Mr. Galvin is a Principal Engineer with approximately 32 years of consulting experience involving environmental regulatory compliance, hazardous waste site investigation, feasibility studies, risk assessments, and site remediation. He has managed large hazardous waste projects at airports, rail yards, and other industrial facilities. He has worked closely with local CUPAs and state agencies such as the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and Department of Toxic Substances Control. He has obtained NPDES permits and Waste Discharge Permits for multiple facilities. He has provided site cleanup strategy development, planning, and implementation for contaminated sites addressing human health and environmental risks related to contaminated soil and groundwater involving VOCs, PCBs, heavy metals, organochlorine pesticides, perchlorate, PFAS, and asbestos.
He has managed five large on-call environmental contracts for Caltrans involving lead-based paint, asbestos, aerially-deposited roadside lead, and numerous Caltrans hazardous waste sites. Mr. Galvin has removed hundreds of USTs during his career and has investigated and closed several numerous complex UST sites for the US Navy, Caltrans, and private clients. He has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony on various matters related to investigation assessment, remediation approach, cleanup costs, and standard of care. Mr. Galvin is Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) and Trainer of Record (ToR) and is an industrial stormwater expert.
He assists his clients with strategy development and navigating the California Stormwater Industrial General Permit. He conducts site evaluations, compliance strategy development, BMP assessment, and design of structural BMPs (stormwater basins, infiltration strategies, active water treatment). He provides litigation support for clients faced with Clean Water Act lawsuits.