Environmental Scientist and consultant

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Michael Rezvani has been directly involved with various aspects of the environmental consulting industry for over 38 years (since 1982).  As the principal of Environmental Solutions, he actively continues to develop and execute new environmental projects and maintains his lasting relationships with his clients.  He is knowledgeable in understanding the intent and importance of environmental investigations, asbestos consulting services, risk assessment, indoor air quality testing, emission testing, human health risk assessment and hazard mitigation monitoring.  He is personally involved with the daily activities and correspondence of his projects.  He is uniquely qualified when it comes to reviewing and making sense out of a large volume of technical data and simplifying the results into an understandable form for his clients.  He has performed hundreds of phase I environmental site assessments since 1988.  He was among the pioneer consultants who performed these services prior to the current ASTM standards.

He has uniquely designed and personally managed major construction and/or demolition projects involving contamination, asbestos containing materials and heavy metals contamination. He has been conducting hazardous materials, asbestos and lead awareness classes since 1990.  He is unique in his ability to educate his clients about a given environmental or geotechnical problem and involving them in the step by step process of mitigation and case-closure.  He creates a sense of personal trust and transparency in handling environmental cases.  His litigation experience as an expert witness which stems from many years in the environmental consulting industry is further exemplified by his personal participation as a key part of several defense teams for his clients in environmental related law suits.  He has testified many times as expert witness at the Superior Court of Los Angeles and in out-of-court settlements for environmental mitigation cases.  His knowledge, common sense and uniquely simple approach to interpret the intent of the environmental regulations have assisted his client’s legal team to succeed in several major cases.

In the late 1980’s he performed over 10 million square feet of EPA/AHERA asbestos surveys and provided the documentation for the associated EPA management plans for the schools (K-12) throughout the central and western parts of the United States.  In the mid 1980’s, he performed the original volumetric and hydrostatic testing and assessment of the underground storage tanks (USTs) in Southern and Central California following the US EPA issuance of the Subtitle I & II of RCRA.  He later managed the subsequent phase II assessment and the removal of the USTs.

In the early 1980’s, he utilized his radiography and radiation training to coordinate and performed the radiographic inspections of the Louisiana and Texas off-shore production platforms for determination of internal erosion throughout the Gulf of Mexico.  He worked under direct supervision of the Louisiana Chief Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Lloyd Anderson.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Civil Engineering, University of Louisiana, 1982
  • EPA-NIOSH Microscopy, University of Southern California, 1989

Registrations and Certifications:

  • Registered Environmental Assessor I
  • Registered Environmental Property Assessor
  • Certified Asbestos Consultant
  • Certified UST Assessor
  • Certified EPA/NIOSH 582
  • Certified EPA Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Certified Level II Radiographer