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Nicole R. Galavotti, P.E.
Vice President
Senior Environmental Engineer

25+ Years Experience

Mrs. Galavotti has accrued more than twenty-five year of experience in environmental engineering in both an industrial manufacturing setting and as a consultant.  She was responsible for the environmental department at two industrial sites for International Paper as well as handling regulatory affairs and on-site compliance issues at three locations.

She is also familiar with multimedia permitting issues and real-world application of designs.  She worked as an operator and engineer at a 1.2 MGD process/wastewater treatment plant and operated 25 acres of wastewater lagoons and spray fields.

Mrs. Galavotti leads the industrial compliance group for Shield including; investigations, auditing, permitting, pollution control design and being a liaison between industry and regulatory agencies.


B.S.  Environmental Resources and

Forest Engineering

College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, 1996


Professional Engineer - KY #22348, TN#00109446, WV#16983

40-Hour HAZWOPER Training

Plume Evaluation Training

8-Hour Site Supervisor Training

CPR And First Aid Training, American Red Cross

Certified KY EXCEL Performance Assessor

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor


Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers

American Industrial Hygiene Association

ACEC-KY Environmental Protection Committee

ACEC/ KDWM Sub-Committee Chair

KY Chamber of Commerce Speaker

ACEC KY Eastern Regional Director & Board Member


Project-Related Experience


Multi-media audits of all environmental programs at various Fortune 500 companies conducting such operations as machining, plating, painting, stamping, cleaning and repair

Permitting for air, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste as an EHS Manager/Engineer at three industrial sites and as an environmental consultant

Emissions inventory, application, implementation and recordkeeping for registered sources, state origin permits, conditional majors and/or synthetic minors and Title V major sources

Preparation and negotiation of RCRA Part B permit for hazardous waste and WWTU exclusion negotiations

Treatability and design/build of industrial wastewater treatment system for a chemical industry for onsite treatment of three hazardous waste streams utilizing biological and physical treatment

Stormwater inspections including outfall(s) determination, commingle issues, contamination sources, and regulatory culpability

Perform SARA III and chemical inventory audits for facilities

Assisted multiple entities in negotiating no fines under EPA Incentives for Self-Policicing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations and Kentucky Statute KRS 224.01-040(8).

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