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Previous Projects (Jan 1990 – June 1998) Projects

RCRA Closure, Chemical Distribution Center, Portland, Oregon

Confidential Chemical Distributor, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and groundwater impacts resulting from a release of chromated copper arsenic solution in a warehouse. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans (with confined space entry provisions), supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and negotiating a groundwater test plan with several DEQ managers.


RCRA Closure and Part B Permit Application Preparation

Confidential Wood Products Manufacturer, White City, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project included evaluation of subsurface soil and groundwater impacted with pentachlorophenol, analysis and interpretation of appropriate and applicable environmental regulations, preparation of a Part B permit application, and negotiating cleanup standards and waste disposal options with Oregon DEQ project manager.


Investigation and Remediation of Lead-Impacted Soil

Confidential Metal Products Manufacturer, Madras, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and potential groundwater impacts at a lead-vinyl products manufacturer from releases of airborne dusts. Project included preparing several sampling and analysis plans, coordinating air monitoring and evaluating air containment systems, supervising site investigation and phase 1 cleanup activities, and corresponding with Oregon DEQ environmental cleanup division (ECD) personnel.


PCB Site Characterization and Cleanup, Oregon

Confidential Pump Service and Distributor, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Prepared a RCRA Closure Plan including liquid and soil removal procedures, a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP), and a Health and Safety Plan. Utilized PCB field kits to minimize laboratory costs, compared laboratory test results with applicable regulatory reference criteria (40 CFR 761), supervised site cleanup activities, and received a “no further action” letter from the USEPA Region 10 PCB coordinator upon project completion.


Characterization and Remediation of Chromium and Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater

Confidential Chemical Manufacturing Facility, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and groundwater impacts resulting from a release of chromated copper arsenic solution in a warehouse at a chemical distribution facility in northwest Portland, Oregon. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans (with confined space entry provisions), supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and negotiating a groundwater test plan with the Oregon DEQ.


Environmental Investigation in Rickreall, Oregon

Confidential Agricultural Co-Op, Rickreall, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assisted the client in emergency cleanup of fertilizer and pesticide fire debris, investigated waste disposal and treatment options, and worked closely with with DEQ in preparation and implementation of sampling, analysis, and closure plans and reports. Project involvement also included preparation of regulatory classification reports, design and installation of a wastewater treatment system, coordination of site cleanup and decontamination with Chemical Waste Management, Inc., and negotiation of site cleanup standards with DEQ. Also worked with Oregon DEQ and USEPA to exempt on-site wastes from RCRA Land Ban Disposal Restrictions. Other activities included:

  • Preparing a fire debris management plan
  • Sampling soil and debris contaminated with agricultural chemicals
  • Submitting samples with chain-of-custody documentation to a certified lab, interpreting the results, and characterizing the debris for disposal
  • Preparing regulatory classification reports
  • Identifying waste removal and disposal options
  • Designing a wastewater treatment system for pesticide-contaminated liquids using carbon filtration
  • Coordinating site cleanup and decontamination with Chemical Waste Management, Inc.
  • Preparing a fire debris removal report for the Oregon DEQ

CERCLA Superfund Site – Waste Characterization and Disposal Project

Confidential Hazardous Waste Facility, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project included evaluation of drummed hazardous waste solids and liquids including spent solvents, pentachlorophenol, creosote, paint, and acidic solutions; analysis and interpretation of appropriate and applicable environmental regulations; preparation of disposal permits and applications; and identification of cost-effective waste disposal options.


CERCLA Superfund Site Characterization and Remediation of Lead-Contaminated Soil and Groundwater

Bergsoe Metal Corporation, St. Helens, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Task Manager.

Assisted in the nvestigation soil and groundwater impacts resulting from multiple releases of lead-contaminated sulfuric acid solution at a lead smelting facility in St. Helens, Oregon. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans, supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and preparing a risk assessment and RIFS for the Oregon DEQ.


CERCLA Superfund Site – Disposal of Creosote-Treated Lumber

McCormic & Baxter Site, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Task Manager.

Assisted in coordination of the disposal of several hundred creosote-treated logs at the subject site. Project involved preparing health and safety plans, supervising log disposal activities, evaluating appropriate regulatory criteria for the disposal recommending disposal/resale options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and working with the Oregon DEQ.


Pacific Northwest Planning Services & Environmental Compliance

Several Major, Confidential Oil Companies and Consortiums, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager/Project Manager. 

Completed several spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, oil spill and emergency response plans, and contingency plans.


Industrial Waste Regulations, California

City of Carpinteria, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Specialist.

Brent Jorgensen served as the author of the City of Carpinteria, California’s Industrial Waste Regulations Guidance Manual.


Waste Minimization Program, California

Confidential Printed Circuit Manufacturer Newbury Park, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Program utilized: aqueous photo-developing solutions to replace chlorinated solvent developing solutions, and sodium borohydride as a reducing agent to separate dissolved metals in chelated electroplating solutions. The treatment systems and source modifications contributed to a 67 percent hazardous waste reduction within 18 months.


