Robby White is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 20 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation, solid waste management, capital planning, and construction management. His clients include solid waste companies and major electric utilities based in the Southeastern United States.
Specializing in constructability and feasibility evaluations, cost estimating, and implementation of field-focused projects, Robby's first-hand knowledge of construction materials and methods provides clients valuable insight into design and construction challenges, allowing them to identify potential construction conflicts, manage contractors effectively, and apply innovative solutions to intractable issues.
As a consultant, Robby is a leader in the utility industry and is heavily focused on assisting clients with compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule as well as the agency's draft Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power generating units. He understands the complexities of coal-fired power plants and excels at identifying holistic solutions that consider plant operations, air emissions, wastewater generation, solid waste management, and beneficial reuse of CCRs.
As project manager for a utility in South Carolina, Robby directs the closure of more than 300 acres of ash ponds; the development of a compliant waste containment facility regulated under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the design of a 2.5 million gallon/day wastewater treatment system; the design of a bottom ash dewatering system; and a feasibility study for the reclamation of 1.4 million cubic yards of ponded flue gas desulfurization sludge.
To advance the state of the practice, Robby draws on his industry experience in the solid waste sector to assist clients with budget and operating metric monitoring, capital planning, life cycle cost analysis, and review of accrual methods for closure and post-closure care responsibilities. For Superior Landfill in Savannah, Georgia, Robby led the permitting and construction of a 6.4 megawatt, landfill-gas-to-energy facility and also served as team leader for a 10 million cubic yard horizontal expansion. He also formed a citizen advisory committee to open lines of communication with the project's neighbors and led negotiations with local officials. As a result, the expansion was approved with zero opposition from neighbors or environmental groups.