FREY Environmental, Inc. currently has offices in Newport Beach and Santa Cruz, California which staff 33 highly skilled individuals specializing in a variety of disciplines including; geology, civil engineering, air quality analysis, hydrology, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, solid waste management, environmental and land use planning, and permit assistance.
Our experience ranges from small, routine, focused projects to large, complex, multi-issue projects covering every stage of the planning, review, permitting and implementation process. We can provide the detailed analysis required for project-level environmental analysis and related permitting, as well as the broad, general analysis required for concept-level reports and planning studies. Since its incorporation in 1989, FREY has provided quality professional consulting, engineering, and construction services directed toward environmental protection and conservation of natural resources.

Total quality project management program

Our goal is to conduct our work safely and with the highest quality and efficiency possible

Our commitment is to offer environmentally conscious solutions and alternatives to meet our clients’ needs. In order to successfully complete any quality project, FREY strictly adheres to established quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures, efficiently coordinates every aspect of the project, and conducts field operations in a safe manner.

Project Coordination

Project coordination is a key to conducting any project in an efficient and timely manner. For each project, quality personnel who specialize in specific or broad areas of expertise, are chosen to conduct specific tasks or to manage and coordinate several activities. Only certified disciplines and licensed sub-contractors who are thoroughly trained, experienced and completely familiar with the specific methods required to complete a given task are chosen for our projects.

By selecting quality personnel to fit within a predetermined management framework, the project can be run smoothly, safely, and efficiently without compromising the high standards and quality of FREY.

Health and Safety

An integral part of conducting any quality project is safety and the Health and Safety plan. The Health and Safety plan is based on our understanding of the potentially hazardous materials that may be present at the site and safety concerns involved with personnel working at the site. The Health and Safety plan is designed to minimize the likelihood of exposure to potentially hazardous materials and to reduce unsafe conditions, which may occur during fieldwork.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

To assess characteristics of a site using collected field and laboratory data, the data must be representative of site conditions and as accurate as possible. To achieve this goal, specific QA/QC procedures are followed during each phase of data collection, storage, transportation, and analysis. In addition, methods for establishing precision and accuracy of laboratory data, such as duplicate samples and "trip blanks", are used to improve the quality of collected data.

Staff

Joe Frey

Owner - Principal Engineering Geologist

Mr. Frey has 22 years of engineering geology experience. His experience is primarily in the fields of soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, hydrogeology, hazardous waste management, engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering. Currently Mr. Frey primarily manages the conduct of soil and groundwater assessments and remediations involving oil, fuel or solvent impacted sites. These projects frequently include such activities conducted by FREY Environmental Inc. as historical site reviews, soil gas surveys, subsurface soil boring and sampling programs, groundwater monitoring well installation and groundwater sampling, aquifer, vapor extraction, air sparge and high vacuum dual phase extraction testing, groundwater modeling, contaminant fate and transport modeling of the vadose and saturated zone, health based risk assessments, soil and groundwater contaminant treatment design, permitting, installation and construction of in-situ soil and groundwater remediation systems, and the operation and maintenance of remediation systems.

Evan Privett

Senior Project Geologist

Evan Privett has overseen the removal of several underground storage tanks and associated appurtenances. He has conducted and managed numerous soil and groundwater investigations involving service stations, trucking and fuel depots, retail and industrial dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities and agricultural fields. Mr. Privett is well versed in hollow stem auger, air percussion, air rotary, sonic drilling and horizontal boring methods. He has installed hundreds of groundwater monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air and ozone sparging wells, bioventing wells and nested soil vapor probes. He has also designed and overseen several soil vapor surveys, groundwater monitoring and free product removal programs.

California Professional Geologist
OSHA - Safety and Emergency Response Training
M.B.A., Finance, California State University , Fullerton, 1991
B.S., Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, 1986

Ed Rands

Senior Project Engineer

Mr. Rands has over 18 years of experience in the field of environmental assessment and remediation. His experience is primarily in the fields of soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, hydrogeology, hazardous waste management, and environmental remediation system design and operation. Currently, Mr. Rands manages numerous soil and groundwater assessments and remediation projects involving fuels, oils, solvents and metals impacted soil/groundwater at facilities including fueling stations, dry cleaning facilities, and industrial sites. Mr. Rands has experience in landfill grading and liner design and construction, methane mitigation systems, hydrologic analysis, stormwater management and treatment, and hazardous waste tank certifications/closures.

California Registered Professional Engineer - Civil (PE #58183)
QSP/QSD - SWPPP Practitioner/Developer (Cert. #24701)
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California of Irvine, (UCI), 1993

John Payne

Geologist and Asbestos/Lead Paint Assessor

John Payne is an experienced geologist in the fields of hydrogeology and hazardous waste management. Mr. Payne's area of expertise includes the management and participation in environmental site assessment and remediation programs. These programs include soil and groundwater characterization; groundwater and free product monitoring; air sparging, bioventing and vapor extraction well installation; operation and maintenance of remediation systems; and closure. Mr. Payne has provided technical review and quality assurance for numerous projects. Mr. Payne's project experience includes supervision of soil and groundwater sampling, analysis, and evaluation, and the development and implementation of remedial action programs.

