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Michael A. Hill

Michael A. Hill, MBA, P.E.
Senior Engineer

Mr. Hill is a Senior Engineer at AMRC. With over 18 years of experience in the Florida marketplace, Mr. Hill has obtained a working knowledge of the regulations and the regulators. At AMRC, He is responsible for Due Diligence, Site Assessments and the design and implementation of Site Cleanup activities. Mr. Hill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida.As a Professional Engineer, Mr. Hill has worked closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the development of regulations and the design of remediation equipment. He has also been in charge of large municipal client contracts including: JEA, the City of Jacksonville and Lake County and the accounts of several large oil companies. Mr. Hill specializes in the assessment and cleanup of various chemicals including: petroleum related compounds, chlorinated solvents and metals.

Education
B.S., University of South Florida, Chemical Engineering
M.B.A., University of North Florida

Certification/Licenses
Licensed Professional Engineer (#54032) State of Florida
Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector (#735) FDEP

Training
OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER
OSHA 8 hour Site Safety Supervisor
Radiation Safety Officer
ASTM Certified Phase I ESA Assessor
Phase II ESA Assessor

Mr. Hill’s Representative Project Experience Includes:

  • NPDES Permitting. The Creation of Over 100 Generic Permits for the Discharge of Produced Groundwater from Non-Contaminated Site Activities. These Permits Were Created for Construction Activities Located throughout Northeast Florida to Allow Dewatering Activities to Discharge Produced Groundwaters to Waters of the State. The Permits Consisted of the Installation of Temporary Monitoring Wells and the Subsequent Collection of Groundwater Samples. The Laboratory Analytical Results were then Compared to the Screening Criteria Specified in Chapter 62-621.300(2). Due to the Unique Groundwater Conditions in Northeast Florida, many of the Sites had to have Site Specific Groundwater Models Created Proving that the Discharged Water would not Negatively Impact the Receiving Water Body.
  • Soil and Groundwater Assessment and Remediation – Williams Petroleum Portfolio (multiple Sites), El Paso Portfolio (multiple sites), Marathon Oil Company (multiple sites). Designer and Engineer of Record for the Design and Implementation of Assessment and Cleanup Activities. Duties consisted of Conducting Soil and Groundwater Assessments to Delineate the Hydrocarbon Impacted Media. Performing Technology Screening Studies to Determine which Cleanup Technology to Implement. Technologies used included: Air Sparging with Soil Vapor Extraction, Multi-Phase Extraction, Chemical Oxidation, iSOC, Bioremediation and Excavation using either Conventional Methods or Large Diameter Augers. Additional Responsibilities Included: Designing the Treatment System and Specifying the Treatment System Components,  Creating Cost to Closure Budget Estimates and Supervising Installation Activities including Contractor Selection, Overseeing Operation and Maintenance Activities and Performing Trouble Shooting Activities to Ensure Compliance with Total Run Time Objectives.
  • Source Removals – Performed Numerous Source Removals throughout the State of Florida. The Removals Included: Delineation of Contaminant Extent, Excavation of the Impacted Materials, the Design of a Comprehensive Confirmatory Sampling Program, Manifesting of the Impacted Materials, Creation of Budgets and Reporting.
  • Hazardous Waste Assessment and Remediation – Engineer of Record for Lead Impacted Soil Removal at Marine One (Jacksonville) and the St Augustine Record (St Augustine). The Marine One site is home to the City of Jacksonville’s Marine Fire Department. During Remodeling/Expansion of the Facility, Hazardous Levels of Lead Impacted Soils were Encountered. Mr. Hill Conducted Delineation Activities to Limit the Amount of Soils that were Considered Hazardous, Supervised the Removal of the Hazardous Materials, and Designed and Supervised the Installation of an Impermeable Barrier located under the On-Site Retention Pond. This Design Enabled the City to Move Forward with the Rebuild of the Facility while Permanently Entombing the Hazardous Wastes Saving Time and Money. The St. Augustine Record Site was a former Newspaper Facility that had Historically Operated an On-Site Smelter in the First Floor of the Facility. The Site was Being Converted into Housing for the Local College. Since the Site Developers did not want to Demolish the Historical Building, the Work was Conducted Inside the Existing Structure.
  • Phase I ESAs – Performed Dozens of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Accordance with ASTM Standard 1527 (2005). Sites included Offices, Stores, Undeveloped Land and Former Industrial Sites.
  • Phase II ESAs – Performed dozens of Phase II ESAs. Sites include former and current gas stations, dry cleaners and other commercial facilities. Mr. Hill has also conducted Phase II ESA’s as part of the EPA’s Brownfields Program.