Civil Engineer, Permitting Tools, Analysis, and Cost Estimation
Mr. Reusswig is an Environmental Engineer with an emphasis in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, water resource management, pollution prevention, and ecological restoration. He is currently providing technical engineering support to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Headquarters and Regions in support of the development of NPDES permits. Mr. Reusswig has supported USEPA in developing a cost-benefit analysis of proposed human-health criteria for the State of Washington, and supported the development of a nation-wide cost-analysis. Other specific projects to which Mr. Reusswig has contributed expertise include the development of a preliminary treatment alternatives analysis for the southwestern region of Guam which includes the communities of Agat, Merizo, and Umatac; the development of cost estimates to a redevelopment of the Guam potable water system; and a technical review of a cost analysis for a proposed treatment system upgrade to the City of Sacramento’s wastewater treatment plant.
Team Leader, Oil and Gas, CAFO, and OPA Support
Mr. Richardson is a Compliance Specialist, Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector™ (CESSWI™), 40-Hour Certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, and a U.S. EPA Credentialed Inspector with over sixteen years of experience in the environmental consulting, water resources, and construction quality assurance disciplines. Throughout his career, he has managed small to large complex projects and provided support to private, public, and regulatory sector clients in various technical, compliance, enforcement, expert witness, and training support roles. He has experience conducting routine and event-driven inspections and audits of oil and gas facilities, wastewater facilities, industrial, construction, and municipal storm water, and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in various regions of the United States. Mr. Richardson also has managed and trained project teams and inspectors, lead and supported technical and cost proposals and responses, and managed multi-year contracts ranging from $10,000 to $1 million per year to ensure efficient use of project resources and staff for an array of technical tasks.
He enjoys working with such a diverse and accomplished group of staff at PG Environmental and strives to provide the highest customer satisfaction by being responsive to client’s changing needs and priorities. In his spare time, when he is not doing his part at protecting our nation’s water resources, Jared enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking, and skiing in the mountains of Colorado where he lives.
Team Leader, Ecological Services
Mr. Kirkeby is an aquatic biologist with experience through field projects involving Fisheries, Wetlands, Aquatic Biomonitoring, Intermittent and Perennial Stream Determinations, Macroinvertebrates, MesoHABSIM Aquatic Habitat Mapping, ArcGIS Mapping, Wetland Restoration/Mitigation, Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse, Southwestern willow flycatcher, Nesting Raptor, T & E Species studies, and Integrated Mosquito Management. He has conducted numerous fish surveys using backpack, bank, and boat electrofishing; snorkeling; gill netting; resistance board fish weir construction, operation, and underwater videography; aerial salmon surveys; fyke netting; radio telemetry; fish tissue metals analysis; larval fish trap netting; and others. Additionally, Mr. Kirkeby has over 1,500 hours of electrofishing experience and has successfully worked with numerous state and federally threatened and endangered fish species as well as fish species of special concern. He was the field crew leader responsible for a team assessing 51 stream sites in Colorado and Wyoming as a part of the National Rivers and Streams Assessment.
Team Leader, IT and GIS
Mr. Ashby is an experienced compliance specialist, senior environmental scientist, cartographer, and computer specialist. He has worked for PG Environmental since 2008 both leading and supporting a variety of Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance evaluations, investigations, and litigation support efforts. Mr. Ashby is well-versed at working in the field with permitees and representatives from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State-level environmental departments. As well, he is an experienced technical writer and researcher, focused on providing functional work products in a timely manner that fit the budget and needs of the client. Mr. Ashby is a capable environmental scientist and has extensive on the job experience in wetlands assessment and restoration, and drinking, storm water, and waste water field sampling and laboratory analyses. In addition to his compliance and environmental roles, Mr. Ashby is the primary provider of geographic information systems (GIS) and cartographic needs for PG, including advanced spatial analyses, workflows, and automation. He is skilled with major cartographic software, such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop 10.2, and in addition has experience with ArcGIS Server 10.2 and developing Java-based web mapping applications
Team Leader, NPDES Program Implementation
Ms. Welch has 17 years of experience in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs supporting various projects for clients, including the EPA and Department of Defense (DOD). She has developed NPDES permits, conducted inspections, supported regulatory development for the storm water program, and performed special studies in the water quality field. Her experiences include Toxicity Reduction Evaluations, terrestrial and aquatic impact analyses, and conducting cost estimates to support the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative. Under contract to EPA Region 9, Ms. Welch developed and provided oversight of 50 NPDES permit packages for the State of California. The Region 9 permits involved permitting issues such as implementation of TMDLs, variances, desalination discharges, and intake credits. Ms. Welch offered EPA Technical Support for the Office of Wastewater Management Permits Division by performing Permit Quality Reviews and by developing Water Quality Assessment (WQA) packages for the State of Colorado. The WQA process involved calculating preliminary effluent limitations for wastewater discharges and evaluating potential antidegradation issues. Through extensive NPDES permitting experience, she has become knowledgeable in many water quality issues specific to western, arid states.