Principal, Environmental Engineer
Mr. Jorgensen has over 40 years of environmental and engineering experience. He has participated in hundreds of public hearings, many significantly controversial, as a hearing officer while with EPA and the State of Missouri, as the applicant while with ENSCO, and as an expert witness since forming ECCI.
He has helped author state and federal rules and currently helps clients obtain workable permit requirements. He helps facility managers plan ahead for new environmental requirements by providing alternatives where facility managers can make advance choices and then fit the most cost effective choices into budget planning cycles. He has helped both multiple facility organizations and single facilities develop workable in-house environmental compliance programs and procedures. He has managed large engineering and acquisition projects.
Mr. Jorgensen is a member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma. ECCI is a Native American-owned TERO firm, approved by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and a Minority Business Enterprise certified by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
While with the EPA, Mr. Jorgensen studied European hazardous waste treatment technologies and became the senior EPA official in deciding to authorize the first PCB incinerators in the world. He helped develop the first state hazardous waste program to be approved by EPA. He was awarded two U.S. Bronze Medals for exceptional service to government and the environment.
As director of Missouri’s waste management programs, Mr. Jorgensen eliminated a multi-year backlog in processing solid waste permit applications, negotiated over 20 Superfund cleanups, collected a $1.2 million hazardous waste penalty and helped manage the buy-out of Times Beach, Missouri. He served as a board member for the Association of State Waste Management Directors.
As environmental director of an international hazardous waste treatment company, Mr. Jorgensen managed several controversial media sensitive permitting and compliance processes. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the industry national trade association serving as president for two years, and was named to multiple EPA regulatory advisory committees and roundtables.
Since starting ECCI, he has focused on regional and national Clean Air Act implementation issues (ozone, interstate NOX transport, Title V permitting, MACT rules development and implementation, and state air toxics programs). He has helped multiple national companies establish efficient systems to manage Clean Air Act compliance and he provides valuable assistance in acquisition projects by helping define anticipated costs and liabilities under the Clean Air Act and hazardous waste laws.
State Air Rule Development: Assists industries with negotiation of flexible state air rules and state implementation plans submitted to EPA. He served as the Chairman of the Arkansas Environmental Federation’s Air Committee for more than a decade. He served as the technical expert for the Central Arkansas Ozone Task Force.
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation: Assisting industries in Clean Air Act compliance, Mr. Jorgensen hasprovided classroom and on-site facility specific guidance and cost-effective approaches to new Clean Air Act requirements to over 200 industries. ECCI currently serves as the technical environmental engineering expert for multiple Winrock projects.
ECCI Compliance Assistance Programs: Developed sophisticated computer tracking programs to allow ECCI to track client’s reporting and compliance deadlines to provide early reminders to clients to assure reports and compliance deadlines are successfully achieved.
Environmental Due Diligence - USA and International: Assisted domestic and international corporations in assessment of liabilities and opportunities associated with facilities and corporation purchases. Areas range from specialty chemical manufacturers, to hazardous waste treatment companies, to large urban developments.
EPA Rulemaking, Washington, D.C. Represented multiple industries to assist EPA regulation authors in evaluation of complex and potentially costly alternatives to achieve stricter environmental goals. Appointed to EPA’s Hazardous Waste Combustion Roundtable and EPA Region VI’s Policy Advisory Committee.
University of Oklahoma, College of Engineering, BS Environmental Science
Registered Environmental Property Assessor
Registered Environmental Manager
ECCI, President, 1993 to Present
ENSCO, Director of Regulatory Affairs, 1987 - 1993
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Director of Waste Management Programs, 1983 - 1987
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chief of Hazardous Materials and Environmental Engineer, 1973 - 1983
Environmental Technology Council, President 1994 - 1996
Arkansas Environmental Federation, President 1994
Air Committee Chairman, 2004 - 2010, 1995 - 2001
Board of Directors, 1987 - Present
Government Affairs Chairman, 2001 – 2003
Numerous Environmental, Wildlife and Civic Organizations
Member EPA Hazardous Waste Combustion Roundtable
Registered Environmental Manager, #8785
Registered Environmental Property Assessor, #5865
Association of State Waste Mgmt Directors, Board of Directors. 1981 - 1983
Central Arkansas Ozone Policy Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2003
Awarded Two U.S. Bronze Medals for Exceptional Environmental Service
American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers, Board of Directors 2010 – Present
Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, 2011-2014, Chairman 2012-2013