Richard Spiese (VT) – Co-Chair
Richard Spiese received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Geological Sciences. Richard has worked for the State of Vermont, Department of Environmental Conservation, Waste Management Division (WMD) as a Project Manager of hazardous waste sites since 1987. Richard has worked on over 400 hazardous waste sites, included petroleum sites, chlorinated solvent sites, PCB sites, metal sites, PAH sites, coal tar sites, and most recently a perfluorinated site. Program areas include leaking underground storage tank sites, state lead sites, Brownfield sites, Federal Facility sites, and a Superfund site. He has been a member of the WMD Spill Program since 1989, responding to many hundreds of spills ranging from fuel oil to acid spills. These spills have impacted surface waters, drinking water wells, and indoor air. Richard is also a member of the Vermont Hazardous Materials Response Team and is Technician Qualified as a hazardous materials responder. Richard also works with New England Waste Management Officials Association on workshops and conferences as a planner and a speaker, on the National Tanks Conference with EPA, and on the LUST Task Force for the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Managers Association. Richard was the Task Force Chair from 1997 through 2009.