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OwnerMr. Elias spent the first 10 years working as staff Environmental Engineer for a major appliance manufacturer, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, a toll manufacturer of specialty chemicals, and a major manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Since then he has taught seminars across New Jersey about underground storage tank design, management, and regulations. He has designed unique and standard underground storage tank designs for municipalities and for private investors. He was a visiting instructor in the Master’s Program for the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn. Mr. Elias was one of seven independent consultants selected by J.T. Baker Chemical Company to deliver public seminars across the country in Hazardous Waste Regulations and Practices. He directed negotiations with state and federal regulatory personnel on matters addressing non-compliance issues and new permit standards. He provided expert reports and testimony in several court cases, including one that resulted in his client winning a multi-million settlement. Mr. Elias also headed up a team of engineers and drafters that designed a Zero Discharge wastewater treatment system under contract for USACOE. He designed and installed major process-related and mechanical modifications to a biological wastewater treatment process at a specialty chemicals manufacturer, resulting in compliance with the discharge requirements. Mr. Elias regularly addresses issues concerning contaminated soil and ground water, offering cost-saving solutions and timely conclusions for his clients.
Stu Remz has over 36 year of experience. He spent the first 22 years of his career working for hydrogeologic and environmental national and local consulting firms in New Jersey. His professional expertise includes hydrogeologic evaluations of contaminant distribution/migration and groundwater supply issues in both consolidated (bedrock) and unconsolidated (overburden) media.
Mr. Remz’ experience encompasses the development and practice of fracture tracing techniques for application to groundwater contamination investigations, remediation projects, and groundwater supply projects; geochemical evaluation of groundwater quality data for fuel related compounds, PCBs, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals; development of design parameters for permitting of subsurface disposal of wastewaters; landfill closure investigations; preparation of Discharge to Groundwater Permits; preparation of Water Allocation Permits; design of groundwater recovery well programs; and contaminant fate and transport modeling in support of CEA applications.
Over his career, Mr. Remz has participated in nearly 1,000 technical projects for the public and private sectors.
Mr. Nehls has spent over 10 years working in the regulatory community for such agencies as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. These experiences provided him with insight and understanding of environmental regulations and the approach of regulators.
He has also developed comprehensive Work Plans, Health and Safety Plans, and Sampling and Analysis Plans for RCRA and ISRA corrective and remedial actions and UST closures. He has directed projects involving remediation of soil and ground water contamination, waste characterization, and proper sampling protocol. He has conducted multimedia facility compliance assessments and audits; initiated and implemented corrective actions in response to compliance issues; and has performed process and operational evaluation engineering in relation to RCRA waste management issues and TSCA compliance.
In addition, he has developed a specialty in corrective action plans; and hazard class determination and field characterization of unknown chemicals. Mr. Nehls has taught graduate level toxicology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus as well as basic toxicology seminars for private companies.
He has developed training programs to instruct workers in the requirements of OSHA 1910.120 in order to work at hazardous waste sites with respect to the remediation of hazardous wastes and emergency response to hazardous material discharges. Mr. Nehls directed waste stream evaluations for the determination of hazardous wastes generated by 23 facilities, advised clean-up protocols for contaminated areas. He also has inspected and evaluated treatment, storage, and/or disposal facilities for compliance with State and Federal regulations.