Scott Drew is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 40 years of experience focused on the fields of environmental technology, site remediation, and environmental chemistry. His practice focuses on the in situ remediation of organic compounds, including chlorinated solvents, explosives, and MTBE. His recent work in fractured rock environments has included the application of anaerobic bioaugmentation in mudstones and biosparging in karst.
Over the course of his career, Scott's broad range of experience has spanned from the habitability study of Love Canal to the restoration of the crude oil-impacted Persian Gulf shoreline of Saudi Arabia. His work includes the field demonstration of innovative approaches for the in situ biodegradation of gasoline oxygenates MTBE and TBA as well as the evaluation and remediation of wastes associated with former manufactured gas plants, chemical and pharmaceutical production facilities, and plants that produced military ordnance., Scott has managed the evaluation of vapor intrusion pathways and has performed environmental forensic analyses of chemical data.
For the past ten years, Scott’s focus has been on advising clients faced with remediation of sites under New Jersey’s regulations. As one of the first Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) in the State, he has led a number of large, former industrial facilities through remedial investigation and remedial action. He has written Response Action Outcomes (RAOs), the final remediation document, for entire sites and Areas of Concern. He has also served on NJDEP Stakeholder Committees developing Technical Guidance Documents for Vapor Intrusion and the Discharge of Contaminated Groundwater to Surface Water. Scott has served on committees working on the re-drafting of the Standards Rule (N.J.A.C. 7:26D and the Groundwater Quality Standards Rule (N.J.A.C. 7:9C). Finally, he has served on the Board of the LSRP Association for 5 years and is the current Board President. In this capacity, he frequently meets with Senior managers of the NJDEP Site Remediation Program and is a frequent speaker on both technical and regulatory issues. This organization, with over 1,000 members, works with NJDEP and other organizations to improve the site remediation process in New Jersey.