K. Craig Klein, B.A./M.S. Geology, R.G./R.HG.
Senior Environmental Geologist | Hydrogeologist
California State Licensed Registered Geologist
Washington State Licensed Site Assessor
AAI Qualified Environmental Professional
OSHA Hazardous Materials & Emergency Response Certified
Mr. Klein is a California State Certified Professional Geologist (PG# 7884) with over 25 years of extensive experience in regulatory and private project management (including RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, and CEQA projects). He has special expertise in soil and groundwater assessment, characterization and remediation of environmentally sensitive and contaminated sites. During his career in the public and private sectors, Mr. Klein has managed over 300 projects and performed all phases of environmental site characterization and remediation for a wide variety of contaminants in soil, groundwater and air (including site conceptual models, Phase I and All Appropriate Inquiry Investigations), while providing client regulatory coordination and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal agencies.
Mr. Klein has conducted and project provided oversight, health and safety plan development and implementation, technical review, strategy development, and project management of the following: hydrogeologic assessments; Phase I Environmental Site Assessments; environmental impact studies; remediation pilot testing; feasibility studies; remedial system design, installation, operation and maintenance; groundwater sampling and characterization; soil vapor and methane gas assessment and mitigation; underground storage tank installation and removal; permitting and regulatory compliance; storm water and industrial wastewater compliance; CEQA/NEPA compliance; surface and borehole geophysics; and risk assessments. Mr. Klein’s projects included both public (DOD, DOE, state and local government) and private sites. Chemicals of concern associated with Mr. Klein’s projects have included: volatile and semi-volatile organics, PAHs, perchlorates, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs and metals.
Mr. Klein also specializes in negotiation with federal, state and local regulatory agencies; spending 10 years working for the Local Oversight Program in Ventura, California, and working extensively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Toxic Substances Control, California State Water Resources Control Board, California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. He has also negotiated with county and city departments on compliance issues, and is familiar with NEPA/CEQA processes and guidelines. He has contributed expert testimony and depositions, and has been cited for his articulate presentations and communication skills, both written and verbal.