Claude Lawrence Cornett, Jr.
2450 W. 6 St, Apt. Up S.
Cleveland OH 44113
To use my extensive experience with environmental impact assessment, site remediation, hazardous waste management, monitoring, modeling, pollution control, risk assessment, air toxics, permits, environmental regulations, emergency response, and project management to facilitate cost-effective solutions to environmental problems.
Links to information recently used in my work include http://cornettenv.org/OhioEnvLinks.htm
1994-Present: Cornett Environmental Consulting, Cleveland, OH
Senior Environmental Consultant
Prepare and review monitoring, modeling, pollution control, site closure, risk assessment, biochemical terrorism preparedness, emergency response, and regulatory compliance programs. Evaluate Phase II investigations and provide recommendations on further environmental monitoring, remediation and property purchase. Help industrial clients evaluate alternatives for upgrading, relocating and expanding their operations, inventory emissions, and obtain permits and reasonable interpretations of regulations from government agencies. Provide and review technical and public relations reports. Recruit the environmental managers from multiple companies, along with community and government organizations, to successfully address shared environmental and economic concerns.
2007-2008: Aerotek/McCabe Engineering, Richfield, OH
ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Property Assessments, Property-Specific Risk Assessments, Sampling and Analysis Plans, Health and Safety Plans, budgets, modeling, statistical analysis, and remedial action plans for brownfield sites with significant groundwater, surface water, soil, soil gas, air, UST, and other contamination.
1992-1994: META, Gaithersburg, MD
Senior Environmental Scientist
I served as the principal investigator responsible for baseline and cumulative
human health impact assessment for a programmatic environmental impact statement
for the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Restoration and Waste Management
Programs. This included summarizing regulations, evaluating a wide variety of
risk assessment, risk communication, waste management, pollution control, emergency
response, program management, and remedial action alternatives, writing risk
assessment software, and evaluating the risks posed by dozens of DOE installations,
activities, and potential programs. I also drafted and evaluated technical directives,
proposals, and work plans for DOE National Labs and contractors and recruited
experts to help. This lead to becoming the principal investigator providing
ongoing quality assurance for the entire project and to providing expert testimony
in related hearings and litigation.
1987-1992: Resource Applications, Inc., Burke, VA
Senior Environmental Engineer/Zone Program Manager
Starting with field work, I was quickly promoted to project manager for CERCLA/SARA remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessment reports, health and safety programs, split sampling, potentially responsible party investigations, and remedial action implementation oversight at Superfund and brownfields sites. I created software for modeling and modeled contaminant transport through soil, groundwater, surface water, and the atmosphere -- along with environmental impacts and uncertainties. This lead to writing most of the U.S. EPA report: Risk Characterization for Site and Situation Assessment -- an analysis of Superfund risk assessment methods, uncertainties, policies, and decision analytics. In addition, I evaluated submittals, wrote O&M manuals, and designed and audited hazardous waste and material treatment, storage and disposal facilities -- along with system installation and startup. Furthermore, I evaluated change orders, tested instrumentation and controls, approved installations, and provided training.
This work was so well received by clients that I won contracts to perform quality
assurance oversight for such projects and drafted sections of the U.S. Army
Toxic and Hazardous Material Agencys Health and Safety Program Manual
(and related standing orders). Soon after, I became the Program Manager for
a 21-person U.S. EPA Technical Assistance Team providing environmental modeling,
risk assessment, CERCLA and RCRA corrective measures studies, chemical safety
audits, SPCC and UST investigations, and emergency response planning, training
and program evaluation.
1986-1987: Engineering-Science, Fairfax, VA
Principal Investigator for the EPA Background Information Document for the Development of Regulations to Control the Burning of Hazardous Waste in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces, Volume III - Risk Assessment. Performed risk assessments and wrote detailed procedures for monitoring and for emergency response during remedial actions at three uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Provided evidence and expert testimony for litigation. Helped write EPA procedures for dioxin monitoring. Performed quality assurance on hazardous waste trial burn monitoring for EPA.
