2008 (October), Principal Technologist (Hydrogeology/Remediation), Northeast Regional Site Management Practice Lead, Senior Project Manager, and Global MGP and LNAPL Remediation Subject Matter Expert, CH2M HILL, Syracuse, New York.
2008 (Fall Semester) – Adjunct Instructor, Hydrogeology, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. Sabbatical replacement position.
2002 to 2003, Principal Hydrogeologist and Senior Program Director, Site Closure and Remediation, Earth Tech, Inc, Syracuse and Albany, New York. (teleworker). Left for higher level position with CH2M HILL.
2000 to 2002, Senior Regional Remediation Program Manager, Principal Hydrogeologist, and MGP National Practice Manager, ENSR International, Syracuse, New York. Lay off due to large national reduction in middle management.
1992 to 2000, Blasland, Bouck & Lee, Inc, Syracuse, New York:
• 1/96 to 1/00 - Principal Hydrogeologist/Hydrogeology Division Manager
• 8/94 to 1/96 - Sr. Geologist II/Associate
• 7/92 to 8/94 – Sr. Geologist I/Project Manager
1991 to 1992, Senior Hydrogeologist / Geology Group Manager, Roy F. Weston, Inc. (USEPA REAC Program), Edison, New Jersey. Supervised conduct of more than 30 site investigations throughout the United States. Left for position at BBL (return home).
1988 to 1991, Environmental Scientist, NYS Office of Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, State Capitol, Albany, New York (competitive appointment by the Attorney General). Technical support and management of several federal environmental cases (civil and criminal), including Love Canal, Onondaga Lake, and the Nassau Lake PCB sites.
1988, Senior Hydrogeologist and Manager, Geology Department, Environmental Products & Services, Inc, Syracuse, New York. Supervised and managed more than 30 petroleum and chemical spill remediation projects.
1984 to 1988, Principal Geologist, Saroff & Associates, Inc, Syracuse, New York. Prepared data bases on oil and gas production for all wells in NYS (6,000) and in Ohio (3,500). Consulted on oil and gas development projects. Conducted geophysical studies of buried valleys in eastern Quebec for search for placer gold deposits. (part-time).
1984 to 1988, Adjunct Instructor, Geology, University College of Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York. Taught undergraduate geology courses: Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Geology, and Special Studies (petroleum exploration).
1980 to 1982, Senior Geologist, Penerex Corporation, Rochester, New York. Evaluated and developed exploration prospects for joint ventures with petroleum companies.
1979 to 1980, Energy Resource Specialist (Geologist), New York State Energy Office, Albany, New York. State coordinator for Lake Erie and Outer Continental Shelf, and state-wide gas development efforts.
1978, Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University Math Department. Taught linear algebra and pre-calculus courses, 2 semesters.
1977 to 1980, Emergency Medical Technician; 1982-1986, Paramedic (Level III, Paranatal Certification), Eastern Ambulance Service, Syracuse, NY. 1986, Assistant Instructor, State of New York Health Department (part time positions).
1970 to 1973, Student Director (paid position) and Instructor; 1973-1976, Director and Instructor, Environmental Science Program, Newton, Massachusetts. Summer field environmental science field course for grades 7 to 9, Newton Public Schools and Newton Conservation Commission.
Saroff, S.T. (ed.), Innovative Technologies for Site Characterization and Remediation of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Technologies Branch, Washington, D.C. (in review).
Moo-Young, H.K., X. Mo, R. Waterman, A. Coleman, and S. Saroff, Investigation of Coal Tar Mobility in a Former MGP Site, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 14, Issue 11, p. 1221-1234.
White, P.J., D.S. Finney, A.P. Hopton, and S.T. Saroff. Use of Innovative Field and Laboratory Characterization Methods to Refine a Conceptual Site Model: Case Study, Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, Jacksonville, Florida, February 4, 2009.
Saroff, S.T., Benefits of Surfactant-based Chemical Oxidation Coelution Chemistry using S-ISCO™ for Destruction of Recalcitrant Chemicals in Situ and Ex Situ, Innovative 09 Remediation Workshop, Montgomery, Alabama, January 22, 2009.
Moyer, E. and S. Saroff, TBA/MTBE/Ethanol Remediation Seminar, National Ground Water Association, Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Houston, Texas, November 3, 2008.
