Kern Community College District
RICHARD M. CASAGRANDE, REHS
- AA, Taft College, 1964 — 1966
- BA, Biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1966 — 1968
- Graduate Studies, Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach Graduate School, 1968 — 1969 College/Secondary Teaching Credential, #31605 SCL
- Registered Environmental Health Specialist, State of California, #3386
- Charter Member, California Hazardous Materials Investigators Association
- Past Director, Air & Waste Management Association, Golden Empire Chapter
- Past Director, West Kern Water District, Taft
- Past Member, State Task Force on Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Equipment: SB 618
- Past Chairman, California Environmental Health Association, Hazardous Materials Section
- Current Industry Representative to State College Task Force on Hazardous Materials Technology: Curriculum Development
- Member, National Environmental Health Association (N.E.H.A.) Registered Hazardous Substances Professional, N.E.H.A. #00077
- Member, National Environmental Training Association (N.E.T.A.) Certified, Environmental Trainer, N.E.T.A. #90595
- Co-Authored "California Haz. Waste Compliance School Workbook", under contract with Cal-EPA
2006 — present
Director California Compliance School, a statewide training partnership with State Dept. of Toxic Substances Control and Community Colleges. Mr. Casagrande teaches classes throughout the State
1989 — 2009
President, RAM Environmental Engineering Services, Inc, Bakersfield, CA RAM, as a State Gen. Eng. Contractor (580016), provides environmental services to the public and private sector. Areas of specialization include health and safety training, audits; hazardous materials/waste management compliance; Phase I, II, III ESAs; surveys, compliance and permitting for endangered species; Clean Water Act Compliance, discharge permits, and sampling.
1979 — 1989
Hazardous Material Program Manager, Kern County Resource Management Agency, Environmental Health Services Department, Bakersfield, CA Responsible for coordinating, directing, planning and managing all elements of the Environmental Health Services Department's Hazardous Materials Management Program. This included assigning, supervising and reviewing the work of nine Environmental Health Specialists. Additional responsibilities included budget preparation, grant proposal writing, project contract development and administration. As the Manager for the County's Hazardous Materials Management Program, interfaced and coordinated Department activities with local, State and Federal agencies to facilitate a cost-effective responsible approach to hazardous materials issues confronting the public and industry. Co-authored UST procedures and policies for installation, removal, site evaluation and remediation.
1973 — 1979
Environmental Health Specialist III, Kern County Health Department, Taft District Responsible for all aspects of environmental health, including maintaining standards of compliance in the following sectors: housing, water purveyance, food, liquid and solid waste, and air quality.
Mr.Casagrande's background in innovative and practical applications of current technology and understanding of the hazardous waste control standards make him a valuable resource for the client.
- Reviewed over 100 Underground Tank removals and site characterization reports
- Developed initial strategy for samples in McFarland and Rosamond cancer clusters
- Expert witness in Superior and Federal court on liability, tort claims, and hazardous materials control laws. On Scene Commander for emergency response to over 200 incidents in Kern County that required multi-agency coordination with Industry Emergency Response Plans.