Waste Minimization Program Initiation and Implementation

Confidential Northwest Pesticide Manufacturing Firm in Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager. 

Project involved use of membrane filtration, carbon absorption, and baghouse dust segregation. Treated wastewater was used as make up for subsequent batches and excess waste solvent was utilized as a fuel source for off-site incineration. The system helped reduce 54 percent of the annual waste generated.


Hazardous Materials Containment Plan, Portland, OR

Confidential Business Park, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Assessed the hazardous materials and waste activities and completed containment plans and designs for 10 businesses adjacent to the Columbia South Shore Slough.


Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan

Various Confidential Wood Products Clients, Oregon and Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted site inspections, developed an inventory of the chemicals and their associated quantities, and assessed the increased future chemical storage needs. Clients included:

  • Wood products manufacturer; Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • Wood treating facility; Washougal, Washington; involved chromated copper arsenic wood treating solution.

Oil Spill Prevention Strategy Plan, Seattle, Washington

Texaco Oil & Refining, Seattle, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted a comprehensive site assessment, reviewed environmental documents, evaluated on-site spill prevention systems, and prepared an oil spill prevention strategy plan. This project also required preparation of a risk analysis which accounted for potential worst case scenario occurrences in the event of bulk fuel tank leaks or complete rupture.


RCRA Part B Permit Application Project

Cascade Wood Products, Inc., Southern Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project involved negotiation with state environmental regulators; evaluation of process, groundwater, and waste characteristics information; and development of an interim measure corrective action plan for groundwater protection.


Pollution Prevention Assessments, Plan Developments, and Implementation Projects

Various Confidential Northwest Clients
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Projects include:

  • Large aluminum reduction facility, Longview, Washington
  • Semiconductor (gallium arsenide wafer) manufacturer, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Lead/vinyl products manufacturer, Madras, Oregon

Pollution Prevention Plan, Longview, Washington

Confidential Client, Longview, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assessed the hazardous substance and waste generating processes, identified and evaluated alternative technologies and substitute products, and prepared economic comparisons and waste minimization goals.


Pollution Prevention Plan for a Water Power Company

Washington Water Power Company, Spokane, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Determined the waste stream designations and accounted for hazardous materials used. Interviewed key personnel and prepared mass balance calculations to determine waste generation and production use of hazardous materials. Project involved evaluating PCB dechlorination versus incineration processes. Assisted client with recycling opportunities.


Preparation of Wastewater Permit Application, Emergency Notification and Planning, and Evaluation of Chromium and Electroless Nickel Plating Processes

Circuit Technologies, Inc., Redmond, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Prepared a permit application which required a comprehensive site and manufacturing process assessment, an inventory of hazardous materials and waste storage, calculation of on-site chemical containment capabilities, preparation of an Emergency Notification and Spill Prevention Plan, spill notification procedures, and Solvent Management Plan.


Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (EPA Form R), 16 Facilities

Bohemia Wood Products, 16 Facilities, Western and Southern Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included review of hazardous materials and waste storage, use, and processing; estimation of annual air, wastewater, and land disposal quantities; and preparation and submittal of several Form R reports.


Nickel & Chromium Waste Treatment System Design

Electroplating Operation, Confidential Client
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

The $4.5 million waste system had a capacity of 250 gallons per minute and provided treatment through a series of chemical and physical processes. The waste stream was composed of alkaline cleaners, nickel strip solutions, pickling acids, electropolishing solutions, chrome rinses, and nickel plating solutions.


Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems, Manufacturer

Confidential Electromechanical Parts Manufacturer
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Process Control Chemist/Environmental Engineer.

The facility had a silver cyanide electroplating operation and was discharging a 25 parts per million (ppm) cyanide rinse to the local POTW. Treatment included silver recovery and cyanide destruct system using sodium hypochlorite reduction. Metal effluent concentrations were reduced 96 percent.


Metals Reduction in Wastewater, St. Helens, OR

Confidential Former Lead Smelting Facility, St. Helens, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Designed and installed a treatment system to extract lead and cadmium from wastewater during facility decontamination. The system used chemical oxidation, precipitation, and ultrafiltration technologies to reduce concentrations below local municipal wastewater discharge standards.


Hazardous Materials Assistance, Eugene, OR

Confidential Highway Maintenance Facility, Eugene, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Provided the following services:

  • Designed a hazardous materials storage facility for stocking large quantities of solvent-based paint.
  • Identified options and supervised design of an equipment cleaning facility with a water purification and recycling system for cleaning of trucks, parts, and construction equipment.
  • Designed a cleaning facility for asphalt trucks, including a recycling system for solvent cleaners and wash water.

RCRA Compliance Audit, Phoenix

Allied Signal Company, Phoenix, Arizona
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted the audit at a 130-acre manufacturing and test facility, which has been operating for over 40 years. Production, processes, hazardous waste and chemical management required adherence with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations. Processes audited included plating, electrochemical machining, sandblasting, welding, painting, solvent degreasing, and power unit assembly, elementary neutralization, wastewater treatment units, RCRA-classified tank systems, and military/aerospace quality assurance and quality control protocol.


