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Water Quality Specialist Joins AMEC In Oregon

03 July 2002


Portland, Ore. - July 2, 2002 One of Oregon’s leading water-quality scientists has joined the international engineering firm AMEC where he will help municipalities across the state meet new stormwater quality requirements.

David R. Felstul brings 16 years of experience to AMEC’s Earth & Environmental office in Portland, where he will work with public- and private-sector clients throughout Oregon on a broad range of water-related issues. His experience includes stormwater master planning efforts for communities from Medford to Portland that address flooding, water quality and habitat concerns.

Next year as many as 30 Oregon communities will be required, under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II regulations, to apply for storm sewer system permits or be in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The permits, in part, require cities to institute stormwater best management practices.

Felstul has special expertise with stormwater best management practices. He has authored guidance manuals, conducted training sessions in Oregon, California and Washington, and presented papers at regional and national conferences on the topic. He also is a member of the Stormwater Subcommittee for the Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Another area of expertise is regulatory compliance. Felstul has helped clients comply with pollutant loading, outfall permitting, endangered species and other concerns. He has worked closely with regulatory agencies to ensure that compliance measures are cost effective.

“AMEC is viewed as an industry leader in the area of water resources,” says Jim Oliver, AMEC Vice President and Water Resources Director for the Western U.S. “By bringing Dave on board, we extend the opportunity for clients in the Pacific Northwest to tap into our deep expertise – particularly with these impending stormwater requirements.”

AMEC operates 90 Earth & Environmental offices in North America that specialize in environmental, geotechnical, water resources and materials engineering. Projects have included work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on floodplains, stormwater utility assistance and the evaluation of stormwater programs in more than 100 communities.

AMEC is a leading international provider of specialized services and engineering solutions for clients in manufacturing, commercial, infrastructure, and process industries. AMEC applies knowledge, innovation and technology to generate value for clients throughout the life of their capital assets. AMEC has annual revenues of more than U.S. $6 billion and operates from offices in 36 countries worldwide.



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