Mark G. Hodges
|Specialty Areas||More than twenty-five years of professional responsibility managing a wide variety of domestic and international environmental and energy projects.|
|Key Qualifications||Accomplishments include:
• Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for international and US industrial power generation, and oil and gas exploration and production projects – ranging from manure bio-gasification and co-firing of crop residues, to solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind energy, and high and low-head hydroelectric of all sizes, to 3,600 MW coal-fired power plants
• Identification and commercialization of appropriate and sustainable technologies for energy production, and pollution prevention and control
• Documentation and training programs in support of development of host-country environmental management capabilities
• Environmental economics as regards internal and external costs of pollution, and evaluation of compliance costs under different strategies and scenarios
• Air pollution measurement, control and impact analyses worldwide (human health, ecosystems, risk assessment)
• International finance institution (IFI) and host country environmental compliance demonstration
• Biodiversity and endangered species issue resolution
• Indoor air quality studies
• Development and implementation of pollutant standard index systems (PSI) based on local data assets and needs
• Development and review of environmental regulations for air quality management
• Design and management of integrated air quality programs
• Ambient air quality monitoring system design and operation
• Air pollution emission source testing and industrial emission inventories, point and area sources
• Mobile source emissions inventories
• Mobile source emissions air quality impact modeling
• Environmental data management and analysis
• Air pollution transport, dispersion modeling and fate studies
• Air pollution control technology specification and evaluation
• Air pollution source construction and operation permit applications
• Noise measurement, prediction and control.
Education and Training
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 1984
Professional Registrations and Affiliations:
|International Work Experience||
Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment Services, Nexant, Inc., International Programs, Washington, DC. February 2000 to present. Management of environmental and sustainable development project work, and commercialization of appropriate energy and environmental technologies Worldwide. Past project work includes USAID-funded mobile source emissions reduction plan for Delhi and Agra, India. EIA for gas-to-liquids plant in Suez. Current projects include environmental (EIA) compliance guidebook for independent thermal power project developers in southern Africa, similar document for hydroelectric project developers in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, and commercialization of Russian biotechnology and laboratory capabilities under the USDoD CTR program in Russia.
Principal Air Quality Scientist and International Program Manager, SECOR International Inc., Gainesville, Florida. 1997 to January 2000. Responsible for provision of senior technical support on wide range of air pollution measurement and control projects in the US and abroad, including independent power producer (IPP) projects and environmental due diligence study for purchaser of major gas production and processing holdings in US. Responsible for development and execution of corporate international program.
Senior Air Quality Engineer, CH2M HILL, Inc. Gainesville, Florida. 1994 to 1997. Provision of senior technical and management services for US air quality compliance issues (Title V, 1990 CAAA, 112(r) Risk Management Program, and Air Toxics), and international air quality management initiatives. Served two months in Cairo, Egypt on USAID Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP), to start up air quality measurement and management program. Primary focus was air quality impacts of mobile sources and secondary lead smelting operations, and benefits of various emissions reduction strategies. Served a total of nine months on short-term foreign assignments to Russia under USAID’s Environmental Policy and Technology (EP&T) Program, Novokuznetsk, Russian Federation. Developed air pollution measurement and control program for Novokuznetsk, including inventory and assessment of point, area and mobile source emissions, assessment of possible emissions reduction strategies, and development of locally implemented pollutant standard index (PSI) system.
Principal Scientist, Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE), Gainesville, Florida. Co-managed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNet), $US 78 million, 74 station, 5‑year, nationwide acid deposition monitoring program. Various air quality studies in Puerto Rico and US. 1993 to 1994.
Vice President, ABB Limited, Environmental Services Division, Taipei, Taiwan. Office start-up, identification of target markets and client base, development and implementation of business plans and marketing strategy, preparation of proposals, project management, technical staffing and training. Services offered included air monitoring network design, installation, operation, and maintenance, atmospheric dispersion modeling, EAs, EIAs, indoor air quality (IAQ) studies, and pollution prevention and waste minimization studies. Negotiated exclusive representation of OPSIS differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) system and INDIC Airviro integrated air quality management software system.
Technical advisor to Republic of China Environmental Protection Administration (ROCEPA) on 54-station island-wide air quality monitoring network. Assisted in development and support of PSI system. 1992 to 1993.
