EnviroApplications, Inc. is an employee-owned environmental and engineering consulting firm serving Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. Our objective is to provide sound environmental solutions to our clients by offering quality technical services at fair and reasonable costs. Since our founding in 2006, EnviroApplications, Inc. has successfully completed many projects supporting our clients’ needs for, environmental site assessment involving soil, groundwater, and vapors, site remediation, risk assessment, storm water compliance, environmental permitting, and environmental due diligence including surveys for asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and lead-based paint (LBP).
As a certified small business in California and classified as a small business by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), EnviroApplications is actively pursuing work under this classification. EnviroApplications. Inc., utilizing the strong technical, scientific, and business background of it’s professional staff, is also an active business-to-business/government supplier.
EnviroApplications, Inc. is committed to superior client service with the utmost professional integrity. Our staff is technically proficient and averages over 12 years of environmental experience per professional, with diverse and extensive project backgrounds. EnviroApplications, Inc. experts are practiced in solving tough business issues and helping clients develop and implement sound, innovative, cost-effective solutions.
Our projects range in size from several hundred dollars for desktop reviews to several hundred thousand dollar multi-phase projects, involving complex issues that demand a project team with diverse skills. Our ability to provide these diverse skills has resulted in the phenomenal growth of EnviroApplications, Inc. during its first two years of existence.
Mr. Smith has over 20 years of professional experience in research, development, analyses, and project management for both the U.S. Government and private sectors. His areas of expertise have included hazardous waste site assessment, underground storage tank management, site remediation, remediation system design, regulatory permitting, project management and supervision and strategy, property transfer assessments, water-soluble polymer research and development, and engineering of government chemical materials experiments. He has performed analysis and interpretations of environmental data with respect to risk assessment (modification). Mr. Smith has served as a Regional Manager for the southern California offices of a large national consulting company and is currently the President of an employee-owned environmental consulting firm in San Diego. Mr. Smith is a registered Professional Geologist in the state of California.
Mr. Rubens has over twenty-two years of environmental engineering and consulting experience, where he has been involved in hazardous waste investigations involving groundwater and soil contamination. Investigations focused on the identification of petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, and acids. Projects managed included Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS); site assessments; and the design, construction, and operation of remedial systems. He has managed and operated soil and groundwater treatment systems using vapor extraction, carbon adsorption, and aboveground and in-situ bio-reclamation. Mr. Rubens is currently the project manager of two of the largest MTBE ground water plumes in southern California, one in San Diego County and the other in Westminster. Mr. Rubens has extensive experience in client interaction and regulatory agency negotiation, and has achieved site closure on several high profile sites that he has managed.
Mr. Skiera has over eighteen years of professional experience as an Engineer in the environmental consulting field and is a licensed Registered Civil Engineer in the states of California and Wisconsin. His experience involves working on a variety of environmental and engineering projects, including senior review, technical coordination, and project management duties. His expertise includes industrial wastewater treatment design and construction, remedial investigation design and engineering, remedial system construction, brownfields sites, Superfund, due diligence, Phase I and II environmental assessments, and quality assurance/quality control on project deliverables.
Mr. Skiera has produced written technical documents, such as Site Assessment Reports (SAR), Corrective Action Plans (CAP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), Remedial Action Plans (RAPs), Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), Statements of Work (SOW), Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plans, basis of design documents, Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP), work plans, Phase I and Phase II environmental assessment reports, documentation reports, permits, bid packages, specifications, and a variety of sampling plans.
Mr. Skiera has also conducted project oversight during environmental construction projects that involved observation, documentation, sampling, and coordination between client, contractors, regulators, and analytical laboratories. He has strong technical abilities in the production and review of engineering drawings, schematics, and details. He also has a diverse sampling background, having collected soil, groundwater, sediment, soil gas, sludge, storm water, wastewater, waste stream, and surface water samples.
Jeffrey Palmer is a Principal Scientist, with a B.S. in Environmental Science, but his background includes geotechnical engineering as well. Jeff also has specialized education in Compliance, Remediation, Pesticides, Vadose Zone Monitoring and Remedial Actions from University of California, Davis. His career started in 1977 performing geotechnical engineering investigations, and wastewater treatment and design work, and was responsible for operation of the geotechnical soils laboratory and field investigations. His progressively more responsible career subsequently included Managing Principal in Charge and Regional Management positions for major international consulting firms, managing environmental engineering and geotechnical services groups throughout California, Nevada and the desert southwest. Over the past 33 years, Jeff has consistently developed consulting experience throughout the continental United States and also his management of an international program including environmental consulting corporations throughout Latin America, South America and the East and West Caribbean. His specialties include soil and groundwater assessment for organic and inorganic compounds, remediation design and implementation, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, safety and large scale program and organization (domestic and international) management.
Through the years, Jeff has been active in a number of professional and community organizations and continuing specialized education in the environmental field. He is past Nevada Chapter President of American Consulting Engineers Council and was formerly Chairman of the Government Environmental Affairs Committee. He has also served on local Environmental Affairs Committees and with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Advisory Committee. Jeff is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and has provided community support as a Curriculum consultant to local colleges, as well as having published a number of Technical Papers on the environment.
Mr. Allee has more than 23 years of professional experience primarily in environmental consulting, vapor intrusion and human health risk assessment, hazardous materials and waste management, and due diligence. This experience has included all aspects of projects dealing with the application of technologies to the assessment and mitigation of contaminated sites.
As an Environmental Regulator/Project Manager with the County of San Diego, he conducted compliance inspections of industries using hazardous materials and generating hazardous wastes; participated on interagency enforcement action teams; reviewed technical reports; and directed the investigation and remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. He provided regulatory oversight during the assessment and cleanup of over 350 contaminated sites, and was responsible for the regulatory closure of more than 200 contaminated sites.
Mr. Allee provided technical support for the Navy’s Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS), EPA’s Hazardous Waste Compliance Monitoring for Mexican/U.S. Customs and environmental inspectors’ training program, the Navy’s Comprehensive Long-term Environmental Action for Navy (CLEAN) program, the DOD’s Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) contaminated land Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program, the Naval Environmental Leadership Program (NELP), the EPA’s Superfund Innovative Technologies Evaluation (SITE) program, and several U.S.-to-Mexico technology transfer projects under the EPA’s RCRA Enforcement and Permitting Assistance (REPA) program. A variety of projects for private-sector clients include contaminated site closures for major oil companies, cities, municipal water districts, and commercial companies. Mr. Allee has participated in projects involving asbestos assessment and abatement, where he supervised sampling and disposal activities.