Industry Insights

2017 Annual Florida Technical Seminar



Thank you for joining us this year at the Orlando Florida Technical Seminar!

This year’s seminar was great success. Thank you to all who attended this year’s session. We’re looking forward to seeing you again throughout the year. You can download copies of the presentations below. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of the presenters or moderators (contact information provided on the handouts from the course).

We’re always looking for ideas and feedback for next year’s sessions. Please let us know if there’s anything you’re interested in learning more about. Contact Donald Hullings or Mark Swyka for all feedback.




Implementation of Final NSPS XXX Rule – How to Survive the First Year
Scott Miller – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC


Designing Around Seasonal High Groundwater
Graeme Bowles, Jennifer Deal, Don Hullings – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC


Caisson Well Design and Installation
Tom Bilgri – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC


Planning for Integrated Waste Management Systems
Jennifer Deal and Don Hullings – Cornerstone Environmental Group


Stormwater Conveyance on Steep Slopes – Design, Construction, and Maintenance Considerations
James Warner – Tetra Tech


Preparing for Custodial Care
Don Hullings – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC


Leachate Round Table
Arie Kremen – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC
Gary Revoir – Tetra Tech
Jason Monnell – Tetra Tech



Meet the Presenters:

Tom Bilgri, P.E.

Mr. Tom Bilgri is the Manager of Biogas Engineering Services for Cornerstone, with more than 25 years of landfill gas (LFG) management system design, engineering, and permitting experience.  As an active member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), he has an in-depth knowledge of current industry trends and the status of federal and local regulatory issues, including the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) of the Clean Air Act Amendments and numerous state regulations. Tom has conducted numerous assessments of LFG production for existing and proposed landfill facilities throughout the world and has provided on-site assessments of subsurface LFG migration, surficial LFG mitigation and the evaluation and response to odors related to LFG systems.  He has also been engaged on numerous beneficial-use projects, including direct sale, electrical generation, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and high-BTU gas production facilities. Tom’s duties include managing and interfacing with engineering, construction, and field services personnel, LFG control and monitoring program oversight, and developing training materials for LFG monitoring technicians and design engineers.


James Warner, P.E.

Mr. James Warner, P.E., LEED BD+C is a Project Manager for Tetra Tech that has specialized in civil engineering since 1989. He holds a BS in civil engineering from University of Central Florida, is a registered Professional Engineer, and a LEED Accredited Professional. James has a broad range of design, permitting and management experience in federal, state and private civil engineering projects. His experience ranges numerous states with experience ranging from roadways (from local, rural sections to urban, sections); stormwater master drainage systems; commercial, industrial, military and residential developments; utility systems (water mains, force mains, gravity sanitary sewer systems, and reclaimed water mains); and numerous site development plans.


Jennifer Deal, P.E.

Ms. Jennifer Deal has 19 years of experience as an engineer in the solid waste field, including project management, regulatory compliance assistance, permit application preparation, client management, regulatory agency interaction, technical design, and quality assurance reviews. Her project experience includes design and permitting of solid waste management facilities, hazardous waste excavation oversight, groundwater monitoring and assessment, regulatory compliance review, site development permitting, and technical investigations regarding landfills and illegal solid waste disposal. Jennifer also has experience in environmental site assessments, contamination assessments, stormwater management, land development projects, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for construction and industrial activities.


Donald Hullings, P.E.

Mr. Donald Hullings is a Client Manager with 26 years of experience in the solid waste industry with the last 11 years in Florida. He is a technical expert with extensive experience in design, engineering, permitting, and construction for landfill expansion projects, specializing in geosynthetic and geotechnical engineering, landfill permitting, and landfill optimization. Don develops plans and provides technical consulting on projects that include cutting edge concepts such as bioreactors, composting, exposed cover, and sustainability. He is Engineer-of-Record for both of the last greenfield Class I and Class III landfills permitted in Florida. He currently serves as Project Director, Project Manager, or Engineer-of-Record on landfill engineering and consulting projects throughout Florida and the Eastern United States.


Dr. Arie Kremen, Ph.D.

Dr. Arie Kremen has more than 20 years of experience in environmental and wastewater resource management and engineering in the United States and abroad. His professional experience ranges from feasibility studies through engineering design, and includes coordination with regulatory agencies and construction services.  Throughout his career, Arie has focused on interdisciplinary projects in the areas of water resource management, wastewater treatment, site remediation, solid waste engineering, and hydrogeology.  He received his PhD from the Technion (Israel) for research on nutrient availability in beneficial use applications of treated wastewater.


Dr. Jason Monnell, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Monnell earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Union College and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Penn State and brings more than 15 years of experience in chemical and environmental engineering. He is an expert in the fields of inorganic, environmental, and water chemistry, with particular emphases in sustainability issues such as pollution prevention and resource management.  At Tetra Tech Jason serves as a water – waste water technical specialist for industrial water treatment. He has significant experience in the power industry working on ash pond dewatering and treatment, cooling tower, flue gas desulfurization, as well as other industrial water treatment. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, he led the Water/Wastewater department at GAI Consultants. While there, he executed water reuse and treatment studies and engineering projects at fossil fueled Power Generation Stations in the Mid-West and along the East Coast. Prior to GAI he served as ORISE – Faculty Researcher at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL-Pittsburgh), as well as taught and conducted research in environmental chemistry as a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. At NETL and the University of Pittsburgh, he worked on projects and published research papers on various topics including CO2 sequestration, acid mine drainage treatment prevention and remediation, reuse of industrial waters, beneficial reuse of treated municipal waste, and beneficial use of industrial secondary product materials.


Gary ReVoir

Mr. Gary ReVoir has 29 year of extensive experience in the water, wastewater and reuse industry. His experience encompasses a full range of wastewater collection, transmission, treatment and effluent disposal planning. Gary’s experience also includes funding, permitting, final design, construction administration, start-up, and project management with emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment processes. He has extensive experience in the development of evaluation of wastewater treatment options including biological nutrient removal (BNR), membrane bioreactor(MBR), modified Ludzack-Ettinger (MLE) and various other methods. Receiving his masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida, Mr. Gary’s depth of experience is focused in Florida.


Scott Miller

Mr. Scott Miller is a Project Manager and a key member of the air-compliance practice. He provides air quality, energy, and other environmental compliance services at landfill, industrial, and commercial sites. He has managed or has been a key team member in a number of complex air permitting, air quality modeling, energy projects, and greenhouse gas assessments. His air quality technical experience includes: addressing federal, state, and local compliance issues, performing complex dispersion modeling to address chemical-fate transport, conducting emission inventories to detect and verify emissions sources, and permitting sources. His energy consulting services include: strategic energy planning, communicating latest industry developments, developing energy databases, performing financial analyses, and other technical tasks. His project management experience includes proposal writing, marketing, and mentoring staff.