RCRA Permitting and Corrective Action

The firm’s senior staff has over 100 years of combined experience in performing the full range of RCRA Part B related tasks. The senior staff has experience in designing and completing the preparation of Part B permit applications in addition to the development and performance of work tasks to complete RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) and Corrective Measures Study (CMS) tasks.

Duncklee & Dunham possesses the expertise to prepare and implement closure plans or post-closure plans for hazardous waste management units. In addition, the senior staff has the proven ability to complete complex hydrogeologic investigations in fractured bedrock, saprolite, karst (limestone), and coastal plain sedimentary formations.

Another key to managing through the RCRA process is the ability to negotiate compromises and agreements with implementing agencies. With their years of experience as both consultants and regulators, the senior staff has developed one-on-one experience with most of the NC DENR – Hazardous Waste Section staff and management.

Example projects include a site managed by Dr. Trexler in Gastonia, North Carolina that involved soil and groundwater contamination from 24 leaking USTs that contained chlorinated solvents and petroleum products. Dr. Trexler wrote closure and post-closure plans for three hazardous waste management units, supervised closure of these units, prepared the Part B Permit application, and designed the groundwater- and soil-remediation systems.

Dave Duncklee’s RCRA experience began 25 years ago when he conducted field tasks to define the groundwater plume for the first facility in North Carolina to receive a Part B Post-Closure Permit. Thereafter, he assessed a chlorinated-solvent plume in bedrock up to 300 feet deep and then managed the design and implementation of what was in 1990 the largest groundwater-extraction system in North Carolina.