Cameron-Cole is pleased to welcome Craig Smith to its Pensacola office as a Principal Geologist. Craig brings over 30 years of experience as an environmental professional with expertise in assessment/remediation, water resources, merger & acquisition evaluation and reserve determination, environmental permitting and compliance, and waste management. In particular, he has extensive knowledge of federal and multiple state environmental/oil and gas regulations and is an expert in environmental management for oil and gas development, and in providing risk management services for oil and gas transactions.
“We are happy to have Craig on board where he will focus on strategic project and program management, environmental due diligence of acquisitions and divestitures, and technical support to project communications needs,” explained Jerome Edwards, president. “Furthermore, with his expertise in oil and gas development and O & G risk management services, he will manage and expand business development in Cameron-Cole’s Energy Services practice area.” Craig may be reached at:
Cameron-Cole, LLC has reached a direct agreement with Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for access to LSU's technology in cultivating microorganisms owned by LSU for the purpose of degrading contaminants in water and soil at environmentally-impaired sites. Cameron-Cole was first introduced to LSU's innovative leader in bioremediation, Professor Ralph Portier, over a decade ago. Since then, Cameron-Cole has successfully used this technology in a variety of wastewater, groundwater, soil cleanup and treatment applications. Tim Hobbs, Cameron-Cole's COO and Principal Hydrogeologist reported, "The targeted microorganisms have proven to be effective on hydrocarbon fuels, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and pesticides/herbicides, transforming them into harmless residuals. Today's agreement enables Cameron-Cole to work even more closely with LSU's core resources to expand our bioremediation capabilities."
Today, Dr. Portier is LSU's Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences in the College of the Coast & Environment. His innovative use of microbes has enabled Cameron-Cole to offer very low-cost remedial solutions to its clients. Cameron-Cole has installed Dr. Portier's biotechnology at sites across the U.S., including California, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, and Louisiana. "This innovative technology has protected drinking water supplies and ecological habitats," Hobbs explained. "We found that once clients saw the performance of this technology, they became enthusiastic repeat customers and as such the technology was an advantage for our firm to offer as a solution." For more information on Cameron-Cole's microbial solution service, contact
On January 22, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) accredited Cameron-Cole, LLC to perform verifications under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation (LCFS). We are among the first group of verifications bodies to receive this accreditation.
Cameron-Cole is approved to conduct verification services for the following report types:
The LCFS is designed to decrease the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuel pool and provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce petroleum dependency and achieve air quality benefits. The LCFS relies on accurate data monitoring, reporting, and verification to support implementation and tracking of effectiveness. In 2018, CARB approved amendments to add third-party verification requirements to the LCFS to ensure data completeness, accuracy, and conformance with the regulation-consistent with the verification programs under California's Cap-and-Trade Program and international best practices. For more information, contact
In Washington, D.C., today the U.S. EPA issued a formal 60-day comment period on advanced notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to add PFAS to the TRI list of chemicals for annual reporting. The goal is to provide useful information to stakeholders and to provide EPA with data on the release and waste management of PFAS. EPA is considering adding PFAS to its list of chemicals of special concern and establishing lower volumetric reporting thresholds. Currently, the volumetric thresholds requiring TRI reporting are 25,000 pounds for manufacturing or processing facilities and 10,000 pounds for facilities otherwise using a chemical on the TRI list. However, EPA has established much lower thresholds for chemicals that are considered persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT). These thresholds are 100 pounds for PBT chemicals and 10 pounds for highly PBT chemicals. The EPA is taking public comment on: whether the reporting of PFAS should occur for individual compounds or as a group; which of the approximately 600 PFAS individual compounds should be listed and reported; what threshold should be set to capture most of the releases from facilities that must report; and any additional toxicity information that would support a listing under TRI. Click here for more information.