Steven R. Rubin, Sr. Env. Eng. EDUCATION 1981 M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts 1975 B.S., Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook EXPERIENCE Mr. Rubin is a Senior Environmental Engineer with over 23 years of experience in environmental engineering. This includes, yet is not limited to, environmental permitting/compliance (Air, RCRA, Solid Waste, SPCC, etc), risk management and emergency response planning and compliance (ICP, RMP, HAZWOPER); OSHA Health and Safety compliance; and, commercial/industrial site audits. Mr. Rubin possesses a strong regulatory background with extensive expertise in the area of hazardous material management and emergency response planning. This background includes 8 years of employment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, predominantly in the RCRA Permits Section where Mr. Rubin held the position of Section Chief, Region VI, Dallas, Texas. Mr. Rubin has since developed additional environmental engineering expertise while working as a consultant since 1987. During this period, Mr. Rubin served as Chief Engineer for the private development of a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility entailing the completion of a 3500 page environmental permit application for the incineration and treatment of hazardous waste. Significant project work includes completion of a hazardous waste (RCRA) operating permit application for a USDOE facility (Largo, Florida); completion of Integrated Contingency Plans for food industry facilities in California, Florida, and New Jersey; and, environmental compliance assessments at federal military facilities in the southeast (multimedia compliance audits and pollution prevention (i.e., waste minimization and stormwater) assessments). Other project work includes facility compliance audits and property assessments; air and solid waste permitting; emergency response (HAZWOPER) training; regulatory compliance negotiation and expert witness testimony; risk management and hazard analysis; and, Health and Safety program compliance and training. Environmental Permitting/Compliance Environmental/H&S Compliance Management, Molex, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2001-03. Mr Rubin is currently under contract to provide an annual environmental and health and safety (H&S) compliance program for an electroplating facility. Program activities include quarterly inspections and summary of finding reports; preparation of emergency response plans (Contingency Plan and Wastewater Treatment Spill Discharge Plan); and presentation of all required employee training programs (HAZCOM, RCRA, Lockout/Tagout). Solid Waste Permitting, Florida Recycling Services, Tampa, FL, 2001-03. Mr. Rubin prepared a solid waste permit application for a wood recycling facility. The application required calculations of capacity projections, site layout and design, and preparation of an operation plan. Mr. Rubin also assisted the client in negotiation of several consent orders as a result of transfer of ownership and operations issues. Air Permitting, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 1995-2003. Mr. Rubin has obtained Florida Department of Environmental Protection air permits for the construction and operation of air emission sources, including packaged steam generating boilers, (15-20 MBtu/hr), printing facilities, wood recycling facilities, and various other industrial facilities. Air Operating Reports, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 1995- 2003. Mr Rubin has prepared and submitted annual FDEP air operating reports (AOR) for various REI clients in Florida. AOR submittals included emissions calculations and reporting for glass furnaces, large industrial boilers and gas turbines, anaerobic reactors, feed mill dryers, printing presses, air curtain incinerators, sand blasting units, and various other industrial air emissions sources, including diesel and other fossil fuel driven engines. Risk Management Planning, Tropicana Products, CA,FL, 1998-2002. Mr. Rubin developed risk management plans for three (3) Tropicana facilities in the referenced states, including preparation and submittal of EPA’s electronic RMP*Submit and an extensive RMP submittal to the LEPC, documenting the entire facility RMP program. Off-site Consequence Analysis were completed using approved dispersions models (DEGAS, ALOHA, SLAG) with receptor identification performed, based on the modeling results. Expert Witness Testimony, Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith, & Cutler, P.A., 1999. Mr. Rubin provided expert witness testimony regarding matters related to hazardous waste storage regulations. His testimony was instrumental in settling a case related to a dispute over the source of contamination for privately owned property adjacent to an industrial facility. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Assessments, US Department of Defense, 1995-97. Mr. Rubin performed field assessments for both initial development and periodic updating of SWPP Plans for military installations, including Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC; Ft. Stewart, Savannah, GA; and Ft. Benning, Columbus, GA. Field efforts included field measurements for site plan development: operations description; and, identification of potential pollutant sources and best management practices. Environmental Compliance Audit (ECAS Program), US Department of Defense, 1993-96. Multi-media compliance assessments at military installations in Georgia (Georgia Army National Guard facilities and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) and North Carolina (Ft. Bragg). Installation facilities included hazardous waste management areas, vehicle maintenance and motor pool operations, wastewater and water treatment facilities, aviation support facilities, armories, training areas, as well as various other buildings and site specific operations. RCRA Operating Permit Application, USDOE, Largo, FL, 1993. Mr. Rubin prepared a complete facility RCRA Part I/II permit application (contingency, inspection, training, and waste analysis plans) for a hazardous waste operating permit. The facility managed a variety of hazardous (including low-level radioactive) waste streams in container and tank storage facilities, as well as in thermal and chemical treatment units, including: mixed halogenated and flammable solvents and degreasers; miscellaneous chemicals from various R&D operations; battery production wastes; and waste explosives. RCRA Compliance Audit, USDOE, Largo, FL, 1992. Mr. Rubin performed an audit of hazardous waste management activities at the USDOE Pinellas Plant, as part of the transfer of facility operator responsibilities between government contractors. The audit concentrated extensively on a review of waste manifests for a 5-year period, in addition to overall waste management procedures and records. Commercial Hazardous Waste Facility Siting and Development, Florida First Processing, Polk County, FL, 1989-1992. Mr. Rubin was chief engineer for a private investment group developing a commercial hazardous waste incinerator and treatment facility in Polk County, Florida. The facility was designed to handle 70,000 tons/year utilizing incineration, neutralization, detoxification, and stabilization. Total project costs were over $75 million. The project entailed the compilation of a 3500 page permit application for both RCRA and air permits. Mr. Rubin coordinated the efforts of eight individual contractors while preparing RCRA, Air, and Stormwater permit applications, overseeing approximately $1 million in contracts. Ultimately Mr. Rubin was responsible for negotiation of the RCRA Draft Permit.