KIRK A. SHELTON

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 PRINCIPAL, SENIOR ENGINEER


EDUCATION

1988    Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering – Mississippi State University

 

AFFILIATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

  • HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer Certification
  • Certified Asbestos Inspector
  • EPA New Source Review Workshop
  • AWMA Compliance Assurance Monitoring Workshop
  • California Environmental Protection Agency Uniform Air Quality Training Program
  • EPA Air Pollution Training Institute Baseline Source Inspection Techniques
  • EPA Air Pollution Training Institute Baseline Procedures and Safety
  • EPA Region IV NPDES Training Workshop
  • EPA Region IV RCRA Inspectors Workshop
  • 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) and 8-hour updates
  • MDEQ Hazardous Materials – Emergency Response First Responder Operations Course
  • Community Development Foundation (CDF)
  • Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA)
  • Mississippi Petroleum Marketers Association and Convenience Stores Association
  • STI Tank Integrity Testing Certification

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002 – Present
Senior Project Manager,
Environmental Compliance & Safety, Inc., Sherman, MS

Primarily responsible for air, wastewater, and hazardous waste technical support and project management for compliance and permitting services.  Specific duties include performing multimedia environmental compliance site assessments, preparing Title V and Synthetic Minor air permit applications, emission inventories, Title V annual certifications and semi-annual reports, wastewater and Storm Water permit applications, discharge monitoring reports (DMR), storm water reports, RCRA contingency plans, Tier II/Form R Reports, Waste Minimization Plans and Reports, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Reports, sampling and profiling waste, and providing interface with regulatory agencies.

 

2000 – 2002
Senior Engineer,
Earth Consulting Group, Inc., Tupelo, MS

 Primarily involved with business development of air, wastewater, and hazardous waste compliance and permitting services, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for Real Estate Transactions, Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Assessments and Remediation, Asbestos Surveys and Air Monitoring for North Mississippi.  Specific duties included preparation of Title V and Synthetic Minor air permit applications, emission inventories, Title V annual certifications and semi-annual reports, wastewater and Storm Water permit applications, discharge monitoring reports, storm water reports, RCRA Contingency Plans, Tier II/Form R Reports, Waste Minimization Plans and Reports, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, field activity for various projects, interface with regulatory agencies, and project coordination between branch and corporate office.

 

2000
Env. Administrator,
MS Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, MS

Managed an environmental staff of three engineers while working as the Branch Chief for the Metals Manufacturing and Fabrication Branch of the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Division (ECED).  Responsibilities included providing work assignments to staff that ensured the Air, Water, and RCRA program commitments for the Branch were met, providing review and feedback to staff on work assignments, tracking work progress to completion, informing staff when needs or project priorities change, and providing input on ECED initiatives, strategies, and goals.

 

1998 – 1999
Env. Administrator,
MS Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, MS

Primarily involved with performing compliance evaluations of timber and wood product facilities impacted by hazardous waste, air pollution, and water pollution regulations.  Specific duties included evaluating manufacturing operations and process emissions; reviewing and ensuring compliance with air and wastewater permits; evaluating waste handling, storage, and disposal practices; reviewing monitoring data and analytical results, facility record keeping, and reporting.  Developed reporting and correspondence with industry and the EPA on the results of the compliance evaluations.  Followed Compliance Division enforcement procedures when significant noncompliance was determined.

 

1996 – 1997
Env. Administrator,
MS Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, MS

Managed an environmental staff of seven while working in the New Standards Section of the Air Toxic Branch.  Developed and communicated to staff the New Standards Section Goals such as, source identification, outreach development, and compliance assistance inspections at facilities affected by new Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulations, developed permit language reflecting MACT requirements, facility permitting activities, and compliance assurance inspections.  Provided guidance and feedback on our progress of achieving goals.  Assisted with section budgets and fiscal projections.  Provided updates and presentations to industry and trade associations.  Participated in State/National Air Toxic Workshops.

 

1993 – 1995
Env. Engineer-In-Training,
MS Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, MS

Worked in the Air Toxic Branch of the Air Pollution Program.  Developed and implemented program strategies for new MACT Standards.  Reviewed air pollution permit applications and developed air pollutant emission inventories, construction permits, and operation permits.  Attended and participated in Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board Meetings.  Provided updates and presentations to industry and trade associations.

 

1989 – 1992
Env. Engineer-In-Training,
MS Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, MS

Worked in the Asbestos Section of the Air Pollution Program.  Primarily involved with field investigations at Demolition and Renovation projects affected by the Asbestos National Emission Standards and the Mississippi Accreditation and Certification Regulations.  Specific duties included determining compliance with regulations by evaluating training records, management plans, asbestos surveys, removal techniques, air monitoring results, waste handling and storage procedures, and reporting.