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J. Adam Patton, CHMM

National Manager - Site Investigation Services

Adam Patton is National Manager of Site Investigation Services at PM Environmental, Inc. and has served clients in over  eight states since 2001.  He specializes in Phase II Environmental  Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation, Brownfield redevelopment, and environmental compliance. Patton has managed hundreds of Phase II ESAs and multiple USEPA Site Assessment Grants for municipal clients. His recent focus  includes serving commercial/industrial clients, developers, governmental agencies, and corporations.

Areas of expertise

  • Management of Site Investigation Services department, including field services, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation services, 
  • Brownfields incentives, and regulatory compliance services
  • Manage large industrial and manufacturing plant decommissioning and site/Brownfields redevelopment including building hazardous material surveys, asbestos abatement and demolition, wastewater treatment operation/decommissioning, hazardous waste soil and groundwater remediation and management, and storm and erosion control management plans
  • Project manager for Phase II and Phase III ESA projects
  • Implementation of various site assessment standards and professional protocol and commercial lending requirements (ASTM E1527, ASTM E1528, ASTM E1903, ASTM E2600)
  • Experience in compliance with various state storage tank, remediation, and waste management  regulatory programs/requirements, including 
  • Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee New Jersey, and Florida, and 
  • Federal  Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations
  • Extensive experience with providing field and management oversight of construction services during Underground Storage Tank (UST) and soil removal, demolition, and remedial system installation activities
  • Project manager for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCCs), and Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPPs)
  • Project manager for Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) projects and Documentation of Due Care Compliance (DDCC) plans in accordance with the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, P.A. 451 of 1994, Parts 201 and 213, and Continuing Obligations Plans in accordance with ASTM E2790 and CERCLA
  • Project manager for vapor encroachment, intrusion, and indoor air assessments in accordance various state (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey, etc.), federal (USEPA OSWER, OSHA), and industry/technical (ITRC, ASTM E2600) guidance and protocols 
  • Project manager for Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) and commercial/industrial projects, including removal and in-place closures, contaminant delineation and remediation using Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) procedures
  • Project manager for Brownfields redevelopment projects in accordance with the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, P.A. 381 of 1996


Michigan State University B.S. Environmental Studies; Specialization in Environmental Economics


Certified Hazardous Waste Materials 
Manager (No. 15457)
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120  Hazardous 
Waste Training to Level B 
Certified Storm Water Operator for A-1j 
Construction Sites (C-08487)
Class-A Commercial Drivers License 
Environmental Professional (EP) as defined in § 312.10 of 40 CFR 312
Qualified UST Consultant (QC) in Michigan

Advanced Training

ASTM Risk-Based Correction Action 
Applied at Petroleum Release Sites
NGWA Principals of Groundwater Flow, 
Transport, and Remediation.
USEPA Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure Training
MDEQ Sara Title III Emergency Planning
and Release Reporting
MDEQ-RRD Cleanup Criteria Training 
MDEQ Petroleum Vapor Intrusion Training 
Zweig White Principals Academy