Paul Botek is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 15 years of experience focused on the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites, provision of environmental management services, consulting on solid waste management facility permitting and closures, remediation construction management, and spring water supply studies.
For the evaluation and selection of field investigation methods for subsurface investigation, Paul is considered a go-to professional. His client base represents a diverse mixture of commercial, industrial, and public clients with interests in foundries for non-ferrous metals, beverage bottling, waste disposal, and legacy site management. In addition, he often works with attorneys representing the regulatory compliance and environmental litigation interests of public and private companies.
Paul leads multiple investigations and remediation projects performed under CERCLA, RCRA, voluntary clean-up initiatives, and state hazardous waste programs. He conducts preliminary site assessments, remedial design investigations, feasibility studies, environmental monitoring program development, construction management and quality assurance (CQA) oversight, and post-closure care. He also provides environmental due diligence and acquisition support to clients.
He has extensive experience in a diverse range of hydrogeologic investigation projects, including geologic and hydrogeologic siting studies for municipal solid waste facilities as well as numerous siting projects for spring water bottling plants. He demonstrates a keen ability to identify and apply innovative solutions in each of his primary practice areas. For example, on several projects waste containment projects, Paul has worked with his clients to develop alternative cover systems that provided greater cost savings than a more traditional, multimedia capping system.
In 2006, Paul co-authored a chapter of Handbook of Groundwater Engineering, focusing on groundwater monitoring. He has also published his work on the design, permitting, construction, and long-term monitoring of a Superfund site that was among the first to employ evapotranspirative cap technology in a wet-climate area.