Paul Botek is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience focused on contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental management and compliance, solid waste management facility permitting and environmental monitoring, construction management, and spring water supply studies.
He manages challenging, large-scale soil and sediment remediation and environmental restoration projects, programs, and portfolios. He has directed investigations, feasibility studies, and remediation projects conducted under CERCLA, RCRA, voluntary clean-up initiatives, and state hazardous waste programs. His client base is a diverse mix of PRP groups, as well as commercial, industrial, and public clients in chemical, heavy industrial, railroad, beverage bottling, waste management, insurance, and legacy site development sectors.
Particularly adept at developing and implementing cost-effective containment and removal action remedies, Paul supports complex stakeholder negotiations, providing value-added construction phase management and oversight. He demonstrates a keen ability to identify and apply innovative solutions in each of his primary practice areas and has worked with multiple clients to develop consolidation approaches and alternative cover system designs that are cost-effective and more environmentally sustainable. He has published his work on the design and permitting of a Superfund landfill site that was among the first to employ an evapotranspirative (ET) cover system in USEPA Region 3.
Paul is considered a go-to professional for the evaluation and selection of field investigation methods for subsurface investigation and development of groundwater monitoring programs. He has extensive experience in a broad range of hydrogeologic investigation projects, including geologic and hydrogeologic siting studies for municipal solid waste facilities and numerous siting projects for spring water bottling plants. Paul is a coauthor of the groundwater monitoring chapter of the Handbook of Groundwater Engineering.