Sam Lechnir, EIT
Education/Certifications: B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering – Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability, University of Wisconsin-Madison; certified Engineer in Training (EIT)
Sam is an Environmental Consultant with nearly five years of experience working in both the public and private sectors to provide environmental compliance and remediation services. In particular, he has strong experience using state and federal regulations (e.g., CWA, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA) to develop permit applications; employing investigative methods with various media (e.g., soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment); conducting data assessments/evaluations; and implementing remediation technologies.
Sam has valuable knowledge of the process of engineering and uses this to optimize quality and efficiency on projects. He excels at deploying environmental procedures and standards that address regulatory requirement and company policies and initiatives. His background includes the following project highlights
- Leading a team responsible for the intake design of a pump-and-filtration system to mitigate algae build-up.
- Developing Illinois coal combustion residual (CCR) construction and operating permits.
- Assessing a passive solar design for new affordable housing units based on environmental, economic, and social factors.
- Developing an operating compliance guide for fuel and hazardous liquid storage tanks and for underground fuel tank systems.
- Conducting stormwater modeling.
- Developing various permit applications to meet federal and state environmental compliance requirements (e.g., CWA, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA).
Sam has a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering – Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, as well as a Certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a certified Engineering in Training (EIT).