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MOHAMMAD ROUF, MPH, CHMM

Name of the Firm with Which Associated

Globeteck Group, Inc.
President/CEO
November 1998 to Present

Hawaii Office:
2752 Woodlawn Drive, #5-204A
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 833-5787 (Work))
(808) 479-0298 (Cell)
(808) 833-5987 (Fax)
mohammad@globeteckgroup.com
www.globeteckgroup.com

Guam Office:
288C West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna, Guam 96910-5130
671-688-1177 (Mobile)
 

Years Experience
With This Firm 18; With Other Firms: 5

Education:
MPH, Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene, University of Hawaii.
BA, Physical Science, University of Hawaii.

Certificates:

• Geological Shoreline Process, University of Hawaii School of Ocean and
Earth Science and Technology.

• Environmental Studies, University of Hawaii Environmental Studies Program

• Occupational Safety and Health, University of California, San Diego

Registration:

• CHMM: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM#9151), Master Level, by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management in Comprehensive Practice.

EPA certifications:

AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor
AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
AHERA Asbestos Management Planner
AHERA Asbestos Project Designer
Asbestos Project Monitor (State of Hawaii)
Asbestos Regulations in the State of Hawaii
Asbestos Project Monitor (State of Texas)
Asbestos Regulations (State of Texas)
PLM Analyst (Asbestos on Bulk Materials)
PCM Analyst (Fibers in the air)
EPA Certified Lead Supervisor
EPA Certified Lead Inspector
EPA Certified Lead Risk Assessor
EPA Certified Project Designer Inspector
Instructor Experience:
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Hawaii Campus, Instructor, Industrial Hygiene/Toxicology
Honolulu Community College, Instructor, Brownfield Program
Honolulu Community College, Lecturer, Fire Science Department
EPA Asbestos Training Instructor
OSHA Lead Instructor
EPA Lead Instructor
HAZWOPER Instructor
DOT Courses instructor
OSHA Region IX authorized Instructor
OSHA Confined Space Instructor
RCRA Generator Compliance Instructor
Environmental Compliance Instructor

TRAINING OVERSEAS:
Conducted environmental training on numerous occasions in Korea, Guam, American Samoa, Diego Garcia, Alaska, Nevada, Japan. The courses consisted of Asbestos Training, Lead Training, HAZWOPER Training, and a wide variety of OSHA safety courses.

Responsible for managing and conducting the following courses:

ASBESTOS TRAINING (40 CFR 763):
Asbestos Worker Initial/Refresher Courses, Asbestos C/S Initial/Refresher Training Courses, Asbestos Inspector Initial/Refresher Courses, Asbestos Management Planner Initial/Refresher Training Courses, Asbestos Project Designer Initial/Refresher Courses, Asbestos Project Monitor Initial/Refresher Training Courses, Overview of Asbestos Regulations in Hawaii and Texas.

LEAD TRAINING (OSHA Lead in Construction 29 CFR 1926.62):
Lead safety issues around Lead-containing Paint.EPA Lead Training (40 CFR 745):
EPA Lead Worker Initial/Refresher, EPA Lead Supervisor Initial/Refresher, EPA Lead Inspector Initial/Refresher, EPA Lead Risk Assessor Initial/Refresher, EPA Lead Project Designer Initial/Refresher.

HAZWOPER TRAINING (29 CFR 1910):
40-HRS HAZWOPER Training, 8-HRS HAZWOPER Refresher, 24-HRS Emergency Response/Emergency Incident Response (All five levels), 8-HRS HAZWOPER Management Supervisor Course.

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) (40 CFR 761):
8-HRS PCBs Awareness Training.

TRANSPORTATION TRAINING: HM 181- DOT HAZMAT Training
HM 126F- Safe Waste Transportation

CONFINED SPACE TRAINING (29 CFR 1910.134):
Supervisor, Attendant and Entrant.

RCRA Generator Compliance (40 CFR 261-299):
TSDF, Transporters and Generators.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Successfully accomplished projects throughout the major Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Alaska, American Samoa, Wake Island, Johnston Atolls, Midway Atoll, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. Mr Rouf has managed environmental projects for over 17 years. He has extensive experience in USACE and the Navy projects and in managing all aspects of government and private environmental projects since he started the firm in 1998.

