Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with more than 34 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary engineering contracts for federal, municipal, and private clients in the U.S. and abroad. His waste management expertise focuses on waste containment facility, construction management, geotechnical engineering, geo-instrumentation, and field data acquisition.
Dan manages multidisciplinary projects involving complex landfill design, permitting, construction, redevelopment and remediation. Dan has managed more than 500 municipal and private landfill expansion and closure projects for municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition (C&D), incinerator ash, hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities across the U.S. and abroad. Dan's expertise also includes a wide variety of landfill operational facilities, such as scale houses, materials recovery facilities (MRF), landfill gas (LFG) systems, stormwater management and conveyances systems, leachate treatment and storage facilities, and soil borrow areas. A key asset he brings to clients is his experience managing both design and construction of complex capital projects involving large heavy civil earthworks and multi-layer geosynthetic installations.
Widely recognized for his expertise in landfill redevelopment, Dan's experience includes design-build and design-bid-build projects for sites with impacted soil and groundwater. He has an extensive background in managing multi-phased remedial investigations/feasibility studies (RI/FS), phased environmental site assessments (ESAs), and record-of-decision (ROD) implementation projects in Florida and other U.S. EPA Region 4 states. Dan has directly managed more than 200 environmental due diligence investigations (Phase I, and II ESAs) for Fortune 500 clients and PRP groups and managed the implementation of innovative remedial actions for site impacted by radionuclides, metals, petroleum hydrocarbon, volatile organic compounds, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, herbicides, dioxin, and chlorinated solvent contamination.
Dan is often called upon to manage a variety of other related projects for design, permitting and construction of liquid, solid and sediment containment systems such as lined and unlined reservoirs, dikes, dams, levees and deep barrier walls for mining, industrial and power industry clients. In addition to his solid waste practice responsibilities, Dan also provides litigation support including expert witness testimony as a subject matter expert in geology and geotechnical construction engineering. He has presented and moderated over numerous industry conference proceedings and interacted directly with regulatory agencies and public committees on behalf of his clients.