J. Adam Patton, CHMM

Adam Patton is Vice President at PM Environmental, Inc. and has served clients in over eight states since 2001.  He specializes in risk evaluation, strategy development, and implementation of multidisciplinary projects including environmental due diligence, site investigation, remediation, Brownfield redevelopment, environmental compliance, and those involving emerging contaminants. His focus includes serving commercial and industrial clients, developers, local governments, state governmental agencies, and corporations. Adam Patton previously served as PM’s National Manager of Site Investigation Services.

Areas of expertise

  • Program director and senior project manager for large industrial and manufacturing plant decommissioning and site/Brownfield redevelopment projects including building hazardous material surveys, asbestos abatement and demolition, wastewater treatment operation/decommissioning, hazardous and nonhazardous waste management, soil and groundwater remediation and management, exposure control implementation, and storm and erosion control management
  • Senior project manager for Phase II and Phase III Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) projects
  • Implementation of various site assessment standards and professional protocol and commercial lending requirements (ASTM E1527, ASTM E1528, ASTM E1903, ASTM E2600)
  • Compliance with various state storage tank, remediation, and waste management  regulatory programs/requirements, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and Federal  Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations
  • Extensive experience with providing strategy development, project management, and field oversight/execution of construction services during Underground Storage Tank (UST) removal, soil, groundwater and waste removal, demolition, and remedial system installation activities
  • Senior project manager for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), Spill  Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCCs), and Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPPs)
  • Senior project manager for Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA), Response Activity, Corrective Action, 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
  • Senior project manager for vapor encroachment/intrusion, indoor air assessments, and vapor mitigation implementation in accordance various state, federal (USEPA OSWER, OSHA), and industry/technical (ITRC, ASTM E2600) guidance and protocols 
  • Senior 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
  • Senior project manager for Brownfield redevelopment projects in accordance with the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, P.A. 381 of 1996 and various state-specific Brownfield programs


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