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C. Dow Porter
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President
30+ Years Experience
Mr. Porter has accrued 30+ years of professional experience in the environmental field with over 20 years as an environmental consultant. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Shield. Over the course of his career, he has assisted many industrial facilities and municipalities with industrial compliance issues including the proper characterization and handling of solid, special, and hazardous waste.
Mr. Porter has served in the capacity of Project Manager and Principal in Charge for numerous Environmental Assessments including Phase I/II/III projects and Hazardous Material Assessments. Additionally, he has experience preparing site investigation work plans, remedial action plans and implementation.
B.B.A. Business Admin., University of Kentucky, 1986
Hazardous Waste Management Training Course
OSHA 40 Hr Hazardous Waste Site Worker Certification
OSHA 8 Hr Hazardous Waste Site Supervisor Training
CPR & First Aid Training, American Red Cross
Introduction to RCRA Training Course
Special Waste Approvals Training Course
Effective Site Remediation using Chemical Oxidation &
Enhanced Bioremediation, 2008
Certified KY EXCEL Performance Assessor
Kentuckiana Chapter - Hazardous Material Managers
Kentucky Association Of Economic Developmen
Kentucky Association Of Manufacturers
Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association
The Society for Marketing Professional Services
Commerce Lexington, Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc – Environmental Affairs
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Chemical Industry Council
Southern Wood Treatment - Principal in Charge of a state-led emergency response contract with KDWM. Historical use of land from wood treatment facility led to high levels of arsenic on residential property. Remediation consisted of soil excavation, transportation, and disposal, as well as the installation of new water lines and the decontamination and re-landscaping of residences.
Middlesboro Tannery (KDWM) – Principal in Charge of a state-led emergency response contract with KDWM. Historical waste stored inside the building was characterized and properly disposed. A hazardous material survey was conducted on all onsite structures which were abated and demolished, while 13 sludge lagoons were closed and capped.
D&S Stop N Shop (KDWM) – Principal in Charge for Remedial Work Plan implementation on a state-led UST emergency response contract with KDWM. Onsite structures were surveyed for hazardous materials, abated and demolished. Remediation consisted of the excavation of 6,000 tons of contaminated soil, and the site was fully restored with an engineered parking lot.
Alltech, Inc. – Principal in Charge of a due diligence Phase I ESA and Phase II Site Investigations on the Old Taylor Distillery, the Lexington Brewery, the Springfield Redrying Facility, and Wind Gap Farms.
Corbin Utilities Commission – Principal in Charge for comprehensive Site Investigation at the trickling filter of the former WWTP to investigate a suspect mercury release. Facility received NFA letter from KDWM Superfund Branch.
University of Kentucky – Principal in Charge of Site Characterization at a former automobile dealership; Site Characterization & Remediation of a lead-impacted site; preparation of campus wide SPCC plans; and management of surface water & wastewater quality programs.