Saroff, S.T., Manufactured Gas Plant Site Management / Remediation Training Seminar, USEPA Region 5, Chicago, IL. Taught three of the nine presentations: Waste Products and Chemicals of Concern (COCs), Site Characterization Methods, and Innovative Remedial Technologies (under contract to USEPA Superfund Technology Branch), August 5, 2008.
Saroff, S., D. Finney, L. Tseng and K. Goldenberg. Three-dimensional Depiction of Coal Tar in Soils and Sediments within the Overburden Stratigraphic Framework Using TarGOST®, National Conference, Triad Investigations: New Approaches and Innovative Strategies, UMass, Amherst, MA, June 2008.
Finney, D., S. Saroff, T. Metcalf, L. Tseng and K. Goldenberg. TarGOST® Delineation of Coal Tar in Site Soils and River Sediments – Remediation Implications, Battelle Sixth International Conference Remediation of Chlorinated Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 19-22, 2008.
Saroff, S.T., Evaluation of Electron Donors and Inoculum for Bio-Reduction of cVOCs at Burlington, VT Site, Central New York Association of Professional Geologists (CNYAPG) Subsurface Remediation Symposium, Syracuse, NY, April 29, 2008.
Saroff, S.T, H. K. Moo-Young, and A. Coleman, Field Determination of Coal Tar Residual Saturation in Soils Using the Res-SATTM Field Tool - Implications for Site Management, Poster Presentation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) MGP Site Remediation Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 9-11, 2007.
Cielo, F., S. Saroff, A. Judd, R. St. Germain, and A. Coleman. A Case Study of an MGP Remedial Action: A Project Manager’s Perspective, EPRI MGP 2007 Symposium: Advancements in Manufactured Gas Plant Site Remediation, Electric Power Research Institute, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, January 8-11, 2007.
Saroff, S.T. and H.K. Moo-Young, Application of the EPRI Coal Tar Residual Saturation (Res-SATTM)Tool at the Waterbury South Manufactured Gas Plant Site, Waterbury, Connecticut, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, Report ID #1010138, November 2005.
Saroff, S.T, A. Judd, R. St. Germain, and A. Coleman, Application of the Tar-Specific Green Optical Screening Tool (TarGOST™) at an MGP Site in New Jersey, Poster Presentation, Innovative Environmental Technology Conference (IETC), Newark, NJ, October 26, 2005.
Judd, A. and S.T. Saroff, Application of the Tar-Specific Green Optical Screening Tool (TarGOST™) at a Gas Works Site in New Jersey, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA and PSE&G, Newark, NY, EPRI Report 1012131, August 2005.
Hickman, G, M. Germon, S. Saroff, and M. Niemet, Evaluation of Electron Donors and Innoculum for Bio-Reduction of CVOCs, Battelle Eighth International In-Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, MD, June 6-9, 2005.
Coleman, A, H.K. Moo-Young, and S.T. Saroff, Free Coal Tar Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) at Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Sites, EnviroExpo & Conference, Boston, MA, May 4, 2005.
Saroff, S.T. MGP Site Closure Business Planning Using Strategic Mapping Techniques (poster), EPRI MGP Forum, Denver, CO, June 17-19, 2003.
Saroff, S.T. Site Closure Strategic Mapping – An approach to keeping projects on target and within cost reserve estimates, AHC Group Workshop (invited speaker), Phoenix, AZ, January 23, 2003.
Saroff, S.T. Comparison of Regulatory and Enforcement Programs at MGP Sites, Northeastern United States, MGP Site Closure Session, University of Massachusetts 18th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water, Amherst, MA, October 21-24, 2002. [Abstract Published in AEHS Soil, Sediment and Water, March/April 2003.]
Saroff, S.T. and W. Gregg. Strategic Planning for MGP Site Closures - Prioritization and End-Point Planning, Platform Presentation, 12th Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, MGP Remediation Special Session, San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002.
Gorham, W, T. Morris, and S.T. Saroff. MGP Sediment Natural Resource Damage Perspectives, Platform Presentation, 12th Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, MGP Remediation Special Session, San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2002.
Morris, T, W. Gorham, and S.T. Saroff. Natural Resource Damage Assessments, in Coleman, A. (ed.), Sediments Guidance Compendium, Final Report. Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 34p, October 2001.
