Mr. Levitan has nearly 40 years’ experience with environmental impact, risk assessment, and regulatory studies for a wide range of projects including nuclear and chemical contamination cleanup, energy generation and distribution facility construction and operation, and industrial and commercial development. He has extensive experience in managing and participating in guidance development, implementation, and audits of major environmental statutes and their implementing regulations. They include the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Clean Air Act as well as U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) specific requirements, notably DOE Order 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management, and 2005 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 3116 waste determinations. He has demonstrated organizational leadership and management experience having been a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Federal Government and as an office and department manager for environmental/engineering consulting firms.
Bill has a B.A. in Natural Science from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in Marine Studies (thesis work in Environmental Toxicology) from the University of Delaware.
During his tenure both as an environmental consultant and with the Federal government, Mr. Levitan has successfully completed projects that have resulted in lasting positive changes. He has played major roles in the NEPA process, notably developing and managing environmental impact statements and the associated public involvement, that have led to construction and operational implementation. These include projects as diverse as commercial development, energy generation (fossil and nuclear), water resources management, petroleum storage (the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves), and radioactive waste management. He has had similar responsibilities for the CERCLA process resulting in remediation of industrial and defense sites contaminated with chemical pollutants and of U.S. Department of Energy sites contaminated with both chemical and radiological constituents. He has also overseen the implementation of DOE Order 435.1 and NDAA Section 3116, enabling the closure of underground radioactive waste tanks at DOE’s Savannah River Site
Mr. Levitan has also been involved in improving environmental management systems through the establishment and implementation of audit programs and the development of strategies for more effective environmental programs. He was one of the contractor leaders supporting DOE in developing an environmental audit program and managing “Tiger Teams” to identify areas the agency needed to improve upon to have environmental compliant operations. As a federal manager, he served as a member of the “Top-to-Bottom” team under direction from the Secretary of Energy to review the DOE’s Environmental Management program and its management systems and recommended initiatives to improve program performance. This effort resulted in increased funding from Congress to implement the initiatives. He has also served as the selection official for two major contracts to support DOE’s Environmental Management cleanup program.