Waste Minimization and Toxics Use Reduction Planning

Nu-Process Vinyl, Inc., Madras, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted an inventory and assessed the toxic use and hazardous waste management practices, identified and evaluated alternative technologies and substitute products, and prepared economic comparisons and waste minimization goals.


Environmental Compliance Assessment and Closure and Pollution Prevention Plans

Ross Electric Company, Chehalis, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted an environmental compliance assessment at a facility that incinerates polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Evaluated hazardous materials; wrote handling, storage, and spill prevention procedures; and prepared RCRA Waste Management Closure and Pollution Prevention Plans. Recommended alternative products, new ways to segregate reusable wastes, and techniques to improve handling of dangerous wastes. Implementation of these recommendations decreased the amount of waste sent for off-site disposal and reduced the possibility of site spills and accidents.


Environmental Compliance Management, California

Augat Microtec, Newbury Park, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager.

Responsible for implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental compliance program, meeting RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, CAA, and CWA requirements. Conducted OSHA health and safety training at this printed circuit manufacturing facility. Work included bench-scale treatability research to establish new waste treatment reuse methods for chelated ammoniacal electroless copper plating solutions and dissolved photoresist stripping solutions.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment and Pollution Prevention Plan

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Inspected hazardous material and waste storage handling and processing areas, interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental files, evaluated past and existing waste reduction practices, identified hazardous substances used and generated, prepared process description flow charts, determined available reduction opportunities, performed economic analyses for each opportunity, prepared a 5-year implementation schedule and executive summary, and recommended future actions to improve compliance status.


Environmental Compliance Assessment, Three Chemical Sites

Compliance Assessment, Waste Minimization, and Procedures Manual, Great Western Chemical Company — Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assessed the sites and learned the standard operating processes. Condensed, compiled, and wrote audit reports and policy manuals to assist with future RCRA compliance. Clients included:

  • Multnomah County, Oregon; involved branch offices in seven states; included a Waste Reduction Plan consistent with regulations in each state.
  • Portland, Oregon; included review of waste treatment and disposal practices and Solvent Management Plans.

Environmental Compliance Evaluation, Confidential Electronics Firm

Confidential Electronics Firm, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included on-site inspections of hazardous material storage areas, review of waste treatment/disposal practices and hazardous waste manifests, and evaluation of emergency preparedness/contingency planning programs. Determined the regulatory status (federal and state) of the waste streams and storage areas using USEPA Regulations 40 CFR Parts 262 and 265. Characterized on-site hazardous waste streams, which included metal-bearing solutions, organic solvents, paints, caustic materials, and pesticides.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment, Aurora, Oregon

Columbia Helicopter, Aurora, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Project involved a safety and environmental assessment which included inspection of hazardous material and waste storage, handling, and processing areas; interview of employees; review of in-house and environmental files; and recommendation of future actions to improve compliance status.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment, Environmental Action Plan

Precision Engineering, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project involved a safety and environmental assessment: inspected hazardous material and waste storage, handling, and processing areas; interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental agency files; recommended future actions to improve compliance status; prepared a plan which provided hours, related costs, and target completion dates to comply with regulatory issues identified in the assessment.


Regulatory Compliance Evaluation and Wastewater Treatment System Design

Texaco Oil & Refining, Barbers Point, Hawaii
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Designed a practical and cost-effective method for on-site treatment of gasoline-contaminated rainwater; a carbon filtration system was selected. Provided regulatory compliance guidance and permit assistance.


Environmental Compliance Evaluation, Portland

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included on-site inspections of hazardous material storage areas, review of waste treatment/disposal practices and hazardous waste manifests, and evaluation of emergency preparedness/contingency planning programs. Determined the regulatory status (federal and state) of the waste streams and storage areas using USEPA Regulations 40 CFR Parts 262 and 265. Characterized on-site hazardous waste streams, which included metal-bearing solutions, organic solvents, paints, caustic materials, and proprietary chemicals.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment for a Semiconductor Mfr.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Beaverton, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Inspected hazardous material and waste storage handling and processing areas, interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental files, evaluated past and existing waste reduction practices, identified hazardous substances used and generated, prepared process description flow charts, determined available hazardous waste and toxics use reduction opportunities, performed economic analyses for each opportunity, prepared a 5-year implementation schedule and executive summary, and recommended future actions to improve compliance status.


Environmental Records Review, Portland & Beaverton, Oregon

Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, and Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assisted in preparation for the possibility of a multimedia regulatory compliance inspection. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of hundreds of environmental records (including hazardous waste manifests, land ban forms, exception letters, TSCA notifications, SARA Title III, Section 313 reports), and to provide recommendations for the client to achieve compliance with applicable environmental regulations.