Rich Dulcey is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 30 years of experience focused on remedial strategy, investigation, engineering and implementation at complex sites, including EPA and state-regulated sites across the U.S.
His remedial experience covers in situ and ex situ technologies for groundwater, soil, and sediments from concept through construction and operations.
Rich specializes in providing project direction for challenging sites through development of negotiation strategies, work scopes, assistance with litigation, and identification of critical issues. He has extensive experience with the regulatory process of negotiating administrative orders. His project management services include scoping and implementation of CERCLA and RCRA investigation plans, feasibility study plans, treatability plans, and remedial action plans on more than 45 such site. Rich’s liability analysis experience includes PRP allocations, forensic assessment, backward modeling, and litigation support. Rich has directed work at the portfolio level across multiple sites for major corporations to individual projects of a local nature. For eight years he assisted a global chemical company with over 50 projects in 12 plus countries ranging from Phase 1 due diligence to multi-year clean-up projects. As part of their remediation leadership team, he provided strategic assistance and other services to assist the company in meeting its corporate goals to minimize overall costs, conform to legal requirements, minimize adverse public relations issues, meet spending targets, and manage off-site liabilities.
Rich has also directed projects that required innovative solutions. For a site in Delaware, Rich and his team completed one of the earliest applications of in-situ oxidation with soil mixing resulting in a patent for the process and a company-wide award for innovative problem solution. To distinguish arsenic impacts at a site, Rich lead a team to develop a multiple line of evidence effort including highly technical forensic techniques that she significant liability for the client and another company-wide award for innovative problem definition. For a site with a unique chemical, Rich led his team to develop revised toxicologic values that EPA adopted in its IRIS database with the result being a substantially modified remedy. Another project featured one of the earliest applications of reactive core mat technology for sediments and recently his led his team to install a multi-bore horizontally drilled VI control system under an operating plant that was completed without incident. Rich has been a regular attendee of the Battelle Chlorinated conference and an advocate for innovative solutions.