Responsible for Managing Industrial Hygiene Laboratories Program (PLM, PCM and Metals), Consulting Program (Environmental Management, Properties Assessment, Lead and Asbestos Surveys, UST/LUST, Soil Abatement and Management), Training Program (Asbestos, Lead, HAZWOPER, PCBs, DOT, Confined Space)

Decommissioning of Sludge Incinerator, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – Designed Site Safety, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Hazardous Material Removal, and Hazard Communication plans for decommissioning of sludge incinerator. Materials involved included asbestos and many heavy metals.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii – Conducted site survey at abandoned electroplating shop. Identified contaminants including cyanide salts and hexavalent chromium, as well as abandoned asbestos pipe insulation and lagging.

Solicitation N4019210R9909 – Biological Assessment for the Navy base Guam Wind Turbine Generator Project
Renewable energy use at Navy Base Guam (NBG) is needed to enable the installation to comply with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) and Executive Orders. For the implementation of the Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Navy is required to prepare a site specific environmental assessment (EA). A key component of the EA is the performance of biological surveys and preparation of a biological assessment of the four potential locations on Navy Base Guam for installation of the WTGs on monopoles/towers.

Globeteck was selected to conduct a biological assessment to include collection and review of available information pertinent to the proposed project; field work at each site to investigate occurrences and distribution of specific native species, threatened and endangered species, and migratory birds; and the preparation of a biological assessment report. The report will be prepared in appropriate format, including: discussion of data collection and review; descriptions of field work methods; field notes; evaluation of faunal activities; an assessment of potential or anticipated impacts to resident and migratory species at each location; and maps prepared using GIS and recording GPS data collected during field work in layers as determined in consultation with Navy Base Guam and NAVFAC Marianas staff.

Solicitation N40192-10-R-9916 – Ungulate Management Plan / Environmental Assessment for Joint Region Marianas
Globeteck has been selected to develop an Ungulate Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for the sustained reduction of introduced feral ungulates on the lands of Joint Region Marianas (JRM) on the island of Guam including:

• The overlay refuge lands at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB)
• The overlay refuge lands at Naval Base Guam—Naval Munitions Station and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Finegayan
• Other JRM lands outside the overlay refuge lands where feral ungulates are known to cause damage.

Globeteck will incorporate information with regard to feral ungulates residing on AAFB overlay lands into the Draft Ungulate Management Plan Environmental Assessment and Management of Feral Ungulates on Guam Navy Lands (SWCA, 2009) and finalize the combined document as the Joint Region Marianas Ungulate Management Plan/Environmental Assessment.

Solicitation N40192-10-R-9912 – Monitoring of Threatened and Endangered Species and Migratory Birds NSAAG, Guam
The Guam tree snail (Partula radiolata) and the Humped tree snail (Partula gibba), collectively known as partulids, are federal candidates for Threatened and Endangered (T&E) listing to be added to the candidate listing created in 1994 by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The status of the partulids was reaffirmed in 2009 by the USFWS (74 FR 57803-57878, November 9, 2009). Historically these species were found on Naval Support Activity Andersen, Guam (NSAAG). According to the listing citation, these species and their habitat has been affected by one or more of the following: habitat degradation/habitat destruction by feral ungulates (deer and pigs) and/or human development; disease; predation by alien carnivorous snails (Euglandina rosea) and/or the alien Manokwar flatworm (Pllatydemis manokwari); and typhoons. The last systematic survey conducted on NSAAG to determine the distribution and status of the partulids was conducted in 1989. During this study, three historical sites were surveyed and no living partulid snails were found. Other than these surveys, no formal studies have been conducted to increase the understanding of appropriate conservation measures for these species.

The Mariana eight spot butterfly (Hypolimnas octocula marianensis) is also a federal candidate for T&E listing. Candidate status was reaffirmed by the USFWS in 2009 (74 FR 57803-57878, November 9, 2009). This species is believed to have been extirpated from Saipan, but still occurs rarely in Guam’s northern limestone forests. It occurs on NSAAG along rocky pinnacle karst areas. The observation of this species and behavior were reported to NSAAG and USFWS in 2006. According to the listing citation, the species and its habitat have been affected by one or more of the following: habitat degradation/habitat destruction by feral ungulates (deer and pigs) and/or human development; competition from other introduced butterfly species (Euploea Eunice hobsonii); disease; predation by ants and wasps; and typhoons. No systematic surveys have been conducted on NSAAG to determine the population and distribution of Hypolimnas octocula, and no formal studies have been conducted to increase the understanding of appropriate conservation measures for this species.

