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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

RICHARD M. CASAGRANDE, REHS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/AFFILIATIONS

  • AA, Taft College, 1964-1966
  • BA, Biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1966 - 1968
  • Graduate Studies, Biological Sciences, California State University
    Long Beach Graduate School, 1968 - 1969
    Secondary Teaching Credential, #31605 SCL
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist, State of California, #3386
  • Charter Member, California Hazardous Materials Investigators Association
  • Past Director, Air & Waste Management Association, Golden Empire Chapter
  • Past Director, West Kern Water District, Taft
  • Past Member, State Task Force on Hazardous Materials
    Emergency Response Equipment: SB 618
  • Past Chairman, California Environmental Health Association,
    Hazardous Materials Section
  • Current Industry Representative to State College Task Force on
    Hazardous Materials Technology: Curriculum Development
  • Member, National Environmental Health Association (N.E.H.A.)
    Registered Hazardous Substances Professional, N.E.H.A. #00077
  • Member, National Environmental Training Association (N.E.T.A.)
    Certified, Environmental Trainer, N.E.T.A. #90595
  • Co-Authored "California Haz. Waste Compliance School Workbook", under contract with Cal-EPA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2006-present     Director California Compliance School, a statewide training
    partnership with State Dept. of Toxic Substances Control and Community Colleges.
    Mr. Casagrande teaches classes throughout the State
  • 1989-present    President, RAM Environmental Engineering Services, Inc, Bakersfield, CA
    RAM, as a State Gen. Eng. Contractor (580016 ), provides environmental
    services to the public and private sector.
    Areas of specialization include health and safety training, audits;
    hazardous materials/waste management compliance; Phase I, II, III ESAs;
    surveys, compliance and permitting for endangered species;
    Clean Water Act Compliance, discharge permits, and sampling.
  • 1979 - 1989     Hazardous Material Program Manager, Kern County Resource
    Management Agency, Environmental Health Services Department, Bakersfield, CA
    Responsible for coordinating, directing, planning and managing all elements
    of the Environmental Health Services Department's Hazardous Materials
    Management Program. This included assigning, supervising and reviewing the
    work of nine Environmental Health Specialists. Additional responsibilities
    included budget preparation, grant proposal writing, project contract
    development and administration. As the Manager for the County's Hazardous
    Materials Management Program, interfaced and coordinated Department
    activities with local, State and Federal agencies to facilitate a
    cost-effective responsible approach to hazardous materials issues
    confronting the public and industry. Co-authored UST procedures and
    policies for installation, removal, site evaluation and remediation.
  • 1973 - 1979     Environmental Health Specialist III, Kern County Health
    Department, Taft District
    Responsible for all aspects of environmental health, including maintaining
    standards of compliance in the following sectors: housing, water
    purveyance, food, liquid and solid waste, and air quality.

Mr.Casagrande's background in innovative and practical applications of
current technology and understanding of the hazardous waste control
standards make him a valuable resource for the client.

  • • Reviewed over 100 Underground Tank removals and site characterization reports
  • • Developed initial strategy for samples in McFarland and Rosamond cancer clusters
  • • Expert witness in Superior and Federal court on liability, tort claims, and hazardous materials control laws.
    On Scene Commander for emergency response to over 200 incidents in Kern County that required
    multi-agency coordination with Industry Emergency Response Plans.