WILLIAM EDWARD McCRACKEN, Ph.D., P.E., CHMM, CSP
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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