Welcome W&M’s New Compliance Division Manager, Sally Perry!

Tell us a bit about yourself, Sally. I grew up in Malibu, California and received my B.S. in Earth Systems and Minor in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After working in the Bay Area of California in the environmental consulting industry for a few years, I moved to Austin, Texas. After Austin, I moved to Houston where I eventually found my role here at W&M as a Compliance Division Manager. I specialize in facility-level compliance and permitting in media such as air, wastewater, waste, spill prevention, and chemical reporting for various industries including upstream and midstream oil & gas, manufacturing, and chemical. How did you get your start in the industry? I took a summer internship with the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program after graduation then began working for a small environmental consulting firm in Oakland and San Francisco, California that provided soil and groundwater investigation, monitoring, and
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W&M Performs Sediment Sampling and Assessment at Former Military Facility

USA Environment, L.P., requested W&M services for supplemental soft sediment sampling at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) in Dallas, Texas. The sampling was required to assess areas where sediments required removal to meet TCEQ cleanup criteria.  W&M project managers coordinated with the Client to discuss the scope of sampling required, parameters for sample analysis, equipment needs and best practices for navigating the Site.

W&M Procures Closure After Pipeline Spill in South Texas

W&M conducted a site remediation involving the removal and disposal of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of impacted soil resulting from a pipeline gasoline release. The client’s objective was to remove all impacts to avoid possible long-term liabilities. 

W&M’s Darrell Oman to present at 56th ASHE Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste July 16th

Darrell Oman, W&M’s Technical Director and Senior Environmental Consultant, is presenting at the 56th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in Baltimore, MD on July 16, 2019. Darrell, who has more than thirty years of consulting and management experience in the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) field, will be presenting on topics related to Medical Hazardous Waste Management, including: Regulatory compliance requirements for healthcare facility waste streams and waste stream management programs A review of recent Federal and State changes to Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste regulations Environmental compliance program management approaches in healthcare facilities Darrell has extensive experience in waste management plans for medical facilities, as well as environmental risk management consulting to hospital and hospital systems in accordance with USEPA, state or local hazardous waste regulatory programs. To see Darrell and other health care professionals speak at the conference, you can register on the ASHE site. We’re
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July Employee Spotlight: Lori Siegelman

Lori Siegelman has more than 25 years’ experience on a wide range of environmental, safety and health projects in consulting and in private industry. Her expertise includes industrial hygiene, general industry safety, environmental compliance, health physics and management systems. Tell us a bit about yourself: I am a native Texan.  My ancestry is Scottish-Irish and there is a park (Goodwin Park) in Tempe, Arizona named for my ancestors on my father’s side.  I studied mechanical drafting in High School which got me interested in pursuing engineering as a career, but I quickly got bored of mechanical engineering so switched to a degree program in Nuclear Engineering/Radiation Safety.  Shortly after college, I found myself in Northern Louisiana in the middle of the 1980’s oil bust.  Work for an engineer, in Louisiana, in the mid-1980’s was a bit scarce, so I went back to school and we started a family.  By the
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W&M Closes Coolant Spill Project

W&M provides environmental services, including spill and emergency response services for the Client. In May 2017, the Client contracted W&M to assist with the assessment and remediation of a coolant discharge that occurred at their manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.  The Client’s objective was to remove all impacted on-Site soil and remediate and restore the adjacent drainage ditch efficiently and effectively.  W&M assisted the Client with the development of a Sampling Analysis Plan (SAP) that would meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the City of Houston (COH) Stormwater Quality Enforcement Section.

W&M Closes Contaminated Houston Site Through MSD

W&M conducted a soil removal response action for a contaminated property and detected total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in the C12-C28 boiling point range at concentrations in exceedance of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) residential assessment level (RAL).

June Employee Spotlight: Darrell Oman

Tell us a bit about yourself: I was born in Ironwood, Michigan, and grew up on a family homestead on Lake Superior. My family has been at that location since 1904 (there’s a creek that flows into Lake Superior named after my family). A true Yooper. I graduated in 1982 from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Mining Engineering, spent a couple of college summers working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the Twin Cities Research Center and started in the Environmental Consulting industry with Twin City Testing Corporation in 1984. Over the years, I worked for several other national and regional environmental, engineering, and consulting firms (many of which W&M and BIC consultants have worked at) and practiced as an independent consultant for several years. I entered the healthcare industry in early 2008 at Stericycle, Inc., and quickly transitioned to be their lead externally facing EH&S consultant.
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W&M Closes Industrial Wastewater Releases at Central Texas Facility

W&M completed a soil removal Response Action at two former wastewater sump locations at the Client Facility.  During affected property assessment activities, surface soil at two Areas of Concern and were found to contain metals (arsenic, cadmium, copper, and/or silver) at concentrations exceeding the critical protective concentration level (PCL) for residential use.  Because of building renovation plans at the Facility, the Client opted to proceed with a soil Response Action, via a Self-Implementation Notice (SIN), prior to submittal of the Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR).  With a TCEQ-approved Class 3 groundwater designation, critical PCLs for the metals of concern were established as equal to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Tier 1 residential total soil combined (TotSoilComb) PCLs for a 0.5-acre source area.