Stephen M. Beckman

Sr. EHS Auditor and Compliance Specialist

Sr. EHS Auditor and Compliance Specialist sbeckman@gs-legal.com Steve is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. He has over eighteen years of environmental health and safety experience. Steve's broad environmental expertise includes conducting multi-media EH&S audits, acting as a liaison between government, regulatory agency, vendor, and stakeholder groups on environmental issues, and managing air emission, wastewater, hazardous waste, hazard communication, and emergency response programs. Steve's experience spans the entire project life cycle from feasibility study and design, through construction, operation, and decommissioning, and includes both program implementation and field oversight. He has performed multi-media compliance audits throughout the U.S., as well as in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and South America. His audit expertise includes air emissions, wastewater and storm water discharges, spill prevention activities, radioactive waste, hazardous waste, health and safety programs, and hazardous materials transportation requirements. He has also participated in many multi-disciplinary health, safety, and environmental assessments during new facility construction and startup. Steve has directed preparation, submittal, and regulatory approval of CERCLA remedy selection and implementation documents, and has managed air, wastewater, and hazardous waste permit programs, including preparation/submittal of permit applications, reports and regulatory deliverables. He has negotiated permit conditions, dispute resolution agreements, and compliance agreements. Steve also has significant experience overseeing construction activities and day-to-day production operations. In addition to EHS program implementation and oversight, Steve is a regulatory trainer. He has prepared and presented EHS training programs and participated in EHS stakeholder involvement activities. Steve also understands strategic planning and operations planning in a manufacturing environment and has petrochemical process engineering experience. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Xavier University in 2005.

Back