Subject to Strict Liability - Under CERCLA, a potentially responsible party (PRP) is subject to strict liability. This means that the federal government can hold a PRP liable without proving that the PRP was at fault and without regard for the PRP's motive.
john jimenez, pg
Mr. Jimenez has over 35 years of hands-on environmental management experience. From his initial assignments conducting training programs for EPA in 1973 to recent projects involving RCRA and CERCLA remedial projects, Mr. Jimenez has been recognized for his practical approach to resolution of complex technical and regulatory issues.
In the late 70s Mr. Jimenez headed the EPA Region II Abandoned Hazardous Waste Task Force which evaluated waste sites for eventual NPL nomination. In the early 80s he served as the EPA Region II RCRA Coordinator responsible for permit and enforcement activities in New Jersey, New York and the Caribbean. As a Section Chief, Mr. Jimenez was responsible for negotiating Memoranda of Agreement with federal facilities to comply with CERCLA, RCRA and Clean Water Act requirements.
Mr. Jimenez's 13 years experience in an enforcement capacity with EPA is complemented by his more than 20 years experience as a consultant on projects ranging from environmental audits and environmental management systems to the remediation of contaminated sites. Mr. Jimenez has extensive experience with EPA and State requirements for site remediation, including New York's STARs, SPOTS, and TAGM and NJDEP's Soil Remediation and Groundwater Quality Standards.
Because of his broad environmental background, Mr. Jimenez is very well qualified to manage large and complex projects. He has served as Program and Project Manager on contracts with the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and the EPA.