Christen Hoffman

31 May

Christen Hoffman

Senior Consultant

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Christen HoffmanAreas of Expertise: Company culture, environmental risk management, streamlined compliance systems and training programs, annual reporting, root cause analysis, waste management, air quality compliance, compliance efficiency tools, Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), Title V, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance

Education/Certifications: B.S. in Civil Engineering – Environmental emphasis, University of Kansas; FSPCA-certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for animal food safety

Christen is an EHS professional with over ten years of industry experience providing EHS compliance management, leadership, and support. She uses her in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS regulations to analyze and manage EHS risks, develop comprehensive compliance strategies and programs, and then train staff on handling day-to-day compliance concerns.

Christen brings a strong industry background to her work at KTL working largely in the refinery, chemicals, fertilizer, and renewable fuels sectors. She is particularly skilled in company culture, environmental risk management, streamlined compliance systems and associated training programs, annual reporting, root cause analysis, waste management, and air quality compliance. Christen also excels at using transformative technologies and digital innovation to maximize the value efficiency of EHS programs.

Highlights of Christen’s past experiences include the following:

  • Designed compliance systems and associated training programs to ensure compliance under the following areas for Title V major and minor and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) major facilities:
    • Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs, including management and auditing of components, monitoring using data acquisition systems, and Method 21 training and execution.
    • NOx and CO continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) and QA manuals for nitric acid plants (40 CFR Part 60 Subpart G/Ga) and boilers (40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Db).
    • Compliance with miscellaneous rules under Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) facilities and refineries, including Boiler MACT; Above Ground Storage Tank, Subpart Kb; Hazardous Organic NESHAP and Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP (HON/MON facilities); Reactor (Subpart RRR) and Distillation Processes (Subpart NNN); Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON)
    • Greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance and monitoring plans for combustion units, nitric acid plants, ammonia plants, wastewater facilities, CO2 recovery plants.
    • Stratospheric ozone, engines, and grain elevators Title V air permit renewals and modifications.
    • VOC/NOx/CO/PM stack testing guidance and coordination.
  • Prepared quarterly, semiannual, and annual reporting using online reporting systems (e.g., SLEIS, e-GGRT, and EasyAIR) for emissions inventory, GHG, LDAR, CEMS, Title V annual/semiannual compliance certification and deviation reporting.
  • Ensured compliance with facility water usage permits, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits of various complexities (stormwater to major treatment units), and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for a non-transient non-community water supply.
  • Managed relationships with state and federal regulatory agencies in Iowa, Nebraska, and Georgia.
  • Facilitated investigations using Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Employed technical expertise in Microsoft® programs and digital innovation (PowerApps, PowerBI) to create compliance efficiencies.
  • Led work process mapping teams to define roles and responsibilities while streamlining efficiencies in the flow to work.
  • Audited safe work permits and personnel safety with human organization performance lens.
  • Developed the policies, procedures, and tools required under Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for animal food safety at seven ethanol plants.

Christen has a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an Environmental emphasis from the University of Kansas. She is also a FSPCA-certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for animal food safety.