California Professional Geologist, California Certified Asbestos Consultant
AHERA - Building Inspector, Management Planner, Contractor/Supervisor, Project Designer
Registered in California for all AHERA certifications
OSHA - Competent Person, Hazardous Waste Operations, Safety and Emergency Response Training
B.S., Geology, California State University, Fullerton, 1988

Kent Tucker

Senior Project Geologist

California Professional Geologist
Mr. Kent Tucker is a Professional Geologist with over twenty four years of experience in environmental assessment, remediation, and regulatory compliance. During his 16 year tenure with the company, Mr. Tucker has assisted clients in maintaining compliance with the constantly changing State of California underground storage tank regulations and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) rules. Kent is a Certified Permitting Professional by SCAQMD. This ranking by SCAQMD allows his applications to be "Red Tagged" and given priority within the complex regulator review. Kent's success in air contaminant emission modeling, as associated with SCAQMD rules 212 and 1401, expedites remediation system installations to progress more rapidly. Kent has also been an in-house consultant for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California assisting in the conversion of air district specific portable equipment permits into the Statewide Registration Program offered by the California Air Resources Board.

SCAQMD - Certified Permitting Professional, Fugitive Dust Control Supervisor
B.S., Geology, California State University, Long Beach, 1985

Terry Kinn

Project Geologist

Mr. Kinn has over 28 years of professional experience performing and managing projects for environmental and geotechnical investigations. This work has included environmental assessments, subsurface characterizations, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remediation system design and installation. Much of Mr. Kinn's direct experience has been gained as a lead field geologist and teaming on projects with multiple consultants for large-scale investigations at government/military facilities and landfills. In addition to providing technical oversight and management of larger projects, Mr. Kinn also has considerable experience managing Phase I/II assessments for commercial real estate/lending institutions involving smaller commercial and industrial use properties that have required historical research, fuel fingerprinting studies, forensic studies and investigation of co-mingled plumes and multiple fuel release Sites.

B.S., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 1986

Sawyer Jones

Senior Staff Environmental Scientist

Sawyer Jones has conducted several Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” prepared by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM E 1528-06) and the All Appropriate Inquires Rule promulgated by the EPA.

B.A., Environmental Studies and Geography, University of California, Santa Barbra, 2005

Andrew Wittmann

Staff Environmental Scientist

Andy Wittmann has managed several petroleum hydrocarbon impacted sites from the initial investigation through remediation and/or closure. Through the management of these site corrective actions, Andy has conducted numerous subsurface soil and groundwater investigation projects including geotechnical drilling and sampling, environmental drilling and sampling of soil borings and the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, air sparge wells, vapor extraction wells and ozone sparge wells. Andy has experience in the use of geoprobe, hollow stem auger, air percussion, air rotary, and sonic drill rigs to conduct subsurface soil and groundwater investigations. Andy has experience in conducting and managing groundwater monitoring and sampling programs and free product monitoring programs.

B.S. Geology, Land Use, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO, 2004

Walter Bell

Staff Engineer

California Registered Engineer in Training - Industrial

Walter Bell has overseen the removal of underground storage tanks and associated appurtenances. He has conducted and managed soil and groundwater investigations involving service stations, trucking and fuel depots, retail and industrial dry cleaners and various manufacturing facilities. Mr. Bell is experienced in geoprobe/ direct push, hollow stem auger, air percussion and sonic drilling. He has installed groundwater monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air sparging wells, ozone wells and nested soil vapor probes. He has also conducted soil vapor surveys, groundwater monitoring and free product removal.

Walter has overseen the excavation, transportation and disposal of impacted soil originating from gas stations, seaports and airports, in accordance with various sites or site specific Rule 1166 SCAQMD guidelines.

B.S., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR , 2006

Mollie Banh

Staff Engineer

California Registered Engineer-In-Training

Mollie Banh has prepared various soil and groundwater monitoring reports, remedial systems operations and management reports, soil and groundwater investigation reports, site conceptual models, and phase I environmental site assessments. Mollie has conducted subsurface soil and groundwater investigation operations including the drilling of soil borings and installation of groundwater monitoring wells and remedial wells using hollow stem auger, as well as investigations with cone penetration testing and hydropunch sampling. Mollie also has experience in permit acquisition for on-Site and public right-of-way activities from various governing agencies.

B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Deanna Hoppe

Senior Staff Geologist

B.S., Geology, California State University, Fullerton, 2005

Deanna has prepared soil and groundwater investigation reports, remedial system operation and maintenance reports, underground storage tank (UST) removal reports, vapor extraction and air sparge testing reports, corrective action plans, site conceptual models and sensitive receptor surveys which have been approved by Local Oversight Programs and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.

Brian Finkelstein

Staff Engineer

California Registered Engineer-In-Training

Brian Finkelstein has prepared various soil and groundwater monitoring reports, remedial systems operations and management reports, soil and groundwater investigation reports, site conceptual models, and phase I environmental site assessments. Brian has conducted subsurface soil and groundwater investigation operations including the drilling of soil borings and installation of groundwater monitoring wells and remedial wells using hollow stem auger, as well as investigations with cone penetration testing and hydropunch sampling. Brian also has experience in permit acquisition for on-Site and public right-of-way activities from various governing agencies.

B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

John Song

John Song has prepared various soil and vapor investigation reports, groundwater monitoring reports, remedial systems operations and management reports which have been approved by Local Oversight Programs and Regional Water Quality Control Boards. Additionally, John has prepared Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, Work Plans, Site Conceptual Model, and Request for No Further Action reports.

John has also managed and conducted subsurface soil, vapor, and groundwater investigation operations including geotechnical drilling and sampling of soil borings and the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, air sparge wells, vapor extraction wells, and soil vapor probes. John has experience in the use of Geoprobe and hollow stem auger drill rigs for the conduct of subsurface soil and groundwater investigations. John also has the experience in conducting field activities for groundwater monitoring and sampling events, conducting vapor extraction and air sparge feasibility testing, constructing/installing soil vapor surveys.

John also has experience in permit acquisition for on-Site and public right-of-way from various governing agencies. John has overseen the excavation, transportation, and disposal of impacted soil from construction sites, in accordance with various sites or site specific Rule 1166 SCAQMD.

B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona