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Phil Davis Joins HTSI

We are proud to announce that Phillip Davis, former Land Division Chief of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has joined Highland Technical Services, Inc. as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Phil served in various capacities during his more than 28 years with ADEM including with the Water Division, Air Division, Solid and Hazardous Wastes Branches and for the past 5 years, as the Chief of the Land Division. In that position, Phil was responsible for the implementation of Alabama’s regulations governing all aspects of waste management and remediation, including solid and hazardous wastes, underground storage tanks, and brownfields/voluntary cleanup program site redevelopment.  Phil also authored numerous ADEM regulations and drafted the 2008 amendments to the State’s Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act.  In 2016, Phil was chosen to serve on the Governor’s Solid Waste Management Task Force and participated in the development of new, statutory landfill siting requirements which took effect in 2017.

A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Phil graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, and has been active in a number of professional organizations including Alabama’s Water Environment Association, the Air & Waste Management Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Phil has a vast working knowledge of the environmental regulatory processes and requirements in Alabama as well as in neighboring states.  He is a welcomed addition to the Highland Technical team and should be a valuable resource to help HTSI better serve the interests of our clients.

3DMe Injections Complete

Highland Technical Services, Inc. with assistance from Regenesis and Atlas Environmental has successfully completed the injection of 32,170 gallons of 3DMe emulsion to address a chlorinated solvent plume at a site in Clanton, Alabama. The locations of injection included three lines of injection points upgradient of three areas of known contamination. An injection grid was established in the remaining area to address the former location of an above-ground storage tank (AST) used for the storage of trichloroethylene (TCE).

3DMe is engineered to be applied as a dilute suspension and has been determined to have unique subsurface distribution characteristics. Once injected into the subsurface, 3DMe provides a controlled release of organic acids to the water-bearing zone to stimulate reductive dechlorination in the impacted water over extended periods. 3DMe incorporates proven Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC®) patented technology in addition to an entirely new and unique proprietary molecule (patent pending) that is specifically designed to time release a combination of highly efficient electron donors.