Mr. Ljungberg has extensive experience at the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and at the Southern Oregon Head Start Agency.
Throughout his federal career with the US EPA and the DOE, he was primarily an Environmental Scientist with several years of concurrent assignments in safety and emergency management. This work was almost all focused on environmental restoration programs and projects involving nuclear, RCRA hazardous, and radioactive mixed waste. His federal work involved extensive regulatory compliance evaluation and contractor oversight in all environmental disciplines.
Mr. Ljungberg holds a B.S in Forest Biology from the State University of New York and a B.S. in Forestry from Syracuse University. He is a certified ISO 14001 Principal Environmental Management Systems auditor, RABQSA International, Inc., a qualified ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems internal auditor, and a qualified NEPA Document Manager.
Prior to retiring from DOE, he was qualified in the Waste Management, Environmental Restoration, and Environmental Compliance areas in the DOE Technical Qualification Program, a qualified DOE Emergency Responder, a qualified Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Environmental Compliance, Waste Operation, and Quality Assurance Auditor for Laboratories and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities, a qualified DOE Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Lead Auditor, and a designated DOE National Secuity Professional, Level 1 Certificate.
As Safety Manager for the Southern Oregon Head Start Agency, Mr. Ljungberg was responsible for implementing most attributes of the Agency occupational safety, sanitation, child safety, and emergency management programs. He completed EPA Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments and conducted training on Hazard Communication, chemical management, and emergency management processes and requirements. He also initiated development of a progressive Emergency Management System that complied with the National Incident Management System.
As a senior scientist in the Nuclear Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Division of the DOE Idaho Operations Office, Mr. Ljungberg was a subject matter expert for environmental and safety management systems. He served as a liaison with external regulatory agencies, tribes, and other stakeholders. He functioned as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document manager on major environmental impact analyses. As Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability and Recovery Act (CERCLA/Superfund) Project Manager for the Waste Disposition organization, he was responsible for oversight of Federal Facility Agreement/Consent Order requirements and agency coordination for the CERCLA remediation effort on the Idaho National Laboratory site.
At DOE Headquarters, Mr. Ljungberg served as the appointed Emergency Manager/Regional Coordinator (RC) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII, Kansas City, for Emergency Support Function (ESF)-12 energy response activities. Mr. Ljungberg also served in various management positions at the DOE Idaho Operations Office, including Emergency Management Team Leader, Integrated Safety Management System Program Manager, Acting Director for the Environmental and Quality Assurance Division, and Environmental Compliance Branch Chief.
Mr. Ljungberg functioned as a team member on the national DOE Energy Response Team (ERT) ESF-12 under the National Response Framework, 2005-09. He was deployed to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the 2007 California Wildfires, winter storm disasters in Kansas, and severe flooding in Missouri. At DOE Idaho, he developed the DOE-ID emergency management program, the DOE-ID Emergency Management Manual, and the DOE-ID Continuity of Operations Plan.
As a Compliance Inspector at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he conducted inspections of government and private/commercial entities to evaluate compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.