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Mark G. Hodges
Environmental Engineer

Telephone: +1 352 331-8366
Mobile: +1 352 359-7567
Fax: +1 352 331-5335
E-mail: EFOLC@aol.com

ADB Kabul Air Quality Managment Project
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
B.S. Biological Sciences, East Tennessee State University, 1976

Professional Registrations and Affiliations:

  • Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
  • Registered Independent Consultant, The World Bank
  • Registered Independent Consultant, Asian Development Bank
  • Registered Independent Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • National Defense Industry Association (NDIA)
  • International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
  • Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC)
  • Pakistan Wildlife Foundation
International Work Experience
Country Project Work

Afghanistan

  • Asian Development Bank – Design of an air quality monitoring system for Kabul, develop emissions inventory, and assist in the development of an Air Quality Management Plan for Kabul.
  • Asian Development Bank – Design of a drinking water quality sampling and analysis system for Kabul and other target areas, develop training program for Afghan counterparts from the Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment and assist in the development of a centralized water quality sampling and analysis capacity.

Bangladesh

  • USAID – Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydroelectric Power projects.

Bhutan

  • USAID – Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydroelectric Power projects.

Brazil

  • BTR Corporation – Environmental compliance audits for numerous manufacturing facilities in the Sao Paulo area. Primary focus was air pollution measurement, control and regulatory compliance.

Chile

  • USAID – Environmental engineer, post-project review of Environmental Pollution Prevention Program (EP3). Overall program and industry-specific review of pollution prevention and clean production initiatives in tannery, electroplating, cement, paint and textile industries in metropolitan Santiago.

China

  • The World Bank (WB) – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), air quality component, two coal-fired cogeneration power stations in Taiyuan, Shanxii Province, PRC. Impacts of vehicular emissions, district heating and residential combustion of coal also assessed.

East Caribbean

  • The World Bank – Assessment of energy and environment policy and plans, and environmental impacts of various energy development and fuels options for member countries of Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS), which is comprised of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Egypt

  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Team Leader, and Air Quality Monitoring and Overall Management Component reviews for Midterm Evaluation of 5-year, $US 60 million Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP)
  • USAID – environmental cost / benefit analysis of foreign and local investment in power sector and supporting infrastructure.
  • USAID – Air quality monitoring network design, integration and delivery, Supreme Council of Universities.
  • The World Bank – Air quality monitoring network design, integration and delivery, Shoubra El Khema power station, Cairo.
  • USAID – Start-up of air quality component of Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP). Designed and initiated air pollution monitoring network for PM-10 and lead sampling. Initiated data collection system for emissions source inventory. Initiated system for cooperation between USAID, other donor agencies and local organizations (EEAA, EEA, Cairo University, and University of Alexandria).
  • USAID - Environmental cost-benefit analyses of recent power sector projects in Egypt, as funded by WB and international development assistance agencies.

Guatemala

  • Constellation Energy – Installation, operation and operator training for PM-10, SO2 and NO2 monitoring network around Las Palmas diesel generator station. Continued support of quarterly sampling and reporting efforts in satisfaction of CONAMA requirements.
  • Establishment of air quality baseline for PM-10, SO2 and NO2, La Laguna diesel power station.

Hong Kong

  • Government of Hong Kong - Environmental impact and cost assessment of power projects proposed by Hong Kong Electric Company (HEC) and China Light and Power (CLPP), for construction and operation of increased power generating capacity, and compliance with Pearl River Delta Region 2010 air pollutant emission reduction targets..

India

  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation – Federal, state and local environmental compliance guidance document for construction and operation of oil and gas-fired turbine projects in states of Rajahstan and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Technical review of USAID $US 25+ million Trade in Environmental Services and Technology (TEST) and Clean Technology Initiatives (CTI) projects as implemented throughout India.
  • Asian Development Bank, assessment of environmental impacts of restructuring of Kerala State Electricity Board.
  • USAID – Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydroelectric Power projects.
  • ADB Urban Clean Fuels Project – ongoing, to assess environmental impacts of conversion of public transport (buses, taxis and three-wheelers) to CNG fueling.

Indonesia

  • Caltex – Restart of decommissioned air pollution monitoring station, Duri Oilfields, Sumatra.

