environmental management assessment and systems
site investigation and remediation
M.B.A., University of Minnesota, 2001
M.S., Geology, University of Nebraska, 1986
B.A., Geology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1982
Paul L. Brookner, P.G.
Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Hydrogeology,
Mr. Brookner, a senior hydrogeologist based in Minnesota, has more than 24 years of combined experience as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multi-national corporation.
As a program manager for a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Brookner has managed corporate environmental risk, financial reserves, and compliance reporting for a global portfolio of legacy manufacturing facilities. In this role, he led negotiations with U.S. state and federal agencies involving sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, and multiple state hazardous waste management programs. He also led negotiations with national and regional agencies in Europe for remediation/restoration of sites impacted by the presence of hazardous wastes from legacy operations.
Mr. Brookner specializes in the financial reporting of contingent environmental liabilities, including ASC 450 (formerly FAS 5) and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. He has provided recommendations to treasury, accounting, and internal/external audit stakeholders on managing and reporting environmental reserves. He has used this expertise to evaluate the scope and quantify the cost of potential remedial scenarios for environmental insurance underwriting, corporate due diligence, and environmental litigation support. He has provided technical support and analyses to attorneys involved in environmental litigation and dispute resolution.
Mr. Brookner also has experience and expertise in investigating and estimating the nature and extent of environmental contamination and in developing remedial strategies for sites impacted by chlorinated solvents, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls. These sites have included industrial manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical, and railroad facilities.