Robert Ferry, PG, CHG
Mr. Ferry is a Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with over 35 years experience in contaminant hydrogeology, water resources development, expert witness services, and program/project management on public and private sector sites. He has extensive knowledge of the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Mr. Ferry has performed and managed numerous ground water modeling and hydraulic testing projects, water resource availability and protection evaluations, water-supply well design, construction dewatering, and geotechnical subsurface investigations. He has directed the design, implementation, and optimization of ground water and soil remediation systems for VOCs, fuels, metals, perchlorate, nitrate, high explosive compounds, and radioactive isotopes, and has experience investigating and remediating acid mine drainage sites.
Mr. Ferry regularly consults to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S Navy, and U.S. Air Force on technical and regulatory ground water issues. He participated in a DOE panel to evaluate sites for potential long term storage and disposal of mixed waste, and has been involved in numerous hazardous and radioactive waste landfill investigations, performance evaluations, and closures. He has many years of experience implementing CERCLA investigations and remedial actions, and has been involved in the full range of Superfund activities including RI/FS, ARAR analysis, risk assessment, Proposed Plan, Record of Decision, Remedial Design, EE/CA, QAPP, Community Relations Plan, Five-Year Reviews, and Action Memorandum documents.
Mr. Ferry is a member of the U.S. Air Force Environmental Restoration Program Optimization team, a panel of experts who evaluate the progress of environmental cleanups at air bases nationwide. He is a coauthor of the ITRC technical/regulatory guidance document for Remediation Risk, and has produced project risk management plans for numerous CERCLA sites.
Mr. Ferry coauthored the only Monitored Natural Attenuation Record of Decision for radioactive isotopes in the DOE Complex. He authored a Compliance Monitoring Plan that has been selected by DOE Headquarters to be used as a model for similar documents throughout the DOE Complex.
Mr. Ferry has performed numerous construction and permanent dewatering projects, including developing a numerical dewatering model for one of the largest casino/convention center/hotel complexes in the world.
He is the principal developer of the Variable Focus Colloidal Borescope to directly measure ground water flow direction and velocity, and the Well Bore Treatment Column ground water remediation system. Mr. Ferry has authored numerous professional papers dealing with site investigation and remediation technologies and strategies.
Mr. Ferry is a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Hydrogeology Journal, and is a Subject Matter Expert for the State of California Certified Hydrogeologist licensing board.