Lesotho

  • USAID - Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) workshop, Maseru.

Maldives

  • Asian Development Bank – Impact assessment for diesel-powered electric stations on Male, including corrective measures and recommendations for installation of additional 14 MW station. Primary impacts were on nearby school.

Mexico

  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation – Federal, state and local environmental compliance guidance document for construction and operation of oil and gas-fired turbine projects in 13 states of Mexico.

Nepal

  • USAID – Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydroelectric Power projects.
  • Internal – Development of Landfill Gas to Energy project, Gokharna Landfill, Kathmandu.

Nicaragua

  • Coastal Power – Installation, operation and operator training for PM-10, SO2 and NO2 air quality monitoring network around Tipitapa diesel generator station.

Pakistan

  • USAID – Long-term Environmental Advisor, Islamabad. Perform and review Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for all private sector power projects in Pakistan, including oil, gas and coal-fired, waste-to-energy, hydroelectric, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, geothermal and wind power.
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for 288 MW barge-mounted, oil-fired turbine combined cycle power plant, Korangi Creek, Sindh Province.
  • WB – Environmental Policy and Resource Conservation (EPRC) project, completion of EIA support program (all sectors) and regulatory support documentation for Pakistan EPA. Worked in close association with Director General, Pakistan EPA. Close out of 4-year project, prime contractor DHV BV, The Netherlands.

Palestinian Territories

  • Enron – Design and install PM-10, SO2 and NO2 air quality monitoring network and meteorological monitoring station in support of EIA for Palestine Electric Company, PLC and Enron joint venture Gaza Combined Cycle Power Project.

Philippines

  • Asian Development Bank – Comprehensive indoor air quality assessment (IAQ) for ADB headquarters building, Mandalyuong, Manila, included recommendations of corrective measures.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Impact assessment for diesel-powered electric power station supplying power to ADB headquarters.

Republic of South Africa

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Thermal Power Plants, for Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) member countries.

Russia

  • USAID – Air Quality Advisor, Environmental Policy and Technology Program (EPT). Design air quality management program for Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Siberia. Program included air quality monitoring network upgrade, emissions inventory, dispersion modeling capabilities and control technology assessments.
  • USAID - EPT, Novokuznetsk.  Review of coal-fired district heating system, assessment of environmental impacts of current operations and proposed changes including pelletized coal and installation of new firing and control technologies.  Also reviewed conceptual aspects of dedicated fuel and power for ZapSib iron and steel works, and then Novokuznetsk Aluminum Factory, and likely environmental impacts on the surrounding areas.
  • US DoD – Environmental Engineer and Business Development specialist, commercialization of Russian biotechnologies

Sri Lanka

  • Asian Development Bank – Development of environmentally sustainable strategy and guidelines for the Sri Lankan Energy Sector Management Plan (ESMP) 2004
  • USAID - Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydroelectric Power projects.

St. Lucia

  • The World Bank – Assessment of environmental impacts of various energy and fuel strategies for member-countries of the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS) on a regional basis, and at country level.

Taiwan

  • Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) – VP Environmental, technical overview of ROCEPA’s Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network (TAQMN) 54-station island-wide project, office start-up and business development.

Thailand

  • USAID – Design, integration and delivery of mobile air pollution monitoring vans for Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), for deployment to lignite-fired Mae Moh power station.
  • EGAT – Dispersion modeling of air pollutant impacts of Mae Moh power station.

Trinidad and Tobago

  • The World Bank – Environmental and power demand assessments, for growth in the power sector. Environmental screening assessment of impacts of marine gas pipelines for delivery of gas elsewhere in Caribbean.

Turkey  

  • Edison Mission Energy – Design, installation and start-up of SO2, NO2 and NO sampling system to develop baseline for air quality impact analyses of fuel switching and future increases in generating capacity, Doga Enerji, Esenyurt, Turkey.

Venezuela

  • PDVSA – Environmental Impact Assessment for $US 1.2 billion proposed VALCOR-2 Hydrocracker project.

Zambia

  • Development of program for thermal power EIA capacity in SAPP member countries

Languages

English

Professional 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.

Miscellaneous

MILITARY SERVICE

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.  

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“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.

References

Available upon request.

Personal Data  

Nationality: USA

Marital Status: Married

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