Introduction

History

Philosophy & Mission

Personnel/Staff

Ricardo Alvarez
– Hermes Chacón
Victor R. Silva

Hermes Chacon, P.G. Project Manager

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, B.S. in Geology, Minor in Biology, emphasizing chemical and biological environmental pollution.
  • Geochemistry, Geological Engineering and Psychology. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Experience Summary:

  • Responsible for coordination and management of environmental regulatory compliance projects, including hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management, hydrogeological site investigations, site characterizations with soil and groundwater sampling and underground storage tanks remediation.
  • Preparation and revision of technical specifications for site assessments, groundwater monitoring systems, and remediation procedures at landfill facilities as well as RCRA sites.
  • Responsible for project management and performance of combine engineering and environmental compliance projects for non-hazardous solid waste landfill facilities in Puerto Rico.
  • Preparation of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment, feasibility and siting studies for pharmaceutical facilities, petrochemical refineries, fuel pipelines delivery systems and power industries in Puerto Rico.
  • Field operations management for on site hazardous waste characterization projects.
  • Field characterization of waste streams, waste inventory and sampling in Level B.
  • Hazardous waste site assessments and Health and Safety plans for RCRA sites in Puerto Rico.
  • Underground storage tanks contamination assessment projects and remedial action plans in Puerto Rico and USA.
  • Overview of construction activities for non-hazardous solid waste landfill closure projects.
  • Responsibilities included site activities documentation for compliance with state permit requirements.
  • Geological and hydro geological site characterization for water supply projects including production and monitoring wells permitting and construction.

Certifications:

  • Certified Professional Geologist (PG), Lic. No. 032-GP
  • Adult CPR and Standard First Aid, American Red Cross.
  • Quality Assurance Procedures in Environmental Investigations.
  • 8-hour Supervisor Course for Hazardous Waste Operations as required by OSHA 29 CFR1910.120.
  • 40-hour Health and Safety Course for Hazardous Waste Operations as required by OSHA29 CFR 1910.120.

Associations:

  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of Puerto Rico

Training/Seminars:

  • Undergraduate Research, Infrastructure development and coastal erosion, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

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