We are pleased to announce that Jim Shaw, Former PaDEP Environmental Chemist has joined our team. Jim’s understanding of the regulations governing our projects is evident on complex projects with multiple layers of scientific data. As an Environmental Chemist at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP), Jim was involved in developing the Act 2 Land Recycling Program since before it was promulgated in 1995 and was responsible for the development of the Statewide health standard medium‑specific concentrations in the Chapter 250 regulations implementing the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2). His technical expertise and knowledge of PaDEP’s regulatory guidance make him a key asset to our team, and to your project. Jim has over 35 years of experience assessing sites and implementing environmental regulations. His responsibilities at the PaDEP included providing direct technical support to PaDEP case managers in the regional offices, and to the general public. His ability to quickly maneuver through regulatory compliance will prove beneficial on complex remediation projects.
Jim has vast experience in assessing the ecological and physical impacts on our natural resources. Prior to joining PaDEP, Jim used his expertise on multiple projects as a consultant, primarily for engineering projects in support of the electric utility industry, and conducted biological inventories and environmental baseline studies. He served as a technical editor on numerous ecological and engineering reports. Moreover, Jim regularly provides Act 2 training for the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists, sharing his knowledge with landowners, remediators, and other consulting firms. In his free time, Jim cultivates a life of tradition and symbolism as an active member of the Masonic fraternity. As an avid pipe organist, he has proven that science and art work well together.