Mr. Whitmer, a senior geologist/hydrogeologist based in Georgia, has over 27 years practice experience focusing on remedial process optimization, environmental soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, site characterizations for waste containment facilities, and site assessment and remediation for underground and above-ground storage tank sites.
Mr. Whitmer has been a key contributor to Geosyntec’s base-wide remedial process optimization program at the U.S. Air Force’s Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. He has served as a technical contributor and project manager on assignments under Geosyntec’s successive contracts at the installation. Mr. Whitmer has been instrumental in facilitating the evaluation and optimization of Robins AFB’s numerous remediation systems, thereby reducing cleanup times and saving money without jeopardizing the installation’s primary mission. He has successfully demonstrated site remedial progress to regulatory agencies, and has provided operations, maintenance, and monitoring services, evaluated the existing remedial process, and subsequently designed and implemented RPO measures to enhance the site remediation effectiveness.
Mr. Whitmer has extensive experience in the management and direction of small and large multi-disciplinary projects. Projects under his direction have included the management and technical oversight of RCRA assessment and corrective action projects. His experience also includes management of landfill investigation and monitoring projects, management of underground storage tank assessment and remediation projects, management of sites listed on the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory and project support for CERCLA RI/FS field and reporting activities. Mr. Whitmer has developed in-depth knowledge of RCRA, Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA), Solid Waste regulations and Underground Storage Tank regulations from these projects, and brings this expertise to both client and regulatory negotiations.
Mr. Whitmer has conducted multiple site assessments under UST, RCRA, CERCLA, HSRA, and Solid Waste regulations. He is experienced in developing database managements systems and utilizing GIS to manage and evaluate data from large projects and multiple concurrent projects with a single client. Mr. Whitmer has been a successful advocate with regulators for developing risk-based corrective action endpoints and using groundwater and fate and transport modeling to achieve monitored natural attenuation remedial solutions.