Thomas Bieker

Principal

Mr. Bieker has been providing professional environmental consulting services for industrial and government clients since 2004.  Areas of expertise include regulatory compliance, including; audits, TRI reporting, Tier II reporting, stormwater permitting and compliance, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan implementation and compliance, waste water compliance and maintenance, SPCC (40 CFR Part 112) compliance, hazardous waste management, air emissions tracking, and EPA Method 9 Readings.  Additional experience includes preparing air operating and construction permit applications, emission inventory questionnaires (EIQs), emissions tracking systems, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments, Missouri Risk Based Corrective Action tank closures, regulatory fine and fee negotiations, and environmental training.

KEY PROJECT SUMMARY:

Manages environmental compliance programs for industrial and manufacturing facilities. As a consultant he provides clients with up-to-date regulatory information and requirements to assist in successful compliance.  In addition to assisting facility management with regulatory direction and education, he has performed all aspects of a successful environmental program for facilities by preparing regulatory submissions, conducting inspections, preparing mandated plans and acting on behalf of the facility while communicating with numerous local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.  Mr. Bieker is responsible for the preparation of scope and the successful oversight of the technical aspects of these projects.

Manages and provides oversight for retail environmental operations. Mr. Bieker is responsible for the stormwater management and regulatory compliance of over 160 retail facilities which includes routine inspections of all stormwater assets such as detention basins, flumes, bioswales, wetland areas and underground detention.  In addition to inspections, the project includes the maintenance of the stormwater systems and out-of-scope repairs associated with all stormwater assets, including lift stations, concrete repairs, and vegetation management.  The project is strictly managed through an Environmental Management System that is updated daily and information is cataloged for regulatory documentation requirements.

Manages the Zero Waste initiative for a large retail client.  Mr. Bieker developed and manages a program that is responsible for diverting more than 90% of food waste from retail operations.  The program included establishing protocols, procedures, and transportation logistics that diverted spoiled food waste from landfills to recycling operations where the waste is being converted into fertilizer, mulch, concrete aggregate, and waste-to-energy.

Managed regulatory compliance and remediation initiatives for multiple RCRA Hazardous Waste Sites, industrial voluntary cleanup programs, tank closures, due diligence, stormwater, SPCCP, and EMS.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

  • A.A. General Education, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Environmental Health Science Cert., U.S. Army, AMEDD
  • B.S. in Biology, Drury University
  • B.S. in Environmental Science, Drury University
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Webster University
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM, #15516)
  • OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER Certification
  • OSHA 8-hr Annual Refresher
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction
  • EPA Method 9 Certification
  • EPA TRI Training
  • Certified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Preparer
  • Former Well Drilling Supervisor (#004514-M)

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Stormwater/SWPPP
  • Zero Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • 40CFR112/SPCCP
  • Compliance Auditing
  • Environmental Training