Resident Environmental Advisor, Ebasco Environmental Services, Islamabad, Pakistan. Technical advisor to the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Water and Power, under the USAID-funded Private Sector Power Project. Responsible for organization, development, coordination, and technical review of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Environmental and Social Soundness Assessments (ESSA) for all private sector power projects, including associated indigenous gas and coal production, and delivery systems for imported oil, gas and coal. Purpose was to ensure compliance with all environmental requirements of lending agencies (World Bank and ADB), the Pakistan EPA and provincial EPAs.
Projects assessed ranged from microhydroelectric schemes in remote regions of the Himalayan Mountains to wellhead gas turbine powered projects, to a proposed 3,600 MW coal-fired power project near Gadani, Baluchistan, Pakistan and included all types of renewable and non-renewable resource power projects.
Also introduced PSI system for pollutant prediction and public safety applications by Pakistan EPA. 1988 to 1992.
Division Manager, Air Resources, ESE, Gainesville, Florida. Managed full-service, multidisciplinary division of 42 scientists, engineers and staff. 1987 to 1988. Disciplines managed included source testing, dispersion modeling, engineering and permitting, indoor air quality, ambient monitoring and special studies.
Department Manager, Atmospheric Studies, ESE, Gainesville, Florida. Manager, National Dry Deposition Network (NDDN), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Project Manager. Performance of field site surveys and evaluation nationwide, and site operator training for more than 60 NDDN monitoring stations as part of a 5-year EPA-funded monitoring study. Design of integrated system and fabricated components. Managed and coordinated field installation teams. Responsible for overall coordination of nationwide database and quality assurance. Also included EIA for offshore exploratory gas well.
Environmental Engineer, EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Responsible for acid deposition research grants management, State Implementation Plan (SIP) review, emission inventories, computerized emissions tracking systems, ozone control strategy and visibility regulation development. 1984 to 1985.
Senior Associate Scientist, Air Resources Division, ESE, Gainesville, Florida. Responsible for monitoring station and network design, proposal writing, project management, materials procurement, training, dispersion and trajectory modeling, source permit applications, report writing, acid deposition monitoring network management, noise studies, indoor air quality measurements and industrial hygiene studies. 1982 to 1984.
Environmental Specialist, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, Bureau of Air Quality Management, Tallahassee, Florida. Responsible for engineering review of air pollution source permit applications, emission inventories, ambient monitoring site selection and certification, assisted with PSI systems for standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA) greater than 250,000 in Florida. 1980 to 1981.
Environmental Scientist, USEPA, Division of Air and Hazardous Materials, Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia. Responsible for receipt and review of ambient air monitoring data from the State of Florida. Trend analyses, annual and quarterly reports. 1978 to 1980.
US Marine Corps (Active), 1971 - 1972. MOS 4165 Systems Analysis and Design Programmer, E-5. Honorable Discharge, 1973.
US Army Medical Service Corps (Reserve), 1974 - 1978. MOS 91B20, Combat Medic, E-5. Honorable Discharge, 1987.
US Army Medical Service Corps (Reserve), 1987 - 1995. SSI 72D, Environmental Officer, O-2 (promotable). Honorable Discharge, 1995.
“Proposed Screening Method for Selection of Air Quality Measurement Technologies in Less Developed and Developing Countries”, Hodges, M., 4th International Urban Infrastructure Forum, Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), June 2002.
“Commercialization of Biotechnology, Problems, Strategies and Solutions”, Hodges, M., presented at TransBioTech Workshop, State Research Center for Applied Microbiology (SRCAM), Provitno/Obolensk, Russian Federation, under contract to Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), March 2002.
“The Market for Russian Biotechnology – Matching Russian Supply to World Need”, Hodges, M., presented at TransBioTech Workshop, State Research Center for Applied Microbiology (SRCAM), Provitno/Obolensk, Russian Federation, under contract to Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), March 2002.
“Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment for Thermal Power Plants in the Southern African Power Poll (SAPP) Region”, Hodges, M., WSP Environmental, Johannesburg, RSA, for USAID, under Contract Number: LAG-00-98-00006, Task Order 4, December 2001.
“Optimizing Air Quality Improvement Resulting from Foreign Assistance Programs – Independent Observations on Case Studies Performed in India”, Hodges, M., presented at 3rd International Urban Infrastructure Forum, Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), June 2001.“Fast Track Development Strategies (to bring new power plants on line profitably), Hodges, M, Picardi, A., Electric Perspectives, pp. 12-21, March/April 2001.