1985-1986: Rust International Corporation, Birmingham, AL
Wrote "environmental compliance handbooks" for refuse fired power
plants and related air and water pollution control systems. Summarized regulations
and permit requirements. Provided detailed procedures for monitoring, pollution
control, inspections, maintenance, record keeping, and permit renewal. Evaluated
trial burns and calculated enrichment and emission factors. Wrote detailed specifications
for instrumentation, sampling ports, and environmental testing services.
1981-1985: Consolidated Edison Co. of New York
Performed dispersion modeling and wrote sections of environmental impact statements
and testimony on toxic air pollution emissions and impacts. Filled out permit
applications and automated associated procedures. Performed and coordinated
environmental compliance audits and designed and coordinated environmental monitoring
and receptor modeling programs. Drafted corporate environmental policies and
procedures. Provided procedures, technical advice and training to power plant
personnel for implementing compliance policies. Wrote and reviewed specifications
for pollution control equipment, coal cleaning, environmental monitoring, modeling,
record keeping and consulting services.
1979-1981: Monsanto Research Corporation, Dayton, OH
Wrote Volume V of the EPA NPDES Treatability Manual -- a summary of the measured
effectiveness of all wastewater treatment systems for toxic pollutants for all
industries, with instructions for its use to set NPDES permit limitations. Edited
and wrote the index for the other four volumes. Wrote the procedures used for
permit application review in the EPA Permit Writers' Guidelines for Hazardous
Waste Incineration. Invented the tiered approach for cost effective regulations
to protect public health from toxic substance releases. Performed pre-test surveys,
designed experiments, coordinated process and environmental monitoring, and
wrote emission test reports for EPA. Summarized RCRA, TSCA, NPDES, and Clean
Air Act regulations and evaluated cost and availability of equipment and services
to comply. Designed a hazardous waste incineration facility, drafted RCRA Part
B permit applications, and modeled impacts.
1976-1979: Dalton.Dalton.Newport, Shaker Heights, OH
Provided air pollution and noise modeling, summarized regulations, and wrote
sections of environmental impact statements. Evaluated risk assessment methods,
wrote DOE and EPA guidelines for monitoring and modeling toxic pollutants from
advanced energy technologies, and associated environmental impacts. Wrote U.S.
DOT guidelines for air pollution & noise monitoring and impact assessment.
Wrote detailed specifications for pollution control, monitoring systems and
services. Worked closely with water pollution and ecological impact experts
in these projects.
1972-1976: Cleveland Division of Air Pollution Control
Pollution Control Engineer
Supervised up to twelve technicians performing ambient air pollution monitoring. Evaluated dispersion modeling and emission monitoring. Investigated complaints, gathered evidence, and prepared and delivered testimony. Supervised Clevelands participation a $17,000,000 cooperative program with NASA involving air toxics and health and environmental effects monitoring, risk assessment, and receptor modeling. Air toxics regulation and risk assessment was in its infancy at the time, and I became an expert on environmental regulations, regulatory development, pollution control and risk assessment in all media, working closely with leading experts in EPA and other organizations.
1971: Bartlett-Snow, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Operated, maintained, and measured emissions from rotary kilns, calcination equipment, fluidized bed reactors, and incinerators. Calibrated, operated, and maintained emission and process monitoring equipment.
M.S. Air Pollution Control Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1972
B.S. Physics, Purdue University, 1969
OSHA 1910.120 40-hr, 8-hr Supervisory & 8-hr Refresher HAZWOPER Training
* Risk Communication
* Environmental Risk Management, Regulation, and Modeling
* DOE Risk Assessment Model Review
Community Emergency Response
CLEVELAND ENGINEERING SOCIETY
Industrial Noise Control
* Technical Systems Audit
* Air Pathway Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites
CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY:
ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE
Johnson & Ettinger, VLEACH, ON-SITE, UNIMAP, IRC, TRC, VALLEY, HIWAY, RADTRAN, CALINE, MEPAS, IRIS, TRI, ProUCL, Evaluation of uncertainties in EPA and DOE modeling and Superfund Risk Assessment Methods
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