Saroff, S.T. Dealing with Contaminated Properties - Remediation Requirements/ Liability, Impact on Real Estate Transactions, and Site Closure Procedures. New York State Business Council, Invited Guest Speaker for "How to Comply with NYS Environmental Regulations" Environmental Seminars, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, and Waterloo, NY, May 30 - June 5, 2001.
Saroff, S.T. Turning Brownfields Green - Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Rewards - New Role of the Environmental Consultant. NYS Association of Counties Annual Meeting, Albany, NY, February 13, 2001.
White, K.A, S.T. Saroff, and M.J. Gefell. Ground-Water Flow Modeling at the Port Washington L-4 Landfill Superfund Site, Long Island Geologists Annual Meeting, Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 1999.
Saroff, S.T. Intrinsic Remediation and its Application to Risk Management. Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management: Theory, Practice and Outdoor Field Demonstrations, Gowen Environmental, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 25, 1998.
Saroff, S.T, G.M. Thomas, and M.J. Gefell. Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Cost Savings Using Technical Impracticability and Intrinsic Remediation Guidance, American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 14-16, 1998.
Mokry, L.B, K.A. Goldenberg, and S.T. Saroff. Quantitative Hydrogeologic Analysis Using GIS/KEYTM, American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Poster Session (invited), Dallas, TX, March 3-April 1, 1998.
Saroff, S.T, D.S. Lipson, and M.J. Gefell. Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Cost Savings Using Technical Impracticability and Intrinsic Remediation Guidance. Power-Gen 1997 International Conference, Dallas, TX, December 11, 1997.
Saroff, S.T. Intrinsic Remediation and its Application to Risk Management. Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management: Theory, Practice and Outdoor Field Demonstrations, Gowen Environmental, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 22, 1997.
Saroff, S.T, M.J. Gefell, K.A. White, J.D. Conrad, and P. Roth. Designing a ROD-Mandated Groundwater Extraction System on Long Island (Port Washington Landfill Superfund Site). New York Water Environment Association, Annual Meeting, June 8 - 11, 1997, Glen Cove, NY, June 1997.
Saroff, S.T. Peer Review - Proposed Minimum Groundwater Levels to Prevent Adverse Effects of Aquifer Compaction and Land Surface Subsidence. South Florida Water Management District, Requested peer review, 1995.
Saroff, S.T, H. He, and G. Powell. Hydrogeological Implications of Saprolite Aquifer Remediation at Fairfax, Virginia Oil Spill. Proceedings of HMCRI’s 13th Annual National Conference and Exhibition, Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute, Silver Spring, MD, p. 407-412, 1992.
Saroff, S.T, G. Powell, D.T. Bussey, H. He, and J. Yang. Foliation Parting Control of Petroleum Migration in Tight Saprolite, Northern Virginia Site - Implications for Pump and Treat Restoration. NGWA Conference, Aquifer Restoration: Pump-and-treat and the Alternatives, Los Vegas, NV, September 1992.
He, H, G. Powell, J. Yang, and S.T. Saroff. Groundwater Investigation for a Contaminated Water Supply Field in Carrollton, Kentucky. Water Environment Federation, New Orleans, LA, September 1992.
He, H, G. Powell, J. Yang, and S.T. Saroff. Groundwater Restoration for a Contaminated Water-Supply Well Field in Kentucky. 24th Annual Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, Morgantown, WV, July 1992.
He, H. and S.T. Saroff. Groundwater and Hydrologic Modeling at the Carrollton, Kentucky Site. USEPA National Technology Seminar, Seattle/Bellevue, WA, February 1992.
Saroff, S.T. (ed.). Proceedings of the Onondaga Lake Remediation Conference. NYS Departments of Law and Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY, 198 p., February 1990.
Saroff, S.T. Subsurface Structure and Nature of Gas Production of the Upper Ordovician Queenston Formation, Auburn Gas Field, Cayuga County, New York, in Schumaker, R.C, (compiler), Appalachian Basin Associates, v. 13, Morgantown, West Virginia University, p. 38-58, 1987.
Saroff, S.T. Structure, Stratigraphy, and Interpretation of Entrapment Mechanism of the Auburn Gas Field, New York. American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Eastern Section Meeeting (poster with abstract), 1986.
Saroff, S.T. Water Quality Trends of the Neponset River, Massachusetts. Paper presented, American Water Resource Association, Salt City Chapter Meeting, Syracuse, NY, 1978.