“Environmental Practices Assessment of Occupational Health Aspects of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters Building” (Manila, Philippines), Hodges, M., under contract to ADB, February 2001.
“CDIE Review –Urban and Industrial Pollution, Russia Case Study”, Gale, S., Addison, M., Hodges, M., and Wedeman, N., for Center for Development information and Evaluation (CDIE), USAID, November 2000.“Environmental Impacts - Replacement of Portions of the Gasoline-Fueled Two-Stroke Engine Powered Two and Three-Wheeled Vehicle Population in India with Electric-Powered Equivalents”, Dhungana, A., Hodges, M., and Vincent, D., under contract to USAID, August 2000.
“CDIE Review – Urban and Industrial Pollution, India Case Study”, McClelland, D., Hodges, M., Kannan, V., and Knowland, W., for Center for Development information and Evaluation (CDIE), USAID, June 2000.
“CDIE Review – Urban and Industrial Pollution, Chile Case Study”, Lieberman, J., Hodges, M. and Owens, E., for Center for Development information and Evaluation (CDIE), USAID, March 2000.
“Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP) Midterm Evaluation”, Hodges, M. (Team Leader), et. al., presented to USAID under USAID Contract LAG 1-00-98-00004-00, Task Order 811, subcontractor to AEAI, Cairo, November 1999.
“Power and Telecommunications Sector Economic Impact Assessment” (Egypt), Hodges, M., Varrick, L., Hertzmark, D., report to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Cairo, 13 September 1999.
“Partnering for U.S. Environmental Firms in the International Market”, Hodges, M.,presented at GLOBE ’98, Vancouver, B.C., 19 March 1998.
“Environmental Permitting and Project Approval Requirements for Gas Turbine Power Projects in the Ten States of Mexico”, Hodges, M. and Powers, W., for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Generation Systems Division, February 1998.
“Computerized System for the Performance of Environmental Impact Assessments”, Hodges, M. and Rose, M., presented at Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), June 1997.
“Environmental Permitting and Project Approval Requirements for Thermal Power Projects in the States of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India”, Hodges, M. and Addison, M., for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Generation Systems Division, June 1997.
“Environmental Consulting Service Business Opportunities in the Foreign Market”, Hodges, M., presented at Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), June 1996.
“Air Quality Management In the Russian Federation”, Hodges, M., presented at Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), June 1996.
“Environmental Impact Statement – Sabah Shipyard (Pakistan), Ltd., Barge-Mounted 288 Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project (Korangi Creek, Sindh, Pakistan”), Hodges, M., for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Generation Systems Division, March 1996.
“Air Pollutant and Noise Impacts of Diesel Engine-Powered Standby Electric Power Generating Facility at ADB Headquarters Building, Manila, Philippines”, February 1994.
“Environmental Practices Assessment of Occupational Health Aspects of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters Building” (Manila, Philippines), Hodges, M., under contract to ADB, February 1994.
“Air Quality and Noise Impacts of Maldives Electricity Board New Diesel-Powered Electric Generator Facilities, Male, Republic of Maldives”, Hodges, M., submitted to Asian Development Bank (ADB), under ADB Loan 1121-MLD, TA 1605-MLD, December 1993.
“Pollution Prevention – A Program for Achievement of Regulatory Compliance and Increased Profitability”, Hodges, M., presented at “Working for a Sustainable Future”, Hong Kong, March, 1992.
Site Selection Protocol Manual, USEPA National Dry Deposition Network, Hodges, M., prepared under USEPA Contract 68-02-4451, October 1989.
“Ambient Hydrogen Sulfide Measurements for General Development Utilities, Inc. Spray Field, North Port, Florida”, Hodges, M., for Sarasota Co. Health Dept., October 1989.
“Ambient Air Study – General Electric Gas Turbine Project, International Paper Company, Pine Bluff, Arkansas”, Hodges, M., for International Paper Co., November 1986.
“Air Quality Modeling Analyses for the Union Underwear Company’s Proposed Coal-Fired Boiler”, Hodges, M., for I. C. Thomasson Assoc., Nashville, TN, March 1984.
“Fluoride in Precipitation in Florida, October Through December 1982”, Hodges, M., arranged research, submitted for MS degree, Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, November 1983.
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Marital Status: Married
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