FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 10, 2017. Milford, NJ
The team at PennJersey is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. James D. Snook, P.G., LSRP as a Vice President. Prior to joining PennJersey, Mr. Snook was employed by Mott MacDonald in Iselin, NJ. Mr. Snook has almost 20 years of experience as an environmental consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Snook holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Susquehanna University. He also holds a M.S. in Hydrogeology from Clemson University.
“I am excited to join PennJersey’s diverse and qualified team that includes some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and innovative LSRPs in New Jersey. I hope to add to PennJersey’s depth with my own LSRP experience, plus strengthen PennJersey’s range with my own professional experience.” Rodger Ferguson, President of PennJersey added that “James adds tremendous depth to our expertise for our clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We are truly excited about bring him on board.”
In eastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Snook has experience with navigating projects through Pennsylvania Act 2 procedures and milestone reports for almost 20 years in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas. Over the last few years, he has been assisting municipal clients on site remediation of soil and ground water, for which he also coordinated client meetings with PADEP Act 2 officials which led to significant cost savings for these complex projects. Mr. Snook also has experience in the technical evaluation of Act 2 milestone reports related to a Brownfield Assessment Grant for Phase I and II projects in the Lehigh Valley. He has experience with various remedial techniques for the petroleum industry and underground storage tank (UST) projects. For one project, executed within an expedited timeframe, he supervised and completed the on-site field investigations and subsequent reporting for remedial investigations on numerous gasoline stations considered for purchase by a large petroleum client. Mr. Snook has been involved in the evaluation of Marcellus Shale natural gas resources, co-authoring a detailed report and visual presentation regarding the geologic evaluation, exploratory natural gas evaluation, water resources evaluation, and economic evaluation for the owner of approximately 10,000 acres in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Snook has been a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in New Jersey since 2011. He has been retained by various clients as the project’s LSRP for their industrial, commercial, municipal, education, linear construction, recreation, and non-profit redevelopment project sites that he supervised and managed simultaneously. Mr. Snook’s experience spans all remedial phases from Phase I and Preliminary Assessments through remedial action and biennial certifications. He has provided various Response Action Outcomes since 2012 for regulated project sites which range from UST closures to multi-million remediation projects. He has held several technical consultation meetings with NJDEP that have led to removal of a responsible party status or significant cost savings to clients. He also received an administrative closure from NJDEP without the submittal of a milestone report, which led to significant cost savings and the removal of multiple enforcement penalties for a client.
Mr. Snook is the Secretary, an Executive Board Member, and a Pennsylvania Regional Council Member for the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE). He has been an active BCONE member since its early beginnings in June 2011, focusing on event planning, outreach promoting membership and sponsorship, plus coordination with Brownfields experts in the PADEP, NJDEP, and USEPA. He has been actively involved in planning numerous successful BCONE workshops, bus tours, and networking events in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He provides public presentations at various events and public workshops including the National Brownfields Conference, Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference, the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop Conference, New Jersey inter-agency workgroups, and various BCONE workshops. Mr. Snook will be a speaker at the annual USEPA National Brownfields Conference in Pittsburgh this December.
Mr. Snook has acted as project manager of USEPA Brownfield activities and prepared award-winning Brownfield grant proposals for USEPA, NJDEP’s HDSRF, and other grant opportunities for municipalities. Mr. Snook has successfully navigated clients through environmental regulations in multiple states, and has achieved environmental compliance through milestone reports for remedial projects under several regulatory programs.
- NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional #586414
- TN Professional Geologist #00005588
- Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE)
- Secretary, Executive Board Member, PA Regional Council Member
- Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA)
- Risk Management and Liability Protection Committee
- Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG)