Mr. Kim manages all aspects of environmental assessment and consulting/engineering operations. With a strong educational and professional background in hazardous waste management, environmental regulatory compliance and engineering/assessment planning, he plays a pivotal role in the overall operations of environmental project management.
Mr. Kim has also successfully represented the company to financial and & real estate institutions as a technical marketing Director. As a Principal Engineer Mr. Kim is responsible for in-house QA/QC management in remedial action design, contamination assessment, hazardous material management and real estate due diligence assessment.
Mr. Kim also oversees and trains most of the in-house technical staff and directs environmental planning, abatement, engineering, assessment, and remediation projects with assistance from R.G, REA, I.H., CAC, P.E. and other environmental certified professionals.
BS, Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach MS, Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California
Environmental Site Assessment Phase I / Transaction Screen Due Diligence Mr. Kim has managed nearly 8,000 ESA projects performed nationwide since 1999, with full responsibility as the Chief Signatory Assessor over QA/QC on subcontractors, in-house staff assessors, engineers and consultants. Projects include mainly industrial and commercial properties, facility compliance audit, NPDES permitting, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, RCRA and CERCLA regulatory compliance assessments, Fannie Mae & HUD project due diligence, and many more high-caliber commercial portfolio assessment. Phase II Subsurface Investigation & Pollution Characterization Co-managed over 150 subsurface investigation in CA, NJ, NY, TX, WA, MD, CO, AZ, with PE, RG and RHG, involving various types of drilling such as geo-probe / direct-push, hollow-stem (limited access to high torque) or solid-stem auger, bucket auger, air rotary or percussion hammer, hydro-punch, limited access drilling, hand-auger, soil vapor probing, etc. Extensively trained in hydrogeology by RHG and RG for southern California region, handled groundwater contour estimation, recharge rate monitoring, surveying, monitoring and extraction wells, including water table wells, upper and lower aquifer characterization wells, vertical profile cluster wells, multiport vapor piezometer wells, multipurpose groundwater and vapor piezometer wells, constructed using PVC, stainless steel. Phase III Environmental Site Remediation & Cleanup Dodge World, Torrance (2002-2004) – SVE/Carbon Adsorption, Cost $130K Shin Brother Body, L.A. (1997-2005 projecting) – SVE/Air Sparging, Cost $175K Mira Loma Gas Station, Mira Loma, (2002) – SVE, Cost $75K San Pedro Car Wash, San Pedro (2002-2005 projecting) – SVE/Air Sparging/Dual Phase Dr. J Cleaner, Sherman Oaks (2001-2004) – DPVE (pilot), Cost $220K Ducammon Facility in Monrovia – Continuing Soil Vapor Extraction Operation & Maintenance San Gabriel Water Quality Authority, representing Baldwin Park Operable Unit as one of responsible parties for San Gabriel Valley NPL Superfund Program Groundwater Well Investigation 17700 Roscoe, Northridge, CA – Soil Vapor Extraction and Groundwater Monitoring, Operation & Maintenance Managed and worked with RGs and PEs on mass transfer calculation from pilot testing, vapor radius of influence, assisted C.E. in VES design calculation, calculation of mass removal rate, pore volume exchange time, length of SVE operation, or Soil Vapor Extraction and Dual Phase High Vacuum Extraction remediation projects. He also calculated and work with Registered Hydro-Geologist to conduct remedial action plan, feasibility study, pilot remediation testing study involving evaluation and calculation of transmissivity, storativity, hydraulic conductivity, specific storage, seepage velocity, groundwater capture zone ROI and other hydrologic parameters. Underground Storage Tank/Clarifier Abandonment & Regulatory Closure Managed over 50 site abandonment including gas service station, private fueling station, industrial clarifier, from permitting, regulatory compliance, sampling & reporting, degassing/dryicing/certificate, contract management, AQMD Rule 1166 excavation monitoring via PID and FID. Closed over 50 UST sites in various cities in Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. Managed four sites (Huntington Park, Gardena, City of Industry, Vernon) of UST abandon in place and subsurface investigation projects upon regulatory preapproval due to structural complication with abandonment via removal. Conducted over 10 industrial pretreatment clarifier closure under County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works jurisdiction entailing plan check, permitting, closure, soil sampling and reporting according to CLDPW enforcement regulation. Asbestos/Lead/IAQ/Mold Assessment & Abatement 1996-2000 managed over 120 public & private abatement projects with CACs, CIH and DHS Inspectors. With hands-on experience from identification of hazardous material thru inspection and survey to actual abatement and disposal management of such wastes including recycling of mercury vapor and PCB ballasts, Mr. Kim has been the key technical and managerial representative in more than 100 public works involving public projects. Prepared IIPP, H&S, Respiratory Protection Plan, QAQC abatement procedures and regulatory compliance. Mold abatement, IAQ inspection with CIH, AQMD permitting of Negative Air Machines, HEPA Vacuum, preparation of abatement work plan, Procedure 5 emergency abatement plan with CAC Architectural/Engineering Due Diligence Mr. Kim has managed more than 75 ASTM E2018 Property Condition Assessment projects and Probable Maximum Loss (Seismic Evaluation Assessment) calculations in accordance with ASTM E-2026 Estimation of Building Damageability procedures for mainly institutional investors and conduit lenders. Projects include pre-securitization due diligence for Conduit Portfolio, in accordance with Fannie Mae Guidelines and other institutional investment due diligence guidelines.
Professional Affiliations / Certification
California Professional Civil Engineer – 75083 General Engineering Contractor “A” Member of AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Member of EAA (Environmental Assessment Association), Certified Environmental Manager #73547 California Registered Environmental Assessor #07252 Institute of Hazardous Material Management, CHMM Master Level #012554 Cal OSHA Hazwoper Training Certificate Uniform Fire Code Training for CUPA Inspectors CUPA Hazardous Waste Inspector Training 8 Hours UST Inspector Training, CUPA, 8 Hours California Real Estate License Nevada State Certified Environmental Manager #2057 LEED AP, USGBCI QSD & QSP #20568 Princeton Groundwater, Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology, Certificate of Completion, 2004 Professional Civil Engineering Service – Certificate of completion, 2007 Vapor Intrusion and Health Risk Assessment – Professional Training, 2009 Storm-water Pollution Prevention Training – Professional Training, 2009