Dr. McCracken has over thirty years of experience in the environmental remediation and emergency response field including: program management of remediation activities; review, modification and approval of remedial designs; implementation of remedial designs; development and implementation of operations and maintenance plans for remedial facilities; management of emergency response remedial activities; preparation of remediation work plans and quality assurance/control plans.  He has specific, relevant accomplishments that include:

 Program Manager for a Region 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Emergency Response Cleanup Service (ERCS) $9 Million Contract (31 delivery orders from October, 1988 to December, 1991).
 Managed emergency response including remedial design implementation at NPL sites in EPA Regions 2 and 3.
 Founded and developed S&D Environmental Services, Inc. into a $7 million a year hazardous waste site remediation and environmental emergency response company.

Selected Experience

 S&D ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC., East Brunswick , New Jersey , President and Founder.  With S&D, Dr. McCracken: Had on-site responsibility for managing hazardous waste site remediation and emergency response to more than 20 sites in EPA Region 11 and III including NPL sites (including KinBuc, GEMS, Tyson and Harvey Knott sites).

Was the Program Manager for the EPA Region 11, Emergency Response Cleanup Services (ERCS) Contract (capped at $9 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity type contract) from October 1988 to December 1991 with 31 delivery orders ranging in size up to $1.5 million.

He has trained, equipped, and managed Project Managers who have in turn managed and implemented remedial activities at hundreds of sites throughout the EPA Region 11 area, mostly on an emergency response basis without an OSHA recordable incident related to chemical exposure.

Dr. McCracken, over a 20-year period, has either personally directed or overviewed projects that deal with the entire spectrum of hazardous waste/material problems.  A listing of these include: training for RCRA compliance, PCB-transformer inspections for spill risk assessment, HW management plans, spill control plans, National Priority Listed HW dumpsite cleanups; Kin-Buc, Picillo, Tyson, Hayes Park, GEMS Landfill and Harvey Knott, and off-shore incineration engineering design and environmental planning.  Projects include technical project management of a Subdrain Trench Test Installation for the collection of PCB-contaminated oil in Elizabeth , N.J. and overall project management for four remedial investigation hazard assessments in Newark , N.J.   He has been a Peer Reviewer for the USEPA, MERL on "New Techniques for On-Site Destruction and Disposal of Residuals of Hazardous Substances from Spills or Waste Sites" and was a member of the Lone Pine (NPL Site) Technical Review Committee.  He was a session chairman of two HW Conferences (1983).  He has instructed more than 1000 trainees on Hazardous Waste Cleanup and emergency responses.  He was President of the Institute of Hazardous Material Managers of New Jersey for four years.

As the EPA Region 11 ERCS Program Manager (PM) for projects at more than 30 hazardous waste sites; many of which were Superfund sites.  He assisted with preparing the Work Plans (WP) and Health and Safety Plans (HASP) for many of these sites.  He has trained and developed Response Managers (RM's) for ERCS work and generally over-seen all work under the delivery orders to make sure that projects were conducted per the EPA On-Scene Coordinator's (OSC) specifications and requests, and according to the WPs and HASPs.  He also oversaw all cost controls, RCMS (EPA's computerized cost control software package) usage, invoicing, budgets, and schedules.  He was also the designated RM on several delivery orders including on-site RM at Synkote Paints site for several hundred drums and containers of HW repackaging, labeling, staging, and loading for transportation and disposal.
 ENGINEERING-SCIENCE, 1979 - 1980 McLean , Virginia .  Manager, Hazardous Waste Management, Eastern Regional Office.  Responsible for projects for Federal, State and Local governments and industry aimed at solving air and water quality problems resulting from oil and hazardous materials pollution; handling, treatment and disposal of toxic wastes and hazardous waste management.  Evaluation of site pollution problems at various coal-oil mixture fired power plants for the U.S. DOE.
 PRINCETON AQUA SCIENCE, INC., 1978 - 1979 New Brunswick, N.J. Vice President, Hazardous Waste Management programs.  Assignments included development of hazardous waste management plans for various chemical manufacturing plants in NJ; preliminary development and design of PAS's Environmental Park Project (Industrial Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility), including physical, biological, and chemical treatment of industrial hazardous waste with an incinerator and landfill; assisting the Oceanographic Institute of Washington in a study of Oil Spill Prevention and Control in the Columbia River Basin area for the U.S. Coast Guard; assisting the Oceanographic Institute of Washington in a study of Oil Spill Prevention and Contingency Plans applied to the Northern Tier pipeline project for the Bureau of Land Management; and development of SPCC plans for various industrial clients.  Assisted in the design and overview of an in-situ biological treatment system at Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. in Waldwick , N.J.   Special consultant to Middlesex County 's Solid Waste Management Division to conduct site evaluations and application reviews for T/S/D HW facility permits.
 SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INC., 1977 - 1978 N.J. and McLean , VA.   Senior Project Manager.  Responsible for hazardous waste management programs, including development of oil and brine pollution and spill disaster contingency plans at Regional and site-specific levels for the Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve Operation (SPRO) in the Gulf coast area; development of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for each DOE/SPRO storage site; consultant for nationwide EPA funded study of small petroleum facilities with problems complying with EPA's SPCC regulations (40 CFR 112); consultant for nationwide study of pipeline leaks and leak detection problems for USEPA; assisting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in their response to an environmental assessment of major oil spill disasters (Argo Merchant Spill, 1977); consulting with the NJDEP on spill risk analysis and chemical vaporation/diffusion modeling for air pollution and carcinogenic effects; feasibility study of biological decontamination of PCB infested soil in NJ for Geraghty and Miller; preparation of SPCC plans for several commercial petroleum facilities in NJ; planning and scoping a waste acid recovery facility for a commercial client in NJ; Oil Spill Prevention and Response Plans including response equipment specification and training program for DOE/PERC, Pittsburgh.
 MASON & HANGER‑SILAS MASON CO., INC., (May) 1974 - (Feb) 1977 Leonardo , N.J. at NWS Earle Facility Manager (Transfer within the Company).  Responsible for all test projects, R/D projects and engineering technology at the EPA test facility, OHMSETT, where Mason & Hanger‑Silas Mason Co., Inc. was the operating contractor (GOCO operation).  Projects included: full scale testing of commercial and developmental devices for the control and removal of oil and hazardous chemicals under conditions similar to actual field use environments (waves, waterways, currents, etc.) and associated R/D projects designed to advance the State-of-the-Art in equipment design and performance, understanding the polluting substance and testing techniques.  His work in that capacity included personnel evaluation, budget planning, test planning and implementation, preparing the facility SPCC plan, representing EPA at ASTM, developing on-site hydrodynamic turbulence and wave measuring capabilities, developing statistical testing methods, managing the production of two professional motion pictures of OHMSETT testing and the on-site development of under-water video taping capabilities for flow characterization studies.  Wrote all test plans and wrote and/or edited all technical reports and papers (approximately 20).
 MASON & HANGER‑SILAS MASON CO., INC., (April) 1972 - (May) 1974 Lexington , Kentucky (Corporate Headquarters).  Consulting Staff Engineer/Assistant Project Coordinator.  Design Office where his consulting experience in the fields of pollution control and chemical processes included DOD Ammunition Plant acid and fume recovery systems (first of their kind in the USA), production of 63% nitric acid with only 200 ppm NOx (no abatement system necessary), preliminary design of a coal gasification process and plant, using existing technology and applicable to utilization of Kentucky coal, and a DOD facility metal plating gaseous emissions and liquid effluent pretreatment system. The acid and fume recovery plants (AFRs) were each designed to recover/produce 163,000 ton/yr 100% H2SO, and 25,000 ton/yr 100% HN03 at JAAP and VAAP.  They included a John Zink incinerator system, designed to maintain NOx and SOx emissions below 200 ppm, with a Waste Heat Recovery system producing 46,8000 lb/hr of 180 psig.  saturated steam.  He also developed a computer program (Wang; Fortran) to model the counterflow nitric acid fume/water adsorption system incorporated in the AFRs.
 E.I. DuPONT deNEMOURS & COMPANY, 1969 - 1972 Chattanooga , TN. Research Engineer: responsible for the development and improvement of new and existing (textile) fiber products and processes at the technical research level.  This included semi-works phase development to determine feasibility and commercial phase development, if feasible.  Computer programs were used for modeling the heat transfer effects and for statistical design of pilot tests and analysis of the results.
 HERRICK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LABORATORY 1966 - 1969 at Purdue University .  Graduate Assistant in Industrial Research.  Developed a computer modeling methodology and a unique numerical analysis technique for the simultaneous solution of the coupled, nonlinear heat energy and mass transfer equations at more the 2,000 nodes.  A rather sophisticated computer program was developed for the calculations.  This was successfully applied to a state of the art thermoproperties measuring instrument to help improve the state-of-the-art in measurement accuracy.
 WENNER-GREN BIOMECHANICAL LABORATORY 1965-1966 at the University of Kentucky .  Research Assistant.  Designed and conducted NASA sponsored biomechanical vibrational tests.  Statistical methods were used for test repeatability.
 HIGHWAY RESEARCH LABORATORY, 1964 - 1965 University of Kentucky .  Engineering Aide analyzing soils and highway materials for the State Highway Department.  Conducted laboratory analyses of various soils and aggregates.  Assisted with field investigations of interstate highway base-soil stability problems.


 OPA 90 Qualified Individual - Massachusetts Maritime Academy, February 19, 1999
 USCG Captain's License - Serial Number 999095, March 8, 1999
 Registered Professional Engineer (NJ No. 21804, Pennsylvania No. 35049E, NY
 No. 63036-1, Kentucky, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and Virginia
 Certified Safety Professional ID #8716
 Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (Master's Level)


 Peer Review Report on: "New Techniques for On-site Destruction and Disposal of Residuals of Hazardous Substances from Spills on Waste Sites - Phase 1 ", for EPA MERL, Edison, NJ, April, 1983, Contract No. 68-03-3135.
 Peer Review Report on: "Field Application of Treatment Technologies for Removal of Volatile Organics from Water", for EPA HWERL, Edison, NJ, March, 1986.
 Report on the "Review of NIOSH CERCLA Comprehensive Guidance Manuals for Activities on Haz/Waste Site (Superfund related).  NIOSH-CDC/Robert Taft Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, January, 1984.
 "Wastewater Treatment Control Technologies and Applications to Coal Conversion Processes", DOE/PERC, 1978.


 "A study of Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Practices at Small Petroleum Facilities", 1979 Oil Spill Conference.
 "Underground Hazardous Chemical Spills from Industrial Subsurface Systems: A case Study", 1979 Conference on Hazardous Material Risk Assessment, Disposal and Management, Miami, FL (Biocraft Cleanup).
 Toxic Gas Collection and Treatment System at an Uncontrolled Superfund Site, 1986 7th National SUPERFUND Conference & Exhibition.
 Many other publications and presentations as available upon request


 Ph.D./1969/Purdue University/Mechanical Engineering
 M.S./1967/University of Kentucky/Mechanical Engineering
 B.S./l965/University of Kentucky/Mechanical Engineering

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