Although, not all the seabirds and shorebirds known to occur on NSAAG are migratory (some are year round residents), all of the seabirds and shorebirds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of 1918 and subsequent Executive Orders, laws and regulations. NSAAG supports a large population of migratory birds because of the low density of predators (cats, rats, mice, dogs, monitor lizards, and brown treesnakes). In addition, access restrictions prevents seabird poaching, which is a major limiting factor for seabirds in the Mariana Islands. No systematic migratory bird population surveys have been conducted on NSAAG to identify species and their distribution, and no formal studies have been conducted to increase the understanding of appropriate conservation measures for these species.

Globeteck has been selected to survey, in a timely manner, the population and distribution of the Guam tree snail, the Humped tree snail, Mariana eight spot butterfly, and the migratory birds on NSAAG. In addition, the contractor shall develop and implement appropriate methodologies to monitor tree snails, butterflies, and migratory bird populations on NSAAG.

Solicitation N40192-10-R-9008 – Asbestos Containing Material and Paint Containing Lead / Material Containing Lead Inspections, Sampling and Analysis NSAAG, Guam
The intent of this Contract is to conduct inspections and sampling of facilities/buildings at Naval Support Activity Andersen, Guam (NSAAG—the new designation for Andersen Air Force Base), for paint containing lead (PCL)/material containing lead (MCL) and asbestos containing materials (ACM). Identification of these substances is necessary to ensure projects that may be impacted by ACM or PCL/MCL are handled and managed appropriately to minimize health hazards and environmental contamination in accordance with Federal, Navy, and Guam rules and regulations. The list of projects with associated building numbers is in Section J 1800000-10.

Since the ban on lead in fuel, the current primary pathway of lead poisoning in children is now the ingestion or inhalation of PCL dust and paint chips in older buildings. Lead may poise a health hazard as PCL, lead in dust or lead in soil. Chronic exposures to low levels of lead may result in long-term health effects—including stunted mental and physical development in young children. Brief exposures to high concentrations of lead may produce severe ill health effects. The PCL/MCL in older facilities remains a significant problem. A report by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) estimates that some 57 million homes and facilities have PCL/MCL and house approximately 12 million children. Federal regulatory efforts that began with the enactment of the Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (LBPPPA) in 1971 have continued with the most recent regulations requiring all contractors performing renovation or demolition of older buildings to be trained and certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Many older military-owned buildings contain PCL and MCL that must be identified by inspection and testing so that it can be appropriately managed during renovation, equipment replacement, or demolition projects.

Many military-owned buildings and equipment have ACM associated with them. To reduce the risk to contractor workers and others during renovation, equipment replacement, or demolition projects, it is important that ACM inspections and sampling be performed to identify ACM for appropriate management.

Globeteck has been selected to perform all work and associated tasks to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, Navy, and Guam laws, regulations and policies.

Solicitation N40192-10-R-9915 – Joint Region Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan Joint Region Marianas
Globeteck has been selected to conduct the development of a Joint Region Marianas Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (JRM INRMP) for the Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) (i.e., Naval Base Guam, Navy submerged lands, Navy leased lands within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Andersen Air Force Base (AFB)).

The project will be to extract, update and create a single JRM INRMP. Draft updates to the INRMPs for Andersen AFB (in Air Force format) and Navy lands on Guam were recently prepared; and an INRMP for Navy lands on Tinian and Farallon de Medinilla is being prepared. Information from all of these documents will need to be extracted, corrected, added to, updated, reformatted, and incorporated into a single, stand-alone JRM INRMP for the JRM AOR that complies with all regulations and satisfies JRM/NAVFAC Marianas staff. A simple collating of documents and information previously submitted will not be acceptable. The new JRM INRMP will supersede and replace all previous individual INRMPs for the JRM AOR.

OPNAVINST 5090.1C Environmental Readiness Manual describes the INRMP as: “An integrated plan based, to the maximum extent practicable, on ecosystem management that shows the interrelationships of individual components of natural resources management (e.g., fish and wildlife, forestry, land management, and outdoor recreation) to mission requirements and other land use activities affecting an installation's natural resources.”

The purpose of the JRM INRMP is therefore to provide the tools necessary to JRM planners, mission operations personnel and JRM natural resources managers to ensure that military lands within the AOR support present and future mission operations and training and testing requirements while preserving, improving, and enhancing ecosystem integrity. In accordance with the Sikes Act of 1960, as amended, the Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) shall carry out a program to provide for the conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources on military installations. This JRM INRMP will serve as the basis for the JRM natural resources program, planning documents, budget allocation, and project implementation. It will also serve as a guide for interagency coordination and public outreach.